What's New: Video Technology
Dec 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Laura Dixon and Eric Melin
FogScreen has introduced the FogScreen One (pictured), a 3.3ft.-wide floating projection screen that seamlessly links with additional FogScreen One projection units. The result is a screen of “dry” fog — with no gaps between the connecting screens — that customers or partygoers are able to walk through. With the use of ordinary tap water and digital technology, the FogScreen projection screen enables projected images to literally float in the air. The 6.6ft.-wide FogScreen Inia is also available.
▪ FogScreen | www.fogscreen.com
Educators, small-to-medium-sized businesses, and corporate trainers can use the Toshiba TLP-XC2000U projector with its integrated document camera for their presentations. At 8.8lbs., the projector sports 2000 ANSI lumens, 1024×768 native-XGA resolution, a 400:1 contrast ratio, and HDTV/DTV compatibility. The accompanying CMOS document camera features 3-megapixel resolution; a 16X zoom; and a built-in LED light for capturing 3D images, fine text, and microscopic details for big-screen display.
▪ Toshiba | www.toshiba.com
DIGITAL SIGNAGE PLAYER
The Teq Digital Qiksign digital signage player is a Linux-based plug-and-play unit that's smaller than a mini notebook and instantly turns any static display into a multizone, multimedia system with playback of video, graphics, and text in multiple windows. It also supports multimedia formats such as MPEG-1/-2/-4, MP3, JPEG, and BMP; and plays high-quality DVI and VGA output up to XGA resolution. It can also be easily mounted on the back of any LCD, plasma display, projector, or equipment rack.
▪ Teq Digital | www.teqdigital.com
Three new desktop LCD monitors have been added to the NEC Display Solutions MultiSync 5 series — the standard-aspect-ratio 19in. LCD195NXM, the widescreen 20in. LCD205WNXM, and the 22in. LCD225WNXM. The new displays have an intuitive graphical user interface, and they are fully compatible with Windows Vista. Other features include four-way adjustable stands, swivel bases, touch integration for expanded functionality, a four-port USB hub, and downfiring loudspeakers that support multimedia capability.
▪ NEC Display Solutions
The Work Big IN15 from InFocus is an ultra-slim notebook projector designed to meet the needs of the traveling business professional, delivering 2500 ANSI lumens in a compact form. A 1.7in. unit that weighs 3.9lbs., the IN15 also uses Texas Instruments DLP chipset technology to provide XGA-resolution display performance. It features a standard zoom ratio of 2.0:1 and a contrast ratio of 1800:1, and it incorporates additional video connectivity inputs. The projector also ships with a wireless infrared remote.
▪ InFocus | www.infocus.com
DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER
The new PC Pro 16-channel DVR from Speco Technologies is perfect for all applications where high frame rate and high resolution with advanced features are required, such as casinos, municipal government, schools, law enforcement, airports, and mass transit. This PC-based DVR offers up to 720×480 resolution at 240fps and enhanced compression and security file encryption, surpassing MJPEG and MPEG-4 for image quality and compressed size. Advanced programmable motion detection recording is also featured.
▪ Speco Technologies
At 6500 ANSI lumens of brightness, the LV-7585 is Canon's brightest XGA projector. Equipped with three 1.3in. LCD panels, it is a large-venue model engineered for use in theaters, big boardrooms, lecture halls, college auditoriums, houses of worship, museums, indoor shopping centers, corporate office lobbies, and similar environments. The LV-7585 also features a contrast ratio of 1600:1, an auto-winding filter system, numerous installer-friendly innovations, and a standard 1.3X Genuine Canon Optical zoom lens (or a choice of four optional high-quality interchangeable lenses).
▪ Canon | www.canonprojectors.com
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