Jan 1, 2003 12:00 PM
Distributed Audio Award Winners Announced
Electronic House Expo (EHX) announced the winners of its first annual Distributed Audio Awards during the 2002 fall EHX in November in Long Beach, California. The Distributed Audio Awards recognize achievement in distributed audio technology introduced during the 2001-2002 year. EHX is produced by EH Events and Education and sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association's TechHome division.
The winners are: Alternative Transmission Technology: OnQ Technologies A-Bus four-room finish kit; Connectivity Products: Entratech Systems Infoplate Plus; Digital-Audio Storage and Music Management systems: Elan Home Systems ViaDJ; Distribution Amplifiers: Audio Design Associates PTM-3245; In-Ceiling Speakers: Niles Audio Corp. Directed sound-field speaker line; In-Wall Speakers (less than $1,000 per pair): Elan Home Systems MP650W; In-Wall/In-Ceiling Subwoofer: Elan Home Systems MP800S; Multiroom Audio Controls/User Interfaces: Russound A-Bus multisource system; Multiroom Controllers/Processors: Elan Home Systems System6 integrated multizone; Racks and Mounts: OnQ Technologies 19-inch custom rack drawer; Best Distributed Audio Product: Russound A-Bus multisource system.
CEDIA Drives Legislative Efforts
Nicholas Pasyanos, director of finance and public policy for the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA), took part in a panel that addressed legislative issues affecting the custom installation industry at November's Electronic House Expo in Long Beach, California. The dealer track panel called Legal, Contracts, and Insurance delved into public-policy issues facing the custom installation industry. One major issue was state licensing of low-voltage practitioners. CEDIA has established an aggressive legislative effort as a result of initiatives begun by certain states to regulate and license low-voltage practitioners while providing exemptions for union members and employees of large telecommunications companies. CEDIA and CEA are working in conjunction on state licensing issues.
IPD Courses to Take Place in Memphis
Scholarships are available for the Institute for Professional Development (IPD) Memphis. This IPD will feature five four-day courses. Five of the course instructors are past International Communications Industries Association Educator of the Year award winners. Courses include Staging, Audio 201, Networking for the Commercial A/V Professional, Project Management for the A/V Industry, and Videoconference: Technology, Applications, and Trends.
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