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InfoComm 2007 Product Preview

A sampling of new products to be displayed at the InfoComm 2007 show, June 15-21 in Anaheim, Calif

Loudspeakers

Expanding its FreeSpace line, Boseintroduces the DS 100SE surface-mount and DS 100F flush-mount loudspeakers. On the DS 100SE model, two Twiddler drivers in a proprietary Articulated Array loudspeaker design can be rotated to maintain a side (180 degree) dispersion pattern whether the unit is mounted horizontally or vertically. This unit can be mounted on walls at heights up to 30 feet. A thumbwheel enables tap settings to be adjusted before, during, or after installation. The DS 100F can be flush- or pendant-mounted in ceilings up to 30 feet high. The 100SE, when used with optional junction boxes, and the DS 100F meet numerous standards for combination music and evacuation systems. Price: N/A. For more information, see Bose at InfoComm Booth 8036, or contact the company at 877-428-2673 or at www.pro.bose.com.
In-ceiling loudspeaker

Tannoy North America recently added the CMS801 DC to its range of in-ceiling speakers. Incorporating a 200mm Tannoy Dual Concentric point source, constant directivity drive unit, the CMS801 DC offers high-power handling (180 watts program/360 watts peak) and wide dispersion. The point source driver system generates a spherical wave front unaffected by energy loss at the crossover frequency in either vertical or horizontal planes. Delivering full bandwidth (47Hz – 30kHz @ -3dB) with high sensitivity (92dB), two CMS801 DC model versions (CMS801 DC BM “Blind Mount” and CMS801 DC PI “Pre-Install”) with separate back cans are available. Price: CMS801 DC BM, $633; CMS801 DC PI, $472. For more information, see Tannoy North America at InfoComm Booth 8836, or contact the company at 519-745-1158 or at www.tannoy.com.
LCD projectors

Enhancing its 3000 lumen professional projector lineup, Sharp Electronics introduces the XG-F315X DLP Brilliant Color projector. Combining high brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens with a full feature set, the new projector is ideal for corporate and educational customers. This portable projector features Texas Instruments' DDR DLP technology for high image quality (2,000:1 contrast ratio) as well as XGA native resolution for detailed images. The unit has a built-in network connection with an RJ-45 LAN connector for remote control and access via a Web browser for diagnostics as well as automatic e-mail of product status, RS-232C connectivity for remote control, and DVI-I input for analog and digital sources. Price: $2,495. Availability: August. For more information, see Sharp Electronics at InfoComm Booth 7009, or contact the company at 866-484-7825 or at www.sharpusa.com.
Portable wireless PA system

The MIPRO MA-808 Portable Wireless PA System from Avlex features a rugged, high-impact enclosure with retractable handles and integrated wheels for easy transport. Featuring a Class AB amplifier for the HF driver and a Class D amplifier that drives a large, 10-inch woofer, the unit offers a built-in CD/ MP3 player module, support for two wireless receiver modules, and storage provisions for the transmitters. The unit is both an AC- and battery-powered system. Price: MIPRO MA-808PA (without CD/MP3 player), $2,995; MA-808PAD (with player), $3,495. For more information, see Avlex at InfoComm Booth 8823, or contact the company at 816-581-8103 or at www.avlex.com.
Flat-panel displays

The RevolutionHD family of LCD and plasma displays from Electrograph Systems is available with Imaging Science Foundation Certification Calibration Controls (ISFccc), an elite enhancement that lets certified installers add more value by using special controls to fine tune the image for both bright and dark environments. The RevolutionHD line incorporates the latest HD technology into 32-, 37-, 42- and 46-inch LCD displays and a 50-inch plasma display. High-performance features, such as enhanced 1080i video processing and PC and HDTV compatibility, allow the displays to offer the clearest picture possible. Additional features include RS-232 control, split-screen picture-in-picture, portrait/landscape mounting, HDMI, component, RGB, S-video, and composite inputs. Price: N/A. For more information, see Electrograph Systems at InfoComm Booth 6625, or contact the company at 800-708-4244 or at www.electrograph.com.
Loudspeakers

