Feb 1, 2001 12:00 PM, Compiled by Elizabeth Price
Themed Entertainment Products
Folsom Research www.folsom.com
Developed to simplify multiscreen presentation applications, theScreenPro Plus from Folsom Research allows implementation of a3-screen show from a single user interface. The operator can selectfrom up to 16 universal inputs accepting composite video, S-video,component video and computer video sources (640 × 480 VGA to1600 × 1200 UXGA). Sources are scaled to match the nativeresolution or “sweet spot” of the projection devices toensure optimal image quality. The product supports 14 differenttransition effects including dissolves, wipes, cuts and fades.Transition duration is programmable, and each screen output channelsupports two buffered “Program” outputs (one 5-wire BNCand one HD-15) and a “Preview” output (HD-15). Two to10 auxiliary outputs are provided on the rear panel of the unit,and a preset storage feature allows screen sets to be programmed toa single preset button for quick recall.
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Sound, Lighting and Motion Controller
Simon-Kaloi Engineering www.skeng.com
Combining multichannel audio, control and lighting into oneproduct, the Simon-Kaloi Engineering company has developed theSLAM-2000 sound, lighting and motion controller. The SLAM-2000records and plays up to eight independent channels of CD-qualityaudio. It has a full DMX-512 interface for accepting or providingDMX lighting control, can be networked with other SLAMs (or otherproducts) via an Ethernet port, and has eight optically isolateddirect-trigger inputs. Audio and control information is alwaysperfectly synchronized and stored on nonvolatile solid-state memoryboards, so there are no tapes or hard drives to malfunction or wearout. Four memory board slots allow up to 2 GB of memory. Samplingrates can also be varied to further conserve memory, ranging from5.51 to 48.0 kHz (DAT quality). Standard audio WAVE files can beloaded into the SLAM; or you can directly record onto the SLAM inreal time from standard CDs, tapes, etc., and the SLAM will convertthe information to the standard WAVE format.
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Signal Routing Matrix
LCS (Level Control Systems)
Developed to exceed the demanding requirements of liveproductions and themed entertainment, the Matrix3 offersunparalleled flexibility for solving tough dynamic audio matrixing,processing and automation requirements. Systems can be configuredfrom 8 by 8 all the way up to 400 inputs and 512 outputs with 256buses. LCS innovations like SpaceMap's™multidimensional panning and WildTracks'™ asynchronous playback withSafetynet™ redundancy are improved. Newfeatures include matrix delays and EQs, compressors, as well asdelays and EQs on every input/output, Cobranet I/O, digital I/O andselectable gain analog I/O. When combined with the CueConsolemodular control surface, the Matrix3 mixing/processing enginebecomes a powerful FOH console for live theater and concertapplications requiring automation. The four controllers —Faders, Meters+, Transporter and Editor — are sectionalpieces of the console that can be configured in any mannerimaginable. All fader control points in the system, including LCS's“virtual” groups, are re-mapable on a cue-by-cue basisto the 16 motorized faders on the Faders controller. As faderschange function for the next scene, the LCD display above itdisplays its new function. With this feature, less faders arerequired to mix a large number of inputs.
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The Extron System 7SC is a 7-input, dual-output, configurablevideo and computer-video switcher with a built-in video scaler. Itfeatures system control and RGB and video integration capabilitiesand is good for use in installations using plasma displays, andCRT, LCD and DLP projectors. Six of the inputs are configurable forcomposite video, S-video, component video or RGB. The seventhoutput accepts composite, S-video or computer video on a 15-pin HDconnector for connection to a laptop, camera or DVD player. Theswitcher offers quad-standard decoding compatibility (NTSC 3.58,NTSC 4.43, PAL and SECAM) using a 4-line adaptive comb filter. Itis programmable via RS-232 or IR drivers. Front-panel operationallows easy switcher control. The system can include an IR 70remote control, RS-232 control, optional SCP 200 hardwired controlpad or optional SCP/AAP hardwired control Architecture AdapterPlate. It provides 350 MHz (-3 dB) video bandwidth.
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This new high-brightness DLP™projector is equipped with high-resolution digital micromirrordevices and a strong optical system. Delivering 5,000 lumens, theBarco SLM G5 “Performer” is high-powered, adaptable,reliable and easy to use. An interlocking feature allows the unitsto be stacked for higher light output. The projector featuressealed optics, an integrated carrying handle and rigging system,and direct mounting capability.
