Audio, Digital Signage, Installations, IT/AV, Video

Globe Life Field: Unique Stadium Ready For Unique World Series

The home of the Texas Rangers and the 2020 MLB playoffs proves AV is key to live sports.0 791
OCA Alliance
Audio, News

OCA Alliance Launches New Learning Resource Center

As part of a larger rebranding exercise, the OCA Alliance has launched a website with more easily accessible information and new resources.0 234
Hybrid Classroom
Audio, IT/AV

Hybrid Classroom Design Requires Meeting Where The People Are

The virtual participant has to become the priority.0 266
Mount Airy Resort and Casino
Audio, Digital Signage, Installations, Video

Betting On The AV: Mount Airy Casino Resort

Mount Airy Casino Resort emphasizes AV to drive deluxe sportsbook and poker room.0 437
AVIXA
Audio, Business, Video

AVIXA POV: Venues In A Socially Distant World

Commercial AV helps enable virtual engagement.0 281
Steven Tanger Center
Audio, Installations

Steven Tanger Center: Grand-Scale Networking Entertains

The Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts delivers top-tier technology experience.0 879
Sound & Communications
Audio, Digital Signage, Installations, Video

Happy Money: Modern Corporate AV Technologies Unite

Advanced technical and eye-catching AV communications at Happy Money’s corporate campus.0 1261
Microphones, Post-COVID-19 world
Audio, IT/AV

Microphones In The Post-COVID-19 World

The need for adaptation and strategies for safety.0 1167
Audio, House Of Worship, Installations, Video

Keeping Communities Connected

Discovery Church’s new broadcast facility brings satellite campuses and socially distanced worshippers together.0 1340
Audio, Business

Industry POV: Getting System Participants To Work In Harmony

Transparency, open collaboration build loyalty and earn repeat business.0 487
Audio, News, Newsletter

MLB Opens Season With Installed Sound Systems Piping In Crowd Noise

Major League Baseball (MLB) is set to begin an abridged, 60-game regular-season schedule in earnest today, following months of delays resulting from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).0 596
Retail
Audio

Industry POV: Licensed Music In Retail And Beyond

An opportunity to grow and differentiate by delivering immersive, delightful experiences.0 653
BYOD
Audio, Business

Industry POV: How BYOD Fosters Engagement

A look at the future of sound and communication.0 759
McFarland Performing Arts Center
Audio, Installations, Video

Cultural Hub For Performing Arts

The McFarland Performing Arts Center serves high-school and community culture.0 844
Gateway Center Arena
Audio, Digital Signage, Installations, Video

Gateway Center Arena Opens New Doors

New Atlanta-area minor-league arena reflects how smaller sports venues are meeting larger expectations with sound and video.0 1392
Mobile County, AV Install
Audio, Installations, Video

Mobile County: Creating a More Secure School With AVL Integration

Mobile County sets the standard for modern school security using audio, video and lighting tech.0 1270
Columbus Zoo
Audio, Installations

Industry POV: AV Needs For Single-Use Attractions

Large, expansive installations need not be problematic if networked AV is deployed.0 699
Audio, IT/AV, Video

IPMX: Building An Open Standard For An AV-Over-IP Future

The IPMX set of standards and specifications brings a unique value proposition.0 1203
Audio, Installations, Video

Hybrid, Flexible Learning At UCLA

UCLA’s Marion Anderson Hall gets down to business with cutting-edge AV.0 1398
Milan
Audio, Installations, IT/AV

Milan: A Foundation For The Future Of Pro Audio

The latest Milan developments and updates, along with real-world applications.0 845
Audio, House Of Worship, Installations

Fellowship Church: Embracing Contemporary Worship Styles

Fellowship Church Frisco and its satellite locations deliver a seamless experience.0 1626
Speakers, Sound Systems
Audio

Aging Gracefully: What Is The Expected Operational Life Of A Sound System?

What is the expected operational life of a sound system?0 1043
Church of the Resurrection
Audio, House Of Worship, Installations, Video

Church of the Resurrection: Big AV Makes For Intimate Worship

Church of the Resurrection reaches more, feels smaller than original sanctuary.0 1676
Aquarim
Audio

Steerable Audio For Unconventional Attractions

More impressive, immersive attractions mean greater business success for all. The definition of an “attraction” has expanded in the past … 0 580
Although frequently cut from building budgets, it has become increasingly indispensable.
Audio

Sound Masking: Savior Of Privacy And Productivity?

Although frequently cut from building budgets, it has become increasingly indispensable.0 683
Projection screens behind the lanes and LED TVs above mean bowlers won’t miss a second of the action, whether they’re watching music videos or March Madness.
Audio, Installations, Video

Retail Challenge, Attraction Solution: All-Star Bowling & Entertainment delivers immersive AV systems, revitalizing retail environment.

