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New Products: April 2006

Kramer twisted pair transmitter and receiver, Infinity indoor/outdoor loudspeaker, Flying Mole Electronics Corp. digital amplifier ...

Twisted pair transmitter and receiver

Kramer's TP-123 transmitter and TP-124 receiver are designed to send computer graphics video, unbalanced stereo audio, power, and RS232 signals up to 300 feet over standard twisted pair cable. The TP-123 (pictured here) features a 15-pin HD connector for computer graphics signals ranging from VGA to UXGA, a 3.5 mm mini jack input for unbalanced audio signals, and an integrated Kramer RS232 Connect System. The TP-124 receives the signal and converts it back to its original format for distribution. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available (both models). For more information, contact Kramer Electronics at 888-275-6311 or at www.kramerelectronics.com.

Indoor/outdoor loudspeaker

Infinity's Outrigger and Outrigger Jr. two-way indoor/outdoor loudspeakers incorporate waterproof drivers and non-corroding aluminum, brass, and stainless-steel components. The 80 W Outrigger has a 5.25-inch bass driver, a 1-inch high-frequency driver, a 60 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response, and 86 dB sensitivity. The Outrigger Jr., which handles 60 W of power, includes a 4-inch bass driver, a 1/2-inch high-frequency driver, a 80 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response, and 86 dB sensitivity. Price: N/A (both models). Availability: currently available (both models). For more information, contact Infinity at 516-674-4463 or at www.infinitysystems.com.

Digital amplifier

Flying Mole Electronics Corp.'s DP-S500 is a two-channel digital amplifier designed for AV professionals. The amplifier provides 500 W at 4 or 8 ohms, and is drivable at 2 ohms (250 W). The unit features DC 12 V power triggers, balanced and unbalanced inputs, and screw-type speaker terminals. The amplifier also incorporates the company's Bi-Phase pulse width modulation amplification and full resonance-switching power supply, which protects circuits against excessive heat, speaker shorts, and excessive current, according to the company. Price: $2,500. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Flying Mole Electronics at 310-787-7280 or at www.flyingmoleelectronics.com.

Presentation solution

The UPX-2-MSO streamlined AV and digital media presentation solution from Crestron offers touchpanel control, professional annotation, multi-window video processing, and an embedded multimedia PC. The solution incorporates computer software programs including Microsoft Office Flash, Java Runtime, and ActiveX, which eliminate the need for a separate PC. Crestron's MediaMaker feature adds video annotation and whiteboard capabilities, which enable users to draw, write, or type in real-time over any computer, video, HDTV, or streaming media source. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Crestron at 800-237-2041 or at www.crestron.com.

Widescreen HD projector

Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America's HD4000U high-definition, 16:9 aspect ratio projector is designed for use with presentation tools and laptops. The 6.4-pound projector provides a 2,500:1 contrast ratio and 2,000 ANSI lumens of brightness. The projector includes DLP and TruVision image processing technologies, as well as Mitsubishi's Brilliant Color color-processing algorithm and system-level enhancements for enhanced brightness and mid-tone colors, according to the company. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America at 888-307-0312 or at www.mitsubishi-presentations.com.

Rack-mounted cooling fan

Designed to provide targeted ventilation to prevent localized hot-spots from building up in racks and cabinets, the Zbreeze rack-mounted cooling fan from Parasound includes three fans in a 1/2 rack-width chassis. The unit's three 3.6-inch-diameter fans offer three speeds and deliver airflow of up to 90 cubic feet per minute. The fan operates at less than 35 dB, and can be turned on using a standard 12 V DC trigger signal, 120 VAC, or front-panel button. The unit can be instantaneously turned off or set for a 10-minute delay. Price: $200. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Parasound at 715-397-7100 or at www.parasound.com.

Dual arm wall mount

The JWD Dual Arm Wall Mount from Chief Manufacturing is designed for use with medium-sized flat-panel TVs measuring 26 to 40 inches diagonal. The mount, which extends up to 20 inches from the wall, features Chief's Centris Technology that self-adjusts to support different display weights and enable fingertip adjustment of viewing angles. The VESA-compliant mount supports 100x100 mm, 200x100 mm, and 200x200 mm hole patterns. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Chief Manufacturing at 800-582-6480 or at www.chiefmfg.com.

Loudspeaker/subwoofer

The TA-500 three-way, full-range (60 Hz to 18 kHz) enclosure and TSB-118 bandpass subwoofer from Turbosound are targeted for use in regional touring, theater, and fixed installation applications. The TA-500 includes a turbo-loaded, 15-inch low-frequency driver, a 10-inch mid-frequency driver, and a high-frequency driver. The TSB-118 has a single 600 W RMS, 18-inch driver, and offers a 35 Hz to 150 Hz frequency response. Price: N/A (both models). Availability: May (both models). For more information, contact Turbosound at 860-434-9190 or at www.turbosound.com.

Professional LCD monitors

The LM-1911R (19-inch) and LM-1511R (15-inch) LCD monitors from TV One feature built-in freestanding desktop support for studio and remote applications. Both models include built-in power supplies and dual built-in speakers driven by 2 W amplifiers. The LM-1911R features SXGA (1280x1024) resolution, a 500:1 contrast ratio, and 250 cd/m2 brightness, while the LM-1511R offers XGA (1024x768) resolution, a 450:1 contrast ratio, and 330 cd/m2 brightness. Both monitors support NTSC and PAL TV standards. Price: N/A (both models). Availability: currently available (both models). For more information, contact TV One at 800-721-4044 or at www.tvone.com.

Limiter/compressor

The Portico 5043 limiter-compressor from Rupert Neve Designs is designed to be integrated into flexible arrays, or configured to function as a cue feed, solo buss, or secondary output. The limiter-compressor delivers two channels of musical-sound dynamics as well as brickwall limiting. The device offers fully controllable dual mono or stereo operation, as well as feed-forward/feedback detection switching. Each of the device's channels includes an individually controllable threshold, makeup gain from -6 dB to +20 dB, and ratio and VCA detection modes. The channels can be used independently or connected in sequence to provide two separate control slopes on a single source. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Rupert Neve Designs at 512-847-3013 or at www.rupertneve.com.



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