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Steve’s Top Takeaways from Infocomm 2017

June 16, 2017   
Sony’s Crystal LED display literally stopped me in my tracks.  The large image they showed was just stunning.  At 9 feet high by 32 feet wide it was a tiled image that had such great color depth and contrast.  A
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What Will Your Learning Space Look Like in 2018?

January 12, 2015   
What our learning spaces will look like — and how they will function — in 2018. The building blocks for the future of learning space design are already around us. Exploring five key areas will highlight the challenges our industry
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Focus on Lighting: A Look Into Lamp Technology and Lighting Legislation

December 1, 2011   
The federal government is pushing toward more energy efficient solutions with regard to lighting and lamp selections, or what is more commonly referred to as “going green”. This will result in changes over the next couple of years with regard
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Product Review: Printable Acoustic Cloth

December 1, 2010   
Sometimes it seems like acoustics and aesthetics are at odds with one another. But some companies, such as Whisper Walls® are trying to bridge the gap. The company’s WhisperArt product offers varying sizes of sound-dampening panels with the ability to
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Product Review: RP Visuals ULTRAFLEX Screen

April 1, 2010   
We came across a new product from RP Visuals (www.rpvisuals.com) that may be the answer to your screen problems. The bendable ULTRAFLEX projection screen ships in a cylinder as small as 40-inches in diameter. Once on-site, it is unrolled, tensioned
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Focus on Acoustics: City Noise Ordinances, Navigating a Sea of Noise

April 1, 2008   
As our population increases and expands, “noise pollution” has been increasingly recognized as a serious and growing environmental and health problem, with consequences ranging from stress and anxiety to permanent hearing loss. Thankfully, noise ordinances have been put in place
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Acoustical Plaster

May 1, 2005   
At the AIA National Conference in Las Vegas earlier this month, Pyrok introduced their new acoustical plaster system. In the past Architects and Interior Designers have been concerned with the rough texture finish of Pyrok’s original systems. The new acoustical
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Soundproof Windows?

January 1, 2005   
It’s late at night and you’ve just settled down to sleep, when the neighborhood dog starts barking – loudly. At first you try ignoring it, then as it continues, you try covering your head with your pillow. Just as you
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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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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