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New Products: April 2006

Kramer twisted pair transmitter and receiver, Infinity indoor/outdoor loudspeaker, Flying Mole Electronics Corp. digital amplifier ... 4/29/2006 8:05 AM Eastern

New Products: April 2006

Kramer twisted pair transmitter and receiver, Infinity indoor/outdoor loudspeaker, Flying Mole Electronics Corp. digital amplifier ...

Twisted pair transmitter and receiver

Kramer's TP-123 transmitter and TP-124 receiver are designed to send computer graphics video, unbalanced stereo audio, power, and RS232 signals up to 300 feet over standard twisted pair cable. The TP-123 (pictured here) features a 15-pin HD connector for computer graphics signals ranging from VGA to UXGA, a 3.5 mm mini jack input for unbalanced audio signals, and an integrated Kramer RS232 Connect System. The TP-124 receives the signal and converts it back to its original format for distribution. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available (both models). For more information, contact Kramer Electronics at 888-275-6311 or at www.kramerelectronics.com.

Indoor/outdoor loudspeaker

Infinity's Outrigger and Outrigger Jr. two-way indoor/outdoor loudspeakers incorporate waterproof drivers and non-corroding aluminum, brass, and stainless-steel components. The 80 W Outrigger has a 5.25-inch bass driver, a 1-inch high-frequency driver, a 60 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response, and 86 dB sensitivity. The Outrigger Jr., which handles 60 W of power, includes a 4-inch bass driver, a 1/2-inch high-frequency driver, a 80 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response, and 86 dB sensitivity. Price: N/A (both models). Availability: currently available (both models). For more information, contact Infinity at 516-674-4463 or at www.infinitysystems.com.

Digital amplifier

Flying Mole Electronics Corp.'s DP-S500 is a two-channel digital amplifier designed for AV professionals. The amplifier provides 500 W at 4 or 8 ohms, and is drivable at 2 ohms (250 W). The unit features DC 12 V power triggers, balanced and unbalanced inputs, and screw-type speaker terminals. The amplifier also incorporates the company's Bi-Phase pulse width modulation amplification and full resonance-switching power supply, which protects circuits against excessive heat, speaker shorts, and excessive current, according to the company. Price: $2,500. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Flying Mole Electronics at 310-787-7280 or at www.flyingmoleelectronics.com.

Presentation solution

The UPX-2-MSO streamlined AV and digital media presentation solution from Crestron offers touchpanel control, professional annotation, multi-window video processing, and an embedded multimedia PC. The solution incorporates computer software programs including Microsoft Office Flash, Java Runtime, and ActiveX, which eliminate the need for a separate PC. Crestron's MediaMaker feature adds video annotation and whiteboard capabilities, which enable users to draw, write, or type in real-time over any computer, video, HDTV, or streaming media source. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Crestron at 800-237-2041 or at www.crestron.com.

Widescreen HD projector

Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America's HD4000U high-definition, 16:9 aspect ratio projector is designed for use with presentation tools and laptops. The 6.4-pound projector provides a 2,500:1 contrast ratio and 2,000 ANSI lumens of brightness. The projector includes DLP and TruVision image processing technologies, as well as Mitsubishi's Brilliant Color color-processing algorithm and system-level enhancements for enhanced brightness and mid-tone colors, according to the company. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America at 888-307-0312 or at www.mitsubishi-presentations.com.

Rack-mounted cooling fan

Designed to provide targeted ventilation to prevent localized hot-spots from building up in racks and cabinets, the Zbreeze rack-mounted cooling fan from Parasound includes three fans in a 1/2 rack-width chassis. The unit's three 3.6-inch-diameter fans offer three speeds and deliver airflow of up to 90 cubic feet per minute. The fan operates at less than 35 dB, and can be turned on using a standard 12 V DC trigger signal, 120 VAC, or front-panel button. The unit can be instantaneously turned off or set for a 10-minute delay. Price: $200. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Parasound at 715-397-7100 or at www.parasound.com.

