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New Products: September 2006

Chief Manufacturing universal projector mounts, Belden audio cables, Sound Advance ceiling tile loudspeaker ... 9/25/2006 10:56 PM Eastern

New Products: September 2006

Chief Manufacturing universal projector mounts, Belden audio cables, Sound Advance ceiling tile loudspeaker ...

Universal projector mounts

The RPA Elite universal projector mounts from Chief Manufacturing incorporate the company's MicroZone adjustment technology, which enables users to adjust roll, pitch, and yaw with a No. 2 screwdriver. The mounts also feature the company's Q-Lock integrated security system, which consists of a locking lever and three key choices. All models are compatible with Chief's Speed-Connect ceiling-plate, extension column, and ceiling kit custom mount accessories. Price: N/A (all models). Availability: currently available (all models). For more information, contact Chief Manufacturing at 952-894-6280 or at www.chiefmfg.com.

Audio cables

Designed to transmit audio signals in indoor, outdoor, and buried applications, the HomeChoice Speaker cables from Belden use oxygen-free, copper conductors and a polyolefin dielectric. The cables are available in 12, 14, and 16 AWG models, and are CMR-, CL3R-, CMG-, and FT4-rated for in-wall and outdoor use. The cables feature color-coded satin PVC jackets for identification, as well as ascending and descending sequential footage markings. Price: N/A (all models). Availability: currently available (all models). For more information, contact Belden at 800-235-3364 or at www.belden.com.

Ceiling tile loudspeaker

The Sound Advance ST2432D SpeakerTile 24x24-inch ceiling tile loudspeaker is designed for installation into any 2-foot square, 9/16- or 15/16-inch T-bar ceiling systems. The unit features an 8-ohm bypass, as well as a 70/100 V signal transformer with primary taps for 0.5 W, 1 W, 2 W, 4 W, 8 W, 16 W, and 32 W operation. The loudspeaker's 12 dB/octave 1.2 kHz crossover circuit integrates low- and high-frequency sections, which offer self-resetting overload protection, according to the company. Price: $399. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Sound Advance at 949-492-5449 or at www.soundadvance.com.

Architectural loudspeakers

The Contractor Series of architectural loudspeakers from Klipsch are targeted at custom installation applications. The CSC-80 in-ceiling speaker includes an 8-inch polymer cone woofer and a coaxially mounted 1-inch polymer dome tweeter. The CSC-60 (pictured here) in-ceiling model, which uses the same materials and technology as the CSC-80, features a 6.5-inch woofer. The CSC-60DT summed-mono in-ceiling model offers a 6.5-inch polymer cone woofer, dual voice coils that sum low frequencies from a stereo input to mono, and a coaxially mounted dual-tweeter array to handle high frequencies. The CSW-60 in-wall model offers a 6.5-inch polymer cone woofer and a 1-inch polymer dome tweeter. Price: $125 (CSC-80); $110 (CSC-60); $150 (CSC-60DT); $125 (CSW-60). Availability: currently available (all models). For more information, contact Klipsch at 800-554-7724 or at www.klipsch.com.

DLP projector

Designed for auditoriums, lecture halls, and large conference rooms, Toshiba's TDP-TW350U DLP projector features 3,500 ANSI lumens of brightness, a 2,000:1 contrast ratio, and XGA (1024x768) resolution. It includes integrated IEEE-802.11g wireless functionality, auto focus, and an ultra-wide 1.5X motorized zoom that automatically adjusts the display when the projector is moved, according to the company. The projector includes the Toshiba's Natural Color Enhancer color correction circuitry, a PC card slot, automatic two-way digital keystone correction, and a blackboard function for wall color adjustment when projecting onto a non-screen surface. Price: $2,339. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Toshiba at 800-316-0920 or at www.toshibadirect.com.

Audio amplifiers

Lab.gruppen has introduced two eight-channel and two four-channel C Series installation amplifiers, which are targeted for use in houses of worship, performing arts centers, theme parks, and auditoriums. The C 20:8X (8 x 250 W), C 10:8X (8 x 125 W), C 10:4X (4 x 250 W — pictured here), and C 5:4X (4 x 125 W) amplifiers incorporate Class D topology, and offer 70 V, 4 ohm, 8 ohm, and 16 ohm power ratings. All models feature the company's Power Factor Correction technology, which stabilizes current draw and accepts main voltages from 90 to 265 VAC (50 Hz or 60 Hz), according to the company. Price: N/A (all models). For more information, contact Lab.gruppen at 818-665-4900 or at www.labgruppen.com.