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Sony Electronics www.sony.com/professional
Sony's 42-inch PFM42B1 SuperSlim monitor provides flexiblehorizontal or vertical viewing on a 1,024 × 1,024-pixeldisplay at a 160° viewing angle. Users can change aspectratios from 4:3 to 16:9 for DVD presentations and widescreenbroadcasts. The monitor has an advanced scan converter, along witha full-function remote, color temperature/dot phase adjustment and20 video-memory settings. It is available in brushed silver andcharcoal gray.
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NEC Technology www.nectech.com
NEC's new 50-inch, XGA resolution, plasma display monitor isdesigned for spaces like conference rooms, board rooms andbroadcast production facilities. Features include 1,365 × 768resolution, split-screen multi-input display, a DVI input and highimage quality. Picture-in-picture options enable concurrent displayof 4:3 and 16:9 images. The 50MP1 has broad source and multimediacapabilities with AccuShield phosphor protection and 3X digitalzoom, controllable with an ergonomic remote.
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The Sharp XG-V10WU, designed for large conference rooms, lecturehalls and custom professional installations, is an SXGA-native LCDprojector that comes with remote access and control software,multiple inputs and control options, and a quick-setupPresenterPAK. It is powered by three 1.8-inch LCD panels and twoUHP lamps, with a brightness of 4,700 ANSI lumens and uniformoutput.
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Electrograph Systems www.electrograph.com
This 42-inch plasma display monitor features a built-in scalerproviding high-resolution computer images up to UXGA (1,600 by1,200). The DTS42 has a 90-degree portrait mode, electronic zoomwith adjustable magnification, picture in picture, picture freeze,a built-in sound system, programmable onscreen display, 530:1contrast ratio and a peak brightness rating of 400cd/m2.
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One-Box Presentation Switcher
Kramer Electronics www.kramerus.com
Combining the functions of composite video, S-video and VGA/XGAswitchers, the Kramer VP-23 has an additional audio switchingsection that routes one of the pre-selected audio inputs from theother switching sections into a separate audio output. The switcheris controlled either with front-panel buttons or a rear-panelRS-232 input.
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The TDP-P3 has Digital VideoInterface™ connectivity and DigitalLight Processing™. It weighs 4.8pounds, is 2.5(H) by 9(W) by 10.5(D) inches and is easy to use. Itoffers 1,000 lumens of brightness, true XGA resolution (1,024 by768), proportional digital keystone correction and a contrast ratioof 400:1. The TDP-P3 is compatible with XGA, SVGA, VGA andMacintosh® data, in addition to NTSC,NTSC 4.43, PAL and SECAM video signals. It supports 1080i and 720pHDTV video for home theater-quality playback. A deluxe carryingcase, cables for data, video and audio connections are standardaccessories.
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Keywest Technology www.keywesttechnology.com
Reasonable price, ease of use, flexibility and reliabilitycharacterize these VooDoo rackmount digital converters. The“Big VooDoo” BVV2S A-D unit accepts composite, Y/C orcomponent video and outputs serial digital video. The “BigVooDoo” BVS2V D-A unit converts SDA into composite, Y/C orcomponent. And the “Little VooDoo” offers the same in asmaller size.
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Multimedia LCD Projector
The Fujitsu LPF-4800 is 9.3(W) by 10.8(D) by 3.5(H) inches andweighs 7.9 pounds. It has 1,024 × 768 native-resolution pixeldisplay, a 150-watt EHP lamp system with up to 1,500 ANSI lumens ofbrightness, and can project images from 23 inches to over 20 feetdiagonally. Features include a digital keystone correctionfunction, a 20X digital zoom function, wireless remote control, andan intuitive onscreen display.
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Society for Information Display www.nutmegconsultants.com
The Society for Information Display DTS CD-ROM is designed forcustom presentations relating to testing, tuning and demonstratingvideo projectors, home theater installations, plasma display panelsand professional monitors. The program allows for custom slideshows with 24-bit images and varied test-pattern resolution (160 by120 to 1,600 by 1,200). The user can select length of display time,pause images and sequence the slides manually.
