October 2008

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October 2008

Features

Connecting Homes at CEDIA Expo

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By Rebecca Day

Installers who have traditionally felt sheltered from bad economic news by a luxury base immune to market downswings were whistling a different tune at...

Brains Behind the Wall

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By Jay Ankeney

If you listen carefully, you can almost hear the videowall in the lobby of Philadelphia's Comcast Center thinking. For 18 hours a day, the giant 83ft.-wide-by-25ft.-high,...

Technology Showcase: Live Digital Mixers

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By Kent Morris

From mid-size churches to regional theaters, blues clubs to corporate venues, digital consoles have become the norm for new installations and retrofits....

Technology Showcase: Power Conditioners

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By Bennett Liles

The one common factor that today's various types of audio and video gear, recorders, processors, editors, mixers, monitors, and all the rest have in common...

Installation Profile: Sound Harbor

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Story by Trevor Boyer
Photos by Eddie Arrossi

The National Harbor in Maryland, a 300-acre residential and commercial development on the Potomac River, sits about 10 miles south of Washington, D.C.,...

Focus on Houses of Worship: Upgrading a Rock ‘n’ Roll Church

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By John W. DeWitt

When Faith World set out this year to significantly enhance its audio and visual production values, its points of reference were not other churches, but...

Reviews

Audio Review: Aviom 6416m

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By John McJunkin

Recent years have seen the introductions of numerous audio networking and distribution solutions, and there is no reason to believe we've seen the end...

Video Review: Mitsubishi FL7000U

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By Jeff Sauer

When we think of 1080p, we generally think about it as the native resolution for home-theater video whether it's on a quality home-theater projector,...

Columns

Picture This: Video Technology at CEDIA

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By Jeff Sauer

The slow economy dragged attendance at CEDIA Expo 2008 down by a reported 14 percent from last year. But it didn't stop manufacturers from driving video...

Healthy Sound

By Michael Goldman

Dan Daley's article about installation trends in clubs (p. 20) addresses the issue of noise and how audio professionals need to seriously consider safety...

Sound Advice: Club Wars Heat Up

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By Dan Daley

A nightclub used to be judged on nuance as much as bombast. Jazz aficionados can tell you where the sweet spot is in the Blue Note on West 3rd Street...

Associations Focus: InfoComm Revamps CTS Program Look

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CTS LOGO GETS A NEW LOOK The InfoComm Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) program has a new look. Over the course of the next several weeks, the new...

Associations Focus: CEDIA Looks Toward 2009 Management Conference

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CEDIA MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE 2009, WHERE STRATEGY = SUSTAINABILITY What does your future hold? What can you do to take action during this economic downturn?...

Associations Focus: NSCA Promotes Education, Targeting Continued Success

NSCA AND ELECTROGRAPH PARTNER TO PROVIDE FREE EDUCATION Plan to attend NSCA's educational classes at a free, one-day event on Oct. 21 in Washington, D.C....

POV: Working with Independent Programmers

By Marc Lavecchia

With more than 250 established independent programming firms worldwide, more and more integrators and consultants are turning to this group of industry...

Departments

The Buzz: Installation Spotlight: Staples Center, Los Angeles

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Staff Report

Arguably, fans of the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers don't need arena-generated stimulus to get excited about their basketball team. Given the Lakers' historic...

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