December 2006

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December 2006


Top Tech of 2006

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By Jack Kontney

New product introductions continue at a breakneck pace in virtually all categories impacting the installation industry. The seemingly endless announcements...

Technology Showcase:
CCTV Dome Cameras

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By Jay Ankeney

In a world of heightened security concerns in the post-9/11 era, attitudes toward security surveillance are changing. Increasingly, the idea of visually...

Technology Showcase:
Live Digital Mixing Consoles

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By Daniel Keller

Although digital technology has long been a fact of life in the audio kingdom, its adaptation has conspicuously lagged behind in the world of front-of-house...

Installation Viewpoint:
Retail Signage Primer

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By Ronald I. Gross

Digital signage networks in-store flatscreen displays have arrived. A new advertising medium is born. What does this mean to you if you are an installer or an integrator, or if you're looking for someone to handle the installation and management of one of these systems?...


Roland S-4000

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By John McJunkin

The whole audio world has gone digital. First, it was signal processing, then it was recording devices, and then consoles, and now it's the venerable...

Hitachi CP-X608

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By Jeff Sauer

The new CP-X608 is at the top of Hitachi's line of smaller fixed-install projectors, and it targets both the corporate and education markets. That may...


Marching Forward

By Michael Goldman

As 2006 winds down, it's clear 2007 will have to compete to top a strong year for our industry and this magazine. Special thanks to our readers and advertisers...

Picture This:
Season of Colors

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By Jeff Sauer

I'm sure most of you remember learning about colors around kindergarten time, and how red, blue, and yellow can be mixed to make all other colors. It's...

Associations Focus: AV Industry Evolution

NSCA joined forces with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and the Custom...

POV: Benefits of ANSI-ISO Accreditation

By Spencer Bullins, CTS

In October, InfoComm International announced its application for American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accreditation for Certified Technology Specialist...


The Buzz: Installation Spotlight:
Ruehl retail stores

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As soon as you enter typical youth-oriented retail outlets these days, the sound system instantly captures your attention. Sound isolation is an important...

The Buzz: Newsmakers

AMX has promoted Robert Noble to chief technology officer. Ross Video has selected United Broadcast and Media Solutions (UBMS) as distributor for the...

The Buzz: Upcoming Events

December 5-7, Government Video and Technology Expo 2006, Washington, D.C.,; 14 One World on HD '06 Open House Burbank, Calif.,

The Buzz: Industry News

To expand its capabilities in TV and multimedia distribution, control, and digital signage, AMX has acquired...

What's New

What's New: Audio Technology

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By Laura Dixon and Charissa Young

Community's VERIS installation series comprise a range of small-to-medium-sized loudspeakers that are precisely engineered for versatile...

What's New: Video Technology

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By Laura Dixon and Charissa Young

NEC Display Solutions' new MultiSync LCD3735WXM large-format, widescreen monitor delivers true display convergence performance to premium-conscious prosumers and style-centric digital signage applications...




Survey: What's Important in a Videowall?

AV Technology is gauging the industry's perceptions of LED displays. End-users, integrators, and design partners are called upon to take this brief survey to weigh in on the state of LED display technology and the value it provides from installation to day-to-day operation. Click more