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Flat-Panel Mount: Chief CM8T15U Automated Tilt Mount 

PRO AV Editors

The CM8T15U from Chief is an automated tilt mount that automatically tilts when the mounted TV is turned on and returns to its original low-profile position when the TV is powered off....

No Place Like Home: A Resi Install 

Linda Seid Frembes

The 31,000-square-foot Monarch Resort Club at Trilogy, a community by Shea Homes, is the centerpiece for residents of this exclusive 1,200-home development along the coast of central California. Once inside, the high-end interior design by Design Lines of Greenwood Village, Colo., and the discrete AV systems installed by Jensen AV of Santa Barbara, Calif., ensure residents never want to leave....

Home Builders Weigh in on Custom Electronics 

Brad Grimes

The new home market may never bounce back to pre-recession levels. But if builders themselves are any indication, including AV and home systems in new construction will remain as important as ever....

Buyer's Guide to Video Mounts 

PRO AV Editors

Pros know there?s more to a mount than what holds a display or projector in place. From wall to ceiling mounts, slim to ultraslim, large-venue to short-throw, there?s a lot to consider. And it seems that now, more than ever, manufacturers are tuning in to what integrators need....

Angels in the Outskirts: Telemedicine in Action 

David Essex

Known as the Antenatal and Neonatal Guidelines, Education, and Learning System (ANGELS), the program employs conferencing technology to virtually transport a medical specialist to wherever the mother and child live and allow the doctor to perform many of the same examinations they would in person....

Telemedicine: Life, Death and AV? 

David Essex

AV professionals can't often say that their work involves life-or-death issues, but in the growing health care niche known as telemedicine, they can. In fact, ensuring high-quality, reliable video signals is a non-negotiable objective of every telemedicine project....

InfoComm 09 Recap: Five Hot New Products 

Brad Grimes

Despite the economic gloom and doom of the first half of the year, organizers and attendees of June's InfoComm 09 trade show sounded pleased with the show's results....

Mirrored TV: Through the Looking Glass 

Kimberly R. Griffin

In a nod to the hospitality industry, Majestic Mirror and ToteVision have partnered to produce something called the Mirrored TV, a dual-function, commercial-grade LCD TV and customizable mirror....

Wireless Intercom: Clear-Com Tempest2400 Wireless Intercom System 

PRO AV Editors

The new Tempest2400 wireless intercom system from Clear-Com operates in a license-free frequency band where interference from other wireless products isn't likely, according to the company....

George Massenburg, Engineer and Inventor 

Sam Berkow

George Massenburg, celebrated recording engineer and producer, authored and presented the seminal paper on parametric equalization at the 1972 Audio Engineering Society convention. His company, GML, produces equipment for recording applications, including the recent GML 2032 Mic Pre and Parametric EQ....

Q&A with Utz Baldwin, CEDIA 

Brad Grimes

PRO AV sits down with Baldwin, a one-time electronic systems contractor who is now CEO of the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA), which represents home systems integrators. CEDIA co-sponsors Integrated Systems Europe with InfoComm....

HDMI: Take It or Leave It 

Pete Putman, CTS, ISF

In case you hadn't noticed lately, there's been a big change in the connector panel of your new projectors, monitors, and video interfaces. Along with the usual composite, S-video, component, and 15-pin VGA jacks, you're more likely to find an HDMI connector these days than a DVI connector....

A Bittersweet Spotlight Awards 

Brad Grimes

Electro-voice. Had PRO AV managing editor Patricia Hurley been sitting beside me this past May at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Doylestown, Pa., I'm reasonably certain she would have looked up and noted the Electro-Voice loudspeakers in the church sanctuary. Unfortunately, and very sadly, I was in Doylestown to attend a funeral mass for Patricia, who passed away suddenly just days before....

Green is the New Black 

Midori Connolly

Developments about the regulations that govern sustainability and green business are crucial in their own way. This time around, columnist Midori Connolly gets into the business side of sustainability and, more specifically, how AV pros can stand to profit from the green AV movement....

LEED and Sausage Making 

Thom Mullins, CTS

Laws are like sausages: It is better not to see them being made. That's been on columnist Thom Mullin's mind lately since the release of the LEED for Schools rating system, particularly as it pertains to acoustical credits....

AV Acoustics: Collective Wisdom 

Linda Seid Frembes

Four experts, including Acoustical Design Collaborative's Neil Thompson Shade, offer their advice on working in four different environments....

Video Switcher: Vaddio ControlViewXHD 6x1 

PRO AV Editors

The new ControlView XHD 6x1 video switcher from Vaddio is an automated robotic PTZ camera controller with HD, RGBHV, and SD video switching, video transitions, and camera preset trigger capabilities....

Video Distribution: New Extron Digital Switchers 

PRO AV Editors

Extron recently rolled out a slew of DVI, HDMI, and DisplayPort products, including modular and fixed I/O DVI and HDMI matrix switchers in sizes up to 16x16, new DVI switchers with up to eight inputs, DVI and HDMI cables in lengths up to 200 feet, and a new line of DisplayPort cables and adapters designed for use in commercial AV systems....

HDMI Switchers: Crestron 8x1 & 8x2 HDMI Switchers 

PRO AV Editors

Crestron introduced the HD-MD8x1 and HD-MD8x2 HDMI switchers. The pair supports every HDTV format specified in HDMI 1.3a, computer resolutions up to 1920x1200, as well as DVI and DisplayPort multimode computer signals, according to the company....

Classroom Control: Kramer SummitView 

PRO AV Editors

Kramer's new SummitView products were designed for education and small-group presentation applications, according to the company....

Subwoofer: WorxAudio TrueLineX115-P Bass Extension System 

PRO AV Editors

WorxAudio's new TrueLine Series X115-P bass extension system features a compact form factor, well suited to flown array clusters in fixed installations, according to the company....

Video Switching/Processing: Christie Spyder X20 

PRO AV Editors

The new Christie Spyder X20 is a combination universal routing switcher and video processor for midsize applications. It comes in two models: The Spyder X20-1608 features 16 inputs and 8 outputs; the Spyder X20-0808 has 8 inputs and 8 outputs....

HDMI Extension Kit: Hall Research UH-1C HDMI 

PRO AV Editors

The UH-1C from Hall Research is an HDMI over Cat-5 extension kit. It allows users to extend full 1080p HDTV or PC video along a single Cat-5e or Cat-5 cable, promising video signal integrity in an uncompressed digital format, says the company....

Dual-Port Amplifiers: Crown Macro-Tech Series 

PRO AV Editors

Crown announced three new models in its Macro-Tech i series of amplifiers?the MA-5000i, MA-9000i, and MA-12000i. Crown officials say the Macro-Tech i series has patented Class-I circuitry, which delivers greater power while reducing the amplifier's weight by more than half....

Large Digital Signage Screen: Da-Lite Holo Digital Signage Screen 

PRO AV Editors

The new Holo Screen from Da-Lite is a large-format projection screen for digital signage applications. Designed specifically for high-ambient light environments and point-of-sale applications, the Holo Screen is available in sizes up to 106 or 120 inches diagonally, depending on aspect ratio....

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