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In Randal Lemke’s latest InfoComm Executive Update, he waxes on the changing eras of AV, claiming the industry is now in the Net-centric AV Era. Who couldn’t disagree when he rightly pointed out as products have reached probably the limitless potential with IP connectivity? As we went to press with our November issue, my editor and I discussed what I thought was probably the most controversial part of the piece: “I believe the long-predicted convergence has been completed. The final legs of that journey are in front of us, while customer change is not so far along.”
Do you agree? Take our poll to find out where others in the industry stand. Read the rest of this entry »
Host: Chuck Wilson, executive director of NSCA
In Chuck Wilsonâ€™s most recent post from Sept. 14, 2010, titled â€œ$*IT Contractsâ€¦â€?, he hypothesizes that much of recent â€œridiculousâ€? contracting language he has seen is coming from IT. He examines how the interplay with IT departments has intermingled IT and AV business models, but with no appreciation for AVâ€™s historically traditional contracts. The language in these contracts often leaves AV companies vulnerable to shouldering the entire cost of the transaction should anything go awry, including the client walking away from the project. Read the rest of this entry »
Despite a wobbly economy, the U.S. health care sector has seen increasing demand, resulting in doctor shortages and longer wait times at offices, hospitals, and emergency rooms. Older people, with a higher incidence of injury and illness, will become a higher percentage of the population between 2010 and 2018. Read the rest of this entry »
Professional audio expert Bob McCarthyâ€”whose book Sound Systems: Design And Optimization has recently reached 10,000 copies in salesâ€”will bring his four-day seminar SIM 3 Training and System Design to the European cities of Vilnius, London, and Berlin this month. Read the rest of this entry »
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.Â
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.Â Read the rest of this entry »
With the new version of Digital Rapids’ Stream encoding and live streaming software, users get enhanced iPad and iPhone encoidng, script command insertion, option caption overlay, and Vobile VideoDNA fingerprinting support.
Designed for use with Digital Rapids’ StreamZ, StreamZHD, and DRC-Stream encoding solutions, version 3.3 expands the functionality and flexibility of the optional iPhone encoding and segmenting module with enhanced support for the iPad; increased control of encoding and output parameters; support for audio-only streams with associated image files; and parallel output to multiple servers or Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) for redundancy.
Effective July 1, InfoComm will provide association management services for the Professional Audio Manufacturers Alliance (PAMA). PAMA is the collective voice and forum for the senior executives of the leading branded manufacturers of professional audio products. InfoComm will provide general management and special services, including government relations, market research, and meeting planning.
PAMA will retain its own board and officers responsible for strategic direction, and InfoComm Senior Vice President of Membership Duffy Wilbert, CTS, CAE, will serve as its executive director.
Over here at SVC, we’re thrilled when we run into amazing installation art we can put on the cover. We pride ourselves on being able to send you a cover that’s exceptional. And it’s not without working our sources to get this done. It’s easy to think that just because everyone owns a digital camera nowadays that they’re a photographer, but before you press that shoot button too quickly,Â here’s some things to think about if you’re aiming for cover-quality material. Afterall, having your installation on the cover ofÂ SVCÂ is a great marketing tool for your business. So take heed:
1. Take vertical images. Probably 90 percent of the time, we receive horizontal images. Naturally, when you’re looking at a space, you move your eyes across the room from left to right, but try some tightly focused vertical images.
2. Format: Send EPS, TIF, or JPG. Web-only formats like GIFs and PNGs won’t be big enough, which leads to the next step: Read the rest of this entry »