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May 2000

May 2000


SALES: plugging the loopholes

Alan Kruglak

As part of living in a civilized society, we abide by a set of rules. The tax code represents one set of those rules. Failure to follow the rules and…


Mackie acquires EAW

Cindy Holst

Mackie Designs, Woodinville, WA, completed the purchase of Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW), Whitinsville, MA. EAW designs and manufactures professional loudspeaker…

Ford Audio-Video Systems acquires Xeno Sound

Cindy Holst

Ford Audio-Video Systems, Oklahoma City, has acquired Xeno Sound, Austin, TX. Ford has offices in Tulsa, OK, Dallas, Denver, Nashville, TN, and Las Vegas….

Richardson Electronics acquires Apoio Tecnico

Cindy Holst

Richardson Electronics has completed the acquisition of Apoio Tecnico Brazil. Richardson/Apoio will operate from a sales office in Rio de Janeiro and…

Shure and Handi Systems sign agreement

Cindy Holst

Shure, Evanston, IL and Handi Systems, Morrisville, PA, have entered into an agreement in which Handi Systems will create a software program allowing…

SVS launches web site

Cindy Holst

SVS, a manufacturer of motorized ceiling-to-floor lifts systems designed to support projectors, monitors, loudspeakers, lighting equipment and more, has…

Panja expands and relocates

Cindy Holst

Panja, Dallas, has constructed a new headquarters, research and development, assembly and distribution facilities on a 10 acre (4 hecatres) site in Richardson….

MTX and Neoware sign agreement

Cindy Holst

MTX and Neoware Systems have signed a definitive agreement to merge the two organizations. The merger will facilitate a combined company, an expanded…

Belisle Acoustics expands

Cindy Holst

Belisle Acoustics Laboratories, Chateauguay, Quebec, has expanded into the U.S. pro sound market. Belisle manufactures loudspeakers, horns and crossovers….

L-ACOUSTICS opens sales and rental company

Cindy Holst

L-ACOUSTICS, Paris, restructured its UK sales and rental activities. V-DOSC RENTALS UK has been renamed L-ACOUSTICS UK and will continue to rent the V-DOSC…

TASCAM enters into agreement with TimeLine

Cindy Holst

TASCAM has entered into a long term audio product development agreement with TimeLine, which will result in a line of professional audio products that…

Da-Lite Screen acquires Visual Structures

Cindy Holst

Da-Lite Screen has purchased Visual Structures from Barco. Visual Structures, Los Alamitos, CA, manufactures rear-projection systems and distributes its…

The SAE Institute opens North American education centers

Cindy Holst

The SAE Institute has opened two North American education centers. The North American flagship center is located in New York City, and the second North…

Lucent and Quad sign agreement

Cindy Holst

Lucent Technologies and Quad International Communications Corporation, a broadband carrier, announce a multi-year agreement under which Lucent will build…

Metric Halo moves

Cindy Holst

Metric Halo Laboratories has moved to a larger facility. The address for MH Labs is now M/S 601 Building 8, Castle Point Campus, Castle Point, NY 12511-0601….

Keri Systems expands

Cindy Holst

Keri Systems, San Jose, CA, opened two international sales offices. Keri Systems UK, located in the greater London area and staffed by Garry Pound, UK…

Escient acquires avACTIVE

Cindy Holst

Escient has acquired avACTIVE, a developer of PC/TV convergence technologies. Escient’s acquisition of avACTIVE follows the company’s acquisition of StarMatix,…

Onkyo forms Integra division

Cindy Holst

Onkyo introduces the Integra Research division. The division addresses the needs of custom installers in the upscale segment of the home theater market….

Erico extends CADDY scholarship

Cindy Holst

Erico has extended its CADDY scholarship program through December 31, 2001 for all BICSI training courses. Prospective BICSI trainees can earn money for…

J.P. Freeman and NBFAA team

Cindy Holst

J.P. Freeman Company has created a joint venture with the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA) to track the changing trends and dynamics…

ADS and AEG-MIS enter agreement

Cindy Holst

Advanced Display Systems (ADS), Amarillo, TX, reached an agreement with AEG Gesellschaft for Modern Information Systems (AEG-MIS), Ulm, Germany, under…

Engineering achievement award winners announced

Cindy Holst

The National Association of Broadcasters announces the winners of its engineering achievement awards. Michael Dorrough, founder of Dorrough Electronics,…

Blur Studio creates new division

Cindy Holst

Blur Studio, a 3-D animation, effects and design house, has launched a theme park and special venue division, headed by ride film director Yas Takata….

