IMAX Private Theatre

As it should be, the IMAX Private Theatre is designed as a complete system, not a bunch of disparate components put in a room as is often the case with many home theater "systems".

Setting the Soundstage: How to treat your home theater like a real theater

Modern AVR's include all kinds of wizardry for speaker setup, positioning and room equalization. Anyone in the know will tell you that room EQ hardware and software should be a last resort. Correct acoustical treatments will pay much bigger dividends.

HDMI: Extension, Distribution and Switching via Cat5e/6

Due to the fact that Cat5e/6 is not designed like HDMI cable, additional connectivity hardware is needed to interface between the HDMI equipment and the Cat5e/6 cabling system.  This connectivity hardware comprises three main functions; Distance Extension, 1xN Distribution and Matrix Switching.

D-Tools Case Study

T&T Communications began looking at software solutions in order to improve and streamline their business processes.

AVIA Inc. Increases Revenue and Decreases Costs with D-Tools

AVIA Inc. has experienced a significant reduction in time and cost for each project because resources are correctly allocated, resulting in better tracking and correctly ordered equipment for each job. Additionally, AVIA reduces time by generating easily understood and applied documentation with D-Tools so remote installations can be managed onsite by AVIA's technical staff.

Utilizing D-Tools System Integrator Software

The number one challenge for Audio Video Designers was the length of time it took to design each system and second biggest challenge was having a way to create quality and professional schematics.

Structured Cabling Approach Helps Streamline Digital Signage Systems

Digital signage is one of the fastest growing applications, allowing audio-video content to be distributed virtually around the world. Retailing, education, banking, government, restaurant, hospitality and transportation are just a few of the sectors where digital signage has been rapidly adopted.

Video Baluns and Twisted Pair Carve a Niche in the Home-Wiring Market

Ten years ago it might be possible to worry about the sound and picture quality at the end of a video balun connection. But today, these concerns are diminishing as the design quality of the video baluns and twisted pair cable keeps improving. In many instances, one would be hard-pressed to tell the difference between an audio-video signal transmitted via coax cable versus the same signal sent via twisted pair and video baluns.

Component Video and Twisted Pair in the Home Market

Component video transmission via copper twisted pair and passive balun technology is a viable option for residential AV installations and customers can expect to see innovative products that support this environment in the coming years.

HDTV over Cat5 Technology Opens Door to New Applications

The trend toward to structured cabling coupled with the need for higher resolutions is creating synergy for HDTV over Cat5 and in the coming year, users can expect to see add-on products that support a more complete HDTV cabling solution.

Tales from the Input Side

One of the most effective bass traps is the polycylindrical diffuser. These are large curved surfaces, bowed out from the wall at their center.

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D-Tools System Integration Software

D-Tools' System Integrator (SI) is the most widely used and comprehensive estimation, design, and project management software platform, specifically designed to fulfill the diverse needs of residential AV systems design and installation firms. D-Tools ties project workflow together into a singular, data-driven, connected process that increases operational efficiency while reducing time and costs. Along with access to a comprehensive library of manufacturers' products, this solution positively impacts all areas of a system integrator's business.