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December 2009

December 2009


LCD Lobby Displays

By Jay Ankeney

While digital signage screens are charged with vying for the fickle attention of by passers-by, a lobby display is positioned to provide helpful information to people who actually need to see it…

Ceiling Loudspeakers

By Bennett Liles

Until the past few years, technology advances in architectural loudspeakers were aimed primarily at the freestanding and exterior-mounted models where designers had a more free hand, but new materials and steerable tweeters have made their way into the ceiling loudspeaker market with impressive results…

Built to Order

By Jessaca Gutierrez

From the ground up, the tenants of the David Braley Cardiac, Vascular, and Stroke Research Institute help envision the facility’s complex and sophisticated AV systems design….

Programming Simplified?

From Harman

Audio Video Bridge has gained considerable momentum in the systems integration community….


Roland RSS M-48 Review

By Kevin Becka

Providing performers with control of their wedge or in-ear monitor mixes increases productivity while positively affecting the musical outcome…


Shooting Your Own Installation Photos

By Don Kreski

How can you take and submit photos of your work to ensure they will be considered for coverage in print magazines? …

Digital Debut

By Cynthia Wisehart

About 18 months ago, Scott Hetzler, president/chief Engineer at Contemporary Research, zeroed in on the need for a pro-AV-grade digital HDTV modulator…

HDMI Makes Its Way into Pro AV Systems

Provided by InfoComm International

HDMI was, until recently, more known in consumer AV than in pro AV systems. HDMI is one flavor of digital video technology that holds the promise of a single cable for audio, video, and data…


Hilton Phoenix Chandler Hotel, Chandler, Ariz.

How Sound Image succeeding in putting an audiovisual design after the walls had gone up on the Hilton Phoenix Chandler hotel in Arizona…

CEDIA Management Conference 2010

Getting a leg up on the competition can be a challenging task…

Inspire Clients with Projects Featured in Electronic Lifestyles Magazine

Explaining home automation, design, and innovation to your potential clients can be a challenging task…

NSCA University Names 2009 Educator, Instructors of the Year

Peter Mapp of Peter Mapp Associates has been named the 2009 NSCA University Educator of the Year…

NSCA and PSA Security Network Bring Solutions to Members

The National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) and PSA Security Network have announced a partnership involving NSCA’s Business and Leadership Conference and PSA-TEC…

Timely Report Takes Pulse of Healthcare Market

NSCA’s latest Market Intelligence Briefing (MIB) report, The U.S. Healthcare Facilities Market: Opportunities and Challenges for the Commercial Electronics Systems Industry, highlights the market’s new applications and services applicable today as well as in years to come…

Notable Speakers to Share Tools for Success with Contractors

Two nationally influential business and management experts will headline the 2010 NSCA Business and Leadership Conference, Feb. 25-27, 2010, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla….

Earn National Recognition through NSCA Awards

NSCA members who have demonstrated outstanding success during the past year are encouraged to share their expertise with peers by applying for NSCA’s Excellence in Business Awards…

InfoComm Announces 2010 Election Results

The votes have been tallied and the results are in for the 2010 InfoComm Elections…

Last Chance to Comment on InfoComm’s Newest Draft Performance Standard

InfoComm International has made a draft performance standard, Audiovisual Systems Design and Coordination Components, available for public review…

Performance Standards Committee Thanks ACU Volunteers

The InfoComm Performance Standards Planning Committee and the entire audiovisual industry are indebted to the hard work of the ACU Task Group members…

Member Benefit Spotlight: Insurance Programs

The InfoComm International Business Insurance Program, managed by Lighthouse Companies, offers affordable premiums and broad coverage…

2010 Education Catalog and Academy Calendar

The 2010 Education Catalog and course calendar for the InfoComm Academy in Fairfax, Va., are available…

CTS Prep Virtual Classroom a Popular Offering

Virtual classroom learning for certification preparation is a blend of online and classroom education…

What’s New

AES 2009 Pick Hit Award Winners

SVC‘s top 10 new product picks for contracting and live sound professionals from AES….

Crestron Interface Cables

Crestron has added 60 new interface cable models to its selection of Crestron Certified Wire….

PPC Perfect Flex Coaxial Cables

PPC introduced its innovative new Perfect Flex line of broadband coaxial cables….

Tributaries Cable T3 Flatpanel Power Pak

Tributaries Cable announces the T3 Flat-Panel Power Pak…

ClearOne Converge Pro VH20

ClearOne announces the Converge Pro VH20, the newest member of ClearOne’s Professional Conferencing family of products….

Revolabs Countryman Earset Mic Adapter

Revolabs announces an addition to its HD Wireless Microphone product family: an adapter for connecting the Countryman earset microphone to the Revolabs HD Wireless Microphone Systems….

NAD Electronics T 175 Preamp/tuner/processor

NAD Electronics introduces its powerful T 175 preamp/tuner/processor, designed for demanding audiophiles….

SmartAVI FDX-2000 Data Signal Extender

SmartAVI has unveiled its versatile FDX-2000 data signal extender….

Hosa Technology Da-Cappo DA15 Cardioid Earset Microphone

Hosa Technology is pleased to announce the introduction of the Da-Cappo DA15 cardioid earset microphone with earbud monitor….

JVC CCD Analog Surveillance Cameras

JVC Professional Products introduces four new high-resolution, 1/3in. CCD analog surveillance cameras….

CBT/SMARTdesks Viewpoint Mobile Videoconferencing Studio

CBT/SMARTdesks introduced a new model for HD videoconferencing with the Viewpoint self-contained mobile studio for HD communications over IP….

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