The Buzz: Industry News
Apr 1, 2005 12:00 PM
March Networks and Sprint jointly promote IP-networked digital video applications
March Networks and Sprint have signed an agreement to jointly promote IP-networked digital video applications to retailers in the United States.
March Networks' IP-networked digital video products include multiple DVR systems that accommodate a range of video recording and monitoring requirements. The systems offer flexible configuration, including camera recording rates ranging from 1fps to 30fps, recording schedule control, network bandwidth usage limitations, and wireless video viewing on handheld devices.
Sale will not affect plasma display production
Fujitsu General America reconfirmed its commitment to provide plasma display products in the American market following an announcement by its parent company, Fujitsu, regarding the impending sale of assets in Fujitsu-Hitachi Plasma (FHP) to Hitachi. According to President and COO Tedd Rozylowicz, the transaction covered only the glass component of the business. He added that Fujitsu General America has no plans to sell the core AVM technology used in the manufacture of plasma display panels.
Nimbus360 merges with Electronic Home Systems
AV system provider Nimbus360 recently announced its merger with Electronic Home Systems (EHS), a provider of high-end residential systems including home theater, remote connectivity, sound and lighting control, surveillance/monitoring, and home automation. The new organization will retain the name Nimbus360 and will make its headquarters in Boise, Idaho, with an office in Ketchum/Sun Valley, Idaho.
Nimbus360 hired all EHS employees and brought Joel Ranua, former president of EHS, onboard as a residential specialist in the Ketchum/Sun Valley office.
AVAD and CEDIA set 2005 certification training schedule
AVAD and CEDIA will offer Installer Level I and II certification courses at several AVAD locations across the United States in 2005. CEDIA Installer Level I certification requires a full-day prep course and examination, and Installer Level II certification requires one day for review and one day for the exam.
The credentials are awarded for a 36-month period. To maintain active status, applicants must either complete at least 30 documented hours of continuing education units approved by the CEDIA Certification Action Team or pass the examination within 12 months prior to the expiration date.
Visit www.cedia.org/certification to register for the certification courses.
Theater association joins the ETCP Council
The League of American Theatres and Producers (the League) has joined a diverse group of industry leaders on the Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) Council. The ETCP is a new industrywide initiative targeted at the creation of a series of rigorous assessments for professional technicians. The program will initially focus on the development of electrical and rigging skills, with the first exams in arena rigging and theater rigging tentatively scheduled for November 2005, in conjunction with the ETS-LDI trade show.
Other council members include AMPTP, CITT, CCE, ESTA, IATSE, IAAM, InfoComm/ICIA, PRG, TEA, and USITT.
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