All-Star Bowling & Entertainment delivers immersive AV systems, revitalizing retail environment.0 696
Grammy Museum
Audio, Digital Signage, Installations, Video

Music History Meets Experiential AV: Updates to the Grammy Museum

Updates to the GRAMMY Museum include immersive sound and interactive experiences.0 1190
Audio

AES Nashville Leaders Share Quarantine-Driven Online Education Plan

As the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic forces social isolation, educators are scrambling to apply available technology to online instruction to … 0 729
Government, Law
Audio

There Oughta Be A Law: The Entreaties Of Hard-Of-Hearing Citizens

Government agencies are listening to and acting on the entreaties of hard-of-hearing citizens.0 757
Audio, Digital Signage, Installations, Video

Government And Transportation AV Sees Steady Transition And Progress

The landscape for AV integration in the government vertical is vastly different today as compared to just a decade ago.0 1152
Audio, IT/AV, News, Video

Trendspotting At ISE 2020

Amsterdam’s last ISE show helped set the tone for the commercial AV industry.0 750
Audio, Installations, IT/AV, Video

Nothing But Net

Texas A&M Athletics networks eight sports-complex venues.0 924
Audio, Installations, IT/AV, Video

Globally Connected

Intuit’s corporate campuses around the world rely on networked videoconferencing.0 1019
Audio, Installations

Major-League Sound

Dignity Health Sports Park invests in audio for a better fan experience.0 2159
Audio, IT/AV

No UC And Collaboration Without Good Audio

The laws of physics break for no one.0 1051
Audio

Audio In Today’s Commercial AV Applications

The time has come for a loudspeaker revolution.0 1007
Audio, Business

Finding The RF Sweet Spot For Wireless Intercoms

Can wireless equipment be migrated outside the UHF band?0 712
Audio, Installations, Video

Mission Accomplished

Denver’s new Mission Ballroom brings events and hospitality to a new level.0 2896
Audio, IT/AV

Making Milan Together

An update on the networking protocol.0 788
Audio, IT/AV

IoT Devices And Pro Audio

The next big thing is happening now.0 1253
Audio, Video

Auditorium AV: Networked And Immersive

An overview of modern applications for presentation.0 1187
Audio

Using Microphones In Theatrical Environments

A primer on key considerations for effective stage mic’ing.0 4523
Audio, Video

The Journey Toward A Distraction-Free Open Office

Expect to hear a lot more about biophilia in the coming years.0 1210
Audio, House Of Worship, Installations

Visual Wonder, Audio Challenge

Church of the Presentation’s expansion is a great success, despite acoustical obstacles.0 1762
Audio, Digital Signage

High Flyin’

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport undergoes extensive upgrades.0 2021
Milan
Audio, IT/AV

An Introduction To Milan

The new AV network protocol for the industry, by the industry.0 4430
Audio

Quieter Is Healthier

Sound absorption can be a critical component of promoting wellness.0 1013
Audio

Audio Networking In Smaller Spaces

You don't need a huge venue to realize big benefits.0 1310
Audio

Maintaining Masking

Looking after the equipment...and the effect.0 1544
Audio

The Next Two Years Under The New Wireless Spectrum

Looking at potential effects on wireless microphones and communications devices. 0 3076
Audio

A Word In Your Ear

Although I already have something along the lines of 200 technical audio and acoustics books, I am always on the … 0 1665
Audio

Sound In Space

Taking inspiration from the arts.0 3784
Audio

Playing Zone

The reality is that, to compete in the hospitality space, integrators have to “play zone.” 0 2045
Audio

Auctioned-Off 600MHz Spectrum Already Being Occupied

As a result of the FCC's incentive auction in April 2017, wireless microphone systems that operate in the auctioned spectrum (617MHz to 652MHz and 663MHz to 698MHz) must cease operation in the auctioned-off spectrum.0 1594
Audio

Louder Isn’t Necessarily Better

The needs of hard-of-hearing people are complex and multifaceted.0 2211
Audio

Considerations For Critical Wireless Communications

Technologies, applications and the RF landscape are all evolving.0 947
Audio, Business

Voice Control Capabilities Enter The Workplace

Once-fantastical dreams are coming closer and closer to reality.0 2096
Audio

The Case Of The Distorted Audio

Trust your instincts…and your established procedures!0 2452
Figure 1. Projected coverage cones for ceiling loudspeaker system.
Audio

Under Cover

There’s more to obtaining even loudspeaker coverage than meets the eye. Part 10 2151
Audio

Occupational Hazards

The effect that audiences and people can have on sound system performance. Part 20 2297
Figure 1.
Audio

No Time For Complacency

Reserved channel for wireless microphones is pending before the FCC.0 1266
Audio

Reversing The ABCs Of Acoustics

Using sound masking as a design platform.0 3403
Audio

The Evolution Of Sound Masking

From a “necessary evil” to a critical, but challenging, solution.0 2914
Audio

Look Who Finally Showed Up!

A look at acoustically delayed audio.0 1683
Audio

Occupational Hazards

Exploring the effects audiences can have on sound-system performance. Part 10 3021
assistive-listening
Audio

‘Invisible’ No Longer

Staying current on assistive-listening legislation and hearing-loop installation standards.0 1794
Audio

Scaling The Wall Of Sound

The legendary sound system is one stop on a long, strange road.0 8373
Audio

Train Crash: Has Audio Training Come Off The Rails?

