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New Products: December 2006

Jeron intercom system, Da-Lite Screen Co. AV cart, Analog Way video controller ... 12/25/2006 7:34 AM Eastern

New Products: December 2006

Jeron intercom system, Da-Lite Screen Co. AV cart, Analog Way video controller ...

Intercom system

Designed for hands-free duplex conversations, paging, and access control, Jeron's Spectrum 430-IP LAN Intercom System provides voice communication and signaling on a local area network (LAN) for master-to-master and master-to-substation internal intercom applications. The Spectrum 430-IP can be connected to an existing LAN to directly interface with fiber optic transceivers. The basic system incorporates a 430-IP Central Exchange, which is linked to IP-station hubs with digital or analog stations via a LAN. One Central Exchange can support up to six IP-station hubs and 48 stations. The 430-IP can also interface with PA overhead page and PBX systems. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Jeron at 800-621-1903 or at www.jeron.com.

AV cart

Da-Lite Screen Co. has released the Advance AT2C-42JFS AV cart, which includes an 18- by 24-inch top shelf designed for use with televisions and monitors that measure up to 20 inches. The 32- to 42-inch-high cart has a slide-out keyboard tray, two flip-down shelves, and a locking storage cabinet with ventilation slots. The Advance AT2C-42JFS features a black powder coated finish. Price: $625. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Da-Lite at 574-267-8101 or at www.da-lite.com.

Video controller

Designed for multi-room events with large screens that use soft edge blending technology, Analog Way's Axion controller can control up to six screen configurations and multiple Analog Way iX Hi-Res Seamless Switchers, including the Di Ventix, Eventix, Natix, or Centrix. The controller features a 7-inch WXGA color touchpanel, USB connection, customizable and configurable presets, and a joystick with direct effects access. Multi-screen configuration can be previewed on the Axion's 16:9 TFT monitor screen. Price: $18,500. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Analog Way at 212-269-1902 or at www.analogway.com.

Presentation software

The StarBoard Software version 7.1 interactive presentation software from Hitachi Software features deferred handwriting recognition, which allows users to change handwriting into text and control the timing of the change. Other features include: TWAIN support, which allows users to import image captures from the TWAIN device into StarBoard Software; an MSI Installer, which automatically deploys the software from a network server; and Projector Control, which allows users to control a projector on a network. Price: Free with purchase of StarBoard. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Hitachi Software at 888-615-9600 or at www.hitachi-soft.com.

Composite and HDMI cables

Liberty Wire & Cable has introduced the LibertyLinx Control Cables and DigitaLinx HDMI Cables (pictured here). LibertyLinx composite control cables are designed to establish AV and data distribution runs, balance audio and video signals, enable broadband dual-DSS distribution, remotely control web browsers, and operate window treatments. DigitaLinx HDMI cables transmit HDMI 1.3 signals at resolutions up to 1080p. The DigitaLinx cables are available in 1- and 2-meter lengths, and are jacketed in black and silver braided fabric sheaths. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Liberty Wire & Cable at 800-530-8998 or at www.libertycable.com.

Loudspeakers

Targeted for use in corporate and commercial installations, Genelec has released the AIW25 Active In-Wall Loudspeaker, the AIC25 Active In-Ceiling Loudspeaker, and the AOW312 Active On-Wall Loudspeaker (pictured here). The AIW25 and AIC25 feature matched, separate RAM2 remote amplifier modules, which can be used with a 4U-high RAM rack adapter to accommodate up to 8 RAM amplifiers. The AIW25 is a two-way active speaker with a 5-inch bass driver and 3/4-inch treble driver equipped with the company's Directivity Control Waveguide technology. The AIC25 is a two-way active loudspeaker with a 5-inch bass driver and 3/4-inch treble driver. The AOW312 is a three-way active speaker with a 12-inch woofer, 5-inch midrange, and 1-inch metal dome tweeter. Price: N/A. Availability: N/A. For more information, contact Genelec at 208-652-0900 or at www.genelecusa.com.

Multi-image processor and router

Miranda Technologies' Kaleido-X multi-image processor and router can display 96 HD, SD, or analog inputs an unlimited number of times in any size across eight displays of any resolution and orientation. Outputs can be grouped or independently controlled. As a router, the device can switch 96 unprocessed inputs to 48 HD/SD outputs. It can also monitor up to 2,304 channels of audio, including embedded, discrete AES, or discrete analog. When used in combination, each output module operates independently. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Miranda Technologies at 973-683-0800 or at www.miranda.com.

