September 2000

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NAPSTER: Our new connective future

Nathaniel Hecht

For those unfamiliar, Napster is a program that allows the sharing of MP3 files. Although this may make record company executives squirm, the implications...

NAPSTER: Our new connective future

Nathaniel Hecht

For those unfamiliar, Napster is a program that allows the sharing of MP3 files. Although this may make record company executives squirm, the implications...

Departments

IBMA 30th Anniversay Convention

Cindy Holst

The International Business Music Association will hold its 30th anniversary convention October 11-13 in Scottsdale, AZ. John Stiernberg will be the keynote...

ACT Teleconferencing acquires internet service provider

Cindy Holst

ACT Teleconferencing has acquired the Internet service provider (ISP) division of Mueller Telecommunications, Inc. (MTI), a service provider that will...

Innovations 2001 calls for entries

Cindy Host

Entries for Innovations 2001 are due October 6, 2000. This award program gives manufacturers and developers an opportunity to have their products judged...

GetPlugged.com names content providers

Cindy Holst

ConsumerReview.com, Hometoys.com and Screaming Media are content providers for GetPlugged.com. ConsumerReview.com contains equipment reviews written by...

Harris sells TV antenna business

Cindy Holst

Harris has signed a definitive agreement to sell its TV antenna business to Dielectric Communications, a unit of SPX Corporation. This acquisition will...

DTS forms audio group

Cindy Holst

DTS has created a professional audio division. The team chosen to lead the group includes Chris Hollebone, director of European sales; Ross Hering, vice...

Digigram opens new office

Cindy Holst

Digigram has opened an office in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Regis Berdaa, named market manager for Latin America, leads the company's regional sales and...

TERK Technologies announces website

Cindy Holst

TERK Technologies announces www.terk.com. The site uses the Consumer Electronic Association's (CEA) Antenna Web national mapping program, allowing visitors...

Leviton Manufacturing forms Leviton Institute

Cindy Holst

Leviton Manufacturing has formed the Leviton Institute, an educational outreach arm of the company designed to help consumers, builders, architects and...

Telex restructures

Cindy Holst

Telex Communications has formed a marketing and product support organization responsible for worldwide marketing of the company's loudspeaker and mic...

Analog Devices and Sony co-develop chipset

Cindy Holst

Analog Devices, in a joint development effort with Sony, has created an analog front-end (AFE) chipset for the digital camcorder market. The AFE architecture,...

Blonder Tongue enters agreements

Cindy Holst

Blonder Tongue has signed distributorship and license agreements with GAD Line, a supplier of telephony-over-cable and high-speed data system products...

Starlite Systems Technology announces acquisition

Cindy Holst

Starlite Systems Technology has acquired data and intellectual property rights previously branded under the ShuttleCAD banner. The acquisition has produced...

Clarity acquires TZERO software

Cindy Holst

Clarity Visual Systems acquired TZERO, a developer of content management software products for the dynamic signage industry. The acquisition enables Clarity...

Belden and Panduit launch cabling solution

Cindy Holst

Belden Electronics division and Panduit Network Connectivity group announce the launch of the Integrity structured cabling solution, an end-to-end system...

Agilent licenses technology

Cindy Holst

Agilent Technologies signed a licensing agreement with syntheSys Research for its error-analysis technology. This technology allows engineers to uncover...

Fletcher ElectroAcoustics acquires Trident-MTA

Cindy Holst

PMI Audio Group announces the Fletcher ElectroAcoustics, makers of Joemeek, has acquired the assets of Malcolm Toft Associates. Malcom Toft, founder of...

PCB and Bruel join forces

Cindy Holst

The PCB Group of companies and Bruel Bertrand Johnson Acoustics have concluded an agreement to unite efforts to distribute and market BBJA's acoustic...

QSC expands online library

Cindy Holst

QSC Audio has expanded its online Technical Services library, allowing contractors to download drawings of QSC products. The drawings, in DXF format,...

AVW Audio Visual opens sales office

Cindy Holst

AVW Audio Visual has opened a sales office in Atlanta and will be expanding the office into a full service branch operation. The staff of the Atlanta...

Leviton Manufacturing forms Leviton Institute

Cindy Holst

Leviton Manufacturing has formed the Leviton Institute, an educational outreach arm of the company designed to help consumers, builders, architects and...

