September 2002

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September 2002

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Custom TV Beyond the Conventional

NATHANIEL HECHT

DO THINGS STILL SEEM TO BE MOVING PAINFULLY SLOW IN THE area of custom TV, or is it just me? I hesitate to predict the future, because I don't want to...

DEAR CUSTOMER: YOU'RE FIRED

RICHARD ENSMAN

YOU'VE HAD IT. YOUR CLIENT'S PAYMENT IS late again and, to top things off, two days ago he stopped by to complain about the last job you completed and...

The Dim, the Gullible, and Cheap Sunglasses

By Steve Filipini

I LOVED TRAINING new technicians. One of my favorite trainees was Noid, who learned a lot in the few weeks we worked together. Most of it was true, and...

Departments

WHO'S NEWS

Console manufacturers Amek, DAR, and Soundcraft have joined forces in the United Kingdom. Adrian Curtis, sales director for Soundcraft, will assume responsibility...

PEOPLE NEWS

Nick Croce, president of Doar, has been named the 2002 Technology Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Academy. Arthur...

REPRESENTATIVE AND DISTRIBUTION NEWS

Russound recently held its second annual representative council at the company's New Hampshire headquarters. Participating Russound representatives included...

Install of the Month

When the Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas, needed a microphone setup that would be easy to set up and flexible enough to handle music and...

AGREEMENTS, PARTNERSHIPS, AND ACQUISITIONS

Digigram has acquired French-based Innova Son, designer of digital-audio mixing consoles. Clarity Visual Systems has entered into an alliance with EDR...

CONTRACTOR'S WEB WATCH

www.absoluteplasma.com ActiveLight, distributor of advanced display systems, has launched AbsolutePlasma.com, a Web portal and source for flat-panel displays,...

OFFICE SPACE

AST Sound Crosses the Street Following the events of 9/11, AST Sound decided to move across the street from its TriBeCa site in New York City. After being...

CONDOLENCES

Kurt Wagner of the Bose Corp. died recently. In 1998 Wagner joined the Asian Business Development Group of Bose as a regional field engineer. In February...

PUBLICATIONS

Liberty Wire and Cable, a supplier of audio/video wire and cable products, announced the availability of its new 2002-2003 product catalog for the commercial...

UPCOMING EVENTS

September 24 Great Places to Work: The Importance of People Versus Places Open Plan Working Group's Corporate Consortium VIIMinneapolis(612) 721-2455...

GOOD DEEDS

Ennes Trust Awards Scholarships The Ennes Educational Foundation Trust has awarded three scholarships. Each year the trust provides scholarships to people...

INDUSTRY NEWS

Robbie Robertson and Geoff Emerick to Be Honored Musician and composer Robbie Robertson will be awarded the Les Paul Award, and engineer and producer...

UPCOMING EVENTS

October 5–8AESLos Angeleswww.aes.org11–14ElectronicAsia 2002Hong Kongwww.electronicasia.com18–20LDI 2002Las Vegaswww.ldishow.comOctober 31–November 2Broadcast...

What's New

audio products

Speakers Rockusticswww.rockusticsinc.com The EurEave- speaker series is a weatherproof eave speaker that reproduces rich sound and maximizes audio coverage...

video products

Digital Microscope Camera Ken-A-Visionwww.ken-a-vision.com The Pupil Cam uses C-MOS technology to capture microscopic images as full-screen images in...

a/v accessories

A/V Adapters A Designswww.adesignsaudio.com A Designs has a new line of low-profile, solderless audio and video adapters. The LPV-1 is designed to transfer...

Installation Profiles

Sailing on a Sea of Sound

BY CHRISTOPHER BUTTNER

Known for its fleet of luxurious ships, Princess Cruise Lines has long ferried relaxed passengers from the coldly beautiful coast of Alaska to the warm,...

Redesigning the 19th Hole

By Joel Bump

Long a jewel in the golf world, the Doral Golf Resort features five professional-level courses, including the Greg Norman designed Great White, Raymond...

Video Projections

TERM LIMITS?

PETER H. PUTMAN, CTS

The dealer selling the 50-inch plasma display, the commercial or home theater installer who sets it up, and the customer who drools in anticipation probably...

Security Trends

WIRING FOR SUCCESS

STEVE FILIPPINI

POP QUIZ: WHAT IS THE ONE COMMON component of any security, audio, or video system? If you answered or then you know just how important it is to use the...

Articles

CORRECTIONS

August 2002, Room with a View, p. 60: The correct manufacturer of DynaPly is Dynamat (www.dynamat.com)....

A World of Reflections

Peter Mapp

Although people are surrounded by reflections, both visual and audible, they tend to ignore them. People are subconsciously aware of reflections, but...

The DSP Debate

Greg Duckett and Terry Pennington

The mountebanks are at it again, hawking their goods by telling tall tales. The new tale states that for pro-audio applications, floating-point digital...

Maximum Audio

Pat Brown

The audio industry is in its second century, and the quest for perfect fidelity continues. Various terms describe the faithfulness of a component or system...

InfoComm '02 Attendance Strong

InfoComm '02, which was held in Las Vegas June 12 through 14, had a record number of exhibiting companies and new products, according to ICIA officials....

ICIA Releases Introductory Online Course

The International Communications Industries Association (ICIA) has announced the latest addition to its InfoComm Academy online courses: Quick Start to...

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