Dual arm wall mount

The JWD Dual Arm Wall Mount from Chief Manufacturing is designed for use with medium-sized flat-panel TVs measuring 26 to 40 inches diagonal. The mount, which extends up to 20 inches from the wall, features Chief's Centris Technology that self-adjusts to support different display weights and enable fingertip adjustment of viewing angles. The VESA-compliant mount supports 100x100 mm, 200x100 mm, and 200x200 mm hole patterns. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Chief Manufacturing at 800-582-6480 or at www.chiefmfg.com.

Loudspeaker/subwoofer

The TA-500 three-way, full-range (60 Hz to 18 kHz) enclosure and TSB-118 bandpass subwoofer from Turbosound are targeted for use in regional touring, theater, and fixed installation applications. The TA-500 includes a turbo-loaded, 15-inch low-frequency driver, a 10-inch mid-frequency driver, and a high-frequency driver. The TSB-118 has a single 600 W RMS, 18-inch driver, and offers a 35 Hz to 150 Hz frequency response. Price: N/A (both models). Availability: May (both models). For more information, contact Turbosound at 860-434-9190 or at www.turbosound.com.

Professional LCD monitors

The LM-1911R (19-inch) and LM-1511R (15-inch) LCD monitors from TV One feature built-in freestanding desktop support for studio and remote applications. Both models include built-in power supplies and dual built-in speakers driven by 2 W amplifiers. The LM-1911R features SXGA (1280x1024) resolution, a 500:1 contrast ratio, and 250 cd/m2 brightness, while the LM-1511R offers XGA (1024x768) resolution, a 450:1 contrast ratio, and 330 cd/m2 brightness. Both monitors support NTSC and PAL TV standards. Price: N/A (both models). Availability: currently available (both models). For more information, contact TV One at 800-721-4044 or at www.tvone.com.

Limiter/compressor

The Portico 5043 limiter-compressor from Rupert Neve Designs is designed to be integrated into flexible arrays, or configured to function as a cue feed, solo buss, or secondary output. The limiter-compressor delivers two channels of musical-sound dynamics as well as brickwall limiting. The device offers fully controllable dual mono or stereo operation, as well as feed-forward/feedback detection switching. Each of the device's channels includes an individually controllable threshold, makeup gain from -6 dB to +20 dB, and ratio and VCA detection modes. The channels can be used independently or connected in sequence to provide two separate control slopes on a single source. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Rupert Neve Designs at 512-847-3013 or at www.rupertneve.com.



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New Products: April 2006

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Outdoor loudspeakers

Phase Technology has introduced the omnidirectional SPF-55 and SPF-85 weather-resistant loudspeakers, which are designed for use in outdoor applications. Both models include a 1-inch aluminum dome tweeter and 360-degree coverage. The SPF-55 has a 5-inch polypropylene woofer, and the SPF-85 includes an 8-inch polypropylene woofer. The loudspeakers, which are available in a sandstone finish, are water, UV, and scratch resistant. Price: N/A (both models). Availability: currently available (both models). For more information, contact Phase Technology at 888-742-7385 or at www.phasetech.com.

Anamorphic lens system

Digital Projection International's TheaterScope System is an anamorphic-based solution that includes an ISCO 1.33 anamorphic lens and a motorized lens sled. The system enables native high-definition (HD), 16:9 aspect ratio projectors to display HD and 2.35:1 sources on fixed-height screens without the horizontal black bars associated with letterbox formatting. The motorized sled provides RS232 controlled positioning of the anamorphic lens located in front of the primary projection lens. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available for dVision 1080p, dVision HD, Mercury HD, and Mercury 5000HD projectors. For more information, contact Digital Projection International at 770-420-1350 or at www.digitalprojection.com.

Video processor

The VisionHDQ video processor from Lumagen is designed for use with projection-based viewing systems. The processor has four DVI-I inputs for switching among high-definition sources, and supports analog and digital output at 1920x1080p, 60 Hz progressive resolution. The unit also includes two SD/HD component inputs, two S-video inputs, one SDI input, and one composite input. The VisionHDQ outputs its signal via an analog and digital DVI-I connection or through a BNC analog output. An RS232 interface is provided for upgrading and control functions. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Lumagen at 503-574-2211 or at www.lumagen.com.

