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New Products: January 2006

Telecast Fiber Systems multi-format video signal generator, Yamaha digital mixing console, Hitachi Software interactive presentation system ...

DLP projector

The PT-D3500U DLP projector from Panasonic features XGA (1024x768) resolution, 3,500 lumens of brightness, a 1,600:1 contrast ratio, digital keystone correction, and a bayonet-type lens system. Designed for use in classrooms, meeting rooms, retail stores, and showrooms, the projector offers a DVI-D connector (HDCP-compliant), and audio input/output terminals, as well computer (RGB), 5 BNC component, composite, and S-video connections. The PT-D3500U includes Panasonic's PJLink function for standardized LAN control. The projector's sealed optical block protects the light engine from smoke, dust, and other contaminants. Price: $7,500. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Panasonic at 800-528-8601 or at

Power amplifiers

Gemini has released the GPA Series of professional power amplifiers, which includes the GPA-1000 (70 W RMS at 8 ohms), GPA-2000 (85 W RMS at 8 ohms), GPA-3000 (140 W RMS at 8 ohms), and GPA-4000 (200 W RMS at 8 ohms). The amplifiers feature three modes of operation: stereo, parallel mono, and mono bridge. All models offer dual volume controls, dual VU meters, balanced XLR and 1/4-inch inputs, 1/4-inch and Speakon outputs, and removable rack ears. All units provide a 30 Hz to 50 kHz frequency response and a signal-to-noise ratio of 100 dB below rated power at 8 ohms. Price: N/A (all models). Availability: N/A (all models). For more information, contact Gemini at 732-738-9003 or at


The 5-inch active-matrix LCD Modero touchpanel from AMX is designed for entryways, meeting rooms, and offices in corporate and education settings. The unit's front panel offers two speakers, a light sensor for automatic adjustment of panel brightness, a motion sensor that activates the panel when a user is near, and a microphone for audio/intercom applications. The touchpanel features a 250:1 contrast ratio, 170+ cd/m2 brightness, and 800x480 resolution. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact AMX at 800-222-0193 or at

HDTV/media server

Targeted for use in corporate and consumer AV control systems, Brillian's 6580iFB 1080p HDTV media server video platform includes three 2 megapixel UltraContrast Gen II LCoS microdisplays, each of which are dedicated to a single color — red, green, or blue. The 65-inch unit offers a 4,000:1 contrast ratio, 1920x1280 resolution, and 11-bit grayscale per color channel performance. Price: $9,999. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Brillian at 602-389-8888 or at

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