New Products: December 2006
Jeron intercom system, Da-Lite Screen Co. AV cart, Analog Way video controller ...
The Altinex AC301-201 IP-to-RS232 adapter communicates with the company's MultiTasker system or a RS232 serial device over an existing local area network (LAN). The AC301-201 includes a male 9-pin D-sub RS232 serial input connection and a female RJ45 network connection. The adapter features an adjustable baud rate and built-in ESD. The IP address can be set automatically or manually during installation. Price: N/A. Availability: N/A. For more information, contact Altinex at 714-990-2300 or at www.altinex.com.Touring line array
WorxAudio has introduced the V8-PMD1 two-way, powered line array, which is targeted for use in corporate event, mid-sized concert, and AV production applications. The line array includes a large-format, 3-inch voice coil compression driver and dual 8-inch cone transducers. The company's PMD-1 digital power amplifier, which provides 500 W for low frequencies and 250 W for high frequencies, is built into the rear of the enclosure. Price: $6,822. Availability: currently available. Price: $6,822. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact WorxAudio at 336-275-7474 or at www.worxaudio.com.Compact self-powered subwoofer
Designed for use as a low-frequency device with the company's 108P and 112P loudspeakers, L-Acoustics' SB15P compact subwoofer has a front-loaded 15-inch transducer located in a sized/tuned vented enclosure, offers a 1,000 W Class D amplifier module and dedicated onboard DSP with application-engineered presets. For stage monitoring applications, the SB15P provides an operating bandwidth of 45 Hz to 100 Hz (+ 3 dB) with a useable low frequency of 40 Hz (-10 dB). Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact L-Acoustics at 805-604-0577 or at www.lacoustics.com.System backup software
The Leightronix Total Backup software provides automatic backup for the company's NEXUS video server and television automation system. Total Backup software backs up digital media and system information immediately or on schedule. Users select storage areas to copy and where to copy them. NEXUS memory can be copied to a local or network storage area. Total Backup can also back up an attached USB drive to a PC, network, or other USB drive. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Leightronix at 517-694-8000 or at www.leightronix.com.Digital signage solutions
StrandVision has introduced animated radar weather maps for its digital signage systems as part of its online information package. The service is available at no charge for U.S. subscribers, and supplements locally-sourced digital signage, which includes advertising, photos, graphics, hours of operation, and employee news. The company's standard digital signage package includes local and national news, weather, and currency rates. Other optional feeds are available. Price: Free. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact StrandVision at 715-833-9501 or at www.strandvision.com.Mixer/amplifier software
TOA Electronics has introduced programming software for the company's 9000 digital matrix mixer/amplifiers. Designed for configuration of any 9000 unit from a Windows-based PC, the software enables users to configure units off-site, and upload them to the 9000 system after installation. Programmable parameters include module selection, parametric equalizer setting, and matrix routing. Data files can be imported into Microsoft Excel for project documentation formatting and printing. Price: Free from www.toaelectronics.com. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact TOA Electronics at 800-733-7088 or at www.toaelectronics.com.Wireless intercom accessories
HME's HSI6000 Headset Interface and Antenna Splitter/Combiner are designed for use with the company's DX Wireless Intercom Systems. The two-way Antenna Splitter/Combiner expands the normal signal coverage area of the DX systems so users can communicate in low-signal areas. The product connects the DX system base stations and antennas, enabling users to mount two additional antennas near the base station as well as two additional remote antennas. The HSI6000 allows users to connect a 2.5 mm cordless or cell phone headset to the company's BP200 beltpac. Price: N/A. Availability: N/A. For more information, contact HME at 800-848-4468 or at www.hme.comRecessed floor boxes
Designed for installation in concrete or wood floors in commercial and residential applications, Wiremold/Legrand's RFB2 floor box line incorporates the company's FloorPort activation covers with TopGuard protection to keep water and debris from entering the compartments. Covers are available in brushed aluminum, plated brass, and black finishes. A lightweight slab-on-grad version of the RFB2 features a fusion-bonded epoxy finish applied to the standard steel box. All RFB2 boxes are fully adjustable. Price: $92. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Wiremold/Legrand at 800-621-0049 or at www.wiremold.com.Dynamic button controller
Aurora Multimedia's WACI PAD-6 dynamic button controller provides full touchpanel functionality in a standard single-gang electrical box. The LCD-per-button touchpanel can control the company's WACI NX controllers or operate as a standalone controller, providing one IR port, one serial port, and one Ethernet port. The unit's six buttons can change based on user selection. The device features 64 MB of RAM and an internal 250 MIPS web server that triggers macros to switch on a display, power up an amplifier, activate a DVD player, etc. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Aurora Multimedia at 732-591-5800 or at www.auroramultimedia.com.Telepresence videoconferencing solution
Cisco Systems has introduced the Cisco TelePresence 3000 videoconferencing solution for large group meetings. The system works with the Cisco TelePresence Manager software application for call scheduling and setup. The TelePresence 3000 incorporates 720p and 1080p HD video, spatial audio, a specialized environment, and interactive elements. Three 65-inch plasma screens, multichannel spatial audio, microphones, lighting, Ethernet and power ports, and a table for six are included in the TelePresence 3000 system. For small group meetings and one-on-one conversations, the Cisco TelePresence 1000 is also available. Price: N/A. For more information, contact Cisco Systems at 800-553-6387 or at www.cisco.com.