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AV MARKET UPDATE
In the March 31, 2011 Issue:
The AV/IT Blitz
High-impedance vs. Low-impedance Systems
Looking Back to Look Ahead
InfoComm iQ

Corporate

The AV/IT Blitz

by Dan Daley
According to SportsHistory.com, Super Bowl XXXIV in 2000 became known as the “Dot-com Super Bowl” because of the numerous commercials for Internet companies that would find themselves out of business a year later. That was the last year the St. Louis Rams were in the Greatest Show On Turf, and they won it, beating the Tennessee Titans 23 to 16. It was one of the brighter moments in a year that saw the tech bubble disastrously implode. But a decade later those same St. Louis Rams are at the leading edge of IT technology in a much more secure manner, with a new training facility and office complex that’s taking the ongoing convergence of IT and AV even further. more>>

Corporate

High-impedance vs. Low-impedance Systems

by Jeffrey Miranda
While providing technical support for a well-known commercial audio manufacturer, I encountered many customers unsure of the differences between low- and high-impedance speaker systems. The differences, while only minor, are significant when it comes to the design and installation of a commercial sound system. more>>

Hospitality/Entertainment/Sports

Looking Back to Look Ahead

by Dan Daley
Residential construction isn’t the only building sector to have experienced a slowdown lately. Over the past two decades, much of the infrastructure of major league sports venues in the U.S. has been rebuilt. But the sports venue boom has raised the bar for AV systems used in them, and a large number of other stadiums and arenas used by scores of minor league and collegiate teams are creating a huge systems retrofit market for integrators. For instance, stadiums for the Bears, Jaguars, and Packers have undergone major face-lifts during this period, with each renovation costing at least $125 million, according to the survey. more>>

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