Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now


April 2001

April 2001



Nathaniel Hecht, editor

THIS YEAR’S NSCA SHOW IN ORLANDO WAS THE SITE OF A SIGNIFICANT announcement concerning the future of our industry. As most of you know, education has…


Alan Kruglak

Selling Service Agreements…


Industry Notes

Compiled by Elizabeth Price

Don’t miss the news for the sound and video contracting industry!…


On the move in the industry. Who’s where today….

Agreements, Partnerships and Acquisitions

Encoda and ODAC Encoda Systems acquired ODAC Inc., a workflow, ad-commerce software provider. ODAC has become a new business unit at Encoda and will provide…

New on the Web

Compiled by Elizabeth Price

Web-related business news, including new and updated sites from AKG, Extron, L-Acoustics and Tascam….


E. Price

Please see this news release from Lake Technology, incorrectly reported in the March issue of S&VC….

What’s New

Unique Contractor Speakers Introduced at NSCA

Miss this year’s NSCA? Or couldn’t get to every booth? Contractor speakers were some of the many hot items on display. Check out some from Klipsch, JBL, Russound, SoundTube, Tannoy and Yorkville Sound….

Video Products

S&VC shines the spotlight on these 12 video products, including some new products featured at the NSCA Expo….

Audio Products

Each month, S&VC highlights new and improved audio products in the What’s New Spotlight: Audio Products section….

Installation Products

Compiled by Elizabeth Price

The latest descriptions of video and audio products from a wide variety of manufacturers….

Upcoming Events

Compiled by Elizabeth Price

Save the date! Which of these shows and training sessions should you attend?…


Introducing new books, catalogs, software and more….

Installation Profiles

A Capitol Idea

Gregory A. DeTogne

Ehternet-Based System in South Carolina’s Gressette Building.

Ethernet is the future for many A/V systems, including this government buiding that was in desperate need of a systems overhaul….

MIT Does Distance Learning

Charles Conte

A Scalable Network with Broadcast Quality

This distance-learning network was designed for scalability and versatility with an eye toward future expansion….


Keith Spencer-Allen

A/V on the Explorer of the Seas

This Voyager-class cruise sh is over twice the size of the QE2, with its own television station and enough activities onboard for passengers to forget they’re at sea….

French Connections

Alex Artaud

Sculpting Sound for Stations Along the Lyon Tramway

Sound artist Bill Fontana has created public artwork along Line 1 of the Lyon Tramway, putting soundscapes through a distributed speaker system that encompasses every station….

Minds Wide Open

Cathy Ross

NETS: Minnesota’s Educational Lifeline

A grass-roots effort tooshare educational resources across counties has become a state-wide network encompassing public schools from kindergarten through college….

Installing The Amish Experience

Chuck Gloman

An older installation that’s still going strong, this multimedia experience on the theme of Amish life tells a true and moving story….

Video Projections


Peter H. Putman, CTS

The Electronic Cinema Alternative…

Industry Associations

NSCA Expo Hits All-Time High

S&VC provides monthly news updates on what’s happening at the National Systems Contractors Association….

Book Reviews

Fixing It

Ted Uzzle

Ted Uzzle reviews The Complete Guide to Electronics Troubleshooting by James Perozzo, Electronic Troubleshooting by Dan R. Tomal and Neil S. Widmer, and Troubleshooting Consumer Electronics Audio Circuits by Homer Davidson….


Feedback Forum

Find out what our readers have to say about recent issues of S&VC. Or, write to us yourself using the e-mail link at the top of this page….

Featured Articles