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April 2014

Tech Showcases

Power Amplifiers

By Bennett Liles

Crammed with sophisticated features including DSP, multichannel signal routing, and networked control, power amplifiers have become much more complex and challenge their designers to keep operation as simple as possible. ...

Matrix Switchers

By Christopher Maione

Matrix switchers, in configurations as simple as 2x2 or as complex as 64x64 and larger, have become essential in achieving fast and reliable signal delivery. Here’s a look at a gamut of matrix switchers for both large and small AV applications. ...

Columns & Features

Arena and Stadium Wi-Fi

A Q&A from three industry insiders on the need for stadium and arena Wi-Fi and where the trend is heading....

Wi-Fi World

By Tim Kridel

For many AV integrators, stadiums and arenas are familiar territory. If that’s you, expect to see a lot more Wi-Fi on those job sites—both as an enabler for AV applications and a potential new professional services offering for your company. ...

Counterfeit Projector Lamps: Are You Buying or Selling Them?

By Dave Bethell, CEO of Just Lamps

The bulb used in a fake lamp will never be the one intended by the projector manufacturer. There is a high chance that the performance will be reduced. ...

On the Circuit

By Cynthia Wisehart

As we go to press, two important acquisitions were making the news, and tell a story about how important collaboration and communication technology will be....

Reviews

Mackie SRM550/SRM1850 Review

Reviewer: John McJunkin

The company now offers the SRM550, SRM650, and SRM1850—12in. and 15in. full-range speakers and an 18in. subwoofer, respectively. ...

Mackie 1642 VLZ4 Review

Reviewer: John McJunkin

The new VLZ4 series features a total of eight mixers ranging from four to 32 inputs. I got my hands on a 1642 VLZ4 model and put it through its paces....

The Buzz

Get Your AV Systems Energy Management Handbook

Thinking of applying the ANSI/INFOCOMM 4:2012 Audiovisual Systems Energy Management standard to your next project? ...

InfoComm Hosting Second Audio Visual Executive Conference

InfoComm International will be hosting its second annual AV Executive Conference and Golf Tournament Sept. 17-19, 2014, at the Omni Montelucia Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Ariz....

The World of AV Moves Forward at InfoComm

More than 10,000 of the hottest technology products from more than 950 companies will be featured at InfoComm 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 18-20, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Attendee registration is now available at infocommshow.org....

Hung Up on HDMI?

As we’ve started to learn our way around this essential “mother of all digital connections,” CEDIA has created a variety of guides, tools, and resources to help you decode this technology that sometimes causes grief. ...

Networked Audio Collaboration

A SymNet Edge Dante networked audio DSP system delivers high-quality audio for the library’s six videoconferencing systems, as well as background audio and paging services. ...

New Products

Alcons RR12 Point Source Array

The RR12 extends Alcons’ line-source technology into different applications....

Ocean Way Audio Montecito Loudspeaker

Ocean Way Audio has introduced its Montecito reference loudspeaker system, designed by Allen Sides....

Allen & Heath Qu-24 Mixer

The Qu-24 includes a touchscreen, Qu-Drive integrated multi-track recorder, dSNAKE for remote I/O and personal monitoring, multi-channel USB streaming to Mac, Qu-Pad control app, and iLive’s FX library....

Epson EX5230 Pro Projector

Epson has introduced the EX5230 Pro—its first EX-series retail projector with high brightness designed for large meeting rooms with ambient light....

Bose Dante Cards

Bose has introduced three new cards that bring Dante networking interoperability to Control-Space sound processors and PowerMatch power amplifiers....

Extron Global Configurator Professional Software

Extron’s Global Configurator Professional software is ideal for control systems and applications that range in scope from single-projector classrooms to large, elaborate control system designs....

Discover Video Digital Signage Application

Discover Video’s free Digital Signage Application, included with the company’s DEVOS premises or cloud media management system, is now available for Samsung Smart TV monitors....

Yamaha QL series digital consoles

Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems announced the worldwide launch of the QL series digital consoles, inheriting the CL series features such as all-in-one mixing, processing, and routing capability....

BenQ M7 Series Projectors

BenQ introduced additions to the M7 series of business projectors with the new MX768 and MW769....

Extron Pro Series Control Systems

Extron’s Pro Series Control Systems includes more than 40 Pro Series control products....

Revolabs FLX UC 500 USB Conference Phone

Revolabs’ new FLX UC 500 USB Conference Phone is designed specifically for conference rooms, small offices, and home offices....

Pioneer XY-Series Loudspeakers

Pioneer debuted the XY-Series, a smaller line of speakers that can be used to complement its GS-Wave system or used as a standalone system....

Gefen ToolBox Matrix Switchers for HDMI 4Kx2K

Gefen’s new ToolBox Matrix Switchers for HDMI 4Kx2K help build a 4K infrastructure for Ultra HD displays and the increasing availability of UHD content....

Crestron Connect It Presentation Interface

Delivering versatile connectivity, cable management, and one touch control, in an easy to install tabletop device, Crestron’s Connect It Presentation Interface enables clean cable installations....

Haivision Makito X Series Encoders

Haivision has expanded its Makito X Series of video encoders/decoders with the addition of new encoder configurations. ...

KNIPEX X-cut Cable Cutter

KNIPEX’s new X-Cut is a compact, lightweight, and precise box-joint diagonal cutter....

Radial SB5W Direct Box

Radial Engineering has announced the Radial SB5W, a wall-mount stereo direct box....

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