What’s New: Video Products
Jan 1, 2004 12:00 PM
The MP-45t is a full-featured, ultrabright LCD unit designed for large-venue fixed installation. With 4,500 ANSI lumens and 90 percent brightness uniformity, the MP-45t is for use in large meeting rooms and auditoriums. Video and image reproduction are achieved with 1100:1 contrast ratio, digital progressive scanning, and true XGA (1024 by 768) resolution with compression for SXGA (1280 by 1024). The MP-45t, which weighs 18½ pounds, has been designed with permanent installation in mind.
The Precis 6×2 V2A2 to Cat-5 switcher provides conversion and routing of six S-video inputs and six stereo audio inputs to two Cat-5 outputs. The Precis is designed to optimize signal transmission for superior signal quality to distances over 1,000 feet. Features include lock key, front-accessible standby switch, serial and USB port connections, and full compatibility with other Cat-5 transmission products.
The LQ-DRM200 is a DVD-RAM/R recorder with a host of professional functions. The professional functionality of the LQ-DRM200 makes it ideal for a range of applications, including weddings, schools, museums, retail stores, sports, and cable. The progressive-scan LQ-DRM200 offers a rearmounted serial remote control terminal that permits it to be controlled externally as well as to confirm sent commands. The recorder features a BNC-type connector on the video output that allows it to easily connect to professional monitors.
Sierra Video Systems
The Shasta 1602HD-LS digital routing switcher is capable of switching HD video with embedded audio without pops or clicks. The 1602HD-LS provides several features, including route locking, manual chop, tally, and adjustable fade, compactly packaged in a 1 RU frame. The 1602HD-LS is built with an autotimer feature that automatically time-aligns inputs within a 2H window. The product is designed with a front control panel, remote control panel (optional), and GPI and passes all ancillary signal data.
Clear Blue Audio Video
Two new models have been added to the VR-2 series of switches. These models offer new options to the VR-2 series, including video format and connector styles, control, and required input/output voltage. The VR-2 series is a solution to switch two sources to a single output while preventing signal loss by eliminating the need to operate one device through another. It also helps in eliminating excessive wiring during installation.
Plasma Display Device
Hitachi Software Engineering
The StarBoard P-50X interactive 50-inch plasma display device provides presenters and educators with new levels of responsiveness, flexibility, and space optimization using plasma technologies. It consists of a bezel frame with integrated sensors, and it fits tightly over the Model TH-50PHD6UY 50-inch display monitor. The Star Board P-50X as well as the StarBoard software enable presenters to run and annotate computer applications or digital video directly on the plasma screen using a supplied pen or any form of non-electronic stylus, even the presenter’s finger. Annotated data can be saved in several file formats, including HTML files for easy viewing with any Web browser software.
The L6 LCD TV/monitor is the latest addition to the Vizio line of digital flat-panel displays. The Vizio L6 is a 20.1-inch ultrathin TFT LCD TV with built-in NTSC tuner and speakers. With its wide array of inputs, the TV can display both video and PC content. The Vizio L6 includes a swivel/tilt stand and standard remote control.
Toshiba Imaging Systems
Designed to offer consumers a gateway to applications such as participation in video chat, home surveillance, or the uploading of live video streams to Web sites, the IK-WB01A wireless network camera boasts a 350,000-pixel progressive scan CCD that delivers high-resolution JPEG video images (640 by 480) with audio at frame rates as high as 15 fps. Using a standard Web browser, broadcasted video can be remotely viewed anywhere in the world on an Internet-ready personal computer (Windows, Mac) or PDA. In addition, you can remotely control the camera’s pan, tilt, and zoom operations. Key to the IK-WB01A is its built-in Web server, a feature that eliminates that need for an on-site PC; only a wireless access point and a power source are required.
JVC Professional Products Company
The DLA-HX1U projector delivers 1400-by-788 resolution with a native 16:9 aspect ratio for a true high-definition home-theater experience. Using three reflective 1.1-megapixel WXGA-Plus 16:9 Direct Drive Image Light Amplifier (D-ILA) chips gives the DLA-HX1U superior color reproduction, gradation, and smooth images. Three-chip D-ILA projectors use three separate RGB panels inside the unit to continuously produce full-resolution color images. The D-ILA projector is designed for superb color reproduction and is free of flicker and rainbow effects.
The PB2120 has a high 2000:1 contrast ratio at 1,200 ANSI lumens. As an SVGA digital projector, the PB2120 has a native resolution of 800 by 600 and can support resolutions from 640 by 350 up to 1280 by 1024. It can also support 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratios for presentations and personalized movie/DVD viewing. Utilizing proprietary video-processing technology to support the latest DLP chip set from Texas Instruments, the PB2120 is HDTV compatible (480p, 720p, and 1080i) with direct YPbPr/component (through VGA port), S-video, and composite video inputs.
Digital Media Player
Visual Circuits Corp.
The Firefly SC single-channel digital media player offers flexibility, reliability, scalability, and low cost of ownership in a compact form. More than a DVD player, the Firefly SC is designed to move companies beyond the features of the industrial DVD player while incorporating the reliability and flexibility of a standalone or network-attached video server. The unit provides the ability to automate content updates and playback with the remote management and control features. The compact design of the Firefly SC allows you to attach the technology to the display, offering more flexibility in display locations.