LCoS projectors

Canon has released the SX6, SX60, and X600 REALiS projectors, which include a 1.7X powered zoom lens, an automatic setup function, and LCoS imaging technology. Designed for use in brightly lit environments in shopping malls and museums, the SX6 has 3,500 ANSI lumens of brightness, SXGA+ (1400x1040) resolution, and a 1,000:1 contrast ratio. The SX60 (pictured here), which is targeted for critical viewing and home theater applications, provides 2,500 ANSI lumens of brightness, SXGA+ resolution, and a 2,000:1 contrast ratio. Aimed at business presentation and boardroom installations, the X600 has 3,500 ANSI lumens of brightness, XGA (1024x768) resolution, and a 1,000:1 contrast ratio. Price: $6,999 (SX6); $5,999 (SX60); $3,999 (X600). Availability: May (all models). For more information, contact Canon at 800-652-2666 or at www.canonusa.com.

LCD monitors

Designed for professional applications, the 17-inch BenQ FP73G and 19-inch FP93G LCD monitors provide a 6 ms response time, a 700:1 contrast ratio, and D-sub/DVI dual inputs. Both displays, which are PC and Mac compatible, have 1280x1024 resolution, 20- to -5-degree tilt, and 300 cd/m2 brightness. The FP73G features a 12-mm side bezel design, while the FP93G offers a 13-mm side bezel design. Price: $249 (FP73G); $329 (FP93G). Availability: currently available (both models). For more information, contact BenQ at 866-600-2367 or at www.benq.com.

AV system controllers

AMX has introduced the Nl-2100, Nl-3100, and Nl-4100 integrated controllers, which are compatible with the company's Duet dual-interpreter firmware platforms. Targeted for use in small- to medium-sized conference rooms and training facilities, the Nl-2100 (pictured here) supports up to 15 distinct control ports. Aimed at multiple-room applications, the Nl-3100 integrates up to 31 distinct control ports. The Nl-4100, which is designed for high-end commercial and residential applications, supports up to 15 distinct control ports with four additional NetLinx Control Card slots. Price: N/A (all models). Availability: currently available (all models). For more information, contact AMX at 800-222-0193 or at www.amx.com.

Flat-panel displays

Vidikron's DView Series of flat-panel displays includes the 26-inch VL-26, 32-inch VL-32, and 37-inch VL-37 (pictured here). All models incorporate the company's Imagix digital video processing technology, 1366x768 resolution, and 10 W (RMS) stereo, two-way integrated speakers. The VL-26 and VL-32 also include a 185-channel NTSC tuner. All models are PAL-compatible. Price: N/A (all models). Availability: currently available (all models). For more information, contact Vidikron at 510-324-5900 or at www.vidikron.com.

Four-channel data recorder

RION's DA-20 four-channel, solid-state data recorder records electronic signals and waveform data for audio recording and onsite sound and vibration measurement. The recorder incorporates transducers that can be used to include constant-current electret condenser mics and single- and tri-axis accelerometers. The device stores measurement data on a memory card in WAV format, and can reproduce it as analog signal or output it to an external signal analyzer. Its input section has an 80 dB dynamic range, and its recording section provides frequency ranges of 100 Hz, 500 Hz, 1 kHz, 5 kHz, 10kHz, and 20 kHz. The device uses four IEC LR6 alkaline batteries that last up to 10 hours, depending on configuration. The recorder is also available with an optional waveform analysis software package. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact RION at 410-290-7726 or at www.scantekinc.com.

Portable projection screen

Targeted for mobile presentation use, the retractable Da-Lite Insta-Theater portable front-projection screen includes a carrying handle. The Insta-Theater screen includes a pneumatic lift that raises the screen, and a foot pedal that depresses it. The screen is exclusively available in a 100-inch diagonal NTSC format with the company's Wide Power fabric. Price: $838. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Da-Lite at 800-622-3737 or at www.da-lite.com.

