The ultimate accolade for any lighting, sound and image control installation is to see the users instinctively operating the systems, without any training. After working three days solid to install audio-visual and control systems at Samsung's head offices in Bryanston, Corporate AV Integration arrived to hand over to the client. They were chuffed to see that the four training rooms they'd kitted out were already being used and that trainers were taking to the technology like a kitten to milk. Perhaps this had something to do with the elegance of the technical solution.
Electrosonic SA is a happy place to work, and that’s why we enjoy a ridiculously low staff turnover. Working here comes with a few perks: modern, newly renovated offices; unlimited cappuccinos from the state-of-the-art coffee machine; a leisure area with pool table and bar for regular braais and socials; a vending machine filled with naughty goodies.
If dodging mini-bus taxis doesn’t get your pulse up, then plunging down the world's highest commercial bungee, at Bloukrans in the Eastern Cape, might do the trick. At 216m – the length of two rugby fields – it’s pretty daunting. But, at least it’s all over in only 20 seconds. Fortunately, Face Adrenalin films the fearless lemmings who hurl themselves off the bridge, so they can relive the moment as often as they like.
By Abrie du Plooy (Electrosonic SA’s NEC and GALAXY Product Manager)
Why you should think twice before investing in XGA projector technology.
Today’s marketplace offers various viable audio-visual solutions catering specific and general requirements. Different technologies, features, warrantees and many more attributes make it all the more difficult to purchase the correct product. It offers a Smartie box full of colours to produce a canvas that sometimes only requires black and white. Options are great to have, as long as one is well informed as to which are key and which aren’t when designing a solution. When it comes to projectors, and especially high-brightness installation projectors, decisions are often mistakenly based on ANSI Lumens and the depth of one’s pocket. As a result, an important feature such as resolution is easily overlooked.