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June 2005

June 2005


Beyond House Calls

By Rosanne Soifer

Lights, camera, scalpel! Telemedicine is making its mark on the medical world. This article provides an overview of telemedicine and includes a discussion…

Technology Showcase: PTZ Cameras

By Bennett Liles

During the ’90s, a couple of new technical trends began to converge in the broadcast industry. Robotic cameras, already familiar in the security business, started making their way into television studios. Remote-controlled camera pedestals and pan/tilt heads matched with shrinking ENG/EFP cameras…

Technology Showcase: Wireless Mics

By Gary Eskow

It’s easy to understand why wireless microphones are so popular. Why would you want to be tethered by wires when you could fly free, showing off your flow charts in all directions or belting out a song-and-dance number without wondering if you’ll accidentally choke yourself?…

Installation Profile: OR AV
University Hospital UAB

By Stephen Porter

At the new, 12-story, $275 million University Hospital at the University of Alabama (UAB), there is a host of reasons for visitors to be impressed. …


Mackie TT24

By John McJunkin

Digital consoles provide us with a number of desirable and powerful conventions not available in their analog counterparts. …

Focus Enhancements Firefly MZ

By Jeff Sauer

Flat-panel monitors are the most visible pieces of digital signage infrastructures, and the decreasing cost of these panels is driving much of the interest…


Evolutionary Technology

By Mark Johnson

We work a few months in advance to put together each issue of Sound & Video Contractor, but I tend to drag my feet a bit (or my fingers) when writing…

Picture This: Displaying at NAB

By Jeff Sauer

On the one hand, the broadcast industry’s biggest annual trade show, NAB (National Association of Broadcasters), is a logical place for display manufacturers to offer products to a targeted audience. After all, video professionals have some of the most discerning eyes in the business and a clear need for display products. And, over the last few years, many display …

Associations Focus: Events and Education

CEDIA EXPO attendee registration opened June 1, 2005. Early bird specials are available that could save you up to…

Associations Focus:
New NSCA Leadership On Board

Several new leaders on the NSCA board of directors and the Education Foundation board of directors took office at the 2005 Systems Integration Expo in…

Associations Focus: AV Continuing Education

The New York City College of Technology (NYCCT) Division of Continuing Education, in collaboration with the college’s Entertainment Technology department,…

IT Trends: Turf Wars

By Brent Harshbarger

The conflict still continues in a battle that should have never been. This is not taking place in the Middle East or anywhere else, in a geographical sense. I am talking about the turf wars …

POV: What’s in a Name?

By John Pfleiderer

In 1997, ICIA had the foresight to create the End Users Council to allow a growing number of noncommercial ICIA members to be represented within the organization….


The Buzz:
Install of the Month

By Trevor Boyer

When audiovisual gear is to be used primarily by non-AV professionals, especially part-time nonprofessionals, ease of use really pays off. At Lansing…

The Buzz: Newsmakers

Vista Systems has hired Victor Vettorello as director of application engineering. Aviom has appointed six new European distributors specializing in the…

The Buzz: 20 Years Ago in
Sound & Video Contractor

By Mark Johnson

The issue’s focus was movie sound systems. Ted Uzzle, director of market development for Altec Lansing Sound Products, wrote the lead article, “Motion Picture Theater Sound.” Uzzle later became editor of Sound & Video Contractor and is now on the faculty at Columbia College, Chicago. This piece is probably the first thing he wrote for the magazine. Who knew?…

The Buzz: Industry News

The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA) presented the Morris F. Weinstock and Sara E. Jackson awards on April…

The Buzz: Condolences

Denis Milsom, vice president of Shen Milsom & Wilke, passed away on May 5 following a brief illness. Milsom graduated from the U.S. Army Engineering School…

The Buzz: Contractor’s Web Watch

Extron Electronics has added an interactive online tool for designing custom architectural connector solutions for AV systems to its website. The tool,…

The Buzz: Upcoming Events

June 28-30 Entertainment Technology Alliance Summit, New York,; July 22-24 NAMM International Music Products Association, Indianapolis,

The Buzz: Letters

What’s New

What’s New: Audio Technology

Microphone Sanken The new COS-22 lavalier microphone measures 1.25in. in length and features frequency response up to 20kHz. The 2-channel, dual-omnidirectional mic is designed for applications including stereo and boundary-style miking. For live broadcasting, it provides …

What’s New: AV Technology

Wireless Slate Smart Technologies The AirLiner WS100 wireless slate features a Bluetooth connection that allows teachers and students…

What’s New: Video Technology

Video Production Suite Apple The Final Cut Studio HD video production suite features Final Cut Pro 5 (pictured) editing software for DV, SD, HD, and film….

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