May 2003 - Sound & Video Contractor

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Features

Automatic Mic Mixers

Allan Soifer

Microphone mixing circuits are by no means new to the audio industry. The basic resistor-coupled mixer is as old as radio broadcasting itself (the early...

Reviews

Mitsubishi ProjectorView System

Peter H. Putman, CTS

IP connectivity and networked A/V are two hot topics these days. Companies including Barco, Sony, InFocus, and NEC have been demonstrating IP networks...

Columns

Speak Up!

MARK MAYFIELD

The art of presentation plays such a dominant role in the businesses of our clients that one could say that this is the true definition of our business....

INVESTING IN TRAINING

MICHAEL MACDONALD

The contracting market has never been in a more dynamic state. Technology is changing faster than ever before. The scope of the work is expanding, and...

When the Contracting Market Went Soft Part 2

By Brent Harshbarger

In the March issue, I said the systems contracting market went as in software, almost two decades ago. I stressed the need to develop the in-house capability...

Departments

Install of the Month

In January 1998, the Las Vegas Hilton began a large-scale renovation project in its performance venue known simply as the Hilton Theater. The project...

20 YEARS AGO IN THE INDUSTRY

Editor's Note: As part of S&VC's 20th anniversary, we are bringing you 20 Years Ago in the Industry, a retrospective glimpse of the industry and S&VC...

CONDOLENCES

Panasonic VP Remembered J. Michael Brinkman, vice president of strategic business development for Panasonic Broadcast and Television Systems Company,...

REPRESENTATIVE AND DISTRIBUTION NEWS

Dortronics Systems appointed Pro Rep Corp. (California, Nevada, and Hawaii) and Mountain West Marketing (Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming) to the company's...

FEEDBACK

UL Standards On p. 50 of an excellent article on power conditioners (Technology Showcase: Power Line Conditioners, February 2003 issue), there is a large...

UPCOMING EVENTS

May19-23InspirationCincinnatiwww.tfwm.com June3-5InfoCommOrlando, Floridawww.infocomm.org 5-8Home Entertainment 2003San Franciscowww.he2003.com 18-20Musikmesse/ProLight...

ASSOCIATIONS

EHX Announces Call for Papers The Electronic House Expo (EHX) has called for presenters for EHX Fall 2003 taking place November 11 through 13, 2003, in...

CONTRACTOR'S WEB WATCH

www.avad.com AVAD, LLC unveiled a newly designed Web site. The site will keep visitors updated on industry events, product offers, and exclusive specials....

AGREEMENTS, PARTNERSHIPS, AND ACQUISITIONS

Peak Audio, the commercial audio products business of Cirrus Logic, announced an agreement with Harman Pro Group for its brands BSS Audio, Crown, dbx,...

INDUSTRY NEWS

Elan's International Business Doubles Elan Home Systems' international business has doubled in 2001 and 2002, according to the whole-house A/V and home...

PEOPLE NEWS

Elizabeth Klauda is strategic accounts manager of Chief Manufacturing, and Gary Simon is eastern regional sales manager. Jeff Grund has joined Muzak as...

Cedia Events and Education

What's New

VIDEO PRODUCTS

Data-Processing Eyeglasses Ingineowww.eyetop.net The Eyetop is a real pair of glasses that can be worn anywhere, both day and night. In addition to its...

AUDIO PRODUCTS

Analyzer Gold Linewww.gold-line.com The CeRTA provides PDAs running Microsoft CE with professional-level real-time analysis. The program has been optimized...

A/V ACCESSORIES

Plasma Mount Premier Mountswww.premiermounts.com The Swivel Stand (PSD-SVL) is designed to support a large-screen plasma or LCD display horizontally on...

Installation Profiles

Colossal Sight and Sound

By Will Lewis

A New Day dawned in Las Vegas along with a brand-new venue, incorporating the most current production technology available. On March 25, 2003, Cline Dion...

Bridging THE Gap

By Charles Conte

Purdue University founded in 1869 in West Lafayette, Indiana is built upon its historic strengths in engineering and agriculture. Purdue not only has...

Video Projections

Where Do We Go from Here?

PETER H. PUTMAN, CTS

As the pro A/V industry sets its sights on InfoComm 2003 in Orlando, Florida (June 2 through 5), there are plenty of questions to be answered and hot...

Articles

Presentation Panoply

Mark Mayfield

If you really drill down to the essence of your business any business, any industry at the core of success or failure is the quality of communication....

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