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December 2010

December 2010


Digital Signage Technology Showcase

By Mike Keadle

Not very long ago, billboards, posters, fliers, and banners were relied upon heavily to capture people’s attention and direct their focus to the company or product being depicted….

LCD Display Monitors Technology Showcase

By Bennett Liles

As many have learned over the past few years, there is a good bit more to building an effective digital signage network, control room monitoring system, or a knockout videowall than just connecting a few wires and bolts and making things flash….

Wayfinding 101

By Maria Porco

There are several different types of digital wayfinding applications, but they all share one common goal: to help visitors of a facility find their way around. …

Case Study: Wayfinding in Action

Fredericton is known widely as a smart, innovative community, and its citizens wanted a state-of-the-art interactive digital signage system to reflect this aspect of the city’s character. …

AES 2010

By George Petersen

The Audio Engineering Society came into San Francisco from Nov. 4 to 7 for its 129th U.S. convention, which brought hundreds of exhibitors showcasing the latest technologies for pro audio applications. …


Review: Yamaha MG166C-USB

By John McJunkin

It is highly advantageous for a contractor or AV firm to have the capacity to offer nearly immediate upload of conference, tradeshow, or private business meeting recordings to the Internet. …


News Flash

By Don Kreski

If you want to get more ink for your company, it’s important to master the press release, the most widely used tool in the publicist’s kit….

Teleconferencing Acoustics

By Russ Berger

With the evolution of technology, the conferencing concept has gone from people interacting face to face in the same room to an experience that no longer requires participants to be in close proximity for effective dialogue and communication….

2011 TEC Awards

By Cynthia Wisehart

The voting is complete for the 26th annual TEC Awards. Next month, the TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio will present to the winners for the first time during NAMM on Jan. 14 in Anaheim, Calif. …

Cloud AV

Provided by InfoComm International

Cloud computing is a term that the AV industry is hearing more often these days, especially as cloud-based services are making appearances in both commercial and residential AV installs….


Earn National Recognition Through NSCA Awards

Systems integrators with outstanding success resulting from a best-in-class business strategy are encouraged to apply for NSCA’s 2011 Excellence in Business Awards….

Protect Yourself from Costly Policies

“My labor costs have tripled on the job site.” This is a frequent comment between systems integrators lately….

Key Issues Affecting the AV Industry Today

Some of the issues you should be aware of….

Notable Speakers to Share Tools for Success with AV Contractors

Commercial electronic systems contractors/integrators will get the tools and resources they need to stay afloat during this continued turbulent economy at NSCA’s 2011 Business & Leadership Conference….

DisplaySearch Co-locates Commercial FPD Conference with InfoComm 2011

Building upon its worldwide display and electronic conferences, DisplaySearch announced that it has partnered with InfoComm International to co-locate its fourth annual Digital Signage Conference with InfoComm 2011….

InfoComm Testing Centers are Moving

In January 2011, InfoComm will switch from Prometric Testing to Pearson VUE for the CTS exams to bring you an expanded testing network. …

Download the 2011 InfoComm Academy Education Catalog

The 2011 guide to the AV industry’s most comprehensive program of training is now available….

Record-setting Number of AV RU Courses

InfoComm has officially passed the 1,000 mark in courses that are available for renewal units (RUs). …

AV Sustainability Task Force Continues Work on Sustainable Technology Environments Program

The AV Sustainability Task Force met face-to-face in Chicago on Sept. 13-14 to continue its work on the Sustainable Technology Environments Program (STEP)….

New Products

Oxygen DCT Penta Gold Monitor series

Oxygen DCT announces the introduction of its Penta Gold series of 10-bit LCD reference picture monitors….

JVC Professional Products DLA-VS2100U D-ILA Projector

JVC Professional Products introduced the DLA-VS2100U D-ILA projector to the U.S. market….

Vaddio In-Wall Enclosure and Thin Profile Wall Mount

Vaddio has launched two new PTZ camera mounts for the recently released LifeSize 10x camera, the In-Wall enclosure and the Thin Profile wall mount….

Hosa Technology PPC-100 Series Powered Speaker Cables

Hosa Technology announces its PPC-100 series powered speaker cables….

RTcom USA OBHD HDMI and OBCA DVI Fiber-optic Extension Products

RTcom USA has introduced a new version of its popular OBHD HDMI and OBCA DVI fiber-optic extension products….

Remote Technologies Incorporated T3-V+ and T2-C+ Controllers

Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) announced its new wireless remote T3-V+ and T2-C+ controllers….

Gefen GefenTV Auto Volume Stabilizer

The Gefen GefenTV Auto Volume Stabilizer with Digital Audio Decoder is now shipping….

OSD Audio Commercial Amplifier

OSD Audio announced the release of the OSD-PA90 commercial amplifier….

Hitachi CP-AW250N Short-throw Projector

Hitachi has announced the new CP-AW250N short-throw projector….

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