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New Products
February 2007
New Products
Flat-panel wall mounts
Peerless Industries’ HG Series Universal Flat Panel Wall
Mounts accommodate flat-panel displays that measure 26 to 60
inches diagonal. The line includes the SP850-UNLP pull-out
swivel wall mount, PLA50-UNLP and PLA60-UNLP (pictured
here) articulating wall mounts, PLAV60-UNLP articulating
wall mount with vertical adjustment, and PLAV70-UNLP dual-arm articulating wall
mount with vertical adjustment. All models are available in black or silver. Price: $449
(SP850-UNLP and PLA50-UNLP); $499 (PLA60-UNLP); $549 (PLAV60-UNLP);
$749 (PLAV70-UNLP). Availability: All models are available. For more information,
contact Peerless Industries at 800-865-2112 or at www.peerlessmounts.com.
SVGA projector
The SD105U projector from Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America features SVGA
resolution. The DLP projector includes 1,600 ANSI lumens of brightness and an
1,800:1 contrast ratio. The product’s filter-free lamp lasts up to 4,000 hours in Low
Mode, according to the company. It also offers RS232 communication for third-party
control systems, as well as integration with interactive whiteboard systems. Price:
$599. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Mitsubishi
Digital Electronics America at 888-307-0312 or at www.mitsubishi-presentations.com.
RGBHV cables and connectors
Liberty Wire & Cable has introduced the QuickLinx Solid-Center Mini RGBHV
cables and ConnecTec Compression connectors, which are aimed at custom installation
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applications. The cables are available in a 25 ABW version for long runs and a 23
ABW version swept to 3 GHz for short runs and high-definition applications. The
ConnecTec Compression connectors are also available for 25 and 23 ABW cables in
nickel-plated versions. Price: N/A (all models). Availability: currently available (all
models). For more information, contact Liberty Wire & Cable at 800-530-8998 or at
www.libertycable.com.
Line array suspension systems
WorxAudio Technologies’ TrueAim Grid suspension systems are designed to fly the
company’s TrueLine V8 and V10 line array systems in permanent installation
applications. The suspension systems offer an industry standard Schedule 40 pipe and a
pipe coupler that connects to the grid’s adjustable crossbeam for left and right
adjustments. The pipe coupler also features an exit point to conceal wires. The grid is
designed to support up to 2,500 pounds with an 8:1 safety factor. Price: Systems start
at $1,881. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact WorxAudio
Technologies at 336-275-2044 or at www.worxaudio.com.
Matrix switchers
Targeted for use in control room, government, house of worship, and education
applications, FSR Inc.’s PathFinder matrix switchers feature more than 600 MHz of
bandwidth with + 1 dB flatness. The PathFinder matrix switchers are compatible with
720p, 1080i/p, and digital cinema resolutions. The switchers include split mode
switching, 32 presets, and RS232 and IP ports. The PathFinder switchers are available
in sizes ranging from 8x8 to 16x16, with optional balanced stereo audio. Price: N/A
(all models). Availability: All models are available. For more information, contact FSR
Inc. at 800-332-3771 or at www.fsrinc.com.
LCD projector
Targeted for use in mobile professional, education, and corporate applications, the TLPXD2000U LCD projector from Toshiba has native XGA (1024x768) resolution, 2,000
ANSI lumens of brightness, and a 600:1 contrast ratio. The projector includes
automatic vertical keystone correction (+ 30 degrees), a 29 dB operating level, and a 1
W monaural internal speaker. The unit incorporates the company’s Blackboard
function, which enables wall color adjustments when projecting on a non-screen
surface. Price: $849. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact
Toshiba at 800-316-0920 or at www.toshiba.com.
Graphics system
Chyron’s HyperX HD-/SD-switchable graphics system is designed to generate multilayer effects and transitions. The system provides seamless creation-to-playout
capability, real-time 2D/3D animation, and template-based text and graphics for
updating content for live broadcast. HyperX is also available with the Lyric PRO
advanced creation and playout option, which features intelligent transitions, interactive
messaging, 3D real-time rendering, hierarchical animations, and multi-texturing
capabilities. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information,
contact Chyron at 631-845-2000 or at www.chyron.com.