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Line Quadrupler and Video Scaler
Focus Enhancements www.focusinfo.com
Focus unveils its QuadScan Elite line quadrupler and videoscaler designed for use with high-resolution, progressive-scanvideo projectors and displays for both home theater andprofessional video presentation. It can be set up and operatedusing front-panel control, an infra-red remote or by commands viaits RS-232/422 port. It is available in a desktop unit or a slim,rackmount configuration and has two input channels, each availableas composite, Y/C or component. All output is directed through a15-pin VGA-type connection.
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Digital Matrix Mixer
Gentner Communication Corp. www.gentner.com
Gentner developed the PSR1212 for multi-application use, simpleintegration and expandability. Usable in a variety of venues, fromconvention centers to conference rooms, it comes with a matrixmixer with cross-point level control, 12 input and 12 outputchannels, eight assignable processing blocks, 32 user-definablepreset conditions, Macro Pro™ andG-Ware™ software programs, andautomatic gated microphone operation.
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Wireless Microphone System
Sabine's SWM-5000 Series uses True Diversity 2.4 GHzspread-spectrum technology; up to 50 units can operate within asingle location. With the MicSuperModeling™ feature, the front-paneldial gives a choice of several dynamic or condenser mics.Microphones come in 1- and 2-channel models with built-in targetedinput processing and the ability to save and recall up to 10presets per channel on the receiver. Systems come with handheld,lavalier or headset microphones, aluminum transmitters and durable,hard rubber antennas.
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Tsunami Technologies www.tsunamitechnologies.com
Similar to Tsunami's SMPS-based HQ-2002S, the HQ-3.4 poweramplifier is capable of more than 1,800 watts of power per channelat 2 ohms. The HQ-3.4 uses conventional power supply and featuresefficient class H output amplification, in-rush current protection,DC, temperature and over current.
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Meyer Sound www.meyersound.com
The UPM-2P is a bi-amplified, three-way loudspeaker system in acompact enclosure. Small size (18 by 6.7 inches) and light weight(21 pounds) allow for use in confined spaces. The system has atight, 45° × 45° pattern. It offers relatively highsound pressure levels, low distortion levels, dual MS-5, 5-inchcone transducers, a 1-inch titanium dome HF driver, two class A/Bbridged complementary output MOSFET power amps (225 watts and 125watts RMS) and phase-corrected active signal processing. It hasthree-way design, with an active crossover transitioning the signalfrom 2 to 5 kHz between the HF driver and low-mid section, as wellas a passive crossover rolling off the signal to one of the low-middrivers above 500 Hz.
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The EF2280 is the new multichannel matrix/microphone mixer withindividual channel acoustic echo and noise cancellation from ASPI.The product is broadband (20 Hz-20 kHz), bus-expandable to eightunits and includes voice-driven AGC that utilizes neural networkprocessing. It features a number of user presets, 270ms tail time,5-band parametric EQ on each mic/line input channel, 25 × 18matrix mixing with individual cross-point gain structure, anduser-friendly software.
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In-Tile Speaker Systems
The LT Series comes ready-to-install. The 1' × 2', in-tilespeaker systems do not require tile cutouts; they replace anexisting tile and are supported by the T-bar grid. Installers canselect from factory-wired speaker/transformer assemblies mounted toa 1' × 2' subplate, built-in T-bar cross support and optionalfactory-installed backbox.
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The ASP 1 Antenna Splitter/DC Power Distributor simultaneouslyfeeds RF signals and DC power to up to four fixed receivers (or canbe cascaded to power up to eight). The AC 1 Antenna Combinercombines four in-ear monitoring systems into one antenna. The AB 1Antenna Booster provides a 10dB gain to the received signal. The AM1 Adapter can mount antennas on a 19-inch rack. And the A 1030-UWideband Omnidirectional Antenna can be used as a remote diversityantenna with all evolution wireless microphone systems.
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Shure's FP24 portable 2-channel mixer/preamp is engineered forhigh-resolution digital recording. Features are a dynamic range ofover 110 dB, a bandwidth from 10 Hz to 50 kHz, and low distortion.Its 66 dB of gain, transformer-balanced inputs, built-in slatemicrophone, 1kHz tone oscillator and headphone monitoring amplifierallow for use in TV and film production. FP24 filters function at 6dB per octave with 80 or 160 Hz corner frequencies. The unit isless than 2 pounds.
