Installation ProductsThe latest descriptions of video and audio products from a wide variety of manufacturers. 4/01/2001 8:00 AM Eastern
Apr 1, 2001 12:00 PM, Compiled by Elizabeth Price
Flat Panel Display Algorithm
ClairVoyante Laboratories PenTileMatrix
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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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Da-Lite Screen Company expanded its Advance line of Quick Linkmonitor mounts. The versatile Quick Link suspended ceiling mounts'Unistrut
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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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Gentner's Audio Perfect
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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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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
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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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
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Multivideo Display Processor
RGB Spectrum's 4View
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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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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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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
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New for LCS at NSCA
Level Control Systems has introduced the following products: TheLX-CBR CobraNet audio module forMatrix3
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The Smart Board for PlasmaDisplays
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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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