AVSystemsMag eMagazine <br> Aug / Sep 2014

Articles

Retaining Customers: Content, Platforms, and Video Services

09/15/14, Brett Sappington & Harry Wang, Parks Associates
Apps and APIs make it possible for both service providers and platform vendors to extend the value of their solutions, and both players need to be flexible so as not to break their connection to the consumer.

Fortune 500 Company selects HDBaseT™ extender For A Drive- thru Project
09/15/14, Contributed by, KanexPro
An HDCP compliant extender was needed that can run up to 100 meters (330 feet) over cat6 based on HDBaseT technology delivering crystal clear audio and video to the GDS display located at the drive-thru store.

Unlikely Champion: A Leader Steps Forward to Advance Flash Memory Image
09/15/14, THE Insider 
Woz, the storage/flash industry superhero, sees video content as a way for people to reach out and communicate with people in a new, more effective way.

Over the Air HDTV
09/15/14, Erica Skrivan fir, Antennas Direct
One of the biggest complains about an antenna is the hardware itself. It is bulky, ugly, it has to be mounted or installed.

Why do I Need a Subwoofer? Part Three

09/02/14, Contributed by, Aperion Audio
How Subwoofers Work

What are the Latest Home Theater Seating Trends?
09/02/14, Contributed by, VIA International
As time goes on and the entertainment room is being used for more than just a movie viewing area, the furnishings and layouts have become more diversified to accommodate a more casual and interactive environment.

Broadband Access

08/18/14, Len Calderone for, AVSystemsMag
Broadband allows for learning opportunities by making available educational materials and course instruction, which previously could only be delivered in a classroom setting.

Upcoming Tradeshow, Conference & Exhibition Summary 
October, November & December 2014

08/18/14, Brandon Hetherington for, AVSystemsMag
2014 was a big year for the Internet of Things (IoT) and their has been big growth in events focusing on this topic. As well shows like ISC that cover Security are seeing big changes as IoT and Wireless devices have expanded and changed this market.

Video Storage: Meeting Today’s Cinematography Ballooning Needs
08/18/14, THE Insider 
While most of the attention at this year’s FMS (Flash Memory Summit) in Santa Clara, CA focused on the enterprise, one of the most eye-opening sessions in the 3-day event was the M&E (Media & Entertainment) panel.

Dolby Atmos is Here for Your Home Theater! Should You Care?

08/01/14, Eric Thies, VIA International
By incorporating ceiling channels, or “voice of God” speakers as some like to call them, you can fill that large void in your soundscape.

Three Current Hometoys Related Kickstarters And One Funded Product Available Now

08/01/14, L. Hetherington, Hometoys
Crowdfunding is the future and we thought you might like to see a few recent products.

Why do I Need a Subwoofer? Part Two
08/01/14, Contributed by, Aperion Audio
With a little patience and attentive listening, you can make your bass performance rival the most expensive systems.

Clean Image Car Wash Installs Peerless-AV Xtreme™ Outdoor Digital Menu Board
08/01/14, Contributed by, Peerless-AV
With promotions displayed prominently in a visually- appealing, well-lit services board, more and more customers spend their time in line perusing service package offerings.

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CEDIA 2014

CEDIA 2014 - Tradeshow Report

09/11/14, Brandon Hetherington for, HomeToys.com
CEDIA 2014, this years show used the slogan "Hyper-Change" to signify the ongoing evolution of the residential AV market and promises to showcase "New Products, New Innovations and New Demands." As usual HomeToys.com was on hand to see what was what at this years show. Below is a list of some of the new products featured at CEDIA 2014.

CEDIA 2014 - Special News Report

09/08/14, Prepared by, HomeToys
Here are all the press releases that we have published for the show --- and you can still submit your show news if you haven't done that already.

CEDIA Will Be Here Before You Know It
09/08/14, Len Calderone for, HomeToys
CEDIA EXPO 2014 where you can see change. You will be able to touch, and be transformed by the products and trends driving the residential market. There will be a wealth of new ideas and products, and you should be there.

CEDIA 2014 - Some Perspectives - Part 1

09/02/14, Prepared by, HomeToys.com
We interviewed several companies about CEDIA to find out what the show means for them and how they take advantage of the opportunities it provides. Here is what Russound, OSD Audio and Muxlab had to say.

CEDIA 2014 - Some Perspectives - Part 2
09/02/14, Prepared by, HomeToys.com
We interviewed several companies about CEDIA to find out what the show means for them and how they take advantage of the opportunities it provides. Here is what ChannelVision, Elk Products and Monitor Audio had to say.

Interviews

HDMI Re-Defined for Professional Use
09/02/14, Scott Schaefer, President, Comprehensive Cable
Exclusive features include ProGrip® Connector Technology which keeps the connector from slipping out, SureLength® Indicators which simply but usefully indicate the length of the cable right on the connector head which is invaluable for integrators.

On Controls - Automation in the Cloud

08/18/14, Itai Ben-Gal, iRule
Using our cloud-based tools and templates, our dealers can recall each template created for packages they use often so that the programming time for these replicated systems is reduced to minutes. This is far more efficient than starting the programming process from scratch each time a system is installed.

The Evolution of the AV Industry
08/18/14, Cynthia Menna, AVAD LLC
There has been a strong shift to commercial projects, which has vastly evolved our customers' businesses. This change has allowed them the flexibility to balance their business and explore new technologies.

Markerless Facial Tracking Technology

08/01/14, Contributed by, Nito Inc.
Our proprietary methodology dynamically tracks the face.

More Articles

Moviola: M&E Opens New Opportunities of Expression, New Headaches

08/01/14, THE Insider 
When the big studios and networks were in their heyday, the M&E (media &entertainment) industry was easy to find.

Developer Popularity for Raspberry Pi vs. Arduino
07/14/14, Contributed by, Vozag.com
Raspberry Pi began catching up to Arduino in Q4 of 2012 and stayed fairly close to each other after that.

Advantages of Using Lifts and Mounts for Your Touchscreen Monitor
07/14/14, Ken Woollard, Ultralift Australia
Choosing the right TV mount or lift for your flat screen TV should not be difficult once you have weighed the pros and cons of each type of mount.

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