June 2009 - Sound & Video Contractor

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Features

Audio Technology Transforms Museums

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By Dan Daley

The word "museum" still tends to conjure up images of dusty books and statues connected by the occasional spider web. The technology and design dedicated to museums, however, has transformed this growing sector...

Technology Showcase: HDMI Distribution

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By Bennett Liles

Throughout its history, HDMI has been a rapidly evolving technology, and it poses a moving target to those trying to keep up with the expanded capabilities afforded by top-quality peripheral gear...

Technology Showcase: Turnkey Digital Signage Systems

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By Jay Ankeney

If you want a digital signage system installed soup-to-nuts, most people have traditionally gone to systems integrators or value-added retailers who can consult on their needs, know all the best-of-breed components available, and can oversee the whole installation based on their years of expertise...

Big Board

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By Dan Daley

Stetson University School of Business Administration students follow the market via an innovative digital signage system...

Reviews

Video Review: Westinghouse Digital Electronics neonNow and neonSource

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By Jeff Sauer

When LCD-maker Westinghouse Digital first introduced the neonNow and neonSource digital signage software products last year, my first thought was...

Audio Review: Sensaphonics 3D Active Ambient

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By Steve La Cerra

Personal monitors are great, but unfortunately, they isolate the performer from the audience and other band members. This is due to the fact that—when properly implemented—earpieces prevent the majority of ambient sound from reaching the ear...

Audio Review: Furman Sound PL-Pro DMC

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By Barry Rudolph

Packed with features, the Furman Sound PL-Pro DMC ($499) 1RU power conditioner/surge protector is the company’s top-of-the-line unit...

Columns

Picture This: SaaSy Digital Signage

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By Jeff Sauer

One of the bright spots in today’s otherwise dark economic picture is a burgeoning digital signage market...

Signs of Signage

By Michael Goldman

I wondered in this space last month about what kind of energy we’ll encounter at InfoComm this year. Many of us will be learning the answer to that question around the time that you are reading this...

Expert Viewpoint: Digital Signage Trends

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By Ken Goldberg

The digital signage industry has come a long way in the past several years. Technologies have matured; networks have entered their third, fourth, or fifth years of operation; and customers are educated and asking all the right questions...

POV: Go Green

Provided by InfoComm International

Earlier this year, the InfoComm International board of directors appointed members to serve on an InfoComm International Green AV Task Force...

Departments

The Buzz: Installation Spotlight: News Signage

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Staff Report

The digital signage explosion has reached a point where electronic displays have seemingly penetrated every public space, including entertainment, retail, public safety, and transportation...

The Buzz: Installation Spotlight: POP Appeal

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Staff Report

In 2008, the Wendy’s restaurant chain began the process of transitioning from static trans-light menu boards to dynamic digital menu boards in order to modernize many franchise and corporate-owned restaurants...

The Buzz: Installation Spotlight: Flipping the Switch

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Staff Report

Exhibiting bravado in the face of an economic downturn as only casino mogul Steve Wynn can, the new Encore Las Vegas hotel and casino opened its doors in December 2008 next to the famed Wynn Las Vegas Resort and Country Club...

The Buzz: Installation Spotlight: Crisler Arena, Ann Arbor, Mich.

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By Trevor Boyer

Time had come for a change—the 40-plus-year-old PA system at the Crisler Arena...

Associations Focus: InfoComm Reaches Out to Architects

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InfoComm International recently visited the American Institute of Architects Exposition in San Francisco to promote the value of the CTS credential to architects...

Associations Focus: Generate New Business with NSCA's Newest L2 Certification

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Strive for excellence and stay ahead of the competition with NSCA's EST-L2 certification. Your certified EST-L2 staff will prove to your customers the value you place on committing to professional outcomes and service at each job...

Associations Focus: CEDIA to Unveil EST II Certification at Expo 2009

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CEDIA has developed a new level of certification for technicians who have a year or more of experience. The exam will be unveiled at CEDIA Expo 2009...

What's New

Fulcrum Acoustic Prophile Loudspeakers

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Fulcrum Acoustic is debuting two product families at InfoComm 09, both of which are manufactured in the United States...

GefenTV Digital Audio Decoder and Home Theater Audio Processor

The GefenTV Digital Audio Decoder and the Home Theater Audio Processor are being demonstrated in the Gefen booth at InfoComm...

SoundTube Entertainment SM890i Loudspeaker

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SoundTube Entertainment will show the new SM890i surface-mount loudspeaker at InfoComm...

Powersoft Advanced Technologies Installation Series Amplifiers

Powersoft Advanced Technologies is proud to present the first two models of its new Installation series at this year’s InfoComm: the Duecanali5204 and Duecanali3904...

Auralex Acoustics EcoTech Acoustic Panel

Auralex Acoustics is now offering its custom-printed artistic SonicPrint ProPanels manufactured with its first green acoustical panel, EcoTech, at InfoComm 09...

Dan Dugan Sound Design E-1 Mixing Controller

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Dan Dugan Sound Design will demonstrate the new E-1 automatic mixing controller, featuring Dugan’s transparent automatic microphone mixing technology, at InfoComm...

Martin Audio ASX Subwoofer

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The new ASX floor-mounted active installation subwoofer that will be on display at Martin Audio’s demo room (W202C) during InfoComm 09 is fully capable of producing the highest SPL ever from a single low-frequency enclosure housing a single drive unit...

Technomad Berlin Loudspeakers

Technomad comes to InfoComm 09 with renewed momentum as the company expands into new territory based on game-changing products for the general AV, systems integration, education, and commercial security markets...

Echolab Atem Switcher

Celebrating its 35th year in business, Echolab showcases Atem, the paradigm-busting 1M/E 3Gbps 1080p60 production switcher that sets new standards for flexibility, functionality, and utility...

Digital Rapids TouchStream Live-streaming Appliance

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Digital Rapids’ InfoComm exhibit will be the revolutionary new TouchStream portable live-streaming appliance...

Analog Way Di-VentiX II Switcher

Analog Way will exhibit its newest products at InfoComm 09, including the Di-VentiX II multilayer mixer/scaler/seamless switcher ...

X2O Media Xpresenter vClips Video Kiosk

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InfoComm 09 attendees can expect a whole new suite of digital signage solutions from X2O Media...

Video Mount Products PM-LP Projector Mount

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Video Mount Products (VMP) is proud to announce it will launch its new PM-LP universal yokeless low-profile projector mount at InfoComm 09...

Wireworks Guardian Panel Mounts

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Wireworks introduces Guardian panel mounts at InfoComm 09. ...

Furman P-2400 AR Voltage Regulater/Power Conditioner

Furman will display its full line of professional domestic (120V) and export (220V to 240V) power-management solutions at InfoComm 09...

RTI Control Systems

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RTI announces that its control systems now provide two-way communication on both its in-wall and handheld touchscreens for commercial or residential applications...

Neutrik opticalCon Quad Fiber-optic Connector

Neutrik introduces opticalCon Quad, a 4-channel version of its well-established solid and ruggedized-protected fiber-optic connector system, at InfoComm 09...

ExactPower Commercial AV Power Integrity Power-distribution Center

ExactPower, the new power division of Middle Atlantic Products, will be exhibiting the first of a new line of Commercial AV Power Integrity System products at InfoComm 09...

SP Controls PixiePlus AV Device Control System

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SP Controls will show the company’s new PixiePlus AV device controller at InfoComm...

Aurora Multimedia ClassPac Classroom AV System

Aurora Multimedia ClassPac provides preconfigured multimedia systems designed for classroom audio, video, and control integration...

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