May 1999 - Sound & Video Contractor

May 1999

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Columns

WHO'S AFRAID of the Big Bad Wolf

Alan Kruglak

Every night, I read a book to my youngest, Eric. His favorite book is about the wolf and the three little pigs. He is fascinated by the fact that a big...

Departments

Business News

Cindy Scullin

ACT expands videoconferencing ACT Teleconferencing, Denver, will provide videoconferencing services for GTE Network Services. ACT Videoconferencing will...

Video Projections

LARGE-SCREEN DISPLAYS: flatter and flatter

Pete Putman

The impact of flat-matrix imaging cannot be underestimated. One major manufacturer is discontinuing the sale of 40 inch (1 m) and larger rear-projection...

Contractor's Toolbox

CRIMP CONNECTORS: not your style?

Glen Ballou

You should solder all connectors, right? No, not necessarily. It is often better to use a mechanical connection only. Think of the cold solder joints...

Articles

Transmission methods

SOUND & VIDEO CONTRACTOR STAFF

The fiber optic transmission system described in this article uses intensity modulation (or AM) of the light source by the video signal; a linear LED...

Representative and Dealer News

SOUND & VIDEO CONTRACTOR STAFF

appoints five new representative firms for its Seleco products: Centennial Marketing is the manufacturer's representative for the Rocky Mountain Region,...

IN CONTROL

Amy Silverman

Imagine the control room of almost any industrial enterprise-telecommunications, power management, traffic control, emergency management. Each of these...

PAUSE FOR REFLECTION

M. K. Milliken

Times are good; your business is booming. Your favorite projector manufacturer has just shipped the latest, greatest machine and, sure enough, it is lighter...

GETTING NOTICED

Paul Gulick

As digital display technology develops and advances, new market applications emerge. To date, most of these applications have fallen in the realm of business...

SEE THE LIGHT

Irwin Math

Since the invention of television, virtually all closed-circuit video transmission has been through coaxial cable. This method works well, but there are...

A DIFFERENT APPROACH

Steve Fox

Large-screen sports displays have come a long way. From the black LED displays and color matrix scoreboards to giant Jumbotron-type LCD screens, the appearance,...

QUESTION OF BALANCE

Peter H. Putman

Video and coaxial cable. The two seem to go together like soup and sandwich. In fact, we have been using coaxial cable with video signals for so long...

People

SOUND & VIDEO CONTRACTOR STAFF

Panasonic Broadcast & Digital Systems Company (PBDSC), Los Angeles, has appointed Tom Weems as product marketing manager for DVCPRO products, James Chan...

Through The Looking Glass

Jared Blankenship

According to the 1998 Sound & Video Contractor Reader Profile, 53% of you design and install for corporate A-V applications, 48% in CCTV, 35% for display...

BACK TO SCHOOL

Allan Collins

Over the past few years, education has grown from a once small market into the primary source of business for many dealers, consultants and system integrators....

Beckman Hall

SOUND & VIDEO CONTRACTOR STAFF

Aptly illustrating the incorporation of A-V technology into education is Chapman University's Beckman Hall, Orange, CA. This ongoing project currently...

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