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August 2013

August 2013

Tech Showcases

Installation Audio Mixers

By Mike McIntyre, CTS-D, EST-L2+

It is unbelievable how many powerful features are now a part of audio mixers designed for installation. …

Projection Screens

By Bennett Liles

Screens have come a long way in just the past few years. In fact, the whole concept of projection screens has evolved so rapidly that they, more than ever, are now an integral part of their installation environment. …

Columns & Features

On the Circuit

By Cynthia Wisehart

Next month Sound & Video Contractor will be hosting three events, one in-person event and two webcasts, that I want to make you aware of. …

Broadcast Bar

By Cynthia Wisehart

Technically speaking, the first thing you notice about Fenix is the control room. Perched above the stage and reaching into the 25ft. ceilings, it’s a small, acoustically isolated space that is a broadcast booth, a recording studio, and probably one of the quietest nightclub offices in the world….

Dodger Stadium Video Upgrade, Part 1

With Bennett Liles

To welcome baseball season, Dodger Stadium has gotten a complete makeover including all new video displays with massive LED screens, videowalls, and ribbon displays. …

Dodger Stadium Video Upgrade, Part 2

With Bennett Liles

Dodger Stadium has gotten a complete renovation and a big part of that job was all new video technology with 10mm LED displays, scoreboards, and videowalls. …

The World’s Largest Temporary Cinema

By Mark Mayfield

Each year at CinemaCon, the gathering of the world’s theater owners and operators, the major motion picture distributors and studios preview their upcoming releases for attendees. Turning the Colosseum into a giant movie theater was no small feat. A team of QSC engineers designed and built the system. …

Touring Expenses

By Michael K. Noles

Prepaid expense cards provide the perfect mix of credit card convenience with an online, realtime control and management system. …


Mackie DLM-12S And DLM-8 Speakers Review

Reviewer: John McJunkin

Getting more and more SPL from boxes that keep getting smaller is a goal toward which many manufacturers strive. The latest advancement in that domain from Mackie is the DLM series….

DPA d:facto ii Review

Reviewer: John McJunkin

DPA is one mic manufacturer with a virtually impeccable reputation for high quality, and the introduction of the d:facto handheld condenser mic presents the world with another opportunity to judge whether DPA has upheld its reputation. …

New Products

AMX Enzo Presentation Device

AMX has unveiled Enzo, a meeting room solution that allows users to plug in and retrieve content from a USB drive, cloud drive, or the Internet without a PC….

JBL Professional Control 10 Series Loudspeaker

JBL Professional has introduced its Control 10 series, three in-ceiling loudspeakers….

Jupiter Systems Canvas 2.0 Collaboration System

Jupiter Systems introduced Canvas 2.0 multipoint visualization and collaboration solution for enterprise….

Lightware 25G Hybrid Technology Matrix Switcher

Lightware’s 25G Hybrid Technology is a line of large-scale, high-resolution digital matrix switchers, which work in tandem with Lightware’s Modular Extender (MODEX) family of external signal extenders….

Mackie VLZ4 Compact Mixer

Mackie has announced the VLZ4 line of analog compact mixers, which now include Mackie’s Onyx preamps….

PreSonus Sceptre-series CoActual Monitors

PreSonus is now shipping the Sceptre-series CoActual studio reference monitors, featuring a coaxial design that works integrally with a 32-bit, 48kHz processor….

BenQ MX661 Projector

BenQ has announced the MX661 projector, which features 3,000 lumens of brightness, a 13000:1 contrast ratio, and energy-saving technology….

Crestron Green Light Power Pack Room Controller

The Crestron Green Light Power Pack is a room controller designed to communicate with photocells, occupancy sensors, and control stations to automatically control lighting in any room….

Platinum Tools 10Gig Termination Kit

The kit includes Cat-6A shielded connectors, the Tele-TitanXg Cat6A crimp tool, cable jacket stripper, and external ground tab crimper….

Middle Atlantic Products MPR series Modular Power Raceway System

Middle Atlantic Products is expanding its MPR series Modular Power Raceway System to include additional options….

Legrand Cablofil V-Trough

Legrand has introduced the Cablofil V-Trough cable management system. Straight sections are ventilated to reduce cable-bundle heating….

Christie QuadHD84 Flatpanel Display

Christie has launched the QuadHD84 flatpanel display that provides 60Hz performance at a full 3840×2160 resolution with compatibility with both computer and video sources….

Atlona HDBaseT Extenders

The HDBaseT extender family offers higher resolutions at longer distances, power over category cable, and multiple control options….

The Buzz

AV Project Management 101

All new! Have you ever wished you had all of InfoComm University instructor Brad Malone’s project management advice in one portable document? Wish no more. …

Now Hear This: InfoComm Today Podcast

The InfoComm Today Podcast is produced in association with AVNation. It’s a forum for industry trends and insights, featuring InfoComm International experts and AV professionals. …

Upcoming InfoComm International Regional Roundtables

Bring your team and network with AV professionals in your area, share your opinions, and get updates on InfoComm activities at the 2013 Regional Roundtables. …

Getting Ready to Take on CEDIA Expo

Products and trainings, networking, and tons of technology, CEDIA Expo is a once a year experience that you are going to want to make the most of. …

Keeping Up with NSCA’s GAB

Earlier in July, penalties associated with the employer mandate within Obamacare were postponed for one year….

Bar Control

Located in the Miracle Mile Shops of the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Blondies Sports Bar & Grill has been voted one of the best sports bars in the country by MSN CityGuides and …

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