A roundup of new products and servicesCut It OutArista...

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April 21, 1996|By Laura Barnhardt

A roundup of new products and services

Cut It Out

Arista Technologies Inc. has a new product for your home-entertainment center -- a device that fast-forwards through television commercials on taped programs. Commercial Brake 500, as it's called, eliminates between eight and 16 minutes of commercials from each hour of taped programming. This version is easier to set up and use than last year's introductory model, which was designed for "high-end" users. Commercial Brake 500 retails for $199.95 and is available through Lifestyle Fascination. Call (800) 669-0987 (item number IBK360).

Ever Alert

Keeping in touch with home base can be easier with Pageout by At EEZ Security. The automatic paging system dials your digital or alphanumeric pager to notify you of telephone calls or of a tripped burglar alarm at home. It works with your existing security alarm, telephone answering machine and pager, so there's no need to buy new equipment. Pageout is available for $99.99 from At EEZ Security in Towson. For more information, call (410) 483-6211.

Fire Fighter

As you plan your spring home-improvement projects, consider making fire protection part of the job. Crestline Industries Inc., an Owings Mills-based fire and environmental safety company, offers NFP, a nontoxic, fire-retarding penetrant for any natural material. One treatment on interior wood is good for the life of the wood, according to Crestline. The company also offers fire-retardant products especially designed for use on decks, foams, metals and other surfaces. NFP is $32 per gallon (about 10 cents per square foot). To order or for more information, call (410) 654-9730.

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Pub Date: 4/21/96

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