Telex restructures

Cindy Holst

Telex Communications has formed a marketing and product support organization responsible for worldwide marketing of the company's loudspeaker and mic...

Analog Devices and Sony co-develop chipset

Cindy Holst

Analog Devices, in a joint development effort with Sony, has created an analog front-end (AFE) chipset for the digital camcorder market. The AFE architecture,...

Blonder Tongue enters agreements

Cindy Holst

Blonder Tongue has signed distributorship and license agreements with GAD Line, a supplier of telephony-over-cable and high-speed data system products...

Starlite Systems Technology announces acquisition

Cindy Holst

Starlite Systems Technology has acquired data and intellectual property rights previously branded under the ShuttleCAD banner. The acquisition has produced...

Clarity acquires TZERO software

Cindy Holst

Clarity Visual Systems acquired TZERO, a developer of content management software products for the dynamic signage industry. The acquisition enables Clarity...

Belden and Panduit launch cabling solution

Cindy Holst

Belden Electronics division and Panduit Network Connectivity group announce the launch of the Integrity structured cabling solution, an end-to-end system...

Agilent licenses technology

Cindy Holst

Agilent Technologies signed a licensing agreement with syntheSys Research for its error-analysis technology. This technology allows engineers to uncover...

Fletcher ElectroAcoustics acquires Trident-MTA

Cindy Holst

PMI Audio Group announces the Fletcher ElectroAcoustics, makers of Joemeek, has acquired the assets of Malcolm Toft Associates. Malcom Toft, founder of...

PCB and Bruel join forces

Cindy Holst

The PCB Group of companies and Bruel Bertrand Johnson Acoustics have concluded an agreement to unite efforts to distribute and market BBJA's acoustic...

IBMA 30th Anniversay Convention

Cindy Holst

The International Business Music Association will hold its 30th anniversary convention October 11-13 in Scottsdale, AZ. John Stiernberg will be the keynote...

QSC expands online library

Cindy Holst

QSC Audio has expanded its online Technical Services library, allowing contractors to download drawings of QSC products. The drawings, in DXF format,...

AVW Audio Visual opens sales office

Cindy Holst

AVW Audio Visual has opened a sales office in Atlanta and will be expanding the office into a full service branch operation. The staff of the Atlanta...

ACT Teleconferencing acquires internet service provider

Cindy Holst

ACT Teleconferencing has acquired the Internet service provider (ISP) division of Mueller Telecommunications, Inc. (MTI), a service provider that will...

Innovations 2001 calls for entries

Cindy Host

Entries for Innovations 2001 are due October 6, 2000. This award program gives manufacturers and developers an opportunity to have their products judged...

GetPlugged.com names content providers

Cindy Holst

ConsumerReview.com, Hometoys.com and Screaming Media are content providers for GetPlugged.com. ConsumerReview.com contains equipment reviews written by...

Harris sells TV antenna business

Cindy Holst

Harris has signed a definitive agreement to sell its TV antenna business to Dielectric Communications, a unit of SPX Corporation. This acquisition will...

DTS forms audio group

Cindy Holst

DTS has created a professional audio division. The team chosen to lead the group includes Chris Hollebone, director of European sales; Ross Hering, vice...

Digigram opens new office

Cindy Holst

Digigram has opened an office in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Regis Berdaa, named market manager for Latin America, leads the company's regional sales and...

TERK Technologies announces website

Cindy Holst

TERK Technologies announces www.terk.com. The site uses the Consumer Electronic Association's (CEA) Antenna Web national mapping program, allowing visitors...

What's New

Power rack systems: Equi=Tech

S&VC STAFF

The ET7.5R and ET10R, two balanced power rack systems from Equi=Tech, are large capacity systems designed to furnish continuous power for systems that...

Processor: Electro-Voice

S&VC STAFF

Electro-Voice introduces the Dx38, a 24 bit digital sound system processor. Providing 48 bit filter performance, the Dx38 also offers 24 bit A/D-D/A conversion...

Amps: QSC Audio

S&VC STAFF

QSC announces its PowerLight 2 series. The four models - the PL218, PL224, PL230 and PL236 - range in power from 900 W to 1,850 W per channel (2 V). All...

Television: JVC

S&VC STAFF

JVC announces the D'Ahlia AV-61S901, a 61 inch (1.5 m) D-ILA hologram projection television. The AV-61S901 is capable of producing a 1,280 infinity 1,028...