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The Model Q-6 is a full-range, hi-fidelity loudspeaker featuringa full hemispherical coverage pattern, accurate full-frequencysound, high sensitivity and 35 watts continuous RMS power handling.It includes a 6.5-inch coaxial driver and is fully weatherproof.The loudspeakers can be ordered in standard and custom colors andcome fully assembled.
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Digital Signal Processors
TOA Electronics www.toaelectronics.com
TOA's 2-in/6-out device, the DP-0206, is expandable to2-in/8-out, 2-in/10-out, 4-in/6-out or 6-in/6-out with optionalmodules. It comes with TOA CLEAR conversion technology with precise24-bit analog-to-digital conversion and over 110dB dynamic range.Ease of use, a wide range of audio processing tools (includingcrossovers, multiband filters, compressor/limiters, noise gates andmore), full matrixing and real-time parameter control are just someof the DP-0206's features. It comes with a standard 19-inchrackmount kit and a 5-year manufacturer's warranty with unlimitedtechnical support.
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Telex Communications www.telex.com
Durable and lightweight, the PH-44 and PH-88 are designed for atight fit around the ears, increased fidelity, and intelligibility.They have high-quality monaural dynamic earphones with a dynamicnoise-canceling microphone on an adjustable boom.
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The Earthworks M30BX microphone is a battery-powered version ofthe M30 measurement mic. It has flat time coherent response from 9Hz to 27 kHz ±1 dB and drives a single-ended input like asound card. The M30BX has 14 dB of gain built in. It can operatefor up to 1,500 hours with a single AA cell.
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Stair Riser Loudspeaker System. The OAP NF-241 loudspeakersystem is designed to mount in stair risers in venues that requiresmall, full-range, easy-to-hide loudspeakers. Its dimensions are14.38 (W) by 8.75 (D) by 5.25 (H) inches, with a power handlingrating of 150 watts peak program power and a frequency response of128 Hz to 15 kHz, 16 ohms. The system comes in black or whitedecorative epoxy coating, with a 16-guage steel grill and steelmounting brackets. www.loudspeakers.com
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DMX Cable. Creative Stage Lighting introducesDura-Flex™ 2-Pair DMX-512 data cableswith drain wire, designed for the entertainment industry. Thecables are UL- and CSA-approved and incorporate 22 gauge tinnedcopper conductors with cellular polyethylene insulation,aluminum/polyester foil and tinned copper braid with drain wire,and 100% shielding for protection against interference and externalnoise. www.creativestagelighting.com
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Processing Modules. The Stage Accompany EFN-DP processingmodules have clip/excursion protection, dedicated filtering andpower optimizing speaker-dedicated functions.Opto-coupler-regulated circuitry reduces noise and distortion inthe modules, and the filtering is adjusted to the system setup.www.stageaccompany.com
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Online Service. The business management service shoptick.com isan online service that offers inventory and project managementtools for the technical entertainment industry. The service willfeature a product directory and a comprehensive directory ofpersonnel, gear and services. www.shoptick.com
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Operating System. Mackie Designs announces its V3.0 operatingsystem for the D8B bus console. The software features third-partyplug-in support, new surround sound mixing features, networkingcapabilities and more. www.mackie.com
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Remote Control Devices. Analog Way introduces its Ref RCU 611,one remote control device that directs up to three graphicswitchers at once and displays up to 18 sources on three screens.Analog also presents the Ref RK-251 remote keypad, which allows allthe effects and adjustments of the Smart Fade computer and videomixer and A/V seamless switcher to be remotely controlled up to 333feet. www.analogway.com
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XLR Connectors. Neutrik's durable NC3MP and NC3FP-1 panel-mountconnectors and NC3MX and NC3FX cable XLR connectors have nickelhousing/silver contacts. The female XLR has an insert with addedmetal protection and a rubber ring for secure mating to a male XLRor microphone. www.neutrik.com
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Rear Projection Screen. The Da-Lite rear-projection, holographicDNP Holo Screen is available in 40-inch and 60-inch diagonal.Images are projected from exactly 30°; all other light isignored for clear images in bright environments. www.da-lite.com
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Digital Multimeter. A.W. Sperry Instruments Inc.'s DM-4100Apocket-size, economy-line, rotary-switch digital multimeterfeatures: non-contact voltage detection, overload protection,current reading, easily readable LCD and 150-hour battery life. Itssix functions operate on 18 ranges including DCV, ACV, DCA, ohm,diode check and battery test. www.awsperry.com
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Script Slide. Midas introduces a script slide for the Heritage2000 and 3000 consoles. It will come standard in the theaterpackage of the desk and as an option in the touring package.www.midasconsoles.com
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Enclosures. The Logic System IS Series is complete with thecompact IS6 background enclosure, IS8 foreground enclosure, IS12full-range enclosure and IS24/26 sub bass cabinet. The CS1296mid-top cabinet was added to the CS1290 series. And the CM20SBcoaxial monitor cabinet was added to the CM series.