AV transmitter/receiver

The TP-RGB-1000 AV transmitter/receiver from MultiDyne transmits RGB/UXGA and stereo audio more than 1,000 feet over UTP Cat5, Cat5e, and Cat6 cables. The device, which supports UXGA resolutions up to 1600x1200, features automatic equalization and anti-skew for use with data-grade twisted pair cables. The TP-RGB-1000 supports computer video graphics on a female 15-pin HD connector and transmits the signals via a shielded female RJ45 connector. It accepts PC audio through a 3.5 mm stereo input. Price: $1,990. Availability: fourth quarter. For more information, contact MultiDyne at 516-671-7278 or at www.multidyne.com.

Distribution amplifier

Designed for home theater and retail applications, Kramer Electronics' VM-100CA distribution amplifier enables users to send one set of input signals to up to 10 destinations. The amplifier accepts one component video signal, one unbalanced analog audio signal, and one stereo S/PDIF digital audio signal. It's HDTV compatible with 450 MHz bandwidth. The device has audio level gain controls, video level (gain), and EQ (peaking) video controls, as well as selectable input signal termination for component video and S/PDIF audio. All connectors are input loop-out RCA connectors. Price: $695. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Kramer Electronics at 908-735-0018 or at www.kramer-us.com.

Live sound mixers

The Onyx 4-Bus Series of Live Sound mixers from Mackie incorporate a balanced signal chain and four-band EQ circuitry. Features include a 6x2 matrix, 100 mm Panasonic faders, and a fully assignable stereo compressor/limiter section. The compressor/limiter includes independent threshold, ratio, and fast/slow attack controls. Models include the 24-channel Onyx 24.4 (pictured here) and the 32-channel Onyx 32.4. Price: $1,849.99 (Onyx 24.4); $2,599.99 (Onyx 32.4). Availability: currently available (both models). For more information, contact Mackie at 425-487-4333 or at www.mackie.com.

LCD monitor

Targeted for use in government, corporate, and small- to medium-sized business applications, the 17-inch SyncMaster 740BX and 19-inch SyncMaster 940BX (pictured here) from Samsung Electronics America offer a 1,000:1 contrast ratio and 1280x1024 resolution. Both models have a 5 ms response time, a 170-degree horizontal viewing angle, and analog and DVI interfaces. The displays also incorporate the company's MagicBrightIIT picture optimization, MagicColorT color enhancement, and MagicTuneT onscreen interface technologies. Price: $249.99 (740BX); $309.99 (940BX). Availability: currently available (both models). For more information, contact Samsung at 201-229-4000 or at www.samsung.com.



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Portable microphone system

Powered by AC or battery power, the SoundField ST350 portable microphone system from Las Vegas Pro Audio is targeted for use in applications with long cable runs. The microphone features 6 dB gain steps, a composite five-segment LED bar graph for level monitoring, variable control, high-pass filtering, switchable mid/side output, and headphone monitoring. It also incorporates audio manufacturer SoundField's microphone technology. End fire and invert controls provide three-dimensional microphone positioning. Price: $6,700. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Las Vegas Pro Audio at 702-307-2700 or at www.lasvegasproaudio.com.

LCD TV wall mount

The VisionMount ML22 Low-Profile Wall Mount from Sanus Systems is designed for use with LCD displays that measure 15 to 40 inches diagonal and weigh up to 100 pounds. The mount includes multiple universal mounting bracket patterns, including VESA 50, 75, 100, 200, and 400x200. The product is available in silver and black powder-coated finishes, and includes all necessary mounting hardware. Price: $89.99. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Sanus Systems at 800-359-5520 or at www.sanus.com.

