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Electro-mechanical interactives – a fun progress video

Mad Systems is, of course, primarily an Audio Visual and Control systems integration company – but we also often create software based and electro-mechanical interactives. We are currently working on some interactive exhibits that combine electro-mechanical devices with user interactivity …

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Keeping Equipment Cool – a pragmatic approach

Who knew it mattered? Well, it does if you consider that for every 18F (10C) rise above normal room temperature (72F, 22C) the reliability of electronic components is halved – and we all know that equipment cooling is something that …

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Digital Video 101 – Codecs anyone?

Video compression is a process to reduce the size of video files to the point where they can fit on DVDs or be streamed over the internet. Compression, on the transmitting end, and Decoding, on the receiving end is done …

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AV Design for Architects and Designers, Part II

Our previous article talked about the difference between Distributed and Centralized AV systems, and specifically addressed some of the issues with Distributed Systems. This article concentrates on Centralized Systems. The thing to remember when deciding how to handle your AV …

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AV Design for Architects and Designers, Part I

The client’s AV system is usually a significant investment. Very much like the building detail, the visitor flow and the ergonomics of the space, it needs to be planned, and planned with care. We want to help the client to …

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Travel, anyone?

Most of us travel. Some of us travel occasionally, some of us are on that aluminum tube at least twice a week. We all know what it’s like to put up with the grockels that simply have no idea whatsoever …

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Mad's new Edit Suite

In order to support our client’s project work, Mad have installed a major upgrade to our audio/video edit capabilities. The new edit suite is capable of handling up to four simultaneous 4k video streams and up to 8.1 audio configurations. …