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Video And Architectural Design 

Tim Cape, CTS-D

PRO AV has always affected building design and construction, although it may not have been considered as early in the process as it should have been. Each of the three fundamental components of pro AV systems: audio, video, and control has its own set of building design requirements....

The Future Of AV Media Distribution 

Pete Putman, CTS, ISF

Apple recently announced its newest iPod, which will play music videos and TV shows. Granted, image resolution is low (320x240 pixels), and it will take 15 to 20 minutes over a broadband connection to download a one-hour program....

Sign Of The Times 

Tim Kridel

The ubiquitous UPC bar code is giving way to radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, which are thin, thumbnail-size integrated circuits that retailers scan to get information about the products that they're attached to. Applications include tracking merchandise from the factory to the store shelf, catching shoplifted products, and identifying perishable goods that have passed their expiration date....

Peer Review- Doremi Labs Nugget HD 

Ronald Williams

The Doremi Nugget HD video player is a basic MPEG player for HD and SD content in any format. It plays back any compression bit rate up to 80 Mb/s, 4:2:2, or 4:2:0 without restrictions. It also has a built-in video up/downconverter. It plays back video at computer resolutions, NTSC, PAL, or HD video with HD-SDI, SDI, DVI, and composite video outputs....

Peer Review: Analog Way Natix 

Robert Plant

Peer Reviewer: Robert Plant, design engineer, Wild West Electronics, Reno, NV. Wild West Electronics specializes in the design, installation, and service of audio, video, lighting, and automation control systems for commercial, government, and residential applications....

New Products: December 2005 

PRO AV Editors

Terra indoor/outdoor subwoofer, DVIGear HDMI fiber optic cables, PLUS Vision Corp. of America DLP Projector ......

Designing Room Lighting For Videoconferencing 

Tim Cape, CTS-D

While the ultimate goal in videoconferencing is good interactivity between near- and far-end rooms, one common lighting design problem can be summed up in a question that's remained constant throughout the evolution of videoconferencing technology: How can you provide good, comfortable lighting to optimize the camera and video codec operation in an architectural environment rather than in a studio? Although it's a fairly simple question, the answer can be quite complicated....

Inside AVI 

John McKeon

At a time when many AV firms are finding it difficult to grow at all, the last three years for Tampa, FL-based Audio Visual Innovations Inc., have been nothing short of phenomenal. According to the company's executive management team, AVI will bring in about $200 million this year, an increase from about $170 million in 2004 ? and double the company's revenues from only three years ago....

AV Creates Paperless Boardroom 

Linda Seid Frembes

Although Boston is known for many great things, prime office space isn't always one of them. The downtown financial district has recently enjoyed some rejuvenation due, in part, to the construction of the 36-story State Street Financial Center at One Lincoln Street, the new corporate headquarters of Boston-based financial services provider State Street Corp....

Historical Site Adds Modern AV 

Paul Kramer

The Webb County Commissioner's Building in Laredo, TX, is home to the Commissioner's Court, a large meeting room where four commissioners, one judge, and six department directors decide the fate of civic proposals, budgets for county programs, and other local issues. Built in 1908, the Commissioner's Court was originally used as a criminal court....

Staging A Moment In History 

Dan Daley

Gerald Eisterhold, president of exhibit installation developer Eisterhold Associates Inc. in Kansas City, KS, faced an interesting challenge: recreating a historic moment in time at the Rosa Parks Museum in Montgomery, AL. The museum is based on such a moment, which took place on Dec. 1, 1955, when Parks, an African-American, refused to give up her seat on a city bus for a white person....

Pop Quiz: December 2005 

PRO AV Editors

Test your knowledge of projector lamps....

Fascinating Facts About Analog Video Formats 

PRO AV Editors

Q & A: BlackBerry's Interference 

PRO AV Editors

Q: We've been having problems with interference from BlackBerrys with our wireless mics. Is there any solution for this, other than asking for them to be turned off?...

Quantifying Speech Intelligibility With Electronic Measurement 

PRO AV Editors

Electronic speech intelligibility testing involves introducing a test signal into the room, and analyzing the signal at the listening position with an electronic measurement instrument. Here's how to measure speech intelligibility using the Rapid Speech Transmission Index (RaSTI)....

5-Minute Interview: Janine Masten 

PRO AV Editors

Full Compass, which also offers AV sales, repair, and rental services, recently launched its GearCast Series of podcasts, focusing on AV systems and industry issues....

When Tragedy Strikes 

Mark Mayfield

No doubt by now you've heard about the tragedy in Waco, TX, where a pastor performing a baptism was electrocuted when he reached for a microphone while standing in water. This incident highlights the importance for us as an industry to reflect on how such a thing could happen, and how to keep it from happening again....

Hiding Loudspeakers 

PRO AV Editors

Unlike video display equipment, loudspeakers are usually meant to be heard rather than seen....

Guide to Doing Business in Government AV 

PRO AV Editors

PRO AV's essential industry guide, with crucial tips for positioning your company to leverage: market trends, AV spending patterns, and economic factors that affect the market....

Manufacturer And End-User Relationships 

Tim Cape, CTS-D

Manufacturers are more focused on end-users than ever before, creating some ground-shifting consequences for integrators....

AV Firm Puts A New Spin On Service 

John McKeon

New thinking about maintenance agreements generates a major new revenue source for TEi....

Cedia Expo 2005 

Pete Putman, CTS, ISF

Price continues to remain a driving factor in this channel....

Welcome To The Funhouse 

Tim Kridel

HoloDek aims to be a one-stop shop for immersive AV in a town near you....

Peer Review- Leightronix Nexus Multichannel Video Server 

PRO AV Editors

The NEXUS system has also helped reduce our equipment costs. It replaced the following equipment at WNWC/CATV 6: an eight-channel routing switcher, five SUPER VHS decks, and a DVD player....

Peer Review- GTCO Calcomp Interwrite Schoolpad 400 

Kevin Talentino

The pad fits into the picture perfectly because of what it can do to make the learning environment interactive. The visual learning experience is accomplished by the large projected image....

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