Power amplifiers

Outlaw Audio's five-channel Model 7500 and seven-channel Model 7700 (pictured here) power amplifiers deliver 200 W per channel into 8 ohms and 300 W per channel into 4 ohms. According to the company, the units' harmonic distortion is less than 0.03 percent. The amplifiers feature balanced inputs and fully balanced differential circuit topology. Price: $1,599 (7500); $2,149 (7700). Availability: currently available (both models). For more information, contact Outlaw Audio at 866-688-5297 or at www.outlawaudio.com.

Video server

The Leightronix MINI-T-NX video server is targeted for use in digital video playback, video messaging/digital signage, video/audio switching, and DVD/VCR control applications. The server features MPEG decoding and two infrared control ports. An internal hard drive provides online storage of video programs and clips, and Ethernet ports enable file transfers over local or wide-area networks. The device is also available with an optional PRO-BUS device control interface for increased compatibility with video components, according to the company. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Leightronix at 517-694-8000 or at www.leightronix.com.

PA amplifier

Inter-M's dual-channel PA-2312 public address amplifier provides 120 W RMS per channel. Individual front panel gain controls include LED indicators that display output levels of -40 dB, -10 dB, and clipping. The amplifier's rear panel includes 4-ohm, 70 V, and 100 V outputs, as well as XLR inputs and a high-pass filter switch. The PA-2312 can be powered by 100 to 120 VAC or 24 VDC. Price: $667. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Inter-M at 610-874-8870 or at www.inter-m.net.

Digital media player

Designed for digital video and IP streaming for kiosk, trade show, retail, museum, digital signage, and private IP network applications, the edje 4111 HD digital media player from Adtec Digital supports MPEG-4, H.264, MPEG-2, and VC-1 formats. The media player automatically scales content to match the output target up to 1080i (60 Hz) resolution for high-definition playback. It also includes the company's mediaControl software, which includes command interface, scheduling, and playlist functions. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Adtec Digital at 615-256-6619 or at www.adtecinc.com.

KVM switch

Hall Research's Model MC4-H2 Dual-Head KVM Switch enables two monitors, a keyboard, and a mouse to control up to four PCs or servers. The device's expansion port enables up to three units to be stacked, enabling the control of up to 12 PCs. The switch routes video outputs from a selected PC at full resolution via wideband video circuits. Dual-video content can be simultaneously switched, buffered, and output. The 1RU rack-space unit features RS232 controls and hot-swapping capabilities. Price: $1,425. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Hall Research Technologies at 800-959-6439 or at www.hallresearch.com.

Condenser microphone

The U99S switchable condenser microphone from Soundelux features Normal and Brite sound options. According to the company, Normal Mode includes high-frequency roll-off for vintage sound replication, while Brite Mode is designed to remove the low-pass filter circuit to achieve a more high-end sound. The microphone features a 1-inch diameter, dual-symmetrical backplate, and a dual-membrane capsule. Price: $3,250. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Soundelux Microphones at 702-365-5155 or at www.soundeluxmics.com.

AV design software

Altinex has introduced its AVSnap v2.8.1 AV system design and integration software. The software includes a bitmap resizing function, which enables users to use corner handles to adjust the bitmap proportionally or use side handles to stretch the image up/down or left/right. Users can designate transparent color for bitmaps, as well as fill bitmap objects to simulate brick or hash marks. Price: free to download from the company's website. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Altinex at 714-990-2300 or at www.altinex.com.

Stationary IR system

The Listen Technologies LS-80-SIR stationary IR system is designed to transmit one audio signal to up to four listeners at up to 10,000 square feet. The system is targeted for use in security, assistive listening, soundfield, language interpretation, live theater, house of worship, and courtroom applications. The LS-80-SIR includes four stetho receivers, one IR transmitter, one radiator, eight AAA alkaline batteries, and an ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliance signage kit system manual. Price: $2,268.89. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Listen Technologies at 800-330-0891 or at www.listentech.com.



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Control system software

Biamp's daVinci control system software version 1.2 supports graphic-based control interface design for PCs and third-party remote controllers. The software's Auto-Connect function automatically locates Biamp components and their network settings, and loads component presets to a GUI-based full-screen layout. The software also supports the company's TI-2 telephone interface, which enables integrators to create customized control screens for teleconferencing applications. Price: free to download at the company's website. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Biamp Systems at 800-826-1457 or at www.biamp.com.

