Archive for July, 2010

From the Trenches

A peek at Contributing Editor Bennett Liles’ work ahead him as he gears up for a new school year at Clayton State University (his day job). Read more about his perspective as the school’s AV technician. Also catch his monthly AV podcasts.

At Clayton State University in Atlanta, the campus theater is used as a staging point for Extron installation in seven new classroom podiums.

CSU Podiums 1


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Alcorn McBride LightingPad

alcorn-lighting-pad-rgbThe LightingPad iPad/iPhone/iPod touch app from Alcorn McBride is designed for controlling lighting for small shows or for installing and testing lighting systems and to program Alcorn McBride’s LightCuePro. Read the rest of this entry »

RTI RTiPanel for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad

RTIPanelApp_iPad_MusicServer-largeAvailable in Q4, 2010, the new RTiPanel app from Remote Technologies (RTI) will allow users to control RTI’s XP series of remote processors—including the flagship XP-8 and upcoming XP-3 and XP-6—and all connected electronic systems from virtually anywhere in the world using an apple iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. Read the rest of this entry »

AV at the World Expo

The core of the sound system for the United States Pavilion at the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China, includes JBL line arrays, powered monitors, and subs processed by BSS Audio Soundweb London processors.Harman announced that technologies from its JBL and BSS Audio brands form the critical core of the sound system for the United States Pavilion at the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China, running May 1 to Oct. 31. An estimated 70-plus-million attendees over the course of the next six months will experience performances in the $61 million, 60,000-square-foot, glass-walled U.S. Pavilion, which will feature four separate performance spaces that will be used for multimedia performances, with live performances taking place just outside in the plaza near the queue. 

The core of the sound system for the United States Pavilion at the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China, includes JBL line arrays, powered monitors, and subs processed by BSS Audio Soundweb London processors.

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Touch IR+

TouchIR+DevicesTouch IR+ is a new app that turns your iPhone or iPod Touch into a customizable universal remote control. Interacting with a Windows computer and an infrared receiver/transmitter device, the Touch IR+ allows you to control your AV equipment as well as processes and applications on your PC directly from your iPhone/iPod. Read the rest of this entry »

Why You Need a Mission Statement?

By Bradley A. Malone

Many audiovisual integration companies start small, with three to five people filling a multitude of roles and performing many tasks. These roles and responsibilities often overlapped, so the founding members understood one another’s jobs, and probably shared a common purpose. Something like, “Do whatever it takes to make the customer happy, and do really cool work while we’re at it.” That was their purpose, their reason for existence. It didn’t have to be written down someplace. It was the truth that everyone knew and measured themselves against. Read the rest of this entry »

ESTA Seeks PERA Council Manager

ESTA, the Entertainment Services and Technology Association, is looking for a highly motivated individual to serve as the part-time PERA Council Manager. The PERA Council within ESTA serves the needs of the equipment rental market for motion picture, television and advertising production focusing on camera, accessories, grip and lighting rental companies and manufacturers.  Read the rest of this entry » for the iPad, a developer and provider of web-based enterprise resource management tools designed to automate and streamline production planning, financial management and event operations for the entertainment, broadcast and digital content creation markets, is now compatible with the Apple iPad. The DisplayMgr interface brings resource, asset, facilities, and service management information from the company’s suite of applications to the iPad, offering a portable option for on-location productions and allowing users to access the tool from anywhere at any time. The iPad app also allows users to review and manage budgets and schedules in realtime from conference rooms, studios, and stage productions. Read the rest of this entry »

Savant iPad App

SavantiPad-L-Party_ClimateSavant’s iPad App supports all the capabilities of Savant’s suite of touchpanels, as well as additional interactive features. Designed for automation control for residential, commercial, education, and government applications, the app offers a navigation bar to switch between rooms, systems, and subsystems; a central UI for active services; and user-defined backgrounds and categories. The company also offers in-wall and tabletop iPad docks to charge the device’s battery while controlling the home. The app is now available at the Apple App Store for $4.99.