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February 2010

February 2010


Outdoor Loudspeakers

By Bennett Liles

It’s one thing to craft the finest sound reproduction in a controlled environment with the critical junction of hardware and acoustics–the loudspeaker system…

Large-venue Display Systems

By Trevor Boyer

As the size of a venue or the amount of ambient light in a venue increases, so does the demand for ANSI lumens, the accepted measure of projector brightness…

The Case for Digital Signage Content: Viewer Experience Strategies

By Keith Kelsen

There are three basic types of digital out of home (DOOH) networks that determine both the placement and approach to creating messages….

Digital Signage Templates: Feeding the Beast

By Keith Kelsen

Regardless of the type of network or the frequency of content refresh, keeping the content machine churning is a potentially daunting task. …

Fluid Technology

By Ellen Lampert-Gréaux

Next month, the Themed Entertainment Association will celebrate the 16th annual THEA awards at Universal Studios, Hollywood, honoring 12 themed environment projects from across the globe. TEA President Steve Thorburn points out that the predominant theme this year is a maturation in the use of technology…

Retrofit Meets Digital Signage at Wisconsin Veterans Museum

By Jessaca Gutierrez

At the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, the AV technology that had been cutting-edge in the late ’90s was obsolete….


NEC NP3250W Review

By Jeff Sauer

Relatively small installation-oriented form factors, like NEC’s new NP3250W, can now pack a very bright punch…


Become the Director

By Don Kreski

great opportunity for AV integrators to post videos about their installations….

Entertaining Installations

By Cynthia Wisehart

The Themed Entertainment Association celebrates the 16th annual THEA awards in a few weeks…

Groundhog Day, Revisited

By George Petersen

While the weather outside may be frightful, February marks a great midwinter point for some (indoor) contemplation. It’s a time to assess your business needs for 2010 and get your inventory in shape for better times in the months ahead…


Lovett School, Atlanta

The new multipurpose room needed an audio system that would deliver crisp, intelligible audio for both music and spoken word in an acoustical environment more like a gym than a theater….

Hatboro-Horsham High School, Philadelphia

Hatboro-Horsham High School in the Philadelphia suburbs is now using a Technomad Turnkey PA system to enhance audio quality and coverage for sporting events in its outdoor campus stadium….

NorthRidge Church Satellite Location, Plymouth, Mich.

Portable Church Industries (PCI) recently designed several portable AV systems for the NorthRidge Church in Saline, Mich., for space the church is renting at a local public high school. …

Focus on the Built Environment

Provided by InfoComm International

Over the past several years, InfoComm has developed a number of programs and resources to help its members create business opportunities with building professionals…

NSCA at InfoComm 2010

The NSCA at InfoComm 2010 website is now live for industry professionals….

NSCA Education Foundation Raises $100,000 in 2009

The NSCA Education Foundation raised $100,000 in 2009 to continue its goal to create and provide educational opportunities for students seeking a career path within the commercial electronic systems industry. …

New Trends in Customer Relationship Management

Articles and web resources recently added to NSCA’s A/E Toolkit focus on customer relationship management (CRM) systems, which many companies use to leverage relationships and boost sales. …

NSCA Creates 24/7 Networking Opportunities for Industry Professionals

NSCA has established its presence on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and the WordPress blog site to provide the latest news, special savings opportunities, and tips to keep commercial electronic systems businesses successful….

How Do You Define the AV Industry?

InfoComm International is releasing its first global AV Market Definition & Strategies Study (MDSS)….

InfoComm Announces Green AV Awards

In 2010, InfoComm will recognize AV professionals who are taking a lead in adopting green measures. …

LDC Appoints New 2010 InfoComm Council Chairs

InfoComm International’s Leadership Development Committee has appointed its council chairs….

Rebound and Grow Your Business in 2010

Last year was a rough one across the board. Businesses in the electronic systems industry were forced to tighten belts to make ends meet. …

New Products

NAMM 2010

By George Petersen

NAMM, the International Music Products Association, returned to Anaheim, Calif., from Jan. 14 to 17 for its 2010 winter show to an uncertain market…

Projectiondesign F35 Projector

Projectiondesign F35 DLP projector is the world’s first featuring Texas Instruments’ WQXGA DLP chip….

Sony PCS-XG55 Videoconferencing System

Sony PCS-XG55 Videoconferencing System brings flexible, high-quality, and affordable visual communications to a range of commercial applications….

Sharp 3D Projectors

Sharp 3D Projectors includes six 3D-ready DLP BrilliantColor professional projectors….

Barix AG Barionet 50 Network Controller

Barix AG Barionet 50 Network Controller is a low-cost IP automation controller, monitoring device, and visualization system now shipping for professional and home applications….

Cobalt Digital OPT-SW-LM Audio Loudness Meter

Cobalt Digital OPT-SW-LM Audio Loudness Meter provides broadcasters with a flexible solution for ingest or on-air loudness metering and assessment….

Premier Mounts HDTV Installation Kits

Premier Mounts HDTV Installation Kits are designed to simplify the installation process and deliver consumers the peace of mind that comes from knowing that their investment is secure….

Furman Sound Prestige Series P-3600 AR G Voltage Regulator

The Furman Sound Prestige Series P-3600 AR G 3RU power conditioner/True RMS voltage regulator offers a one-of-a-kind power-management solution for AV professionals….

3M M2256PW Multitouch Display

The 3M M2256PW display is designed for professional and prosumer applications that need up to 10-finger touch input or multiuser interactivity with very fast response time….

Barco RLM-W6 Projector

The Barco RLM-W6 projector is a 3-chip DLP projector with a WUXGA resolution at the price of a single-chip DLP projector….

Meyer Sound Column Array Loudspeakers

The Meyer Sound steerable column array loudspeakers offer unparalleled control of vertical coverage and low-distortion sound developed and refined through years of scientific research in steering sound technology….

Crestron V-Panel Touchpanels

Now shipping, the Crestron V-Panel is the industry’s only full 1080p high-definition touchpanel, and it can function as both a touchpanel control interface and flatpanel HD display….

Da-Lite Advance MM8C-42FS Flatpanel Cart

The Advance MM8C-42FS multimedia flatpanel cart from Da-Lite is an all-in-one solution for your media needs….

Epson PowerLite Pro Z8050WNL Projector

The Epson PowerLite Pro Z8050WNL projector is the company’s latest high-brightness multimedia projector designed for auditorium and large-venue applications….

Extron TLP 350CV Touchpanel

The Extron TLP 350CV touchpanel combines AV system control with cable management….

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