AVAD reaches distribution agreements

Cindy Holst

The Alliance of Value-Added Distributors (AVAD) reached distribution agreements with four consumer electronics manufacturers. The agreements allow AVAD…

Behringer acquires rights to CoolAudio

Cindy Holst

Behringer has acquired the rights to the entire CoolAudio technology from Intersil Corporation, a semiconductor manufacturer. CoolAudio is a digital amplification…

RGB Spectrum and Panja partner

Cindy Holst

RGB Spectrum and Panja announced the compatibility of RGB Spectrum’s DTQ video scalar with Panja’s PHAST home automation products. The partnership is…

Audio Toys expands distribution

Cindy Holst

Audio Toys, part of the ATI Group, has expanded its international distribution. Canadian distribution is handled by Cabletek Electronics, British Columbia….

Wadia Digital and Hales Design Group merge

Cindy Holst

Wadia Digital Corporation merges with Hales Design Group. Under terms of the agreement, Hales will operate as a division of Wadia while retaining its…

Aiphone contributes to NSCA Education Foundation

Cindy Holst

The NSCA Education Foundation has received a gift of $10,000 from intercom manufacturer Aiphone. The objective of the NSCA Education Foundation is to…

Logical Transitions relocates

Cindy Holst

Logical Transitions has moved its corporate headquarters from Tempe, AZ to 407 First Street, Tybee Island, GA 31328. Contact Logical Transitions by phone…

Mix Open scheduled

Cindy Holst

The Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio announces the fifth annual Mix L.A. Open golf tournament. The event takes place on Monday, June 19 at the Malibu…

ACT Teleconferencing and Clarent create conferencing solution

Cindy Holst

ACT Teleconferencing and Clarent Corporation introduced a full-duplex IP telephony conferencing solution. Action VOIP uses Clarent’s IP Telephony gateway…

Omneon and Miranda form partnership

Cindy Holst

Omneon Video Networks and Miranda Technologies announce a partnership to develop products for use with the Omneon Video Area Network, an integrated networking…

Vestel and Exatel develop recorder

Cindy Holst

Vestel and Exatel Visual Systems will co-develop a TV recorder, to be built into Vestel’s high end TV sets. The recorder will extend current features…

Sennheiser breaks ground in Wedemark

Cindy Holst

Sennheiser broke ground for its new manufacturing facility in Wedemark, Germany. Architects Bahlo, KUhnke, Stosberg & Partners designed the building,…

Texas Instruments and Panasonic form partnership

Cindy Holst

Texas Instruments, Dallas, signed an agreement under terms of which Matsushita Electric Industrial (Panasonic), Japan, will use Digital Light Processing…

Sederta upgrades SedNet adapters

Cindy Holst

Sederta has upgraded its SedNet IEEE-1394 real time family of communication adapters from 200 Mbps to 400 Mbps support. In addition, the company has expanded…

KnowledgeLINK reaches agreement with B & W Loudspeakers and Rotel of America

Cindy Holst

KnowledgeLINK announced that B & W Loudspeakers and Rotel of America authorize selected B & W/Rotel retailers that are part of the KnowledgeLINK network…

Biamp acquires space and purchases equipment

Cindy Holst

Biamp Systems has acquired additional space and added a new production machine. The expansion will increase the company’s space by nearly 60% and will…

Denon moves to new location

Cindy Holst

Denon Electronics is now located at 19 Chapin Road, P.O. Box 867, Pine Brook, NJ 07058-9777. Phone, fax and web site address remain the same: 973-396-0810,…

Rolls announces new facility

Cindy Holst

Rolls announces a new manufacturing facility at 5966 South 350 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84107. The Rolls facility is a 13,000 square ft (1,208 m superscript…

Video Projections

VIDEOWALLS: stay the course

Peter H. Putman

Videowalls hold a unique position in the world of electronic displays. They do not command attention at trade shows like the latest ultraportables, high-brightness…

Contractor’s Toolbox

LADDERS for the systems contractor

Glen Ballou

Most of us in the audio business spend much more of our time looking up than down. Because our ears are on our head rather than our feet, our tools are…


Mass migration

David Parish

Take advantage of a rapidly growing market by learning both why and how video technology is moving away from analog and into the digital domain.Today,…

Video pitfalls

Peter H. Putman

Flat-screen displays carry a number of attributes that will help you stay on the path to the perfect video installation, but they also carry some concerns…

Clearing the fog

Josh Kairoff

A primer on High Definition video and what it means to the systems integrator and his customers.SMPTE 240M defines “High Definition” (HD) as video that…

History lesson

Steve Filippini

CCTV has been around for a while, and the technology con tinues to grow with new and innovative products each year. All this innovation in CCTV did not…

Boardroom audio

Dale Florence

Although new video technology is often specified by the client for the modern conference room, achieving good speech intelligibility remains critical…


Daniel Goldich

Converting the videowall signage at the Warner Brothers Studio Stores to digital for enhanced reliability and ease of maintenance.After rolling out 200…

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