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May 2008

May 2008


InfoComm 08 Video Preview

By Trevor Boyer

It’s 2008, and HD is everywhere — especially in Las Vegas at InfoComm 08…

Technology Showcase: Line-array Loudspeakers

By Bennett Liles

The field has become quite competitive in the area of line-array loudspeakers…

Technology Showcase: Large HD Projectors

By Jay Ankeney

Thanks to evolving technologies, we may be seeing the rise of a new category of digital-video projectors: high-brightness projectors that are capable of producing true HD-resolution images…

Installation Trends: Streamlined Sportscasting

Daniel Keller

No one will deny that the digital revolution has had a profound and fundamental effect on the world of professional audio and video production…

Focus On Residential AV: Smart Choices for a Smart Home

By Jack Kontney

With the ready availability of powerful control systems, it’s no surprise to learn that today’s dream home is, almost inevitably, a smart home. On the recommendation of their builder, the owners of a spectacular 6000-square-foot residence in La Jolla, Calif., engaged San Diego Sound and Video to create such a system for them. …


Allen & Heath ZED-14

By John McJunkin

The intersection between pro audio equipment and computer technology is rapidly growing…

Mitsubishi XD510U

By Jeff Sauer

In the projector industry, we’re all so familiar with RGB primary colors that it’s sometimes a little jarring to think about producing additive colors any other way. Yet RGB is just one imperfect color model that ultimately cannot produce all of the colors we see in nature. That’s particularly true when there’s a competing goal of producing images that are bright enough to cut through the ambient…


Picture This: Display Trends at NAB 2008

By Jeff Sauer

Is this the year of 3D in the professional display world…

Integration Everywhere

By Michael Goldman

As I depart NAB and prepare for InfoComm, it’s hard not to notice the depth to which the integration theme has infiltrated not only the installation world,…

Sound Advice: Into the Deep White Spaces

By Dan Daley

While you’re at InfoComm, you may hear a ubiquitous referencing of the term “white space…

Associations Focus: Technical Networking

InfoComm 08 is almost here, while registration for CEDIA Expo begins…

POV: Getting Social

By Duffy Wilbert, CTS

Social media has been growing dramatically over the past several years. Originally, sites such as MySpace and Facebook were mostly used by high-school…


The Buzz: Installation spotlight: Cameron Indoor Stadium, Duke University, Durham, N.C.

By Jessaca Gutierrez

Cameron Indoor Stadium, on the Duke University campus in Durham, N.C., has a rich legacy. Legend has it that the arena was conceived on a back of a matchbook…

The Buzz: Installation Spotlight: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz.

By Dan Daley

When you ante up $455 million for a sports venue, you want your share of firsts even before anyone scores in a game…

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