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Q&A With Ken Berger, Co-founder of EAW 

Sam Berkow

For 30 years Ken Berger distinguished himself as one of a handful of entrepreneurs to create and develop a high-end professional audio brand, namely EAW loudspeakers. Now he's co-founder of Bond Music Research, which, among other things, recently developed the Guitar Bud adapter for Apple's iPhone....

Lead With Cabling to Win More Business 

Brad Grimes

It's a common refrain: AV integrators are at a disadvantage in new construction projects because they're among the last contractors invited to the party....

Audio Excellence at The Recording Academy 

Linda Seid Frembes

The Grammy Awards celebrate the best in music excellence, so it only makes sense that the event's producers would invest in top-notch audio technology for their new Santa Monica, Calif., headquarters....

Making of a Denver Museum's New Science Exhibit 

Dan Daley

In the sci-fi thriller Fantastic Voyage, a medical team is shrunk in size to be injected into a scientist's brain to save his life. It may have been a little like that working on the systems integration for the Denver Museum of Nature & Science's Expedition Health exhibition, which required a lot of technology to be put into some very small spaces....

Buyer's Guide to Digital Signage Players 

PRO AV Editors

If you've spent much time working with information technology, you know there are a couple of schools of thought to deploying network systems: Build them yourself, loading the required software on computers you purchase separately; or buy a dedicated appliance that's (hopefully) ready to go out of the box. Digital signage players similarly come in both flavors....

Digital Signage Reaches Critical Mass 

Brad Grimes

. In the study, researchers predicted that digital signage would be one of the AV applications to drive industry growth over the next three years....

Setting Up Video Cameras 

PRO AV Editors

Clients often want video cameras in meeting rooms and training centers. Out of the box, however, some cameras do not produce high-quality images. AV pros can make some standard adjustments to improve quality. As with other AV devices, it's best to set up and adjust a camera in the environment where it will be used....

BIM: Time to Keep Up or Fall Behind 

Thom Mullins, CTS

I recently downloaded a presentation by Dennis Neeley, AIA, with Reed Construction Data, on building information modeling, or BIM 123 (think Lotus 123). When I was done, I had a renewed appreciation for the trouble AV professionals are soon going to face if we don't quickly board the BIM train....

Digital Signage Turf Wars 

Tim Kridel

Digital signage is hot and IT companies are clearly paying attention. Tech giants like Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, and Microsoft have all waded into the signage pool. All the activity raises a question many have started asking: Is pro AV losing the digital signage market to IT?...

AV Pros Get Their Bearings 

Jeanne Stiernberg

As hard to ignore as a hum in the line, the economy throughout 2009 was an ever present topic in mainstream discourse, as well as in pro AV industry circles. Rightly so. The recession influenced myriad decisions and commanded focus both on a macro, global level and on a local, enterprise level....

Blu-ray Finalizes 3D Spec 

PRO AV Editors

The Blu-ray Disc Association announced finalization and release of its Blu-ray 3D specification. The specification, which represents the work of the leading Hollywood studios and consumer electronic and computer manufacturers, will enable the entertainment industry to deliver the 3D experience on Blu-ray Disc....

Barco Debuts 3-Chip WUXGA DLP Projector 

PRO AV Editors

Barco launched the RLM-W6, a three-chip DLP projector with WUXGA (1920x1200) resolution at the price of a single-chip DLP projector. The RLM-W6 sports a low noise level of 32dB, power consumption 33 percent lower than comparable systems, and 6,000 lumens of light output....

Sencore Improves on MP500 HDMI Analyzer 

PRO AV Editors

Sencore announced several enhancements to its MP500 MediaPro Handheld Generator and HDMI Analyzer....

Polycom Boosts Flexibility of Telepresence Systems 

PRO AV Editors

Polycom recently announced new capabilities for its telepresence solutions in order to give customers greater flexibility in the use and management of telepresence suites throughout their organization....

Extron Ships TouchLink Cable Cubby 

PRO AV Editors

Extron Electronics announced availability of the TLP 350CV TouchLink 3.5-inch Cable Cubby Touchpanel, the latest addition to the company's configurable control system family. Extron previewed the TouchLink family at InfoComm 09 in June....

SurgeX Supports Installs Worldwide 

PRO AV Editors

SurgeX , through a recent partnership with International Audio Group (IAG), announced the global launch of its SX1200 product range, designed with power ratings and connectivity compatible with the rest of the world....

Sencore Radiance Processors Get PIP 

PRO AV Editors

Sencore last week announced new features for its Radiance series of video processors. The Radiance XD and XE now include a picture-in-picture capability that permits theater viewers to preview other available input video programs....

Clear-Com Names NW Rep 

PRO AV Editors

Clear-Com Communication Systems, which makes professional intercom systems, announced it appointed Jay Wallace as regional sales manager for the northwest region....

Xantech Taps Former Sony Exec to Lead Sales 

PRO AV Editors

Xantech Corp., which makes whole-house entertainment and automation systems, announced the addition of Tom Harvey as director of sales. Harvey comes to Xantech with over 25 years of experience in the consumer electronics industry....

NEC Rolls Out Four New NP Series Projectors 

PRO AV Editors

NEC Display Solutions of America will begin shipping the new NP2200 and NP1200 projectors for education and corporate environments this month, while the recently unveiled the NP510WS and NP610S short-throw projectors will ship in January....

Leading Companies Form HD Distribution Alliance 

PRO AV Editors

LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Valens Semiconductor announced they would start a cross-industry alliance to promote and standardize HDBaseT technology for whole-home distribution of uncompressed HD multimedia content....

Projectiondesign Premieres WQXGA Projector 

PRO AV Editors

This week Projectiondesign unveiled its new F35 series DLP projector, the company's first to feature a Texas Instruments WQXGA DLP chip, with 2,560 x 1,600 resolution....

Glowpoint Designs Conferencing Diagnostics Tool 

PRO AV Editors

Glowpoint recently launched Video Room Sweep an automated diagnostic application for telepresence and videoconferencing environments. VRS performs a comprehensive sweep and emulation of video sessions for all telepresence and videoconferencing components....

OWI Expands Self-Amplified Speaker Line 

PRO AV Editors

OWI has added an amplified surface mount loudspeaker package to its selection of self-amplified speakers. The package includes a 30-watt, self-amplified, two-speaker system, available for $199....

New Gefen KVM Switcher Accesses Four Computers 

PRO AV Editors

Gefen has launched its next generation 4x1 KVM DVI DL Switcher, a new version that supports the connection of one display using single- or dual-link DVI, supporting resolutions up to 3,840 x 2,400....

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