May 2014

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May 2014

Tech Showcases

3D Video Projectors

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By Christopher Maione, CTS-D, DSCE, DMC-D

This month, SVC showcases a variety of 3D video projectors suitable for a range of applications, including consumer home theater, as well as commercial uses for research and development, science and exploration, museums, architecture, gaming, and entertainment. ...

Wireless Microphone Systems

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By Bennett Liles

Modern wireless microphone systems are truly a wonder with more setup features and simpler operation—two trends that frequently work in opposite directions. ...

Columns & Features

Living in the Future

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By Tim Kridel and Cynthia Wisehart

Officials in Lexington, S.C., wanted the new-build River Bluff High School to be a school of the future, both educationally and technically. ...

The Modern Analyzer, Part 2

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By Bob McCarthy

The math of the transfer function is complicated under the hood but extremely simple to understand from the outside. ...

On the Circuit

By Cynthia Wisehart

At NAB there was a lot of discussion about networks. I’m taking networks seriously myself. I was a very early user of the original MediaMatrix, so I started believing in networks a long time ago. ...

Big Developments for Big Screen Venues

By David Keene

The Giant Screen Cinema Association’s (GSCA) Film Expo 2014, that took place March 24-25 at the IMAX Theater in the Bullock State History Museum in Austin, Texas, was a great place to see the latest trends in large venue technology—in this case, through the prism of what is primarily an “education” market. ...


Sony Anycast Touch AWS-750 Review

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Reviewer: Jan Ozer

The Buzz

Optimized On-campus Audio

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To produce more than 1,100 events over the course of a year, Jonathan Sage—who leads the audio and event services area of the Media Technology Services department at Boston College—needs an inventory stocked with professional audio equipment that is easy to move around campus and is extremely versatile. ...

Book: Sound and Recording: Applications and Theory, 7th Edition

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Providing vital reading for audio students and trainee engineers, Sound and Recording: Applications and Theory is ideal for anyone who wants a solid grounding in both theory and industry practices in audio, sound, and recording. ...

IMCCA and InfoComm Hosting Unified Communications and Collaboration Summit at InfoComm 2014

With the rapid expansion of the unified communications and collaboration marketplace, InfoComm and IMCCA are teaming up to launch a compelling four-day conference addressing all facets of unified communications including audio conferencing, videoconferencing and telepresence, smarter working, managed services, cloud services, mobility, BYOD, and other collaborative technologies. ...

CEDIA Expo 2014

Registration opens soon, so we thought we would give you a sneak peek at some of the exciting training offerings coming to you at CEDIA Expo 2014: ...

InfoComm Launches Audiovisual Providers of Excellence Designation

New mark acknowledges companies dedicated to customer satisfaction, training, certification, and standards.

InfoComm International debuts its new Audiovisual Providers of Excellence designation. InfoComm APEx, replaces InfoComm’s Certified AudioVisual Service Provider Program (CAVSP), which will conclude at the end of the year. ...

Crestron and infocomm International Lead the Way on 4K

Crestron is collaborating with InfoComm International to offer a comprehensive one-day 4K course at Crestron’s classrooms around the globe. ...

InfoComm to Host Regional Tradeshows Aimed at Inhouse Tech Professionals and Purchasers

InfoComm International plans to host a new series of two-day tradeshows aimed at technology managers, inhouse technical staff, institutional buyers, and end-users. ...

New Products

Discover Video DV Mobile Projector Mobile Projector

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Discover Video new DV Mobile Projector (DVMP) system delivers live presentations to tablets, laptops, and smartphones in lecture halls, auditoriums, and conference centers. ...

Zen Studio Antelope Audio Portable Recording System

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Zen Studio by Antelope Audio is a professional, portable mobile recording system that features 12 mic presets, the company’s signature clocking, onboard DSP effects with multiple monitor mixers, and proprietary low-latency USB connectivity. ...

