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Capitalizing On Custom Software 

John McKeon

For New York City-based integrator Videosonic Systems, AV/IT convergence has not only changed the company's working environment, but has also helped create a new approach to product development with results that are boosting its bottom line....

Gotta Have The Pipes 

Pete Putman, CTS, ISF

I've been working on a multi-part training program that covers, the ?A to Z? of video signal interfacing and distribution. Sounds pretty mundane, doesn't it? After all, we simply select the appropriate interfaces, cable them up, turn on the power, and move on, right?...

Peer Review- JBL Vrx932la And Vrx918s 

Brian Bednar

Brian Bednar reviews the JBL VRX932LA line array and VRX918S subwoofer....

New Products: September 2005 

PRO AV Editors

Canon multimedia projectors and visualizer, Hall Research video splitter/switch, JBL in-ceiling loudspeakers ......

AES 2005 Product Preview 

PRO AV Editors

A sampling of products to be featured at the 119th AES Convention, October 7-10, in New York....

6 Reasons To Use Fiber On Your Next Project 

Grant Buckler

Connecting the right cable in the right place is obviously essential for pro AV systems integrators, but choosing the right type of cabling for the job can be just as important. We've all heard the stereotypes, as the fiber versus copper debate has been raging for more than a decade....

AV Keeps Large Company Connected 

Roger Maycock

Oil refinery installs an automated AV system to broadcast company meetings to employees working in separate locations....

AV Enhances Democratic Event 

Linda Seid Frembes

The highest-level decision-making forum in the world, the Organization of American States (OAS), held its 35th General Assembly meeting in June at the Broward County Convention Center (BCCC) in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Foreign ministers of the 34 democratic member nations attended the three-day summit, which focused on ?Delivering the Benefits of Democracy.?...

Hotel Takes Sound Approach 

Dan Daley

Special events, conferences, and conventions can account for as much as 40 percent of hotel revenues, according to the International Hotel & Restaurant Association. The Hilton Brighton Metropole hotel in Brighton, a popular convention and resort city in the southern county of Sussex, England, is one of many hotels around the world that has struggled to keep both its guests and its conventioneers happy when one group needs attention-getting sound from its audio system and the other just wants to get some sleep....

Pop Quiz: September 2005 

PRO AV Editors

Test Your Knowledge of Sound Transmission...

Fascinating Facts About Lumiere Brothers 

PRO AV Editors

The Lumi?re brothers, Auguste and Louis, were born in 1862 (Auguste) and 1864 (Louis) in Besancon, France....

Q & A: Multiple Live Video Feed 

PRO AV Editors

Is there an affordable method available for processing multiple live video feeds from surveillance cameras onto a videowall without overloading the processor or having to purchase an expensive processor?...

How To Calculate Skew Limits 

PRO AV Editors

Ideally, all of a video signal's components (R, G, B, and sync) should arrive at a display at exactly the same time. When they don't ? as a result of passing through multi-pair cable ? the condition is termed ?skew.? While a certain amount of skew usually isn't detrimental, the effect becomes more noticeable as the resolution level of the video source or the unshielded twisted pair (UTP) distance is increased....

5-Minute Interview: Sanju Khatri 

PRO AV Editors

Sanju Khatri, principal analyst, projection and large-screen displays, iSuppli, an El Segundo, CA-based electronics industry research firm. iSuppli provides research on interdependent parts of the electronics supply chain, including component and application markets, emerging technologies, inventory, component pricing, and manufacturing....

Find Your Niche 

Mark Mayfield

When you consider that the majority of AV systems integration firms are businesses with less than $5 million in annual revenue, you get the sense that ours is an industry with many niche players. In fact, this is a fairly good description of the pro AV industry in the United States, and given the products and services we provide, it's the correct model....

Managing Expectations 

Tim Cape, CTS-D

Having recently completed work on an ?AV Best Practices? book, I still have the process of delivering AV systems on my mind....

Selling Calibration Services 

John McKeon

Can you make any money providing a service that customers either don't know exists, don't realize they need, or don't want to pay for because they think someone has already done it? The service is calibration....

Hitting The Mark 

Pete Putman, CTS, ISF

Ironically, as cathode-ray tube (CRT) imaging continues its slow march into oblivion, it's still the most accurate way to reproduce color of any electronic imaging technology....

Nice Gesture 

Tim Kridel

Raytheon's gesture-technology demo ? called Interactive Gestural Exploitation and Tools (IGET) ?consists of an off-the-shelf DLP projector and special gloves embedded with reflective beads....

Peer Review-Logical Solutions VIS-3 

Tim Siglin

The Logical Solutions VIS-3 DVI Extender consists of a transmitter and receiver unit ? each of which contains a single ST-type fiber connector and a DVI-D female connector....

New Products: July 2005 

PRO AV Editors

Ergotron flat-panel mounts, Sennheiser ultra-directional loudspeaker, Lectrosonics audio transmitter ......

How I Got Into The AV Business 

Linda Seid Frembes

For some, AV has always been a passion; for others, it was a job that turned into something more. Either way, it seems that AV workers tend to have a better-than-average chance for a diverse biography than some of their professional peers from other industries....

InfoComm 2005 Hot Products 

PRO AV Editors

Twelve products you absolutely should have seen at InfoComm 2005....

Breaking Into The Sports AV Business 

Tom Zind

It's the contract of your dreams. Your NCAA Division I alma mater is planning a multi-million dollar renovation to its football stadium that includes a new PA system, a fiber optic cabling upgrade, scoreboard video, and AV toy-laden skyboxes....

Trends In Sports AV Design 

Tom Zind

In their quest to excite, entertain, sell, and market, sporting venues of all shapes and sizes are deploying cutting-edge AV systems at a clip that's keeping everyone from architects to construction companies to AV systems consultants and integrators busy....

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