December 2003 - Sound & Video Contractor

December 2003

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December 2003

Features

Merrily Down the Stream

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By Stephen Porter

Three years ago, video streaming was all the rage. The most enthusiastic supporters of the technology predicted that video streaming to desktop computers...

The Future Is Now

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By Peter Putman

Many years ago, a lovable bunch of baseball players known as the Brooklyn Dodgers used to go down fighting year after year in the World Series at the...

Technology Showcase: Rear-Projection Systems

By Bennett Liles

Although front-screen projection is often the way to go for more theatrical applications with little activity by onstage participants, rear-screen systems...

Technology Showcase: Multi-Effects Processors

By Tom Dambly

The category of multi-effects processors opens the door to a dizzying array of audio gear and a wide range of sonic applications. With many products in...

Cover Story: Projecting the Infinite

By Charles Conte

In May 2001, a construction crew demolished the old Gates Planetarium dome at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, leaving only a structural framework...

Reviews

Extron VTG 300

By Peter Putman

Extron's VTG 300 is a portable, battery/AC-operated combo video/audio test generator that is long overdue. I had been using Extron's original VTG 200...

Sennheiser Contractor Mic Kit

By John McJunkin

Sennheiser is a name that always comes up on the short list of manufacturers of high-quality podium microphones. There's a reason why you'll often see...

Columns

Editorial: Deep Space

By Mark Smith

I'm afraid I can't let you do that, Dave. That simple sentence, spoken in a chilling voice that sounded heavily medicated, gave viewers of Stanley Kubrick's...

Management Perspectives: Managing Cash Flow

By William Lynott

Cash flow how much money is flowing into and out of a business is an easy concept to understand. Still, not every electronics professional is fully aware...

NSCA Focus: Your Licensure, Please

By Kim Doyle

The age-old issue of licensure is a problem, no matter what state you conduct business in. However, time is sometimes the best answer. As it stands now,...

Line Out: Back to the Future

By Jim Ford

From a business standpoint, survival is simple and complex. The fundamentals are self-evident; have a passion for what you do, be excellent at your trade,...

Departments

The Buzz: Install of the Month

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By Fred Nicolaus

The city of Melbourne had long been plagued by a fundamental flaw in its city grid: the separation of the central business district from the scenic Yarra......

The Buzz: Movers and Shakers

Jeff Miller, installation manager for Audio Advisors, was recognized as the nation's best custom installer by CEDIA .Tamron USA promoted Eugene Dyas to...

The Buzz: 20 Years Ago in Sound & Video Contractor

By Mark Johnson

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The sound system and acoustical design of Seattle's Kingdome was the cover feature for the December 1983 issue. The Kingdome opened in March 1976, and...

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The Buzz: Associations

ISE Announces Initial and Pending Sales Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), the new electronic systems integration conference and exhibition, has announced...

The Buzz: Industry News

Clarity Partners with Silicon Graphics Clarity Visual Systems and Silicon Graphics have launched the SGI mobile innovation center, a North American technology...

The Buzz: Upcoming Events

January 8-112004 International CESLas Vegaswww.cesweb.org 15-18NAMMAnaheim, Californiawww.namm.com February 3-5Integrated Systems EuropeGenevawww.iseurope.org...

The Buzz: Contractor's Web Watch

www.libertycable.com Liberty Wire and Cable has launched its new Web site, which lets you browse its entire product catalog, as well as place orders online...

What's New: Audio Technology/Products

Loudspeaker Clark Synthesiswww.clarksynthesis.com The Tactile Sound Transducer (TST) electromagnetic devices are designed to vibrate large, heavy structures....

What's New: Video Technology/Products

Sound & Video Contractor rounds up new video products....

What's New: Security Technology/Products

Online Security Service Toshiba America Information Systemswww.camerawebpage.com The www.camerawebpage.com service is designed to act as a reliable, Internet-based...

What's New: A/V Technology/Products

Software Crestron Electronicswww.crestron.com When using Media Manager, SystemBuilder software does what its name indicates: it builds a Media Manager...

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