November 2000

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Columns

THE SECRET DEATH of a salesman

Nathaniel Hecht

What is happening to customer service these days? As companies replace their service personnel with a web presence, it seems that we are paying more while...

USING VALUE to outmaneuver your competition

Alan Kruglak

If you walked up to someone on the street and asked what the world's greatest invention was, one of the most frequent answers would be Ron Popiel's Spray-On...

Departments

Panja and Global Crossing Telecommunications forge agreement

Alicia Suenaga

Panja announced that it has forged an agreement with Global Crossing Telecommunications to bundle Global Crossing's DSL services and the Panja 1000 product...

AME launches music service

Alicia Suenaga

American Music Environments (AME) brings commercial music service into the Internet era with its introduction of AMY, the patented AME-2020 digital music...

Columbine JDS acquires Adcognito

Alicia Suenaga

Columbine JDS Systems (CJDS) announced that it has acquired Adcognito of Montreal, an advertising agency solutions provider in Quebec. Along with its...

ITI announces 1999 Wireless Award winners

Alicia Suenaga

Interactive Technologies (ITI) announced the winners of the 4 superscript th annual Wireless Awards contest. The winner of the Best Wireless Residential...

Sage, Inc. acquires Faroudja, Inc.

Alicia Suenaga

Sage (NASDAQ: SAGI), a supplier of digital display processors, and Faroudja (NASDAQ: FDJA), a provider of video processing technologies, announced that...

LEMO USA announces new headquarters

Alicia Suenaga

LEMO USA has opened its New LEMO USA Headquarters at 635 Park Court, Rohnert Park , CA 94928. Their phone numbers, (707) 578-8811 & (800) 444-5366 and...

UStec wins "Oscar of Home Automation"

Alicia Suenaga

The Home Automation Association (HAA) has awarded UStec, a provider of home-networking solutions, two of its prestigious 2000 Mark of Excellence Awards....

Shure Incorporated and Handi Systems sign agreement

Alicia Suenaga

Shure Incorporated, a manufacturer of microphones and audio electronics, and Handi Systems, Inc., a mobile computing software/hardware company, recently...

Selenium Loudspeakers USA announces relocation

Alicia Suenaga

Selenium Loudspeakers USA has moved to 1701 South Park Court, Bldg. 102, Chesapeake, VA 23320. For more information, the company can be contacted at (757)...

ADI unveils e-business 2000

Alicia Suenaga

As ISC West, Las Vegas, NV, ADI has officially rolled out its first e-commerce web site. Designed to allow users access to "real time" price and inventory...

QSC wins patent

Alicia Suenaga

QSC Audio has been awarded a U.S. patent (6023193) for the amp circuitry found in the 9,000 W PowerLight 9.0 superscript PFC. The signal path operates...

Sensormatic's video recorder named best at showcase

Alicia Suenaga

Sensormatic Electronics Corporation (NYSE:SRM) announced that its Integra digital time-lapse video recorder was named the best new closed-circuit television...

SAB Cable Works announces new web site

Alicia Suenaga

SAB Cable Works has opened a web site at www.sabw.com. A manufacturer and distributor of flexible control and data cables, servo cables and European style...

Panasonic launches program

Alicia Suenaga

Panasonic Security & Digital Imaging Company (PSDI), Security Systems Group has launched a support program designed to simplify and expedite both dealer...

Enseo announces formation

Alicia Suenaga

Enseo has been founded as a result of the acquisition of the Specialized Technology Group (STG) business unit from 3dfx Interactive (Nasdaq: TDFX). Enseo...

Musicmaker.com and Rimage announce partnership

Alicia Suenaga

Rimage Corporation (NSDQ: RIMG) and musicmaker.com (Nasdaq NMS: HITS) announced a partnership allowing musicmaker.com to install more than $1 million...

Lucent launches venture in broadband video, GeoVideo Networks

Alicia Suenaga

Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU) announced a venture that will assemble the first video network designed solely for the Internet. Called GeoVideo Networks,...

