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John Biesek joins Mad

John Biesek joins the Mad Systems team with a career in business development. He will be based in Los Angeles, CA. With a decade of experience in the equipment manufacturing industry and more recently, a decade in specialty engineering and …

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An AAM 20th birthday celebration party!

We’re presenting the TEA mixer at AAM, and look forward to seeing all of our friends and colleagues there! Save the date – Sunday May 6th, from 6pm to 9pm at The Duce in Phoenix, Arizona. ….hang on a minute …

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Mad Systems celebrates 20th Anniversary

Burbank circa 1998, a Dutch engineer with a background in both the entertainment and aerospace industry, started a new business venture in a foreign country. The goal, to provide custom audiovisual systems to clients looking for a unique solution. The key element …

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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. …

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Sherlock Holmes' Crime Lab

Another project bites the dust – three exhibits that throw blood around our lab have left, leaving behind a certain level of carnage that took some industrial level cleaning. Good thing is – the exhibits are beautiful and the client …

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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 …