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Loudspeaker. Tannoy Professional launched the Focus 10PowerDual™ music and speechreinforcement loudspeaker and complementary Focus 18B bass unit.The PowerDual provides a controlled 60° × 40°dispersion. The Focus 10 has a weatherproof skeletal design and hasan optional plywood cabinet. www.tannoy.com
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Console. Spirit by Soundcraft has a 40-input version of its LX7console. The LX7-40 is housed in a 32-mono channel frame and has noless than seven separate bus outputs. The first four of its sixauxiliary sends are pre/post switchable in pairs from each channel.www.spiritbysoundcraft.com
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Gangable Racks. BGW Systems Inc. has a new RN Series of 19-inchgangable racks. Racks include fully welded construction, removablefront and rear plates, 14-guage steel tops and bottoms, 16-guagesteel single-piece sides, a black powder coat finish, plus otheroptions. www.bgw.com
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Mixing System. The BM5.1A by Dynaudio Acoustics is a 5.1 mixingsystem with a matched set of five matched dual 100-watt amplifiedBM6A nearfield monitors and one active BX30 Bass Extension System.It is designed to meet Dolby, DTS and THX criteria for theaters.www.dynaudio.com
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Noise Reduction Technology. TC Electronic's BackDrop noisereduction technology allows users to isolate and drop backgroundnoise. BackDrop has internal 48-bit floating point processing,basilar dispersion parameter, transient recovery; and it offersboth multiband and multitype reduction. www.tcelectronic.com
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Audio Director and Digitizer. A fully upgradable,analog-to-digital converter and automatic audio switcher by MSBTechnology, the Audio Director & Digitizer achieves a 115 dBsignal-to-noise ratio. It has automatically switched 8-line leveland manually switched photo stage analog audio inputs, and convertsanalog sources to a high-resolution 24-bit digital audio signal.www.msbtech.com
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Digital Audio Distribution Amplifiers. Lucid's AES×4,CLK×6, SPDIF×7 and GEN×6 feature a selection ofoutputs that will distribute audio or sync signals to multipledestinations. www.lucidaudio.com
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SPL Computer. The Symetrix 371 SPL Computer tracks ambientlevels continuously, provides real-time response to changing noiseconditions, and accepts mono or stereo line level audio throughrear-panel Euroblock connectors. It has analog voltage-controlledamplifiers and a gain range of +20 and -30 dB relative to unitygain. www.symetrixaudio.com
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Matrix Switchers. Each switcher in Extron's CrossPoint Plusfamily of matrix switchers has HV models for switching RGBHVsignals, HVA models for switching RGBHV signals and 2-channelstereo audio. Fully loaded, they maintain signal integrity forresolutions of 1,280 by 1,024 and up. The series is housed in arack-mountable, 19-inch-wide enclosure and includes RS-232/422capability. www.extron.com
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Audio and Video Servers. The Imerge S1000 single-roomSoundServer™ can store thousands oftracks of MP3 and uncompressed music. It has a built-in modem, TVinterface, user-definable play lists and both analog and digitalS/PDIF audio in and out. The M1000 multiroom SoundServer useshard-disk technology, for use in multiple rooms using standardcontrollers. www.imerge.co.uk
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Remote Control. The IntelliNet Controls' RS 1000 System is anoptional IR remote for the RS 1000 Whole-House Control System,controlling all devices: audio, video, lighting and HVAC. It haszone-to-zone function tracking and automatically adjusts to eachroom and its functions. www.intellinetcontrols.com
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HD-Ready TVs. Sampo America introduces its SME-HD line, with27-inch, 32-inch widescreen and 34-inch displays that supporttraditional analog broadcasts, digital programming via an externaldecoder and high resolution input from PCs. The TVs display 480i,480p, 1080i and 720p in native resolution without down-convertingthe original signal source to match display limitations. www.sampoamericas.com
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Speaker System. The Miller & Kreisel Sound “KSeries” system packages consist of two satellite speakermodels and a powered subwoofer. The K-5 response extends from 80 Hzto 20 kHz, ±2.5 dB. The products are small and have radiusededges with a black/titanium finish. www.mksound.com
