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January 2004

January 2004

In This Issue

A Look Inside January 2004

This month Sound & Video Contractor tackles houses of worship, namely the WordSpring Discovery Center, which combines cutting-edge audio, video, and system control to teach people about the complex task of Bible translation. Other stories include:

  • Assistive Listening Systems
  • Thermal Management
  • TV One C2-775 review


Hot Stuff

By Bob Schluter

You’ve put a tremendous amount of time and effort into designing the right installed A/V system for your client, integrating all of its many components and assuring elegance of operation and performance. But there is an old adage that accompanies every complex endeavor: any system is only as strong as its weakest link….

Technology Showcase: Video Format Converters

By David Riffle

A video format converter (VFC) is a utility tool designed to convert video from one format to another. It is simple enough in concept, but because video……

Technology Showcase: FM Assistive Listening Systems

By Bruce Borgerson

The January 2002 issue of Sound & Video Contractor contained an overview of the three basic options for wide area assistive listening systems (ALS):……

Installation Profile: Found in Translation

By Tom Dambly

Imagine the task of translating a book into thousands of different languages, many of which do not yet exist in written form. Next, imagine explaining that project to a diverse audience that spans nationalities and generations….


TV ONE C2-775

By Peter Putman

When I first saw the C2-775 at NAB in 2003, I was quite taken with the product. At the time, I called it “a Swiss Army knife” scaler, and……


Editorial: Promises, Promises

By Mark Johnson

This past November, Newsweek had an issue with Bill Gates on the cover. The issue focus was about technology, and the headline proclaimed, Bill’s Next…

NSCA Focus: A Secure Alliance

By Bill Bozeman

The systems integration industry is changing. Systems integrators can no longer provide products and services in their own niche market without expanding…

Security Watch: Training 101

By Steve Filippini

A few months ago, my boss asked me if I would conduct some training for my coworkers. The training would cover the basic application and operational aspects…

Line Out: Sermon on the Rackmount

By Brian Blackmore

I recently had the opportunity to spend a few minutes with a prominent systems design consultant whose business includes a high percentage of churches….


The Buzz: Install of the Month

These days cameras are everywhere. They’re outside buildings, in parking lots, in offices, in warehouses, in airports, in private homes, in schools, and…

The Buzz: Movers and Shakers

Audio Visual Innovations has added the following employees: Don LaNeve as chief operating officer, Laura Brady and Vivian Sola as national sales representatives,…

The Buzz: 20 Years Ago in Sound & Video Contractor

By Mark Johnson

It’s déjà vu all over again! It’s one of those interesting coincidences: the cover story in the January 1984 issue of Sound & Video Contractor……

The Buzz: Publications

The 2004 Super Vision ( product catalog, print version, is now available. The catalog shows products in detail, their applications, and…

The Buzz: Upcoming Events

January 8-11 2004 International CES Consumer Electronics Association Las Vegas 15-18 NAMM International Music Products AssociationAnaheim,…

The Buzz: Contractor’s Web Watch A new Web site developed by Shure’s customer service department helps Shure U.S. dealers instantly access order information…

The Buzz: Associations

CEDIA Defends Trademark Bose Corp. has filed suit in the United States Patent and Trademark Office to cancel CEDIA’s four federal trademark registrations…

The Buzz: Office Space

Digital System Technology Moves to Atlanta In an effort to further strengthen the company’s operational and cost efficiencies, systems integration provider…

The Buzz: Industry News

Mackie, Emagic Combine Technologies Mackie Designs and Emagic Software and Hardware GmbH have agreed to merge their audio control surface technologies….

What’s New: Video Products

LCD The MP-45t is a full-featured, ultrabright LCD unit designed for large-venue fixed installation. With 4,500 ANSI lumens and…

What’s New: Audio Products

Subwoofer Systems Phase Technology The Sub 200 and Sub 100 in-wall powered subwoofer systems deliver deep bass that brings added…

What’s New: Security Products

Substations Aiphone Aiphone’s vandal- and weather-resistant substations for open voice intercoms and lamp memory systems are constructed…

What’s New: A/V Products

Touch Screen IntelliNet Controls The ICe AquaPad is a wireless color touch screen that uses proprietary software technology to…

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