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March 2011

March 2011


AV Control Systems Technology Showcase

By Bennett Liles

In no other aspect of AV manufacturing have more hardware and configuration solutions been offered in recent years than in controllers and connection devices that make them work…

Portable PAs Technology Showcase

By Mark Johnson

Whether the application is utilitarian or creative, it’s always handy to have a pair or two of portable PA loudspeakers in inventory, ready to solve a specific problem or just make your job a little easier. We’ll be looking at self-powered systems for this showcase…

Touchpanel Design

By Patrick Barron

A control system is only as powerful as the graphical interface used to run the system….


Mackie HD1221

by John McJunkin

Small self-powered speakers for small and large AV applications….

Digital Rapids TouchStream

by Jan Ozer

The ideal streaming appliance would combine ease-of-use for nontechnical users, a highly configurable interface, and high-quality, multiple-format output. By this measure, the Digital Rapids TouchStream appliance is pretty much ideal….


Reinventing Integration: DSE 2011

by Cynthia Wisehart

The most interesting thing to me about Digital Signage Expo last month was the extraordinary way veteran manufacturers reached for reinvention….

Saying the Right Thing

by Don Kreski

If you’re going to ask the press to cover your company, you need to be ready when they want an interview.

High-impedance vs. Low-impedance Systems

By Jeffrey Miranda, president, NeoLogic Sound

The differences between low- and high-impedance speaker systems, while only minor, are still significant. …

A Wiz of an Installation

by George Petersen

With CinemaCon in mind, I thought I’d reflect on one of the strangest theater installs I’ve done. …


NSCA Recognizes Systems Integrators

NSCA has announced the winners of its 2011 Excellence in Business Awards….

Start the Spring Season with CEDIA Boot Camps

Would you consider yourself an industry veteran or a novice? Are you looking to expand your skills or brush up on new techniques? CEDIA Boot Camps can prepare you for that next big project or that next level in your career….

AV at the Center of IT at InfoComm 2011

Corporations, government agencies, and educational, healthcare, and religious institutions around the world are coming to see the newest AV technology at InfoComm 2011….

New Products

Vaddio Squiggle Video Whiteboard Kit

Vaddio has launched the Squiggle Video Whiteboard Kit designed for videoconferencing, educational, and corporate training facilities. …

Crest Audio Pro-LITE 2.0

Crest Audio debuts the Pro-LITE 2.0 and Pro-LITE 2.0 DSP, featuring a lightweight design with high power and stable performance into 2-ohm loads….

Peavey MX16, MX32, LIVE

Peavey has introduced three new models in the Architectural Acoustics Digitool multiprocessor series….

Epson PowerLite D6000 series

Epson introduced the PowerLite D6000 series line of projectors….

Gefen ToolBox USB 2.0 Extender Long Range

The ToolBox USB 2.0 Extender Long Range (LR) is now shipping from Gefen….

Tributaries HEC HDMI

Tributaries is now offering HEC HDMI cables with Ethernet….

Kramer TP-123-od and TP-124-od

Kramer’s TP-123-od transmitter and TP-124-od receiver are a twisted pair solution for sending computer graphics video over long distances….

Matrox Convert DVI Plus

Matrox Video Products Group announced the Matrox Convert DVI Plus, an SD/HD SDI scan converter….

Calibre LEDView400 HQV

Calibre has introduced the new LEDView400 HQV scaler-switcher….

Roland VR-5

Roland Systems Group announced the Roland VR-5, a fully integrated audio mixer and video switcher….

Tripp Lite B140

Tripp Lite has introduced a full line of DVI extenders and extender/splitters….

NEC P350X, P350W, P420X

NEC Display Solutions of America has introduced its new P Series for projectors. …

NewTek TriCaster TCXD850 CS

NewTek offers the TriCaster TCXD850 CS, a hardware control surface for the TriCaster TCXD850 HD portable live production system….

Onkyo TX-NR609, TX-NR509, TX-SR30

Onkyo has introduced a line of entry-level home theater receivers that include advanced networking capabilities….

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