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February 2012

February 2012

Tech Showcases

Large-format Projectors

By Mark Johnson

Large-format projectors, or large-venue projectors, are the NASCAR racers of projectors. …

Power Conditioners

By Bennett Liles

The poor state of the U.S. power grid and the delicate nature of modern digital AV gear are opposing trends that have created a big market for power conditioning equipment. …


Audio-Technica BPHS1-XF4 Headset

Reviewer: John McJunkin

My first impression of this headset is that it’s very sturdy. …

Review: Community Professional DS Series Speakers

Reviewer: John McJunkin

Community Professional Loudspeakers has introduced its DS series surface-mount speakers to meet the demand for high-quality units that are aesthetically pleasing, not bulky, and capable of delivering full-bandwidth sound with good accuracy. …

Columns & Features

Themed AV

By Cynthia Wisehart

Next month, the Themed Entertainment Association marks its 20th anniversary and its 18th annual Thea awards….

Choosing Live Distribution Options

By Jan Ozer

You have four basic options when it comes to streaming live events….

A Loudspeaker Disussion with Marshall Kay and Don Keele

With Bennett Liles

Bennett Liles talks with Marshall Kay and Don Keele of Audio Artistry in Raleigh, North Carolina….

Video Production Upgrade at Carver Arena, Part 1

With Bennett Liles

Bennett Liles talks with Frank Blain, owner of Pro Video Productions in Peoria, Illinois about the complete video production upgrade in that city’s Carver Arena….

Video Production Upgrade at Carver Arena, Part 2

Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Frank Blain, owner of Pro Video Productions, about the Broadcast Pix 3016 and video product for Carver Arena….

Special Report: Digital Signage

Case Study: Fresh Retail Store

Christie MicroTiles displays are installed the natural beauty store, Fresh, in New York….

Digital Signage Expo Offers Myriad Educational Opportunities

The digital signage industry continues its rapid growth, with some analysts estimating there will be more than 20 million digital signs by 2015. …

MMD Dimenco 3D Displays

MMD has announced a new line of no-glasses 3D displays with autostereoscopic technology. …

Haivision CoolSign

Haivision’s CoolSign digital signage solution comes with an unlimited number of Content Creators and Network Managers. …

Hall Research UH-1BT

Hall Research has announced the availability of the new UH-1BT HDMI over HDBaseT extender….

Samsung Electronics 55in. Super OLED

Samsung Electronics unveiled its 55in. Super OLED TV at the 2012 International CES. …

Black Box ICompel WDS Player

Black Box has introduced ICompel WDS, a centrally manageable platform for wearable digital signage. …

The Buzz

Audio Upgrade for a Reverbrant Church

Immaculate Conception Church in Traverse City, Mich., is enjoying a major upgrade to its sound system….

Historical Landmark’s Audio System Preserves Character

Hidden in plain view among the towering skyscrapers of Toronto’s downtown financial district, The National Club is one of the city’s most prestigious landmarks. …

CEDIA 2012 Boot Camps

As you begin looking at your training schedule for 2012, consider CEDIA EST Basic Residential Boot Camp and Home Theater Boot Camp. …

2012 Poster Rule Postponed Until April 2012

The National Labor Relations Board has agreed to postpone the effective date of its employee rights notice-posting rule….

Key Strategies for 2012

By Chuck Wilson

Despite the recent economic downturn, NSCA and its membership are stronger, more creative, and more vibrant than ever. …

MIB Report: Channel Trends and Issues: Dynamics of Product Procurement in the Low Voltage Commercial Electronic Systems Industry

The latest Market Intelligence Briefing (MIB) report from the NSCA examines the continually evolving product procurement opportunities many systems integrators face in today’s way of conducting business. …

IATSE & InfoComm Sign Contract to Certify AV AV Technicians

IATSE and InfoComm have partnered to offer a certification preparation program for IATSE members, who will have access to state of the art training and certification in the growing audiovisual industry….

Randal A. Lemke, Executive Director and CEO of InfoComm International, Announces Retirement

Randal (Randy) A. Lemke, Ph.D., the executive director and CEO of InfoComm International since 2000, announced his planned retirement at the end of 2012. …

New Products

Erico Caddy Cat Links

These painted J-hooks from Erico can be used to blend into a building’s interior design or to identify various cable runs….

FSR CB-224

FSR has announced a new ceiling box, the CB-224, with a deeper design developed to accommodate more internal equipment than the CB-12 and CB-22 models….

Sony BDP-S590 and BDP-S790

Sony has introduced three new Blu-ray players featuring Wi-Fi connectivity and support for Blu-rays, DVDs, CDs, and USB playback….

Sharp AQUOS Board

Sharp has launched an 80in. interactive display, the AQUOS board….

Casio SLIM Projectors

Casio has introduced a new line of SLIM projectors with six updated models: the XJ-A141, XJ-A146, XJ-A241, XJ-A246, XJ-A251, and XJ-A256….

SunBriteTV Signature Line

The Signature Line from SunBriteTV delivers high brightness outdoors, with 1080p picture quality, and feature an anti-glare LCD panel….

Pass Labs Xs-300 and Xs-150

The Xs-300 and Xs-150 amplifiers from Pass Labs are monoblock models delivering 300 and 150W, respectively….

Hitachi BZ-1 Interactive Projector

The BZ-1 from Hitachi has interactive whiteboard functionality built into it, eliminating the need for additional hardware….

Neumann KH 810 and KH 870

The KH 810 and KH 870 both feature Neumann’s 7.1 High Definition Bass Manager, which is compatible with all formats from mono to 7.1 high-definition systems….

Auralex Acoustics ProMAX Panels

Auralex’s new ProMAX panels are designed as a portable, lightweight absorption treatment for studio rentals, live events, and temporary recording. …

FaitalPRO Woofer Drivers

New 12in., 15in., and 18in. woofers from FaitalPRO feature demodulated Ferrite motors, with maximum power output between 1200 and 2400W….

Peerless-AV PeerAir Wireless Mounting Solutions

The Wireless Mounting Solutions from Peerless-AV include indoor and outdoor wireless articulating arms and tilt wall mounts, a mobile cart, and a wireless projector mount….

BryteWerks Model One

Designed for either consumer or professional applications, the Model One line delivers 16:10 widescreen 1920×1200 resolution through a LCD Native WUXGA panel….

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