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January 2000

January 2000


Yorkville acquires ART

Cindy Holst

Yorkville Sound announces the acquisition of Applied Research & Technology (ART). With the new ownership, ART will invest in key areas of the business,…

Marsh Sound Design launched

Cindy Holst

Richard Marsh announces the start of his own firm, Marsh Sound Design. The company develops consumer electronics. Products now available include a tube-hybrid…

Panja and Premise Systems announce partnership

Cindy Holst

Panja and Iowa-based Premise Systems announce an agreement to deliver Windows software that can integrate and manage an array of current and future non-PC…

Renkus-Heinz and JBL confirm agreement

Cindy Holst

Renkus-Heinz, distributor of EASE and EARS software on behalf of ADA Acoustic Design Ahnert, has reached an agreement with JBL Professional under which…

Escient co-founders honored

Cindy Holst

Scott Jones and Thomas Doherty were awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, 1999, in the Technology/Software/Internet category for Indiana….

Epson moves

Cindy Holst

Epson America has relocated its facilities to 3840 Kilroy Airport Way, Long Beach, CA 90806, or contact Epson at P.O. Box 93012, Long Beach, CA 90809-9941….

Lambert and Hatschek collaborate

Cindy Holst

Two industry leaders join forces to provide market research services to the pro-audio, broadcast and video production industries. Mel Lambert, head of…

EIA announces revision

Cindy Holst

Electronic Industries Alliances (EIA) announces the revision of the Input/Output Buffer Information Specification (IBIS version 3.2) for modeling the…

Transamerica moves

Cindy Holst

Transamerica Audio Group has moved to larger facilities located at 2082 Newbury Road, Suite 3, Newbury Park, CA 91320. The new phone number is 805-375-1425,…

Audio Control announces licensee agreement

Cindy Holst

AudioControl announces its participation in a licensee agreement with D-Tools, designers of the proposal software DigiTools CI. DigiTools CI offers custom…

Acoustics First and SDG form alliance

Cindy Holst

Acoustics First and Systems Development Group (SDG) have completed the terms of a strategic alliance. The agreement gives Acoustics First the exclusive…

Multicom distributes Pico Macom

Cindy Holst

Under a recent agreement, Multicom becomes the exclusive distributor of Pico Macom products sold to Latin America. This partnership unites Multicom’s…

Leviton includes cabling in warranty

Cindy Holst

Leviton Telcom extends its lifetime warranty on horizontal structured cabling systems to include the backbone portion of copper and fiber media in commercial…

Spirit moves

Cindy Holst

Spirit by Soundcraft has relocated its Rocklin, CA, offices to the Soundcraft office in Nashville, TN. Spirit’s new address is 1449 Donelson Pike, Nashville,…

FutureSmart opens office

Cindy Holst

FutureSmart Networks has opened a Sales and Marketing office in Atlanta. The Atlanta office is the first of 12 regional sales offices slated for opening…

Leitch named Hearst-Argyle’s supplier

Cindy Holst

Leitch Technology has made a five year agreement with Hearst-Argyle, making Leitch the station group’s exclusive provider of high-definition interface…

Da-Lite/Projecta and Procolor merge

Cindy Holst

Da-Lite/Projecta group, manufacturer of projection screens, has merged with Procolor, a French manufacturer in this field. The companies are joining forces…

TCS International partners with EagleView Industries

Cindy Holst

TCS International has formed a partnership for the development and deployment of a wireless system developed by Michael Paolini, president of Distinctive…

Level Control Systems wins award

Cindy Holst

Level Control Systems (LCS) won the 1999 Sound Product of the Year award at the Lighting Dimensions International show in Orlando, FL for the Variable…

FBT equipment available

Cindy Holst

FBT Electtronica, Recanati, Italy, a pro audio manufacturer of audio mixers, power amps, loudspeakers, powered loudspeakers, studio monitors and related…

TimeLine and TASCAM announce agreement

Cindy Holst

TimeLine Vista has entered into a long-term audio product development agreement with TASCAM. The agreement will result in a line of professional audio…

Kenwood shows applications

Cindy Holst

Kenwood USA unveiled product developments using the IEEE 1394 Firewire/i.LINK digital communications protocol. The prototypes include a Firewire/i.LINK-capable…

Mitsubishi reaches agreement with Texas Instruments

Cindy Holst

Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America (MDEA) announced an agreement with Texas Instruments (TI) to produce projection televisions using TI’s Digital…

Anthony Grimani introduces consulting firm

Cindy Holst

Industry veteran Anthony Grimani introduces a consulting firm, Performance Media Industries (PMI), specializing in multichannel A-V technology. The company…

Owens Corning introduces Acoustic Design Center

Cindy Holst

Owens Corning announces its Acoustic Design Center, which provides custom design services to buyers of the company’s SelectSound acoustic room system….

Video Projections

LED DISPLAYS: light up the big screen

Peter H. Putman

Previous columns covering large-screen displays mainly focused on projectors and monitors using emissive (CRT and plasma) technology for direct-view monitors,…

Clean Signals


Bill Whitlock

What is a transmission line, anyway? There are broad definitions, such as “the conductive connections between system elements which carry signal power”…


IN SEARCH OF higher gross margins

Alan Kruglak

Doing Battle With The Mega-CompanyOne of my favorite pastimes is to write down quotes from well-known people. The ones worth remembering summarize a powerful,…

Under the weather

Peter Mapp

Effective systems design for outdoor sound transmission requires an acute awareness of the many variables that will affect sound quality.Designing and…

Theory and Practice

Harry J. Ferris

Methods for minimizing loudspeaker line loss and a real-world example of their application.The Trans World Dome acoustic improvements engineered by Ross…

Hearing for all

Russell Gentner

Considerations for designing and installing assistive listening systems in large venues.Have you ever attended an event in a stadium or arena, and because…

Control on ice

Bruce Borgerson

Audio systems at a new sports/wellness complex in Denver benefit from innovative loudspeaker cluster design and user-friendly computer control.The University…

Meeting the need

Jack McLean

Installing a complex, easily controlled and monitored A-V system for the Mandalay Bay Events Center.Technology advancements are providing systems designers…

VIDEO TECHNOLOGY: for large-venue applications

Josh Kairoff

Such large venues as arenas and stadiums pose unique and demanding requirements on large image display equipment. Most of the events depicted are fast…

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