The Systems Depot, Hickory, N.C., addedSimply Automatedproducts to its distribution line, giving customers home automation products for retrofit and new construction applications.

The distributor also addedXantechproducts to its distribution line. Xantech’s product line includes LCD controllers, amplifiers, IR receivers, remote control switchers, modules and connecting blocks, emitters, volume controls and accessories.

SDi’s complete line of fire detector testing equipment and service equipment will be sold by The Systems Depot as well.SDi, Neptune, N.J., is a provider of professional test and service equipment for fire detection.

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Tri-Ed Distribution, an independent wholesale distributor of security and low-voltage products, added Jim Bolton as sales associate in its recently opened Pennsauken, N.J., branch. Bolton has over 20 years of security distribution experience and currently reserves a seat as chairman of the Events Committee for the Southeast region of the Pennsylvania Burglar & Fire Alarm Association. For more information,

ADI, Melville, N.Y., an audio/video, security and low voltage distributor, announced an alliance withPlanar Systems Inc. , Beaverton, Ore., a provider of specialty display solutions, to offer a comprehensive line of integration-ready specialty home theater display products.

The distributor also teamed withMicon Technology, Livonia, Mich., a provider of affordable online and wireless security products, to offer an easy-to-install line of IP network cameras. For more information,