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April 2005

April 2005


Acoustic Enhancement

By Steve Barbar

For some time now, the use of acoustic enhancement systems has been on the rise, due in part to the improvement in the quality of components used in modern systems and advancements in digital …

Technology Showcase: Audio Conferencing Systems

By Gary Eskow

Conferences need to be held, people need to convene, and problems need to be solved. Whenever large groups of people meet, be it in a boardroom, around a large conference table, or in legislative chambers or courtrooms, and input is required …

Technology Showcase: Large-format LED Displays

By Jay Ankeney

Over the past decade, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have gained much in brightness and color fidelity and the image-processing systems empowering their…

Installation Profile:
Big Bowl, Big Changes

By Kristinha M. Anding

Thousands of fortunate Patriots and Eagles fans packed the Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla., on Feb. 6 to experience the thrills of Super Bowl XXXIX. Although the visitors most likely enjoyed the lush amenities …


HP mp3220

By Jeff Sauer

Wasn’t it only a couple of years ago that a sub-4lb. projector was a luxuriously lightweight model for the traveling presenter? And wasn’t it a few years…

JBL PD5322/43 Loudspeaker

By John McJunkin

JBL has a loudspeaker for just about every imaginable application, and in the domain of installed systems, the Precision Directivity series provides a…


The Industry Skyline

By Mark Johnson

The systems integration industry’s landscape is changing. How we do business, whom we do business with, and what our business actually is these are all…

Picture This: Square MPEGs and Data Holes

By Jeff Sauer

Digital signage can mean different things to different users filling different needs. For displaying flight information in airports or showing schedules…

Associations Focus: Regional Training

How far would you go to significantly increase your profits, turn your newest employees into savvy pros, or establish instant credibility with potential…

Associations Focus: Raising the Bar

A 30 percent pass rate proves NSCA’s electronic systems technician certification program (C-EST) is setting a high standard of excellence for the commercial…

Associations Focus: AV Grows

The increased use of several AV technologies in key market sectors is driving growth in the AV industry, according to the ICIA’s 2005 Market Forecast…

Management Perspectives:
Business Costs

By Mark E. Battersby

It is a rare contractor who doesn’t know whether his or her business is profitable: Accounting statements or even the operation’s tax returns often provide that information. How many integrators, however, know whether their bids, jobs, or services they perform are profitable? Few are aware whether their best customer is generating profits …

POV: InfoComm 2005 Preview:
From an Exhibitor’s View

By Blake Brubaker

With less than three months until this year’s InfoComm, exhibitors are preparing for ICIA’s largest trade show ever. InfoComm 2005, to be held June 4-10…


The Buzz:
Install of the Month

By Daniel Keller

Wannado City Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Kids’ Stuff Wannado City opened its doors at Fort Lauderdale’s Sawgrass Mills Mall in August 2004. The 140,000-square…

The Buzz: Newsmakers

Mark Grieco has been promoted to director of sales for Altinex. Aviom recently appointed five new international distributors specializing in the pro audio…

The Buzz: 20 Years Ago in Sound & Video Contractor

By Mark Johnson

The April 1985 issue focused on patchbay technology. The cover image was of Switchcraft’s new TTPC (printed circuit) patchbay systems—the cover of the unit was a PC board with the signal traces from the jackfield on the front to the multi connectors on the back; a great example of form following function….

The Buzz: Industry News

March Networks and Sprint jointly promote IP-networked digital video applications March Networks and Sprint have signed an agreement to jointly promote…

The Buzz: Condolences

CEA Mourns Recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award Jerry Kalov, the first recipient of Consumer Electronics Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award,…

The Buzz: Contractor’s Web Watch Listen Technologies, Sandy, Utah, has launched an updated website focusing on solution sets to provide easy access to comprehensive…

The Buzz: Upcoming Events

April 16-21, NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Las Vegas,; April 27-29, Integrated Systems China, Shanghai,

The Buzz: Corrections

What’s New

What’s New: Audio Technology

Wireless Transmitter Lectrosonics The SM splash-proof wireless audio transmitter encodes a 24-bit digital audio signal into a robust analog format for transmission over a UHF FM carrier. The transmitter is compander-free and delivers 107dB SNR and flat frequency response to 20kHz. A single AA battery provides 100mW of transmitting power for more than four hours of operation …

What’s New: Video Technology

Video-capture Card ViewCast
The Osprey-440 video-capture card supports four input channels to handle up to 16 cameras or other video sources. …

What’s New: Residential Technology

Loudspeakers Atlantic Technology The System 4200e THX Select home theater …

What’s New: Security Technology

Network Video Recorder PI Vision The Universal Video Management System (UVMS) network video recording system incorporates the functionality…

What’s New: AV Technology

Control Tool Audace The FL-INT control tool is based on Macromedia Flash and XML technologies. The tool provides simple drop-down menus system integrators …

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