October 2009

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October 2009

Features

Keeping the Economic Faith: Houses of Worship Roundtable

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By Dan Daley

Amid a two-year-long recession, it’s difficult to analyze anything except through the prism of economics. So we asked several leading systems integrators who specialize in the house of worship market...

Large Venue Projectors

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By Jay Ankeney

The market for what once was called “large venue projectors” is rapidly changing as the technology evolves, prices come down, and large flatpanel displays are increasingly considered competitors....

Wireless In-ear Monitoring Systems

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By Bennett Liles

In-ear monitoring (IEM) is at the apex of a series of tech advances that have led up to the ability of stage performers having their own customized monitoring environment in a live music situation....

Big Sound

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By Dan Daley

You may have noticed lately that the world-class level of sound you’ve become used to at major league rock concerts has begun migrating into the local clubs, where it’s increasingly common to see small line-array PAs flown alongside the stage with projection video and LCD screens. ...

Review

Optoma HD20 Review

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By Jeff Sauer

Price erosion is hardly new to the front-projection industry and neither is the less-than-$1,000 level. We’ve seen a variety of projector classes and types--first SVGA business units, then XGA models, then 720p video projectors, etc....

Columns

Putting the V In AV Marketing

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By Don Kreski

With our industry tied so heavily to video display, you might expect video to play a prominent role in AV marketing programs. Not so. It’s rare that an AV contractor, dealer, staging company, or even a manufacturer produces any video materials...

CEDIA Sense

By Cynthia Wisehart

No magic wands in sight. I looked. I almost expected AMX to show a prototype wand. Some people quietly admit to having a strong 2009, as if saying so would jinx it (given the no-wand situation)...

POV: Thinking Small

Provided by InfoComm International

Ever since pico projectors hit the retail market in mid-2008, awareness has grown about the promise of these tiny handheld, pocket-sized devices. The interest in pico (pronounced “pee-co”) projectors reflects the world’s increasingly mobile workforce...

Departments

Installation Spotlight: Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille, Austin, Texas

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Intelligent Lighting Services (ILS), a full-service AV systems developer, recently set the bar in terms of sound reinforcement capabilities at a newly opened Perry’s location in Austin, Texas....

CEDIA Expo 2009 Wrapup

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By Bennett Liles

CEDIA Expo 2009 took the stage at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center during a critical moment for the organization and the industry. ...

Associations Focus: Are You Ready for AV Week?

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AV Week, being held Oct. 18-24, is an international celebration of the AV industry. ...

Associations Focus: CEDIA Expo 2009: Good Signs in Tough Times

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Thanks to an optimistic crowd and enthusiastic exhibitors, CEDIA Expo 2009 was a resounding success amid a worrisome economic backdrop. ...

Associations Focus: Build a Better Business

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Business practices have changed over the past year to reflect the changing economy. Have you changed your tactics?...

What's New

Christie Digital Systems Christie Roadie HD+35K Projector

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Christie Digital Systems is pleased to unveil the Christie Roadie HD+35K. This new addition to the Christie Roadie family of projectors...

Contemporary Research QMOD-HD HDTV Modulator

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Contemporary Research’s new QMOD-HD HDTV modulator easily converts PC-driven HD VGA and component into an HDTV digital cable channel...

Premier Mounts PWR-MDP1 and PWR-MDP3 Projector Lifts

Premier Mounts’ new motorized projector mounts, PWR-MDP1 and PWR-MDP3, will enable homeowners and businesses to hide projectors out of sight...

Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America’s Diamond HC6800 Projector

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Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America’s Presentation Products Division introduced its newest Diamond series projector designed for high-definition home theater environments...

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8100 and 8500 UB Front Projectors

Epson announced two 1080p front projectors, the PowerLite Home Cinema 8100 and 8500 UB, expanding its line of 3LCD home theater projectors...

AKG C 414 XLS and C 414 XL II Microphones

AKG showcases its versatility with the release of the C 414 XLS and the C 414 XL II...

dbx Professional Products SC 64 and SC 32 Digital Matrix Processors

dbx Professional Products is introducing the new SC 64 (system core) and SC 32 digital matrix processors. These flagship processors feature intuitive wizard-driven system configuration...

Crown Audio CDi 6000 Amplifier

Further proving its ability to offer sound integrators the best available solutions for power amplifiers in fixed installation applications, Crown Audio introduced the CDi 6000 amplifier...

Wisdom Audio L100i and C150i Projection Loudspeakers

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Wisdom Audio launched two new Sage series models at the CEDIA Expo 2009. The L100i and C150i have been designed as line-source solutions...

CAD Audio/Astatic Commercial 1700VP Microphone

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The new CAD Audio/Astatic Commercial 1700VP is the first continuously variable pattern condenser overhead recording microphone system...

JBL Professional MSC1 Monitor System Controller

At PLASA 2009, JBL Professional is introducing the MSC1 monitor system controller, a new product that integrates monitor system control and tune-ability at a most accessible price point...

PPC Perfect Path Connectors

At CEDIA Expo 2009, PPC launched its Perfect Path line of products, which brings cutting-edge, easy-to-use, professional-quality connector technology to custom installers...

Lutron Electronics RadioRA 2 Control System

Lutron Electronics introduces RadioRA 2, a lighting control system that provides convenient and intuitive control of lights, shades, audiovisual devices, and temperature...

Tripp Lite 42RU SR42UBWD SmartRack

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Tripp Lite has added a new wide 42RU model to its line of SmartRack enclosures. The SR42UBWD enclosure is ideal for high-density installations...

Hosa Technology HDMC-300 Series HDMI Cables

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Hosa Technology is expanding its HDMI cable line with the addition of the new HDMC-300 series HDMI-to-mini-HDMI cables...

Clark Wire & Cable DataTac RJ-45 Connector Assembly

Combining the tough and resistant Cat-5-Flex cable with a super heavy duty DataTac RJ-45 connector, Clark Wire & Cable has created an assembly that can withstand outdoor environments...

Adder AdderViewPro MultiScreen KVMA Switch

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Adder announces the AdderView Pro MultiScreen range of professional grade keyboard, video, mouse, and audio (KVMA) switches...

Gepco HMS and HMD Distribution Racks

Gepco is debuting its new HMS and HMD modular hybrid fiber distribution racks. The HMD and HMS racks deliver an onsite termination solution for SMPTE 304M format camera connectors...

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