Integrated media center

Designed for custom installation applications, the Integra NVS-7.7 integrated media center includes a 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 Dual 820 processor, a 400 GB hard drive for audio and video file storage, and 1 GB of DDR memory. The media center enables users to capture, store, and distribute multimedia formats including WMV-HD, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, JPEG, WMA, MP3, AAC, and PCM. The system is compatible with RS232 and IP-based control systems, as well as S-video and composite video outputs. Its front-loaded DVD/CD tray can be used to capture video recorded on DVD, DVD +/-R/RW, CD-R/RW, VCD, and data-based optical disc formats. Price: $3,000. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Integra at 800-255-1946 or at www.integrahometheater.com.

Live sound processor

Peavey has introduced the Kosmos V2 audio processor, which is aimed at live sound and recording applications. The processor features the company's Kosmos dynamic phasing technology, which is designed to manipulate low and high frequencies to deepen bass and widen highs through phasing as well as mask comb-filtering problems, according to the company. The single-rack-space device includes front-panel rotary controls, dual XLR and 1/4-inch TRS inputs and outputs, a mono sum switch, a damping control, and crossover disable functionality. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Peavey at 601-483-5365 or at www.peavey.com.

In-ceiling loudspeaker

Targeted for use in restaurants, retail shops, boardrooms, conference centers, and airports, the TCS-C50T full-range, two-way, in-ceiling loudspeaker from Turbosound is rated at 75 W RMS, and has a 75 Hz to 22 kHz usable frequency range. The unit's 180-degree, conical dispersion pattern is designed for music and speech applications, according to the company. The TCS-C50T's integral line transformer supports 70 V and 100 V line distributed systems, and provides multiple power taps for adjusting SPL to individual zones. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Turbosound at +44-1403-711447 or at www.turbosound.com.

Plasma wall box

FSR Inc. has introduced the PWB-100 installation accessory, an 11-inch-wide box designed to accommodate flat-panel plasma and LCD displays. The PWB-100 installs in the wall behind the display and provides space for audio, video, control, and power connections. The product mounts along the bottom edge behind the display to allow the screen to sit flush against the wall, and conceals all wires and connections. The box accommodates up to six, single-space FSR Intelligent Plate Solution plates and a UL-listed, single-gang gem box for AC power. It's available in black or white in any connection style. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact FSR Inc. at 973-785-4347 or at www.fsrinc.com.

Universal control system translator

Calypso's UT-500 Serial-IR Universal Translator converts legacy commands embedded within control system source codes to new commands. The UT-500 can convert IR to IR, IR to serial, serial to IR, or serial to serial. Features include an onboard 32-event translation table, built-in IR and serial learning, and a graphical interface. After configuration, it operates as a standalone device, and can transmit responses from serial devices back to the calling control application by supporting bi-directional communications. Price: $225. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Calypso at 212-905-0700 or at www.calypso.com.

Digital camera extension systems

Logical Solutions/Thinklogical has introduced the CFL-3 High Speed Base (pictured here) and CFL-4 Base/Medium/Full digital camera extension systems, which are designed for use with digital cameras in traffic control, security, and surveillance applications. Both systems include transmit and receive modules, fiber optic cables, and two AC/DC power converters. The systems operate at speeds from 20 MHz to 85 MHz, and include serial connectivity for camera control signals, pan/tilt/zoom, or accessories such as lighting or sensors. Both models enable remote control of a camera at up to 1,000 feet via the company's Camera Link operation technology. Price: N/A (both models). Availability: currently available (both models). For more information, contact Logical Solutions/Thinklogical at 800-291-3211 or at www.thinklogical.com.

DSP stereo audio matrix switchers

Targeted for use in distributed audio integration applications, AutoPatch's PrecisLT with DSP stereo audio matrix switchers feature input gain control, output volume, tone and balance control, and a 10-band equalizer. The devices are available in 8x8 and 18x18 configurations. According to the company, the switchers' input gain control normalizes audio levels of individual sources to prevent noticeable variations in audio level when switching between inputs. Both models include the company's GraphicEQ setup software. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact AutoPatch at 800-622-0246 or at www.autopatch.com.

