Installation Products

The latest descriptions of video and audio products from a wide variety of manufacturers. 4/01/2001 8:00 AM Eastern

Installation Products

Apr 1, 2001 12:00 PM, Compiled by Elizabeth Price

Flat Panel Display Algorithm

ClairVoyante Laboratories PenTileMatrix architecture andClairVoyante sub-pixel renderingtechnology help create brighter, higher-definition flat-paneldisplays. The technology doubles the resolution on both axes anduses fewer display data drivers than conventional RGB strip panelarrays.
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Custom Engraving

Conquest Sound Inc. offers computerized custom engraving on wallplates and rack panels. Anodized aluminum plates are available inblack, clear and gold to 6 gang. Conquest offers stainless steelplates in brushed and brass finishes up to 6 gang. All can be paintfilled in a variety of colors.
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Monitor Mounts

Da-Lite Screen Company expanded its Advance line of Quick Linkmonitor mounts. The versatile Quick Link suspended ceiling mounts'Unistrut tracks allow 16 inches ofsliding adjustment. The mounts are available in 2'×2'suspended plates with white or black finish.
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High-Definition Decoders

The CineCast HD/1 and CineCast HD/2are single- and dual-channel SCSI-based high-definition 4:2:0MPEG-2 decoders from Vela. They support all ATSC formats and candecode DVB- and ARIB-compliant transport streams. They are packagedin 1-RU chassis.
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Flat Screen Monitors

The CSI/Speco VM-15LCD and VM-10LCD 15- and 10-inch monitorsfeature audio, onscreen display controls and remote control. TheVM-10LCD is 1.625 inches deep and has 800×600-pixelresolution. The VM-15LCD has a resolution of 1,024 by 768 and ascreen depth of 2 inches.
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Conferencing Product

Gentner's Audio Perfect® conferencingproduct is designed for venues such as corporate boardrooms,distance learning and courtrooms. It has assignable processingblocks, flexible filtering, wall-panel controls and advanced roomcombining technology, as well as a noise cancellation feature,macros and presets.
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The 371 SPL computer, by Symetrix is a processor thatautomatically raises and lowers sound system levels in response tochanges in ambient noise conditions for stereo music programmingand paging. It continuously monitors changing ambient noise levelsusing an external microphone and features a front-panel LCDmenu.
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Mirror System

Da-Lite's TROOPER® Millennium RearProjection Module is a fully adjustable mirror system, availablewith a fixed projector cradle or fine-tuning projector mountcradle.
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Power Distribution Products

The Juice Goose PD1-B power distribution device is a shorterversion of the PD1-A. It's a 30-inch strip with six duplex outletsthat can feature up to six 20-amp circuits. The CQ-PD1-4 has thefeatures of the PD1 series, plus power sequencing and remotecontrol features. And the PSC-6 is a power sequence controller thatactivates six sequence steps for turning on and off audio equipmentin a specified order. It has a self-contained power supply, masteron/off switch and external circuit breaker.
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Optional Tape Drive Device

The Exabyte M2 tape drive willbecome an optional device in the QuVIS QuBit 12-bit digitalrecorder/server/player. The M2 drive can transfer large media filesfaster than real time; and a full-length motion picture can bestored on a single M2 tape using QuVIS Quality PriorityEncoding .;
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The SR68 hypercardioid stage mic from Earthworks Inc. providesclarity, large off-axis rejection and volume without feedback. TheZ30X cardioid mic has a redesigned inner-tip structure for improveddurability. It is flat from 30 Hz to 30 kHz at 6 inches, has aneutral on-axis sound and thorough off-axis rejection.
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Condenser Microphone

The Audix ADX-20I miniature, high-performance, professionalcondenser mic has integral gooseneck clip, a high-tension springclamp, frequency range of 40 to 20 kHz, and operates on phantompower of 9 to 52 volts. It comes in a wired format but can beadapted to a wireless system.
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Headphone Surround Processor

Lake Technology's TheaterPhone HSM6240 takes six channels ofaudio and produces headphone surround output from two front-panelheadphone jacks. It is positioned to be a standard accessory in 5.1facilities.
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Community's XLT502 loudspeaker can be both a floor monitor andan upright P.A. component. The XLT502 has a maximum output of 127dB SPL. It is sensitivity rated at 98 dB SPL at 1 watt per meter.Equipped with a stand socket, 16-gauge perforated steel grille,corner protectors, recessed handles and cast metal input panel, ithas a full-range, bass reflex design operable between 70 Hz and 18kHz.
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Power Amplifiers

Rotel has three new 2-channel amplifiers: the RB-1050, RB-1070and RB-1080. Each model has 12-volt trigger options for remotecontrol on/off operations. The RB-1050 provides 60 watts perchannel, the RB-1070 offers 130 watts per channel, and the RB-1080has 200 watts per channel.
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Multichannel Digital Audio Player

With up to two stereo channels supported in the table top/wallmount configuration and up to six channels in the rackmountversion, Mackenzie Laboratories' M2 is designed for exhibit orannouncement applications. It features a redesigned audio andprocessing engine, plays MPEG 1, Layer 2 files from removable flashmemory cards, and includes a comprehensive RS-232 protocol.
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Split Return Module and Patchbox

The Neutrik PatchLink® SPL patchpanel has two new accessories. The first, a split return module, isa printed circuit board card that you can mount into the patchpanel. And the second is the PatchBox, which houses eight splitreturn modules.
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Wire Bundle Strap

Panduit Corp. presents a new wire bundle strap for wire andcable management applications. It has a functional design, a6-square-inch bundling area, rounded sides to prevent wire jacketdamage and standard EIA hole spacing.
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Bidirectional Multiplexer/Demulti-plexer Link

