Securing AV Systems New York 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.

Custom Integrated System
(212) 255-7991
P. O. Box 20212
New York, NY
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Motorized Window Treatments / Home Theater Curtains
Brands
Lutron-Vimco Integra Meridian Sonance Nuvision Boston Acoustics Kaleidescape Panasonic Phone Sys. Audio Control SIM 2 Seura
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Victor Rivera, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- napoleon vargas, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Sound Response
(212) 681-6567
244 Madison Avenue, Suite 2J
New York, NY
 
Technetron Electronic Inc.
(212) 725-8778
36 East 29Th Street Technetron Electronic Inc.
New York, NY
 
Tarr Technology
(646) 536-3899
336 West 37th Street
New York, NY
 
Park Avenue Audio
(212) 685-8101
425 Park Avenue South
New York, NY
 
Magnolia Home Theater
(212) 808-0309
529 5TH AVE
New York, NY
 
Joseph Cali Systems Design Inc
(310) 453-3297
5 E 22ND Street Ste 285
New York, NY
 
Kaiden Home Technologies
(917) 539-1859
164 East 37th stSuit 3B
New York, NY
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Motorized Window Treatments / Home Theater Curtains, Multi-Room Controls, Multi-Room Video, iPhone / iPad integration
Brands
Marantz, Adcom, Pioneer, Sharp, Samsung, Triad, Niles, JVC Pro, Middle Atlantic, RTI, Phillips
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Michael Kaiden, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

TR Technologies
(212) 475-5064
280 Park Avenue South
New York, NY
 
Magnolia Home Theater
(212) 366-1373
60 W 23RD ST
New York, 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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