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April 2013

Sound & Video Contractor April 2013

Tech Showcases

Power Amplifiers

By Mike McIntyre

If your go-to amplifiers don’t include some of the new breed of power mentioned below, you owe it to your clients to take a look….

Routers and Switchers

By Bennett Liles

The makers of modern routers and switchers seem to be on top of the challenge to make these devices increasingly feature-packed and control-system compatible, while at the same time expanding their ease of use. …


QSC AP5122m Speaker & GP118sw Sub Review

Reviewer: John McJunkin

The AP5122m derives from QSC’s AP5122, and is nearly, but not exactly the same. …

Columns & Features

Passion 2013 Conference, Part 1

With Bennett Liles

One of the biggest events to hit Atlanta’s Georgia Dome this year was Passion 2013, a religious gathering reaching out to students and young adults. …

Passion 2013 Conference, Part 2

With Bennett Liles

Passion 2013, a religious gathering reaching out to students and young adults brought 60,000 people to Atlanta’s Georgia Dome and TNDV Television was also there to provide 23 cameras, live web coverage, and big screen feeds. …

Sound Image Costs and Benefits, Part 2

By Bob McCarthy

Image control techniques in action…

On the Circuit

By Cynthia Wisehart

As we went to press, news came about the tragic accident in the recently modernized Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Birmingham, Ala….

Rental & Staging

New Products

Extron EDID 101H

The EDID 101H is an EDID emulator for HDMI signal sources….

ABB Robotics RoboScreen

RoboScreen is a graphical screen mounted to the arm of an ABB articulated arm robot….

Extron DVI 110 Plus DVI Signal Regenerator

The DVI 110 Plus is a DVI signal regenerator and audio extender with EDID Minder. …

Analog Way NeXtage 16 Seamless Switcher

Creston DVPHD multi-window video processor and annotator

The DVPHD features fully customizable graphics, touchscreen room control, advanced HDCP management, and complete HD annotation capabilities….

SoundTube Entertainment Sound-Tube LA-880i

The Sound-Tube LA-880i is a three-way line array with a short nearfield extent and robust far-field performance….

Platinum Tools T62 Recon Test Set

The T62 Recon Test Set delivers line condition and status information on a large backlit display….

Matrox Maevex Video Distributor

The Maevex video distribution over IP solution consists of the Maevex 5100 Series encoder/decoder pair that extends 1080p60 video and audio over a standard IP network….

L-Acoustics Software Modules

L-Acoustics has announced that new modules are now available for third-party software….

Atlona AT-HDCAT HDBaseT HDMI Distribution Amplifier

The AT-HDCAT units extend HDMI sources to multiple displays over distances of up to 328ft. over a single category cable….

Planar Systems UltraRes Display

The UltraRes display provides native ultra–high definition resolution (3840×2160) and a range of configurations….

Harman Studer Vista 1 Console

The compact all-in-one Studer Vista 1 console is now available in a 22-fader version, measuring a little more than 3ft. wide….

Gefen GAVA App

The GAVA App provides Gefen AV Automation (GAVA) users with enhanced access to AV devices, window shades, and lighting….

Installer’sChoice Wall Mount Rack

The Wall Mount Rack (WMR) features fully welded construction, a load rating of 250lbs., and front doors in solid, vented, and co-poly options….

Primacoustic Product Lineup

Matrox Maevex Video Distributor

The Maevex video distribution over IP solution consists of the Maevex 5100 Series encoder/decoder pair that extends 1080p60 video and audio over a standard IP network….

The Buzz

Upgrade for Even Coverage

The Bayside Church in Roseville, Calif., known to many as the home to house-of-worship leader and influential musician, Lincoln Brewster, recently upgraded its speaker system for its 2,300-seat main campus location with a Nexo GEO S12 line array, RS18s, and NXAmps….

NSCA Education Foundation Offering Scholarships

The NSCA Education Foundation is offering 10 scholarships for individuals from systems integrator firms as well as 10 scholarships for government officials to attend NSCA’s Mass Notification & Emergency Communications (MNEC) Symposium May 9, 2013, at PSA-TEC in Westminster, Colo….

NSCA Business & Leadership Conference Sets Record-breaking Attendance

More than 250 systems integration professionals gathered in Phoenix last week to discuss strategies to create a profitable business despite a number of transformations affecting their business. …

The Q360 Technology Platform Offers NSCA Members Efficiency and NSCA Best Practices to Enable Growth

Solutions360 Inc., a leading provider of business management software announced a partnership with the NSCA to offer the Q360 Professional Services Automation software technology platform to NSCA members. …

NSCA Executive Director Authors Book to Benefit Education Foundation

NSCA Executive Director, Chuck Wilson, authored a book titled Under the Social Influence, which focuses on specific influences that can impact a successful life and career. …

Creating Your A-Team Network

You’ve been hearing CEDIA talk about the all-important network for well over a year at this point. Let’s take a moment to step away from the technical network and talk about your business network. …

Upcoming InfoComm Webinars

The full list of InfoComm’s April 2013 webinars. …

CTS Exams to Change in July

As part of ANSI’s continuous improvement process, your InfoComm International Certification Committee is working constantly to keep the CTS, CTS-D and CTS-I exams current. …

300+ InfoComm University Sessions at InfoComm 2013

InfoComm 2013 will provide educational opportunities to more than 3,500 of the 35,000 professionals expected to attend this year’s week-long event. …

Get Your 2013 InfoComm Award Entries In

Nominate a deserving AV professional for a 2013 InfoComm award! InfoComm International recognizes individuals’ contributions to the industry with seven distinct awards: …

Upcoming InfoComm Regional Roundtables

Bring your team and network with AV professionals in your area, share your opinions, and get updates on InfoComm activities at our 2013 Regional Roundtables….

Digital Signposts: The NFC Bump

By Vern Freedlander, vice president, production, X2O Media

NFC is an acronym for “near field communications,” and in the digital world it represents one of the most exciting breakthroughs in both user convenience and communication possibilities….

Taking My First Steps into the Cloud

By Jason Bovberg

One of the indispensable engines of Surface Pro is Microsoft’s SkyDrive cloud storage solution….

Broadcast Facility Integration Special Report

Broadcast Facility Upgrade Products

Products for the broadcast facility integration market….

Macro Upgrade

Boston College Athletics Department is using a Broadcast Pix Granite 2000 Video Control Center to produce live inhouse video scoreboard presentations for Eagles basketball, hockey, and football home games. …

Case Study: HD Overhaul

San Jose, Calif.-based Cathedral of Faith has implemented a For-A HVS-350HS video switcher as part of its HD overhaul. …

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