Powered loudspeakers
JBL Professional has released the PRX500 line of powered loudspeakers, which
incorporates Crown International’s Class D amplifiers with switch-mode power
supplies and a DSP-based input module. The line includes the PRX512MP 12-inch,
two-way, multipurpose loudspeaker, the PRX515P 15-inch, two-way, trapezoidal
loudspeaker, the PRX535P 15-inch, three-way trapezoidal loudspeaker, the PRX525P
dual 15-inch, two-way trapezoidal loudspeaker, and the PRX518S 18-inch, 500 W
subwoofer. All models include JBL’s Differential Drive transducers, mic and line level
input capability, and two selectable EQ contours. Price: N/A (all models). Availability:
N/A (all models). For more information, contact JBL Professional at 818-894-8850 or
at www.jblpro.com.
LCD display
Vizio’s 47-inch GV47 LF LCD display has native 1920x1080 resolution, 500 cd/m2
brightness, an 800:1 contrast ratio, 16.7 million colors, and an 8 ms response time. The
display features the company’s IPS technology, which enables a 178-degree viewing
angle and eliminates glare, according to the company. The GV47 LF features a 3D
comb filter, motion adaptive de-interlacing, 3:2 or 2:2 reverse pull-down, and
selectable color temperatures of 6,500K, 5,400K, and 9,300K with independent red,
green, and blue color adjustments. Price: $1,899.99. Availability: currently available.
For more information, contact Vizio at 888-849-4623 or at www.vizio.com.
DLP projector
The Action! Model Three projector from projectiondesign includes native 1920x1080
resolution and Texas Instruments’ 0.95-inch 1080p DC3 DMD DLP image technology.
The projector’s adjustable brightness feature enables users to select brightness from
500 to 2,000 ANSI lumens. The device incorporates the company’s DuArch
illumination architecture, which provides dual lamps, dual seven-segment color
wheels, and light format adjustment. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For
more information, contact projectiondesign at 201-943-1616 or at www.
projectiondesign.com.
Vinyl projection screens
The SolidPix solid vinyl projection screens from Screen Research are available in
widths measuring up to 200 inches wide. The screens are available in motorized, onceiling, in-ceiling trap door, and in-ceiling slot versions. All models include a tabtensioning system to provide a flat projection surface, according to the company.
Screen Research has also released its Screen Configurator tool, which provides
registered users with custom drawings based on information inputted via an online
calculator. Price: SolidPix screens start at $635; Screen Configurator is free for
registered Screen Research users. Availability: currently available (all SolidPix models
and Screen Configurator). For more information, contact Screen Research at +33-0-240-77-87-89 or at www.screenresearch.com.
Document camera
Aimed at visual presentation applications, the P100 document camera from Elmo has
native SXGA (1280x1024) resolution, 16X optical zoom, 4X digital zoom, and 30 f/s
image capture. An included USB connection provides instant drawing and image
annotation functions. The document camera features a built-in SD card, which enables
stored image slide shows and a split display function to simultaneously show live and
stored images. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information,
contact Elmo at 800-947-3566 or at www.elmousa.com.
WXGA projector
Optoma has introduced the EP1690 DLP projector, which is targeted for use in
professional presentations and home theater applications. The projector has native
WXGA (1280x768) resolution, a 16:9 aspect ratio, 2,500 lumens of brightness, and a
2,500:1 contrast ratio. It includes the company’s Widescreen Maximizer function,
which is designed to match the picture between the video source and the projector,
according to Optoma. Input/output connectors include DVI-D with HDCP, VGA, Svideo, composite, RS232, and USB. It also includes four audio inputs. Price: N/A.
Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Optoma at 408-383-
3700 or at www.optoma.com.
