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March 2005

March 2005


No Tech Left Behind

By Bruce Borgerson

Back when the world was analog, major new product introductions were accompanied by, at most, a few hours of product training. Then came the tectonic…

Technology Showcase: IP Control for AV

By Bennett Liles

Judging from the volume of recent print on the subject, the topic of Internet Protocol (IP) control …

Technology Showcase: The Heads-Up on Head-Worn Mics

By Bennett Liles

Only a few years ago, friends and associates of country music singer Garth Brooks were kidding him about looking like some kind of cowboy air traffic…

Installation Profile: Cornell University’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Instructional Facility

By Daniel Keller

While life-changing events such as the recent tsunami disaster tend to momentarily raise public awareness about earthquake studies,…


Peavey Sanctuary Series S-24 Mixer

By John McJunkin

How many times have you been in a public setting with an unmanned sound reinforcement system? I’m talking about church services, conventions, and other…

Crestron TPMC-10

By Jeff Sauer

Crestron touchpanels certainly have a solid reputation when it comes to controlling audiovisual devices, environmental elements, or just about any accompanying…


Readin’, Writin’, and Array Calculations

By Mark Johnson

This is the education issue, but what does that really mean? Generally speaking, education can mean many things to today’s system integrator. Is it the…

Picture This: Pocket Projection

By Jeff Sauer

Wallet, car keys, cell phone, date book, black book, itinerary, airplane tickets, theater tickets, parking tickets, parking stubs, parking pass, bus pass,…

Associations Focus: Certification Proves Technical Skills

Customers want someone who will do the job right the first time. NSCA has what they’re looking for. NSCA will add two certifications to the one it debuted…

Associations Focus: Answering Tough Management Questions

Make a commitment today to attend the CEDIA Management Conference April 6-9, 2005, at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio. Mark…

Associations Focus: Academy Faculty Program Honors Instructors

ICIA provides its students with high-quality training from the industry’s technical experts. The association created the Adjunct Faculty Program to recognize…

Security Watch: Security, Hollywood Style

By Steve Filippini

A while ago, I sat on hold for 20 minutes and waited for a technician to offer me insight as to why my cable-based Internet service wasn’t allowing me…

POV: Educating with PETC

By Mike Weems

In the early days of ICIA, a dedicated group of people convened each summer at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. to offer four- to five-day classes…


The Buzz: Install of the Month

For college students, MP3 is no longer just a format for trading music of questionable legal status. On the Boston campus of the University of Massachusetts, …

The Buzz: Newsmakers

Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH has appointed a new managing director, Kazunori (Kaz) Kobayashi. Kobayashi joins Steinberg from Yamaha, bringing many years of experience in the digital audio industry to his new role….

The Buzz: 20 Years Ago in Sound & Video Contractor

Ok, so the old rallying cry from the ‘70s is a bit modified. The March 1985 issue focused on power amps. Leading off was “Power Amplifiers: Design and Selection” by Cal Perkins. Back then Perkins was an amplifier design consultant as well as a member of the Sound & Video Contractor consultant staff. Nowadays Perkins works for Mackie, most recently developing the EQ section of their new Onyx …

The Buzz: Industry News

NEC-Mitsubishi Electronics’ NEC MultiSync LCD 70 series monitors have been awarded the iF Product Design Award 2005. The Industrial Forum Design Hanover (iF) has recognized companies and design studios for outstanding design-related products and services since 1954. …

The Buzz: Contractor’s Web Watch;
Market research firm DisplaySearch recently teamed up with DisplayCareers, a new display industry career and blog site, to create a specialized career center with job tools for jobseekers and employers in the display industry.

The Buzz: Upcoming Events

April 16–21
National Association of Broadcasters
Las Vegas
Integrated Systems China


What’s New

What’s New: Ancillary

Atlas SoundWMA Series These wall-mount equipment enclosures are designed and manufactured with significant labor-saving and applications advantages, offering an installer installation flexibility, wire management,…

What’s New: Audio

Acoustics FirstFlat-panel Device This new absorptive and sound-scattering panel is similar in style to a standard fabric-covered wall panel. The substrates…

What’s New: AV Presentation

Da-Lite Screen Company
Cosmopolitan Electrol
The projection screen is now available in sizes up to 16ft. wide. The new larger Cosmopolitan Electrol has a two-piece aluminum extruded case…

What’s New: Security/Life Safety

Juice Goose RPS16 The RPS16 is a rack-mounted power supply for access control and CCTV with single or dual 12VDC, 24VDC, or 24VAC power supplies, plus…

What’s New: Services and Software

D-ToolsSystem Integrator 4 (SI 4) System Integrator 4 (SI 4) software enables industry professionals to quickly create professional schematic drawings,…

What’s New: Stage and Lighting

Creative Stage LightingPixelLine 110 The James Thomas Engineering line of LED lighting fixtures incorporates 110 high-intensity red, amber, blue, and…

What’s New: Tele/Data

ClearOne CommunicationsMAXAttach The conferencing phone incorporates two complete phone units linked together for even sound distribution in medium to…

What’s New: Video

PESA Switching Systems
These small-footprint video transmitter and receiver modules allow distribution of high-resolution computer video signals over Cat-5/UTP twisted pair cables.

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