Subwoofers: TOA Electronics

S&VC STAFF

TOA Electronics releases two subwoofers for low-frequency enhancement, the flush-mount HB-1 and the surface-mount FB-100. The subwoofers feature port...

Mixer: Crown International

S&VC STAFF

The Crown IQ-USM 810isan 8-input/10-output digital mixer that provides dual input processing paths, making it two eight-channel mixers in one 2 RU chassis....

Scan converter: Communications Specialties

S&VC STAFF

Communications Specialties announces Scan Do Studio, a video scan converter with internal chroma keyer. Scan Do Studio can be used in an upstream or downstream...

Amp: Russound

S&VC STAFF

Russound's DPA-6.12 amp can handle up to 12 separate channels and up to six stereo zones. The amp features a power output of 50 Wrms into 8 V and 75 Wrms...

Monitor: AEI Components

S&VC STAFF

The LCD22 is a widescreen LCD TFT active matrix color module from AEI Components. This 22 inch monitor is compatible with VGA/SXGA and (16 infinity 9)...

Camera: Toshiba

S&VC STAFF

Toshiba announces the IK-629A, a 1/3 inch (8.5 mm) CCD surveillance camera featuring digital signal processing (DSP). The IK-629A camera is equipped with...

Mixer: Yorkville

S&VC STAFF

The AP14s from Yorkville features eight line/mic channels and 31 three stereo combination channels. Each mic/line channel strip includes a 3-band EQ with...

EQ: Symetrix

S&VC STAFF

Symetrix introduces the 308 VCA volume control/loudness EQ. The 308 uses two voltage-controlled amps (VCAs) to control the volume of a stereo signal in...

Installation Products: Audio distribution platform

Cindy Holst

Klotz Digital announces the VADIS 880, a platform for mixing console and control surface manufacturers. The VADIS 800 platform provides audio routing,...

Installation Products: Amp

Cindy Holst

Rotel Electronics introduces the RMB-1095 power amp. Power handling is rated at 200 Wrms per channel with all five channels driven into 8 V. Output increases...

Installation Products: Loudspeakers

Cindy Holst

FBT offers the MaxX 4 and self-powered MaxX 4A cabinets. Both feature a 300 Wrms 12 inch (305 mm) low-frequency woofer and a 100 Wrms 1 inch (25.4 mm)...

Installation Products: Recorder

Cindy Holst

TASCAM releases its MX-2424 digital hard-disk recorder. The MX-2424 brings together 24 tracks of 24 bit audio, a 12 track 96 kHz recording mode, synchronization...

Installation Products: Monitor

Cindy Holst

Princeton Graphic Systems introduces the AF3.4HDF, a 34 inch (864 mm) viewable HDTV 16:9 direct-view flatscreen NTSC/TV/HDTV/computer monitor. Featuring...

Installation Products: Conference systems

Cindy Holst

Rane announces the improved version of its Engineered Conference System (ECS). ECS products include the ECB 62 base unit, ECS 62 stereo expansion card...

Installation Products: Processor

Cindy Holst

Snell & Wilcox improves Interpolator Gold, a home theater video processor. Used with a PC, Interpolator Gold provides Home Theater Control (HTC) software,...

Installation Products: Projector

Cindy Holst

Zenith Electronics announces the PRO1200X, a high-definition video projector. The PRO1200X is designed to project video images from 4.6 feet to 20 feet...

Installation Products: Amp

Cindy Holst

Accusonic unveils its MB400 monoblock amp. This amp has been updated to offers a toroidal transformer. The MB400 delivers 300 W per channel at 8 V and...

Installation Products: Plasma display

Cindy Holst

JVC Professional Products introduces the GD-V4200PZW 42 inch (1 m) plasma display monitor. This flat-screen monitor uses a 24 bit RGB driver and features...

Installation Products: Lighting controls

Cindy Holst

Lutron introduces the Spacer System IR preset lighting controls. From a handheld remote control or from a wall-mounted master control, the system can...

Installation Products: Loudspeakers

Cindy Holst

Klipsch develops two lines of architectural products - the Klipsch Synergy Custom series and the Klipsch Reference Custom series. The Synergy Custom in-ceiling...

Installation Products: DVD changer

Cindy Holst

Escient announces its dual-drive 200-disc DVD changer for Power Macintosh G3 computers. Developed by Escient's Digital Storage group, this FireWire supported...

