New Products: December 2006
Jeron intercom system, Da-Lite Screen Co. AV cart, Analog Way video controller ...
Designed for hands-free duplex conversations, paging, and access control, Jeron's Spectrum 430-IP LAN Intercom System provides voice communication and signaling on a local area network (LAN) for master-to-master and master-to-substation internal intercom applications. The Spectrum 430-IP can be connected to an existing LAN to directly interface with fiber optic transceivers. The basic system incorporates a 430-IP Central Exchange, which is linked to IP-station hubs with digital or analog stations via a LAN. One Central Exchange can support up to six IP-station hubs and 48 stations. The 430-IP can also interface with PA overhead page and PBX systems. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Jeron at 800-621-1903 or at www.jeron.com.AV cart
Da-Lite Screen Co. has released the Advance AT2C-42JFS AV cart, which includes an 18- by 24-inch top shelf designed for use with televisions and monitors that measure up to 20 inches. The 32- to 42-inch-high cart has a slide-out keyboard tray, two flip-down shelves, and a locking storage cabinet with ventilation slots. The Advance AT2C-42JFS features a black powder coated finish. Price: $625. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Da-Lite at 574-267-8101 or at www.da-lite.com.Video controller
Designed for multi-room events with large screens that use soft edge blending technology, Analog Way's Axion controller can control up to six screen configurations and multiple Analog Way iX Hi-Res Seamless Switchers, including the Di Ventix, Eventix, Natix, or Centrix. The controller features a 7-inch WXGA color touchpanel, USB connection, customizable and configurable presets, and a joystick with direct effects access. Multi-screen configuration can be previewed on the Axion's 16:9 TFT monitor screen. Price: $18,500. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Analog Way at 212-269-1902 or at www.analogway.com.Presentation software
The StarBoard Software version 7.1 interactive presentation software from Hitachi Software features deferred handwriting recognition, which allows users to change handwriting into text and control the timing of the change. Other features include: TWAIN support, which allows users to import image captures from the TWAIN device into StarBoard Software; an MSI Installer, which automatically deploys the software from a network server; and Projector Control, which allows users to control a projector on a network. Price: Free with purchase of StarBoard. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Hitachi Software at 888-615-9600 or at www.hitachi-soft.com.Composite and HDMI cables
Liberty Wire & Cable has introduced the LibertyLinx Control Cables and DigitaLinx HDMI Cables (pictured here). LibertyLinx composite control cables are designed to establish AV and data distribution runs, balance audio and video signals, enable broadband dual-DSS distribution, remotely control web browsers, and operate window treatments. DigitaLinx HDMI cables transmit HDMI 1.3 signals at resolutions up to 1080p. The DigitaLinx cables are available in 1- and 2-meter lengths, and are jacketed in black and silver braided fabric sheaths. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Liberty Wire & Cable at 800-530-8998 or at www.libertycable.com.Loudspeakers
Targeted for use in corporate and commercial installations, Genelec has released the AIW25 Active In-Wall Loudspeaker, the AIC25 Active In-Ceiling Loudspeaker, and the AOW312 Active On-Wall Loudspeaker (pictured here). The AIW25 and AIC25 feature matched, separate RAM2 remote amplifier modules, which can be used with a 4U-high RAM rack adapter to accommodate up to 8 RAM amplifiers. The AIW25 is a two-way active speaker with a 5-inch bass driver and 3/4-inch treble driver equipped with the company's Directivity Control Waveguide technology. The AIC25 is a two-way active loudspeaker with a 5-inch bass driver and 3/4-inch treble driver. The AOW312 is a three-way active speaker with a 12-inch woofer, 5-inch midrange, and 1-inch metal dome tweeter. Price: N/A. Availability: N/A. For more information, contact Genelec at 208-652-0900 or at www.genelecusa.com.Multi-image processor and router
Miranda Technologies' Kaleido-X multi-image processor and router can display 96 HD, SD, or analog inputs an unlimited number of times in any size across eight displays of any resolution and orientation. Outputs can be grouped or independently controlled. As a router, the device can switch 96 unprocessed inputs to 48 HD/SD outputs. It can also monitor up to 2,304 channels of audio, including embedded, discrete AES, or discrete analog. When used in combination, each output module operates independently. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Miranda Technologies at 973-683-0800 or at www.miranda.com.Acoustical treatment system
The SonoSuede Pro System from Auralex Acoustics is a do-it-yourself room treatment system aimed at professional and home recording studio applications. The SonoSuede system consists of four 16- by 48- by 2-inch back-beveled panels for corner trapping, and eight 16- by 48- by 1-inch rectangular back-beveled panels, for a total of 64 square feet. The system is available in black/red and black/tan stock color combinations, as well as customizable colors. Price: $1,119. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Auralex Acoustics at 800-953-9949 or at www.auralex.com.Home theater projectors
Planar has released the PD8110 home theater projector, which features 1920x1080 native resolution, 1,200 lumens of brightness, and an 8,000:1 contrast ratio. It incorporates DLP technology, a short throw lens, and horizontal and vertical lens shift. The company's PD7150 720p projector has 1,000 lumens of brightness and a 5,000:1 contrast ratio. The PD7130 model incorporates DLP technology, a 4,500:1 contrast ratio, and 900 lumens of brightness. Price: $9,999 (PD8110); $5,999 (PD7150); $3,999 (PD7130). Availability: currently available (all models). For more information, contact Planar at 866-475-2627 or at www.planar.com.LCD display
NEC Display Solutions of America has introduced the MultiSync CD3735WXM widescreen, large-format LCD display, which incorporates an ATSC high-definition TV tuner, and VGA, DVI, and HDCP video connectivity. The monitor features a 16:9 aspect ratio, 9 ms response time, a 1,600:1 contrast ratio, and 1366x768 native resolution. The display's speakers and base are detachable. It also incorporates S-video, component, and composite video inputs. Price: $2,299.99. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact NEC Display Solutions at 866-698-6619 or at www.necdisplay.com.