October 2011

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For most people in our industry, acoustics are something that just don’t get enough publicity. Who can blame us? This is dry, boring stuff right? Nobody wants to talk about sound reflection and absorption when there is the next new flashy object to rant over. Maybe it’s a high-tech DSP algorithm that promises to digitally...
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This is the second video in my series about using Google Sketchup to create 3D models of a room, from the reflected ceiling plan. Tweet
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As an AV Integrator, one of the key elements of every system is visual reinforcement. Although you may be able to get away with picking pieces from a list and throwing them together, sometimes the requirements of the project call for a more in-depth design approach. This article will focus on how the visual aspect of...
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Have you ever wanted to do some quick 3D design to visualize how things will come together? I have created a video that shows a very basic introduction to Google Sketchup, a free program to do just that. Follow along, and let me know if you have any specific questions. Note – You will have...
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The first step in preparing for a test is to understand what it is about. From the exam handbook, it is clear that a large portion of the CTS test (currently 60%) is focused on designing systems based on real world conditions. So…You will need to know how to design an AV system. Great, but...
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There are a lot of factors that make it clear to me that our industry has undergone a shift in the last decade. Sure, the economic downturn has played a huge factor on the spending budgets of our clients. The instability in the entire monetary system has definitely made it harder for economic growth to...
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