Stage monitor loudspeaker
Designed for live professional sound applications, the Meyer Sound MJF-212 selfpowered stage monitor loudspeaker includes a 4-inch diaphragm compression driver
coupled to a symmetrical (50-degree horizontal by 50-degree vertical) constant
directivity horn and dual 12-inch neodymium magnet cone drivers with 4-inch voice
coils. Each of the unit’s drivers is powered by one channel of a three-channel Class AB/
H amplifier, which provides 1,275 W (2 x 500 W, 1 x 275 W) and 2,500 W peak
power. The MJF-212 has a 55 Hz to 18 kHz phase-corrected frequency response. Price:
N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Meyer Sound at
510-486-1166 or at www.meyersound.com.
Microphone cable
Targeted for use in live sound applications, the XD201DBM microphone cable from
Gepco International is shielded with a double copper braid. The cable incorporates a
gas/polymer dielectric, which is designed to reduce capacitance, according to the
company. The cable features oxygen-free copper conductors and the company’s GFlex flexibility and durability technology. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available.
For more information, contact Gepco International at 800-966-0069 or at www.gepco.
com.
iPod docking station
Targeted for use in multi-room custom applications, the VIA!migo iPod integrated
docking station from ELAN Home Systems provides IR and RS232 control, which
enables users to control audio from remote VIA! touchpanels. The touchpanels display
iPod control options and onscreen information, such as time playing, time remaining,
and information about the musical artist and song. To accommodate video-enabled
iPods, the docking station includes S-video and composite video outputs to distribute
video to display devices. Software updates can be accomplished via the unit’s RS232
serial port. Price: $599. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact
ELAN Home Systems at 859-269-7760 or at www.elanhomesystems.com.
Portable visualizer
The VZ-9plus portable visualizer from Wolfvision includes a 1-CCD camera with 30 f/
s and native SXGA (1280x960) and 720p resolutions. The visualizer includes Ethernet/
LAN connectivity, an LCD preview monitor, and a built-in digital scaler that lets users
scale the picture at the image source. Images from the visualizer are output via RGB
and DVI-I ports. The VZ-9plus also features PAL/NTSC video outputs. Price: N/A.
Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Wolfvision at 800-3569653 or at www.wolfvision.com.
Video processors
The KD-VP6 and KD-VP8 video processors from Key Digital Systems feature the
company’s Intelligent Auto Sense (IAS) technology, which automatically locates and
switches an active video input to a display. Both models support standard-definition
resolutions including 480i and 576i composite, component, and S-video, as well as
extended-definition resolutions including 480p and 576p component analog. The eightinput KD-VP8 also provides digital outputs via HDMI and HDMI-over-Cat5
interfaces. Price: $575 (KD-VP6); $825 (KD-VP8). Availability: Both models
available. For more information, contact Key Digital Systems at 914-667-9700 or at
www.keydigital.com.
MPEG-4 encoder/decoder
Designed for use in streaming media and webcasting applications, the OSCAR MPEG4 AVC H.265 encoder and decoder from HaiVision Systems are controlled via web or
TCP. The encoder operates at a 64 kb/s to 1.5 Mb/s video bit rate, supports QSIF to
high-resolution SD video, and includes a serial port pass-through. Both models are
NTSC/PAL-compatible and feature fanless operation. Price: N/A (both models).
Availability: currently available. For more information, contact HaiVision at 877-2245445 or at www.haivision.com.
HDMI distribution amplifiers
Kramer Electronics has introduced the VM-28HDMI and VM-216HDMI HDMI
distribution amplifiers for use in large network applications. The VM-28HDMI enables
users to distribute one of two HDMI input sources to eight destinations, while the VM216HDMI delivers one of two HDMI input sources to 16 destinations. Both models
support up to 1.65 Gb/s bandwidth and feature the company’s enhanced Extended
Display Identification Data operation. Price: $995 (VM-28HDMI); $1,495
(VM216HDMI). Availabilty: Both models are available. For more information, contact
Kramer Electronics at 908-735-0018 or at www.kramerelectronics.com.
Flat-panel desk mounts
Sanus System’s VisionMount Full-Motion Desk Mounts are designed for flat-panel
monitors that weigh up to 20 pounds. The SD103 mount offers tilt and swivel motion,
independent tension adjustment styles, and a wire management channel. The SD115
mount includes tilt and swivel motion and an articulating arm that extends up to 15
inches from the pillar. Both models are compatible with VESA 75 and VESA 100
patterns. Price: $99.99 (SD103); $129.99 (SD115). Availability: Both models
available. For more information, contact Sanus Systems at 800-359-5520 or at www.
sanus.com.