Installation Products: Control system

Cindy Holst

The Aegis System from Home Systems Plus (HSP) is available with Internet access capability. Aegis Home Management System integrates control of lighting,...

Installation Products: Monitor/receiver

Cindy Holst

Panasonic Consumer Electronics delivers a 56 inch (1.4 mm) HDTV monitor. The PT-56WXF95 is a widescreen, rear-projection monitor/receiver featuring two...

Installation Products: Listening system

S&VC STAFF

Telex Communications features the SoundMate personal listening system with added capabilities. The system features the ST-200 16-channel tunable transmitter,...

Installation Products: Mic

Cindy Holst

Sennheiser introduces the MKE2 Gold, an omnidirectional mic. The mic incorporates a dual diaphragm design whereby the first diaphragm acts as humidity...

Power rack systems: Equi=Tech

S&VC STAFF

The ET7.5R and ET10R, two balanced power rack systems from Equi=Tech, are large capacity systems designed to furnish continuous power for systems that...

Processor: Electro-Voice

S&VC STAFF

Electro-Voice introduces the Dx38, a 24 bit digital sound system processor. Providing 48 bit filter performance, the Dx38 also offers 24 bit A/D-D/A conversion...

Amps: QSC Audio

S&VC STAFF

QSC announces its PowerLight 2 series. The four models - the PL218, PL224, PL230 and PL236 - range in power from 900 W to 1,850 W per channel (2 V). All...

Television: JVC

S&VC STAFF

JVC announces the D'Ahlia AV-61S901, a 61 inch (1.5 m) D-ILA hologram projection television. The AV-61S901 is capable of producing a 1,280 infinity 1,028...

Subwoofers: TOA Electronics

S&VC STAFF

TOA Electronics releases two subwoofers for low-frequency enhancement, the flush-mount HB-1 and the surface-mount FB-100. The subwoofers feature port...

Mixer: Crown International

S&VC STAFF

The Crown IQ-USM 810isan 8-input/10-output digital mixer that provides dual input processing paths, making it two eight-channel mixers in one 2 RU chassis....

Scan converter: Communications Specialties

S&VC STAFF

Communications Specialties announces Scan Do Studio, a video scan converter with internal chroma keyer. Scan Do Studio can be used in an upstream or downstream...

Amp: Russound

S&VC STAFF

Russound's DPA-6.12 amp can handle up to 12 separate channels and up to six stereo zones. The amp features a power output of 50 Wrms into 8 V and 75 Wrms...

Monitor: AEI Components

S&VC STAFF

The LCD22 is a widescreen LCD TFT active matrix color module from AEI Components. This 22 inch monitor is compatible with VGA/SXGA and (16 infinity 9)...

Camera: Toshiba

S&VC STAFF

Toshiba announces the IK-629A, a 1/3 inch (8.5 mm) CCD surveillance camera featuring digital signal processing (DSP). The IK-629A camera is equipped with...

Mixer: Yorkville

S&VC STAFF

The AP14s from Yorkville features eight line/mic channels and 31 three stereo combination channels. Each mic/line channel strip includes a 3-band EQ with...

EQ: Symetrix

S&VC STAFF

Symetrix introduces the 308 VCA volume control/loudness EQ. The 308 uses two voltage-controlled amps (VCAs) to control the volume of a stereo signal in...

Installation Products: Audio distribution platform

Cindy Holst

Klotz Digital announces the VADIS 880, a platform for mixing console and control surface manufacturers. The VADIS 800 platform provides audio routing,...

Installation Products: Amp

Cindy Holst

Rotel Electronics introduces the RMB-1095 power amp. Power handling is rated at 200 Wrms per channel with all five channels driven into 8 V. Output increases...

Installation Products: Loudspeakers

Cindy Holst

FBT offers the MaxX 4 and self-powered MaxX 4A cabinets. Both feature a 300 Wrms 12 inch (305 mm) low-frequency woofer and a 100 Wrms 1 inch (25.4 mm)...

Installation Products: Recorder

Cindy Holst

TASCAM releases its MX-2424 digital hard-disk recorder. The MX-2424 brings together 24 tracks of 24 bit audio, a 12 track 96 kHz recording mode, synchronization...

