Installation Products

Descriptions and specs of a wide variety of A/V products now on the market.
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Installation Products

Dec 1, 2001 12:00 PM, Compiled by Elizabeth Price

In-Wall Speaker

M&K Sound's SW-150 frameless in-wall speaker weighs 14 pounds. Cutout size is 11.25 by 9.875 inches. Impedance is 4 ohms; frequency response is 77 Hz to 20 Khz ±2 dB.
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Graphic Switcher with Audio

The Compass from FSR is a 7×1 seamless graphic video and audio switcher with a built-in scaler that accepts any video source. It is a single-rack unit device with front-panel control of all functions and transitions. Output graphic resolution is up to 1365 by 1024.
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Adapter Plates

Premier Mounts designed the PP-U6 and PP-U18, two new adjustable-width projector, plasma and television wall/ceiling mount adapter plates. They allow for easy and secure mounting to truss frame systems.
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Digital Video Scaler

Extron's Digital Video Scaler with integrated seamless switching has 33 output rates, including HDTV, and the ability to handle a wide range of input types. It comes with Dynamic Motion Interpolation, 3:2 and 2:2 pull-down detection and Accu-Rate Frame Lock.
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Music Server

Media Access Solutions offers unlimited music storage and an unlimited number of simultaneous audio outputs. An Ethernet port is provided for automatic updates to the database and software.
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Video Interface Cables

Avad's ProFlex line of cables now includes a high-performance component video interface cable, available in various lengths from 1.5 to 30 feet.
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Volume Expander

The Audio Volume Expander from Advent Product Development Inc. is an electronic amplifier that uses hybrid circuitry, comprised of resistive and capacitive components, diodes, potentiometers and a pentode to amplify and expand audio signal inputs.
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Digital Video and Audio Interface

Miranda Technologies' DV-Bridge provides users of Apple's desktop and notebook systems with a professional digital video and audio interface. DV-Bridge converts 4:2:2 video and AES/EBU audio to and from DV compressed signals via the IEEE-1394 interface.
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Wireless Listening Products

Listen Technologies offers the LR-300 digital receiver, available in a 72MHz assistive listening frequency band. The LR-600 is an all-in-one wireless receiver, 2-channel, 10-watt power amplifier and speaker. The 4-unit charging/carrying case, model LA-317, can be used to charge all Listen receivers and portable transmitters containing rechargeable batteries.
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Image Server

The HD2 from da Vinci Systems is a high-definition uncompressed digital disk recorder. It offers real-time, dual-channel concurrent access. It has two interface and control channels for simultaneous recording, playback or computer I/O.
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Ken-A-Vision introduced the Vision Viewer 7890B with 350 lines of composite video output. It is equipped with a 6mm glass lens and rubber, knurled focusing ring. It has 640×480 resolution, pre-attached cabling for direct USB connection to a computer, and FTP uploading and video streaming.
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Music Center

Compaq offers the iPAQ music center, which stores the contents of more than 400 CDs. It has a built-in visual music guide to search for songs, and features online connectivity, stereo hookup possibilities, remote control and a 20GB hard drive.
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Studio Furniture

Edit Center by Middle Atlantic Products includes the company's user-configurable series of 60- and 84-inch desk designs. Each system ships in one of two styles and features standard rotating speaker monitor platforms.
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The HD-1 from Texas Instruments/DLP features an array of 1280×720 pixels. It delivers native support for 720p as well as a 16:9 aspect ratio. It uses TI's Digital Micromirror Device. Used with the SV-Z900U, HD-1 allows a contrast ratio of 1100:1.
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Public Address Amplifier

Optim Engineering developed Model OP980 for driving multiple loudspeakers over the wide range of acoustical, electrical, mechanical and environmental conditions in a subway car.
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Plasma Display Monitor

Hitachi's 37-inch CMP307 PDP is made for business applications. Units have a resolution of 1024×768 pixels and a viewing angle of 160° vertically and horizontally.
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Audio Console

