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2009 Best House of Worship AV Project 

PRO AV Editors

Eastlake was a true collaboration between integrator and architect. Within guidelines, the team at Southern California Sound Image helped direct the building's interior geometry and finishes to meet the project's acoustical and AV performance goals....

2009 Best Museum AV Project 

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From its Morrison Planetarium, to its Water Planet exhibit, to its Hearst Forum 3D Cinema, the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco represents one of the most impressive AV integrations of the past year. Since opening in September 2008, it has achieved LEED Platinum status and dazzled visitors from around the world....

2009 Judges' Award: The Comcast Experience 

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David Niles' Comcast Experience is a lot of things. It's a corporate AV installation, an AV technology marvel, an entertainment masterpiece, and a Philadelphia tourist attraction. It's a 83.3-foot-wide by 25.4-foot-high LED wall, built from 6,771 Barco NX-4 LED modules delivering 10 million total pixels. Its original high-definition content was developed, choreographed, and filmed by Niles Creative Group. And it defies simple AV integration labels....

2009 Judges' Award: Harvard Decision Science Laboratory 

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Now here's a different kind of integration project. Premier Network Solutions was tasked with integrating AV with a human physiological monitoring system from Mindware Technologies at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. The latter wanted to study how human emotional and physical responses to stimulation affect their decisions....

2009 Judges' Award: College Basketball Experience 

PRO AV Editors

The College Basketball Experience in Kansas City, Mo., is certainly immersive. As you enter, you hear a pre-game pep talk. Full-motion video and fan noise swirl when you walk through the tunnel. Then suddenly you're in the middle of it all, shooting free throws against the backdrop of a hostile crowd or handling play-by-play in a TV studio....

Digital Signage Software Lament 

Kris Vollrath, CTS

The vast majority of digital signage software tools are designed with a power user in mind, or at the very least a user who will learn the application intimately and be responsible for its use. And although the tools range from simplistic to sophisticated, they all have something in common: They weren't designed for the masses. And that's a problem....

Sharp Adds LEDs to Aquos 

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Sharp Electronics recently unveiled the LE700 Aquos LED, an LCD TV series that provides lower power consumption than average LCD TVs, combining Sharp's Aquos LCD technology will a full-array LED backlight system....

Projectiondesign Shipping New F22 

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Projectiondesign said it is now shipping its new F22 projector in both WUXGA and 1080p resolution versions. The new projectors use Philips' new VIDI technology for improved color reproduction and management, as well as enhanced image quality and performance predictability....

Signage Seen as R&D Boon for 3D 

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3D systems. The UK-based research firm says vast numbers of static poster sites are prime candidates for replacement by 3D digital billboards, while theme parks, museums, casinos, and flagship retail stores also offer optimal real estate for installations....

Green Display Expo Rescheduled 

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Insight Media rescheduled its Green Display Expo for Oct. 27 in Washington, D.C. Insight Media says the conference will be the first to focus on the growing importance of a green display strategy that incorporates technology, policy, regulatory compliance, and business issues....

DoE E-Rates HaiVision Products 

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HaiVision Network Video announced that the company's video networking solutions have been listed as E-Rate products by the U.S. Department of Education. With this designation and the help of federal funding, HaiVision solutions are now more easily accessible to eligible educational institutions....

Black Box Debuts New Fiber Extender 

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Black Box, which makes products for the digital signage market, recently announced its new DVI-D Single-Link Fiber Extender. The new device is designed to extend high-resolution DVI-D video up to 1,312 feet over a single fiber, according to the company making it particularly suitable for digital signage applications....

Clockaudio Launches Retractable Mics 

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British microphone manufacturer Clockaudio recently launched the Retracta Series of retractable microphones for the boardroom table....

Sanyo Appoints New Group Director of Marketing 

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Sanyo North America's Consumer Solutions Division has appointed Sam L. Malik as director of marketing for the Presentation Technologies Group. Among his responsibilities are new channel development, dealer communications (including sales programs), advertising, trade shows, product launches, and public relations....

Whitlock Group Addresses Government Sector with New Hire 

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The Whitlock Group has announced the addition of Phillip Reyes as director of government sales. The Whitlock Group provides design, consultation, engineering, integration, and service of audiovisual, videoconferencing, video production, broadcast, digital signage, streaming, and related technologies....

LG CNS Appoints Vet to Direct Solution Sales 

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LG CNS, the integration arm of LG, has named Tony Turiello to the position of senior account executive of business development. Turiello will focus on expanding sales of LG CNS solutions in diverse areas, such as digital billboards, sports, entertainment, gaming, spectaculars, mobile applications, and new building construction and renovation projects....

Almo Fleshes Out Pro AV Team 

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Almo Corp., a U.S. distributor of consumer and commercial electronics and appliances, announced that it has appointed Steve Stacy as regional sales director for the western U.S. in its new value-added professional AV division....

Polycom Hires Former Competitor 

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Polycom announced that 28-year technology industry and sales veteran Andrew M. Miller has joined Polycom as executive vice president for global field operations. Miller's hire is notable because of past sales executive roles at companies such as Tandberg and Cisco, Polycom competitors in the visual communications space....

NSCA Insurance Program Gains More Members 

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The National Systems Contractor Association (NSCA) said it has added 900 more industry employees to its SystemsPlus Health Solutions insurance program in the last two weeks. Mitek Electronics and Communications Group was the most recent company to switch insurance providers and join the industry-specific NSCA program....

Teleris Partners With AVI Systems 

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As more AV integrators position themselves to succeed in telepresence and videoconferencing, Teliris, a provider of telepresence and collaboration systems, announced a strategic partnership with AVI Systems, an AV integrator serving the Midwest....

AVTEQ Debuts Telemedicine Cart 

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AVTEQ, which makes videoconferencing carts and mounts, has its eye on the telemedicine market with its new mobile cart offering. The AVTEQ TMP-600 Telemedicine Cart is for use in clinics and medical offices tending to remote patient care....

Calypso Announces School Grants 

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AV control manufacturer Calypso Systems has awarded grants to three U.S. schools through its Be Heard School Grant program presented by the Calypso School First Foundation. The Be Heard School Grant will provide schoolwide Calypso WCM-RF sound-field reinforcement systems and installation to the three winners....

Community Offers Sub Simulation Software 

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Community Professional has introduced S4 (Subwoofer Steering Simulation Software) to help control the dispersion of bass frequencies. S4 is a free application that allows users to input basic information about audio system specifications and configure the optimal arrangement for any situation....

NSCA Rolls Out Online Audio Course 

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The National Systems Contractor Association (NSCA) has rolled out a new online seminar to help audio systems technicians. NSCA University's Technical Fundamentals of Audio course provides technical knowledge for a variety of audio markets, including commercial, industrial, education, and government facilities, according to the association....

Shure Ships New USB Adapter 

PRO AV Editors

Shure announced that its X2u XLR-to-USB Signal Adapter is now available by itself or in bundles with either the SM57 or SM58 microphones....

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