RGB/video converter board

Apollo Display Technologies' Prisma II controller board enables TFT-LCD displays to be connected to standard graphics/video interfaces by converting input signals such as RGB, analog video, and DVI into TFT-compliant TTL or LVDS signals. The Prisma II supports resolutions up to WUXGA (1920x1200), component video input, picture-in-picture, and picture-by-picture. The unit is available with an optional 24 V power supply, as well as component video support and data/power connectivity options. Price: $120 (all configurations in production quantities of 10,000 units). Availability: currently available (all configurations). For more information, contact Apollo Display Technologies at 631-580-4360 or at www.apollodisplays.com.



New Products: April 2006

Kramer twisted pair transmitter and receiver, Infinity indoor/outdoor loudspeaker, Flying Mole Electronics Corp. digital amplifier ...

Outdoor loudspeaker

The 60-SM stereo/mono outdoor loudspeaker from Paradigm is set inside a water-, weather-, and UV-resistant faux rock structure. The speaker includes two 1-inch, pure-titanium domes and a 6.5-inch, mineral-filled polypropylene bass/mid-range cone. The speaker features the company's Dual-Directional soundfield technology, which offsets the tweeters at 60-degree angles for placement flexibility. The 60-SM is available in fieldstone, northeastern dark granite, and western sandstone finishes. Price: $249. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Paradigm at 905-632-0180 or at www.paradigm.com.

Video scalers

Hall Research Technologies has released the SC-VD-2 and SC-DV-2 video scalers. The SC-VD-2 outputs DVI-I signals, supports analog PC or component HDTV input via an HD15 connector, and automatically detects the signal's resolution and refresh rate. The SC-DV-2 accepts digital video input via a DVI-I connector, automatically detects the signal's resolution, and converts it to analog RGB output. Both models include 50 MB video memory for real-time frame rate conversion, as well as an onscreen display that enables users to specify the output signal's resolution and refresh rate. Price: N/A (both models). Availability: currently available (both models). For more information, contact Hall Research Technologies at 714-641-6607 or at www.hallresearch.com.

Full-matrix Cat5 switch platform

Magenta Research has introduced a full-matrix, scalable Cat5 switch platform that provides multiple switch solutions from 16x16 to 256x256. The platform combines the company's Mondo Matrix and MultiView products to create a system capable of 2048x1536 resolution computer video. The platform enables concurrent switching of stereo, mono, or S/PDIF audio, as well as simplex serial or duplex RS232. The company's Morph-It (pictured here) rack-based Cat5 signal distribution platform is designed for use at the front end of the switch platform. Morph-It supports up to 16 dual transmitter cards, enabling 32 powered transmitters to be packed into the 4U unit. Price: Cat5 Switch Platforms start at $10,250; $1,200 (Morph-It). Availability: currently available (both models). For more information, contact Magenta Research at 860-210-0546 or at www.magenta-research.com.

Portable wireless intercom system

The PortaCom Pro wireless intercom system from Anchor Audio incorporates the company's Omni Point Expandable Network (OPEN) technology, which allows an unlimited number of users to simultaneously share the secured system without using base station repeaters or active antennae. The system uses spread spectrum technology and the 2.4 GHz frequency to prevent interference from other 2.4 GHz devices and in-plant electronics. The PortaCom Pro includes 15 user group channels and an All Call channel, which provides an approximate range of 700 feet. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Anchor Audio at 800-262-4671 or at www.anchoraudio.com.

Microportable projector

sTargeted for portable business presentations, the EVO 2SX+ projector from projectiondesign has SXGA+ (1400x1050) resolution and 2,500 ANSI lumens of brightness. The 6-pound projector features true optical lens shifting and the company's RealColor color reproduction technology. The unit includes multiple analog and digital connections, as well as dedicated network interface and asset management functionality for fixed installation applications. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact projectiondesign at 201-943-1616 or at www.projectiondesign.com.

