June 2002

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June 2002

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First Person Contractor

NATHANIEL HECHT

IN THE FIVE YEARS SINCE I'VE BEEN THE EDITOR OF S&VC, I HAVE TRIED TO USE my editorials to identify new areas of business, to help you save time and money...

AN OMELET, HOLD THE SPAM

By Daniel Ari

AT THE RISK of sounding negative, I confess that my first reaction to adding S&VC Extra to my weekly editorial duties was to grumble. It wasn't so much...

Departments

ISSUE FOCUS

Entertainment technology company Technifex created the special effects that now add drama and excitement to the Trump 29 Casino expansion. Owned by the...

WHO'S NEWS

On to new pursuits in the pro audio industry, Bob Doyle and David Webster have departed from the Klark Teknik Group. Telex EVI's Mathias von Heydekampf,...

UPCOMING EVENTS

July 19-21 NAMM Summer SessionNashville, TNNashville Convention Center/Gaylord Entertainment Centernamm.org July 29-August 2 Syn-Aud-Con SeminarBerkeley,...

INDUSTRY NEWS

CORPORATE EVOLUTIONS Miranda Absorbs NVISION Miranda Technologies has entered into a purchase agreement with ADC Telecommunications Inc., a supplier of...

GOOD DEEDS

Shure Bids for Your Hearing Shure Inc.'s Bid for Hearing online charity function raised more than $10,000 to generate awareness about the hazards of noise...

On the Move

Sequerra's New Digs Sequerra Audio Labs LLC has moved into a new manufacturing and office facility in Stamford, Connecticut. The company will use the...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

Progressive Marketing Celebrates 25 Years of Existence Progressive Marketing Products Inc., parent company of Premier Mounts, is celebrating its 25th...

Install of the Month

MEXICO'S EL REY Educational Theme Park and Mayan archeological site in Cancun is a vividly engaging tourist attraction that still maintains the solemnity...

Feedback Forum

Regarding Sam Berkow's article Subtle Magic in the April 2002 issue, Cees Mulder writes, I'd like to express my gratitude for [discussing] this topic....

CONTRACTOR'S WEB WATCH

peavey.com Peavey Electronics has revamped its Web site by adding an electronic commerce component. Peavey MagNet (Music and Gear Network) uses proprietary...

CONDOLENCES

Paul W. Klipsch, founder of Klipsch Audio Technologies, died on May 5, 2002. He was 98. Born on March 9, 1904, in Elkhart, Indiana, Klipsch is best known...

CONGRATULATIONS

Sensation Garners Award Clark Synthesis's Sensation, a tactile-equipped theater seat, received the Innovations 2002 Design and Engineering award, which...

BRINGING IT HOME: CONSUMER NEWS

Vidikron Names Service Provider Hi-Rez Projections Inc. of Ashland, Massachusetts, will handle all warranty and nonwarranty service for Vidikron of America...

PUBLICATIONS

Jensen has released an updated edition of its Communications Catalog for the telecom service industry. The full-color, 132-page catalog lists products...

PEOPLE NEWS

Margaret Sheehan has been appointed director of professional development for CEDIASandy MacDonald will serve as Meyer Sound's northeastern regional sales...

REPRESENTATIVE AND DISTRIBUTION NEWS

Transamerica Audio Group will distribute loudspeakers and electronics by U.K.-based Acoustic Transducer CompanyElectrograph Systems will distribute Friendlyway's...

What's New

audio products

Amplifiers Haflerhafler.com Using Hafler's Trans*nova circuitry, TA Series amplifiers produce natural sound and realistic reproduction. The TA1100 100W...

video products

Plasma Display NECnecvisualsystems.com NEC's PlasmaSync 42MP4 is a 42-inch plasma display with progressive scan XGA native resolution (1042 by 768). The...

a/v accessories

Switchers Altinexaltinex.com The MX2456RM (VGA-UXGA) and MX2436RM (composite video and stereo audio) are 6-in, 1-out switchers with video EQ, audio attenuation...

Main Features

To Surround or not to Surround

Linda Gedemer

SURROUND SOUND systems; they're everywhere. What started out as a great way to enhance the movie-going experience has branched into almost every conceivable...

The MasterFormat Expansion Forum

Michael D. Chambers

THE MASTERFORMAT EXPANSION Forum presented at NSCA's Expo 2002 discussed the proposed expansion of the Construction Specifications Institute's MasterFormat...

Installation Profiles

A Taste of Florida

BY CHRISTOPHER BUTTNER

At exactly 2:02 p.m. on Feb. 2, 2002, the Gaylord Entertainment Company celebrated the opening of the $450 million Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention...

Networked Digital Audio: State of the Art for the Arts

BY CHRISTIAN DOERING

DIGITAL AUDIO is still relatively new in many areas of sound reinforcement. For several years after the recording, production and distribution signal...

Video Projections

HEAVY METAL, PART 1

PETER H. PUTMAN, CTS

OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS, I HAVE RUN numerous tests of indoor and outdoor DTV reception. Those tests have taken place in apartments, basements, attics,...

NARROWING THE FIELD

NATHANIEL HECHT

SOMETIMES DECIDING WHAT KIND OF VIDEO display product to use in a venue or application in a themed environment can be tricky. Besides the limitations...

Security Trends

CCTV VIDEO TROUBLESHOOTING

DON McCLATCHIE

KNOWLEDGE, AS THEY SAY, IS the key to success, which certainly applies to the installation and maintenance of CCTV camera equipment. Have you ever installed...

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