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Sonance Introduces Architectural Loudspeakers 

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Shure Responds to Congressional Support 

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rescinded its October deadline for issuing new regulations for governing the use of White Spaces within the TV spectrum. Sandy LaMantia, president and CEO of...

Selecting the Right Projection Screen 

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Embracing the Community 

Mark Mayfield

One of the more challenging conditions brought on by the ongoing convergence of technology-based industries is the blending of languages....

State of the Union 

Thom Mullins

ARE WE NEARING THE LONG HOPED FOR GRAND CONVERGENCE of technology? We've achieved a great deal over the past decades. Audio and video signals have been digitized. We've created and modified transport mechanisms so we can route signals and the information they carry. We use LAN technology to carry signals and control devices. IP technology connects people around the globe. But are we there yet? Despite all these advances, technology still needs a lot of work ? it will always need work. After all, technology continues to evolve and adapt; newer technologies will surface; and we will have to learn how to use them for our purposes....

Behind the Acronym 

Pete Putman, CTS, ISF

In September, I managed to spend a day at International Broadcasting Conference (IBC), held at the sprawling and over-full RAI Center in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In addition to the usual booths from the electronics giants ? Sony, Cisco, and Philips to name a few ?peddling cameras, editing gear, and other broadcast essentials, there were several stands and exhibits devoted to a pair of hot emerging technologies ?mobile digital TV, or DVB-H in Europe, and IPTV....

Urban Screens 

Tore Slaatta

Screen media technology is becoming an element of urban architecture through the combination of transparent building materials, digital light, and transmission technology. Architecture and media technology is melting into each other, and buildings are becoming media infrastructure. As with all ?new? technologies, this convergence of buildings and media technology has been envisaged for some time; what is new is not the idea, but the ways in which current material technology makes it possible....

The Other Side of the Table 

Kris Vollrath, CTS

As an AV guy, I probably have a different perspective than most. About four years ago, I joined Advanced AV, a design/build systems integration firm located in West Chester, Pa. My background is pure IT ? I've been in computer sales, multimedia development, IT R&D, IT management, and enterprise IT. My father worked for 26 years for IBM, so I wore blue underwear when I was little ... you get the point....

It's a Wireless World 

Tim Kridel

THERE'S A TERM THAT MAY BE FOREIGN to AV, but it's well known in both in telecom and IT engineering: wire speed. It describes the maximum data rate that a particular cable technology can support. But it's also shorthand for ?very, very fast,? setting a high bar for wireless technologies to clear before wireless can gain market acceptance....

Echolab: Opera 16 x 16 production switcher 

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The Opera 16 x 16 production switcher from Echolab is encased in a 16-input chassis that provides simultaneous outputs of 16 SDI, eight composite analog, and four component analog signal channels....

Aviom: MH10f data streaming hub 

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Aviom introduces MH10f, a fiber merger hub that is designed to merge and distribute A-Net data streams. It aims to ease the setup for audio networking with Pro64 Series products in a variety of professional environments, according to the company....

Wireworks: AESX digital cable assemblies 

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Wireworks recently announced a new line of digital cable assemblies. The AESX Series includes both single-pair and eight-pair multicables, allowing for 16 digital signal paths with XLR fanouts on each end....

Extron Electronics: SW DVI A Switchers 

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The SW DVI A Series from Extron Electronics includes two- and four-input DVI switchers that allow multiple DVI sources to be switched to one compatible display. Both the SW2 DVI A and the SW4 DVI A (shown) support DVI-D signals up to 1920x1200 at 60 Hz, which includes HDTV 1080p....

Globalstor Data Corp.: ExtremeStor-Capella data storage solution 

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Globalstor Data Corp. introduces the ExtremeStor-Capella, a 4GB Fibre Channel Host data storage solution made to contain uncompressed audio and video for both direct attached and SAN implementations....

Neutrik: OpticalCon 

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OpticalCon, the fiber-optic connector system from Neutrik, has been upgraded for dust and water jet protection. The newly sealed system is more prepared for outdoor capabilities, such as weatherproof extensions....

ATON: Digi5 Products 

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ATON's new distributed audio system of routers, touchpads, and accessories will now leverage Digi5 technology, offering an alternative to Cat5 wiring....

Wireworks: AV2000 MultiMedia Cabling system 

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The AV2000 MultiMedia Cabling system from Wireworks connects multimedia systems through a single reliable plug-in, intended as a time- and cost-efficient solution for both installer and end-user....

Adder Corp.: AV200 Digital Signage Extenders 

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Adder Corp. recently announced that its AV200 series of multimedia extenders for managing digital signage and media streaming applications are now available. This new solution allows users to communicate with up to 64 screens individually or collectively from a single RS232 interface....

Kramer Electronics: HDMI/DVI Format Converters 

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Kramer Electronics introduces two new format converters. The FC-47 (shown) accepts an HDMI signal and outputs a digital DVI signal on a DVI-I connector and an S/PDIF audio signal on an RCA connector. The FC-48 outputs an HDMI signal by combining a digital DVI signal on a DVI-I connector with an S/PDIF audio signal on an RCA connector....

Gefen: Wireless USB extender 

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The new Wireless USB extender from Gefen can transmit USB 2.0 signals up to 100 feet without the use of cables. The sender/receiver was designed as a plug-and-pay method of removing USB devices from computer stations....

Chief Manufacturing: flat-panel surge protector 

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Chief Manufacturing now offers PACPC1, a new power conditioner designed to fit with Chief-brand flat-panel wall mounts, extension columns, and in-wall accessories. The power conditioner protects flat-panel displays from surges up to 1,890 joules and features overvoltage shutoff and noise filtering....

PLUS Vision Corp. of America: CaptureBoard 

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PLUS Vision Corp. of America offers a new tool for professional presentations. The CaptureBoard allows users to project an image and write on the board's surface, which ?captures? the writing and saves it and the image into a single digital file....

Gefen: Personal video recorders 

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Gefen introduces two personal video recorders with standard definition (SD PVR) or high definition (HD PVR) capabilities. Both include complete playback controls, the ability to switch sources, and the capability to download programming, images, and sound onto a USB storage device (SD PVR), flash media card (HD PVR), or built-in 80GB hard drive (HD PVR)....

Media D?cor: Q-Lift 

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Media D?cor introduces its latest design for concealing and viewing flat-panel displays. The Q-Lift series gently lifts and lowers 32- to 62-inch displays into custom-built furniture....

Toshiba: TDP-EW25U 

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Toshiba's digital products division introduces the TDP-EW25U, a BrilliantColor widescreen projector with wireless networking capabilities and ?extreme short projection? technology. The technology allows the projector to produce a 60-inch image of 2,600 ANSI lumens from 2.4 feet away, making it appropriate for education, corporate, or consumer applications....

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