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Consumer vs. Pro: One of These Things is Not Like the Others 

Dan Tynan

Call it Best Buy Blowback or Wal-Mart's Revenge. Dirt-cheap prices on consumer electronics have spurred growth in the commercial AV market. More than ever, organizations are looking to deploy flat-panel displays and other high-end gear?but they want to do it at the rock-bottom prices they see at big-box stores....

Stadium AV: Mine's Bigger Than Yours 

Daniel Frankel

When it was completed just before the start of the Atlanta Braves' 2005 baseball season, Turner Field's $10 million, 71-foot-tall, 79-foot-wide LED screen made the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest high-definition display ever made. Of course, this being the Steroid Era in pro sports, Turner Field's benchmark didn't last long....

It Doesn't Take a Genius 

David Essex

The Illinois Institute of Technology, just south of Chicago's famed downtown Loop, is the kind of place that isn't likely to tolerate outmoded technology. So when IIT began an upgrade of its classroom AV systems to bolster both its distance-learning and AV capabilities, it knew that the existing equipment would have to go, and that the rooms themselves would need to be reconfigured....

Nice Shot, Mate: AV Down under 

Daniel Frankel

Clocked at nearly 150 MPH, Andy Roddick's serve was the fastest recorded at last January's Australian Open tennis tournament. But that speed was no match for the integrated network that distributed the radar gun's data throughout Melbourne Park, the sprawling sports facility that hosts the Grand Slam event....

Test Your Knowledge of AV to the Stars 

PRO AV Editors

What celebrity used JBL Pro VERTEC line arrays at an appearance in Buenos Aires? If you can guess, you really know your AV....

More Megahertz, Less Flicker 

PRO AV Editors

Flat-panels may seem commoditized these days, but manufacturers continue to look for ways to improve their products. One way is to boost motion performance with 120 Hz processing technology, which effectively doubles the rate at which a moving image is refreshed on-screen....

Q&A with Doug Hall, The Whitlock Group 

PRO AV Editors

Hall is CEO of The Whitlock Group, a $135 million AV integration firm in Richmond, Va. Recently The Whitlock Group announced the formation of the Global Presence Alliance with European integrator Impact Marcom....

InfoComm 08: Turn Out the Lights 

Brad Grimes

At press time, InfoComm figured more than 34,600 people from 93 countries attended Info-Comm 08, which was more than the organization's pre-show estimates and nearly 10 percent more than last year?a sign, many say, that the industry remains strong, at least for now, during trying economic times....

Great Expectations?In HD 

Brad Grimes

Giving your customers what they want won't always be a no-brainer....

NSCA Weathers Floodwaters 

PRO AV Editors

NSCA staff returned to the association's headquarters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, despite the area's news-making flood....

Canon to Build Green on Long Island 

PRO AV Editors

Canon USA will file site plans with the Town of Huntington, N.Y., for a new corporate headquarters facility for Canon Americas....

Neumann Celebrates with Studio Mic Launch 

PRO AV Editors

Neumann is celebrating its 80th anniversary by launching the TLM 67 studio microphone....

DT Research Expands Display Sizes 

PRO AV Editors

DT Research used InfoComm to showcase a new selection of display sizes for its WebDT digital signage system....

Vizio Releases $599 Plasmas 

PRO AV Editors

Vizio announced that its two newest plasma models, the 42-inch VP422 and 32-inch VP322, will be available for $799 and $599 respectively....

Meyer Open Around the Clock 

PRO AV Editors

Meyer Sound launched a 24-hour worldwide technical consultation phone line in addition to the company's customer support program....

Avocent Restructures, Plans Business Unit Sale 

PRO AV Editors

Avocent Corp. initiated a plan to enhance competitiveness, improve efficiency, and reduce the company's cost structure....

NSCA Awards Members 

PRO AV Editors

NSCA Executive Director awarded the winners of Educator of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, and Volunteer of the Year during InfoComm 08....

Electric Screen: Elite Screens Kestrel 

PRO AV Editors

The Kestrel projection screen is Elite Screens newest screen. It is a premium-grade, mobile, electric, floor-rising screen designed for executive presentations, formal functions, or residential home theater rooms that require an alternative to fixed-wall or ceiling-mounted screens....

DLP Projector: BenQ SP920 DLP 

PRO AV Editors

The latest DLP projector from BenQ is the SP920, with 6000 lumens and BrilliantColor processing....

Digital Processing Node: NION nX nodes & MediaMatrix NION NWare 1.4.2 

PRO AV Editors

In addition to upgrades and new hardware for the NION programmable digital audio processing node, MediaMatrix, a division of Peavey, has a new version of its NWare software....

Projectors: NEC NP905 and NP901W 

PRO AV Editors

NEC announces two new sets of projectors. For business and education applications, the NP905 and NP901W include wireless capability for network use as well as Silicon Optix HQV motion video quality....

Extenders: Adder AdderLink X50, X50-Multiscreen, and X-DVI extenders 

PRO AV Editors

Adder launches the AdderLink X50, X50-Multiscreen, and X-DVI extenders....

Amps and Switchers: Extron Electronics P/2 DA8/12 VGA Amps 

PRO AV Editors

Extron Electronics introduces VGA and stereo audio distribution amplifi ers: the P/2 DA8 (shown), with eight outputs, and the P/2 DA12, with 12 outputs....

Flat-Panel Mount: Peerless Industries Slimline 

PRO AV Editors

The new Slimline universal mounting solutions from Peerless Industries are the company?s thinnest?only 0.4 inches allowing each mount to position a flatpanel display 0.4 inches from the wall....

Controller: SP Controls Pixie DCM+ 

PRO AV Editors

The Pixie DCM+ from SP Controls is an AV device controller that increases user options with features such as RS232 control, automatic device shutdown after inactivity, and an optional real-time clock module that enables automatic shutdown at a specific time....

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