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InfoComm 04 Wrap Up

June 1, 2004   
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
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Another Neat New Loudspeaker

May 1, 2004   
Part of the solution for the Bloomingdale’s Medinah Temple Home Store was finding a loudspeaker that sounded good, but had a small “form factor”. We had previously used TOA’s H-1 loudspeaker for pew back audio systems in churches and for
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HDTV Update!

April 1, 2004   
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
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Invisible Loudspeakers

March 1, 2004   
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
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CSI’s MasterFormat™ 04 and its Impact on Our Work

March 1, 2004   
The current status is that late in 2004 the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) will formally publish the new MasterFormat™ layout. Over the last few years the MasterFormat™ Task Team has been working on the first major update in 38 years.
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Quiet Floors

February 1, 2004   
Floor systems in multifamily housing are getting thinner and lighter in weight. Both of these work against a successful acoustical design. To overcome this we are constantly looking at and reviewing new products. Something that has caught our eye is
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Loudspeaker Technology

January 1, 2004   
Over the past few years, thanks to digital signal processing, audio designers have been able to develop arrays of loudspeakers. By grouping loudspeaker boxes with special signal processing the coverage area can be changed and controlled. This type of design
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Speech Privacy Within Hospitals Meeting the New HIPAA Standards

January 1, 2004   
Confidentiality between a patient and the health provider is one of the basic principles of modern health care. Without confidentiality, the effectiveness of the health care system decreases, due to patient fear of having their medical records revealed and possibly
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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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Digital Preservation

April 1, 2001   
You know those dusty boxes of photographs you’ve been meaning to put into an album? Or the shelf full of videotapes of the kids growing up? The glass-plate slides your dad took on vacation? Or even the 8mm film reels