Acoustical treatment system

The SonoSuede Pro System from Auralex Acoustics is a do-it-yourself room treatment system aimed at professional and home recording studio applications. The SonoSuede system consists of four 16- by 48- by 2-inch back-beveled panels for corner trapping, and eight 16- by 48- by 1-inch rectangular back-beveled panels, for a total of 64 square feet. The system is available in black/red and black/tan stock color combinations, as well as customizable colors. Price: $1,119. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Auralex Acoustics at 800-953-9949 or at www.auralex.com.

Home theater projectors

Planar has released the PD8110 home theater projector, which features 1920x1080 native resolution, 1,200 lumens of brightness, and an 8,000:1 contrast ratio. It incorporates DLP technology, a short throw lens, and horizontal and vertical lens shift. The company's PD7150 720p projector has 1,000 lumens of brightness and a 5,000:1 contrast ratio. The PD7130 model incorporates DLP technology, a 4,500:1 contrast ratio, and 900 lumens of brightness. Price: $9,999 (PD8110); $5,999 (PD7150); $3,999 (PD7130). Availability: currently available (all models). For more information, contact Planar at 866-475-2627 or at www.planar.com.

LCD display

NEC Display Solutions of America has introduced the MultiSync CD3735WXM widescreen, large-format LCD display, which incorporates an ATSC high-definition TV tuner, and VGA, DVI, and HDCP video connectivity. The monitor features a 16:9 aspect ratio, 9 ms response time, a 1,600:1 contrast ratio, and 1366x768 native resolution. The display's speakers and base are detachable. It also incorporates S-video, component, and composite video inputs. Price: $2,299.99. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact NEC Display Solutions at 866-698-6619 or at www.necdisplay.com.



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New Products: December 2006

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Audio system bridge

Aviom's AN-16SBR System Bridge is designed for use with the company's Pro16 Series products in digital snake and audio distribution systems with more than 32 channels. The AN-16SBR is used at both ends of each 48- or 64-channel run. The system bridge supports 64x0, 48x16, 32x32, and smaller configurations. The AN-16SBR incorporates two 1U rack-mount modules, each with four 16-channel Neutrik EtherCon connectors and one 64-channel Neutrik EtherCon connector for bridge output. Multiple units can be combined to create complex systems. Price: $365. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Aviom at 610-738-9005 or at www.aviom.com.

Long distance audio bridge

The SymNet CobraLink long distance audio and control data bridge from Symetrix features 64 channels of audio capacity to bridge the company's SymLink hardware to any CobraNet audio network. CobraLink transmits up to 32 channels and receives up to 32 channels of audio and SymNet control data over a CobraNet network. The device provides an Ethernet control interface for other SymLink hardware and 64 channels of SymLink bussing. The CobraLink incorporates two RS232 ports, one RS485 port, and primary and secondary CobraNet ports. Price: $1,999. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Symetrix at 425-778-7728 or at www.symetrixaudio.com.

Theater processor

Targeted at home theater and custom applications, the Maestro M2e theater processor from AudioControl incorporates the company's Active Balanced Technology to output a high-resolution component video signal that can extend 1,000 feet over Cat5 wiring. AudioControl BVR-25 or BVR-20 receivers accept the signal and convert it back to a standard component video signal. The Maestro M2e outputs 1080, 720, or 480 component video and digital audio via an RJ45 connector. An eight-channel direct analog input supports DVD-A and SACD sources. Price: $2,399. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact AudioControl at 425-775-8461 or at www.audiocontrol.com.

Digital audio processor software

Eventide's 5.2 software, which is designed for the company's H8000FW digital processor, incorporates 249 effects modules for creating unique effects from the front panel or via supplied VSIG and VSIG X programming tools. The software's Audiomux audio crossbar router is designed for surround sound and other complex routings. A Delay_XF crossfading multitap delay features modulation and gain. An EQS module provides double precision series EQ with multiple filter shapes and parameter changes. The Moddetun pitch detune module has modulation capability, and an overload indicator detects overloads from within a signal path. Price: $99. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Eventide at 201-641-1200 or at www.eventide.com.

