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November 1999

November 1999



Alan Kruglak

Along with most other Americans, I am sick and tired of hearing about the millennium, whether it is spelled with one or two n’s. Everywhere we go, there…


Switchcraft acquires Conxall

Cindy Holst

Switchcraft, Chicago, IL, has acquired Conxall, Villa Park, IL. Conxall manufactures sealed plastic connectors, Mil-E-Qual connectors, sensor link-molded…

Crestron opens Canada office

Cindy Holst

Crestron announces the opening of Crestron Canada, a Crestron-direct sales and support hub for Canada, located in Toronto. Philip Cowling ([email protected])…

Adam Hall opens new office

Cindy Holst

Adam Hall has opened a sales office in Paris. Customers in France can purchase Adam Hall products direct from this office. The office can be reached by…

Miller & Kreisel Sound offers warranties

Cindy Holst

Miller & Kreisel Sound offers loudspeaker warranties. All M&K satellite loudspeakers come with a 10 year limited warranty for parts and labor, and all…

Soundsphere relaunches website

Cindy Holst

Soundsphere’s relaunched website, can be found at The upgraded site features architectural specs, representative links with territory…

Gold Line/TEF hosts training session

Cindy Holst

The TEF division of Gold Line hosts the TEF training class in Las Vegas, NV on December 2-4. The class is taught by Don Eger, technical director of TEF….

AutoPatch announces lifetime warranty

Cindy Holst

AutoPatch, a division of XN Technologies, announced a limited lifetime warranty on all matrix switchers manufactured by AutoPatch. For complete details…

Shure forms alliance with Plexus

Cindy Holst

Shure, Evanston, IL, and Plexus, Neenah, WA, signed an agreement under which Plexus purchased Shure’s Wheeling, IL, circuitry products manufacturing facility…

NSCA launches online CATTS training

Cindy Holst

The National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) has released CATTS online, the audio prep course for NICET certification. Technicians preparing for…

JBL distributes SIA-Smaart Pro version 3

Cindy Holst

JBL Professional is distributing SIA-Smaart Pro version 3 and the upgrade from previous versions. SIA-Smaart Pro version 3 and the upgrade package are…

Sony and IBM sign agreement

Cindy Holst

Sony and IBM have agreed to co-market the media asset management system to the broadcast and production marketplace. Under the agreement, IBM offers its…

Crestron and Tektronix partner

Cindy Holst

Crestron Electronics, Rockleigh, NJ, has entered into a partnership with Tektronix, Wilsonville, OR. The alliance brings Crestron’s e-control technology…

TC Electronic US distributes Dynaudio

Cindy Holst

TC Electronic has assumed the responsibility of distribution and marketing of Dynaudio Acoustics’ product line in North America. Carsten Lebeck is responsible…

Garwood Labs opens division

Cindy Holst

Garwood Laboratories opened its World Compliance division in Placentia, CA. This division provides both EMC and product safety testing. For more information,…

Allen & Heath relaunches Web site

Cindy Holst

Allen & Heath has relaunched its website ( with a new look and 50 MB of free downloads. The site offers manuals, software for the…

Sharp expands warranty

Cindy Holst

Sharp Electronics enhances its projector warranty program with the free Sharp Express Repair Program – Sharp ER. All Notevision4 and Notevision5 models…

King expands facilities

Cindy Holst

King Safety Products, St. Charles, MO, is adding 60,000 ft superscript 2 (5,574 m superscript 2) to its plant, warehouse and headquarters facilities….

Rockustics moves

Cindy Holst

Rockustics has moved its headquarters and production facility to 5080 Paris Street, Denver, CO 80239. Requests for information or for a free product catalog…

Faroudja acquires FOCUS Enhancements

Cindy Holst

FOCUS Enhancements and Faroudja signed a letter of intent for the merger of FOCUS into Faroudja. Under the agreement, each share of FOCUS common stock…

Mackie Designs and Antares Audio partner

Cindy Holst

Mackie Designs and Antares Audio Technologies announce a partnership for the development of Auto-Tune real time pitch correction software for the Macke…

Dukane provides warranty

Cindy Holst

Dukane Corporation offers a five year warranty on its LCD projectors. In addition to the five year warranty, Dukane offers the one-year “Peace of Mind”…

Analog Devices receives awards

Cindy Holst

Analog Devices received the Lewis Winner award for Outstanding Paper and the Journal for Solid State Circuit Best Paper award from the International Solid-State…

Bose and Philips CSS promote audio products

Cindy Holst

Philips Communication & Security Systems (CSS) and the Professional Systems Division of Bose Corporation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding covering…

Telex sells interest in Vega to Vitec Group

Cindy Holst

Telex Communications announces that Vitec Group, Beaconsfield, UK, has acquired the trade, assets and certain liabilities of the wireless intercom and…

Video Projections

CEDIA EXPO ’99: deja vu all over again

Pete Putman

The theme of CEDIA EXPO ’99 should have been: “Recycling is in.” After spending several days at this year’s show in Indianapolis, two trends have become…

Contractor’s Toolbox

THE SINES of the times

Glen Ballou

Sine waves are dead, right? After all, we have TEF and all that other good test gear. Not so fast. TEF uses a sine wave as a source, as do so many other…


Form and Function

Joyce Jorgenson

Designing and installing a distributed pew-back audio system for the Church of the Holy Cross, Trenton, NJ, while preserving the sanctuary’s aesthetics.Modern…

Coming Home

Jack McLean

Designing and installing a powerful, intelligible sound reinforcement system for the new Cleveland Browns Stadium and the fans who eagerly awaited the…

Meeting expectations

Steve Binder

For 10 years, the Paradise Performing Arts Center awaited a sound reinforcement system whose sophistication could be supported only by today’s technology.Systems…

An elegant solution

Christopher Buttner and Michael Schwartz

Using CobraNet and fiber optic-based audio networks to transport multiple, noise-free audio channels and overcome complex routing challenges at the Sydney…

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