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August 2001

August 2001


Innovations in EXPO Education

Change is an integral part of our industry, and often the change is for the better. You will notice a few changes at CEDIA Expo this year that we feel…

The First-Ever Installer Olympics

The recently initiated CEDIA Olympics committee will organize live competition during CEDIA Expo to test skills and endurance among member installers….


The R Word in Our Industry


At best, inflated growth expectations could be called unrealistic. RECESSION. THE WORD IS BANDIED ABOUT EVERY DAY BY ANALYSTS who are seeing loss reports…


Alan Kruglak

There’s no such thing as a second impression when you’re presenting a proposal to a client. Make a good first impression using these tips….


Industry Notes

Elizabeth Price

Panja Is Once Again AMX Panja has announced that the company is changing its name back to AMX, to begin doing business as AMX Corporation. The name change…

Agreements, Acquisitions & Partnerships

Elizabeth Price

NXT and NCT Group NXT signed an agreement with NCT Group to redesign the Gekko loudspeaker line for its Distributed Media Corporation International Ltd….

New on the Web

Compiled by Elizabeth Price

Road Warrior Sweepstakes Plus Corporation, a New Jersey-based manufacturer of ultra-portable digital projectors, launched an online Road Warrior Presentation…


Compiled by Elizabeth Price

Encompass Network Services announced the following hires in its Cincinnati office, Delta Innovations: Brad Baker, Bogdan Mihailescu and Stephan Deac,…


Compiled by Elizabeth Price

Encompass Network Services was named Dukane’s Dealer of the YearElmo is now the exclusive U.S. importer and distributor of Dallmeier Digital RecordersAvwest…

What’s New

Audio Spotlight

Browse new highlighted audio products from the August issue….

Video Spotlight

S&VC put the spotlight on these video products in August….

Installation Products

Compiled by Elizabeth Price

Distribution Amplifiers This distribution amplifier platform from Miranda Technologies supports analog, digital and high-definition video, plus analog…

Installers’ Supplies

Compiled by Elizabeth Price

Cable Storage Hannay Reels offers the AVX series of reels, specifically designed for broadcast and pro-audio applications. Welded channels allow the reels…


Compiled by Elizabeth Price

Software TC Electronic’s multichannel platform System 6000 has software release 1.3. This version includes multiple icons controlling one of more M6000s….

Main Features

INFOCOMM ’01 Wrap-Up


IT WAS INEVITABLE THAT INFOCOMM, THE INDUSTRY’S PRE-EMINENT A/V show, would wind up in Las Vegas, the glitz capital of the world. The overwhelming number…


By Bruce Laughton & Bob Ogden

The possibilities for no-problem LCD/DLP and plasma installations….

Keeping It Quiet

By Bill Whitlock

Why do many home theater systems sound less than perfect? Failure to keep interference quiet. Whitlock explains how to succeed….

Here in the Future

By Craig Janik

Where is home networking headed, and how do we keep our installs from falling into obsolescence?…

Care & Feeding of the Residential Client

Bob Heil

Especially in home installations, all the technical wizardry in the world won’t make you a successful installer if you can’t hold your clients’ confidence….

The Roof Is All Wired

Dean Rivera

In-ceiling speakers should be heard and not seen. Find a wealth of information on teh different types of in-ceiling speakers that might be right for your next project….

Real Coverage, PART 3

Rick Kamlet

The third in a series of articles on designing premium business music systems examines speaker density and layout….

Installation Profiles

Greg & Janis Riker Residence

Gregory DeTogne

An audiophile’s dream home: The Rikers have a spectacular view of the Seattle area and an even better sound system, plus in-home video and conferencing facilities….

Security Trends


Steve Filippini

Advances in Serving the Physically Challenged…

Industry Associations

NSCA Releases Labor Installation Standards

Labor installation standards for the commercial electronic systems industry have been made available by the NSCA. Reporting on the average time it takes…

Book Reviews


Daniel Ari

A book review of Alan Kruglak’s book, Sales Compensation: The “Hunter-Farmer” Way….


Feedback Forum

Cabling Distance Limit Longer Just happened to read your article, Microsoft’s Multimedia Meeting Facility, by Greg Doyle (May 2001). It is so rare that…

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