Video switchers

For-A Corp. of America has introduced the VPS-700 GINGA 1 M/E digital switcher and HANABI HVS-1000HS switcher, which are designed for government broadcasting, analysis, and surveillance applications. The VPS-700 GINGA 1 M/E digital switcher (pictured here) features frame synchronization for each input, up to 16 SD inputs and outputs, six keyers, six chroma keyers, and six 3D DVE channels. The switcher supports 525/60 and 325/50 SD formats. The 2RU HANABI HVS-1000HS mix/effect switcher supports 1080i, 24p, 720p, SD, HD, NTSC, and PAL formats. Both switchers are available in 2D or 3D versions. Price: $24,000 (VPS-700 2D); $27,000 (VPS-700 3D); $49,000 (HVS-1000HS 2D); $53,000 (HVS-1000HS 3D). Availability: currently available (all models). For more information, contact For-A at 714-894-3311 or at www.for-a.com.

Flat-panel display protector

Designed for standard size, large-format plasma and LCD displays, the ITSENCLOSURES Viewstation can be used in a variety of settings to protect monitors from theft, vandalism, and tampering. The Viewstation is available as a pole, wall, or ceiling mount. The product is sealed, lockable, and secure, and can be used in indoor or outdoor applications. A filter fan system keeps the monitor cool, and an infrared sensor allows for remote IR distribution control. The enclosure is available in black and stainless steel. Price: starts at $3,899. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact ITSENCLOSURES at 800-423-9911 or at www.itsenclosures.com.

Interactive whiteboard software

SMART Technologies Inc. has introduced SMART Board software 9.5 for Linux operating systems. The software supports Fedora Core 3, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, and SUSE 10. Version 9.5 features a Gallery search option, annotation tools, full drag-and-drop functionality, pre-loaded digital content, a Freehand Screen Capture tool, and a Spotlight tool. The program can be used with all SMART Board interactive whiteboards, Sympodium interactive pen displays, and AirLiner wireless slates. SMART Board software is also available in version 9.5 for Mac and Windows. Price: free at www.smarttech.com/support/software. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact SMART Technologies at 403-245-0333 or at www.smarttech.com.

Stereo audio receivers

Onkyo's TX-8522 and TX-8222 stereo audio receivers both feature FM/AM tuners, a high-current, low-impedance drive, and a range of connectivity. Optional features include XM-Ready satellite radio compatibility, multi-room, multi-source capability, and compatibility with the company's iPod control docks. The TX-8522 (pictured here) delivers 100 W per channel into 8 ohms. The product incorporates a rear panel XM connect-and-play port, which allows users to connect to an XM Passport portable antenna. It includes three audio inputs, two video inputs, a phono input, and two AV outputs. The TX-8222 delivers 50 W per channel into 8 ohms. It features three audio inputs, one phono preamplified input, and two audio outputs. Price: $349 (TX-8522); $249 (TX-8222). Availability: currently available (both models). For more information, contact Onkyo at 800-229-1687 or at www.onkyousa.com.

DSP console EQ and filter plug-in

Solid State Logic has released the Console EQ and Filters plug-in for its Soundscape DSP platform. The plug-in includes an equalizer section and flexible four-band parametric EQ, which includes one SSL G Series-based EQ and one SSL E Series-based EQ. The plug-in includes high and low frequency shelving bands, and two overlapping bands with adjustable EQ. EQ can be graphically represented with the EQ Graph button. A filter section includes a 12 dB/octave low-pass filter and an 18 dB/octave high-pass filter, which can be placed before or after the equalizer section. Price: $375. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Solid State Logic at 212-315-1111 or at www.solid-state-logic.com.

Sequential power panel

The ACSPR-SCS4-1509 rackmountable sequential power panel from Lowell Manufacturing incorporates surge suppression and an alarm interface. The panel features six switched outlets and three unswitched outlets. The product's sequencer provides time delayed, four-step activation and deactivation of equipment plugged into the unit. The unit is also available with rocker or key switch activation. Both unit options are also available without surge suppression. Price: $353.69. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Lowell Manufacturing at 636-257-3400 or at www.lowellmfg.com.



New Products: December 2006

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Portable CD recorder

Marantz Professional's CDR310 portable field recorder handles documentation, duplication, and archiving. The CDR310 features digital hard disc recording in multiple formats, and instant CD burning. The product features Pre-Record and Background Record modes, Silent Skip, and Adjustable AutoTrack. The CDR310 uses CD-R discs to record MP3, WAVE, AIFF, and CD-DA formats. A maximum of 55 hours of MP3 audio, 110 hours of mono, or 5 hours of PCM can be recorded. Price: N/A. Availability: N/A. For more information, contact Marantz Professional at 201-762-6500 or at www.d-mpro.com.