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Multichannel Audio Devices. Analog Devices' AD1836 multichannelcoder/decoder chip, with six DACs and four ADCs, supports multiple,digital, stereo channels with 24-bit conversion resolution and a96kHz sample rate. The AD1833 DAC device has six DACs, with a192kHz sample rate and 24-bit resolution for two channels, as wellas a 96kHz sample rate for all six channels. www.analog.com
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Satellite Dish Antennas. Terk offers an 18ý × 24ýDIRECTV Plus™ satellite dish antennawith dual LNB, 18-inch DIRECTV satellite dish antenna with dual LNBand 4-output, multiswitch and multisat DIRECTV, plus oval satellitedish antenna. www.terk.com
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Surround Sound Mixing System. Scarab Technology's Trimension-1offers true convergence, high-resolution audio and video with asurround sound experience. It works with the Dolby E Partnerprogram and can upgrade a stereo production environment to fullyautomated multiformat surround mixing without replacing a consoleor internally modifying existing systems.
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Camera Control System. Panja'sPosiTrak™ Pan/Tilt Camera ControlSystem works with Sony's DXC-390 and DXC-950 color video cameras ina multicamera, pan-tilt control system. One person can operate asystem of up to six cameras with PosiTrak. It is available in threepackaging options. www.panja.com
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Non-powered Mixing Consoles. Tsunami Technologies introduces itsTMX-2042D compact mixing consoles. TMX-2042Ds have 20 inputs,3-band EQ with sweepable mid, channel HPF, gain, insert, sub/mainassign, mute and more. www.tsunamitechnologies.com
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Lightweight Touring Console. The R-Type by Cadac has a new,lightweight, monocoque design, slim module width, and is made forfast installation. Standard 24-slot frames are less than 1 meterwide. A typical configuration provides 48 mono and four stereoinputs, a full output section, dedicated LCR outputs and 16 DCMasters. www.cadac-sound.com
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Single-Phase Power Platform. The Dranetz-BMI PowerPlatform® 4300 power monitoringinstrument comes with a TaskCard® thatallows it to operate in four modes. It usesWindows®-basedDRAN-VIEW® for visualizing and analyzingpower quality and energy data. www.dranetz.com
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Power Amplifiers. B & K Components Ltd. added the AV5125 andAV6125 to its AV Series II power amplifier line. The 5- and6-channel amplifiers deliver 125 watts per channel. Both use ClassA pre-driver input stages. B & K also has four new amplifiersin the ST Series line: the ST2140, ST260, ST3140 and ST140M, whichare equipped with toroidal transformers, Class A pre-drivers and 1%metal film resistors. www.bkcomp.com
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Installation Hardware. Engineered for analog, satellite and HDTVenvironments, the Terk line of installation hardware includes amultiswitch, splitter, diplexer and amplifier. All are equippedwith waterproof F-connectors. All but the splitters are designed towork with all forms of broadcast systems: DBS, analog and digital.www.terk.com
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Video Modulator. The Drake 300VMF fixed-channel video modulatorfeatures SAW filtering for adjacent-channel operation, a modulatedvisual and aural RF carrier output up to 300 MHz, a heterodyneconversion system, front-panel level controls, high output power to+55 dBmv and more. www.rldrake.com/video
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Amplifier Technology. Motorola and B & K presentSymphony® Amplifier Technology. Forintegration into the programmable 24-bit DSP56300 architecture andother Motorola core offerings, it can replace inefficient Class Aor A/B amplifier stages with more efficient Class D amplifierstages without performance degradation. www.motorola.com
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Small Room Cinema Screen. The Martin Audio Screen 2/2P can berun either active or passive and has low distortion, wide bandwidthand uniform coverage. It has 90° × 90° dispersionand a single 15-inch low-frequency transducer, reflex-loaded with asingle horn-loaded 1-inch HF unit. www.martin-audio.com
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Wall Panel. BSS Audio Soundweb™presents the 9012 control. The 9012 has a rotary fader and a5-position switch, connecting two control port inputs on the rearof a Soundweb 9088 or 9000 device. No power supply is required; itis a passive device. www.bss.co.uk
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Direct Digital Plasma Display. Electrograph Systems introducesthe Direct Digital Model E4203DD plasma display. The display usesdigital processing only, and the display monitor then uses fullbroadcast quality processing and 3-D interpolation and filtering toperform de-interlacing, resizing and scale processing in real time.www.electrograph.com