The Midas Heritage 1000 is a compact-frame, live-performance audio console. It has a high number of outputs and a high-quality mic pre-amp and EQ section. There is an optional audio-follows-video facility.
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Motion-Sensing Projector Remote

Sharp's XG-P20X conference series projectors integrate Gyration Inc.'s GyroPoint technology. The GyroPoint method of cursor control allows a presenter to hold the remote in a comfortable position and move the cursor on the screen using non-distracting motions.
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The Power-Tech 1.1, 2.1 and 3.1 feature 2-rack-space designs with recessed level controls on the front panel. The 1.1 operates at 220 watts at 8 ohms per channel; the 2.1 offers 325 watts at 8 ohms; and the 3.1 has 540 watts at 8 ohms.
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Video Scaler and Switcher

Analog Way offers the Smart Cut 2, which combines the functions of an advanced video scaler with a 5-video, 2-computer input seamless switcher. It also provides switchable stereo audio on each of its seven inputs.
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Wireless Intercom System

RadioCom BTR-300 is Telex Communications' successor to the BTR-200/RTS-2105 wireless VHF intercom system. Up to four base stations and 16 separate belt-packs can be used at one time with the BTR-300. Visit the Web site for details.
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Slide Projector

VideoMate 6100 is a new digital video slide projector from Navitar. It features outputs of IEEE1394 FireWire and XGA. And it is compatible with high-resolution video projectors, monitors, plasma televisions and computer monitors.
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Wharfedale Pro's 90 Series offers three models. Each speaker uses 8-inch reinforced pulp cone woofers with ferrofluid-cooled 25mm titanium-domed HF units. The 2190 and 2090 are rated at 200 watts with a nominal impedance of 8 ohms. The 3190 delivers 350 watts with a nominal impedance of 4 ohms. The series comes in a variety of colors.
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Signal Generators

Panasonic Factory Automation Company's 140MHz AM/FM signal generators, VP-8192A, VP-8193A and VP-8194A, deliver high-performance, low-cost testing of portable audio and home audio applications. They provide high-speed frequency switching and include a Windows-based RDS editor software and RS-232-C interface for data downloading.
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Routing Switcher Equipment

Leitch Technology Corporation makes NEBS-compliant routing switcher equipment for use in the telecom industry. The product line includes the Integrator routing switcher, featuring Blue3 dynamic routing fabric.
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Rock Speakers

Available in desert red and Atlantic gray, NEAR rocks are medium and large rock-like enclosures housing NEAR speakers. Made by Bogen Communications Inc., each speaker has low-frequency drivers with metal diaphragm and magnetic liquid suspension technology.
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Matrix Switcher

The VP-84 and VP-88, each with 300MHz bandwidth, are Kramer's 8×4 and 8×8 matrix switchers, capable of routing RGBHV, component, S-video, composite, HDTV and audio sources all from the same box.
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Waterproof Multiswitch

A cutting-edge multiswitch from North American Cable Equipment Inc., the CTMS-34 incorporates Printed Circuit Board technology with advanced pin diodes for improved response and reliability. An internal amplifier delivers gain to incoming satellite signals in the 950 to 2200 MHz frequency range.
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Video Projection Screen

Vutec's Vision XFR is a home theater video projection screen line with a multi-aspect, rear-projection masking system. It features four preset aspect ratios for popular video formats; and it has an additional preset so the user can design a custom format.
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Apogee's SA amplifiers come in four models. Each model is two rack spaces high and features rear-panel level controls. The air intake and air filter is on the front panel for easy access. Rear-panel adjustable mounting ears are optional. SA models range from 185 to 638 watts at 4 ohms, 128 to 404 watts at 8 ohms, and 370 to 1275 watts at 8 ohms bridged.
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NEC has the LT75 and LT150z Go! Series projectors, which offer a wide array of features including built-in presentation viewer (in the LT150z) and easy setup. Both weigh 3.3 pounds and provide SVGA and XGA native resolutions, respectively. They can be used as portables or in home installations.
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