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May 2005

May 2005


NSCA 2005 Wrapup

By Mark Johnson and Trevor Boyer

Sprinkler system malfunction and misdirected emergency evacuation announcement notwithstanding, the 2005 NSCA Systems Integration Expo in Orlando, Fla., can be classified as a success. With 11,000 attendees and 600 exhibitors, there was plenty to see and do. There were three technology pavilions this year …

Technology Showcase:
Video Scalers

By Bennett Liles

Before DVDs and laptop computers, the topic of scalers lingered in an obscure corner of the AV industry, and the word was more …

Technology Showcase:
Multichannel Power Amplifiers

By Bruce Borgerson

Why install a multichannel power amplifier rather than two or more stereo equivalents? For the most part, it’s a no-brainer. First, you have fewer units…

Installation Profile:
Delaware’s Legislative Hall

By Daniel Keller

As the nation’s oldest state, Delaware has always held a somewhat unique status here in the United States. It’s not a big place roughly two hours from…


Community M-Class M12

By John McJunkin

In the age of in-ear monitors when artists, speakers, and clergy have new, previously nonexistent options, manufacturers of floor-wedge monitors are working harder than ever to make their products as low profile as possible….

Chyron ChyTV

By Jeff Sauer

Digital signage can mean anything from a single animated kiosk to an entire sports arena full of panels displaying text, graphics, and video-based advertisements…


Passwords & PINs & Codes, Oh My!

By Mark Johnson

I’m in PIN/password overload. At the dawning of the age of online services and ATMs, the basic instructions for choosing your PIN were to pick a minimum…

Picture This: Video at NSCA

By Jeff Sauer

When I wrote about video products at the NSCA Systems Integration Expo a year ago, I started with, effectively, a disclaimer that NSCA’s history is more of an audio-oriented show…

Associations Focus:
InfoComm Technology Tours

Packed with technology-powered shows, exhibits, buildings, and facilities, Las Vegas is an audiovisual wonderland. Harnessing the city’s spectacular techno-scape…

Associations Focus:
Striking Viking at CEDIA EXPO 2005

Ewa Laurance otherwise known as The Striking Viking is coming to CEDIA EXPO 2005, Sept. 7-11 in Indianapolis. As the winner of all major events on the…

Associations Focus:
NSCA Systems Integration Expo

Despite two evacuations, attendees, and exhibitors alike report a stellar show at the 25th anniversary celebration of NSCA Systems Integration Expo, held…

Security Watch:
Out with the Old

By Steve Filippini

I recently bought a new laptop to replace the old one I’ve been lugging around for the last few years. After the purchase, …

POV: The Next Convergence

By Robert Befus

The convergence of IT and AV is old news. It’s been happening for some time now and everybody knows it. But there is another significant convergence taking…


The Buzz:
Install of the Month

By Trevor Boyer

Messaging usually works best when there’s not much competing with the intended message. As anyone who has spent a few minutes waiting in a line at a bank surely knows, financial institutions provide little in the way of attractive distraction—visual, auditory, or otherwise. Sensing such an opening, Banamex, the Mexican subsidiary of Citibank, …

The Buzz: Newsmakers

Lutz Berneke joined the EVI Audio team as managing director with responsibilities covering Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Intelix has added Smarthome…

The Buzz: 20 Years Ago in
Sound & Video Contractor

By Mark Johnson

Twenty years ago the lead off article was Electronic Imaging by Gary W. Hughes, which, except for a couple of audio-related articles, pretty much set the tone for the issue. Hughes’ article discussed the impact that CCD imagers had on video camera technology since their invention in 1970. Hughes was responsible for CCD imagers …

The Buzz: Industry News

A team of architectural, acoustical design, and pro audio industry veterans including Courtney Spencer, Dave Malekpour, Ken Harrison, Beth Walters, and…

The Buzz: Contractor’s Web Watch Peavey has launched a new design for its website in celebration of its 40th anniversary. The new design features the company’s official…

The Buzz: Upcoming Events

May 11-15, PARA Management Conference (Professional Audio-Video Retailers Association) Coronado, Calif.,; May 28-31, AES (Audio Engineering Society Barcelona)

What’s New

What’s New: Video Technology

HD Video Processor Lumagen
The VisionPro HDP video processor features extensive …

What’s New: Audio Technology

Loudspeaker d&b audiotechnik
Qi-Series loudspeakers and specialized accessories are optimized for fixed-installation use, with finishes that can be color-matched to interior designs. The series includes five loudspeakers. …

What’s New: Residential Technology

Dome Camera JVC The VN-C625U IP network dome camera features CompactFlash memory recording capability, a ¼in. interline transfer CCD with 380,000 pixels, and a removable IR cut filter. The remote-controlled 12X optical zoom lens offers up to 100 presets that can be activated by the auto-patrol feature or by an alarm or motion trigger. In addition, the camera’s 360-degree pan, tilt, and zoom functions…

What’s New: Security Technology

Matrix Network Intelligent Media Technologies (IMT) The SmartBuss scalable matrix network routes any input to any output and mixes…

What’s New: AV Technology

Wall Cabinet Lowell The new L83-5S tilt-out wall cabinet measures 24″32″ and mounts to the wall with a 6in.-deep projection for vertical surface installation. The unit features gas-lift cylinders for smooth…

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