Archive for September, 2010

Meet Customers: (ABC) Associated Builders and Contractors

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national association with 77 chapters representing 25,000 merit-shop construction and construction-related firms with 2 million employees. ABC’s membership represents all specialties within the U.S. construction industry and is composed primarily of firms that perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors of the industry. Read the rest of this entry »

Case Study: Integrated Design Solutions, Troy, Mich.

IDS-Video-Conference-RoomThis spring, Integrated Design Solutions (IDS) moved into new headquarters in Troy, Mich., with AV and control systems of its own design. At the heart of these systems is DigitalMedia (DM), the signal distribution and management solution by Crestron. IDS consultants used DM cable, switcher, transmitters, and receivers to reliably transport and manage all data, video, audio, computer, and control signals in the facility’s two main conference rooms. Crestron processors, amplifiers, and touchpanels completed the integrated control solution. Read the rest of this entry »

Videoconferencing Watch: AVI-SPL Caméléon

AVISPL_telepresenceAVI-SPL announced the launch of Caméléon, a first-of-its-kind multifunction telepresence solution designed to adapt to a customer’s environment while providing the highest quality meeting experience. This unique solution combines state-of-the-art technology from leading audio and video manufacturers with AVI-SPL’s experience in providing custom meeting rooms to create a high-quality immersive multipurpose environment at a price point affordable for organizations of any size. Read the rest of this entry »

Guifx Deana User Interface Kit for iPad

guifx-deannaGuifx’s Deanna User Interface Kit for iPad is now available for $799.99 from the Guifx website. Offering users control over their home distributed audio, video, climate, lighting, and security systems from almost anywhere, Deanna is now compatible with Crestron’s Mobile Pro G iPad application, with more manufacturers to follow. Read the rest of this entry »

Crucial Components: Sturgis Motorcycle and Mustang Rallies

KNKL-AM Studio001As host of one of the largest motorcycle rallies in the world, Sturgis, S.D., is used to the roar of various engines. Needless to say, the roar of the engines, and of the crowd, poses challenges when it comes to public address systems.

For the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Aug. 9-15, local broadcaster KNKL Radio simulcast its live programming and handled announcements over the PA system from its downtown broadcast studio at The Knuckle Saloon. It will do the same this weekend for the Mustang Rally, Sept. 2-6. Read the rest of this entry »