July 2002

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July 2002

Columns

Gearheads and Gizmos

NATHANIEL HECHT

MY FIRST EXPOSURE TO A BUSINESS-RELATED WIRELESS DEVICE WAS WHEN my dad brought home a first-generation pager one day. Being a physician and a gadget...

WHEN TIMES ARE TOUGH

RICHARD ENSMAN

HARD TIMES CAN BEFALL ALMOST ANY BUSINESS. When you're hit with an unexpected crunch from a faltering economy, unfavorable industry trends or just tough...

Of Ducks and Dogs

By Steve Filippini

WORKING ON RESIDENTIAL alarm systems means dealing with the customer on their turf. It also means dealing with their pets, and let's face it, dogs are...

Departments

WHO'S NEWS

Nearly two years after selling the company to a small group of private investors, two Audio Precision Inc. founders have re-invested in the company. Founder...

REPRESENTATIVE AND DISTRIBUTION NEWS

Friendlyway named Electrograph Systems Inc. as master distributor in North America for its interactive kiosksRichardson Electronics will handle the marketing,...

ISSUE FOCUS

Mi Casa Studios' all-digital mixing facility, specializing in DVD projects, is wired from top to bottom with Gepco digital audio cable. The studio, whose...

On the Move

Hello, Cleveland! Bartha Visual Inc. has opened an office in the Cleveland area after assuming control of its nine-year partnership with Cleveland Audio...

INDUSTRY NEWS

CORPORATE EVOLUTIONS Cox Changes Name Cox Audio Engineering LLC has changed its name to L-Acoustics US. As part of the name change, the Cox Audio Engineering...

CONTRACTOR'S WEB WATCH

caddx.com GE Interlogix has launched a new Web site that includes updated information about the Caddx line of products, including new kits and fastpacks...

Install of the Month

WORKING THROUGH the night in subfreezing temperatures and several inches of snow isn't the type of gig that installation companies typically desire. However,...

PEOPLE NEWS

Chris Steinwand is the director of marketing for Alcorn-McBrideAiphone Corporation named Spencer Britenstine as regional sales and support manager for...

UPCOMING EVENTS

July 29-August 2 Syn-Aud-Con SeminarSan Francisco, CAsynaudcon.com August 19-21 International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control EngineeringDearborn,...

What's New

video products

TV Onetvone.com Building on the CSC-1100A, TV One's CSC-1100A/RS video scaler uses a RS-232 control interface for easy systems integration. It accepts...

audio products

Digital Signal Processor QSC Audioqscaudio.com The DSP-4 digital signal processing module offers two channels of independent DSP and connects to the back...

a/v accessories

Cable Whitney Blakewblake.com The Medical Information Bus interconnect cable is ideal in critical situations. The M.I.B. is pre-engineered with a flame...

Main Features

How, When, Where: Wire

Glen Ballou

Wire is not the only means of getting a signal from one device to another; fiber optics, high-frequency radio, microwaves and satellite transmission are...

An F.O.C. Primer

Irwin Math

In designing a fiber optic transmission system, the main task is to determine the specific optical transmitter and receiver combination most compatible...

The RF Way

Gordon Moore

There's no question cable is best at moving audio when signal integrity is critical; but occasions do arise in which labor, time or space make a hardwire...

Installation Profiles

Road America: Surging Ahead

By Phil Lach

The Road America racetrack in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, is one of the oldest racetracks in the United States. From April to November each year, the venerable...

A New Jersey Landmark Is Reborn

By John Chester

Historic buildings offer unique challenges, especially when it comes to renovating sound systems. Such was the case in the design and installation of...

Video Projections

HEAVY METAL, PART II

PETER H. PUTMAN, CTS

IN THE JUNE 2002 ISSUE, I COVERED MY EXTENSIVE comparison tests of VHF and UHF antennas for signal reception and gain. That session took two days to complete,...

Clean Signals

LOSING THE HUM BAR

BILL WHITLOCK

IN THE JUNE 2002 ISSUE I SHOWED HOW ENTIRELY proper power connections to equipment can still cause hum bars. That article described some simple measurement...

Industry Associations

ICIA/InfoComm: InfoComm China Draws 11,000+

InfoComm China hosted 11,357 attendees and received overwhelming praise and support from exhibitors. More than 70 manufacturers and distributors participated...

NSCA: NSCA Forms Consultant Council

Adding to their large volunteer base, the NSCA formed the Consultants' Council to support and advocate for this sector of the ever-growing commercial...

CEDIA: CEDIA Training: Don't Miss Out

Until July 31 After July 31 On Site MEMBER NONMEMBER MEMBER NONMEMBER MEMBER NONMEMBER 1 hour courses $40 $65 $55 $75 $85 $85 3-hour courses $80 $130...

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