XGA projector
Targeted for use in classroom and conference room applications, the ImagePro 8777
LCD projector from Dukane has native XGA (1024x768) resolution, 2,500 lumens of
brightness, and a 600:1 contrast ratio. The 6.4-pound projector includes two video
inputs and three computer inputs. The device features a built-in 5 W speaker, automatic
keystone correction, and monitor loop-through capability. Price: N/A. Availability:
currently available. For more information, contact Dukane at 800-265-4607 or at www.
dukcorp.com.
Standalone media player
Targeted for use in trade show, point-of-purchase, retail, and home theater
applications, the HDcodex DML-1600 standalone digital media player from
CodexNovus features 1.6 terabytes of memory and delivers high-resolution audio in
multichannel 5.1 and 7.1 formats. The media player supports SD and HD formats up to
1920x1080p, as well as MPEG, AVI, TS, VC-1, MP2, MP3, AC3, WAV, AAC,
HTML, SWF, BMP, PNG, TIFF, GIF, and JPEG media files. The device’s interface
operates via IR remote control or RS232. Price: $6,999. Availability: currently
available. For more information, contact CodexNovus at 217-351-4819 or at www.
codexnovus.com.
Web broadcasting system
Teq Gear has released the netRPB Live Presentation web broadcasting system, which
is designed to record, play, and broadcast video content. Targeted for use in streaming
recorded or archived content in training session, sales presentation, board room
meeting, and classroom lecture applications, the product can be attached to a PC or
laptop, as well as connect to two cameras and up to two microphones. Price: $17,995.
Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Teq Gear at 949-7094040 or at www.teqgear.com.
Universal projector mount
Da-Lite Screen Company has released the UPM-1 Universal Projector Mount, which
is designed to support projectors that weigh up to 50 pounds. The UPM-1 provides +20
degrees of roll adjustment, +15 degrees of pitch adjustment, and 360-degree swivel
motion. The mount features a black powder-coated finish and includes mounting
hardware. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact
Da-Lite Screen Company at 574-267-8101 or at www.da-lite.com.
Flat-panel display solutions
Chief Manufacturing has introduced decorative frames for 32-, 42-, and 50-inch flatpanel displays. The frames are available with an optical mirror kit, which looks like a
mirror when the display is powered off. All frames include an infrared kit, which
enables the use of current remote controls. Frames are available in black, dark pecan,
antique gold, or brushed silver versions. Price: N/A (all models). Availability: currently
available. For more information, contact Chief Manufacturing at 510-486-1166 or at
www.chiefmfg.com.
HD telepresence solution
The RealPresence Experience RPX HD high-definition, full-room telepresence
solution from Polycom includes an 8- or 16-foot contoured, seamless videowall and
Polycom’s Siren 22 kHz StereoSurround high-definition sound and EyeConnect eyelevel camera technologies. The solution offers 720p resolution (up to 3840x720 at 30 f/
s), integrated ceiling microphones, acoustic wall paneling, and stereo equipment. The
RPX HD also includes the company’s UltimateHD architecture for HD video
collaboration, recording, streaming and playback, including voice inputs. Price:
Solutions start at $299,000. Availability: currently available. For more information,
contact Polycom at 800-765-9266 or at www.polycom.com.
HD media receiver
Netgear has introduced the EVA8000 Digital Entertainer HD, which is a media
receiver designed to stream high-definition video content, MP3 files, Internet-based
video, news feeds, weather reports, and radio programs. The receiver automatically
discovers and organizes media files from Windows- and Mac-based computers,
networked storage devices, and USB media devices into a single library, according to
the company. The device includes an HDMI port that supports video resolution up to
1080p and a TOSLINK optical audio output to transmit digital surround sound. Price:
N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Netgear at 408907-8000 or at www.netgear.com.
