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February 2002

February 2002


Getting the LED Out

By Peter H. Putman, CTS

Long viewing distance and incredible brightness and versatility have made LED a prominent video technology in large venues….

CEDIA to Release Long-Awaited Designer 1 Certification Exam

The Designer I certification exam debuts at the Miami Regional Education event, March 5, at the Miami Hyatt. In conjunction with the Regional, CEDIA will…


A New Look And Much More


I HAVE OFTEN WRITTEN ABOUT THE VIRTUES OF MEMBERSHIP IN THE National Systems Contractors Association. The NSCA is the leading not-for-profit association…

The Price Is Right

Alan Kruglak

Setting Successful Price Targets…

Line Out

By David E. Mentley

FIRST OF ALL, DTV DOES NOT EQUAL HDTV. IT’S MAINLY non-technical journalists who make and promote the confusion between digital television, DTV, and high-definition…


On the Move

EIKI, EAG, Crestron and Panasonic…

Who’s News

Daniel Ari

Digital Projection International, known for its key role in applying Texas Instrument’s DLP technology to high-quality imaging, has been purchased by…

Business News

Corporate Evolutions, Sales Tools, Publications, Education and Congratulations…

Happy Anniversary

KDM, Anitech and Liberty Wire & Cable…

Good Deeds

Fujitsu, PLUS and Hitachi news….

Bad Deeds

Piracy Thwarted…

Free Stuff

Blonder Tongue Monitoring and Control Software QCentral Remote Monitoring and Control Software is a custom application used with the QQQT product line….

Install of the Month: Training the Future Installers of America

Daniel Ari

Tim Pattrin, video communications coordinator at West Middle School in Wayzata, Minnesota, wanted students in his data networking class to install the…

Contractor’s Web Watch

NFPA, APW Enclosures, and Posh Speakers….

Feedback Forum

Find out what our readers have to say….


Russound acquired IntelliNet Controls; formal integration was scheduled for January 1, 2002 Dolby Laboratories has taken a strategic stake in Australian…

Rep and Dealer News

Electrograph Systems is the sole distributor of TRaC Associates GlassVu and LumenStar products Colorado-based rep firm Warman Marketing was appointed…

People News

Who’s where in the industry….

Hot Topic: The 2002 Winter Olympics

SOUNDTUBE RIDES THE LUGE SoundTube Entertainment team members got the opportunity to race the Olympic bobsled track that will be used by Olympic athletes…

What’s New

Audio/Video Products

S&VC spotlights selected contracting products, with links to manufacturer sites….

Main Features

Digital Signal Routing and Distribution

By Barry Albright

Know the available technologies and get past the common misconceptions before you specify a digital routing system….

Have It Your Way

Chris Doering

Customized products can give you a competitive edge in landing profitable clients and niche projects….

Installation Profiles

New Sounds for a Miami Institution

Bruce Borgerson

The Orange Bowl college football classic abandoned its eponymous stadium in 1996 and followed the Miami Dolphins northward to the new Pro Player Stadium….

Variety Is the Hallmark of Heinz

Keith Clark

Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA…

India’s Summer Games

By Christopher Buttner

Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi, India…

Contractor’s Toolbox

1972 All Over AgainAlmost

Glen Ballou

Comparing Systems Then and Now…

All Hands-on Video

New Year’s Resolutions

Josh Kairoff

Resolving the Resolution Confusion…

Industry Associations

Apprenticeship Program Wins Federal Approval

An apprenticeship program for electronic systems technicians has been formally approved and will soon be available. After years of lobbying toward this…

Inaugural InfoComm China Draws Enthusiasm

InfoComm China, launched in July 2001, now has more than 95% of its 6000-square-meter exhibition space reserved by a total of 44 companies representing…

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