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January 2013

January 2013

Tech Showcases

Racks and Mounts

By Mike McIntyre

Racks and mounts are the mainstays of quality installations in our industry and can often set an integrator’s work apart from his peers. …

Display Monitors

By Bennett Liles

Larger screens and shrinking prices have kept the market for display monitors very active and the wide range of video formats and features expected by users still pose a challenge to manufacturers. …

Columns & Features

Automated Expertise

By Cynthia Wisehart

Mike Wentz knew what he wanted: a hands-off, professional AV system. As the operations manager for St. Lucy Catholic Parish in Campbell, Calif., he wanted clear music and intelligible speech in the sanctuary, and a locked-down rack with a simple touchscreen and iPad control behind the scenes. …

Sound Delivery

By Bob McCarthy

Every room I have encountered has a unique and extremely complex acoustic response. …

Cloud Encoding

By Jan Ozer

How live and on-demand transcoding works and discuss when they can be better alternatives than encoding internally. …

Strategies for Reliable, Cost-Effective Cloud Storage

By Tim Kridel

Cloud-based services are increasingly common in IT, and as more AV devices wind up on IP networks, it’s no surprise that applications such as digital signage and videoconferencing are migrating to cloud architectures, too….

Classroom Capture

By Don Kreski

Palo Alto University (PAU) is anything but average. …

On the Circuit

By Cynthia Wisehart

We were in production when inconceivable tragedy savaged Newtown, Conn. …

Why Bother with Architects and Designers?

By Leslie Gallery-Dilworth, FAIA

In this economic climate why would you miss opportunities to expand your audience and customer base?…


Focusrite RedNet Digital Audio Networking System Review

Reviewer: John McJunkin

Focusrite has introduced a solution facilitating this advance: the RedNet networking system, which offers five rackmount devices and a PCIe card that enable the capture and distribution of audio signals. …

Apogee Electronics Duet 2 USB Audio Interface Review

Reviewer: John McJunkin

Apogee has long been known for its high-quality analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters, with products used in studios since the late 1980s….

Behringer X32 Digital Mixer Review

Reviewer: John McJunkin

Behringer has stepped up its design and execution game to enter the world of serious professional products with the introduction of the X32 digital mixer. …

New Products

Galaxy Audio Nano Spot Loudspeaker

Ideal for small reference monitors, call centers, bar, or patio settings, the Nano is inconspicuous to the listener, but has a powerful presence….

MultiTouch MultiTaction Cell Displays

The MultiTaction displays are the first large-format displays available with a built-in touch user interface….

Christie Entero HB Display Cubes

Christie has introduced Entero HB videowall display cubes, which feature 1,000 lumens and wireless networking capabilities….

Linear eMerge e3-Series Network Appliances

The eMerge Essential units provide one-door/two-reader access control and expansion capabilities to grow the system to four-doors/eight-readers with no additional hardware required….

Fischer Connectors FiberOptic Connector

The connectors are easy to clean due to a removable mono-block mate adapter….

Wiremold Evolution Series Floor Box

The Evolution Series six-gang box now accepts 2in. conduit hubs that enable up to six conduit feeds into the box….

Lightware MX9x9DVI-Plus, MX12x12DVI-Plus, and MX16x16DVI-Plus

The new MX9x9DVI-Plus, MX12x12DVI-Plus, and MX16x16DVI-Plus feature a built-in power supply….

Furman CN-3600S E SmartSequencer

The CN-3600S E combines optional BlueBolt functionality with AC power distribution, protection, filtration, and sequential system power on/off….

Analog Way NeXtage 16 and SmartMatriX Ultra

The NeXtage 16 is a seamless switcher with dedicated live processing and the SmartMatriX Ultra is a high-end 12×4 scaled native matrix….

FSR Cool Overhead Rack Enclosures

Cool Overhead Rack Enclosures (CORE) consist of the Ceiling Box family of above-ceiling rack enclosures and the Top Shelf wall-mounted rack enclosure. …

Christie TVC-700 Display Wall Processor

The TVC-700 display wall processor is PC-based and built for 24/7 control room environments….

Video Mount Products SCM-2 Ceiling Mount

The SCM-2 ceiling mount, designed for use in suspended ceilings….

InFocus IN3120 Projectors

The IN3120 projectors offer many connectivity options, including VGA for PCs and Macs, HDMI for one-cable projection of audio and video, and USB for projection directly from a flash drive….

Extron Electronics DSC 301 HD Video Scaler

The DSC 301 HD has an HDMI input, configurable high-resolution analog and composite video inputs, and an HDMI output. …

MuxLab HDMI.LAN Extender Kit

This kit allows HDMI equipment to be connected up to 330ft. via one Cat-5e/6 unshielded twisted-pair cable….

Gefen GefenPro 4×4 Matrix for HDMI

The GefenPro 4×4 Matrix for HDMI w/4 ELR (extra long range) routes any four high-def sources to any four displays or projectors using HDMI….

CAD Audio Sessions MD510 Headphones

The Sessions MH510 professional headphones produce a wide frequency response (10Hz to 24kHz) with extended lows, smooth mids, and articulate highs for accurate and natural reproduction. …

Extron Electronics HFX100 HDMI Fiber Optic Extender

The HFX 100 HDMI fiberoptic extender is a transmitter and receiver set for long-distance transmission of HDMI video and embedded audio signals over one fiber-optic cable….

FSR Cool Overhead Rack Enclosures

Cool Overhead Rack Enclosures (CORE) consist of the Ceiling Box family of above-ceiling rack enclosures and the Top Shelf wall-mounted rack enclosure. …

Extron Electronics FOX T USW 203 Switcher

The FOX T USW 203 is a three-input switcher with an integrated fiber-optic transmitter for long-haul transmission….

Platinum Tools T129K1 Test Kit

The T129K1 test kit includes the VDV MapMaster 2.0 as well as all the accessories required for voice, data, and video testing and mapping….

The Buzz

Onsite: Vendopalooza: Dec. 12, 2012

By Cynthia Wisehart

Much more casual than a tradeshow, this Vendopalooza event felt more insider. …

Digital Signage Expo 2013 Show Guide

The Digital Signage Expo (DSE) 2013 is just around the corner. …

Focused Sound

Since its founding in 1891, Holy Spirit Catholic Church has held a special place in the hearts of Philadelphia-area residents. …

What Every Integrator Needs to Know

New in 2013, NSCA will be providing members with a series of web events centered around “what every integrator needs to know.” …

A Sound Reinforcement Update

t. Clement of Rome Catholic Church in Des Peres, Mo., relies on a well-functioning sound reinforcement system to serve its more than 5,000 parishioners. …

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