Spectrum analyzer

Tektronix Inc's RSA6100A spectrum analyzer incorporates a DPX spectrum display for live color viewing of signal transients changing over time in the frequency domain. The RSA6100A can be set to trigger on a problem, capture a continuous time record of changing RF events, and perform time-correlated analysis. All signals up to 110 MHz spans are captured into memory, at up to 1.7 second acquisition lengths. The analyzer is available in 6.2 GHz and 14 GHz models. Price: $69,900. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Tektronix at 800-833-9200 or at www.tek.com.

Digital conferencing microphone

The TAIDEN HCS-4380 Fully Digital Conference System microphone from Media Vision USA integrates with the company's Conference Sign-in System and Intelligent Central Control System. Features include five voting keys, a uni-directional electret condenser microphone, a hi-fi loudspeaker, a headphone jack, and a built-in channel selector. Price: $1,400-$1,700 (4386 Series); $650-$800 (4330 Series, pictured here). Availability: currently available (both models). For more information, contact Media Vision at 415-391-9090 or at www.mediavision-usa.com.

Conferencing system output unit

Sennheiser Electronic Corp.'s SDC 8200 AO analog conferencing system output unit (pictured here) connects to the company's SDC 8200 CU central unit. The SDC 8200 AO analog output unit features nine analog outputs to deliver floor language and eight translations to IR modulators, PA equipment, and recording equipment. The SDC 8200 AO is powered by the central unit. The AO includes two unbalanced RCA phono output sockets for floor language and eight unbalanced RCA phono output sockets for translations. A 4-pin Phoenix connector switches external units. Price: $2,350. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Sennheiser at 860-434-9190 or at www.sennheiserusa.com.

In-wall subwoofer

Artison's RCC 600 In-Wall Subwoofer is targeted at builders and interior designers. The RCC 600 reactance-canceling in-wall subwoofer eliminates vibrations and sound distortion, according to the company. The system's front-panel controls include power, gain, movie mode, music mode, and IR input. Price: $2,000. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Artison at 775-833-4344 or at www.artisonusa.com.

HDTV manual projector screens

Vutec Corp. has introduced the EconoPro 2000 line of roll up/down manual wall screens for wall or ceiling mounting. EconoPro 2000 screens are available in 16:9 format in 39-by 70-inch (EVMW3970S, pictured here), 45- by 80-inch (EVMW4580S), and 54- by 96-inch (EVMW5496S) sizes. The screens come in matte white fabric with a rounded silver aluminum housing. Price: $176 (EVMW3970S); $196 (EVMW4580S); $216 (EVMW5496S). Availability: N/A (all models). For more information, contact Vutec at 800-770-4700 or at www.vutec.com.

AV decoder

The CUDA MPEG-2 audio/video decoder from HaiVision is designed for use with monitoring and video distribution systems in private networks. The CUDA delivers full resolution, full frame rate video across networks at bitrates from 800 kb/s to 15 Mb/s. The product features S-video, composite, RGB, and stereo audio outputs. An encoder is also available. Price: $1,895(decoder); $3,495 (encoder). Availability: currently available (both models). For more information, contact HaiVision at 514-334-5445 or at www.haivision.com.

HDMI video splitter/extender

Hall Research Technologies' SP-HDMI-4A HDMI video splitter/extender splits an HDMI audio/video source for display on four outputs at 1080p resolution. Signals can be transmitted more than 40 feet on HDMI cable. The SP-HDMI-4A can be cascaded up to three levels, and can be used to split a DVI source by using HDMI-to-DVI adapter cables. Each buffered output can run up to 40 feet at 1080i. Price: $445. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Hall Research Technologies at 714-641-6607 or at www.hallresearch.com.

FireWire fiber optic repeater

Kramer Electronics has introduced the 648 FireWire fiber optic repeater for FireWire 1394a and 1394b signals. Used in pairs, the 648 extends FireWire cable runs up to 500 meters. The 648 features two bilingual 9-pin FireWire ports and two duplex LC fiber connectors. It transfers at 100, 200, 400, and 800 Mb/s. Price: $895. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Kramer Electronics at 908-735-0018 or at www.kramerelectronics.com.