Galaxy Audio TV5X and TV5i PA System

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Galaxy Audio has expanded the Traveler Series of portable, battery-operated PA systems with the TV5X and TV5i models. ...

Extron Electronics DTP CrossPoint 84 IPCP Control Processor

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Extron Electronics announces the DTP CrossPoint 84 IPCP, a new model of the DTP CrossPoint 84 featuring a built-in IP Link Pro control processor. ...

Pioneer GS-WAVE Loudspeaker

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Designed for commercial and nightclub applications, Pioneer’s GS-WAVE speaker system consists of four stacked speakers featuring WAV-SUB....

Porter-Cable 8V MAX* Screwdriver

Porter-Cable’s 8V MAX* Impact screwdriver, designed for smaller fastening applications, is 6.48in. long and weighs 1.42lbs. ...

Rose Electronics Orion XC Matrix Switcher

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The Orion XC series of KVM matrix switchers by Rose Electronics range in size from eight to 288 ports and feature single or dual-link DVI, HDMI, SDI, and VGA video. ...

Digital Projection International HighLite Laser WUXGA 3D Projector

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Digital Projection International’s HighLite Laser WUXGA 3D is a 1920x1200 resolution laser projector that delivers 10,000 lumens and is capable of producing more than 20,000 hours of illumination with no lamp replacement. ...

Audio-Technica Installed Sound Support App

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The new Installed Sound Support App from Audio-Technica (A-T) is designed for system integrators, sound contractors, FOH engineers, musicians, and other audio professionals in the field. ...

Severtson Screens TAT-4K Projection Screen

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The TAT-4K Titanium Acoustically-Transparent line of projection screens from Severtson Screens is compatible with both 2D and active 3D projection. ...

Contemporary Research QMOD-SDI 2 HD Modulator/Encoder

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Contemporary Research previewed its new QMOD-SDI 2 HD Modulator/IPTV encoder at the NAB Show in April. ...

Extron Electronics Pro Series Control System

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Extron Electronics Pro Series control systems products are now available. ...

Matrox Video Monarch SDK API

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Matrox Video’s Monarch SDK is an HTTP-based API that allows systems integrators, software and hardware developers, programmers, and IT professionals to write custom applications to configure and control Monarch HD from any platform, including PC, Mac, mobile devices, or automation systems. ...

RCF HL Series Loudspeaker

Combining the properties of a horn-loaded, constant or variable curvature array, while meeting specifications for high vocal intelligibility, was the design goal set by RCF when producing the new medium- to long-throw HL series for stadium and arena use. ...

Meyer Sound HMS-15 and HMS-15AC Loudspeaker

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Meyer Sound’s new self-powered HMS-15 surround loudspeaker is designed for high-power, longer-throw applications in cinema exhibition auditoriums as well as in postproduction and screening rooms. ...

IHSE USA 480c Series Matrix Switcher

IHSE USA has expanded its 480c series with new fiber-optic matrix switch solutions. The 480c series, specifically designed for smaller to midsize KVM requirements, now comes in 8, 16, 32, 48, 64, and 80 fiber ports complimenting the current Cat-X solutions in the same port sizes. ...



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Just Make It Easy to Use!

That’s a simple enough request, right?We’ve all heard stories or experienced the reality of an installed technology not being used because it required one click too many, and simply wasn’t intuitive. Expensive equipment goes to waste, AV and IT departments are blamed for “broken” more


Design Strategies for the Open Office

Join us for a free webcast with architect and workflow designer Rebecca Landau of the integrated architecture and workplace design firm HLW International. She will discuss the evolution of the open office, methodology for determining how open an enterprise workspace should be, more


The “Easiest Sale”

This blog series was sponsored by Sony Corporation.It’s not too often that either an end user or an integrator talks about an “easy sale.”Collaboration technologies have been a hot topic during the past few years, and there’s a plethora of solutions available. We’ve all heard the more