Gentner stock to begin trading on Nasdaq National Market

Alicia Suenaga

Gentner Communications Corporation (Nasdaq: GTNR) has received approval from the Nasdaq-Amex Market Group for listing of its common stock on the Nasdaq...

THAT and ATI ink exclusive license agreement

Alicia Suenaga

THAT Corporation and Audio Toys have entered into a license agreement under which THAT will design and manufacture integrated circuits incorporating ATI's...

New name, new look For DMX Music

Alicia Suenaga

DMX, LLC, a provider of premium digital music services and a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Digital, announced a corporate identity under the banner...

Acromedia Systems Incorporated wins NECA Award

Alicia Suenaga

The Los Angeles Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) awarded Acromedia Systems Incorporated (ASI) the 12 superscript th annual...

CEA forms committees

Alicia Suenaga

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) Technology and Standards Department reorganized its standards-setting committees. The R-7 Home Networking Committee...

Philips and Marantz introduce Super Audio CD

Alicia Suenaga

Following Marantz' introduction of its Super Audio CD (SACD) player to the Japanese market, Philips and Marantz have entered the USA market. Marantz markets...

BARCO enters partnership

Alicia Suenaga

BARCO has entered into a partnership agreement with three rental and staging companies: Alford Media (Dallas), Hi-Tech Rentals (Atlanta), and Proline...

Assured Systems forms alliance

Alicia Suenaga

Assured Systems (ASI), the retailer-owned management and distribution company in the consumer electronics industry, has formed an alliance with the Internet...

Utah Scientific reborn

Alicia Suenaga

Utah Scientific, formerly Utah Comteck Video, has announced the acquisition of the UTAH-Series routing switcher product line from Artel Video Systems...

Keri Systems acquires Marlee Electronics

Alicia Suenaga

Keri Systems, a manufacturer of access control systems, announces the acquisition of Philadelphia-based Marlee Electronics, a manufacturer of telephone...

What's New

PRESENTATION SYSTEM: RGB Spectrum

SOUND & VIDEO CONTRACTOR STAFF

RGB Spectrum's DualView video-graphics processor features the ability to present two computer signals or a computer and video signal side-by-side on a...

MICROPHONE: Shure

SOUND & VIDEO CONTRACTOR STAFF

Shure unveils its omnidirectional WL50 subminiature lavalier mic, with a weight of 0.34 grams and a diameter of 5.8 mm. It is available in black, beige,...

WIRELESS SYSTEMS: TOA Electronics

SOUND & VIDEO CONTRACTOR STAFF

TOA Electronics announces the Password series UHF wireless systems. The series features 64 user-selectable channels in the UHF band (690 MHz to 722 MHz)....

CEILING LIFT: Auton

SOUND & VIDEO CONTRACTOR STAFF

The ceiling lift is an example of one of the uses for Auton's Rack and Pinion Lift system. The television can be brought down to any level at the touch...

VIDEO WALL SCREEN: Pioneer New Media Technologies

SOUND & VIDEO CONTRACTOR STAFF

The RM-V255OS2 is an option to the standard 4 mm mullion screen that comes with Pioneer's RM-V255OU, a videowall featuring a 50 inch (1.3 m) cube in a...

AMPLIFIER: ARX

SOUND & VIDEO CONTRACTOR STAFF

ARX releases the ZA 5.1 multi-channel power amp, an addition to the ZA series of multi-channel zone amps. Channels 1 through 5 each deliver 100 W into...

CONFERENCING SYSTEM: AKG Acoustics

SOUND & VIDEO CONTRACTOR STAFF

AKG Acoustics introduces the AKG CS-1 conference system. The system comprises three components. The CS BU base station controls up to 100 mic stations...

AUDIO ANALYZER: Sencore

SOUND & VIDEO CONTRACTOR STAFF

Sencore introduces the SP295 SoundPro Audio Analyzer. Its features include a built-in real time analyzer, an energy time graph to identify and correct...

