September 2003 - Sound & Video Contractor

September 2003

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Features

Digital Consoles

Bruce Borgerson

A rarity only a few years ago, digital consoles are gathering momentum across a wide range of installed sound applications, and the change is easy to...

Video Messaging Systems

Bennett Liles

The market for video messaging systems has exploded during the past decade, with this communication medium finding applications in hotels and convention...

Reviews

BenQ FP591

Jeff Sauer

With the LCD monitor business being so competitive, it's only natural that vendors would try to differentiate their offerings with unique features. Design...

Lake Technology Lake Contour

Bob Hodas

The most basic description of Lake Technology's Lake Contour is that it's a crossover, a delay, a dynamics processor, an equalizer, and a DSP-based speaker...

Columns

You Say It's Your Birthday

Mark Johnson

Two decades have passed since Sound and Video Contractor magazine began (that's more than 250 regular issues, supplements, and show guides). Either way...

A Note from the Publisher

John Pledger

Those who received the first issue of S&VC might recall reading then-publisher Cam Bishop's letter introducing the magazine, which described the reasons...

Listen Up!

Michael MacDonald

Businesses must make a profit, but profit requirements are more challenging today than ever. Just when you think that you have it wired, a new tax emerges...

The Convergence of V and IT

Jerry Gale

If you attended InfoComm this year, you heard a lot about the convergence of A/V and IT. In fact, that convergence has been a hot topic for the past several...

Departments

INSTALL OF THE MONTH

Steven Klein SCR a designer and builder of commercial recording studios, post-production facilities, and project studios recently completed an application-specific...

20 YEARS AGO IN S&VC

Mark Johnson

It was 20 years ago today or at least this month. In September 1983, Sound & Video Contractor magazine debuted. As we commemorate the 20th anniversary...

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

ACE Communications has hired Joe Melfa, CTS as director; Jonathon Reeves, CTS as director of design services; and Nick Efstratiou, CTS-I, as engineering...

CONDOLENCES

ICIA Veteran McGee Dies Harry McGee, past executive vice president of the International Communications Industries Association (ICIA), died on June 13,...

FEEDBACK

Stop That Train! Regarding Take the A Train in the July 2003 issue, Rosanne Soifer and Russ Dubrow appear concerned with large transit and railway systems...

CONTRACTOR'S WEB WATCH

www.healthyconnections.com, www.hei.org A simplified version of the House Ear Institute's (HEI) hearing in noise test (HINT), a test for evaluating functional...

UPCOMING EVENTS

October 1-3 PALASingaporewww.pala.com.sg 10-13 115th AES ConventionNew York Citywww.aes.org 15-18 Prolight and SoundShanghaiwww.messefrankfurt.com November...

OFFICE SPACE

SpeakerCraft Relocates to Larger Campus SpeakerCraft has relocated to a 100,000-square-foot facility to effectively expand operations. Its new headquarters...

ASSOCIATIONS

ICIA Releases Revised Online Course ICIA has released its revised online course, Essentials of the AV Industry. The course provides students with the...

INDUSTRY NEWS

Sonance Signs D-Tools Agreement Sonance has announced the signing of a strategic marketing agreement with system design software company D-Tools. Under...

What's New

VIDEO PRODUCTS

Lift Auton Motorized Systemswww.auton.com The Plasma Lift comes in six standard sizes to accommodate 24- to 80-inch plasma TVs. Custom models are also...

AUDIO PRODUCTS

Loudspeakers Artech Electronicswww.artech-electronics.com The Monolite line offers a solution for flat-screen TV technologies. The on-wall or in-wall...

A/V ACCESSORIES

Differential Oscilloscope Probe Pomona Electronicswww.pomonaelectronics.com The Model 6731 differential oscilloscope probe is for conducting safe differential...

Installation Profiles

Disney's Gift

By Mel Lambert

In 1987 the late Lillian Disney made an initial donation of $50 million to build a world-class performance venue as a gift to the people of Los Angeles...

ANYTHING BUT CONVENTIONAL

By Daniel Keller

Any major urban project is a complex undertaking all the more so when it involves a public facility the magnitude of a 0convention center. As a huge revenue...

Articles

CORRECTION

In the July 2003 issue on page 10, Digigram Management Buyout Canceled, a sentence should have read, Especially the relationship with our customers will...

The Inside Track

Brent Harshbarger

Research and development (R&D) is not only the responsibility of the manufacturer but the systems integrator, as well. It is required to increase the...

A Look Back

Kim Doyle

Congratulations S&VC. Twenty years! Your publication has served an important need in the electronic systems industry, and we are proud to have been associated...

Leap of Faith

Richard Schrag

The increasing use of technologies like broadband Internet access, interactive TV, surround-sound home theater, and DVD have contributed to consumers'...

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