Blu-ray/HD-DVD disc player
The Super Multi Blue BH100 dual-format, high-definition disc player from LG
Electronics accommodates Blu-ray and HD-DVD formats. The player supports video
formats including MPEG-2, VC-1, and H.264 video, as well as audio formats including
MPEG-1/2, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital+, DTS, and DTS-HD. It has HDMI,
component, composite, and 5.1 channel audio outputs. The unit features backlit touch
sensor buttons and a remote control. Price: $1,199. Availability: first quarter. For more
information, contact LG Electronics at 800-243-0000 or at www.lge.com.
Audio adapters
The SC206-203 active audio adapter from Altinex converts unbalanced audio signals
to balanced audio and requires an external power source. The company’s SC206-201
audio adapter, which requires no external power source, converts standard computer
audio outputs to balanced audio, and can also be used to convert balanced signals to
unbalanced signals. The SC206-202 passive audio adapter converts unbalanced audio
outputs from computers, DVD players, VCRs, and other sources to balanced audio, and
can be used to convert balanced signals to unbalanced signals. Price: N/A (all models).
Availability: All models are available. For more information, contact Altinex at 714990-2300 or at www.altinex.com.
LCD displays
NEC Display Solutions has introduced the Multeos M40 and M46 LCD displays,
which are designed for use in digital signage and professional AV applications. The 46inch M46 and 40-inch M40 displays offer high-definition 1080p resolution and a 16:9
aspect ratio. The displays are available in three configurations: the IT version, which
offers VGA, DVI-D, and 5-pin BNC connectors; the AV version, which includes
VGA, DVI-D, and 5-pin BNC connectors, as well as HDMI component, composite, Svideo, and audio inputs and outputs; and the AVT version, which offers an ATSC HD
tuner, an NTSC standard-definition tuner, and RF inputs to support HDTV and SDTV
signals. Price: Displays start at $2,499.99 (M40); displays start at $3,499.99 (M46).
Availability: All models are available. For more information, contact NEC Display
Solutions at 866-632-6673 or at www.necdisplay.com.
Digital video recorder
ProCon Digital Systems’ QC120A QuickCapture A2D digital video recorder records
9 hours of broadcast-quality content, according to the company. The QuickCapture
A2D includes integrated media conversion capabilities that enable users to directly
record analog and digital video to the hard drive without further capturing or rendering.
The 14-ounce video recorder can also play back and pass-through video content on
analog monitors. Price: $1,499. Availability: N/A. For more information, contact
ProCon Digital Systems at 800-631-0868 or at www.proconusa.com.
DVI video extender
Gefen’s DVI FM Extender enables high-resolution computer and high-definition video
sources to be viewed up to 200 feet from the source. The solution delivers resolutions
up to 1080p over a multimode fiber optic cable. The DVI FM Extender package
includes 3.5- by 1.5-inch sender and receiver modules, a Gefen DVI Detective, a DVI
connector cable, and a power supply. Price: $599. Availability: currently available. For
more information, contact Gefen at 800-545-6900 or at www.gefen.com.
LED technology
Daktronics has introduced its ProPitch LED display technology, which is designed for
use in outdoor LED displays. ProPitch-enabled displays are available in a variety of
pixel configurations, starting at 12.5 millimeter center-to-center line space. Each
ProPitch display is calibrated for daylight visibility at 6,000 nits with a 1,000:1 contrast
ratio. The ProPitch system features a synchronized image refresh and 50 or 60 f/s
image reproduction. Adjustable rear support stands tilt ProPitch displays for varying
camera positions. Price: depends on configuration. Availability: currently available.
For more information, contact Daktronics at 800-325-8766 or at www.daktronics.com.
AV over UTP transmitter
The UVA-WP Mini-Cat is a single-port video plus audio over UTP transmitter from
Hall Research Technologies. The transmitter is designed to support transmission up to
1,000 feet at resolutions up to 1600x1200, as well as 2,000 feet for composite audio
and video at any refresh rate. The device can be mounted in a single-gang, wallmounted box. The UVA-WP also includes a differential signaling function to eliminate
ground loops and noise, according to the company. Price: N/A. Availability: currently
available. For more information, contact Hall Research Technologies at 800-959-6439
or at www.hallresearch.com.
