September 2006 - Sound & Video Contractor

September 2006

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September 2006

Features

Meeting Special Needs

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By Rosanne Soifer

The phrase special education never elicits a mild response. To a parent with a child in a special-ed class, it may mean heartbreak, nightmares about the...

Technology Showcase:
Wireless Microphone Systems

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By Bennett Liles

The world of wireless microphones used to be simple. Back in the day...

Technology Showcase:
Networkable Projectors

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By Jay Ankeney

If your kids leave the 12in. Trinitron in their playroom on overnight...

Installation Profile:
Engaging Education

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By Dan Daley

You think it's easy keeping a room full of toddlers and grade-schoolers entertained in a museum for 20 consecutive minutes, while managing to actually...

Reviews

Lab.gruppen C Series Amps and NomadLink Bridge 60E

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By John McJunkin

Lab.gruppen, a Swedish manufacturer of amplifiers, has amps available for both touring and installations...

Analog Way Octo-Vue FX

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By Jeff Sauer

Last issue, I reviewed a new Roland Edirol video switcher/mixer...

Columns

Educational AV

By Michael Goldman

Among the joys, and frequent interruptions, involved with working out of a home office is the fact that my kids are intimately familiar with my workspace....

Picture This:
Flashy Digital Signage

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By Jeff Sauer

In the June issue of Sound & Video Contractor, I offered an overview of digital video file and compression formats...

Associations Focus: Designed for Success

In order to provide more opportunities for professionals with C-SI or C-EST designations and participants in...

Management Perspectives:
All the News that's Fit to Blast

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By Don Kreski

E-newsletters are a great way for AV professionals to offer added value to customers, says Bill Mullin, VP of Starin, a distributor based in Chesterton, Ind. — a company which currently supplies its clients with its newsletter Learning Curve. “It's a whole new day now. We can't just say, as we did in the tech boom, that technology is cool...

IT Trends: Digital Deployment

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By Brian Glass

Software deployment has been a problem since the dawn of the personal computer. In the prehistoric time before PCs, software deployment was not an issue because, back then, software was simply installed on the central computer, and everyone automatically had access to the same set of tools. In the PC era, on the other hand, there are literally endless ways to configure individual and group systems...

POV: Raising Our Voices

By Richard E. Reed

Just over a year ago, InfoComm International's board of directors decided to allow the association to re-enter the government relations arena as a service...

Departments

The Buzz: Install of the Month:
Hofstra University, Hempstead, N.Y.

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Hofstra University's world-renowned School of Communications features one of the largest non-commercial radio and television broadcast facilities on the...

The Buzz: Newsmakers

David Graebener has joined Wisdom Audio as senior technical advisor and member of its advisory board. Leviton Manufacturing Company has appointed George...

The Buzz: Contractor’s Web Watch

Electrograph has introduced the Mount Finder database on its website, allowing resellers to find the Electrograph mount that best suits their needs. Clicking...

The Buzz: Upcoming Events

September 2-4 AES 29th International Conference Seoul, Korea www.aes.org/events/29; 7-12 IBC2006 Conference and Exhibition Amsterdam, Netherlands www.ibc.org...

The Buzz: Industry News

The PHX AP Acquisitions investment group and Phoenix Gold Vice President Tom O'Mara have purchased...

What's New

What's New:
Audio Technology

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By Charissa Young

Zaxcom's Deva Mix-12 is a fully digital 12-fader control surface that directly manages the audio mixer embedded within the Zaxcom Deva IV and V location recorders. ...

What's New:
Video Technology

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By Charissa Young

Broadcast Pix's Slate 2100 live television production switcher builds on a previous model, the Slate 1000, and includes a built-in character generator (CG), dual-channel clip store, and full-motion monitoring. ...

What's New:
AV Technology

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By Charissa Young

Digital Foci's 5.3"×3.1"×1.1" Picture Porter Elite features a 3.6in. LCD screen for easy viewing and a built-in hard drive, microphone, and memory ...

What's New:
Residential Technology

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By Charissa Young

Featured at CEDIA Expo 2006, NuVision's 1080p 52LEDLP television uses the PhlatLight LED-based light source for high-quality color fidelity, refined grayscale, and deeper black levels. ...

What's New:
Information Technology

By Charissa Young

Breece Hill's BizGuardian is a disk-to-disk-to-tape backup and recovery appliance. ...

What's New:
Security Technology

By Charissa Young

BroadWare Technologies' BroadWare Media Management System features new upgrades to streamline video surveillance operations and enable more secure networked video applications. ...

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