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December 2004

December 2004


Working at Working Together

By Richard Schrag

Consultants and architects make strange bedfellows sometimes. Outwardly, they acknowledge that if you’re going to build something, it will require teamwork from a variety of people with different areas of expertise. Too often, however, they go about their business…

Technology Showcase: Special Effects

By John McJunkin

One item in the rack that’s every bit as important as any amp, EQ, or compressor is an effects processor. …

Installation Profile:
Best in Show

By Judith Sagami

What separates a cutting-edge AV installation from a run-of-the-mill project? Surely, it’s not just about the latest and greatest gear…


Architectural Acoustics Digitool MX

By John McJunkin

Architectural Acoustics by Peavey has introduced the Digitool MX, a multipurpose digital signal-processing and routing device. …

Communications Specialties Pure Digital FiberLink 7220

By Jeff Sauer & Mark Johnson

Fiber optics was all the rage a few years ago. It was the apparent future of all communications and just about as big a Wall Street draw as everything…


Editor’s Note: My Fair Signal

By Mark Johnson

To paraphrase Prof. Henry Higgins from 1964’s film My Fair Lady, Why can’t video be more like audio? …

Picture This:
The Solution is Resolution

By Jeff Sauer

It has been the better part of a decade since XGA-resolution projectors started making serious inroads into an SVGA-dominated market. Today, while SVGA…

Associations Focus: 2004 CEDIA Member Survey

According to the 2004 CEDIA Member Survey, the custom electronics design and installation industry is growing at a rapid pace. …

Associations Focus: Systems Installer and Integrator Certification Exams

At the 2005 Systems Integration Expo, NSCA will roll out the first offering of EST certification exams for systems installers and integrators….

Associations Focus: AVolution at TECHXNY

The AVolution campaign hit the road from Oct. 5 to 7, 2004, with a pavilion dedicated to AV technologies at the TECHXNY show in the Javits Center….

Security Watch:
Controlling Access

By Steve Filippini

The first alarm company I ever worked for introduced me to the concept of restricted area access. It was a small company with a lobby about 10’×15′ and a small desk reserved for the receptionist. The door leading into the business from the…

POV: Independent Programmers, Unite!

By John Campanella, CTS-D

InfoComm/ICIA recently approved the establishment of the new Independent Programmers Council. This council, of which I am honored to be the inaugural…


The Buzz:
Install of the Month

By Trevor Boyer

There’s nothing like cheesecake to evoke a sense of decadence. The Cheesecake Factory is committed to the quality of its namesake offering and its wide…

The Buzz: Newsmakers

Rick Belt has been appointed as general manager of Beyerdynamic. U.K.-based induction loop specialist Ampetronic has announced new appointments. …

The Buzz: 20 Years Ago in Sound & Video Contractor

By Mark Johnson

Intercommunications is the main topic of discussion in the conclusion of the two part focus featuring eight articles profiling installationsIntercommunications is the main topic of discussion in the conclusion of the two part focus featuring eight articles….

The Buzz: Publications

Switchcraft has introduced the sixth edition of its Pro Audio & Broadcast catalog. …

CONTRACTOR’S WEB WATCH Canare Corp. of America has launched its dynamic new website. Significant updates to layout, design, and functionality provide existing…


January 6-9 CES Consumer Electronics Show Las 20-23 NAMM International Music Products Association Anaheim, 26-28…


Network Electronics Router Range Extends Reach Network Electronics’ comprehensive VikinX router range has further extended its reach through membership…


Don’t Forget Medialon I was pleased to see such an extensive article on the Queen Mary 2 system in the September issue of S&VC. One aspect that was missing,…

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What’s new in video technology from such industry leaders as Daktronics, Barco, For-A, Christie, Crestron, and Jupiter Systems….

What’s New: Audio Technology

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What’s New: Security Technology

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