XGA projector

Designed for use in boardrooms and theaters, the LV-7575 projector from Canon USA provides 5,500 ANSI lumens of brightness and XGA (1024x768) resolution. The LV-7575 incorporates a 1.3X zoom lens, 10-bit processing, power lens shift, network capability, and multiple image modes. The unit operates at 36 dB. Price: $8,999. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Canon at 516-328-5000 or at www.usa.canon.com.



New Products: December 2006

Jeron intercom system, Da-Lite Screen Co. AV cart, Analog Way video controller ...

IP-to-RS232 adapter

The Altinex AC301-201 IP-to-RS232 adapter communicates with the company's MultiTasker system or a RS232 serial device over an existing local area network (LAN). The AC301-201 includes a male 9-pin D-sub RS232 serial input connection and a female RJ45 network connection. The adapter features an adjustable baud rate and built-in ESD. The IP address can be set automatically or manually during installation. Price: N/A. Availability: N/A. For more information, contact Altinex at 714-990-2300 or at www.altinex.com.

Touring line array

WorxAudio has introduced the V8-PMD1 two-way, powered line array, which is targeted for use in corporate event, mid-sized concert, and AV production applications. The line array includes a large-format, 3-inch voice coil compression driver and dual 8-inch cone transducers. The company's PMD-1 digital power amplifier, which provides 500 W for low frequencies and 250 W for high frequencies, is built into the rear of the enclosure. Price: $6,822. Availability: currently available. Price: $6,822. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact WorxAudio at 336-275-7474 or at www.worxaudio.com.

Compact self-powered subwoofer

Designed for use as a low-frequency device with the company's 108P and 112P loudspeakers, L-Acoustics' SB15P compact subwoofer has a front-loaded 15-inch transducer located in a sized/tuned vented enclosure, offers a 1,000 W Class D amplifier module and dedicated onboard DSP with application-engineered presets. For stage monitoring applications, the SB15P provides an operating bandwidth of 45 Hz to 100 Hz (+ 3 dB) with a useable low frequency of 40 Hz (-10 dB). Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact L-Acoustics at 805-604-0577 or at www.lacoustics.com.

System backup software

The Leightronix Total Backup software provides automatic backup for the company's NEXUS video server and television automation system. Total Backup software backs up digital media and system information immediately or on schedule. Users select storage areas to copy and where to copy them. NEXUS memory can be copied to a local or network storage area. Total Backup can also back up an attached USB drive to a PC, network, or other USB drive. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Leightronix at 517-694-8000 or at www.leightronix.com.

Digital signage solutions

StrandVision has introduced animated radar weather maps for its digital signage systems as part of its online information package. The service is available at no charge for U.S. subscribers, and supplements locally-sourced digital signage, which includes advertising, photos, graphics, hours of operation, and employee news. The company's standard digital signage package includes local and national news, weather, and currency rates. Other optional feeds are available. Price: Free. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact StrandVision at 715-833-9501 or at www.strandvision.com.

Mixer/amplifier software

TOA Electronics has introduced programming software for the company's 9000 digital matrix mixer/amplifiers. Designed for configuration of any 9000 unit from a Windows-based PC, the software enables users to configure units off-site, and upload them to the 9000 system after installation. Programmable parameters include module selection, parametric equalizer setting, and matrix routing. Data files can be imported into Microsoft Excel for project documentation formatting and printing. Price: Free from www.toaelectronics.com. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact TOA Electronics at 800-733-7088 or at www.toaelectronics.com.

Wireless intercom accessories

HME's HSI6000 Headset Interface and Antenna Splitter/Combiner are designed for use with the company's DX Wireless Intercom Systems. The two-way Antenna Splitter/Combiner expands the normal signal coverage area of the DX systems so users can communicate in low-signal areas. The product connects the DX system base stations and antennas, enabling users to mount two additional antennas near the base station as well as two additional remote antennas. The HSI6000 allows users to connect a 2.5 mm cordless or cell phone headset to the company's BP200 beltpac. Price: N/A. Availability: N/A. For more information, contact HME at 800-848-4468 or at www.hme.com

Recessed floor boxes

Designed for installation in concrete or wood floors in commercial and residential applications, Wiremold/Legrand's RFB2 floor box line incorporates the company's FloorPort activation covers with TopGuard protection to keep water and debris from entering the compartments. Covers are available in brushed aluminum, plated brass, and black finishes. A lightweight slab-on-grad version of the RFB2 features a fusion-bonded epoxy finish applied to the standard steel box. All RFB2 boxes are fully adjustable. Price: $92. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Wiremold/Legrand at 800-621-0049 or at www.wiremold.com.

