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October 2007

October 2007


Astrophysical AV

By Trevor Boyer

After undergoing a complete renovation that took more than four years, the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles reopened with a central AV backbone….

Automating History

By Carolyn Heinze

Integrated control enhances the museum experience at The Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center in Williamsburg, Va., educating visitors about American history through gallery exhibits, film presentations, impressive outdoor living-history displays, thematic exhibitions, and outdoor demonstrations—all with the help of a sophisticated control infrastructure….

Technology Showcase: Large-venue Displays

By Jay Ankeney

Showman P. T. Barnum was famed for saying, If you’ve got something to say, say it big, and advancing technology has given today’s AV pros a wide choice…

Technology Showcase: Live Digital Mixers

By Bennett Liles

Is there a digital mixer in the house? Ever more frequently, the answer is, Digital boards have been around long enough to wear into the market, and they…

Flatpanel Roundup

By Jeff Sauer

In years past, it has probably been easy to look at this annual flatpanel buyers’ guide as a scorecard of sorts in the big-money competition between LCD…

Installation Profile: Resolution Revolution

BY Jay Ankeney

Hollywood is coming to Chicago in a big way. Sure, the City of Broad Shoulders has had movie palaces since the days of the silent flickers. But until…


Aphex 230 Master Voice Channel

By John McJunkin

Television, radio, and satellite announcer voices need to sound absolutely brilliant polished, intimate, punchy, and above all, clear. Broadcast engineers…

TV One C2-7260

By Jeff Sauer

Over the last decade and a half, TV One has become known for breaking down barriers, both in terms of aggressive pricing for video-processing components…


Picture This: Projection Progression

By Jeff Sauer

My rather flippant answer to, What have you seen? and, What’s hot? at CEDIA Expo 2007 quickly became, Thin bezels. That was a highlight of no fewer than…

D-Cinema Installers

By Michael Goldman

One recent evening, just after I finished editing this month’s cover story on the installation of Sony 4K digital-projection systems in Chicago’s Rosemount…

Expert Column: Going Green

By Jon Melchin

The installation of AV and presentation technologies in virtually every meeting, learning, or work space has fueled the convergence of technology and…

Associations Focus: New Initiatives

NSCA The National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) would like to reiterate its goals and mission. While the association looks forward to working…

POV: Selecting Project Managers

By Bradley A. Malone, PMP

Business environments beginning to mature their business management practices and procedures go through a cycle of selecting project managers deciding…


The Buzz: Installation Spotlight: Orange mobile services, Cambridge, Mass.

By Jessaca Gutierrez

Before this year, the conference room installations inside the Orange mobile services’ R&D facility in Cambridge, Mass., resembled Frankenstein’s monster….

What’s New

What’s New: Residential Technology

By Laura Dixon

The MTX Audio Blueprint Contractor series includes nine new models designed specifically for home theater applications. The high-performance,…

What’s New: Audio Technology

By Laura Dixon

Wisdom Audio has integrated an actively bi-amplified and equalized system into its new Sage-series high-end architectural and in-room…

What’s New: Video Technology

By Laura Dixon

The LG Electronics LBX series of full-HD, 1080p-resolution LCD HDTVs, nicknamed includes three screen sizes 42in., 47in., and 52in. available…

What’s New: AV Technology

By Laura Dixon

AMX’s 5.2in. Modero ViewPoint widescreen touchpanel, the MVP-5200i, combines a stylish design with high-resolution graphics, wireless mobility,…

Focus on Houses of Worship

Focus on Houses of Worship: Campus-wide AV Distribution with Home-grown Talent

By Bennett Liles

When the New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Ga., began to expand into several buildings, a problem arose in how to distribute audio and video from an increasing number of sources to all the buildings…

Focus on Houses of Worship: New Products

The Evolution 912 S prepolarized condenser boundary mic features a half-cardioid pickup pattern that has been acoustically optimized…

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