Matrix switchers

Extron's CrossPoint 450 Plus Series of ultra-wideband matrix switchers and MAV Plus Series of fixed matrix switchers are available in enhanced sizes from 32x48 to 64x64. The CrossPoint 450 Series, which is designed for use in command & control centers and training facilities, includes 450 MHz RGB bandwidth for high-resolution computer video and audio routing systems. The MAV Plus Series, which includes eight mono audio matrix switchers, routes balanced or unbalanced mono audio in speech reinforcement and background music applications. Price: N/A (all models). Available: currently available (all models). For more information, contact Extron at 714-491-1500 or at www.extron.com.

Power-over-Ethernet splitters

Targeted for use with IP telephones, wireless network access points, Bluetooth access points, and security cameras, Phihong's PSD14 Series 14 W, DC-DC Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) splitters are designed to be mounted next to an Ethernet device. Available in output voltages of 12 V, 5 V, and 3.3 V, all models include an LED status indicator, support an input voltage rate of 36 to 56 VDC, and are IEEE 802.3af-compliant. Price: $29.95 (all models). Availability: currently available (all models). For more information, contact Phihong at 510-445-0100 or at www.phihong.com.

Architectural loudspeakers

Axiom's Architectural W2, W3, and W22 on-wall/in-wall hybrid loudspeakers feature fully integrated, tuned enclosures that recess into the wall, enabling the speakers to be mounted in a standard 3.5-inch wall stud. The W2 loudspeaker (pictured here) includes a 5.25-inch woofer, a 1-inch tweeter, and a 70 Hz to 22 kHz (±3 dB) frequency response. The W3 provides a 6.5-inch woofer, a 1-inch tweeter, and a 60 Hz to 22 kHz (±3 dB) frequency response. The W22 has dual 5.25-inch woofers, a 1-inch tweeter, and a 60 Hz to 22 kHz (±3 dB) frequency response. Price: $220 each (W2); $245 each (W3); $325 each (W22). Availability: currently available (all models). For more information, contact Axiom at 866-244-8796 or at www.axiomaudio.com.

Balanced power systems

Designed for installation between the wall outlet and AV components to eliminate electronic noise and hum induced through an unbalanced power line, Alpha Core's Goertz Balanced Power (BP) System is available in three sizes rated for 300, 600, and 1,000 VA. The system's transformer is potted in an epoxy compound inside a round steel enclosure with a scratch-resistant, off-white powder coat enamel. Price: $285 (300 VA); $355 (600 VA); $433 (1,000 VA). Availability: currently available (all models). For more information, contact Alpha Core at 203-355-6805 or at www.alphacore.com.

Video switchers

Mustang has debuted the SM-7IScSw (seven inputs) and SM-8IScSw (eight inputs) video switchers, which are designed for use in video signal management in presentation applications. Both models scale composite, S-video, component, DVI, and computer graphics signals to a user-defined graphics output resolution. The devices offer multiple aspect ratio selections, and include built-in, 5 W RMS per channel audio amplifiers with speaker output connectors. Price: N/A (both models). Availability: currently available (both models). For more information, contact Mustang at 800-398-5652 or at www.mustangav.com.



New Products: April 2006

Kramer twisted pair transmitter and receiver, Infinity indoor/outdoor loudspeaker, Flying Mole Electronics Corp. digital amplifier ...

DVI/HDMI-over-Cat5 extenders

Targeted for use in high-definition (HD) video extension applications, Gefen's DVI-Cat5 Extreme (pictured here) and HDMI-Cat5 Extreme Cat5 cable extenders include sender and receiver units, EMI protection, and enhanced chip technology to compensate for Cat5 cable skew variations, according to the company. The extenders support HD resolutions up to 2040x1080 at up to 150 feet at 165 MHz, and up to 200 feet at resolutions up to 1080i. Price: $499 (both models). Availability: currently available (both models). For more information, contact Gefen at 800-545-6900 or at www.gefen.com.



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