TRANSFORMER: Furman Sound

SOUND & VIDEO CONTRACTOR STAFF

Furman Sound announces its IT-2315 balanced power isolation transformer. It is a 230 VAC (nominal) 15 amp model, joining the series of 120 V models in...

DIGITAL CINEMA PROJECTOR: Barco

SOUND & VIDEO CONTRACTOR STAFF

Barco offers the the D-CineStar digital cinema projector. Equipped with three SXGA DLP Cinema DMDs and Kinoton's FP50 lamp console with high-brightness...

AMPLIFIER: Cloud

SOUND & VIDEO CONTRACTOR STAFF

Cloud introduces the 36/50 two zone mixer amp, offering six music inputs and one mic input, in a single 2 RU space. Power comes from three of the 50 W...

POWER DISTRIBUTION: ETA Systems

SOUND & VIDEO CONTRACTOR STAFF

ETA Systems introduces the PD420VS, a conditioned power distribution unit that has an 80-amp capacity, and each of its 20 amp circuits has spike/surge...

Video Projections

A BETTER MOUSETRAP?

Peter H. Putman

JVC's D-ILA challenges Texas Intruments' DLP It is remarkable how quickly the face of the electronic display industry changes. Just five years ago, the...

Clean Signals

GROUND RODS: magic noise sinks?

Bill Whitlock

Earth ground rods seem to have acquired a magical reputation for reducing or eliminating noise in audio and video systems. In this column, I will briefly...

Security Trends

INTERFACING a security system with DSL

Steve Filippini

Remember the good old days, when a single pair of telephone wires was all you needed to communicate with your friends and relatives? In today's world,...

Articles

People

SOUND & VIDEO CONTRACTOR STAFF

Dr. Thomas L. Lago has been appointed president of Larson Davis. - Tiernan Communications has promoted Gerald R. Clark to vice president, engineering....

Representative and Dealer News

SOUND & VIDEO CONTRACTOR STAFF

Ashly Audio has named seven territory representatives: CM Sales (Michigan), Eakins/Bernstein (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska), New England Technical...

ARE you EXPERIENCED?

Mel Lambert

Seattle's Experience Music Project illustrates science and art in close harmony.It is no exaggeration to state that the Experience Music Project (EMP)...

AUDIO WITH A THEME

Toni Flosi

When Riverside Park reopened its doors as Six Flags New England, it needed a new sound reinforcement system to match the level of excitement that the...

A most congenial place

Joyce Jorgenson

Sophisticated, flexible audio solutions come to the Victorian Arts Centre's Melbourne Concert Hall.When the Melbourne Concert Hall was built in 1982 at...

Board Rooms

Tony D. Locke

Providence Health Systems The Smith Tower, a 42-story registered National Historic Building located in Seattle's Pioneer Square, was honored as the tallest...

Houses of Worship

Tim Butler

Houses of Worship The communication objectives of churches are quite similar from region to region; it's the means by which they obtain them that varies....

Projection & Design

Robert Simpson

The Video Image as a Design Tool The idea of using projected or emissive images as part of an overall design, for example as part of a theatre set, or...

Projector Light Engines

Peter H. Putman

High brightness video/data projectors are among the hottest AV products on the market. They're found everywhere from concert venues to theatres to large...

Opera

Mike Clark

La Boheme in Naples European opera productions by such organizations as Operama have featured cutting-edge technology for some time now. Yet it's only...

ON THE BATTLEFIELD

Christopher Buttner

Delivering audio and video realistically and reliably at the Zussman Mounted Urban Combat Training Facility.Located a little more than 30 miles (48 km)...

Covering the full spectrum

Andy Ciddor

At Sydney's SuperDome arena, the sound-reinforcement system needed to provide intelligibility while accommodating a diverse range of applications.Sydney's...

What's New

Alicia Suenaga

Projectors: Canon U.S.A. introduces three XGA-resolution LCD projectors. The multimedia projector LV-7525 achieves a brightness of 2,750 ANSI lumens,...

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