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New Products: January 2006

Telecast Fiber Systems multi-format video signal generator, Yamaha digital mixing console, Hitachi Software interactive presentation system ... 1/30/2006 5:21 AM Eastern

New Products: January 2006

Telecast Fiber Systems multi-format video signal generator, Yamaha digital mixing console, Hitachi Software interactive presentation system ...

Multi-format video signal generator

The SG5070 SDI-HD/SDI video signal generator from Telecast Fiber Systems is designed to test fiber and copper transmission paths and identify signals in the field. The generator produces four different video test patterns in seven HD formats and six SDI formats. In addition to standard 75-ohm outputs, the SG5070 features optional fiber optic ST connector outputs for direct-to-optical testing, which enables users to establish and verify high-bandwidth HD transport through an existing fiber network. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Telecast Fiber Systems at 508-754-4858 or at www.telecast-fiber.com.

Digital mixing console

Yamaha's 32- and 48-channel M7CL mixing consoles are targeted for use in houses of worship, mid-sized theaters, and nightclubs. The M7CL features four stereo inputs, three mini-YGDAI expansion card slots, 16 mix buses, eight matrix buses, a left-center-right bus, eight DCAs, and 16 omni outputs. Each of the console's selected input channels provides channel name and icon strip, insert and direct-out select keys, input gain, four-band EQ, a high-pass filter, Dynamics 1 and 2, 16 mix sends, a channel plan, and stereo, mono, and bus assigns. Price: $19,999 (32-channel model); $24,999 (48-channel model). Availability: currently available (both models). For more information, contact Yamaha at 714-522-9011 or at www.yamaha.com.

Interactive presentation system

Designed for presentations in education, government, and business applications, Hitachi Software's T-17SXL pen-driven interactive system offers a 17-inch LCD display, SXGA resolution, and Hitachi's StarBoard software suite of presentation and collaboration tools. The system features a built-in video pass-through for connecting to projectors and computers without an external video splitting amplifier. The T-17SXL connects to a PC via USB link. Price: $1,995 to $2,195, depending on configuration. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Hitachi Software at 888-615-9600 or at www.hitachi-soft.com.

Power amplifier

TCS Audio has released the TA4000 power amplifier, which is targeted for use in large venue tours and music performance halls. The amplifier offers 2,000 W per channel (4,000 W bridged), a signal-to-noise ratio of greater than 100 dB, and a THD factor of less than 0.03 percent (20 Hz to 20 kHz @ 3 dB below clipping). The amplifier features the company's Constant Thermal Monitoring technology, which manages the unit's variable-speed fan. Price: $1,995. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact TCS Audio at 800-403-4484 or at www.tcsaudio.com.

Microportable projector

Epson's PowerLite 76c microportable projector offers 2,000 ANSI lumens of brightness and native XGA (1024x768) resolution. The 5.7-pound LCD projector features the company's Instant Off shutdown technology, which eliminates the need for a cool-down period, and the Epson Twin Optimized Reflection Lamp, which is designed to reduce light leakage and diffraction, according to the company. Price: $1,099. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Epson at 408-496-0900 or at www.epson.com.



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New Products: January 2006

Telecast Fiber Systems multi-format video signal generator, Yamaha digital mixing console, Hitachi Software interactive presentation system ...

Ultra-portable projector

Targeted at educators, mobile professionals, and small- to medium-sized businesses, the TDP-SC25U DLP projector from Toshiba's Digital Products Division features a detachable document camera, 1,800 ANSI lumens of brightness, native SVGA (800x600) resolution, and a 2,000:1 contrast ratio. The 8.8-pound projector offers one-touch auto setup, keystone correction, and a monitor output connector, which enables users to view presentations from an external display. Price: $1,199. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Toshiba at 800-316-0920 or at www.toshibadirect.com.

Videoconferencing systems

Polycom has introduced the VSX 5000, VSX 7000s, and VSX 7000e videoconferencing systems. The VSX 5000 is a dual-mode (IP/ISDN) system that offers dual monitor capability, data sharing, a pan-tilt-zoom camera, and can connect to any XGA or TV display. The VSX 7000s (pictured here) features an embedded speaker, a subwoofer, and dual monitor support. It offers multiple methods of sharing data, videos, and pictures, and can connect to any XGA or TV display. The VSX 7000e is available with the Polycom PowerCam camera, and includes multiple connection options and dual RS232 ports for peripherals and control. Price: $3,999 (VSX 5000); $6,999 (VSX 7000s); $8,999 (VSX 7000e). Availability: currently available (all models). For more information, contact Polycom at 800-765-9266 or at www.polycom.com.

