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December 2013

Tech Showcases

Digital Signage Systems

By Bennett Liles

Digital signage systems and components have been getting simpler to operate while becoming more sophisticated in their options. ...

Cables and Connectors

By Mike McIntyre, CTS-D, EST-L2+

From our old established friends such as XLR and 3.5mm stereo cables to a maturing HDMI and DisplayPort world, we all depend on these components to get the full functionality out of the devices to which they are connected. In this showcase, we will take a look at some of the best of those aforementioned components along with bulk cabling and connectors....

Columns & Features

On the Circuit

By Cynthia Wisehart

The most recent AVAD Vendopalooza event took place on a brilliant and frosty (for Los Angeles) day, punctuated with the odd gale force wind....

Bold Engineering 2013: 30 Most Innovative Products

Innovation could mean a lot of things—from years of R&D to a stroke of inspiration, and we acknowledged both mechanical innovations and electronic ones. ...

Next Generation AV

By Bill Seamans, CTS-D

In today’s radically evolving industry, it’s more challenging than ever for AV contractors to know which trends to keep up with. ...

PEG Station Broadcasts with Broadcast Pix, Part 1

With Bennett Liles

They’re called PEG stations; public access, education, and government television at the local level and connecting the community through cable TV and the Internet. At Belmont Media Center in Massachusetts, they’re doing it with Broadcast Pix production gear and Executive Director Jeff Hansell is here to give us the story....

PEG Station Broadcasts with Broadcast Pix, Part 2

With Bennett Liles

When a local PEG TV station takes it to the street with volunteer crew people they have to do quick training and make it easy. ...

Audio for Multi-use Auditorium, Part 1

With Bennett Liles

When Schofield Hall on the campus of the University of Wisconsin got a total renovation, Audio Architects of Chippewa Falls was called in to outfit the place with Renkus-Heinz Iconyx IC Live arrays. ...

Audio for Multi-use Auditorium, Part 2

With Bennett Liles

Schofield Hall on the campus of the University of Wisconsin has to handle everything from lectures to music acts and Audio Architects came up with a sound system that does both with Renkus-Heinz arrays, a Yamaha mixer, and a videowall. ...

The Buzz

Consistent Satellite Campus Audio

NewSpring Church of Anderson, S.C., has experienced tremendous growth. The church has commissioned L-Acoustics-certified provider LMG Systems Integration of Orlando, Fla., to design and install KARAi systems in its new locations, staring with Columbia and Greenwood campuses. ...

Remote Amp Control

One of the luxuries afforded the staff and management at Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern in Dana Point, Calif., is the new Ashly Remote iPad App for, which provides customized control of the two Ashly ne8250pe network 8-channel amps with onboard Protea DSP processing....

Enhancing the Patient Experience

By using the latest interactive digital signage technology incorporating social media, the Champlin clinic provides an engaging tool to educate patients on their condition while offering a welcome distraction during their stay....

Setting the Bar

Provided by CEDIA

How are you setting your business up for success? Or are you? ...

Reviews

Crestron Saros IC8T In-ceiling Speaker Review

Reviewer: John McJunkin

The Crestron Saros IC8T is a two-way, in-ceiling speaker enclosed in an aluminum backcan and with an 8in. LF driver and 1in. horn-loaded HF driver. ...

NEC PE401H Review

Reviewer: Christopher Maione

The NEC PE401H delivers high-end features in a projector that exudes quality, versatility, and efficiency with a very competitive price point (less than $2,000)....

Rental & Stage Special Section

The Business of Interactive 

By Midori Connolly
As I’ve crisscrossed the country this past year speaking to AV professionals, I have worked to spread the gospel of interactive technologies....

Analog Way Launches QuickVu Tri-Scaler Mixer / Switcher  

Analog Way is launching the QuickVu, a new Mixer / Seamless Switcher with 3 Scalers. QuickVu is based on Analog Way’s new Midra platform, the core of a brand new line of mid-range Mixers / Seamless Switchers. The Midra platform consists of 6 products: QuickVu, QuickMatriX, SmartMatriX2, Pulse2, Saphyr and Eikos2....

Peavey Electronics Releases PVM 44 and PVM 50 Microphones 

Peavey Electronics, manufacturer of musical instruments and audio equipment, has released the latest additions to its PVM series of professional microphones with the PVM 44 and PVM 50. ...

tvONE Universal Video Scaler/Switcher  

tvONE’s new 1T-VS-668 Video Scaler is a commercial switcher/scaler with versatile format conversion and multi-output routing capability....

HES Hog 4 Version 2.0 Software  

High End Systems has released a new version of their Hog 4 software. ...

New Products

Panasonic Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 Tablet

The Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 is a 20in. tablet with a 4K-resolution display....

Symetrix SymQ Estimate Software

Symetrix has introduced SymQ, an online planning tool that allows users to quote and launch the design of SymNet DSP systems....

Symetrix SymQ Estimate Software

Symetrix has introduced SymQ, an online planning tool that allows users to quote and launch the design of SymNet DSP systems....

Extron CTR8 Closure Control Module

Extron Electronics has introduced the CTR 8, a control module that adds contact closure control to most RS-232 controllable scaling switchers....

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