New Products: January 2006
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Targeted at educators, mobile professionals, and small- to medium-sized businesses, the TDP-SC25U DLP projector from Toshiba's Digital Products Division features a detachable document camera, 1,800 ANSI lumens of brightness, native SVGA (800x600) resolution, and a 2,000:1 contrast ratio. The 8.8-pound projector offers one-touch auto setup, keystone correction, and a monitor output connector, which enables users to view presentations from an external display. Price: $1,199. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Toshiba at 800-316-0920 or at www.toshibadirect.com.Videoconferencing systems
Polycom has introduced the VSX 5000, VSX 7000s, and VSX 7000e videoconferencing systems. The VSX 5000 is a dual-mode (IP/ISDN) system that offers dual monitor capability, data sharing, a pan-tilt-zoom camera, and can connect to any XGA or TV display. The VSX 7000s (pictured here) features an embedded speaker, a subwoofer, and dual monitor support. It offers multiple methods of sharing data, videos, and pictures, and can connect to any XGA or TV display. The VSX 7000e is available with the Polycom PowerCam camera, and includes multiple connection options and dual RS232 ports for peripherals and control. Price: $3,999 (VSX 5000); $6,999 (VSX 7000s); $8,999 (VSX 7000e). Availability: currently available (all models). For more information, contact Polycom at 800-765-9266 or at www.polycom.com.Multichannel media players
Focus Enhancement's Mantis MC and Mantis MG multichannel standard/high-definition media players are designed to provide ondemand video playback for applications such as retail, museums, malls, hospitality, and education. The Mantis MC is a 1U, rack-mounted player that offers two channels of HD or SD video and 32-bit accelerated graphics. The Mantis MG is a 3U rack-mounted player that features scheduled or interactive playback via four HD or eight SD independent outputs. Price: N/A (both models). Availability: currently available (both models). For more information, contact Focus Enhancements at 408-866-8300 or at www.focusinfo.com.Mobile flat-panel display stands
Designed to work with flat-panel displays that measure up to 50 inches vertically and weigh up to 150 pounds, the MPS-60, MPS-72, and MPS-84 Mobile Plasma Stands from Da-Lite feature a rail mounting system for installation, a key-operated lock to secure displays, and an adjustable accessory shelf for stacking components. The units' 5-inch casters enable them to be moved over uneven surfaces. The Mobile Plasma Stands are available in 60- (MPS-60), 72- (MPS-72), and 85-inch (MPS-85) heights with a black powder coat finish. Price: $982 (MPS-60); $998 (MPS-72); $1,015 (MPS-84). Availability: currently available (all models). For more information, contact Da-Lite at 800-622-3737 or at www.da-lite.com.Digital visual presenter
AVerMedia Technologies' AVerVision530 digital visual presenter is designed to display documents, 3D objects, and transparencies. The presenter connects to any digital (DVI) or analog (VGA, S-video, and composite) monitor, projector, or TV. The unit features a 1/3-inch, 850K CCD progressive scan image sensor with 12X optical zoom and 8X digital zoom and pan. It offers built-in memory for storing up to 80 high-resolution JPEG images, CF/SD memory card slots for portable image transfer, and the company's PC Cam software for capturing and sending still images and video directly to a PC. Price: $1,499. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact AVerMedia at 408-263-3828 or at www.avermedia-usa.com.