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March 2013

March 2013

Tech Showcases

Ceiling Speakers

By Mark Johnson

Commonly referred to as “in-ceiling” or just “ceiling” speakers, most come with backcans as part of the whole system, or as accessory items along with mounting systems to install into ceiling tiles or replace whole tiles. …

AV Control Systems

By Bennett Liles

The growing market in AV control systems reflects both the rapid deployment of various AV components, A/D, in the corporate world, academia, and industry. …

Columns & Features

On the Circuit

By Cynthia Wisehart

When my husband I moved into our first house 20 years ago, the centerpiece of our living room was the television—nothing that unusual there….

Why IT Certifications Matter

By Tim Kridel

Pop quiz: What do CCNA, MCSE, and VCP stand for? If you don’t know, there’s a good chance one of two things eventually will happen: You’ll have one or more of those acronyms after your name, or you might be out of a job….

Power Conditioners in Action

By Patrick Barron

There is an emerging product category of power units that can be controlled and monitored over the network using IP communications….

AV Skydives with Felix Baumgartner, Part 1

With Bennett Liles

When Felix Baumgartner jumped from the edge of space, Riedel Communications was handling comm lines, video, and radio links for the whole project. …

AV Skydives with Felix Baumgartner, Part 2

With Bennett Liles

When Fearless Felix Baumgartner made his 128,000ft. leap, the whole world was watching and listening thanks to the video and sound links by Riedel Communications….

Audio Capture for Sports Broadcast, Part 1

With Bennett Liles

When baseball cranks up again, Erik West will be handling sound on the Brewers’ games and that means bringing the TV audience the crack of the bat, the slap of the catcher’s mitt, and the roar of the crowd. …

AV Skydives with Felix Baumgartner, Part 2

With Bennett Liles

When Fearless Felix Baumgartner made his 128,000ft. leap, the whole world was watching and listening thanks to the video and sound links by Riedel Communications….

Understanding the FCC’s New Unlicensed Wireless Microphone Registration Process

Professional Wireless Systems has developed some tips for navigating the FCC’s new registration process. …


CAD WX Series Wireless System Review

Reviewer: John McJunkin

CAD recently introduced its WX160A transmitter/gooseneck stand to accompany its WX100 receiver, and this solution cost less than comparable products on the market. …

Audio-Technica ATCS-60 Conference System Review

Reviewer: John McJunkin

One solution is to move the signals on a carrier wave composed of light, and infrared systems have emerged as a solution. …

New Products

Symetrix SymNet xIn 12 and xOut 12 Input /Output Expansion Device

The SymNet xIn 12 and xOut 12 increase a system’s analog input or output channel capacity….

Hitachi CP-DX300 and CP-DX250

The CP-DX300 and CP-DX250 projectors incorporate Texas Instruments 1-chip DLP technology to deliver high contrast and brightness….

Tributaries Profit Connectors

The new Profit connectors feature a gunmetal finish that’s standard for all models….

Atlona AT-HDTX and AT-HDRX HDMI Extender Family

This extender family sends audio, video, and IR control over a single category cable….

Middle Atlantic VTC Series Presentation Cart

The VTC series can support single screens up to 80in. or dual screens up to 70in. (up to 250lbs.)…

Screen Innovations FlexGlass Screen Material

FlexGlass offers the benefits of rigid optical panels with the added benefit of custom and curve capabilities….

Atlona Control4 Drivers

New Control4 drivers are available for the PRO3HD, PRO2HD, and H2H families of HDMI matrix switchers….

Extron DMS 2000 and DMS 3200 frames and DMS fiber matrix boards

The compact DMS 2000 and DMS 3200 are designed to fit in a wide range of installations….

Christie WeatherAll LCD Outdoor Flatpanels

The first of the WeatherAll series is the 55in. FHD551-W, which features optically bonded glass for protection against impacts and scratches. …

Adaptive Technologies Group StarGrid Mounting System

This new StarGrid system supports ceiling speaker formats found in movie theaters. …

Crown Audio DriveCore Install Series Power Amplifiers

Twelve models in the DriveCore Install series are available ranging from 300W to 600W….

DPA Microphones d:facto II Vocal Mic

The d:facto II Vocal microphone, provides users a state-of-the-art adapter system that allows for seamless integration with many professional wireless systems….

DBX TR1616 BLU link I/O

The TR1616 offers 16 XLR/TRS analog inputs and 16 analog outputs, along with BLU link RJ-45 loop input and output….

Roland M-200i V-Mixer Console

The M-200i, a 32-channel V-Mixer console with iPad control….

Lectrosonics DN T BOB 88 Dante Breakout Box

The DNT BOB 88 is an interface designed to transmit and receive line level analog audio signals via a Dante network. …

JVC D-ILA Remote App

The D-ILA Remote app allows devices to serve as a remote control for select JVC D-ILA projectors….

L-Acoustics Model Availability

New modules from L-Acoustics are now available for third-party software….

Draper Video Conferencing Camera Lift-Ceiling

The Video Conferencing Camera Lift-Ceiling allows the placement of a videoconferencing camera directly behind a motorized projection screen…

DVEO Ad Serter EAS Video Splicer

The Ad Serter inserts or overlays video, graphical ads, writable slates, logos, graphics, CG, scrolling text, and emergency alerts into video feeds….

Roland V-800HD Switcher Update

Roland has announced a system update for the Roland V-800HD multi-formatswitcher….

The Buzz

Amping up Downstream Casino

With its parking lot in Kansas, its main entrance in Missouri, and its gaming facilities and guest accommodations in Oklahoma, Downstream Casino Resort is quite literally on top of the region’s historic tri-state junction. …

Illuminating Projection

When Casas Church needed powerful display technology to light up the large stage, church leaders chose Christie’s Roadster HD14K-J 3-chip DLP projectors….

4K: A Sight for Sore Eyes at DSE

By David Keene, Executive Editor at NewBay Media

At the Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas, that took place Feb. 25-28, who walking the show floor could not love the new 4K resolution LCD panels on display from a several of the major players?…

CEDIA Business Toolkit Webinar Series Returns

CEDIA’s Business Toolkit Webinar series has returned and the theme for this year? Increasing Profits. …

NSCA Announces the 2013 Excellence in Business Award Recipients

NSCA) has announced the winners of its 2013 Excellence in Business Awards…

NSCA Mass Notification & Emergency Communications Symposium at PSA-TEC

NSCA) Mass Notification & Emergency Communications (MNEC) Symposium will be a featured track on May 9, during the PSA-TEC conference in Westminster, Colo….

NSCA’s 2013 Webinar Series Focuses on Strategies, Tactics and Information for a Successful Business

The schedule for this year’s NSCA webinar series on “What Every Integrator Needs to Know” from NSCA….

See What’s New at InfoComm 2013

InfoComm 2013 adds timely new programming, including several workshops to the roster of can’t-miss events at the annual show, taking place in Orlando, Fla., June 8-14, at the Orange County Convention Center. …

Corporate AV Special Report

Ready for Conferencing

Recently, the hotel Hilton Palacio del Rio gutted its meeting spaces to modernize both their aesthetic and their functionality. …

Corporate AV Product Round-up

Some installation gear for the corporate market, including audio, video, and control for meeting, board, and conferencing spaces….

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