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July 2007

July 2007


Manufacturers on the HOW Paradigm

By Dan Daley

Earlier this year, Sound & Video Contactor examined the houses of worship (HOW) market from the point of view of integrators…

Technology Showcase: Wireless-microphone Control Systems

By Bennett Liles

With the arrival of setups with multiple wireless microphones came the problem of controlling and monitoring them as one group. For many years, the solution…

Technology Showcase: Media Servers for the Corporate Market

By Jay Ankeney

As with almost all components of today’s audio/video production universe, corporate communications are moving away from tape-based systems to adopt file-based…

Installation Profile: Back to the Drawing Board

By Jack Kontney

When a structure as architecturally unique and historically important as the home of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir undergoes a major renovation, there’s…


Dolby Lake Processor

By John McJunkin

In September of 2003, Dolby Laboratories acquired Lake Technology, developer of the much-vaunted Lake Contour loudspeaker processor. In February of 2006,…

Aluratek AVW04H

By Jeff Sauer

As most AV contractors know, a lot of installation and usage troubleshooting hassles ultimately come down to cables and connections. Historically, that…


InfoComm Strikes Again

By Michael Goldman

Just home from InfoComm at press time, and I’m still digesting the show and the many industry trends that it portends for us all. The buzz word obviously…

Picture This: InfoComm 2007

By Jeff Sauer

In the erstwhile days of the great Projection Shoot-Out, InfoComm was always a show about projection the latest models, increasing brightness, and decreasing…

Associations Focus: In the Pursuit of Knowledge

InfoComm International released pre-liminary figures showing record participation…

Security Watch: Securing Sports Arenas

By Bret Bass

In March 2005, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a document titled National Planning Scenarios, which offered estimates of probable death…

POV: The AV Industry’s Strength in Numbers

By Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D.

InfoComm International recently retained Acclaro Growth Partners to study the size and scope of the audiovisual market in North America and offer advice…


The Buzz: Installation Spotlight: First United Methodist Church, Thomasville, Ga.

By Jessaca Gutierrez

Few acoustic challenges are greater than the issue of designing adequate sound for historical structures during retrofit or upgrade jobs particularly…

The Buzz: Installation Spotlight: St. Andrew Kim Church, Maplewood, N.J.

By Trevor Boyer

St. Andrew Kim Church in Maplewood, N.J., needed a sound reinforcement system to improve the vocal intelligibility of the pastor, as well as to amplify…

What’s New

What’s New: Audio Technology

By Laura Dixon and Charissa Young

MIXER/AMPLIFIER ACCESSORIES TOA Electronics expands its 9000-series digital matrix mixer/amplifier accessory line with the D-001R dual mic/line input…

What’s New: Video Technology

By Laura Dixon and Charissa Young

The modular, expandable Dnp Supernova Infinity screen is held together by a series of powerful magnets to provide a seamless viewing experience….

What’s New: AV Technology

By Laura Dixon and Charissa Young

SCAN CONVERTERS The Kramer Electronics VP-504xl and VP-503xl scan converters convert computer graphics video signals with resolutions up to UXGA (16001200)…

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