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July 2012

July 2012

Tech Showcase

Technology Furniture

By Bennett Liles

The best gear on the market can barely do the job if it can’t be reached, adjusted, or easily operated. …

Portable PA Speakers

By Mark Johnson

Portable PA is the ultimate utilitarian tool for live sound. Equally at home as a main PA, on the front lip of a stage, suspended under a larger system or balcony for fills, or laid on its side for use as a floor monitor, these systems can be used for corporate and hotel AV applications or at a larger facility like a theater or performing arts center for smaller events. …


Peavey Impulse 12D Speaker Review

Reviewer: John McJunkin

Peavey Electronics has introduced the Impulse 12D, a compact, pole-mounted, internally amplified speaker. …

Audio-Technica ATM610a & AT2005USB Microphones Review

Reviewer: John McJunkin

Recently I handled an upgrade for a government agency client who specified that they’d like a pair of wireless mics to facilitate the telephone transmission and recording of public comment during their conferences. …

Columns & Features

5th Annual Pro AV Spotlight Awards

The Pro AV Spotlight Awards honor installations across the range of pro AV vertical markets….

Radial Coverage

By Bob McCarthy

The fan-shaped room is a particularly popular choice for the modern-day house of worship, chosen for it intimacy and its friendliness to video projection. …

On the Circuit

By Cynthia Wisehart

In this issue we profile the 10 installations that we honored in SVC’s 2012 Pro AV Spotlight Awards. …

Video Signage at Cowboys Stadium

With Bennett Liles

It’s the most overwhelming video venue in all of sports. The Dallas Cowboys Stadium with a huge midfield screen, nearly a mile of ribbon display, and motion graphics to delight fans and the TV audience. …

The Buzz

YouTube Channel: Haivision

In this video, you will learn about the administrative tools available in the Haivision toolbox of Furnace….

More than 34,000 Attend InfoComm 2012

InfoComm 2012 was visited by 34,268 AV professionals attending from more than 90 countries. …

InfoComm Releases AV Energy Management Standard

InfoComm International’s latest standard, 4 :2012 Audiovisual Systems Energy Management, has been approved by the InfoComm Board of Directors and submitted to ANSI for approval. …

Continued Growth Propels Commercial Audiovisual Industry

A new study by Acclaro Growth Partners is projecting that audiovisual products and services will become a $115 billion global industry by 2015. …

InfoComm, United Veterans Learning Centers Partner to Train Veterans

InfoComm International and the United Veterans Learning Centers (UVLC) have launched a new education program focused on training veterans for jobs in the AV industry. …

NSCA Recognizes Industry Movers & Shakers

The National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) has announced the names of the 2012 Movers & Shakers Award, an award which recognizes individuals who have had a significant influence on the industry during the past year….

3 Ways to Prepare for CEDIA Expo Now

It’s nearing the end of July, and you know what that means roughly a month until CEDIA Expo in Indianapolis. …

BOOK: The Audio Expert

The Audio Expert is a comprehensive reference that covers all aspects of audio, with many practical, as well as theoretical, explanations. …


AFMG released the new version of its realtime audio analysis software SysTune. …

Sennheiser Media Control Protocol Mobile App

With the new firmware version 1.7.0, Sennheiser is now providing a media control protocol for its 2000, evolution wireless ew 500 G3 and evolution wireless ew 300 G3 series. …

Flexible, Multipurpose Mixing

Located in Corona, Calif., the Fender Center for Music Education is a busy place. The 33,000-square-foot building is home to a music school, a museum, two performance venues, and a recording studio….

New Products

Contemporary Research QDA4-45 RF

The QDA4-45 RF distribution amp/combiner allows the user to select one or four RF inputs from the front panel….

Aviom SK6 Stage Kit

The kit provides an enclosure for the All-Frame to be used as a stage box in live applications or in installations that use one or more AllFrames as portable units….

CAD Audio/Astatic UHF WX100

The UHF WX100 features an intuitive control scheme that doesn’t require a learning curve. …

Planar UltraLux Series

The zero-bezel, all-glass design of the UltraLux series extends to the edge of the display, similar to smart phones and tablets….

Renkus-Heinz Varia

The Varia loudspeaker system includes the VAVAX101 array modules and the VA/VAX15S 15in. subwoofers….

Ensemble Designs P9425 Layering Engine

It provides a flexible solution for combining audio and video content for high-end video applications….

Audio Authority SF-16M

The SF-16M works with a series of FlexPort audio modules to add remote inputs via Cat-5 wallplates….

Tannoy VSX series

The VSX series subwoofer line delivers high-impact, low-frequency reinforcement in a compact format. …

Auralex Acoustics SheetBlok-AF

Based on the SheetBlok construction-grade sound barrier product, SheetBlok-AF is a thin, dense isolator with a Class A fire-rated PVC laminate on its surface for afinished look….

JBL AWC Series

The JBL AWC Series is a series of all-weather loudspeaker systems….

Biamp Systems AudiaVOIP

The AudiaVOIP is a teleconference processor for installations requiring a dedicated, self-contained VoIP teleconferencing solution….


The CBL410 line of USB-powered personal conference microphone sets are a high alternative to built-in communication devices on personal computers….

DPI Titan 800-3D

The Titan 800 platform incorporates DPI’s image warp and blend capabilities, available 3D capability, and a host of professional features to suit almost any commercial or staging application….

Samsung ME65B/ME75B

Both displays offer a lightweight display designed for commercial and retail customers looking to reduceenergy and the time and cost of installations….

VUE Audiotechnik I Class

At launch, the I Class range includes surface-mount, full-range systems as well as three powered and passive subwoofer options….

AMX Multi Preview

These units allows users to see what is currently being displayed on up to 10 source devices….

Christie D4K25

The Christie D4K25 targets high-resolution markets where native 4K resolutionfor precision image detail is critical….


The 47WX50MF is an outdoor display designed specifically for public spaces outdoors or with high ambient light….

LG Electronics 47WX50MF Outdoor Display

LG Electronics is introducing a new outdoor display designed specifically for public spaces outdoors or with high ambient light, such as shopping malls, window displays, lobbies, outdoor transportation centers and quick service restaurant drive-through kiosks. …

Yamaha CIS Series

The line was created specifically for installed sound market applications where there may not be an experienced audio operator running the system….

Digital Signage Special Report

Flexible Convention Signage

The Pennsylvania Convention Center has just deployed a NanoLumens Nanoflex LED Display….

Haivision CoolSign 5.0 Digital Signage System

Haivision’s announces CoolSign 5.0, the latest version of its digital signage system. …

Digital View LCD Monitors with SVSi Integrated Decoders

SVSi and Digital View announced a partnership to provide integrated solutions for the pro-AV market. …

Black Box iCOMPEL Digital Signage Platform

Black Box’s iCOMPEL Enterprise Digital Signage (EDS) platform incorporates state-of-the-art content development and management features….

JVC Professional Products ProVérité LCD Series

JVC Professional Products has announced the ProVérité series of LCD monitors built for the demands of public display signage in education, boardrooms, or retail settings. …

Christie Digital Videowall Cubes

Christie Digital debuts its 70in. HD videowall display cubes today at InfoComm …

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