InfoComm 2006 Product Preview
A sampling of products to be featured at InfoComm 2006, June 7-9 in Orlando.
The Nugget2U high-definition video player from Doremi Labs is a two-rack-unit device that features a removable hot-swap hard drive. The video player is designed to be used as a video playback device for high-resolution projectors and flat-panel displays in theme parks, museums, and stage events. The Nugget2U supports HD and SD video files up to 80 MB/s (4:2:2 and 4:2:0). The unit, which is controlled via serial RS422 or Ethernet ports, supports DVI, HD-SDI, SDI, and composite video output formats. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, see Doremi Labs at InfoComm booth 1350, or contact the company at 818-562-1101 or at www.doremilabs.com.Wireless microphone
Targeted for use in live performance venues, Shure's KSM9 wireless, handheld microphone features dual-diaphragm construction and is switchable between cardioid and supercardioid configurations. The microphone handles a 152 dB maximum SPL at 1,000 Hz and provides 130 dB dynamic range —both at a 1,000-ohm load. The KSM9 also offers a 50 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response, a 72 dB signal-to-noise ratio (20 Hz to 20 kHz, THD <1 percent), and -51 dBV/Pa sensitivity. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, see Shure at InfoComm booth 2358, or contact the company at 847-600-2000 or at www.shure.com.Multimedia lectern
The TechPod multimedia lectern from Tecom Electronics is designed for use in seminar rooms and lecture halls. It offers computer interfacing with existing institutional/organizational networks, which enables the lectern to control the room's AV systems and house lighting. The TechPod includes a built-in document camera, CD/DVD player, VHS deck, microphone and sound system, laptop connectivity, and a TFT display monitor. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, see Tecom Electronics at InfoComm booth 4344, or contact the company at +972-3-732-5644 or at www.techpod.com.Audio mixer
Lectrosonics' DM84 audio mixer is designed to route any combination of inputs to any combination of outputs. The mixer, which offers eight inputs and four outputs, includes automatic mixing using a proportional gain algorithm, as well as filtering and built-in delay on each input and output. Based on DSP architecture, the DM84 can be connected to other DM units via the Digital Audio Networking Interface (DANI) bus. The unit has USB and RS232 interfaces for set up and control. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, see Lectrosonics at InfoComm booth 2273, or contact the company at 800-821-1121 or at www.lectrosonics.com.DLP projector
Designed for business, classroom, and house of worship applications, Mitsubishi's WD2000U widescreen projector has native WXGA (1280x768) resolution, 3,000 ANSI lumens of brightness, and a 16:9 aspect ratio. The device includes Texas Instruments' DLP TrueVision DDP3020 image processing chip for 10-bit image processing capabilities, according to the company. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, see Mitsubishi at InfoComm booth 3300, or contact the company at 888-307-0349 or at www.mitsubishi-presentations.com.Balanced line receiver
Designed to be mounted to a wall plate, AudioControl Industrial's BVR-25 balanced line receiver fits into a single-gang wall box. The line receiver, which receives signals from Cat5 cable via two RJ45 connectors, is designed to work with the company's balanced line sending units. The receiver supports 480, 720, and 1080 high-bandwidth video signals, and outputs component video and digital audio. The unit's dual RJ45 connectors enable users to daisy-chain AV signals to multiple BVR-25 units located in other zones. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, see AudioControl Industrial at InfoComm booth 239, or contact the company at 425-775-8461 or at www.audiocontrolindustrial.com.Software-based control system
Cloud Systems has released the Atmospherics 2.0 software-based control system, which is an open architecture solution that runs under Linux and Windows operating systems. The system is designed to coordinate communication between any RS232, RS422, IT, GPIO, or IP device. The solution offers a flexible framework for delivering multiple end-user interface options, and features processing power to simplify complex environments to single-button selection, according to the company. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, see Cloud Systems at InfoComm booth 524, or contact the company at 415-896-6489 or at www.cloudsystems.com.Multi-graphic video processor
Extron's MGP 464 is a four-window, multi-graphic video processor designed for picture-in-picture display of high-resolution computer video graphics and HDTV and PAL/NTSC video sources. Aimed at command & control, videoconferencing, and network operations applications, the processor supports up to 19 input sources. It features a true 19x4 input matrix switcher, which enables any source to be displayed in any or all of the four available onscreen windows. The device can be controlled via RS232 or Extron's IP Link Ethernet control. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, see Extron at InfoComm booth 2537, or contact the company at 800-633-9876 or at www.extron.com.Digital power conditioner
ETA Systems has introduced its DPC-20NA digital power conditioner, which is designed to power 120 V systems and prevent power quality problems. The conditioner, which is rated at a full 20 amps (2.4 kVA), features true RMS voltage, current meters, and overvoltage and undervoltage protection. The unit fits in a standard, 19-inch rack and occupies three units of rack space. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, see ETA Systems at InfoComm booth 3073, or contact the company at 800-321-6699 or at www.etasys.com.