February 2003 - Sound & Video Contractor

February 2003

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February 2003

Features

Power Line Conditioners

Chris Steinwand

Contrary to what the electric companies would have you believe, all voltage is not created (or distributed) equally. One hundred twenty volts is more...

Video Test Equipment

Chris Steinwand

Compared with video, testing and troubleshooting audio is a breeze, and you know what a headache that can be. As more and more installs become an integration...

Reviews

NEC HT1000

Jeff Sauer

SPECIFICATIONS OPTICAL Panel Single-chip 12-degree DMD Resolution Multiresolution 1,024768 XGA; 1,024576 wide mode Advanced AccuBlend compatible Lens...

Columns

The Importance of Perspective

MARK MAYFIELD

IT'S NO STARTLING REVELATION TO POINT OUT THAT THE RATE OF change in industry, especially technology-driven ones, is rapid, to say the least. New technologies,...

Lessons Learned in the Association World

By Chuck Wilson

IT'S BEEN SEVEN YEARS NOW that I have been with the National Systems Contracting Association (NSCA). I have learned that running a trade association and...

Departments

Install of the Month

In fall 2002, BP Exploration (Alaska) held an open house to mark the opening of the BP Energy Center, a $7.1 million facility in Anchorage. The 13,500-square-foot...

REPRESENTATIVE AND DISTRIBUTION NEWS

Denon Electronics appointed the TK Group as sales representative for the Rocky Mountains territory. A Furman Sound Rep Council meeting took place at the...

20 YEARS AGO IN THE INDUSTRY

Editor's Note: As part of S&VC's 20th anniversary, we will be bringing you 20 Years Ago in the Industry, a retrospective glimpse of the industry and S&VC...

CONTRACTOR'S WEB WATCH

www.stardraw.com Stardraw.com has made available the component elements used to create its product symbols in the Block Schematic, Rack Layout, and Pictorial...

PEOPLE NEWS

Ken Berger has joined Mackie Designs as senior vice president of marketing. He will have global responsibility for marketing initiatives across all Mackie...

UPCOMING EVENTS

February 26-March 1 Electronic House ExpoOrlando, Floridawww.ehexpo.com March 3-6 ShoWestLas Vegaswww.showest.com 5-7 ISC WestLas Vegaswww.isc.reedexpo.com...

AGREEMENTS, PARTNERSHIPS, AND ACQUISITIONS

Global Cach and Xabler, both providers of products that enable technology in homes, have signed an alliance agreement that describes their intentions...

FEEDBACK

Protect Yourself from Fiberglass Allan Soifer's December 2002 Contractor's Toolbox: A World of Hurt was a most interesting and enlightening article emphasizing...

PUBLICATIONS

Belden Electronics Division (www.belden.com), a manufacturer of wire and cable products, has a new 600-page master catalog. Arena Rigging (Rigging Seminars;...

INDUSTRY NEWS

IED Gets ISO-9001 Certification Innovative Electronic Designs (IED) a manufacturer of public address, voice announcement, and visual paging systems has...

OFFICE SPACE

Inter-M Americas Opens U.S. Offices Inter-M Americas has unveiled a newly constructed 10,000-square-foot facility housing sales and administrative offices...

What's New

audio products

Network System Crown Internationalwww.iqaudiosystems.com The IQ Network, previously known as the IQ System, has been redesigned. The IQ System was originally...

video products

Universal Player Onkyowww.onkyousa.com The DV-SP800 decodes SACD discs, DVD-Audio discs, and MP3 CDs in addition to conventional DVDs and CDs. It has...

a/v accessories

Power Conditioners Furman Soundwww.furmansound.com The Metered Six Series offers upgrades from earlier power conditioner products, especially for professionals...

Installation Profiles

Dam Entertaining

By Christopher Buttner

AS THE CENTERPIECE of the Columbia Basin Project, a multipurpose endeavor managed by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the dam is five times larger and...

Video Projections

ANTENNA TRICKS

PETER H. PUTMAN, CTS

Attention, all commercial and residential A/V designers and installers: The FCC just made your life more interesting and possibly much more aggravating....

Clean Signals

NOISE ANNOYS

BILL WHITLOCK

A predictable amount of constant, random noise is inherent in all electronic devices, such as background hiss in a sound system or the grainy movement...

Articles

Shelter from the Storm

Winn L. Rosch

Once solid-state equipment has been burned in, failures rarely happen without some encouragement. Would-be technicians spill coffee, short outputs, or...

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