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DR Series Control. The audaceNet audio control application forWindows is configured to control the Allen & Heath DR128 andDR66 digital mix processors. The system provides unlimited presets,partial presets, paging functions, input and output mutes,operation across a PC network and password protection. www.audio-control-systems.com
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Microphone System. Azden Corporation's SGM-2X ProfessionalShotgun Microphone System comes with two barrels and an omni (8.11inches long), or by adding the extension barrel, a supercardioid(15.75 inches long). It has a -50 dB, low-noise, wide-bandwidthsignal and balanced, low-impedance output. The system comes with ashock-mount with both camera shoe-mount and mic stand-mount, aswell as two foam windscreens. www.azdencorp.com
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Compact Amplifier. Pragmatic Control Systems announces theSAA™, a compact stereo amplifierdesigned for a wide range of uses including kiosks, classrooms andboardrooms. The SAA is 2 inches wide, 3.5 inches high and 3 inchesdeep. It accepts any volume-controlled, line-level stereo (or mono)input via gold-plated phono inputs. Outputs are offered viagold-plated 5-way binding posts. Power is supplied via 12 VDC.www.wireless-experts.com
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Noise Cancellation Algorithm. ASPI Digital's EF400 and EF600 nowfeature a noise cancellation algorithm that analyzes ambientbackground noise and digitally adapts to remove up to 10 dB of thenoise sent to other rooms. www.aspi.com
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Metered Power Conditioner and Light Module. ART's Smart Power 4× 4 metered power conditioner and light module features a VUmeter to monitor input voltage, an on/off power switch, a separateon/off light switch, a dimmer dial and a front-mounted circuitbreaker reset switch. Four of the eight rear outputs are 1.25inches apart, and the unit has a total power capacity of 1,800watts. www.artroch.com
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SCU Receiver. The Electrovoice SCU wireless receiver featuresauto channel select, front-panel audio, RF signal strength displaysand 10-channel frequency agility. It is shipped with each N/DYMsystem and is available in four system configurations: theNRSCU-N7, NRSCU-L11, NRSCU-BP and NRSCU-COMBO. It has a 1/2 rackwidth metal receiver housing design, detachable rear-mountantennas, rack-mount hardware, 4-segment RF signal strength,4-segment audio signal display, balanced mic-level XLR output, a7-segment LED channel display, adjustable squelch control,diversity LED indicators and channel-change lock-out. www.electrovoice.com
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Crossroads 2001. Security Associates International Inc. hasannounced its nineteenth annual convention, Crossroads 2001, to beheld in Las Vegas, April 1-4. The theme for this year's conferenceis “Opportunity.com,” focusing on Web-based strategiesfor alarm dealers. www.sai-inc.com
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TiLE. The international leisure attractions market's TiLE 2001,for those with a professional interest in theming, design, newtechnology and trends for leisure attractions, will take place June12-14 at the Business Design Centre in London. www.andrich.com/tile
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BICSI®. The BICSI Spring Conferencewill be held at the Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, from May 7-10,2001. BICSI is accepting presentation proposals on distributiondesign considerations, consulting concerns, emerging technologies,and a number of other relevant topics. www.bicsi.org
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EDS 2001. The 2001 Electronic Distribution Show and Conferencewill take place May 15-17 (with May 14 and the morning of May 15reserved for sales meetings and workshops), at the Las Vegas HiltonHotel. This year's conference features a better time schedule, agala grand opening keynote and new opportunities in the globalmarket. www.edsc.org
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Syn-Aud-Con Seminars. System Setup and Optimization and SoundSystem Design present five days of audio training with instructorPat Brown. This year's remaining dates are March 19-23 inCharlotte, N.C., April 23-27 in Louisville, Ky., and May 7-11 inOrlando. www.synaudcon.com
