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Jan 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Laura Dixon


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CAMERA

Toshiba's IK-52V (1/2in.) and IK-53V (1/3in.) “ice-cube-size” CCD cameras feature VGA resolution; shutter speed selection from 1/60sec. to 1/100,000sec.; non-interlaced shuttering for crisp, clean images at high speeds; an SNR of 60dB; and an internal/external (HD/VD) synchronizing system with an HD/VD input/output that can be easily selected via the rear-panel switch. The video graphics array outputs to either a frame grabber for data storage or directly to a VGA monitor for immediate review of the captured imagery. With the manual gain set to maximum, the minimum subject illumination setting is 1 lux at f1.4 sensitivity.
▪ Toshiba America's Imaging Systems Division
www.cameras.toshiba.com

GRAPHICS CARD

The Matrox Parhelia APVe features native x16 PCI Express architecture, PureVideo Preview for fullscreen video playback, 128MB of DDR graphics memory, dual 400MHz 10-bit RAMDACs, DualHead (up to 1920×1440 per display), and Dual-DVI (up to 1920×1200 per display). Other key features include gamma-correctable dual hardware overlays, adjustable proc-amp settings for TV and an overlay video window, a PowerDesk-HF utility suite, and WYSIWYG video output plug-ins. It also offers advanced multi-display output modes including dual display plus HDTV, dual DVI plus TV, dual display plus TV, and TripleHead desktop mode.
▪ Matrox | www.matrox.com

PROJECTORS

The XD205U and SD205U projectors from Mitsubishi's Presentation Products Division each offer 2000 ANSI lumens and a contrast ratio of 2000:1 for use in business and education settings. The 5.3lb. projectors use Texas Instruments' DLP technology for high image quality. With a noise level of just 32dB, each projector model allows educators and presenters to keep their audiences' attention with less noise and distraction. The XD205U offers XGA (1024×786) resolution, and the SD205U provides SVGA (800×600) resolution.
▪ Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America
www.mitsubishi-presentations.com/projectors.asp

SWITCHER CONTROL SOFTWARE

Analog Way's Manager Stage software is based on Medialon Manager software and provides control of Analog Way seamless switchers, including the newly introduced Di-VentiX, the EventiX, and the Octo range. An intuitive user interface enables visualization of the projection area and easy preview and scheduling of images and transition effects. The software stores transition effects as presets or sequences that can be launched live during the presentation or edited live on the preview screen before being displayed on the main screen.
▪ Analog Way | www.analogway.com

DIGITAL SIGNAGE SYSTEM

Noventri's SignFlash Touch adds touchscreen technology to the company's SignFlash dynamic digital signage system. When SignFlash Touch is partnered with the Automatic Viewer Detection (AVD) module, it will respond to a viewer's presence and switch from a standard layout to a specialized layout or an interactive touchscreen.
▪ Noventri | www.noventri.com

TELEPROMPTER

Ikan's PT1000 portable teleprompter kit mounts to a camera's hotshoe and features XGA/VGA inputs, as well as onscreen display controls and infrared remote controls. The teleprompter also features horizontal and vertical flip, a built-in speaker, an earphone jack, and an anti-glare screen. The 1lb. unit is light enough to be shoulder mounted, eliminating the need to deal with the bulky mirrors of traditional teleprompters.
▪ Ikan | www.ikancorp.com



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