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Audio, Video, and Streaming Media Technologies BOOK

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Must-have Resource for the LV Industry

This affordable textbook and reference manual is full of up-to-date material specifically focused on the low-voltage industry.

  • 250+ pages written in plain English
  • Easy-to-understand color graphics
  • Great training manual for students and employees
  • First book in a series on smart homes and buildings
  • Essential for technicians, installation firms, manufacturers, students, and instructors

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About this Book

This volume is the first in a series of three books on smart home and connected office technologies. Together, the three books are designed to prepare the reader to deliver systems and devices for intelligent and connected living at work and home. The series covers installation, networking, communications, audio and video, security and protection, automation and control, and the skills for success when providing these systems. Each book is also intended to be a stand-alone resource. This book is specifically designed to present the principles of audio and video to give students the resources to enhance their skill set and deliver these sought-after systems. The primary focus is to build a foundation on audio and video principles, wiring, components and installation. The reader is encouraged to assist in the development of a better curriculum and content by submitting ideas and recommended changes to the electrical training ALLIANCE.

About the Author

Helen M. Heneveld is a recognized and respected industry expert who speaks and consults worldwide for the smart home industry. Her early entry to the industry in the 1980s with a home automation installation business and her years of teaching and speaking in the United States, Canada, Australia, Dubai, and Europe give her a unique perspective on the many aspects of business in the connected world. She serves as a board member for the CTA Smart Home Division and was the first female member on the CEDIA Board of Directors. With a unique ability to see through the hype, identify new and impactful technologies, and pinpoint potential opportunities, she continues to share her understandings by writing a monthly feature, Smart Insights, for SDM Magazine, a platform that provides management and technical professionals with comprehensive coverage of the security channel for dealers and installers.
Heneveld has extensive experience in smart home and connected technologies, having worked with startups and Fortune 500 firms, including Amazon, Intel, Microsoft, and ADI distribution owned by Honeywell. She co-authored the first and second editions of DHTI+ Home Technology Integrator All-In-One Exam Guide by McGraw-Hill, authored Residential Technologies Terms and Definitions, and is currently working on resource books to train technicians for the industry and 21st Century jobs. Heneveld also oversees Bedrock Learning, a training solution company providing online courses and resources to the smart home industry. Sought after for consulting services, Heneveld works with manufacturers, installation companies, and those active or looking to get involved in the smart home and connected world markets. Heneveld earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in education and an MBA from the University of Michigan; she is also CEDIA Installer 1 Certified and CEA-CompTIA DHTI+ Certified. Recognized with the 2018 CTA Mark of Excellence Leadership Award and the 2013 Women in Consumer Technology Legacy Award, she is passionate about the industry and helping others.


Staff Contributor

Jim Simpson

Director of Installer-Technician and Residential
Contributing Writer and Technical Editor

Table of Contents

Chapter 1   SOUND AND AUDIO PRINCIPLES

  • Introduction to Sound
  • Audio Signals
  • Directional Sound
  • Speakers
  • Amplification
  • Room Acoustics

Chapter 2   AUDIO WIRING AND DISTRIBUTION

  • Introduction to Distributed Audio
  • Audio Distribution Options
  • Components
  • Audio Wiring

Chapter 3   DESIGN AND INSTALLATION OF A DISTRIBUTED AUDIO SYSTEM

  • Design of a Distributed Audio System
  • Installation of a Distributed Audio System

Chapter 4   SIGNALS, CONNECTIONS, AND IMAGES

  • Signals and Connections
  • Video Image Technology
  • Signal Routing

Chapter 5   VIDEO DISPLAYS AND PROJECTION

  • Video Imaging
  • Viewing Parameters
  • Product Specifications
  • Screens for Projection Viewing
  • Enhancing the Image

Chapter 6   VIDEO WIRING AND DISTRIBUTION

  • Introduction to Video Distribution
  • Video Distribution Options
  • Components

Chapter 7   DESIGN AND INSTALLATION OF A DISTRIBUTED VIDEO SYSTEM

  • Design of a Distributed Video System
  • Installation of a Distributed Video System

Chapter 8   SOURCES AND STREAMING MEDIA

  • Introduction to Media Sources
  • Audio Sources
  • Video Sources
  • Streaming Media

Chapter 9   HOME THEATER

  • Introduction to Home Theater
  • Home Theater Defined
  • Types of Home Theater
  • Home Theater Audio/Video Processing
  • Home Theater Audio
  • Home Theater Control
  • Design of a Home Theater
  • Installation of a Home Theater

Chapter 10   TROUBLESHOOTING TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES

  • Tools for Troubleshooting
  • Common Problems
  • Troubleshooting Techniques

Chapter 11   SYSTEMWIDE TROUBLESHOOTING

  • Systemwide Troubleshooting
  • Ground Loop
  • Troubleshooting Control
  • Preventative Maintenance

Chapter 12   TROUBLESHOOTING AUDIO AND VIDEO

  • Common Audio Problems
  • Common Video Problems
  • Common Satellite Problems

Glossary