The SpectraLinx Model 6923 coarse wavelength-divisionmultiplexer, from Force Incorporated, allows four, five or sixchannels to be stacked in the 1490-1610 nm region of optical fiber.Features include low insertion loss, high optical isolation andstandard FC/APC optical connectors.
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Preamp System and Equalizer

Applied Research Technology introduces two new products. TheDI/O preamp system has twin high-performance discreet preamps withlocal feedback, along with ART's Variable Valve Voicing 12AX7A gainstage and choice of analog and digital outputs. It can accept±20dB peaks and maintain over 120dB dynamic range. The Model343 dual-channel 15-band EQ has constant-Q circuitry, 20mm centerdetent sliders, balance XLR, and 1/4-inch and unbalanced RCA inputand output connections.
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Preamp/Tuner Processor

With Plug’n’Play technology, B&K Components'Reference 30 features Dolby Pro-Logic, Dolby Digital, DTS,THX-approval, 6.1 and 7.1 surround and surround EX. It canreproduce high bandwidth audio signals through 96/24digital-to-analog converters and DVD audio inputs.
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The compact RBH 12-SE subwoofer has a 300-watt amplifier with a12-inch metal cone woofer. It can reproduce bass information below30 Hz and features a variable crossover (40-100 Hz) and switchablephase. The speakers come in 30 different real hardwoodfinishes.
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Lightning Protectors

A selection of gas-filled tube and quarter-wave-type solutionsfor wireless base station lighting protection is now available fromSpinner North America. These new devices are available in bulkhead,pigtail and in-line configurations with “N” or“7-16” connectors.
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Hardline Connector

The G Series 3-piece pin and splice hardline connector family byThomas and Betts' Cable Communications Business enhance CATVperformance with simple connections for cable applications. Eachhas a non-metallic radiation sleeve. The G Series is now availablefor QR Series cable.
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Acoustic Echo Canceller

Rane's ECM 64e standalone conference system has fastQuickAdapt adaption, 89dB dynamicrange, selectable suppression levels and a noise gate. Fullyadaptable, it supports up to a 20kHz bandwidth and has a150-millisecond tail length with improved double talkdetection.
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Multivideo Display Processor

RGB Spectrum's 4View displayprocessor can display four video inputs on a monitor, flat panel orprojection screen at full resolution on a 1,280×1,024 pixelscreen. Some of its features are titling, auxiliary video rateoutput, optional DVI digital output, borders, and both RS-232 andfront-panel control.
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Flush-Mounted Automated Screen

Vutec's Vision XTC has large capacity housing, overlapping trapdoors for tight closure, a 180-inch-diagonal maximum fabric sizeand a quiet motor. Its design enables the installer to place bothhousing and screen for dust-free screen storage.
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Video Scaler

The Deuce® MC joins CommunicationsSpecialties' line of intelligent video scalers. This scalerconverts standard TV video to high-resolution, non-interlaced videoand incorporates a motion compensation feature that the user canset based on the input source image. It has composite, S-Video andY-CB-CR component inputs as well as RGB or Y-CB-CR componentoutputs and an RS-232 remote.
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Routing Switchers

The Chameleon Series of Knox routing switchers now includes theChameleon 256. It is expandable from 32 by 32 to 256 by 256. Theuser can assemble matrix configurations in multiples of 32 byinserting audio or video cards into a 12U rack frame via a hingedfront panel. It has an internal mil-spec power supply of 110volts/230 volts auto-sensing; a redundant power supply is optional.The Chameleon 256 comes with a standard 3-year warranty.
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Cinema Projector

The SX6000-DC HD cinema projector from NEC Technologies is acompact, SXGA, high-light-output projector featuring an exclusivefilm-decoding technology (called TriDigital). The projection systemuses 0.9-inch, 3-chip DLP mirrortechnology from Texas Instruments to produce bright, even images.NEC Technologies offers operation and maintenance training to sitepersonnel to make the transition to HD cinema less of achallenge.;
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New for LCS at NSCA

Level Control Systems has introduced the following products: TheLX-CBR CobraNet audio module forMatrix3 allows an LX-300 frame tointerface 16 inputs to a CobraNet network. The CueStation 3.0, anupgrade to LCS programming software for the Matrix3 digital audioengine, offers a graphical operating and programming interfaceusing a sound reinforcement console metaphor combined with anefficient cue system. Next is the LX-ELC module, which features anembedded Linux computer to provide a platform for the WildTracks hard-disk playback system (alsonewly introduced), CueConsole modularcontrol surface, NetMeters monitoringsoftware and remote control over Ethernet.
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Interactive Overlay

The Smart Board for PlasmaDisplays , formerly the SmartMatisse , is an interactive overlay forplasma display panels. It is powered with SmartBoard software and is part of theSmart Board family of interactive whiteboards.
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Passive Speaker and Sub

L-Acoustics recently introduced the MTD108a. It has a smallformat for distributed systems and floor monitoring and featurescoaxial transducer assembly and 85Þ conical directivity. It isa passive, two-way with an 8-inch and a 1-inch compression driver.The dV-SUB is a high-output, compact subwoofer with dual ventedbandpass, dedicated presets for digital signal processors, anddV-VDOSC compatible integrated rigging. It is optimized for 40 to150 Hz bandwidth. Both products can be used for touring and infixed installations.
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Signal Distribution Equipment

ADC announces the NV500 Series of signal distribution equipment.These models add high module density and lower end-user prices tothe line of ADV products. The NV500 comprises a number ofapplication-specific modules including those intended for AES, SDIand Super Wideband distribution. The new modules will add analogsignal distribution to the digital distribution amplifiers alreadyavailable from ADC. A 2RU frame holds 10 modules in two banks offive with a choice of three back-planes: SDI/SWB (BNC);AES3id/Analog Video (BMC); or AES/Analog Audio.
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