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Mems The Word 

Tim Kridel

If you bought a phone in the past year, chances are good that its mic uses Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) technology. And if you've installed a projector or rear-projection display anytime in the past several years, chances are even better that it used MEMS technology, particularly Texas Instruments' Digital Light Processing (DLP) system....

Peer Review: Sabine Navigator NAV240 

Byard Hey

Sales Manager Byard Hey reviews the Sabine Navigator NAV240 audio processor....

New Products: September 2007 

PRO AV Editors

QVS VGA swivel adapter and connector, Bosch Communication Systems loudspeaker, Digit Professional LCD monitors ......

Cedia Products 

PRO AV Editors

A sampling of new products to be displayed at the 2007 CEDIA Show, September 5-9 in Denver....

AV Lockdown 

Tom Zind

As growing sales in the commercial and consumer market can attest, AV gear is fast becoming a ?must-have? for many end-users. For some, that means sawing through cables, picking locks, dodging security cameras, or just yanking things off of a wall. Theft of AV gear ? and the related damage, user inconvenience, and rising costs of preventing it ? is a problem that is increasing....

Digital Video Disconnectivity 

Tim Kridel

Which has more clout these days, pro AV or consumer AV? Judging by the current and emerging digital connectivity standards, the consumer market increasingly determines the pro's choices....

Mount Misconceptions 

Jason Cole

Once considered a profit margin commodity, display mounts are under attack from the host of generic poor-quality alternatives that are undercutting the market price and perpetuating the viewpoint that all mounts are the same. The shrinking price point, coupled with this mentality, has become the bane of mount manufacturers, value-added resellers (VARs), and AV systems integrators....

L.A. Story 

Daniel Frankel

Brett Ratner calls his Kaleidescape ?the coolest thing in the world.? In fact, the filmmaker behind the ?Rush Hour? franchise recently told the showbiz trade paper Daily Variety that he uploaded each of his 10,000 DVDs to his home media server ? a device he says he's become so enamored with that he rarely leaves his Beverly Hills, Calif., home....

Tech Center Transformation 

Amy Fischbach

While many college students still cram for exams by sitting quietly in a corner of the library, more students are studying while sitting in front of the television or listening to music. Philadelphia's Temple University designed its new Teaching, Education, Collaboration, and Help (TECH) Center with these students in mind....

Decentralized Sound Takes The Ice 

Keith Clark

The Olympic Oval in Calgary gains significantly upgraded sonic performance and enhanced system flexibility....

3D Simulation To The Max 

Katie Parrish

Immersive virtual reality enables a broad range of researchers to overcome challenges posed by space constraints, scale, or time variances....

System Commissioning 

PRO AV Editors

The commissioning of an AV system at the final stages of a project is a critical phase, yet it's not always done, according to this month's MarketWatch survey conducted by ProAV magazine and InfoComm International....

Pop Quiz 

PRO AV Editors

True or False: The speed of light, which is generally accepted be 186,282 miles per second, is always constant no matter what type of matter it is traveling through....

Fascinating Facts About Oleds 

PRO AV Editors

Eastman-Kodak is credited with inventing organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) in the early 1980s....

Q & A: Power Alley Problem 

PRO AV Editors

I'm told by an acoustical consultant that we have a power alley problem. What does that mean, and how can we fix it?...

How To Use Heat Shrink Tubing 

PRO AV Editors

Heat shrink tubing is one versatile product ? not only does it provide your cables with protection against abrasion, chemicals, and weather, it's also great for bundling, color-coding, and strain relief....

5-Minute Interview: Hall Davidson 

PRO AV Editors

Hall Davidson: Director, Discovery Educator Network (DEN). DEN is comprised of more than 25,000 teachers who are end users of Discovery's media products....

Homeward Bound 

Mark Mayfield

At least one-third of Pro AV readers are involved with the residential AV market on a regular basis; it's a consistent finding in the various polls and surveys that we conduct....

Consultant's Connection: Making Useful Tools Usable 

Thom Mullins

There is a difference between AV tools that are useful and those that are usable by most professionals....

Parallax View: Infocomm 2007 

Pete Putman, CTS, ISF

The pro AV channel, which had taken a backseat to the consumer channel in terms of manufacturer interest, is suddenly ?hot? again....

Sound Insight: Testing The Testers 

Pat Brown

Making accurate measurements requires that you know the functionality of your measurement tools....

Material Change 

Tim Kridel

As the price of raw materials ? such as indium, copper, and aluminum ? skyrockets, AV manufacturers look for alternatives....

Oversimplified AV 

Daniel Frankel

With the trend of AV technology moving toward systems that are increasingly easy to program and use, who needs system integrators and programmers?...

Digital Audio Networking Demystified 

Brent Harshbarger

The OSI model helps bring order to the chaos of various digital audio network options....

Taking The LEED 

Linda Seid Frembes

As the ?green? building movement comes to the forefront in building design and construction, how will it affect AV infrastructure and system design?...

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