March 2003 - Sound & Video Contractor

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Features

Battling Reverb

Peter Mapp

One of the most important goals of any speech reinforcement or P.A. system is to relay intelligible speech or announcements to the listeners. Other factors...

Wireless Microphones

Chris Steinwand

In recent years, the term wireless communication has become synonymous with cell phones. But wireless communication has actually just celebrated its 100th...

Video Projection Screens

Chris Steinwand

On the surface, projection screens don't seem very complicated, but it's the actual surface of the screens themselves that is complicated. Technically...

Reviews

Pioneer Electronics PDP-503CMX

Jeff Sauer

SPECIFICATIONS Effective screen size 43" 24" (1,098.2 620.5 mm) (50-inch diagonal) Aspect ratio 16:9 Pixels 1,280 (H) 768 (V) Pixel pitch 0.858 mm (H/RGB...

Columns

The Industrial Evolution

MARK MAYFIELD

As I head to Dallas for the annual NSCA Expo, I keep thinking about how our industry, like almost every other in the world, is undergoing another phase...

ROADMAPPING YOUR BUSINESS

MARK MAYFIELD

How many people in the systems contracting business actually set aside time on a periodic basis to plan their businesses? Too often people just don't...

When the Contracting Market Went Soft

By Brent Harshbarger

MY CAREER AS A SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR began in the '80s, when contracting was somewhat specialized. Contractors did A/V, sound and communications systems,...

Departments

Install of the Month

In summer 2002, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame moved to a brand-new building near the location of its previous home in Springfield, Massachusetts....

CONDOLENCES

Industry Pioneer Leaves a Legacy Donald Kliewer of Monroe, Wisconsin, died on January 9, 2003, at the age of 66. He created hundreds of acoustical products...

20 YEARS AGO IN THE INDUSTRY

Editor's Note: As part of S&VC's 20th anniversary, our 20 Years Ago in the Industry series continues this month with some perspective from Pat Brown who,...

CONTRACTOR'S WEB WATCH

www.sennheiserusa.com Sennheiser has launched a Web site that offers tools and resources for finding available frequency bandwidth in the United States....

REPRESENTATIVE AND DISTRIBUTION NEWS

BSS Audio USA has named Hanoud Associates its Rep of the Year for the 2002 Harman fiscal year. Listen Technologies Corp. announced its Manufacturing Representative...

PEOPLE NEWS

Audio Precision has appointed Hisao Shimizu sales manager, fourth sales department, of Toyo Corp. in Tokyo and Rudi Heijnen CEO of Henyen in Heijnen/Gennep...

UPCOMING EVENTS

March 13-15 NSCA Systems Integration ExpoDallaswww.nsca.org 22-25 114th AES ConventionAmsterdamwww.aes.org 26-28 International Security Conference West...

INDUSTRY NEWS

Alcons Audio Opens Alcons Audio is a newly founded Dutch company, active in development and manufacturing of professional sound systems for clients in...

OFFICE SPACE

Neutrik Finalizes Relocation Plans Neutrik AG will be relocating its corporate headquarters into larger, more modern facilities. The new location, which...

CES 2003

Peter H. Putman, CTS

The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas has turned out to be quite the showcase for a wide range of display products. Some are aimed specifically...

AGREEMENTS, PARTNERSHIPS, AND ACQUISITIONS

Industrial Acoustics Company has expanded its European presence with the acquisition of Bot Stopson, one of Europe's largest noise control product manufacturers....

What's New

audio products

Loudspeaker Management System Turbosoundwww.turbosound.com The LMS-D4 is designed for use with the company's loudspeakers in live sound and fixed installation....

video products

LCD Monitors NEC-Mitsubishi Electronics Display of Americawww.nec-mitsubishi.com The NEC MultiSync 60 Series includes the 15-inch NEC MultiSync LCD1560V,...

a/v accessories

Security Cage Chief Manufacturingwww.chiefmfg.com The PG-1 Projector Guard security/safety cage is designed to protect projectors from theft and can also...

Installation Profiles

millennial magnificence

By Christopher Buttner

Although the attraction uses tens of thousands of gallons of water in fountains, waterways, and water cannons, it is not another Wet 'n Wild theme park....

High-Tech Ministry

By Mike Lethby

The city of Alpharetta, Georgia, proudly traces its origins back to a tiny village named New Prospect Camp Ground, established alongside a Cherokee Indian...

Video Projections

SHADES OF GRAY

PETER H. PUTMAN, CTS

We love numbers the bigger, the better. From horsepower to megabytes, from square feet to miles per hour, we use all kinds of numbers to convey superiority...

Clean Signals

CMRR IN BALANCED INTERFACES: Part 1

BILL WHITLOCK

Professional audio systems have traditionally used only equipment having balanced interfaces. In my humble opinion, only equipment with balanced inputs...

Articles

Dazzling Reflections

Mark Mayfield

Texas Instruments (TI) is the developer of Digital Light Processing (DLP) technology, the enabling technology that has really triggered the light-speed...

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