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    Case study – Storytelling at its best: America’s finest

Case study – Storytelling at its best: America’s finest

One of the most evocative and important examples of just how powerful AV can be opened to the public on 21 May. Clive Couldwell reports on how New York is remembering its darkest event of modern times.

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    AV in aerospace – high-flying future tech

AV in aerospace – high-flying future tech

The use of AV in aerospace is set to soar to new heights, according to the designers of the Spike S-512 supersonic jet – the first plane to feature a windowless passenger cabin. Company president and ceo, Vik Kachoria, talks Zoe Mutter through the development process and how he sees windows as a thing of the past.

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    People – Nick Butterley, British Museum

People – Nick Butterley, British Museum

Several years working as a member of the project team at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford responsible for a £61 million refurbishment of its 32 galleries, followed by a stint as exhibition coordinator at the new Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth, has given Nick Butterley a deep understanding of the role that AV installations can play in museums and exhibitions. These roles provided invaluable background experience for his new position as senior project manager, working with SyscoAV on the inaugural exhibition in the new Sainsbury Exhibition Gallery at the British Museum, says Steve Montgomery.

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    AV Interview – AV control in an IT world

AV Interview – AV control in an IT world

Buying AMX takes pro audio manufacturer Harman into new territory. But the deal also opens up new markets for AMX at a time when the whole AV scene is changing, as AMX president, Rashid Skaf, told Peter Lloyd earlier this year.

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    Market Focus – The True North is strong with AV

Market Focus – The True North is strong with AV

While retail, hospitality and education are growth areas across Canada’s urban centres, the market is not simple to learn due to cultural differences in each province, says Adrian Pennington.

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    Show Preview – Las Vegas innovates with new additions

Show Preview – Las Vegas innovates with new additions

In June the AV industry will descend upon the Las Vegas Convention Centre for InfoComm to marvel at the latest product developments and make new industry connections. Jason McGraw, senior vice president, Expositions, at InfoComm International, fills Zoe Mutter in on the additions for 2014’s show.

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    AV Executive Roundtable – Redefining the consultant’s role

AV Executive Roundtable – Redefining the consultant’s role

AV Magazine’s contributing editor Peter Lloyd chaired the new series of Executive Roundtable discussions launched recently at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. Editor Clive Couldwell was also there.

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    Building automation – using your smarts

Building automation – using your smarts

What do larks, milkmen and specifiers of building automation systems have in common? They all know the value of making an early start. Paul Bray takes some advice from key industry experts.

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Building automation – intelligent design builds the future

  Building automation – intelligent design builds the future

From room sensor to a fully automated system, the ecosystems of the automated building are beginning to rival the complexity of the natural world, as Paul Bray finds out.

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Audio Masterclass – historic treasure is saved by the bell

  Audio Masterclass – historic treasure is saved by the bell

Visitor attractions come in many forms, from theme parks to museums. This time Roland Hemming focuses on an existing building as he explores the work carried out at Chester Cathedral.

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Tech Exposé – a modern masterpiece

  Tech Exposé – a modern masterpiece

Eight high-definition LCD screens are currently being used as part of an experimental 3D animation at The Photographers’ Gallery in London. Vincent Rice investigates work by CGI artist, Alan Warburton.

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Projectors Tech Briefing – the future’s bright

  Projectors Tech Briefing – the future’s bright

The advent of larger, cheaper flat panel displays has taken over the lower end of the projector market recently, but if you want it big, bright and high quality projectors have much to offer, writes Paul Bray.

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Opinion – How will spectrum changes impact the AV industry?

  Opinion – How will spectrum changes impact the AV industry?

With frequent spectrum changes and reallocations, this month we ask two experts for their thoughts on what this means for the future of the AV industry.

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Facilities management – AV still has support

  Facilities management – AV still has support

AV facilities management and support is still an important, if changing sector – and clients are resistant to an IT take-over, says Peter Lloyd.

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Opinion: Cables: which are the best for your apps – coax or fibre?

  Opinion: Cables: which are the best for your apps – coax or fibre?

The debate continues as we ask this month’s forum participants what are the real issues that are encountered when working with either type of cable.

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Special: Projecting the future: hybrid, LED or laser?

  Special: Projecting the future: hybrid, LED or laser?

As expectations become ever greater, projector offerings are evolving to satisfy image quality and budget demands. Andrew Williams explores the different technologies and their buying requirements.

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Tech Briefing: LFD and videowalls

  Tech Briefing: LFD and videowalls

If ever there was an unmissable technology it is the large format display but there are many factors to consider when choosing between large screens and videowalls. Paul Bray discusses the options.

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AV Networking – a less complex world?

  AV Networking – a less complex world?

The basis of networking in AV is to be able to plug in and have everything work together, so why does this not seem to be happening? Kevin Hilton investigates the complexities.

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Audio Master Class: Audio installation was a university challenge

  Audio Master Class: Audio installation was a university challenge

AV’s audio aficionado Roland Hemming
describes the many challenges of putting audio into the architecturally striking Ivor Crewe lecture hall building at Essex University.

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Preview: InfoComm Brazil – a vibrant marketplace

  Preview: InfoComm Brazil – a vibrant marketplace

The first InfoComm Brazil, a trade show with more than 80 confirmed exhibitors, will open its doors in mid May. Zoe Mutter speaks to Terry Friesenborg, senior vp, international development at InfoComm International, about how the event will cater for the local AV industry and its end-customers.

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Market Focus: Learning to dance to the market’s latin beat

  Market Focus: Learning to dance to the market’s latin beat

This vast region is experiencing growth, but the main challenges inevitably return to political issues, import tax and attempting to build long-term relationships, says Adrian Pennington.

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