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New Products: February 2005

TheVideoWall.com multi-display conttroller, Audix wireless audio system, Analog Way Mixer/seamless switcher and more ...

Multi-display controller

Designed for control solutions in digital signage and customizable video display applications, the Presenter from TheVideoWall.com includes a PCI board and software that enables control of up to four displays through a PC. The Presenter offers four Cat5 STP cables to link the PC to remote displays, four remote connector boxes for attaching monitors, and the company's Dynamic Digital Signage Management software. Linking an additional four PCI boards to a single PC enables users to control up to 16 remote displays. Price: $1,795. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact TheVideoWall.com at 818-765-6000 or at www.thevideowall.com.

Wireless audio system

Audix has released the RAD-360 wireless audio system, which is designed for use in houses of worship, corporate meetings and events, live performances, and fixed installation applications. The system offers a handheld or bodypack UHF wireless microphone and a dual tuner, true diversity receiver. The RAD-360R receiver is rack-mountable for one or two systems in a 19-inch rack. The receiver and transmitters are synthesizer-controlled by a Phase Locked Loop for stable RF signals. Price: Systems start at $799. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Audix at 503-682-6933 or at www.audixusa.com.

Mixer/seamless switcher

Analog Way's EventiX high-resolution seamless switcher offers eight universal inputs that accept signals from computer, UXGA, SDTV, and HDTV, as well as optional DVI and SDI resolutions. It features two outputs scaled up to SXGA, SXGA+, D-ILA, and HDTV resolutions. The switcher can be used as a mixer/seamless switcher with main and preview outputs or as a scaled native 8x2 matrix. In mixer mode, the EventiX offers floating, PIP, cut, fade, title, and wipe effects. In native matrix mode, the unit provides switching between any of the eight inputs to any of the two outputs. Price: $12,400. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Analog Way at 212-269-1902 or at www.analogway.com.

DLP projector

The XD480U ColorView from Mitsubishi is a DLP projector offering XGA (1024x768) resolution, a 2,200:1 contrast ratio, and 3,000 ANSI lumens of brightness. According to the company, the projector is designed to reduce image distortions for mobile presentation applications using a high throw ratio and digital horizontal and vertical keystone correction. The unit features two RGB outputs, one S-video and composite video input, and a DVI-D input. Price: $3,995. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Mitsubishi at 888-307-0312 or at www.mitsubishi-presentations.com

HDMI cables

DVI Gear has introduced its HDMI cables, which are designed to carry digital-only DVI video signals from a graphics card to an HDTV display along with digital audio signals for surround sound capabilities using a single wire. The cables feature 28-gauge wire and support 480p, 720p, and 1080i HD formats. The HDMI cables are available in 7-, 10-, 12-, 15-, 20-, and 30-meter lengths. Price: $149.95 (7 m); $199.95 (10 m); $224.95 (12 m); $249.95 (15 m); $299.95 (20 m); $399.95 (30 m). Availability: currently available (all lengths). For more information, contact DVI Gear at 888-463-8118 or at www.dvigear.com.

Powered near-field monitor system

SLS International has added the PS8R powered near-field monitor system to its Studio Reference Series. Incorporating the company's Evenstar Sigma-Delta digital amplifier technology, the PS8R offers standalone, ribbon-equipped, bi-amplified, near-field reference monitoring. According to the company, the unit's digital amplifier lowers distortion, increases bandwidth, and improves noise performance. The powered system has a frequency response of 44 to 20,000 Hz (± 2 dB), a maximum SPL of 110 dB at 1 m, and a dispersion angle of 120 degrees horizontal by 30 degrees vertical. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact SLS Loudspeakers at 417-883-4549 or at www.slsloudspeakers.com.

Projection screen baffle

Da-Lite has introduced the Zero Gap Light Baffle, which is designed for use in edge-to-edge image applications with the company's rigid rear projection screens. The baffle enables rigid rear projection screens to connect and form a seamless digital edge for use with multiple projectors. It's designed for use with screens from 3/8 inches thick to 60 inches high or 1/2 inches thick to 84 inches high. Price: $117 per linear foot high. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Da-Lite at 574-267-8101 or at www.da-lite.com.

Wireless microphone system

GEM Sound has released the PLL-32, a 32-channel wireless microphone system featuring a built-in LCD and microphone transmitter controls, which enable frequency selection from both the transmitter and receiver. The system's receiver is a half-rack aluminum unit with an LCD that displays channel, group, audio level, RF level, diversity A/B antenna, and mute. The rear panel includes balanced XLR and 1/4-inch outputs. The microphone transmitter's LCD displays channel, group, mute, and battery status. Price: $199.95. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Gem Sound at 718-292-5972 or at www.gemsound.com.

Wireless networkable projector

Plus Vision has introduced the U4-237, a wireless projector that offers network capabilities using a CompactFlash card wireless LAN module, which provides control of projector operations from a web browser and can save presentations directly to the card. The XGA (1024x768) projector offers 2,000 lumens of brightness, a 2,000:1 contrast ratio, and weighs 3.5 pounds. It supports 480p, 576p, 780p, and 1080i video standards. Price: $2,495. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Plus Vision at 800-211-9001 or at www.plus-america.com.

Communications cable

Honeywell has introduced the Genesis CatLink Plus 6 cable for voice and data broadband applications. The cable offers a dielectric spacer, a rip cord, and sequential footage markings. It's UL listed for general purpose, riser, or plenum applications, and is ETL verified and ISO 9001-2000 certified. According to the company, the cable can deliver 10 billion b/s and has been tested at twice the 250 MHz frequency TIA requirement. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Honeywell at 516-921-6704 or at www.honeywell.com.



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