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January 2005

January 2005


Video Production Basics

By David Riffle

An increasing number of clients of AV systems integrators want to produce their own video. Systems integrators need to be knowledgeable about the basics…

Technology Showcase:
System Processors: The Next Generation

By Linda Seid Frembes

Since the beginning of audio systems, there has been some sort of systems processing included. Sure, the actual entity doing the processing has taken…

Technology Showcase: Display Mounts

By Jay Ankeney

My kingdom for a horse! cried Shakespeare’s Richard III, knowing that the most valuable monarch is worthless without the proper mount. That’s also the…

Installation Profile:
Spreading the Word

By Gary Eskow

Although it is undoubtedly true that the horrors of 9/11 touched all Americans, it is equally true that those at the epicenter of the events were transformed in special ways. Trinity Church, New York City, stands on Wall Street in lower Manhattan, directly across from the site where the World Trade towers once stood. Founded in 1697, the church has played…


Shure SLX Wireless Microphone Systems

By John McJunkin

Shure has introduced a new line of SLX wireless systems, which offer solutions for a number of uses, including handheld, head-worn or lavalier mics as…

Sharp NoteVision XG-MB70X

By Jeff Sauer

When the projector industry talks about crossover products, it’s usually referring to projectors that, because of their size and cost, can (at least marginally)…


Editor’s Note: AV Pros Needed

By Mark Johnson

Flying junkyards, we called them a hopeless mishmash of mismatched speaker components approximating a speaker cluster. That happens to many AV systems…

Picture This: Format Wars

By Jeff Sauer

How many contractors out there are old enough to remember the great Betamax vs. VHS format war from the late 1970s and early 1980s? That was when two…

Associations Focus: Educating the Masses

Planned for March 10-12 in the Orlando Convention Center, the NSCA Systems Integration Expo offers systems designers and installers opportunities to interact…

Associations Focus: Leadership Forum

Representatives of every segment of the AV communications industry met in Fairfax, Va. on Oct. 1-2 for the ICIA 2004 Leadership Forum to identify industry…

Associations Focus: Education Opportunities Abound

CEDIA University is bringing Regional Education to your area in 2005, and it’s the best Regional Education program…

Management Perspectives: Church Tech Training

By Gary Zandstra

One of the most discussed topics in the industry of church AV is training. Integrators are installing more sophisticated and complex systems as many churches…

POV: It’s a Wrap! A Year-End Review

By Don Guzauckas Jr., CTS

The International Communications Industries Association is a great and diverse organization I feel honored to have worked with over the past four years….


The Buzz:
Install of the Month

By Alan Hardiman

Picture 600 screaming spectators watching a full-tilt rock band sweating and grinding it out before hoards of adoring fans hardly the image most people…

The Buzz: Newsmakers

Listen Technologies and Bosch Security Systems made an agreement granting exclusive distributorship of the Bosch conferencing solutions in the United…

The Buzz: 20 Years Ago in Sound & Video Contractor

Fire and life safety and church acoustics were the featured topics of the January 1985 issue. The issue focus however, concentrated on life safety issues,…

The Buzz: Industry News

Visioneering Design Launches New Division Visioneering Design has launched a new subsidiary, VisioneeringConnect. Visioneering has provided design and…

CONTRACTOR’S WEB WATCH Communications Specialties has unveiled a fully redesigned and updated website, further enhancing its online accessibility to customers,…


January 20-23 NAMMInternational Music Products AssociationAnaheim, 26-28 Integrated Systems March 10-12…

What’s New

What’s New: Video Technology

Channel Blocker Blonder Tongue Laboratories The TV Channel Blocker (TVCB) blocks unwanted channels from the analog block of channels….

What’s New: Audio Technology

Wireless Mic System Gem Sound The PLL-32 is a 32-channel wireless mic system featuring a built-in LCD and controls on the mic transmitter….

What’s New: Security Technology

Touch-Panel Accessories Crestron A complete line of accessories now complements the Isys I/O WiFi touch panel. With the touch of a button,…

What’s New: AV Technology

Data Destroyer Norazza The Office Pro applies thousands of tiny imprints to both sides of a CD or DVD disc to ensure that no data is recoverable,…

What’s New: Residential Technology

Media Center System Alienware Equipped with Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, the DHS 2 series was created to replace nearly…

What’s New: Information Technology

Connector RIA Connect The USB Mini-B connector allows portable devices to communicate and share data without a PC connection. This Mini-B…

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