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November 1, 2008

November 1, 2008


Live Sound Shines at AES 2008

By George Petersen

The annual convention of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) returned to San Francisco Oct. 2-5, 2008, and as expected, the emphasis was on recording…

Fiber Fundamentals

By Bennett Liles

So many forces are driving the fiber market up that its rapid rise threatens to outpace the general understanding of its basic workings on the part of…

Technology Showcase: AV Room-control Systems

By Bennett Liles

The evolution of AV room-control systems continues with the more proprietary systems still holding the big market share but with the clear trend toward…

Technology Showcase: Video Over IP

By Jay Ankeney

To show how far the Internet has progressed, consider that in the March 1946 issue of Astounding Science Fiction magazine, Murray Leinster described its…

Installation Profile: AV Update

By Dan Daley

When the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., graduated its first class in 1854, semaphore flags were the primary means sailors used for long-distance…


Audio Review: dbx Professional Products DriveRack PX

By John McJunkin

Using internally bi- and tri-amplified loudspeaker solutions has raised the bar on audio fidelity for contractors, and the simplicity of rolling up on…

Video Review: Sharp XG-P560W

By Jeff Sauer

Over the last dozen-plus years, DLP has earned a solid reputation as the enabling technology behind the industry’s highest-brightness projectors. After…


Picture This: LCD Market Watch

By Jeff Sauer

Over the last several years, LCD has become the dominant technology for new HDTV purchases. According to DisplaySearch a market-research firm in Austin,…

Getting into Government

By Michael Goldman

Last year around this time, SVC brought you an exclusive behind-the-scenes story of the audio upgrade project done at the U.S. Senate Chamber. It was…

Management Perspectives: Getting Seen and Heard

By Don Kreski

Why are case histories so useful, and so widely used, in technical industries like ours? They are useful because they give print and online readers a…

Associations Focus: CEDIA Offers Education Opportunities

WHICH CEDIA UNIVERSITY OFFERINGS ARE RIGHT FOR YOU? Hoping to select the best education for your business but having trouble knowing what to look for?…

Associations Focus: NSCA’s Business & Leadership Conference Provides Custom Blueprint for Success

Boost your profits at NSCA’s 2009 Business & Leadership Conference, sponsored by InfoComm International, and learn from experts and professionals who’ve…

Associations Focus: InfoComm Urges Members to Maintain the CTS Advantage

RUS AND YOU If you are a Certified Technology Specialist (CTS), you need to have 30 hours of renewal unit (RU) credits every three years to keep your…

POV: EZip—the Electronic Price-sheet Solution

By Barry Goldin, CTS

Three years ago, the InfoComm Manufacturers Council and the Systems Integration Leadership Council (SILC) embarked on a project to create a common electronic…


The Buzz: Installation Spotlight: Ronn Residence, Houston

By Trevor Boyer

In early 2004, David Ronn, a bass-playing lawyer in Houston, started the process of building a new house. He wanted his family’s new home to be environmentally…

The Buzz: Installation Spotlight: Avalon Ballroom Theatre, Niagara Falls, Ontario

By Jessaca Gutierrez

When home is Niagara Falls, Ontario, there is a lot to live up to. At the Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort, which overlooks the majestic and enduring falls,…

Bringing the War to the Conference Room

By Kent Martin

When members of the Army Reserve office from St. Louis needed to talk with their colleagues in Iraq, they sat down and talked over everything face to…

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