Installation Products: Monitor

Cindy Holst

Princeton Graphic Systems introduces the AF3.4HDF, a 34 inch (864 mm) viewable HDTV 16:9 direct-view flatscreen NTSC/TV/HDTV/computer monitor. Featuring...

Installation Products: Conference systems

Cindy Holst

Rane announces the improved version of its Engineered Conference System (ECS). ECS products include the ECB 62 base unit, ECS 62 stereo expansion card...

Installation Products: Processor

Cindy Holst

Snell & Wilcox improves Interpolator Gold, a home theater video processor. Used with a PC, Interpolator Gold provides Home Theater Control (HTC) software,...

Installation Products: Projector

Cindy Holst

Zenith Electronics announces the PRO1200X, a high-definition video projector. The PRO1200X is designed to project video images from 4.6 feet to 20 feet...

Installation Products: Amp

Cindy Holst

Accusonic unveils its MB400 monoblock amp. This amp has been updated to offers a toroidal transformer. The MB400 delivers 300 W per channel at 8 V and...

Installation Products: Plasma display

Cindy Holst

JVC Professional Products introduces the GD-V4200PZW 42 inch (1 m) plasma display monitor. This flat-screen monitor uses a 24 bit RGB driver and features...

Installation Products: Lighting controls

Cindy Holst

Lutron introduces the Spacer System IR preset lighting controls. From a handheld remote control or from a wall-mounted master control, the system can...

Installation Products: Loudspeakers

Cindy Holst

Klipsch develops two lines of architectural products - the Klipsch Synergy Custom series and the Klipsch Reference Custom series. The Synergy Custom in-ceiling...

Installation Products: DVD changer

Cindy Holst

Escient announces its dual-drive 200-disc DVD changer for Power Macintosh G3 computers. Developed by Escient's Digital Storage group, this FireWire supported...

Installation Products: Control system

Cindy Holst

The Aegis System from Home Systems Plus (HSP) is available with Internet access capability. Aegis Home Management System integrates control of lighting,...

Installation Products: Monitor/receiver

Cindy Holst

Panasonic Consumer Electronics delivers a 56 inch (1.4 mm) HDTV monitor. The PT-56WXF95 is a widescreen, rear-projection monitor/receiver featuring two...

Installation Products: Listening system

S&VC STAFF

Telex Communications features the SoundMate personal listening system with added capabilities. The system features the ST-200 16-channel tunable transmitter,...

Installation Products: Mic

Cindy Holst

Sennheiser introduces the MKE2 Gold, an omnidirectional mic. The mic incorporates a dual diaphragm design whereby the first diaphragm acts as humidity...

Security Trends

EXAMINING our friend, the relay

Steve Filippini

In today's world of integrated circuits and lightning-fast modes of communication, it is easy to overlook the everchanging basic components that constitute...

EXAMINING our friend, the relay

Steve Filippini

In today's world of integrated circuits and lightning-fast modes of communication, it is easy to overlook the everchanging basic components that constitute...

All Hands-on Video

GAMMA: a closer look

Josh Kairoff

Everything in video is not always as it seems. Establishing an image that locks up and is recognizable is sometimes only part of what is necessary. In...

Articles

FREQUENCY CROSSROADS

Jay Mitchell

A close look at a variety of crossover topologies will allow the systems installer to predict the effect of specific crossovers on real-world loudspeakers.The...

Preserving Tradition

Joyce Jorgenson

Bringing control and order to the audio system at the Virginia House of Delegates.The Virginia State Capitol in Richmond is on record as being the second...

Let the Games Begin

Chris Shuler

The sound-reinforcement system installed at Stadium Australia, home to the 2000 Olympic Games, required both quality and versatility.In terms of magnitude,...

GAMMA: a closer look

Josh Kairoff

Everything in video is not always as it seems. Establishing an image that locks up and is recognizable is sometimes only part of what is necessary. In...

FREQUENCY CROSSROADS

Jay Mitchell

A close look at a variety of crossover topologies will allow the systems installer to predict the effect of specific crossovers on real-world loudspeakers.The...

Preserving Tradition

Joyce Jorgenson

Bringing control and order to the audio system at the Virginia House of Delegates.The Virginia State Capitol in Richmond is on record as being the second...

Let the Games Begin

Chris Shuler

The sound-reinforcement system installed at Stadium Australia, home to the 2000 Olympic Games, required both quality and versatility.In terms of magnitude,...

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