New Products: April 2006
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Phase Technology has introduced the omnidirectional SPF-55 and SPF-85 weather-resistant loudspeakers, which are designed for use in outdoor applications. Both models include a 1-inch aluminum dome tweeter and 360-degree coverage. The SPF-55 has a 5-inch polypropylene woofer, and the SPF-85 includes an 8-inch polypropylene woofer. The loudspeakers, which are available in a sandstone finish, are water, UV, and scratch resistant. Price: N/A (both models). Availability: currently available (both models). For more information, contact Phase Technology at 888-742-7385 or at www.phasetech.com.Anamorphic lens system
Digital Projection International's TheaterScope System is an anamorphic-based solution that includes an ISCO 1.33 anamorphic lens and a motorized lens sled. The system enables native high-definition (HD), 16:9 aspect ratio projectors to display HD and 2.35:1 sources on fixed-height screens without the horizontal black bars associated with letterbox formatting. The motorized sled provides RS232 controlled positioning of the anamorphic lens located in front of the primary projection lens. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available for dVision 1080p, dVision HD, Mercury HD, and Mercury 5000HD projectors. For more information, contact Digital Projection International at 770-420-1350 or at www.digitalprojection.com.Video processor
The VisionHDQ video processor from Lumagen is designed for use with projection-based viewing systems. The processor has four DVI-I inputs for switching among high-definition sources, and supports analog and digital output at 1920x1080p, 60 Hz progressive resolution. The unit also includes two SD/HD component inputs, two S-video inputs, one SDI input, and one composite input. The VisionHDQ outputs its signal via an analog and digital DVI-I connection or through a BNC analog output. An RS232 interface is provided for upgrading and control functions. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Lumagen at 503-574-2211 or at www.lumagen.com.LCoS projectors
Canon has released the SX6, SX60, and X600 REALiS projectors, which include a 1.7X powered zoom lens, an automatic setup function, and LCoS imaging technology. Designed for use in brightly lit environments in shopping malls and museums, the SX6 has 3,500 ANSI lumens of brightness, SXGA+ (1400x1040) resolution, and a 1,000:1 contrast ratio. The SX60 (pictured here), which is targeted for critical viewing and home theater applications, provides 2,500 ANSI lumens of brightness, SXGA+ resolution, and a 2,000:1 contrast ratio. Aimed at business presentation and boardroom installations, the X600 has 3,500 ANSI lumens of brightness, XGA (1024x768) resolution, and a 1,000:1 contrast ratio. Price: $6,999 (SX6); $5,999 (SX60); $3,999 (X600). Availability: May (all models). For more information, contact Canon at 800-652-2666 or at www.canonusa.com.LCD monitors
Designed for professional applications, the 17-inch BenQ FP73G and 19-inch FP93G LCD monitors provide a 6 ms response time, a 700:1 contrast ratio, and D-sub/DVI dual inputs. Both displays, which are PC and Mac compatible, have 1280x1024 resolution, 20- to -5-degree tilt, and 300 cd/m2 brightness. The FP73G features a 12-mm side bezel design, while the FP93G offers a 13-mm side bezel design. Price: $249 (FP73G); $329 (FP93G). Availability: currently available (both models). For more information, contact BenQ at 866-600-2367 or at www.benq.com.AV system controllers
AMX has introduced the Nl-2100, Nl-3100, and Nl-4100 integrated controllers, which are compatible with the company's Duet dual-interpreter firmware platforms. Targeted for use in small- to medium-sized conference rooms and training facilities, the Nl-2100 (pictured here) supports up to 15 distinct control ports. Aimed at multiple-room applications, the Nl-3100 integrates up to 31 distinct control ports. The Nl-4100, which is designed for high-end commercial and residential applications, supports up to 15 distinct control ports with four additional NetLinx Control Card slots. Price: N/A (all models). Availability: currently available (all models). For more information, contact AMX at 800-222-0193 or at www.amx.com.Flat-panel displays
Vidikron's DView Series of flat-panel displays includes the 26-inch VL-26, 32-inch VL-32, and 37-inch VL-37 (pictured here). All models incorporate the company's Imagix digital video processing technology, 1366x768 resolution, and 10 W (RMS) stereo, two-way integrated speakers. The VL-26 and VL-32 also include a 185-channel NTSC tuner. All models are PAL-compatible. Price: N/A (all models). Availability: currently available (all models). For more information, contact Vidikron at 510-324-5900 or at www.vidikron.com.Four-channel data recorder
RION's DA-20 four-channel, solid-state data recorder records electronic signals and waveform data for audio recording and onsite sound and vibration measurement. The recorder incorporates transducers that can be used to include constant-current electret condenser mics and single- and tri-axis accelerometers. The device stores measurement data on a memory card in WAV format, and can reproduce it as analog signal or output it to an external signal analyzer. Its input section has an 80 dB dynamic range, and its recording section provides frequency ranges of 100 Hz, 500 Hz, 1 kHz, 5 kHz, 10kHz, and 20 kHz. The device uses four IEC LR6 alkaline batteries that last up to 10 hours, depending on configuration. The recorder is also available with an optional waveform analysis software package. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact RION at 410-290-7726 or at www.scantekinc.com.Portable projection screen
Targeted for mobile presentation use, the retractable Da-Lite Insta-Theater portable front-projection screen includes a carrying handle. The Insta-Theater screen includes a pneumatic lift that raises the screen, and a foot pedal that depresses it. The screen is exclusively available in a 100-inch diagonal NTSC format with the company's Wide Power fabric. Price: $838. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Da-Lite at 800-622-3737 or at www.da-lite.com.RGB/video converter board
Apollo Display Technologies' Prisma II controller board enables TFT-LCD displays to be connected to standard graphics/video interfaces by converting input signals such as RGB, analog video, and DVI into TFT-compliant TTL or LVDS signals. The Prisma II supports resolutions up to WUXGA (1920x1200), component video input, picture-in-picture, and picture-by-picture. The unit is available with an optional 24 V power supply, as well as component video support and data/power connectivity options. Price: $120 (all configurations in production quantities of 10,000 units). Availability: currently available (all configurations). For more information, contact Apollo Display Technologies at 631-580-4360 or at www.apollodisplays.com.