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Infocomm '09 Products: Signal Managment

New Chief mounts, Lutron's wireless shading system, Bretford technology carts, more

PROCESSOR

The new Room Combine 788 is the latest addition to the Symetrix Integrator Series of purpose-built, SymNet-based processors. The Room Combine 788 is designed to combine up to eight microphones and four background music sources in as many as eight different rooms. According to the company, the processor can be used in hotels, banquet halls, schools, conference venues, or other facilities where the dynamic allocation of space and resources is required. In addition to providing input processing, automatic mixing, and loudspeaker management, the Room Combine 788 permits assignment of microphones and background music into various spaces in predetermined combinations. Symetrix. 425-778-7728. www.symetrixaudio.com.

CONTROL PROCESSORS
New at InfoComm '09

Aurora Multimedia's new WACI NX-22 and WACI NX-44 control processors are the company's first to offer integrated Bluetooth microphone capability for voice-lift applications, according to Aurora. Additional features include a built-in audio player with volume control for internal audio mixing management, VoIP, and intercom and paging systems. The NX-22 offers two serial, IR relay, and I/O ports, while the NX-44 includes four of each. Both IP control systems provide a native network that can operate via Ethernet connection. The Web Accessible Control Interface (WACI) serves as the "ambassador" between the Ethernet and intelligent electronics, the company says. Aurora Multimedia. 732-591-5800. www.auroramultimedia.com.

TOUCH CONTROLLER

The Calypso Systems CB-5000 is a wall-mount touch controller for K-12 environments. The touch screen allows teachers to incorporate information from multiple AV tools into the classroom discussion and toggle between media inputs, the company says. Capable of remote monitoring and control, the networked controller enables administrators to operate devices from a central location, schedule automatic device shut-down in the event the devices are inadvertently left on, or issue e-mail alerts if devices are removed. Calypso Systems. 888-381-9646. www.calypso systems.com.

ANALOG SCALER

TV One's newest analog video scaler, the 1T-VS-434 PC/HD Cross Converter, is designed to convert between a wide range of RGBHV and YPbPr resolutions and refresh rates, says the company. It automatically detects the input resolution, which can be in either RGBHV or YPbPr format, and it accommodates input and output resolutions up to 1920x1200 or 1080p/60. The scaler can also take a 480i or 576i Component video signal and convert it to PC or HD resolutions. The output resolution and refresh rate are selected via push-buttons on an on-screen display.TV One. 800-721-4044. www.tvone.com.

SURROUND SOUND PROCESSOR

Extron's new SSP 7.1 is a high-performance, five-input surround sound processor designed to provide up to eight channels of surround sound for corporate and commercial environments. It automatically detects and decodes audio content in various Dolby and DTS formats from DVD, Blu-ray Disc, and HDTV broadcasts. It also offers Dolby Pro Logic II/IIx and DTS Neo:6 processing to provide surround sound from two-channel stereo. The SSP 7.1 features coaxial and optical digital inputs, plus an analog balanced/unbalanced two-channel input. Designed for pro AV integration, the chassis is a compact, rack-mountable metal enclosure. The processor supplies RS-232 serial control as well as balanced line-level outputs. Extron Electronics. 714-491-1500. www.extron.com.

SWITCHERS

RGB Spectrum expanded its Linx family of CrossXFormat routing switchers with the Linx 1700 16x16 switching solution for environments with DVI and analog RGB sources. The Linx 1700 incorporates the company's CrossXFormat architecture, internally converting analog RGB inputs, processing them through the switcher, and outputting them as DVI. Designed for facilities in transition from analog video to DVI, the Linx 1700 accepts any mix of RGB and DVI signals, according to the company. Configurations include eight or 16 inputs and eight or 16 outputs. Supported resolutions include 1920x1200, 1920x1080p, and 2048x1080p. RGB Spectrum. 510-814-7000. www.rgb.com.



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