New Products: February 2006
Turbosound sub-bass enclosure, Smart Technologies interactive whiteboard, Remaco IR extender, and more.
PureLink has released the DS-1818M (18 inputs, 18 outputs) and the DS-99M (nine inputs, nine outputs) digital DVI matrix routers. Both systems support display resolutions from 480i to 1080p, a maximum bandwidth of single-link 1.65 Gb/s, and digital TMDS and RGB signal types. Each model offers manual front panel control and IR remote control, as well as RS232C and LAN connectivity. The units feature 29-pin DVI-I female connector types. Price: $29,999 (DS-1818M); $19,999 (DS-99M). Availability: currently available (both models). For more information, contact PureLink at 201-488-3232 or at www.purelinkav.com.Microportable projectors
Designed for portable presentation use in education and small- to medium-sized business applications, the TDP-S8U and TDP-T9U microportable projectors from Toshiba feature S-video and composite inputs and audio input/output capabilities. The TDP-S8U (pictured here) offers native SVGA (800x600) resolution, 1,800 ANSI lumens of brightness, and a 2,000:1 contrast ratio, while the TDP-T9U features native XGA (1024x768) resolution, 2,000 ANSI lumens of brightness, and a 2,000:1 contrast ratio. Both projectors weigh 4.4 pounds. Price: $799 (TDP-S8U); $1,099 (TDP-T9U). Availability: currently available (both models). For more information, contact Toshiba at 800-631-3811 or at www.toshiba.com.Acoustical treatment products
Auralex Acoustics has introduced its pArtScience acoustical treatment solutions, which combine sound control capabilities with contemporary design. The pArtScience SpaceArray diffusors feature a solid-wood design and use a seemingly random arrangement to evenly distribute sound. Designed to absorb unwanted room reflections, AudioTile is a customizable solution available in hundreds of design configurations. Made of paulownia wood, the SpaceCoupler creates a big sound in a small room without requiring custom design and remodeling, according to the company. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available (all models). For more information, contact Auralex Acoustics at 317-842-2600 or at www.auralexacoustics.com.Microportable projectors
Designed for business and education applications, the XD205U and SD205U microportable projectors from Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America offer a 2,000:1 contrast ratio, 2,000 ANSI lumens of brightness, and DLP technology. The XD205U (pictured here) offers XGA (1024x786) resolution, while the SD205 features SVGA (800x600) resolution. Both projectors weigh 5.3 pounds, and feature 32 dB operation. Price: $1,995 (XD205U); $1,295 (SD205U). Availability: currently available (both models). For more information, contact Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America at 888-307-0349 or at www.mitsubishi.com.