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New Products: November 2005

Sabine DSP audio system processors, Lowell Surge suppressors, Chyron digital signage system ...

DSP audio system processors

Targeted for commercial audio use, the NAV8800 (eight input and eight output, pictured here), NAV4800 (four input and eight output), and NAV3600 (three input and six output) Navigator DSP audio system processors from Sabine feature multiple input and output controllers, control and security options, full matrix mixing, and distributed audio functions. The devices incorporate 24-bit digital converters and 32-bit floating-point processors. Each model also includes full-function crossovers, Sabine's FBX Feedback Exterminator, and multiple password-based security levels. Price: $2,829.95 (NAV8800); $2,149.95 (NAV4800); $1,099.95 (NAV3600). Availability: currently available (all models). For more information, contact Sabine at 386-418-2000 or at

Surge suppressors

Lowell's ACSP line of UL- and ETL-listed, single-circuit and multi-circuit 20A surge suppressors offer a built-in ground transient filter (GTF). The GTF-equipped suppressors feature two isolated ground duplex outlets on rotating 90-degree plates for side access in rack-mount applications. The suppressors offer up to six 20A circuits enclosed in a box with terminal outputs and knockouts to provide surge suppression and ground transient filtering for AC loadcenters. Price: $282 (GTF filter kit with two duplex outlets); $584 (single-circuit unit); $1,062 (multi-circuit unit). Availability: currently available (all models). For more information, contact Lowell Manufacturing at 800-325-9660 or at

Digital signage system

Chyron's ChyTV Plus digital signage system adds S-video and component video inputs and outputs, serial and GUI control interfaces, balanced audio, and Ethernet and USB connectivity to existing ChyTV tools. The half-rack unit is designed for use with any professionally installed video messaging system. The system enables users to manipulate a video source in a window surrounded by graphics and text, or superimpose a message over a video background. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Chyron at 631-845-2048 or at

Subwoofer amplifier modules

Designed for use with subwoofers, the WXS600 (600 W RMS) and WXS300 (300 W RMS) amplifier modules from D2Audio connect directly to the driver and attach to the driver's backplate and/or heatsink. Both models feature the company's Audio Canvas development tool, which enables speaker designers to graphically control the internal DSP to customize signal processing, and save the optimized configuration as the amplifier's default. The units measure 3.5 by 5 by 2 inches, and weigh less than 6 ounces. Price: N/A (both models). Availability: currently available (both models). For more information, contact D2Audio at 512-343-9301 or at www.d2audio.comDigital video processor/AV switcher

The iSync HD digital video processor and AV switcher from Key Digital Systems offers HDMI (HDCP) digital inputs and outputs. The device sizes multiple HD/SD sources, including 480i/p, 576i/p, 720p, and 1080i, 60 and 50 Hz, and NTSC and PAL formats to match the display's native resolution. The iSync HD features Key Digital's Clear Matrix Pro and Super Digital Scaling technologies for picture quality. It offers front-panel pushbuttons, a display, an IR remote, and an RS232 connection. Price: $1,599. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Key Digital Systems at 914-667-9700 or at

Microportable projectors

Designed for boardroom, retail, house of worship, hospitality, and military simulation applications, the iVision 20 Series of single-chip DLP projectors from Digital Projection International features the iVision 20sx+ (2,500 ANSI lumens, 2,500:1 contrast ratio) and iVision 20HD (1,200 ANSI lumens, 4,000:1 contrast ratio). Both six-pound models offer on-axis optical design, up to 4,000 hours of lamp life, vertical lens shift capability, and DVI, component, RGB, composite, and S-video inputs. Price: N/A (both models). Availability: currently available (both models). For more information, contact Digital Projection International at 770-420-1350 or at

UHF wireless microphone system

Audio-Technica's 3000 Series UHF True Diversity Wireless System is a two-channel wireless microphone system designed for fixed installation, public address, house of worship, and rental & staging applications. The system features Audio-Technica's Automatic Frequency Scanning technology, which determines and sets the optimal available frequency, according to the company. An ATW-3110 UHF UniPak bodypack system and ATW-3141 handheld microphone system are available in two UHF bands: 541.500 MHz to 566.375 MHz (TV channels 25 to 30) and 655.500 MHz to 680.375 MHz (TV channels 44 to 49), with 200 selectable frequencies in each band. Price: $699 (ATW-3110); $799 (ATW-3141). Availability: currently available (both models). For more information, contact Audio-Technica at 330-686-2600 or at