Plasma displays
Microtek has introduced the 42-inch MHP1-HDI and 50-inch P50TX1A plasma
displays. The MHP1-HDI has native XGA (1024x768) resolution, 1,300 cd/m2
brightness, and a 10,000:1 contrast level. The P50TX1A offers native WXGA
(1366x768) resolution, 1,000 cd/m2 brightness, and a 8,000:1 contrast ratio. Both
models include composite, S-video, component, computer RGB via VGA port, and
HDMI input capabilities. Price: $1,499.99 (MPH1-HDI); $1,999.99 (P50TX1A).
Availability: Both models are available. For more information, contact Microtek at 310687-5800 or at www.microtek.com.
Large-venue projector
The Eiki International LC-XG300 LCD projector has native XGA (1024x768)
resolution, 4,500 ANSI lumens of brightness, 16.7 million colors, and a 1,000:1 full on/
off contrast ratio. The 19.2-pound projector features +40-degree vertical keystone
correction, a 300 W UHP projection lamp, and power zoom and focus lens
configuration. LED and onscreen warnings notify users of clogged air filters. Built-in
test pattern arrays are also included for onsite calibration. Price: N/A. Availability:
currently available. For more information, contact Eiki International at 800-242-3454
or at www.eiki.com/usa.
Audio system
The ToGo all-in-one sound system from FrontRow is designed to evenly distribute a
teacher’s voice throughout a classroom, multipurpose room, or cafeteria. Typical
systems include a dual receiver/speaker column, body-worn transmitter and boom
microphone, transmitter charger and power supply, table stand and wall-mount
hardware, auxiliary auto patch cords, and volume locks. The system has a 36 W RMS
@ 4 ohms x 2 maximum output power, 100 Hz to 9 kHz frequency response at rated
power, and a 6.5-hour battery operating time. A 3.5 mm mono auxiliary input and
output are included. Price depends on configuration. Availability: currently available.
Contact FrontRow at 800-227-0735 or at www.gofrontrow.com.
Interactive response system
Targeted for use in classroom applications, the Senteo interactive response system
from SMART Technologies includes handheld devices for each student and a central
receiver that enables instructors to send and receive information from the handheld
devices. The system, which includes the company’s Notebook collaboration software,
supports Microsoft software programs. Each handheld device includes an LCD screen,
21 input buttons, and a variety of question options that can be viewed on three lines of
text. The system’s radio frequency technology enables connection between the
handheld devices and central receiver at up to 30 meters, according to the company.
Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact SMART
Technologies at 888-427-6278 or at www.smarttech.com.
Fiber-optic extender
Thinklogical’s USB-2 fiber optic extender is designed to extend USB 2.0 interface
signals up to 500 meters over standard duplex multimode fiber. The extender, which
also supports low-speed USB 1.1, includes the USB X-TENDER transmitter and
receiver. Both devices feature LED indicators for link performance status. External
power is required for the transmitter and receiver units. Price: N/A. Availability:
currently available. For more information, contact Thinklogical at 800-291-3211 or at
www.thinklogical.com.
AV extenders
StarTech.com’s Converge line of AV extenders transmits AV signals up to 300 meters
in point-of-sale, digital signage, security, education, and healthcare applications. The
CPNTUTPEXT model extends component video signals up to 200 meters; the
SVIDUTPEXT model extends S-video signals up to 200 meters; the SVIDUTPEXTA
model extends S-video and RCA audio signals up to 200 meters; the COMPUTPEXTA
model extends composite video up to 200 meters; and the ST121UTP232 model
extends VGA and serial signals up to 300 meters. Price: $88.99 to $269.99.
Availability: All models are available. For more information, contact StarTech.com at
800-265-1844 or at www.startech.com/av.
Speaker cable
The Dominator speaker cable from RapcoHorizon is available in 10-, 12-, and 14gauge configurations with round commercial jacks and copper conductors. The cable is
also available in the company’s SilverFlex Series, which offers 10- and 12-gauge sizes
with bare annealed copper conductors that are silver-plated for lower capacitance,
according to the company. Price: N/A (all configurations). Availability: currently
available (all configurations). For more information, contact RapcoHorizon at 573-6516500 or at www.rapcohorizon.com.
