What's New: Video TechnologyZandar's MultiViewers provide a flexible, integrated interface for the display of multiple video and data sources at diverse sites. The all-new FusionPro+ MultiViewer offers enhanced video display an 4/01/2006 7:00 AM Eastern
Apr 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Laura Dixon and Jessaca Massey
Zandar's MultiViewers provide a flexible, integrated interface for the display of multiple video and data sources at diverse sites. The all-new FusionPro+ MultiViewer offers enhanced video display and monitoring and delivers pristine image quality at resolutions of up to WUXGA, 1080p, and more. The next-generation system offers the Z-Configurator layout configuration software standard and, with the optional Zandar Dual Head (ZdH), has the ability to drive two displays as one virtual monitor wall, with any-input-to-any-output functionality.
▪ Zandar Technologies | www.zandar.com
The MiniMits XD80U from Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America's Presentation Products Division offers 1500 ANSI lumens in a device measuring 1.8"×7.3"×6.9" (smaller than a laptop computer) and weighing less than 3lbs. Dual color modes provide adaptability. In Dynamic mode, users can select the color levels needed to maximize their color presentations and imaging content, and in Vivid mode they can switch from a four-segment (RGBW) to a six-segment color wheel (RGBRGB) to create rich video images. Additional color adjustments, such as white balance, color temperature, and gamma controls, can be made to fine-tune presentations.
▪ Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America Presentation Products Division
Matrox Graphics' Extio F1400 external graphics unit delivers remote multi-display graphics capabilities on up to four digital or analog monitors at a time. It allows the user interface of the computer — including keyboard, mouse, monitors, and graphics hardware — to be separated from the host PC by distances of up to 820ft. using fiber-optic cable. The unit features Matrox's signature quad digital and analog feature set, including support for up to 1600×1200 quad resolution, and incorporates a Matrox-designed graphics chip armed with 128MB of graphics memory. Additional features include a dual-LC connector for fiber-optic cable; four DVI-I monitor connectors; and six USB 2.0 ports (four in front, two in back).
▪ Matrox Graphics
VIDEO DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM
NetStreams' Panorama can switch and send composite, S-Video, or component video signals, including 1080i HDTV, over standard Cat-5 wiring. Based on NetStreams' new video matrix switcher, the PAN6400, the system distributes up to four separate video sources to six video displays and, with the inclusion of Cable Length Compensation (CLC) cards, offers no loss or video signal degradation from source to monitor, even at distances of up to 1,000ft. The system is expandable to allow video distribution to an unlimited number of displays or zones for use in residential and commercial venues.
▪ NetStreams | www.netstreams.com
DIGITAL SIGNAGE SCHEDULER
StrandVision's new digital signage scheduling system enables subscribers to its Digital Signs services to specify start and end dates for their messages, along with specific times for each individual message to be distributed to viewing displays. This allows businesses and organizations to feature promotions aimed at particular audiences throughout the day, week, or year. In addition, using the capabilities of StrandVision's new digital player combined with additional channel/location subscriptions, subscribers can send custom messages to different digital displays at locations around the building or around the world.
▪ StrandVision | www.strandvision.com
VIDEO DELIVERY SYSTEM
Canopus' MediaEdge3 LAN-based video delivery solution supports video-on-demand (VOD), live broadcast, streaming, digital signage applications, and pre-programmed playback of high-definition video content. The multichannel, multi-location video delivery system uses proprietary Canopus MPEG compression technology over standard TCP/IP networks for high-quality video distribution and display on both standard-definition and HD display devices. It also represents an expansion of the Grass Valley ProLine series of products for pro AV applications.
▪ Canopus | www.canopus.com
Hall Research's new SC-VD-2 video scaler accepts analog PC or component HDTV input through an HD15 connector and outputs DVI-I (integrated digital RGBHV bitstream plus analog RGBHV). The SC-DV-2 video scaler accepts digital input through a DVI-I connector, automatically detecting the resolution of the signal and converting it to an analog RGB output (PC VGA or HDTV component). Both scalers allow the user to specify the resolution and refresh rate of the output signal through an easy-to-use onscreen display controlled by front-panel pushbuttons. The scalers also offer 50MB video memory for realtime frame rate conversion.
▪ Hall Research Technologies