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February 2006

February 2006


Networked Storage

By Jay Ankeney

A wise man once said that data out of context is chaos; data within context is information; information given purpose is wisdom; and wisdom shared is intelligence. Yet while stored intelligence can lead to productivity…

Technology Showcase:
DSP EQ Devices

By Mark Frink

In the early days of sound reinforcement…

Technology Showcase:
HD Media Servers

By Jay Ankeney

As more people become familiar with the benefits…

Installation Profile:
Creating a New Reality

By Daniel Keller

If it’s true that necessity is the mother of invention, then it must be equally axiomatic that competition is the mother of reinvention. It certainly…


Furman AR-15 Series II

By John McJunkin

I have been a great fan of voltage regulation and power conditioning for quite some time now, and I was excited to get my hands on Furman’s AR-15 Series…

Sonic Foundry MediaSite ML440

By Jeff Sauer

Video communications can mean different things to different people, but most would agree that something enhances business communications as long as the the technology doesn’t get in the way. Of course, that’s a big caveat in light of the fits and starts that plagued technologies that are now solid, such as streaming video and videoconferencing….



By Mark Johnson

The Apple iPod is an interesting product. Technologically speaking, it’s pretty cool and user friendly, and that’s probably why it has the lion’s share…

Picture This:
CES 2006

By Jeff Sauer

I have to confess that I didn’t go to the annual Consumer Electronics Show this year with high expectations for new display technology. After all, how much bigger do plasma and LCD flat panels really need to get? And it’s pretty clear that neither of those technologies is going to eliminate the other anytime soon. …

Associations Focus: Walking the Talk

For those planning to attend Expo in Las Vegas this March, the Crank It Up! buzz will come in loud and clear. The 2006 Expo…

Security Watch: You’re Grounded

By Steve Filippini

My first lesson in respecting Mother Nature occurred in Miami in the late 1980s. I was standing in front of a burglar alarm control panel and was about to use a screwdriver to remove a circuit board I suspected to be defective…

POV: Ready for R&S Pros

By Tom Stimson

There are more reasons than ever for rental and staging professionals to attend InfoComm 06 in Orlando, Fla. InfoComm’s Rental & Staging Council has been…


The Buzz: Install of the Month:
Cabela’s Buda, Texas

By Gregory A. DeTogne

Within the outdoor industry, perhaps no company is entitled to claim the title of World’s Foremost Outfitter better than Cabela’s, the…

The Buzz: Newsmakers

Alan Dresner has joined Electrosonic Group as general manager for the company’s North American Video Display Solutions (VDS) business. Atlantic Technology…

The Buzz: 20 Years Ago in
Sound & Video Contractor

By Mark Johnson

Distributed sound was the topic for the month of February 1986. Covering one of the many aspects of distributed sound, Jesse Klapholz contributed “History of Sound System Design,” providing a brief overview on the evolution of sound system technology. Klapholz’s article, however brief, provided a comprehensive historical background of the development of loudspeaker systems from approximately 1913 through the early 1960s. Klapholz concluded the article…

The Buzz: Publication

Soundcraft ( has released a new DVD titled The Soundcraft DVD Guide To Mixing. Based on a 40-page instructional booklet initially produced…

The Buzz: Upcoming Events

February 14-17, Expo Comm Mexico 2006, Mexico City,; 27-28, Collaborative Communications Summit, New York,…

The Buzz: Industry News

Russound has unveiled a new education program to teach audio and video professionals how to sell, install, and profit…

What’s New

What’s New:
Audio Technology

By Laura Dixon and Jessaca Massey

Wharfedale Professional’s EVP-XP series loudspeakers, the powered version of the new EVP-X series, offer increased power handling and improved features over the earlier EVP-P series. The powered loudspeaker features a new elliptical waveguide horn and Wharfedale’s 44mm titanium compression driver for superior HF reproduction. The power amplifier sections of the EVP-XP use Class A/B topology and integrate seamlessly to give optimal performance across the range…

What’s New: Video Technology

By Laura Dixon and Jessaca Massey

TV One’s dual-channel C2-7200 multi-format processor features a high-definition video scaler, a multiformat seamless switcher, a dual-window…

What’s New:
Residential Technology

By Laura Dixon and Jessaca Massey

BG’s R-600 in-wall loudspeaker, part of the Radia series, features a three-way passive design based on BG’s signature line array concept. The R-600 is comprised of four Neo10s and a 10″×5″ wideband planar ribbon, which is based on the BG’s proprietary technology and is significantly larger than other BG ribbons. Complementing the Neo10 system are 12 Neo3 planar ribbon tweeters, operating from 1.5kHz to 20kHz. Anchoring the R-600’s low-frequency section are two long-throw, high-power dual gap woofers…

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