Audio peripheral solution
Designed for use with enterprise telephones, PCs, and videoconferencing systems, the
Chat 150 audio peripheral from ClearOne Communications includes three
microphones, a loudspeaker, and mute and volume control buttons. When connected to
enterprise telephones, the Chat 150 enables the phone to be used as an
audioconferencing system while continuing to allow the phone’s call management
functions to operate. In videoconferencing applications, the peripheral plugs into the
audio in/out jacks on the codec, and can be used in place of a built-in audio system.
The device connects to a PC’s USB port for hands-free, full duplex audio. Price: N/A.
Availability: currently available. For more information, contact ClearOne
Communications at 800-945-7730 or at www.clearone.com.
Interruptible audio transmitter
Aimed at live stage applications that require extended audio operating ranges, the
IFBT4 interruptible, fold-back base-station transmitter from Lectrosonics features a
selectable high-pass filter with 35 Hz and 50 Hz settings. The 250 mW device
incorporates the company’s Digital Hybrid Wireless Technology for use with multiple
radio-link types, including camera hops, relay stations, and delay loudspeakers. The
IFBT4 includes a 1/4-wave whip antenna, which can be detached from the 50-ohm
BNC connector on the unit’s rear panel. Price: $1,085. Availability: currently
available. For more information, contact Lectrosonics at 800-821-1121 or at www.
lectrosonics.com.
HDMI switchers
TV One has introduced the 1T-HDMI-821, 1T-HDMI-841, and 1T-HDMI-881 HDMI
switchers, which support high-definition resolutions including 480p, 720p, and 1080i/
p, as well as standard-definition 480i. All models can be controlled via front-panel
push buttons, IR, or RS232. The 1T-HDMI-821 (two inputs) and 1T-HDMI-841 (four
inputs) can be mounted in remote locations using optional mounting hardware, while
the 1T-HDMI-881 (eight inputs) can be mounted in a standard 19-inch rack. Price:
$199 (1T-HDMI-821); $249 (1T-HDMI-841); $599 (1T-HDMI-881). Availability: All
models are available. For more information, contact TV One at 800-721-4044 or at
www.tvone.com.
Color analyzer
Konica Minolta Sensing Americas’ CA-2000 2D Color Analyzer is designed to
measure luminance and chromaticity of front-panel displays, projectors, and backlights
with high-resolution data. The analyzer incorporates XYZ filters and a high-resolution
CCD, as well as software for measurement, data analysis, and evaluation. The analyzer
features interchangeable lenses, individual lens calibration, and synchronized
measurement. The product is available with either a standard lens, wide lens, or
telephoto lens. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information,
contact Konica Minolta Sensing Americas at 888-473-2656 or at www.konicaminolta.
com.
Analog routing switcher
The Lassen XL analog routing switcher from Sierra Video Systems, which supports
composite video and stereo audio, includes an IP port for Ethernet connectivity. The
switcher’s video board enables up to 300 MHz @ -3 dB bandwidth. Units are available
in sizes ranging from 12x4 to 32x32 with an optional redundant power supply in 32x16
and 32x32 models. All models include a front-panel LCD display and the company’s
Qwik Adjust Knob rotary control interface. Price: N/A (all models). Availability: All
models are available. For more information, contact Sierra Video Systems at 530-4781000 or at www.sierravideo.com.
DVR security solution
Middle Atlantic Products’ DLBX Digital Video Recorder Lockbox is designed to
secure DVR units, as well as handle the component’s active or passive thermal
requirements via an optional speed thermostatic fan controller. The controller includes
a fan and two filters and can be mounted inside the lockbox. The lockbox can be
mounted vertically or horizontally, and provides a standard, key-locked, solid front
door. It supports components up to 100 pounds. Price: N/A. Availability: currently
available. Contact Middle Atlantic Products at 979-839-1011 or at www.middleatlantic.
com.
