New Products: December 2006
Jeron intercom system, Da-Lite Screen Co. AV cart, Analog Way video controller ...
The BenQ MP510 projector is targeted at business, education, and mobile presentation applications, and has 1,500 ANSI lumens of brightness, a 2,000:1 contrast ratio, and native SVGA (800x600) resolution. The device accepts analog RGB, component, and S-video inputs, and supports digital video formats including 480p, 576p, 720p, and 1080i. A proprietary wall color correction feature enables projection onto surfaces of various colors without color distortion, according to the company. Price: $499. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact BenQ at 949-255-9500 or at www.benq.com.SDI-to-analog composite video and audio DAC
The ISIS Group MiniBlox 4464A SDI-to-analog composite video and audio DAC converts analog audio outputs via a 24-bit DAC. The 4464A extracts two balanced analog audio stereo pairs from any group, and provides 525-625 SDI automatic detection. Full-scale output levels are adjustable, and automatic input cable equalization reaches more than 350 meters. Price: $1,925. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact ISIS at 888-622-4747 or at www.isis-group.com.Chroma meter
Konica Minolta Sensing Americas' CS-200 Chroma Meter measures luminance, chromaticity, Gamma, and contrast of light emitting products, including large flat-panel and plasma displays, compact LCDs and OLEDs, outdoor screens, high pressure lamps, and instrument panels. The CS-200 incorporates 40 sensors to calculate spectral response, and three selectable measuring angles of 1, 0.2 and 0.1 degrees. Luminance is measured between 0.01 and 20,000 cd/m2 at measurement times as low as 0.5 seconds. An included aperture mirror is designed to eliminate misalignments between finder target and actual measuring spots. Price: N/A. Availability: N/A. For more information, contact Konica Minolta at 888-473-2656 or at www.se.konicaminolta.us.Power source
Designed for triple-phase AC power, the PowerHouse 3X power source from Richard Gray's Power Company is engineered for commercial applications. The PowerHouse 3X can operate on 208 or 204 V triple-phase AC power, can handle up to 6,200 W, and can simultaneously power up to 21 components. The product is naturally resistant to power surges, brown-outs, and electrical storms that often damage sensitive AV components and electronics, according to the company. Price: $9,395. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Richard Gray's Power Company at 800-880-3474 or at www.richardgrayspowercompany.com.Real-time encoder
The edje-4000 MPEG-4 Part 10 (H.264) advanced compression, real-time encoder from Adtec Digital is designed to enhance picture quality, lip sync, and power efficiency in IPTV, satellite, and cable distribution applications. The encoder includes composite video inputs and balanced stereo audio inputs with an optional SDI video supporting embedded audio feature. The edje-4000 supports closed-captioning, vertical blanking services, and AES encryption without an external encryptor. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Adtec Digital at 615-256-6619 or at www.adtecinc.com.Multi-image generator
The Pelco Multiviewer multi-image generator allows users to view up to 60 inputs on single or multiple displays from different sources. The user can size and position windows anywhere across a single display, adjust aspect ratios, and assign image labels and/or onscreen borders for identification. Display layouts are customizable and can be saved to hotkeys. Price: N/A. Availability: N/A. For more information, contact Pelco at 800-289-9100 or at www.pelco.com.