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May 2012

May 2012

Tech Showcases

3D/Large Venue Projectors

By Llanor Alleyne

While large flatpanel displays get a lot of attention as the visualization outlet of choice for many venues, projectors are still ideal for application briefs that feature large audiences in complicated lighting situations. …

Wireless Microphones

By Bennett Liles

Huge changes have come about in the wireless microphone industry since the last big functional innovation with diversity reception….


Clear-Com Tempest900 Intercom System Review

Reviewer: John McJunkin

Clear-Com has introduced the Tempest900 system, a wireless system of substantial power and flexibility….

Carvin EM900 In-ear Monitor Review

Reviewer: John McJunkin

The EM900 system consists of an EM901 beltpack receiver, an EM900 transmitter, and a pair of EM902 earbuds. …

Columns & Features

Virtual Education

By Cynthia Wisehart

The first thing I notice about the new Virtual Reality Design Lab at the University of Minnesota’s College of Design is that it’s flooded with light. Or—from the viewpoint of an RF motion capture sensor—it’s flooded with noise. …

Array, or not to array? That is the Question, Part 2

By Bob McCarthy

The two avenues we will explore are pattern stretching and pattern bending. In both cases, as you will see, the traditional thinking of coverage angle will give way to visualizing coverage shape. …

Wireless Microphones for Higher Education

By Bennett Liles

The higher education environment is a hugely challenging place for AV people and gear. …

On the Circuit

By Cynthia Wisehart

At NAB this year 4K (and 48fps and 60fps) were among the prominent topics, partly because prominent voices such as James Cameron and Red’s Jim Jannard made it so. …

Establishing Shared Values and Ethics

By Bradley A. Malone, PMP

We’ve all heard how different generations of people (baby boomers, Gen X, Gen Y) work and live differently. …

The Buzz

HD Cable Distribution

The owners of the Chicago Pizza and Sports Grille restaurants in Jacksonville, Fla., pride themselves on offering an “outstanding atmosphere.” …

YouTube Channel: Wireworks

MusiLux is part of the WireLux line of ultra-flexible cables, which also includes InstaLux….

Prepare for Future Job Opportunities

Provided by CEDIA

Having a wide variety skills in your technician tool box is a great way to make sure you’re ready for any job that comes your way. …

Improve Business Perfomance With NSCA University At InfoComm 2012

Provided by NSCA

Join NSCA University during InfoComm 2012, June 11-15 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas to improve your business performance and increase profits. …

NSCA’s Regional Estimating & Project Management Training Available In A City Near You

Provided by NSCA

Attend one of three scheduled estimating and project management trainings in 2012 and ensure an improved bottom line with proper estimating and systems project management skills….

Information Needed to Update Labor Installation Standards

Provided by NSCA

A new survey released by the National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) will provide updates on labor installation standards for the commercial low voltage electronic systems industry. …

InfoComm Roundtables Coming to a City Near You

Don’t miss InfoComm’s North American regional roundtables. …

InfoComm to Release Global Market Definition and Strategy Study

At InfoComm 2012 InfoComm will be releasing the Market Definition and Strategy Study. …

Don’t Miss the InfoComm International Compensation and Benefits Report

How much do AV CEOs earn? What benefits do most AV firms offer? Do certified AV professionals earn higher salaries? …

WEBINAR: The What, Why, and How of Sustainable AV

In the first webinar of the Green AV University series, viewers learn the history of green AV and where it stands now. …

WHITEPAPER: Best Practices In Overhead Paging For Healthcare Facilities

This paper reviews current industry trends, as well as the role that network-based public address (PA) plays in future-proofing hospital PA systems….

Soundcraft ViSi Remote Mobile App

ViSi Remote iPad app enables a single iPad to control multiple consoles from the Soundcraft Vi Series and Soundcraft Si Compact range on one wireless network. …

New Products

Antelope Audio Rubicon

The Rubicon is a 384kHz digital audio preamplifier which integrates the 10M Rubidium atomic clock….

PLUS N-20 and M-17 Series

The M-17 Series copyboards have the same features as the N-20, except that only black and white copies of meeting notes can be saved….

Sound Devices PIX-Dock

The PIX-Dock by Sound Devices is an SSD mounting accessory that also operates as a multi-format interface to attach the SSD to a computer for file transfer and management via PIX-CADDY and Thunderbolt technology….

DPA Microphones d:vote

Building on the 4099 instrument clip mic series, d:vote has enhanced the shock mount to provide even better absorption….

Altinex TP115-120 and TP 115-121

The TP115-120 provides transmission of computer and HDTV video signals over twisted pair-type (Cat-5/6) cable while the TP115-121 receives these signals over twisted pair-type (Cat-5/6) cable….

FSR WB-200, PWB-203, and PWB-250

The PWB-200, PWB-203, and PWB-250 feature an interior with flat sides to maximize capacity and an IPS knockout capable of mounting up to six single plates….

Contemporary Research 232-Amp+

The 232-Amp+ is a mixer/amplifier designed for flatpanel displays and video projectors….

EAW Powercube

Each Powercube amplifier rack includes electrical power distribution, 12 channels of amplifier power with integrated digital signal processing, and 12 channels of input and output….

Bose FreeSpace IZA 250-LZ/190-HZ and FreeSpace ZA 250-LZ/190-HZ

The FreeSpace IZA amplifiers are designed for background/foreground music and paging applications….

Gefen ToolBox 8×8 Matrix for HDMI with FST

The ToolBox 8×8 Matrix for HDMI with FST matrix switcher allows direct connections between different HD sources and displays without networking….

Meyer Sound 1100-LFC

The 1100-LFC low-frequency control element is a self-powered loudspeaker operating in the range of 28Hz to 100Hz….

Yamaha CL Series

The Yamaha CL Series is a Dante network-based console….

PreSonus BlueTube DP V2

The solid-state path feeds PreSonus’ BlueTube DP V2 dual-path mic/instrument preamp with 80dB of variable gain….

Delta Products WX series

The WX series video walls rely on Ultra Short Throw front projection and edge-blending technologies….

Hitachi CP-D31N

The CP-D31N can project an 80in. image at a distance of 32in. …

Snell Kahuna 360 Compact

The Snell Kahuna 360 Compact offers 1080p switching in a 6RU chassis. …

AMX Modero X Series Touch Panels

This family of frameless widescreen touchpanels with a low-profile design offer more real estate for control, applications, and video….

Extron HDMI DA2

The HDMI DA2 is a one-input, two-output distribution amplifier for HDMI video and embedded multi-channel digital audio….


The HVS-390HS, a compact video switcher, is available in 1 M/E and 2 M/E versions and includes 16 HD/SD-SDI inputs and eight outputs….


The PROCFCART is a mobile cart for applications requiring flexible and portable large display solutions….

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