November, 2006 www.enrightcompany.com

Volume 4, Issue 2


Welcome to the November edition of Scanlines, the newsletter of The Enright Company, Professional Video/Multimedia Representatives, 17852 E. 17th Street, Suite 112, Tustin, CA (888) 334-7773.
Notes from Logan
by Logan Enright

Fall again. Ah fall –the kids are back in school and soon the holidays will be upon us. Football games, a snap in the air and sweaters are in the mix. The commercial AV industry is growing again as the doldrums of the early millennium are behind us.

We just finished our hugely successful Enright Company 8 city road shows. Called Taste of Infocomm (Northern CA) and Southwest Sojourn (Southern CA, AZ and NV), approximately 400 people from 250 companies attended. We thank all who supported these great events. Held at area hotels, these small trade shows and luncheons were open to all commercial AV integrators and consultants. Infocomm Edubucks and iPods were raffled away at the shows.

The annual Fall Leadership Forum of Infocomm International was in Chantilly, VA in October. I am privileged to have attended the FLF for the past three years. It is a time for collaboration and forging ahead with industry initiatives. Members from all nine Councils attended including Consultants, Programmers, Reps, Manufacturers, Professional Education and Training, Presentations, Rental and Staging, Integrators and Technology Managers/Users partcipated.

Welcome our new team member


John Harmyk has joined us in Northern California and Northern Nevada. He has a 20+ year background in the residential side of our business. Very active in his local community in Lake County, John is the public address announcer for his son’s football games and has been married for 21 years. John can be reached at john@enrightcompany.com


News from Our Manufacturers

RGB Spectrum, www.rgb.com, hosted their rep firms, including Enright Company personnel, to a few great days in Napa for meetings and wine tasting. Vaddio, www.vaddio.com, is delivering their latest camera control system –TrackView– which allows remotely positionable cameras to track motion. Hall Research has launched a new web site www.mini-cat.com, to help promote their full line of video, audio and control over UTP. APW Mayville, www.apwmayville.com, has rolled out new rack-mountable AC power and lighting accessories to compliment their line of racks and enclosures. Netstreams, www.netstreams.com, and Liberty Wire and Cable, www.libertycable.com, will be exhibiting at the EH Expo at Long Beach Convention Center November 15-17 (www.ehxweb.com). Speaking of Liberty Wire and Cable – two merger/acquisitions there in the past six months – Infrastructure wiring distributor CSC, www.gocsc.com, acquired Liberty in July. Then Wesco, www.westcodist.com, a publicly traded Fortune 500 holding company, headquartered in Pittsburg, PA, purchased CSC. Casio, www.superslimprojector.com, projectors is now shipping two projectors – XJ-S30 and XJ-S35 – the slimmest in the industry. Digital Projection, www.digitalprojection.com, has hired Steve Sherk and Paul Gomes to handle sales in the Southwest and Northwest respectively.
 


 
 
The Comeback of the Rack!
by John Harmyk

Over the years, we have seen many successful things run their course, then turn right around, and make a successful comeback. The Ford Mustang and Coca Cola are examples of just that. A staple in the commercial A/V rack industry Stantron is poised for the same resurgence.

In early 2006 Mayville Products Corporation announced their purchase of APW Ltd, with plans to continue on as APWMayville. APW's revitalization of the Stantron brand name started with the introduction of the new Stantron Broadcast Rack shown in April at NAB2006.

Stantron has been the de facto standard in broadcast rack systems is building on past successes with new product offerings. The new Stantron Broadcast rack has been modernized to make it the most integration-friendly rack system available.

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With equipment decreasing in size, the amount of cabling required to integrate a broadcast system has increased. Horizontal lacing brackets simplify the management of cables by spreading them from front to back. The integrator can tie cables in strategic areas to accommodate a narrower space.

The Stantron Broadcast Rack offers a wealth of additional features, including:

  • Thin profile power strips for space savings in high-density wiring applications.

  • A wide variety of cooling fans and devices to insure temperature control.

  • Standard and customizable filler panels to plug open and provide a continuous, clean look.

  • Heavy Duty shelves to accommodate non-rack mountable units with larger weight load capacities.

  • Internal lighting for engineers and operators changing front panel settings of various rack equipment.

  • Top and rear mountable fan panels assist airflow through the rack system and keep terminal gear within its proper operating temperature range.

Stantron, from APW Mayville….this rack is back.


Tedd Jacoby 1951-2006
One of the Best in the Business

by Logan Enright

Tedd Jacoby, a dear friend of ours, passed away November 7, 2006 after a brave battle with cancer at the age of 55. He was most recently with Chyron Corporation, where he was involved in the launch of their ChyTV digital signage character generators. Over his illustrious 30 year career in our industry Tedd held sales and marketing positions with video and AV manufacturers such as: Communications Specialties, Focus Enhancements, Nova Systems, For-A Corporation and Comprehensive Video . In the mid nineties, Tedd and Dave Acker formed their own manufacturing company, Acker/Jacoby Technologies (AJT). A devoted family man who last lived on Long Island, NY, he leaves his wife, Marilynn, and three beloved children.

A graduate of Syracuse University, I first met Tedd in 1987 when he joined Nova Systems in Canton, CT. Coincidentally they were living in my home town of Winchester, MA at the time. He immediately won us over with his warmth, intellect, and great instincts. His soft-spoken genuine caring manner was a thing of beauty. It is not often one finds a person so sincere and interested in others so as to make the business world a soft and warm place. I will always remember the twinkle in his eyes, his graciousness, love of family and friends and overall generosity. God bless you, Tedd – you will be missed!


E V E N T S
WHAT WHEN WHERE MORE INFO

DV Expo

Nov 15-17

Los Angeles
Convention Center

www.dvexpo.com

EHX (Electronic Home Expo)

Nov 15-17

Long Beach Convention Center

www.ehxweb.com

Thanksgiving

Nov 23

Your home

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Enright Company Sales Meetings

Nov 28-29

Tustin Office

Logan Enright
(888)334-7773

Society of Cable TV Engineers (SCTE)

Dec 6-7

Doubletree Hotel
222 N Vineyard Ave
Ontario, CA
909-937-0900

Anna Riker
973-410-1307
ariker@rikerconference.net

Spinitar Xmas Party

Dec 13

La Mirada HQ

www.spinitar.com

Liberty Wire and Cable Rep Meeting

Jan 4-6

Colorado Springs HQ

www.libertycable.com

CES (Consumer Electtronics Show)

Jan 8-11

Las Vegas

www.cesweb.org

Thanks for scanning Scanlines. Send us your comments.

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

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