Video Conferencing in a Box!

It has started again! While watching the recent football playoff and bowl games the following commercial was aired: Two entrepreneurs are standing in an empty hanger wondering where the walls will go in their new office, when in walks a deliveryman. He hands them a phone. One of the entrepreneurs asks what it is and… Read more »

Computer History Museum

One of the neat things about our corporate headquarters’ is its location in the San Francisco Bay area. We have two great baseball teams, two great football teams, arena football, soccer, hockey, and basketball plus many museums to visit once you’ve had your fill of professional sports. One of the neat things about our corporate… Read more »

Digital IMAX

Earlier this month at the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSTA) conference in Montréal, we had the chance to see Spiderman 2 on a big, IMAX size screen. If you have not been to an IMAX or other Large Format Cinema in the recent past, the screens are in the neighborhood of 60 feet tall by… Read more »

InfoComm 04 Wrap Up

InfoComm 04 was a success by all measures, attendance was up, and more people were trained than ever before in the history of the conference. The sessions led by our team included: Facilities Design for Universities, June 5-7, 2004 (Three Days); Project Management, June 8, 2004 (All Day); Defining the Perfect Teaching Station for Colleges… Read more »

Retail Audio

Have you ever noticed the plasma screens and TV monitors greeting you when you are shopping in your local Bloomingdale’s or Eddie Bauer? Have you heard the dance-club-like sound systems in the Junior’s departments at Macy’s or in Old Navy? All of these uses of audio and video technology are to make the shopping experience… Read more »

HDTV Update!

If you have been to your local electronics retailer lately, you likely noticed the explosion of HDTVs (High Definition Televisions). You might already own your own HDTV. With the FCC mandated conversion well under way, we felt it might be useful to re-visit this issue and discuss how it will affect AV presentation needs. In… Read more »

Restoration of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

In response to the needs of the expanding Catholic Diocese of Memphis, Tennessee, Williamson Pounders Architects (WPA) also of Memphis, selected Thorburn Associates to assist with the acoustical and audio system design for the restoration of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. The restoration brought the cathedral into full conformance with contemporary Catholic liturgical standards…. Read more »

Invisible Loudspeakers

Stealth Acoustics produces a family of invisible, flat-panel loudspeakers, designed for flush wall or ceiling mounting that sound great! The new loudspeakers from Stealth Acoustics offer a truly invisible loudspeaker solution for whole house audio, surround sound, paging, masking, foreground music, board room audio and other applications that require a full-range loudspeaker with wide dispersion…. Read more »

“I Didn’t Know You Did That”

If we just had a nickel for every time we hear “I didn’t know you did that!”… Most recently, a very good client was sharing an elevator ride with us and mentioned he needed someone to do an audiovisual system design. He has used us frequently for acoustics, but never realized we also did AV!… Read more »

Riverside County Boardroom Replacement Project

Due to the explosive growth of the county of Riverside a larger County Building was required to support the needs of the county taxpayers. Part of the new County Building included a new County Boardroom. The new Boardroom functions were, in part, dictated by the existing 7 Member Board Dais, which needed to be translated… Read more »