Nearly New AV to make videowalls on display at NEC Solutions Showcase 2013 on sale immediately afterwards

Liam Norris, business manager at NNAV: “These videowalls and large format displays will have only been used for one day and are literally brand ‘fresh out of the box’ new.” The Showcase will feature brand new displays for one day only, creating an opportunity for NNAV customers anywhere in the world to purchase the products straight away, at a lower cost than buying new. NNAV will be present at the Showcase offering interested buyers the option to pre-order and purchase products on the day. All videowall productsand a selection of large format displaysat the NEC Solutions Showcase will be available to browse and buy on the NNAV website immediately after […]

MediaStar IPTV system keeps school up to date

Royal High School Bath IPTV system The IP-based video and AV distribution system from Cabletime was installed by Intevi, the digital media provider. The Evolution system currently streams content to seven strategically placed displays around the school with plans to add to the network in the near future. Persham Jones, networking manager at The Royal High School, said: “Effective, topical communication is at the heart of our successful school community and this is a flexible and cost effective delivery channel.” Your Comment Cancel reply

Jail Time for Man who Faked Work Injuries to Get Drugs

A Washington man visited hospital emergency rooms, claiming he needed pain killers to cope with work-related injuries. Jose Ramon Amaya-Hernandez thought he found the perfect way to get prescription narcotics – go to a hospital claiming to be in pain due to a work-related injury. However, an investigation by the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) uncovered the scam. Amaya-Hernandez recently pleaded guilty to three counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and was sentenced to 45 days in jail on each count to run concurrently. He also must pay fines as well as a yet to be determined amount of restitution to the hospitals he defrauded. […]

Why Workers Are Stressed

According to a poll conducted among workers in Europe and released by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), job insecurity or job reorganization are the most common causes of work-related stress in Europe. According to the poll results, 51 percent of European workers consider work-related stress common, with 16 percent considering it “very common.” About 40 percent of respondents believe stress is not handled well at their workplaces. “We are very much focused on tackling psychosocial risks, such as stress, in the workplace,” said EU-OSHA Director Christa Sedlatschek. “Next year, we will launch our Healthy Workplaces Campaign on managing stress. The message to be conveyed across […]

National Electrical Safety Month: Six Safety Tips for Working Near Overhead Power Lines

It was just a typical day at work. Gary Norland and his coworkers were discussing weekend plans as they worked near overhead power lines. But when Norland leaned back and came into contact with 12,500 volts of electricity, he suffered life-changing burns the required a 4-month hospital stay and more than 50 surgeries. Now, 20 years after the accident, Norland has a message: “If you get injured, it’s an impact that’s going to affect everybody.” During National Electrical Safety Month this may, Norland and his family are working with Safe Electricity’s “Teach Learn Care TLC” campaign to help prevent others from having accidents with overhead power lines and to keep […]

West Fertilizer Explosion Investigation Continues

This photo from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board shows the devastation investigators found near the site of the explosion at the West Fertilizer Co. in Texas. Originally slated for completion by May 10, the Texas State Fire Marshal’s Office says the investigation of the West Fertilizer Co. fire for at least another week, possibly two. Investigators revealed that ammonium nitrate stored on site detonated in the explosion. Over 70 investigators from agencies including the State Fire Marshal’s Office and ATF continue the investigation. The two agencies have developed over 200 leads, and conducted more than 400 interviews.  Also on site are federal investigators from OSHA and the Chemical Safety […]

Infographic: The Link Between Cell Phone Use and Fatal Car Crashes

“If cell phone distraction is an important factor in crash fatalities, why don’t we have a complete picture of the crashes that involve drivers using cell phones?” This is the question posed in the National Safety Council’s (NSC) “The Underreporting of Cell Phone Involvement in Fatal Crash Crashes” infographic, which was released along with a report suggesting cell phone distractions are underreported in car crashes. According to the infographic, data alone cannot capture the full problem of cell phone distraction on our roads. Even when drivers admitted to using a cell phone at the time of a crash, for example, cell phones were coded in fatal crashes only 50 percent […]

JBL loudspeakers meet 90-deg audio task in church

Paul Milligan, May 10, 2013 Be the first to comment on this article JBL speakers proved to be a saviour after St. Andrew’s Church in Churchdown, Gloucester, decided to re-orientate its interior through 90-degrees to accommodate its growing congregation. Revolution Multimedia was the integrator on the project, with kit supplied by Sound Technology. St Andrews Church, Gloucester Three JBL CBT70J loudspeakers were wall-mounted at intervals high up on the long wall above the vaulted windows, while the fourth column speaker is a black JBL CBT50LA. Two floor-standing JBL ASB 6112 1000W single 12in subs provide LF extension. The seating has been covered in cloth, providing a […]

MLA to pump out the beats on Paul Kalkbrenner European tour

Paul Kalkbrenner tour For the current Guten Tag tour, which takes in most European countries, Complete Audio is providing 26 MLA enclosures, two MLD Downfills, 16 MLA Compacts and 18 MLX subs (scalable to suit the venue). The main hang normally ranges between 9-13 MLA plus MLD, in L/R configuration, with MLA Compacts flown as outfills where necessary — and other nearfills and infills applied, depending on venue size. For the stage, a pair of Martin Audio LE1500 wedge monitors, in L/R stereo, have been deployed along with two WS218X subs, while the support DJ acts also have access to a pair of LE1500s and a WS218X. Your Comment Cancel […]

Tales from the Crime Scene

I now live six blocks from a notorious crime scene. Never thought those words would come out of my mouth. Notorious. Crime. Scene. For more than a decade, Ariel Castro imprisoned three girls after first kidnapping them from Cleveland streets. Castro and these three women – Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight – lived on Seymour Avenue, which is six blocks from my house. I drive down Seymour Avenue at least a couple of times a week and never had any idea there was a house of horrors on the street. Unlike many streets in my neighborhood, Seymour Avenue has not experienced a renaissance. The properties, for the most […]