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Rigging Seminars. Author of Arena Rigging, Harry Donovan, andindustry veteran Jay O. Glerum will head 3-day courses on OSHAregulations, inspection procedures, rigging components and more onMarch 12-15 in Las Vegas, May 6-9 in Orlando and June 25-28 inChicago. There will be an additional fourth day in Las Vegas onpersonal safety and fall protection and an additional fourth day inChicago and Orlando on hands-on practical rigging. www.riggingseminars.com
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Presentations 2001 Conference and Expo. The Georgia WorldCongress Center in Atlanta will house this year's conference onMarch 5-7. There will be more than 50 workshops, seminars andhands-on learning labs to develop skills in presenting, creativePowerPoint design, Web conferencing and more. www.presentations.com
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DSP Internet Seminar Series. Analog Devices and Avnet will hosta NetSeminar™ Series through theEducation News and Entertainment Network. “The ControlRevolution: Migrating Embedded Designs from Microcontrollers (MCU)to DSP” will begin in February 2001. www.netseminar.com
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IBTS. The 12th edition of the International Audio, Video,Broadcasting, Motion Picture and Telecommunications Show will beheld at the Milan Trade Fair, October 4-8. The main theme will bethe convergence of systems and platforms toward multimediacommunications. www.assoexpo.com
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Electronic House Expo. Custom home electronics and networkingprofessionals can see the newest and most innovative companies andproducts available for the custom home electronics arena from March7-10, 2001 in Orlando. The Expo features over 125 exhibitors andmore than 80 conference seminars and hands-on workshops. www.ehexpo.com
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Communications Catalog. The Communications Catalog by JensenTools is a 132-page, full-color book offering 16 additional pagesof products in a wide range of tool kits, hand and specialty tools,cable and more. www.jensentel.com
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Book. Written by S&VC columnist Alan Kruglak, and based onreal-world experience in running and operating a low-voltageintegration company, Sales Compensation, The Hunter-FarmerWay™ provides a step-by-step tutorialon how to design and implement the Hunter-Farmer Sales CompensationPlan to increase sales, profits, productivity and clientsatisfaction. The book includes life-cycle revenue, enhanced marketsegmentation and answers FAQs. Published by ARK Solutions, it comeswith software that includes a sample compensation plan and afinancial template. www.arksolutions.net
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Catalog. ADI's 2001 edition of the CCTV/Access Control Catalogis a security industry resource guide including articles, productcomparison charts, application guidelines and site surveys.www.adilink.com
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ADAT Software. Alesis released Version 3.0 M20 ADAT software,featuring improved functionality, faster lock times and enhanceddiagnostic capabilities for use with the professional digitalmultitrack M20. www.alesis.com
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Software Upgrades. Otari multitrack recorders now have upgradedsoftware: version 1.56 for the Radar® Iand version 2.15 for the Radar® II.Version 1.56 has enhancements in disk configuration, syncimplementation, fault reporting and more. Version 2.15 featureswaveform display, macro keys, digital track assignment, offsetcalculate/capture, DVD-RAM backup and more. www.otari.com
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Five Technologies to Watch. The CEA announced this onlinepresentation and print publication that outlines the latest issues,players, market research and alliances in five key technologies:digital set-top boxes, Internet audio and video, biometrics andwearable computers, mobile electronics and wireless communications.www.ce.org
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Catalog. Panduit Corp. published a 200-page catalog on itsFuture Ready network connectivity systems solutions for theenterprise and service provider markets. The catalog offersproducts for connecting, routing, management and identifyingnetwork infrastructure. www.panduit.com/ncg
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CD. Aiphone Corporation released a technical CD containingproduct and company information. Users can search for productinformation by application system or alphabetically. www.aiphone.com
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Product Catalog. The Leviton Voice and Data Division has a newT-500 catalog, with products including theeXtreme™ 6 Category-Rated Connectors,Spectro-Link™ MT-RJ Connectors,Universal GigaMax™,QuickPort®Decora® Multimedia Inserts and FiberOptic Tool Kits. www.levitonvoicedata.com
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