Condenser microphones

The M3 Silicon Valve large diaphragm, pressure-gradient, solid-state condenser microphones from MXL Microphones are available in the M3-P version for female vocals and the standard M3 version (pictured here). The microphones have a 20 Hz to 23 kHz frequency response, a 130 dB maximum SPL for 0.5 percent THD, and a 76 dB (1 kHz @ 1 Pa) signal-to-noise ratio. Both versions include a 1-inch capsule with gold sputtered, 6-micron diaphragm. The M3 is available in an iridescent blue with silver-plated grille, while the M3-P is available in pink with a silver grille. Price: $349.95 (M3); $369.95 (M3-P). Availability: currently available (both models). For more information, contact MXL Microphones at 800-800-6608 or at www.mxlmics.com.

Digital signage solutions

Intertise Inc.'s Point of Purchase (POP) Advertising System is a turnkey digital signage product designed for small- to mid-sized businesses including retail, spas, waiting rooms, and lobbies. A network version incorporates the company's VisionCast Digital Signage Software, which enables users to make remote updates to the system. A standalone “Do-It-Yourself” version of the software is also available. Screen sizes range from 7 inches to 42 inches. The company also introduced its integrated television system, POP Ads TV (pictured here), which creates a new, store-branded channel for locations with existing TVs. POP Ads TV integrates with existing cable and satellite provider channel lineups by sending content to an unused channel. Price: starts at $285 (POP Advertising System); $749 (POP Ads TV). Availability: currently available (both products). For more information, contact Intertise Inc. at 954-337-1587 or at www.intertise.com.



New Products: September 2006

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Motorized flat-panel display mount

The MM860 motorized flat-panel display wall mount from Peerless Industries enables users to remotely adjust tilt, pivot, and extend displays in commercial applications such as lobbies, conference rooms, bars, and lecture halls. The mount's universal IR remote or RS232-compatible touchpanel control automation system extends the mount up to 12 inches from the wall, swivels the display left or right from 20 to 32 degrees, or tilts the display down 25 degrees or up 7 degrees. The MM860 supports displays that measure up to 60 inches diagonal and weigh up to 180 pounds. Price: $2,199. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Peerless Industries at 800-729-0307 or at www.peerlessindustries.com.

Video signal switcher

Targeted for use in live staging and production applications, the HVS-500HS video signal switcher from For-A Corp. of America accepts HD, SD, HDV, and DV signal formats. The switcher includes 10-bit, 4:2:2 internal processing and a variety of input/output interfaces including HD/SD-SDI, HD/SD analog, VGA, and HDV/DV. The device supports 1080/60i/50i and 720/60p resolutions, and is switchable from NTSC to PAL. For more information, contact For-A Corp. of America at 714-894-3311 or at www.for-a.com.

Handheld condenser microphone

The VX-5 handheld vocal condenser microphone from Audix is targeted for use in live sound and broadcast applications. The microphone has a 40 Hz to 16.5 kHz (+ 3 dB) frequency response, a 14 mm gold vapor diaphragm, a supercardioid polar pattern, and a -10 dB pad and bass roll-off filter. It's designed to handle an SPL of up to 144 dB without distortion, and provide more than 20 dB of ambient noise rejection for feedback on live stages, according to the company. The VX-5 is available with a mic stand adapter and carrying pouch. Price: $299. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Audix at 503-682-6993 or at www.audixusa.com.

Video server

The ImageServer MAXX from 360 Systems offers standard NLEs and network-attached storage, embedded audio, and the company's Remote Workstation Interface software. The server features an input frame synchronizer, which records sources from tape or satellite sources. The unit's internal RAID array enables users to store up to 170 hours of video. The ImageServer MAXX includes composite analog and digital SDI baseband inputs and outputs. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact 360 Systems at 818-735-8221 or at www.360systems.com.

Plasma display

The 60-inch 60PC1D plasma display from LG Electronics includes the company's XD engine technology, which is designed to convert low-resolution analog signals to near high-definition levels, according to the company. The display includes built-in ATSC/NTSC/QAM tuners, as well as two HDMI inputs. It has a 7,000:1 contrast ratio, and the company's fifth-generation digital TV reception chipset. Price: $5,899. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact LG Electronics at 800-243-0000 or at www.lgusa.com.



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