August 2002

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August 2002

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A Glimpse of the Future

NATHANIEL HECHT

SOMETHING INTERESTING IS AFOOT AT NEIL GERSHENFELD'S WING of the MIT Media Lab (MML) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The MML is a place where young engineers,...

Just a Dip in the Stream

By Nathaniel Hecht

I HAVE BEEN fielding a whole lot of questions lately about the state of the industry. It seems that everyone has an opinion, but what I've noticed is...

Departments

WHO'S NEWS

Riebe and Thornhill Team Up to Form Aviscel Inc. The recently formed Aviscel Inc. plans to distribute communication technology products and supply chain...

PEOPLE NEWS

The National Fire Protection Association presented Irving Mande, P.E., with the Distinguished Service Award at its World Safety Conference and Exposition....

Install of the Month

Splish Splash: K&A Audio Spritzes Up the Ritz You've just come back to your hotel room after a long day of meetings, and the lure of a hot bath proves...

REPRESENTATIVE AND DISTRIBUTION NEWS

MC2 Audio announced that Storm Sound has been appointed as the new distributor in Denmark, and Nefan Ticaret will be handling the brand in Turkey. KDM...

AGREEMENTS, PARTNERSHIPS, AND ACQUISITIONS

Vicar Networks and Home Controls Inc. have launched a strategic partnership to deliver Internet-based home-automation services and products. Home Controls...

PUBLICATIONS

Crown International has announced that IQ for Windows software version 5.1 is available for free download at www.iqaudiosystems.com. The upgrade supports...

UPCOMING EVENTS

September 13-15 Hi-Fi Show and AV Expo 2002London, Englandwww.hifishow.co.uk or www.avexpo.co.uk 24 Great Places to Work: The Importance of People Versus...

CONTRACTOR'S WEB WATCH

www.newamx.com AMX Corp. is providing new partner and dealer tools on its new corporate Web site. One of its new features is online classes for dealers....

INDUSTRY NEWS

Allen and Heath Switches Distribution Companies A new company, North American Pro Audio (NAPA), has been formed to provide United States distribution...

OPPORTUNITIES

APW Offers Free Cad Service APW Enclosure Products is offering free CAD Design Services for its Frontier Command console products. Customers can take...

OFFICE SPACE

Draper Opens Hong Kong Office Draper Inc. announced the opening of a new sales office and showroom in Hong Kong. The office is responsible for working...

GOOD DEEDS

Samsung's Four Seasons of Hope raises awareness and funds for four charities: the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Women and Children, the Boomer Esiason Foundation,...

CONDOLENCES

Eric Leineke, project manager and audio engineer for HB Communications in North Haven, Connecticut, died on June 26, 2002 at the age of 55 after a long...

What's New

audio products

Wireless Conferencing System Beyerdynamicwww.beyerdynamic.com Beyerdynamic's MCWD digitally controlled wireless conferencing system operates in the 2.4...

video products

Plasma Display Panels Zenithwww.zenith.com Zenith's 50-inch HDTV display, the P50W26, has a resolution capability of 1,366 by 768 and a high contrast...

a/v accessories

Modular Power Unit Middle Atlantic Productswww.middleatlantic.com The new MPR power module from Middle Atlantic Products can be rackmounted or placed...

Installation Profiles

Room with a VIEW

BY WILLIAM COSTIGAN

When does a room dedicated primarily to movie and television viewing evolve from a home theater into something more complex, such as a media room? That...

Theater by the Sea

BY MITCHELL KLEIN

In spring 1999, after months of searching, a family of five found the perfect abode sort of. Nestled atop a seaside hill in a picturesque New England...

Video Projections

A QUESTION OF SCALE

PETER H. PUTMAN, CTS

WHEN IT COMES TO FLAT-PANEL DISPLAY, my general advice is to interface. I usually mean the addition of an external black box to do mundane tasks such...

Security Trends

SMOKE AND BURGLARS

STEVE FILIPPINI

THE THOUGHT OF INTEGRATING MULTIPLE subsystems into one supersystem can be quite intimidating. Like anything else you try to do for the first time, the...

Articles

CORRECTIONS

June 2002, The Buzz: Industry News: Gentner Uses Biamp Technology, p. 91: The brief should have stated that Biamp is using Gentner's (now ClearOne's)...

Creating the Sweet Spot

Andrew Jones

Of all the components in a modern installed sound system, the loudspeaker remains the one item whose performance is critically dependent upon the location...

Know Your Options

Katie Sillanpa

IN RESIDENTIAL INSTALLATIONS, projector and large flat-panel-display mounting can be an intricate project. Often you're attempting to balance the customer's...

Gold Is Where You Find It

Pete Putman

SHORTLY AFTER RETURNING FROM INFOCOMM 2002 in Las Vegas, I began sifting through my notes and a stack of press kits, trying to make sense of the show....

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