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September 2013

September 2013


Boundary Mics & Auto Mic Mixers

By Mike McIntyre, CTS-D, EST-L2+

In this showcase, we will explore interesting solutions to common problems facing AV integrators and live audio professionals. …

Corporate Projectors

By Bennett Liles

Projection still sits atop the large display market, particularly in large deployments. For corporate boardrooms and training areas, the midsize projector with around 3,000 to 8,000 lumens can bring graphics and video to the audience with maximum clarity and brilliant color. …


Corporate Canvas

By Cynthia Wisehart

Corporations use AV for public-facing communication and for internal workflow. The bar is rising on both those fronts; AV is taking a more critical role in corporate goals whether for efficiency, collaboration, sales, customer relations, or marketing….

Fundamental Acoustics Foundations

By Bob McCarthy

Here is a dartboard of interesting tidbits that might inspire you to check your audio fundamentals foundation. …

Deep Color

By Tom Kopin, CTS

Deep color came about because today’s direct-view and projection displays can show many more shades of colors than yesterday’s CRT displays could….

On the Circuit

By Cynthia Wisehart

As we go to press, the HDMI Forum used the platform of IFA Berlin to release the HDMI 2.0 specification. …

Cline Library Assembly Hall Upgrade, Part 1

With Bennett Liles

Northern Arizona University had its Cline Library Assembly Hall, one of the busiest venues on campus, upgraded and modernized and who better to do that than the guys who put in the original system. …

Cline Library Assembly Hall Upgrade, Part 2

With Bennett Liles

The university campus is the most challenging venue for AV systems with a huge range of operators and maximum up time. …

Preserving Acoustics and Design in a Historic Church, Part 1

With Bennett Liles

It’s a well-known challenge that never gets any easier to meet. A traditional church that’s very reverberant, but they need to understand the pastor through all of that reverb. …

Preserving Acoustics and Design in a Historic Church, Part 2

With Bennett Liles

When a modern sound system meets a traditional church, some skill is needed to make sure it’s a happy marriage, and Ohio’s Stage Right Productions made it work for St. Augustine’s Church. …


Triad InWall Bronze/4 SlimSub Review

Reviewer: John McJunkin

The InWall Bronze/4 SlimSub is the slimmed-down version of Triad’s Bronze/6, for installation in buildings constructed with 2×4 and not 2×6 studs. …

Electro-Voice ZLX-15P Review

Reviewer: John McJunkin

At Winter NAMM 2013 in Anaheim, Calif., the Electro-Voice (E-V) display was popular and crowded. After passing by several times, I stopped in to find out what the hubbub was all about. EV was holding a contest to see who could most quickly set up and configure their new ZLX speakers and get them prepared for use. …

RT Com USA CR-94M Review

Reviewer: Patrick Barron

The CR-94M digital extender from RT Com USA offers speed in switching and scaling unlike any other. …


Digital Signposts: Digital Signage Meets Big Data

By Vern Freedlander, Vice President, Production, X2O Media

Enter the realtime infographic; the ideal combination of data and design that quickly and concisely gets to the point, simplifies the presentation, and tells the story behind the data with exceptional clarity….

Case Study: Connecting with History

The National WWII Museum was established to tell the story of the war that changed the world—why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today. …

Case Study: Rigged for Space

Pittsburgh-based Dobil Laboratories audiovisual systems integrator was contracted to modernize the sound system at Dan Rooney’s Irish Pub. …

NSCA’s Government Affairs Blog Informs Integrators of Policies & Regulations Affecting your Business

Not all policy is bad, not all regulations could cost you thousands and thousands of dollars. Are you following NSCA’s government affairs blog?…

Tips for Successful Networking


Epson EX7220, EX6220, EX5220, and EX3220 Projectors

The EX7220, EX6220, EX5220, and EX3220 projectors offer high brightness, simple setup, and flexible positioning with automatic vertical keystone and a horizontal keystone slider, as well as HDMI connectivity….

Linear DMCMP3 Music Source for Intercoms

The DMCMP3 is an accessory for the DMC1 and DMC3-4 music/communication intercom systems….

VMP ERWEN-12E Wall Rack Enclosure

The enclosure features 12 rack spaces, rails threaded with standard 10-32 threading, and adjustable front and rear rails….

D-Tools SIX 2013 Software Update

This release expands the user-configurable pricing levels and other catalog enhancements….

GefenTV High Resolution USB to Analog and Digital Audio Decoder

The GefenTV High Resolution USB to Analog and Digital Audio Decoder sits between the USB port of the computer or laptop and a 2-channel amplifier and speakers….

Kramer VM-2DP and VM-4DP Distribution Amplifiers

The VM-2DP accepts a DisplayPort input signal and distributes it to two DisplayPort outputs. The VM-4DP accepts a DisplayPort input signal and distributes it to four DisplayPort outputs….

KNIPEX-Tools Bolt and Screw Extractors

The Rennsteig double-edged bolt extractors can easily remove damaged screwsand bolts….

FSR DVS-MFSW-94XT Matrix Switcher

The DVS-MFSW-94XT is a multi-format 9×4 scaling matrix switcher….

Waves Audio SoundGrid Extreme DSP Server

The SoundGrid Extreme can run more than 500 instances of Waves stereo SSL E-Channel or C4 multiband compressor plug-ins….

Haivision Video Cloud

The Video Content Management System provides automated ingest and publishing for live and on-demand video workflows….

Christie Mirage 4K Projector

Christie’s Mirage 4K is based on Christie’s TruLife electronics and features 25,000 lumens and can handle 1.2 Gigapixels per second….

Mackie SRM Loudspeakers

There are two high-output, full-range models, the 12in. SRM550 and 15in. SRM650, and the SRM1850 18in. powered subwoofer….

KanexPro SW-VDYWALL Processor

The KanexPro 2×2 videowall processor, the SW-VDYWALL, features four DVI inputs and four DVI outputs….

PESA easyPORT Converter/Switcher

The compact throw-down boxes are ideal for temporary or permanent solutions to integrate legacy analog equipment….

Crestron HTT-B2EX-BATT Wireless Keypad

Available in black or white, the HTTB2EX-BATT is battery-powered, portable, and designed to control a wide range of applications….

beyerdynamic TG 1000 Wireless Mic

beyerdynamic has introduced the TG 1000 digital wireless system with a switchingbandwidth of 319MHz….

Crestron DIN-AP3 and DIN-AP3MEX 3-Series Control Processors

The new Crestron DIN-AP3 and DIN-AP3MEX 3-Series control processors—designed for DIN rail mounting—provide network, management, and control capabilities….

Ensemble Designs BrightEye NXT Router Interface

Ensemble Designs announced its BrightEye NXT router interface for the NewTek TriCaster 8000….

BenQ IL420 Touchscreen

Featuring six-point multitouch technology on a 42in. screen, the interactive display has been designed for public venues….

NewTek TriCaster Production Switchers

NewTek unveiled the next generation of its industry-standard, professional TriCaster multi-camera production systems, introducing three new models—TriCaster 860, TriCaster 460, and TriCaster 410….

RTI T2x Wireless Controller

Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) announced that it is now shipping the fifth generation of its popular T2 wireless control interface: the T2x….

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