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January 2010

January 2010


Recording Ministries

By Trevor Boyer

The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, directed by Carol Cymbala, has won six Grammy Awards for Best Gospel Choir or Chorus Album, most recently for Live … This is Your House in 2004…

Cables and Connectors

By Mike Keadle

The AV community is full of excitement. Let’s face it–we make our living every day working with the latest technology available. By the rest of the world’s standards, we play with toys all day long…

IP-linked Video Control

By Bennett Liles

A look at video hardware units that use a direct IP link for control and in some cases, setup and configuration as well. …

Handheld Mics Roundup

By George Petersen

For some reason, the selection of vocal mics is too frequently left to chance….

Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., Part 1

By Brad Hathaway

Theaters around the world have been restored, renovated, or replaced; that’s nothing new. But encapsulated? Now that’s a new approach to modernization…

The Art of Acoustics

By Ellen Lampert-Gréaux

Leading acoustician Mark Holden of JaffeHolden has been instrumental in the renovation process at Lincoln Center…


Mipro ACT-727 System Review

By John McJunkin

Once upon a time, wireless microphones were noisy, distorted, and unreliable. They were susceptible to interference from various sources of RF energy including CB, police and fire departments, aviation two-way radios, and other wireless mics…

Phonic PAA6 Review

The PAA6 is Phonic’s latest offering in its series of Personal Audio Assistant test gear. …

Mitsubishi XD600U Review

By Jeff Sauer

Mitsubishi’s new XD600U projector is aimed squarely at the commercial data presentation core of the market…


Telling Your Story

By Don Kreski

As important as electronic media have become to most companies, there’s still a lot of value in a printed brochure…

2010 Unpredictable

By Cynthia Wisehart

Welcome to 2010. We’re all anxious to look forward—and we are….

Episode One: The Electric Church

By George Petersen

In the 1960s, the Electric Church was a movement (popularized by Jimi Hendrix and others) wherein electric music emphasized feelings and emotions in the listeners as a means of encouraging spiritualism. …


iPhone App: Builder Pro

Builder Pro combines the formulas for Builder and adds the first six chapters of the International Building Code, which has been adopted by most states in the United States and many places worldwide. …

3D Tech and AV

Ever since the first patent was filed in the late 1890s, 3D technology has fascinated movie-goers with the promise of a truly 3D experience on film. …

Kimberly-Clark, Neenah, Wis.

When Kimberly-Clark (K-C) set out to design a facility for researching new product and merchandising innovations, the project team searched for a way to create a hands-on design studio that did not require physical construction to evaluate new retail concepts…

Clay County Courthouse, Green Cove Springs, Fla.

Years ago, court reporting was limited to a stenographer while evidence was typically presented in a straightforward way, directly from the attorneys to the judge…

Department of Interior’s National Indian Programs Training Center, Albuquerque, N.M.

There probably isn’t any tougher assignment for audiovisual equipment than in centers of
education and training. Classes, meetings, and events every day, throughout the day (and
evenings) mean that the AV equipment is in continuous use…

Certification Key to Getting Jobs

Would an internationally accredited AV personnel certification program be an important criterion in choosing your AV consultants or integrators if it were available? …

InfoComm 2010 First-Quarter Roundtables

Join us and other InfoComm members for a roundtable discussion and networking opportunity in 2010. …

Become a Renewal Unit Provider

Here are some examples of how InfoComm renewal unit providers are displaying their provider logos to help get the word out about their courses. …

InfoComm Academy 2010 Educational Catalog

The 2010 Education Catalog and course calendar for the academy in Fairfax, Va., are available online …

InfoComm’s Global AV Market Definition & Strategies Study

InfoComm is conducting a global AV Market Definition & Strategies Study (MDSS). …

Your Route to Business Success in 2010

All business owners and managers aren’t born with the natural ability to make a business successful. …

Investing in Your Business’ Success

A new year means resolutions, and for businesses, an opportunity to start fresh and become more profitable. …

Gain Secrets of the Trade from Industry Experts, Peers

Contractors can gain new perspectives and proven tactics to face the new reality of business when they join an elite group of business owners, managers, and industry representatives facing similar challenges during NSCA’s 2010 Business and Leadership Conference…

NSCA University Increases Online Training Offerings

Through October 2010, NSCA members can get 10 percent off security courses offered through NSCA University and provided by The CMOOR Group….