Education is the art of drawing out information, not ramming it in!0 2336
Audio

Minority Interests

Are we designing our sound systems for all of our listeners?0 1704
Audio

Latency In Sound System Design

Keeping latency to a minimum can help you avoid common pitfalls.0 1937
Audio

Consistent Conference Commissioning

Calibrated calls can champion confabulation.0 1472
Audio

Interesting Times (For Wireless Audio)

The incredible shrinking spectrum.0 1684
Figure 1. STI plot and statistics for a platform sound system.
Audio

Where’s The Point? Part 7

Averages and statistics: What was the number you wanted?0 1662
Audio

Sounds Bad? Sounds Good? Who Knows The Difference Anymore?

Sound has been trivialized for convenience. That is a Disaster, with a capital “D,” for our industry.0 3252
Audio

Objective Analysis: Determining The Causes Of A Sound System’s Poor Performance

During my work, I am often asked to look at systems and advise why they are not performing as well … 0 967
Audio

Battle Of The (Frequency) Bands

The recently concluded auction will have a profound effect on wireless users.0 2022
One Powell AT&T Store in San Francisco
Audio, Installations

Psychology Of Sound

Diving deeper into sound strategy for retail.0 5186
Audio

Sound Absorption: The Material Facts

Where’s The Point? Part 60 3264
Audio

Bluetooth For Assistive Listening In Theaters

Piece of cake? Not quite.0 6145
Audio

Signal-To-Noise Ratio: When It Really Counts

AV9000 Checklist Item Under Test: 6.2.7: The electrical noise levels for all audio channels are “xx”dB (“55dB” recommended for most … 0 3056
Audio

Reverberation Time: Where’s The Point? – Part 4

<a href="https://www.soundandcommunications.com/accurate-audio-acoustic-measurements/">Part 1</a><br/><a href="https://www.soundandcommunications.com/accuracy-wheres-point-part-2/">Part 2</a><br/><a href="https://www.soundandcommunications.com/sound-decay-wheres-point-part-3/">Part 3</a>0 2169
Bluetooth For Commercial AV
Audio

Bluetooth For Commercial AV

Fulfilling growing demand for the de facto consumer audio connectivity solution.0 3592
Audio

InfoComm’s First Audio Standard Gets A Facelift

Any day now (if it hasn’t already happened by the time you read this), InfoComm will be releasing a new … 0 2819
assistive-listening
Audio, House Of Worship

Assistive Listening For Houses Of Worship

WiFi audio, loops, RF and IR are options.0 5104
Audio

Commissioning Theme Parks & Attractions

Can you hear me now?0 1759
Figure 1. Family of RT curves for a large reverberant auditorium; note the lower times of the EDT curve.
Audio

Sound Decay: Where’s The Point? – Part 3

“Sound decay” sounds like a disease that decrepit concert halls might suffer from, but that’s not what I mean. The … 0 5312
Audio, Installations

NCAA’s Coors Center Upgrades Audio

PA system replaced after 35-year run.0 4100
Audio

Software Problems: A Glitch In The Matrix?

Troubleshooting decentralized, open-architecture DSP mixers.0 2167
induction loop
Audio

Induction Loop Technology: Gotcha!

You're not going to get away with brute forcing this technology.0 3354
Figure 1. Analog linear voltage and non-linear dB scales.
Audio

Accuracy: Where’s The Point? – Part 2

Last month, I discussed the differences between accuracy, precision and resolution when making some voltage/frequency measurements. In audio, however, we … 0 2442
Figure 1. Digital meter readout.
Audio

How Accurate Are Audio & Acoustic Measurements?

Where’s The Point? Part 10 2619
Audio

Zoning In On Sound Masking

Need trumps cost.0 2556
Audio

Cutting Through The Noise

The architectural trend toward open offices provides a unique opportunity for integrators.0 1936
Figure 1
Audio, Video

HDBaseT 101 – Part 1

Nearly 40% of integrators are already deploying or working with HDBaseT technology, and that number is expected to grow.0 5589
Audio

STIPA & Intelligibility

The ‘Do you understand the words that are coming out of my mouth?!’ test. 0 3130
fcc
Audio

Wireless Mics & The FCC Incentive Auction

Important facts on the FCC Incentive Auction for AV integrators.0 4000
Figure 1. TV set with rear-facing loudspeakers; furniture mounted in room corner.
Audio

Nice Picture. Pity About The Sound!

Why TV sound is so poor.0 2904
Figure 1. Measured RT and EDT using a dodecahedron loudspeaker compared with RT and EDT with the new sound system as the source.
Audio

Chesapeake Energy Arena Measurements & Analysis

Marsh/PMK International was initially engaged to study the existing acoustical conditions and sound system performance at Chesapeake Energy Arena as … 0 2098
listen-technologies-assistive-listening-man-at-stadium
Audio

The Assistive Listening Playoffs

Which system is best suited to stadiums and arenas?0 2440
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