Securing AV Systems Binghamton NY

BEFORE THE digital age of AV, security for an AV system meant either adding a locked door for the whole system or physical security panels on individual pieces of equipment. Audio equipment, in particular, such as equalizers, compressors, and amplifiers needed protection against anonymous tweakers. Some of these panels even had keys of their own. But with today's AV systems, it's no longer that simple.

Audio Classics, Ltd.
(607) 766-3501
3501 Old Vestal Road
Vestal, NY
 
Acoustic Images
(607) 797-3203
3032 Old Vestal Rd
Vestal, NY
 
Parkwood Installations
(607) 760-0099
1605 Parkwood Rd,
Vestal, NY
 
Planet 24, Inc.
(914) 774-1013
180 E. Prospect Avenue
Mamaroneck, NY
 
American Audiophile
(516) 887-7530
373 Sunrise Highway
Lynbrook, NY
 
Audio Classics
(607) 766-3501
3501 Vestal Road
Vestal, NY
 
Parkwood Installaions
(607) 760-0099
1605 Parkwood Rd,
Vestal, NY
 
Wired Ltd.
(914) 725-4899
29 Wildwood Rd
Katonah, NY
Services
Audio / Video, Designing for Individuals with Special Needs, Furnishings, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Controls, Multi-Room Video, Telephone Systems, Wire and Cable / Power Management, Home Networking, Home Health, Service Repair, Preventative Maintenance, iPhone / iPad integration
Brands
Nuvo, Sonos, Nuvision, Sony, Samsung, Sharp, Denon, Canton, Parasound, Sonance, Niles, Xantech, Panamx, Omnimount, etc.
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Howard Gorenfeld, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Sound Ideas, Inc.
(914) 273-2510
28 Kaysal Court
Armonk, NY
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Controls
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Richard Nannetti, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Audio Breakthroughs
(516) 627-7333
1534 Northern Blvd
Manhasset, NY
 

Securing AV Systems

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Source: PRO AV Magazine
Publication date: October 1, 2005

By Tim Cape, CTS-D

Before the digital age of AV, security for an AV system meant either adding a locked door for the whole system or physical security panels on individual pieces of equipment. Audio equipment, in particular, such as equalizers, compressors, and amplifiers needed protection against anonymous tweakers. Some of these panels even had keys of their own. But with today's AV systems, it's no longer that simple.

Before DSP and networking took hold in AV, there was digital control of analog devices, primarily using the big three control technologies: RS232, IR, and relays. Because the control signals only went from the control system processor to each device on dedicated wiring, and control system programming was a relatively rare and esoteric art, there wasn't much security required in these systems except for the same old audio device protections. Later, with the advent of analog devices with built-in digital control at the front panel, physical security panels became less necessary in some cases. The front panel could simply be locked out while the analog device behind it kept working.

Now we have other concerns. DSP has become mainstream — at least for audio systems. And Ethernet, both wired and wireless, is now mandatory for almost any pro AV system. Spread spectrum, Bluetooth, and other wireless technologies are also showing up. All of these options have added more flexibility in pro AV systen.

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