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December 2008

December 2008


Projection Roundtable

By Jay Ankeney

For this year’s Projection Roundtable survey of industry opinion, the editors of Sound & Video Contractor turned to experts from 12 companies that routinely communicate important announcements to the industry through the Briefing Room as our knowledge pool…

Technology Showcase: Ceiling Loudspeakers

By Bennett Liles

The trend toward wall-mounted and ceiling-mounted loudspeakers has accelerated, and manufacturers have stepped up in response with advanced features including…

Technology Showcase: LCD Lobby Displays

By Jay Ankeney

Lobby displays are the warm and fuzzy siblings of the expanding digital-signage family. Instead of blaring out advertising, flashing directional commands,…

Installation Profile: AV Rx

By John W. DeWitt

Advanced audio and visual technologies have proliferated over the past decade in both healthcare facilities and educational institutions. So it’s no surprise…


Audio Review: Technomad Schedulon

By John McJunkin

Technomad, manufacturer of military-oriented audio equipment (particularly PA systems) has introduced its Schedulon scheduling-enabled audio player/recorder….

Video Review: Casio Super Bright XJ-S57

By Jeff Sauer

Casio is probably not the company that first comes to mind when you think about projectors. Nor are you likely to think of projection before watches,…


Picture This: In Search of a Consistent Gray

By Jeff Sauer

When SVC reviews display products, such as the Casio Super Bright XJ-S57 (see p. 62 of this issue), there is often a discussion of color temperature and…

Happy New Year?

Michael Goldman

We end another year with as much economic uncertainty as I can ever recall. Almost all major industries are hurting right now, or will shortly. Perhaps…

Management Perspectives: Search-engine Optimization

By Don Kreski

You have a great website. It looks good. It works well, but it doesn’t seem to attract new business. When you type the products or services you offer…

Associations Focus: InfoComm on FCC White-spaces Decision

On Nov. 4, 2008, the FCC approved the use of the white spaces to deliver wireless broadband Internet and other services to consumer wireless devices….

Associations Focus: CEDIA Opportunities Ensure a Successful Tomorrow

Is your company feeling the pressure of the economy now more than ever? Are you simply trying to survive today’s marketplace? Do yourself and your company a favor and make plans today to ensure a successful tomorrow…

Associations Focus: NSCA’s Business & Leadership Conference Provides Profitable Tips and Tactics

Boost profits, improve company performance, and navigate the turbulent economy at NSCA’s 2009 Business & Leadership Conference, sponsored by InfoComm…

POV: Standards Defined

By Joseph Bocchiaro, III, Ph.D., CTS-D, CTS-I

To meet the requirements of the construction industry, InfoComm International has created a performance-standards program. This program addresses a key…


The Buzz: Installation Spotlight: Doubletree Hotel Denver

By Dan Daley

The Doubletree Hotel Denver wanted to take its public areas retro-modern, adding the kind of low-slung red leather couches that you would see in the edgier…

The Buzz: Installation Spotlight: Izod Center, East Rutherford, N.J.

By Jessaca Gutierrez

With the departure of the New Jersey Devils hockey team from the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J., for a new home at the Prudential Center in Newark,…

The Buzz: Installation Spotlight: Physicians Quality Care, Jackson, Tenn.

Staff Report

When relocating to a new 10,000-square-foot building in Jackson, Tenn., Drs. Jimmy and Melanie Hoppers of Physicians Quality Care set out to provide a…

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