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August 2009

August 2009


Technology Showcase: Home Media Servers

By Bennett Liles

The A•CMS from Autonomic Controls meets the requirements of the very largest, top-end media installations with 24-hour content scheduling, access to Sirius or XM satellite radio…

Technology Showcase: Home Theater Projectors

By Jay Ankeney

If you want to get the big picture, nothing beats a projector. Home theater projection systems are proving to be one of the most innovative market segments of the domestic entertainment business….

The Big House

By Dan Daley

AV systems are at the heart of how a residence of this size can be managed. …


NEC MultiSync X461UN Review

By Jeff Sauer

When it comes to public signage, bigger is almost always better, more visible, and more eye-catching. But bigger also has its drawbacks…


Expert Viewpoint: The New Face of Design

By Jon Melchin

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a 3D design, modeling, and simulation technology for the architectural, engineering, and construction industries …

Home Base

By Michael Goldman

What many people clearly are doing is paying more attention to ways they can technologically tweak their home environment …

POV: Green Listings and Certifications

Provided by InfoComm International

The growing emphasis on green buildings and green design has naturally extended to an increased interest in green AV systems …


The Buzz: Installation Spotlight: Limestone County courthouse, Alabama

By Jessaca Gutierrez

At Limestone County courthouse in Alabama, time is a valuable commodity. Located in the northernmost part of the state, the county only has a population of about 78,000…

Associations Focus: NSCA Education

Registration is now open for NSCA’s popular technician training series, which encompasses the electronic systems technician curriculum developed by the leading commercial electronic systems educator…

Associations Focus: InfoComm’s ICIF Creates Michael Vergauwen Education Fund

InfoComm International’s International Communications Industries Foundation (ICIF) has announced the creation of a new education fund to recognize the career achievements of AV industry leader Michael Vergauwen…

Associations Focus: CEDIA’s 2009 Manufacturers’ Excellence Awards Finalists

CEDIA has announced the finalists in the running for the annual Manufacturers’ Excellence Awards. Three products were chosen as finalist for the Best New Technology award, of which one will be selected as the winner…

What’s New

Qsonix Q105 Music-management System

Qsonix introduces the Q105, a powerful music-management system at a price tag made affordable to more music lovers and collectors—now available directly from Qsonix….

SoundTube Entertainment 31-EZ Series Loudspeakers

SoundTube Entertainment has introduced the new 31-EZ series of surface-mount, ceiling-mount, and in-wall 3in. loudspeakers. …

Xantech DDS Audio Distributor

Xantech unveils the DDS digital delivery system with DIGI-5 technology, which uses Cat-5 wiring to distribute audio….

Audio-Technica ATCS-60 IR Conference System

Audio-Technica expands its Engineered Sound range of meeting/conference room offerings with the ATCS-60 IR (infrared) conference system. …

Crestron CEN-IDOCV Media Controller

The new Crestron CEN-IDOCV is the next-generation interface and control solution for the popular iPod personal media player….

Gefen Power Rack 54 and 58 Control Racks

Connectivity solutions provider Gefen offers an easy way to eliminate messy power cords behind the audio/video rack….

Gefen Power Rack 54 and 58 Control Racks

Connectivity solutions provider Gefen offers an easy way to eliminate messy power cords behind the audio/video rack….

Platinum Tools EZ-SnapJack Cat-5e and Cat-6 Wall Jack

Platinum Tools announces the launch of the EZ-SnapJack Cat-5e and Cat-6 self-terminating wall jack. …

Middle Atlantic Products Vertical Rackmount System

Middle Atlantic Products is introducing Vertical Rackmount System, a new rackmount shelf that vertically holds up to seven satellite or cable boxes. …

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