Portable sound system

Designed for public address and music applications, the BEACON portable sound system from Anchor Audio consists of 11 speakers (eight mid-range and three bass units), a 300 W (AC) amplifier and mixer, a 110/220 VAC converter for international use, and a battery that provides 60 W power for up to six hours. The BEACON system can be configured to accommodate two wireless mics, and features an active distortion limiter, an internal dynamic equalizer, and a voice-over function. The system's enclosure offers built-in rollers and a retractable extension handle. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Anchor Audio at 800-262-4671 or at

DVI video switchers

Hall Research Technologies has released the SW-DVI-2A and SW-DVI-4A DVI video switchers, which enable users to route multiple DVI-equipped devices to a single DVI display. The two-port SW-DVI-2A and four-port SW-DVI-4A (pictured here) are DVI 1.0-compliant, support DVI-I video signals at resolutions up to 1280x1024, and offer front-panel LED indicators. Both switchers automatically switch to active video input when an input is unplugged or video isn't present. Price: $179 (SW-DVI-2A); $269 (SW-DVI-4A). Availability: currently available (both models). For more information, contact Hall Research Technologies at 714-691-6607 or at

Cat5 switch platform

Magenta Research has introduced the Mondo Matrix full-matrix, scalable Cat5 switch platform, which can be configured in matrix sizes ranging from 16x16 to 256x256. The Mondo Matrix, which supports up to 2048x1536 resolution, links to the company's MultiView Series transmitters and receivers to distribute and switch video (composite, component, S-video, HDTV, and computer), audio, and serial control signals up to 1,500 feet using one RJ45 connector per image. Price: N/A. For more information, contact Magenta Research at 203-740-0592 or at

Digital audio console

Targeted for use in live applications, EAW's UMX.96 24-bit/96 kHz digital audio console features expandable onboard 56x44 analog inputs/outputs, 3x12 integrated loudspeaker processing, a 15-inch, full-color touchscreen, and SIA Software's Smaart Analysis tools. The UMX.96 offers 48 touch-sensitive faders arranged in stacked rows of 24, which provide dedicated control of all 48 input channels simultaneously or arranged as master groups of eight to control specific sections. Price: $50,000. For more information, contact EAW at 800-992-5013 or at

Zoned lighting control system

Targeted for use in auditoriums, boardrooms, and classrooms, the iLux CLS-C6 Integrated Zoned Lighting System from Crestron controls six lighting zones and six groups of shades. The wall-mounted system features six three-position rocker buttons and builtin dimmer circuits to control the lighting zones, and can program up to 16 scenes for lighting and shade requirements. The iLux CLS-C6 supports up to 16 Crestron keypads and 16 shade controllers for expanded system control capability. Price: $1,100. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Crestron at 800-237-2041 or at

Fiber optic power meters

Designed for testing and troubleshooting active fiber optic devices and measuring direct optical power, Extech's PM200, PM100-S, and PM100-G fiber optic power meters feature single-mode and multi-mode operation. The PM200 stores up to 100 data points and features a 65 dB dynamic range, four-button operation, and a 1 mm germanium photodetector. The PM100-S and PM100-G offer a 55 dB dynamic range and seven-segment LED power display in dB and dBm. The PM100-S features a 1 mm silicon photodetector, while the PM100-G provides a 1 mm germanium photodetector. Price: $450 (PM200); $190 (PM100-S); $289 (PM100-G). Availability: currently available (all models). For more information, contact Extech at 781-890-7440 or at

VGA matrix switcher and temperature clock

Extron has released the MMX 32 VGA MTP, a compact, three-input, two output VGA and stereo audio matrix switcher, which features a built-in twisted pair transmitter for RGBHV and summed mono (L+R) audio. The matrix switcher (pictured here) can drive UXGA (1600x1200) computer video and audio signals more than 300 feet over a single UTP cable. Extron's CLK 100 LCD Clock with Thermometer is designed to monitor ambient temperature within an equipment rack or room. The clock is housed in a 1U, quarter-rack-width metal enclosure for rack mounting with other AV products. Price: $995 (MMX 32 VGA MTP); $50 (CLK 100). Availability: currently available (both models). For more information, contact Extron at 800-633-9876 or at


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