Dynamic button controller

Aurora Multimedia's WACI PAD-6 dynamic button controller provides full touchpanel functionality in a standard single-gang electrical box. The LCD-per-button touchpanel can control the company's WACI NX controllers or operate as a standalone controller, providing one IR port, one serial port, and one Ethernet port. The unit's six buttons can change based on user selection. The device features 64 MB of RAM and an internal 250 MIPS web server that triggers macros to switch on a display, power up an amplifier, activate a DVD player, etc. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Aurora Multimedia at 732-591-5800 or at www.auroramultimedia.com.

Telepresence videoconferencing solution

Cisco Systems has introduced the Cisco TelePresence 3000 videoconferencing solution for large group meetings. The system works with the Cisco TelePresence Manager software application for call scheduling and setup. The TelePresence 3000 incorporates 720p and 1080p HD video, spatial audio, a specialized environment, and interactive elements. Three 65-inch plasma screens, multichannel spatial audio, microphones, lighting, Ethernet and power ports, and a table for six are included in the TelePresence 3000 system. For small group meetings and one-on-one conversations, the Cisco TelePresence 1000 is also available. Price: N/A. For more information, contact Cisco Systems at 800-553-6387 or at www.cisco.com.



New Products: December 2006

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Sub-$500 projector

The BenQ MP510 projector is targeted at business, education, and mobile presentation applications, and has 1,500 ANSI lumens of brightness, a 2,000:1 contrast ratio, and native SVGA (800x600) resolution. The device accepts analog RGB, component, and S-video inputs, and supports digital video formats including 480p, 576p, 720p, and 1080i. A proprietary wall color correction feature enables projection onto surfaces of various colors without color distortion, according to the company. Price: $499. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact BenQ at 949-255-9500 or at www.benq.com.

SDI-to-analog composite video and audio DAC

The ISIS Group MiniBlox 4464A SDI-to-analog composite video and audio DAC converts analog audio outputs via a 24-bit DAC. The 4464A extracts two balanced analog audio stereo pairs from any group, and provides 525-625 SDI automatic detection. Full-scale output levels are adjustable, and automatic input cable equalization reaches more than 350 meters. Price: $1,925. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact ISIS at 888-622-4747 or at www.isis-group.com.

Chroma meter

Konica Minolta Sensing Americas' CS-200 Chroma Meter measures luminance, chromaticity, Gamma, and contrast of light emitting products, including large flat-panel and plasma displays, compact LCDs and OLEDs, outdoor screens, high pressure lamps, and instrument panels. The CS-200 incorporates 40 sensors to calculate spectral response, and three selectable measuring angles of 1, 0.2 and 0.1 degrees. Luminance is measured between 0.01 and 20,000 cd/m2 at measurement times as low as 0.5 seconds. An included aperture mirror is designed to eliminate misalignments between finder target and actual measuring spots. Price: N/A. Availability: N/A. For more information, contact Konica Minolta at 888-473-2656 or at www.se.konicaminolta.us.

Power source

Designed for triple-phase AC power, the PowerHouse 3X power source from Richard Gray's Power Company is engineered for commercial applications. The PowerHouse 3X can operate on 208 or 204 V triple-phase AC power, can handle up to 6,200 W, and can simultaneously power up to 21 components. The product is naturally resistant to power surges, brown-outs, and electrical storms that often damage sensitive AV components and electronics, according to the company. Price: $9,395. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Richard Gray's Power Company at 800-880-3474 or at www.richardgrayspowercompany.com.

Real-time encoder

The edje-4000 MPEG-4 Part 10 (H.264) advanced compression, real-time encoder from Adtec Digital is designed to enhance picture quality, lip sync, and power efficiency in IPTV, satellite, and cable distribution applications. The encoder includes composite video inputs and balanced stereo audio inputs with an optional SDI video supporting embedded audio feature. The edje-4000 supports closed-captioning, vertical blanking services, and AES encryption without an external encryptor. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Adtec Digital at 615-256-6619 or at www.adtecinc.com.

Multi-image generator

The Pelco Multiviewer multi-image generator allows users to view up to 60 inputs on single or multiple displays from different sources. The user can size and position windows anywhere across a single display, adjust aspect ratios, and assign image labels and/or onscreen borders for identification. Display layouts are customizable and can be saved to hotkeys. Price: N/A. Availability: N/A. For more information, contact Pelco at 800-289-9100 or at www.pelco.com.



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