The Artec series from D.A.S. Audio consists of four basic system configurations. The Artec 23, 26, and 28 are equipped with double 5-inch, 6-inch, and 8-inch woofers. The Artec 8 is a single, 8-inch, two-way system that incorporates a 1-inch annular compression driver. The high-frequency section of the Artec series uses a symmetrical, 80-degree horn for coverage and control in the horizontal or vertical position. Each cabinet is equipped with four M10 threaded rigging points for use with steel eyebolts or optional “U” brackets. Rear-located fixing points for use with the specially designed AW-1 or AXW-2 adjustable wall mounts and two M8 threaded inserts for stand mounting make the units adaptable for multiple applications. Price: N/A. For more information, see D.A.S. Audio at InfoComm Booth 8847, or contact the company at 305-436-0521 or at www.dasaudio.com.
Scaler

Analog Way will showcase a new Enhanced Scaling Technology based on Bandlet Transform at the show. Dedicated to significant improvements of standard TV images into cinemalike or widescreen displays, the Optimizer HD is a major release for the high-grade universal up/down scaler market, according to the company. Price: N/A. For more information, see Analog Way at InfoComm Booth 6426, or contact the company at 212-269-1902 or at www.analogway.com.
Input and output modules

The AV-M8 Mic Input Module and AV-P2 Output Module from Aviom will be on display. Ideal for distributing audio in boardrooms and conference rooms, the AV-M8 uses A-Net audio transport protocol, converting eight analog audio channels to a digital stream and providing eight mic-level inputs. Two channels include a 30dB switchable pad, allowing line-level signals to be connected. Analog audio is input via eight latching 5.0mm Euroblock connectors. Each analog input channel features a set of configuration DIP switches for individually selectable gain settings, +48V phantom power, and low-cut filter. The AV-P2 provides up to two channels of analog outputs from a Pro16 A-Net digital audio stream and independently selectable output levels for left and right channels. Each unit receives a 16-channel A-Net stream originating at a Pro16 input module, console interface card, or Pro64 audio network (via the ASI A-Net Systems Interface module). Price: N/A. For more information, see Aviom at InfoComm Booth 8246, or contact the company at 610-738-9005 or at www.aviom.com.
Interactive response system

The Senteo interactive response system from Smart Technologies includes a handheld device for each student in a classroom and a central receiver that allows teachers to send information to each device and receive information back from each student. The system, which comes with Notebook collaborative learning software, runs with most third-party software, including Microsoft PowerPoint, Word and Excel, and it works with all interactive whiteboard brands, according to the company. RF technology enables students to send responses from anywhere within 30 meters (33 yards) of the receiver. The hand-held device boasts an ergonomic design, a large LCD screen, 21 input buttons, and a variety of question options that can be viewed on three lines of text. Price: N/A. For more information, see Smart Technologies at InfoComm Booth 3824 and 4629, or contact the company at 888-427-6278 or at www.smarttech.com.
Line-array microphone station

Characterized by beyerdynamic as the world's first line-array microphone station, the Revoluto is made for use with the MCS-D 200 conferencing system, providing superior sound reproduction without the use of a gooseneck microphone. Using patented line-array technology, microphone capsules create an omnidirectional pattern, allowing the talker to move around without affecting the volume or sound quality. Because of its multicapsule design, the Revoluto provides additional redundancy with no loss of pick-up. Its low-profile design provides a clear view of the speaker. Available in three versions (basic, standard, and graphic), all units are equipped with two LEDs, which alert the talker when he or she is out of range of the microphone. The Revoluto comes with the NetRateBus network, which operates similarly to the Internet and provides transmission of fully digital audio as well as data management via the conferencing system's cable run. Price: N/A. For more information, see beyerdynamic at InfoComm Booth 8433, or contact the company at 631-293-3200 or at www.beyerdynamic-USA.com.


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