Multichannel media players

Focus Enhancement's Mantis MC and Mantis MG multichannel standard/high-definition media players are designed to provide ondemand video playback for applications such as retail, museums, malls, hospitality, and education. The Mantis MC is a 1U, rack-mounted player that offers two channels of HD or SD video and 32-bit accelerated graphics. The Mantis MG is a 3U rack-mounted player that features scheduled or interactive playback via four HD or eight SD independent outputs. Price: N/A (both models). Availability: currently available (both models). For more information, contact Focus Enhancements at 408-866-8300 or at www.focusinfo.com.

Mobile flat-panel display stands

Designed to work with flat-panel displays that measure up to 50 inches vertically and weigh up to 150 pounds, the MPS-60, MPS-72, and MPS-84 Mobile Plasma Stands from Da-Lite feature a rail mounting system for installation, a key-operated lock to secure displays, and an adjustable accessory shelf for stacking components. The units' 5-inch casters enable them to be moved over uneven surfaces. The Mobile Plasma Stands are available in 60- (MPS-60), 72- (MPS-72), and 85-inch (MPS-85) heights with a black powder coat finish. Price: $982 (MPS-60); $998 (MPS-72); $1,015 (MPS-84). Availability: currently available (all models). For more information, contact Da-Lite at 800-622-3737 or at www.da-lite.com.

Digital visual presenter

AVerMedia Technologies' AVerVision530 digital visual presenter is designed to display documents, 3D objects, and transparencies. The presenter connects to any digital (DVI) or analog (VGA, S-video, and composite) monitor, projector, or TV. The unit features a 1/3-inch, 850K CCD progressive scan image sensor with 12X optical zoom and 8X digital zoom and pan. It offers built-in memory for storing up to 80 high-resolution JPEG images, CF/SD memory card slots for portable image transfer, and the company's PC Cam software for capturing and sending still images and video directly to a PC. Price: $1,499. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact AVerMedia at 408-263-3828 or at www.avermedia-usa.com.



New Products: January 2006

Telecast Fiber Systems multi-format video signal generator, Yamaha digital mixing console, Hitachi Software interactive presentation system ...

DLP projector

The PT-D3500U DLP projector from Panasonic features XGA (1024x768) resolution, 3,500 lumens of brightness, a 1,600:1 contrast ratio, digital keystone correction, and a bayonet-type lens system. Designed for use in classrooms, meeting rooms, retail stores, and showrooms, the projector offers a DVI-D connector (HDCP-compliant), and audio input/output terminals, as well computer (RGB), 5 BNC component, composite, and S-video connections. The PT-D3500U includes Panasonic's PJLink function for standardized LAN control. The projector's sealed optical block protects the light engine from smoke, dust, and other contaminants. Price: $7,500. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Panasonic at 800-528-8601 or at www.panasonic.com.

Power amplifiers

Gemini has released the GPA Series of professional power amplifiers, which includes the GPA-1000 (70 W RMS at 8 ohms), GPA-2000 (85 W RMS at 8 ohms), GPA-3000 (140 W RMS at 8 ohms), and GPA-4000 (200 W RMS at 8 ohms). The amplifiers feature three modes of operation: stereo, parallel mono, and mono bridge. All models offer dual volume controls, dual VU meters, balanced XLR and 1/4-inch inputs, 1/4-inch and Speakon outputs, and removable rack ears. All units provide a 30 Hz to 50 kHz frequency response and a signal-to-noise ratio of 100 dB below rated power at 8 ohms. Price: N/A (all models). Availability: N/A (all models). For more information, contact Gemini at 732-738-9003 or at www.geminidj.com.

Touchpanels

The 5-inch active-matrix LCD Modero touchpanel from AMX is designed for entryways, meeting rooms, and offices in corporate and education settings. The unit's front panel offers two speakers, a light sensor for automatic adjustment of panel brightness, a motion sensor that activates the panel when a user is near, and a microphone for audio/intercom applications. The touchpanel features a 250:1 contrast ratio, 170+ cd/m2 brightness, and 800x480 resolution. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact AMX at 800-222-0193 or at www.amx.com.

HDTV/media server

Targeted for use in corporate and consumer AV control systems, Brillian's 6580iFB 1080p HDTV media server video platform includes three 2 megapixel UltraContrast Gen II LCoS microdisplays, each of which are dedicated to a single color — red, green, or blue. The 65-inch unit offers a 4,000:1 contrast ratio, 1920x1280 resolution, and 11-bit grayscale per color channel performance. Price: $9,999. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Brillian at 602-389-8888 or at www.brilliancorp.com.



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