CONTRACTOR'S WEB WATCH
Feb 1, 2003 12:00 PM
Stardraw.com has made available the component elements used to create its product symbols in the Block Schematic, Rack Layout, and Pictorial Schematic environments of Stardraw Audio, Stardraw A/V, and Stardraw Radio. The update includes more than 500 symbols of buttons, switches, knobs, connectors, logos, and meters. They have been created to meet all of the criteria used in the production of Stardraw libraries and conform to layer and drawing specifications. The tools are intended to complement Stardraw's Symbols-by-Request service through which the company prioritizes the creation of new symbols according to what users ask for.
Allen and Heath has released iDR System Manager software as a free download for its iDR series, a new digital signal-processing audio system for installed and live sound. IDR System Manager runs on a Windows PC and allows installers to create customized, integrated audio systems using iDR series hardware units. PC connection can be direct to an iDR-8 or remotely across a network or through a modem. Once a software configuration is complete, it can be saved to an iDR-8 audio mix processor and the PC can be removed, leaving the iDR system to run as a standalone entity.
The voice-data-video (VDV) segment of the electrical industry in Northern California has its own Web site. The site is sponsored by the Labor Management Cooperation Committee of Northern California and northern Nevada, which serves union contractors and VDV installers and technicians in Northern California and Reno, Nevada. The Web site features special sections for customers, union members, union contractors, and those who are interested in a career as a union installer or technician. Other features include a searchable contractor directory for customers seeking a qualified VDV contractor.
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