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UNCA Highsmith Student Center

January 1, 2004   
University of North Carolina – Asheville, Highsmith Student Center, Asheville, NC Architect: Lee Nichols Clark Patterson Located in Asheville, NC is the new 73,920 square foot Student Center for the University of North Carolina – Asheville. The project is a
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Presenting the Perfect Picture

January 1, 2004   
Think about the last time you were at a presentation where it was difficult to see the images being displayed. While there was nothing wrong with the presentation equipment or the quality of the installation, something was still not quite
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ADA and Audiovisual Systems

December 1, 2003   
Every time a sound or speech reinforcement system is designed and installed a hearing assistance system must also be included. ADA Section III-7.5180 Assembly Areas requires: Fixed seating assembly areas that accommodate 50 or more people OR have audio-amplification systems
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New Advances in Video Conferencing Technology H.264

December 1, 2003   
A new video conferencing standard, H.264, delivers twice the video quality currently experienced in video conferencing meetings. H.264 provides a far more efficient mechanism for compressing and decompressing motion video. This mechanism or algorithm requires significantly less bandwidth to transmit
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Retail Design

October 1, 2003   
Themed Retail is a balance between saturation of exposure to audio and video stimuli in “teen” departments versus the peace and serenity of high-end jewelry/perfume departments. Far too often, the energetic, loud, vibrant, environment in a young teenager/juniors environment is
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Video Conference Technology

June 1, 2001   
One of our clients once stated: “A person needs to be at a location to facilitate the work process, not attend a meeting.” We have all heard about a business executive who took a three-day trip overseas to attend a
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High Definition Television Is Here! (Sort of…)

June 1, 2000   
High Definition Television (HDTV) promises bigger and better images and great audio. But what exactly is HDTV and how will it affect our television viewing? Consumers are experiencing a confusing mess of conflicting standards, limited programming, few available channels and
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Display Technology – Part 2

October 1, 1999   
In a previous blog post we covered the differences between projectors and monitors and looked at the advantages and disadvantages of current technology including analog verses digital technology. In this issue we will look at the features of brightness, resolution,
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Display Technology – Part 1

June 1, 1999   
Purchasing the right video/computer projector can be a challenge. First you see an ad in a magazine touting the benefits of a $6000 projector. Then you see a portable computer projector at the office supply store sitting next to a
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It’s Time to Take Control

June 1, 1998   
All audiovisual systems have something in common, no matter how simple or complex they may be: a control system. A/V control systems can range from a simple wall switch to a complicated Visual Basic program embedded inside a Power Point