August 2003 - Sound & Video Contractor

August 2003

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August 2003

Features

In-Wall Speakers

Chris Steinwand

Contemporary in-wall loudspeaker systems are generally intended for custom installation. Dozens of loudspeaker manufacturers that offer products ranging...

Video Display Mounting Systems

Bennett Liles

The only part of the video display market that offers a more potentially bewildering choice of types and styles than the displays themselves is the area...

Reviews

Atlantic Power Quality Systems EP15A

John McJunkin

Some people are perfectly willing to spend tens of thousands of dollars on the finest components and thousands more on platinum-plated speaker cables...

Columns

Talk to Me

Mark Johnson

I'm not much of a game player. My son regularly tries to get me to play video games with him. But I have some sort of mental block that prevents me from...

Tax Time

Milt Zall

On May 22, congressional conferees pieced together a $350 billion economic stimulus package, the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act (JGTRRA),...

Bells and Whistles

Steve Filippini

During the past decade, home automation and security have become more sophisticated. It's also a bit more fun, if fun is the desired end result. In the...

Big News, Big Shows

Billilynne Keller

Big things have been happening at the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA). CEDIA's annual trade exposition has broken into the...

Departments

INSTALL OF THE MONTH

Fred Nicolaus

In recent years, there's been much buzz about the advance of the technologically residence; levels of automation and control that were previously considered...

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

Scott Dheanens was promoted to AutoPatch division manager. Mainline Marketing has added Biamp Systems' product lines. Jack Culp, CTS, was awarded this...

20 YEARS AGO IN THE INDUSTRY

Editor's Note: As part of S&VC's 20th anniversary, we're bringing you 20 Years Ago in the Industry, a retrospective glimpse of the industry and S&VC through...

CONTRACTOR'S WEB WATCH

www.smarthome.com/projref.asp Smarthome has launched a free nationwide database of home automation installers and dealers. On the Web site, enter your...

INDUSTRY NEWS

Beyma Enters Brazilian Market Multinational company Beyma opened its new subsidiary Beyma do Brasil in September 2002. From this logistic base, the loudspeaker...

ASSOCIATIONS

Electronic Lifestyles Finds Permanent Home The Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association's (CEDIA's) Home of Electronic Lifestyles has found...

PUBLICATIONS

Auton Motorized Systems (www.auton.com/content/topstory.html) is using a business card CD that contains up-to-date information about Auton's products...

OFFICE SPACE

Proudfoot Starts Expansion The Proudfoot Company a provider of acoustical correction, noise control, and specialty concrete masonry units broke ground...

What's New

RESIDENTIAL TECHNOLOGY

The DVI400 cable is for all-digital HDTV images. It has the bandwidth to deliver uncompressed video signals (HD's...

AUDIO PRODUCTS

Speaker and Enclosure Celestionwww.celestion.com The KR-S/ST and KR-WP are designed for use in cafs and restaurants, retail establishments, hotels, houses...

VIDEO PRODUCTS

Distribution Amplifier Communications Specialtieswww.commspecial.com The Pure Digital Fiberlink 8000 Series is an optical distribution amplifier (D.A.)...

A/V ACCESSORIES

Fasteners Ericowww.erico.com Caddy fasteners provide a flexible alternative to the horizontal cable tray for high-performance cable installations. The...

Installation Profiles

Comfort AND Control

Marcus Buick

The short version is this: Jack, who lives in Oklahoma, had a neighbor across the street called Richard. After Jack and Richard became friends, Jack had...

Articles

Toy or Tool?

Brent Harshbarger

Microsoft has spent a great deal of effort to promote Windows Media 9, and many software manufacturers have included the program in their products. With...

Survival Skills

Carl Bowman

New technology tends to take off like a rocket; it starts off slowly and then quickly gains great speed. In 1995, how many consumers were connected to...

Home Movies

Isaac Saboohi

Home theaters and distributed A/V systems have increasingly become an integral part in designing a home. The majority of new house construction includes...

The Wired Life

Frank Koditek

Structured cabling systems, long a standard in the premise marketplace, have successfully crossed over into the fast-growing residential market, fueled...

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