Multi-image display processor
RGB Spectrum’s SuperView 4000-8/8 multiple-image display processor is designed
for applications that require displaying multiple images on a single monitor or
projector, such as in
network operations centers, control rooms, and training facilities. The processor
displays up to eight RGB/DVI computer signals and up to eight video signals from 32
switched inputs. The device supports resolutions up to 1920x1080 in RGB and DVI
formats. Control is provided via Ethernet or RS232 serial ports. The SuperView 40008/8 also includes an embedded GUI interface and a web-based control system. Price: N/
A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact RGB Spectrum at
510-814-7000 or at www.rgb.com.
Analog/digital converter
The ADDA 192-S two-channel, 24-bit, 192 kHz analog-to-digital/digital-to-analog
audio converter from SM Pro Audio is targeted for use in sound recording
applications. It features two combination connectors on its front-panel to connect micor line-level sources. The mic inputs feature preamps with switchable 48 V phantom
power and -20 dB pad. The converter includes a master XLR and headphone output
signal, which can be configured to provide a controlled mix level of both analog and
digital inputs, according to the company. Price: $449. Availability: currently available.
For more information, contact SM Pro Audio at +61-3-9555-8081 or at www.
smproaudio.com.
Loudspeaker system
Targeted for use in small- and mid-sized loudspeaker applications, Atlantic
Technology’s 8200e loudspeaker system includes the 8200e LR, 8200e C, and 8200e
SR models. The 8200e LR (left/right) and 8200e C (center channel) models are sealedbox, three-way loudspeakers that offer two 8-inch woofers, two 5.25-inch mid-range
drivers, and one 1-inch silk dome tweeter. Both models have a 60 Hz to 20 kHz (+ 2
dB) frequency response, 6-ohm nominal impedance, and 90 dB sensitivity. The 8200e
SR is a sealed-box, two-way di-pole surround sound loudspeaker that incorporates dual
6.5-inch woofers and two 1-inch silk dome tweeters. It has an 80 Hz to 20 kHz (+ 2
dB) frequency response, 6-ohm nominal impedance, and 90 dB sensitivity. Price:
Systems start at $10,000. Availability: All models are available. For more information,
contact Atlantic Technology at 781-762-6300 or at www.atlantictechnology.com.
Seamless switcher
Targeted for use in corporate boardrooms, auditoriums, and houses of worship, the ISS
506 six-input seamless switcher from Extron Electronics offers switching between
RGB, HDTV, and standard-definition video sources. The switcher includes six
configurable video inputs with audio, four of which accept any signal from RGB to
composite video. Two program outputs are also available, and an optional third output
can be configured for HD-SDI, DVI-D, or scan-converted video. The device features
Preview and Program outputs, which enable the user to preview the “next to switch”
source before presenting it to the audience. Control is provided via RS232, Extron’s IP
Link Ethernet control, or by an optional RCP 2000 remote control panel. Price: N/A.
Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Extron Electronics at
800-633-9876 or at www.extron.com.
LCD displays
Targeted for use in commercial and business applications, the AOC 22LVWk and
AOC 19LVWk TFT active matrix LCD displays from Envision Peripherals include a
DVI-D interface and an analog VGA connector. The 22-inch AOC 22LVWk, which
supports resolutions up to 1680x1050, has a 700:1 contrast ratio and a 5 ms response
time. The 19-inch AOC 19LVWk has 1440x900 resolution, an 800:1 contrast ratio, and
a 5-ms response time. Both models are RoHS-compliant. Price: $349.99 (AOC
22LVWk); $249.99 (AOC 19LVWk). Availability: Both models are available. For
more information, contact Enivsion Peripherals at 888-662-9888 or at www.aocdisplay.
com.
Cardioid condenser microphone
The Audio-Technica AT2010 cardioid condenser microphone, which features a 16
mm diaphragm, is targeted for use in live events. The microphone provides an
extended flat frequency response from 40 Hz to 20,000 Hz, has a 113 dB dynamic
range, and supports up to 136 dB SPL. The device requires 48 V phantom power,
which can be provided by a mixer/console or an in-line source. The AT2020 includes
the company’s Quiet-Flex microphone stand clamp and a carrying pouch. Price: $169.
Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Audio-Technica at 330686-2600 or at www.audio-technica.com.
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