Best Practices to Sell Products and Services

NSCA’s A/E Toolkit has been updated with information focused on improving sales tactics during a challenging economy. …

Popular Audinate Training Course Now Available

NSCA University has approved the addition of Audinate’s Dante Audio Networking course into its rapidly growing library of Partner Provider courses….

New Products

Hall Research SC-VGA-2B Video Processor

Hall Research releases the SC-VGA-2B, a VGA/HDTV video processor…

Altinex CP500-110 AV Controller

Altinex announces the introduction of the first offering in the company’s all-new Neutron Series controller line: the CP500-110 mini-controller…

Pesa VidBlox-TX and VidBlox-RX Series Extenders

Pesa introduces its family of dual-link DVI-to-SMPTE-compliant 3G-SDI converter/extender modules….

Wisdom Audio L150m, L100m, and C150m Loudspeakers

Wisdom Audio added three new high-end loudspeaker models to its Sage Series line….

Premier Mounts LPWS100 and LPWS200 AV Wall Shelves

Premier Mounts has expanded its Entertainment Series of flatpanel mounts to include tempered glass AV wall shelves that complement the modern look of high-end electronics….

Gefen HDMI v1.3 over Cat-5 ELR Extender

Gefen announced the release of its HDMI v1.3 over Cat-5 ELR (extra long range) extender….

Mipro MU-13 Microphone

Mipro’s MU-13 single-sided ear-worn microphone features a proprietary over-the-ear design for an ultra secure, ultra comfortable fit for freedom of movement….

Christie Digital MicroTiles Display Tiles

Christie Digital’s MicroTiles digital display technology creates a virtually seamless digital canvas in almost any size or shape….

Rational Acoustics Smaart 7.0 Sound System Measurement Software

Rational Acoustics is now shipping its Smaart 7.0….

Analog Way Opus, Pulse, SmartVu, and the Light Edition Mixers/Switchers

Analog Way has released of a new range of high-resolution mixer/seamless switchers featuring tri or dual scalers: Opus, Pulse, SmartVu, and the Light Editions….

Pass Laboratories X260.5 Amplifier

Pass Laboratories has introduced the X260.5 power amplifier at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show….

Audix FP5 Fusion Drum Microphones

Designed for miking a five-piece kit, the FP5 Fusion Drum Pack from Audix features a new series of Audix dynamic mics….

Calibre Video Scaler/Switcher

The new HQView range of video scaler-switchers from Calibre offers stunning image quality and a high degree of flexibility for corporate AV, professional, and broadcast applications….

Cadac Live1 Audio Mixer

Analog Way has released of a new range of high-resolution mixer/seamless switchers featuring tri or dual scalers: Opus, Pulse, SmartVu, and the Light Editions….

Roland Systems Group S-0808 Digital Audio Snake

he S-0808 Digital Snake from Roland Systems Group’s is an 8-in/8-out compact, lightweight digital snake….

Blue Microphones enCore Handheld Mics

Known for its studio mics, Blue Microphones unveils its enCore handheld live vocal mics with thick steel grills and rugged cast zinc bodies….

WorxAudio TL1801A Subwoofer Upgrade

The new WorxAudio TL1801A long-excursion, high-output sub bass loudspeaker has a high-temperature neodymium magnet surrounding an under-hung voice coil encased in a low-carbon steel structure….

Switchcraft SC700CT Direct Box

Now shipping, the SC700CT AV direct box from Switchcraft is ideal for connecting the outputs of MP3 players, PCs, laptops, CD players, and other audio devices to gear with XLR inputs….

QSC DCS SC-424-8F Loudspeaker

The QSC DCS SC-424-8F flyable, four-way, tri-amplified loudspeaker system is designed for large-format cinemas that require suspended mounting of screen channels or point source surrounds….

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