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Fiberboard Facts

June 1, 1997   
By whatever name you call it: Fiberboard, Beaver board, sound-deadening board, CelotexTM, or HomasoteTM, this material seems to be making a comeback with potential acoustical uses. But before you decide to add it to your next project, you should know
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The Invisible Audiovisual System

April 1, 1997   
One issue that we face with our projects is making technology transparent within the space it occupies. For many projects, the end users and owners want to see the audio and/or visual systems they spent their money on. They want
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Growing Trends in Green Insulation

October 1, 1996   
Insulation is all around us. Though we may not pay attention to the different types of insulation, we would certainly notice its absence. The main purpose of this hidden barrier is to secure a building’s interior temperature from the outside
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Keeping Up With Multimedia Projection Technologies

June 1, 1996   
Many people are familiar with Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) as the innovation which made it easier to read a watch. Since then, the original monochrome image has blossomed into the full color spectrum. The advancement of its color technology has
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Resilient Channels – How Metal Absorbs Sound Waves

April 1, 1996   
Anyone who’s ever shared a wall with someone else has probably wondered if the walls were intentionally thin, or the neighbors intentionally loud. Often the assumption is that the walls between dwellings simply need to be thicker to muffle sound.
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Video Conferencing – What Does It Mean For You?

October 1, 1995   
Canon saved about $200,000 during 1993-94…the US Navy’s distance learning network saved over $4 million over a four-year period…and Norfolk Southern Railroad saved $1,080,000 over an 18-month period. How? By video conferencing! A number of our clients are upgrading their
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Audio Considerations in Teleconferencing – “Can You Hear Me?”

June 1, 1995   
Teleconferencing, holding meetings by an electronic means, is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. The word “teleconferencing” means different things to different people. Teleconferencing can range from a conference call with speaker phones to a system with
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Binauralization™ — Now You Can HEAR How it Will Sound BEFORE Construction Starts!

April 1, 1995   
How often have you wondered what a room was going to sound like before it was built? How would it sound if the walls were parallel and not canted? Are all of the acoustical room finishes really required? Will there
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Sound Masking

June 1, 1994   
Whether you call it white noise, pink noise or NC systems, sound masking is probably the only time that an acoustical consultant will admit that some noise is good.  The shift to open plan offices and demountable partitions from the
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Residential Sound Isolation

June 1, 1994   
We frequently get calls from owners and tenants who wish to improve the sound isolation between apartments and condominiums, particularly in older units.  The call often begins with, “I want something I can spray on to the wall to soundproof