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January 2014

Tech Showcases

Mounts and Racks

By Bennett Liles

The devices shown here illustrate the trend toward innovation and creative functionality in mounts and racks. ...

Display Monitors

By Christopher Maione

In this month’s showcase we look at commercial-grade flatpanel displays, sizes 70in. to 84in. ...

Columns & Features

Meet PlainJoe

By Cynthia Wisehart • Photos by Edward McGowan

PlainJoe Studios understands mission. Most of the principals and staff are tightly involved in their churches as community members, leaders, and pastors....

Distributed Versus Centralized Player Architecture in Digital Signage Deployments

By Dave Haar

There are several very important considerations you need to take into account as you propose your final design to your customers. ...

How “Noise-scapes” Are Affecting Us

By Justin O’Connor, Product Manager, Audio, Biamp Systems

Study after study has revealed that today’s omnipresent “noise-scapes” are negatively affecting worker satisfaction, classroom learning, and healthcare effectiveness, leading architects, interior designers, and engineers to rethink the sound and acoustics behind our vibrant, even beautifully designed surroundings. ...

NewTek in the Worship Space, Part 1

With Bennett Liles

With a big congregation, the Community of Christ Church in Independence, Mo., also plays host to local graduations and many other events. The tech crew has to be ready for anything, and they have a long history of using NewTek video gear....

NewTek in the Worship Space, Part 2

With Bennett Liles

Every church and congregation has its own personality and that’s being conveyed more and more on video. NewTek's Philip Nelson is here to give us the company’s side of the picture....

Supplement: High Resolution Systems 

High Resolution Systems is a special eBook produced by the editors of Sound & Video Contractor. Powerful projectors and speakers intensify the AV experience. Fill out form below to gain immediate access....

Ultra HD Guide 

Everything you need to know about what's happening with ultra HD....

The Buzz

Lab Audio

Biamp Systems’ Audia/Nexia audio solution combination are now installed in the newly built Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Colorado....

InfoComm Needs Mentors and Business Speakers

InfoComm is seeking experienced and trusted AV professionals to build relationships and advise newcomers to the AV industry. ...

InfoComm Membership Elects 2014 Board Members

InfoComm International is pleased to announce election results for the 2014 InfoComm International Board of Directors....

InfoComm International to Offer Discounted and Free Training at ISE 2014

InfoComm International announced that it will offer free and discounted InfoComm University training to attendees of Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), 4-6 Feb. 2014, at the Amsterdam RAI. ...

No Installer is an Island

This industry is full of problem solvers. It’s practically in every job description (or should be). Home technology professionals know how to get things done, but in the midst of gutting things out and trying to find more time in the day it can often feel like you’re an island – isolated and alone. ...

Reviews

Yamaha MGP24X Review

Reviewer: John McJunkin

The MGP is a hybrid console, with an analog channel path but with plenty of digital features, as well, including DSP and USB connectivity. ...

Aviom A360 Personal Monitor System Review

Reviewer: John McJunkin

Aviom has raised the bar with its latest offering—the A360 personal mixer, introduced at Winter NAMM 2013....

Education Supplement

Products for the Education Market

A handful of some the latest products for the classroom, including displays, document cameras, iPad accessories, and projectors....

Project Lead The Way

Cited by the Harvard Graduate School of Education as a “model for 21st century career and technical education,” Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a non-profit organization that provides Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) education through its curriculum programs that are used in middle and high schools across the United States. ...

Hall County Schools’ Academies of Discovery

The design of Hall County Schools’ Academies of Discovery emphasizes cutting-edge technology—wireless mobile technology, cloud computing, and a range of other tools—that foster interaction, collaboration, and communication. ...

Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business

To provide its business students with real-world systems they would use in corporate environments, New York’s Fordham University called on Cerami & Associates to outfit its Gabelli School of Business with spaces that mimic trends in workplace design. ...

New Products

Denon Professional DN-700R Network Audio Recorder

Denon Professional has released the DN-700R network SD/USB audio recorder....

Gefen DVI KVM Over IP Extender

Gefen announced the DVI KVM over IP extender with local DVI output....

tvONE 1T-VS-668 universal video scaler/switcher

The 1T-VS-668 video scaler is a commercial switcher/scaler with versatile format conversion and multi-output routing capability....

Extron SoundField SF 26X Ceiling Speakers

Extron has announced the SoundField SF 26X, a two-way ceiling speaker featuring an open back and coaxial dual driver design for use in non-plenum airspace environments....

Meyer Sound MJF-210 Stage Monitor

Meyer Sound has introduced the self-powered MJF-210 low-profile stage monitor....

Kramer VP-460 Scaling Switcher

Kramer has introduced the VP-460, a scaling switcher for computer graphics video, SDI, and composite video, along with unbalanced stereo audio signals....

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