New Products: February 2005
TheVideoWall.com multi-display conttroller, Audix wireless audio system, Analog Way Mixer/seamless switcher and more ...
Targeted for presentation applications with high ambient light in display windows, lobbies, and trade shows, the HoloPresenter from Audio Visual & Film Group is an upright-standing glass panel equipped with a 40-inch holographic projection screen. The glass panel measures 82.6 inches high by 33.5 inches wide. The unit can be used as a standalone system using an integrated video projector and a mirror. Price: $7,950. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Audio Visual & Film Group at 763-488-6500 or at www.avfg.com.Multi-source audio controllers
Matrix Audio Designs has released the Series 4, Series 6, and Series 8 multi-source, multi-room audio controllers. Each controller manages distribution of four, six, or eight sources, with distribution from two to 64 zones. The Series 4 controllers offer 20 W per channel, while Series 6 and Series 8 both offer 40 W per channel. All models feature RS232 and RJ11 interfaces and an RJ45 Ethernet port for IP control. Price: $2,200 (Series 4); $3,100 (Series 6); $3,900 (Series 8). Availability: currently available (all models). For more information, contact Matrix Audio Designs at 705-737-4962 or at www.matrixaudiodesigns.com.Tube microphone
The E250 from Soundelux is a cardioid tube condenser microphone designed for close-miking vocal applications. The microphone has a frequency range of 20 Hz to 18 kHz, ±2 dB, a dynamic range of 110 dB, and a rated impedance of 200 ohms. According to the company, the E250 has a broadened polar pattern designed to work against the beaming effect or high-frequency directionality that can affect its high-frequency content. Price: $3,000. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Soundelux at 323-464-9601 or at www.soundeluxmics.com.Plasma display
Pioneer Electronics has added the PDP-424MV 42-inch plasma display to its PureVision line. Designed for use in digital signage, boardrooms, and other business applications, the PDP-424MV offers 853x480 resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio. According to the company, the unit's encased cell structure uses a large phosphor surface area to prevent light leakage, while its capsulated color filter removes unnecessary elements from red, green, and blue light for improved color reproduction. Price: $2,499. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Pioneer at 800-746-6337 or at www.pioneerelectronics.com.RGB video scaler
TV One has introduced the C2-4100 RGB video scaler, which accepts resolutions from 640x480 up to 2048x2048. The scaler offers seamless switching, picture-in picture, RGB frame synchronization, logo insertion, aspect ratio conversion, and genlock. The C2-4100 features three inputs, two outputs, and one preview output, which enable RGBHV, RGBS, and RGsB input and output. According to the company, the scaler's flexible windowing technology allows any source to be inserted into any other source, regardless of format. Price: $3,000. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact TV One at 800-721-4044 or at www.tvone.com.Dual LCD monitor system
Marshall Electronics has debuted the V-R72P-2HD, a dual high-definition LCD monitor set designed for rack-mount applications. The monitor features dual high-resolution, 7-inch, 1.2-megapixel TFT screens with digital signal processing. The set offers a 130-degree horizontal by 120-degree vertical viewing radius, 380 cd/m2 of brightness, and 4:3 and 16:9 screen aspect ratios for DTV applications in HD and SD formats. Price: $3,999. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Marshall Electronics at 310-333-0606 or at www.lcdracks.com.Multiple-output AV transmitters
Communications Specialties has added the 7222 (four optical outputs), 7224 (eight optical outputs), and 7226 (12 optical outputs) high-resolution RGB and stereo audio transmitters to its Pure Digital Fiberlink 7220 Series. The transmitters, which are targeted for use in auditoriums, airports, stadiums, theaters, distance learning, and digital signage applications, support VGA (640x480) to WXGA (1366x768) resolutions as well as 480p, 720p, and 1080i HDTV resolutions (RGBHV format only). Price: N/A. Availability: first quarter 2005 (all models). For more information, please contact Communications Specialties at 631-273-0404 or at www.commspecial.com.LED displays
Toshiba has added three new models to its TechnoRainbow line of LEDs, which are targeted for use in digital signage and real-time video display applications at sporting events and concerts. The TR2006R is an indoor 6 mm surface mount display (SMD). The TR2010ES is an indoor/outdoor 10 mm SMD, while the TRV2025GC is an outdoor 25 mm display. Each model uses Toshiba's TRLC1050 digital video processor. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available (all models). For more information, contact Toshiba at 503-238-5880 or at www.technorainbow.com.Three-way loudspeakers
QSC Audio has released five DCS Series three-way screen channel loudspeakers: the SC-413, SC-323, SC-423, SC-433, and SC-443. Mid-high sections in each model feature a horn-loaded mid-range transducer topped by a titanium diaphragm compression driver coupled with an adjustable pan-and-tilt bracket. The loudspeakers feature a 90-degree horizontal by –30- to 20-degree vertical nominal coverage. For bi-amp use, the loudspeakers offer a driver protection network and a passive crossover. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available (all models). For more information, contact QSC Audio at 800-854-4079 or at www.qscaudio.com.DLP projectors
Sharp has unveiled the PG-MB60X and XG-MB70X DLP projectors designed for use in conference rooms, boardrooms, and meeting halls. The PG-MB60X offers 2,500 ANSI lumens of brightness and optional LAN connectivity via an AN-LSI accessory. The XG-MB70X (pictured here) features 3,000 ANSI lumens of brightness and built-in RJ45 LAN connections that enable remote diagnostics and asset management. Both projectors offer XGA (1024x768) resolution and 1.5X power zoom and focus. Price: $4,295 (PG-MB60X); $4,995 (XG-MB70X). Availability: currently available (both models). For more information, contact Sharp at 866-484-7825 or at www.sharpusa.com.