New Products: August 2006
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The Jupiter Systems Fusion 960 Display Wall Processor includes upgraded features for use in control room projects. The processor includes an enhanced motherboard, a new high-performance expansion chassis option, new memory and storage options, Dual Intel Xeon processors at 3.2 GHz, a PCI Express switched network of 64-bit/66 MHz PCI slots, and up to 34 expansion slots using the expansion chassis. Price: starts at $14,000. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Jupiter Systems at 510-667-9000 or at www.jupiter.com.Digital media server
The Adtec Digital Soloist 4111 HD digital media server supports MPEG-4, H.264, MPEG-2, and VC-1 HD and SD media playback from hard drive, IP stream decoding, Cable QAM, Satellite QPSK, terrestrial ATSC, and DVB-T interfaces. The Soloist 4111 HD includes multichannel Dolby Digital AC-3 audio up to 5.1 channels on S/PDIF. It automatically scales content to match up to 1080i resolution. Price: $3,500. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Adtec Digital at 615-256-6619 or at www.adtecinc.com.LCD monitor
The LVM-47W1 47-inch flat-panel LCD monitor from Westinghouse Digital Electronics provides 1920x1080 progressive-scan resolution, as well as six HD input connectors for computer, video, and gaming devices. It features a 16.7 million True Color display, 6.5 ms response time, a 1,200:1 contrast ratio, a 16:9 aspect ratio, and 176-degree horizontal and vertical viewing angles. The LVM-47W1 includes two 10 W speakers and an integrated 10 W subwoofer. Price: $2,999. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Westinghouse Digital Electronics at 866-287-5555 or at www.westinghousedigital.com.Digital music server
The Xantech XMUSIC digital music server features a 160 GB hard drive for storing up to 2,800 hours of music. The XMUSIC server can be controlled through IR or RS232 commands, and can simultaneously play up to four songs to create four separate musical zones. The product is compatible with Apple iTunes, Windows Media Player, and most portable music players. Songs can be organized by title, album, artist, or genre. Price: $4,580. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Xantech at 888-512-5972 or at www.xantechcommercial.com.Digital signage player
KeyWest Technology's MediaXtreme MX-A digital signage player includes a standard 200 GB hard drive, which is expandable up to 400 GB. The MX-A supports video and CATV input with a video scaler. Features include a built-in RF demodulator/tuner and basic cyclical media scheduling and content management over IP. The product includes built-in support for MPEG-1 through 4, WMV, H.264, VOB, PPT, AVI, animated GIF, Flash animations, and HTML page capture. It supports NTSC/PAL 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratio display, as well as RGB progressive scan and DVI output. Price: $3,995. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact KeyWest Technology at 913-492-4666 or at www.keywesttechnology.com.Wireless Ethernet access point
The NXA-WAP250G 802.11b/g wireless access point from AMX features wireless encryption standards, including WPA2, WPA, 802.1x, MAC address filtering, and 64-bit/128-bit WEP encryption. The product is RoHS compliant and includes multiple VLAN support. Price: $400. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact AMX at 800-222-0193 or at www.amx.com.Document camera
The ELMO TT-02u document camera with USB connection is designed for education applications. The TT-02u can handle documents up to 11x17 inches, as well as microscopic slides in microscope viewing modes. Features include a 20 f/s frame rate, 42.4X zoom with auto-focus, and input/output connections to a PC, video monitor, or projector. Price: $795. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact ELMO at 516-501-1400 or at www.elmousa.com.Floor-standing loudspeaker
Designed for use in custom installation applications, Canton's Vento Reference 1 DC is a 31/2-way floor-standing loudspeaker that includes two 7-inch aluminum mid-range drivers, one aluminum-manganese tweeter, and two 12-inch aluminum cone woofers. The lower mid-range driver reproduces the mid-range spectrum from 180 Hz to 3 kHz, while the upper mid-range driver is active from 180 Hz to 400 Hz to supplement output in the mid-bass range. The loudspeaker measures 56.3 inches tall by 15 inches deep by 22.2 inches wide, and weighs 194 pounds. Price: $30,000 per pair. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Canton at 612-706-9250 or at www.cantonusa.com.XGA data/video projector
The EIKILC-X71 XGA Boardroom Series portable data/video projector features 5,500 ANSI lumens of brightness and a 1,000:1 contrast ratio. The projector accepts analog and digital computer input and HDCP video, converts interlaced signals to progressive scan, and is compatible with computer sources up to UXGA, as well as video sources up to 1080p. It includes a three-panel LCD, video scaling, and smart data compression and expansion. Professional input configurations include 5-BNC and DVI. The LC-X71 supports XGA resolution and a 49X digital zoom. Price: $9,495. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact EIKI at 800-242-3454 or at www.eiki.com.Plasma displays
Panasonic's 9-Series high-definition professional plasma displays include the 50-inch TH-50PH9UK (pictured here), the 42-inch TH-42PH9UK, the 37-inch TH-37PH9UK, and the 42-inch TH-42PS9UK. The displays feature 16-bit digital signal processing, improved sub-field driving technology to reproduce 3,072 steps of gradation, and a 10,000:1 contrast level. The displays incorporate a Contrast Management System, which perfects the color of each portion of the image, and a Motion Pattern Noise Reduction circuit, which provides a sharp image during fast scenes, according to the company. The 50-inch and 42-inch panels offer three multi-function input slots on the back, allowing users to customize the displays. Price: $2,095 to $3,995. Availability: currently available (all models). For more information, contact Panasonic at 800-524-1448 or at www.panasonic.com.