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December 2012

December 2012

Tech Showcases

Cables and Connectors

By Mark Johnson

Cables and connectors are the lifeblood of electronic gear and each component (audio, video, data, etc.) requires its own specialized connection. …

Digital Signage Hardware

By Bennett Liles

Quite possibly the most varied field in AV hardware serves the expanding digital signage business. The wide range of specific applications and customized installation provides room for a plethora of system designs and hardware features. …

Columns & Features

30 Most Innovative Products of 2012

This year, we were struck by the influence of interactivity and the overlap between users electronic lives and their work. …

Live Streaming Over 4G

By Jan Ozer

While many of your clients are probably already streaming live from within their facility, you may be hearing questions about streaming from away games or during services performed outside of the facility. …

On the Circuit with Cynthia Wisehart

By Cynthia Wisehart

In my house, a fun weekend for my 10-year-old daughter includes experimenting with serial and parallel current with her dad. …

The Hidden Costs of Digital Signage Deployment Can Sink Your Business

By Steve Hargis, director of film and video production for Bass Pro Shops

Your clients depend on you not only for technical expertise in designing and installing digital signage systems, but also for guidance in anticipating and budgeting for the cost of implementation and ongoing operations. …


HDMI Extenders Review

By Patrick Barron

The question has often been asked, “What is the greatest distance an HDMI cable can operate effectively before degrading the signal quality?”…

JBL AWC129 Loudspeaker Review

Reviewer: John McJunkin

JBL Professional introduced the AWC129 all-weather compact two-way coaxial loudspeaker at InfoComm this summer. This is an example of a speaker that advances quality reproduction while maintaining solid weather resistance. …

New Products

Christie Matrix StIM WQ and Matrix SIM WQ Projectors

The Christie Matrix StIM WQ and Matrix SIM WQ are fully integrated solid-state, WQXGA resolution projection systems designed specifically for simulation and training applications….

Atlona AT-H2H-88M 8×8 HDMI Matrix Switcher

The Atlona AT-H2H-88M 8×8 HDMI matrix switcher is designed for signal routing in large home theaters and professional installations….

BenQ W1070 Projector

The BenQ W1070 Projector delivers 3D content from games, videos, photos, and Blu-ray discs, and supports various formats and connection standards….

DK-Technologies DK4 Meter

The DK4 offers de-embedding of SDI 3G input channels and includes three AES as well as two analog inputs….

Barix Real-Time Clock Accessory

The Barix Real-Time Clock Accessory ensures that audio and control devices continue operating uninterrupted during network failures, keeping mission-critical operations for broadcast radio, streaming media, building automation, and other applications on time….

Wowza Media Server 3.5

Wowza Media Server 3.5 includes many enhancements, including Third-Party DigitalRights Management, which provides encryption for live and on-demand video workflows….

Remote Technologies Incorporated XP-8s Remote Control Processor

The XP-8s features a new 532MHz i.MX processor, which features two-way driver support and faster system file downloads. …

Atlona Link-Connect Plenum HDMI Cables

Available in lengths of 25ft., 35ft., 50ft., and 75ft., the Atlona cables are certified for installation in plenum and riser air spaces….

FSR Top Shelf Equipment Rack

Top Shelf holds up to 4RU of equipment with multiple mounting locations for power as well as signal connections….

Extron IN1606 Video Scaler

The IN1606 accepts many video formats including HDMI, HDTV, RGB, and standard-definition video….

Hisense T770 Television

The T770 features 120Hz SmoothMotion frame rate technology and 3D and smart TV functionality….

JDK Audio V10 Preamp and V12 Compressor

Both units are built in accordance with API’s 500-series modular lunchbox format….

Roland V-40HD multi-format live video switcher

Roland has introduced the V-40HD multi-format live video switcher….

Radial Engineering Tossover Variable Frequency Divider

The Tossover is a 500 series module that enables you to divide the frequency bands of an audio signal….

Hitachi W806 Smart 3D TV

The W806 models feature full HD 1080p and come with two pairs of 3D glasses….

Moog 10th Anniversary Minimoog Voyager

Moog Music has announced the limited edition 10th Anniversary MinimoogVoyager, dipped in a 24-karat gold finish….

Antelope Audio Orion 32 AD/DA Converter and Audio Master Clock

The Antelope Audio Orion 32 supports both MADI and USB interfaces, clocked by a 64-bit acoustically focused clocking technology….

High Resolution Systems UDC 4.0

The new release of UDC 4.0 includes a number of new features and follows the debut of the UDC Software Membership Program….

Electro-Voice ZX1-Sub Subwoofer

The EV-engineered 12in. ZX1-Sub woofer operates in the 42Hz to 200Hz (-10dB) frequency range….

QSC Audio Products AcousticPerformance Line

AcousticPerformance models may be used in passive (full-range) mode to minimize amplifier channel count or bi-amp mode for greater control and performance….

The Buzz

Taking the Guest Experience to a New Level

In anticipation of its 125th anniversary, last year the Hotel del Coronado began a technological upgrade to its property. …

Register for NSCA’s Business & Leadership Conference

Join NSCA and industry peers at the 15th annual Business & Leadership Conference (BLC), Feb. 21-23, 2013, at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa in Phoenix. …

New Whitepapers: Mobile Device Control Ecosystem Best Practices

CEDIA is creating a series of white papers that both examine and recommend best practices for the adoption of mobile devices as a core part of a company’s strategy for a converged Internet-protocol ecosystem in the home. …

Receive Complimentary Admission to NSCA’s Business & Leadership Conference

Applications for first-time attendees of the NSCA Business & Leadership Conference are now being accepted to receive the Randy Vaughan Founders Award. …

Transform Your Business On the Golf Course

Building your business isn’t just done in the boardroom or the show floor; some of the best business decisions are made on the golf course. …

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