April, 2006 www.enrightcompany.com

Volume 4, Issue 1


 

Welcome to the April edition of Scanlines, the newsletter of The Enright Company, Professional Video/Multimedia Representatives, 17852 E. 17th Street, Suite 112, Tustin, CA (888) 334-7773.
NSCA – Former Table-Top Show Comes of Age
by Logan Enright

loganI first attended NSCA about 15 years ago. At the time, it was called the National Sound Contractors Association. You know, the guys who put those little round speakers in airport ceilings. In those days, every exhibit was simply on six-foot tables – no exhibit could be higher than about 40”. They strictly enforced this policy with use of a tape measure. I recall being at the St Louis Convention Center in a room bigger than a football field with full view of everyone in the room. The cool thing about that arrangement was the parity it offered. All the manufacturers seeming to be the same size and importance.

Today NSCA is the National Systems Contractor Association to reflect the incorporation other technologies. The expo is a mature “real” show complete with the structural displays for booths and all the trimmings. Although still heavily canted toward sound and low voltage technologies, NSCA has changed.

News from NSCA for manufacturers represented by The Enright Company include our addition of Avocent, www.avocent.com. This giant IT firm is launching a new commercial AV division featuring wireless video/audio systems which provide full motion video transmission. Broaddata, www.broaddatacom.com, displayed their all new RGB plus audio links over a single fiber.

Liberty Wire and Cable (see below article), www.libertycable.com, the leader in AV integration cable and panels, had their latest generation crimping tools and CadBlox™ new design software on exhibit. Magic Box, www.magicboxinc.com continues to innovate in digital signage display generators with the latest from Aavelin™ – HTML support, landscape and portrait mode and Macromedia Flash™ capability.

RGB Spectrum, www.rgb.com, floored NSCA attendees with their all-new SuperView 4000 series multiviewers ($14K 8 on-screen computer and video windows), and their new MediaWall 2500. Sampo, www.sampoamericas.com, showed off their new plasmas and LCD wares – backed by great warranties and programs. Vaddio, www.vaddio.com, rolled out the TrackView – an automated video tracking system which allows cameras to follow the speaker. This will compliment their complete line of pan/tilt/zoom cameras and controllers.
Video Accessory Corp. (VAC),www.vac-brick.com, now has component versions of their famous brick products.

Traffic for NSCA seemed good this year and the number of West Coast integrators and consultants pleased this rep firm. Next, it is on to NAB then Infocomm as the “show season” has begun!


 
Liberty Wire & Cable Offers New
Software Design, Spec and Quote Solutions

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Liberty Wire & Cable, worldwide supplier of a broad range of wire and cable products for the audio/video trade, including custom installers and systems integrators, presents live demonstrations of new software programs created for professional audio/video project designers at NSCA in Las Vegas last month.

The programs, developed for Liberty’s PanelCrafters division, include CADBlox™, CADQuote™ and WebBlox™. All empower specifiers, system integrators, representatives and other wire-and-cable professionals with the speed, simplicity, flexibility, and transformational power of advanced computing. They allow users to quickly design custom wall plates and panels, convert drawings into detailed specifications and cost quotes, and graphically add connectors into wall plate layouts and save the results, among other capabilities.

Liberty is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., and is in its 14th year of operation. Its core goods, sold primarily for audio/video and security applications, consist of a complete line of wire and cable products along with connectors and connector systems, cable assemblies, interconnects. and a broad range of related accessories. Liberty principally serves the commercial, residential, broadcast, and rental and staging segments of the pro/AV industry. It also enjoys long-term relationships with a number of prominent OEMs. Liberty manufactures and markets the PanelCrafters line of custom and stock plates and panels. The company has other facilities in Charlotte, N.C., and Tempe, Ariz., and holds memberships in CEDIA, ICIA, and NSCA.


Free Infocomm Edubucks

For scanning Scanlines: The first ten dealers or consultants in our region who email Logan Enright, logan@enrightcompany.com, with the following in the subject line: “Free EduBucks” will receive $100. worth of Edubucks. These are good for one online class from Infocomm International. Go to www.infocomm.org for course information. Limit (2) people per company. Each individual must email for him/herself. Complete contact information needed.


E V E N T S

National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)

April 24-27

Las Vegas
Convention Center

www.nab.org

Interop (IT show)

Apr 30 - May 5

Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas

www.interop.com

Connections Conference
(digital lifestyles expo)

May 2-4

Santa Clara Convention Center

www.connectionsconference.com

American Telemedicine Association show (ATA)

May 8-10

San Diego Convention Center

www.atmeda.org

International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium Forum 2006

May 9

Nokia, San Diego

www.imtc.org

National Association of Musical Merchants (NAMM) Just 'cause we love toys

Jan 19-21

Anaheim Convention Center

www.namm.com

TecHome Builder Expo

May 11-12

Ontario (CA) Convention Cetner

www.tbxweb.com

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Sincerely,
The Team at The Enright Company
www.enrightcompany.com

17852 E. 17th Street, Suite 112
Tustin, CA 92780
(888) 334-7773