March 2002

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March 2002

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End of An Era

NATHANIEL HECHT

THERE HAVE BEEN NUMEROUS EXAMPLES THROUGHOUT HISTORY OF THE obsolescence of certain technologies. The telegraph gave way to the telephone. Analog multitrack...

PROPOSALS AND PROFITS

ALAN KRUGLAK

LIKE IT OR NOT, A PROPOSAL REPRESENTS A BINDING contract between you and your client. It describes what you are providing, your liabilities, how you will...

I ARE A PROFESSIONAL

By Steve Filippini

NO ONE APPRECIATES THE AWKWARD POSITIONS WE field technicians often find ourselves in. No one appreciates the opportunities for looking bad that we go up against....

Departments

CONTRACTOR'S WEB WATCH

iavi.com International Audio Visual Inc. launched a new Web site that offers systems integrators and resellers online ordering of LCD projectors, screens,...

Who's News

Barco and High End Systems Announce Strategic Alliance BarcoProjection, a division of Barco n.v., Belgium, and High End Systems Inc., of Austin, Texas,...

INDUSTRY NEWS

PLUS Corp. and Lightware Join Together as PLUS Vision of America Moving to strengthen its identity as a leading manufacturer and marketer of presentation...

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GLEN BALLOU

There is a lot more to know about wire than just hooking it up. Characteristic impedance is one important thing to check, not so much for AC power lines, or even loudspeaker lines, but certainly for video lines and matched impedance lines....

CONGRATULATIONS

ReplayTV Named Among BW Best SONICblue's Replay TV, the world's first broadband and home-network-enabled DVR, was named one of The Best Products of 2001...

Install of the Month

DANIEL ARI

Hershey's 3-D Theater will be among the new attractions at Hershey's Chocolate World, enhancing the always-free chocolate-making tour ride. The goal of...

New Technology

NAT HECHT

Based on over seven years of DSP number crunching and employing methods used in advanced RADAR and SONAR systems, the patent-pending digital technology employed in the Digital Sound Projector has a startling effect....

On the Move

SurgeX Relocation Growth at SurgeX spurred on the company's relocation to a larger facility. The address is 6131-B Kellers Church Road, Pipersville, PA...

Feedback Forum

Don't Overload S&VC Extra with Glitz Please don't overload [your e-mail newsletter] with commercials, promotions and glitter. I would like to see more...

UPCOMING EVENTS

March 20-23CEDIA Management ConferenceHyatt Regency Tamaya Resort Albuquerque, NM cedia.org April 8-12Syn-Aud-Con SeminarAtlanta, GAsynaudcon.com 25-27NSCA...

GOOD DEEDS

The John Lennon Songwriting Contest hits the road; and House of Blues Anaheim hosts Musical Roots......

PEOPLE

ClearOne Communications announced the appointment of Eugene Kuntz as chief operating officer, responsible for all operational aspects of the company....

AGREEMENTS, PARTNERSHIPS AND ACQUISITIONS

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REPRESENTATIVE AND DISTRIBUTION NEWS

Communications Specialties' CSI rep, Heartland Media Group, expanded its CCTV/security sales region to include IN, KY, MI, OH, Western PA and WV in addition...

PUBLICATIONS

PMPI's Premier Mounts division gave its 2002 catalog a new look, using full color images of display equipment with mounts and adapters for video and data...

What's New

audio products

Loudspeaker Electro-Voiceelectrovoice.com This 15-inch, two-way, self-contained sound system has mixable mic and line inputs, 2-band EQ, line output and...

video products

Monitor/Receiver Proton Corporationproton-usa.com The 181-channel, auto-programming HT-34PRO's Pro-Flat screen presents 650 lines of horizontal resolution...

test, control, security and maintenence products

Iris Recognition System Zenithzenith.com Intertwining the capabilities of the EOU3000 enrollment optical unit, the ROU3000 remote optical unit, ICU3000...

Installation Profiles

Oscar Comes Home

By Kelly Bartel

The $94 million Kodak Theatre incorporates an extensive infrastructure to accommodate the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' annual awards ceremony and telecast, providing Oscar with his first Hollywood home since 1960....

A Subtle Symphony Sound System

By Mel Lambert

The world-famous Benaroya Hall accommodates two performing halls in a complex that occupies an entire city block in downtown Seattle....

A/V at A.V.H.S.

By Keith Clark

The Apple Valley High School Eagles are a bright and enthusiastic lot as a rule. They enjoy a diverse academic experience that includes many cocurricular...

Life in the Fast Lane

By Christopher Buttner

America, the land of opportunity, has given rise to many companies established and built by immigrants coming to these shores in search of a better life....

Video Projections

THE PLASMA DOCTOR IS IN THE HOUSE

PETER H. PUTMAN, CTS

LATELY IT SEEMS THAT 30% OF THE PRESS MATERIALS crossing my desk have something to do with flat-screen video monitors and televisions, and the majority...

Clean Signals

MIX-AND-MATCH INTERFACES

BILL WHITLOCK

AUDIO INTERCONNECTION BETWEEN BALANCED and unbalanced equipment seems to be a murky area for most users, technicians and system designers. The topic accounts...

Industry Associations

CEA: CES Announces Winners of 2002 Innovations Awards

The 2002 Best of Innovations Awards were announced by the Consumer Electronics Association. Many products featured advances in digital and wireless technologies....

CEDIA: Consumers Demanding Home Networks, Security Systems

Results of a nationwide survey show consumers want professional help in installing custom electronic systems in their homes, confirming that home networking...

NSCA: New Class, New Council Debut at NSCA Expo

EST Apprenticeship Is Focus of New Class Apprenticing Electronic Systems Technicians, a new course at NSCA Expo, will focus on the new apprenticeship...

ICIA: Author Tom Peters to Kick Off InfoComm '02

Renowned author Tom Peters will keynote the kickoff reception for InfoComm 2002 in Las Vegas, on June 11. This event also wraps up a 2-day, university-level...

Articles

Correction

In January's Formula of the Month, the rotation of the Earth is 12 mHz. Also, in Figure 1, c=l f or l/p....

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