New Products: October 2006
360 Systems image server, QSC Audio Products subwoofer, Sanus Systems LCD TV wall mount ...
The ImageServer 2000 from 360 Systems includes a frame synchronization feature for improved compatibility with satellite receivers, tape machines, and other non-genlocked video sources. The ImageServer 2000 is designed for PEG television, house of worship, and entertainment venue projects. Features include Advanced Playlisting software, a RAID-5 drive array with 170 hours of storage, composite analog and digital SDI video input and output, and remote workstation control. The ImageServer 2000 can receive FTP video and graphic transfers in various file formats. Price: $11,500. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact 360 Systems at 805-497-6400 or at www.360systems.com.Subwoofer
Designed for use with the company's WideLine loudspeakers, the QSC Audio Products WL218-sw subwoofer is operable down to 31 Hz with up to 139 dB SPL @ 1 m acoustic output. It includes a 14-gauge, powder-coated steel grille and 18-inch transducers housed in a separate chamber. The WL218-sw can be flown via a three-point rigging scheme. The subwoofer can also be used in a ground stack service via interlocking feet and recess features. The suspension system supports up to eight individual subwoofers with a 10:1 design factor. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact QSC Audio Products at 714-754-6175 or at www.qscaudio.com.LCD TV wall mount
Sanus Systems' MF110 VisionMount Full Motion Wall Mount is designed to support flat-panel LCD TVs that measure 15 to 40 inches diagonal and weigh up to 100 pounds. The MF110 tilts from +5 to -15 degrees, and extends the TV from the wall up to 9.5 inches. The unit also offers swivel and pan functionality. The mount is available in silver and black finishes. Price: $199.99. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Sanus Systems at 800-359-5520 or at www.sanus.com.Active loudspeaker
The CD 3200 2.5-way active loudspeaker from Canton features a built-in 200-W IcePower amplifier and four aluminum 4-inch mid/bass drivers. The loudspeaker incorporates Canton's sinusoidal rubber surround and spider assembly for improved lateral displacement control, according to the company. The CD 3200 also includes the company's ADT-25 aluminum-manganese tweeters for high frequency reproduction. Price: $1,600. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Canton at 612-706-9250 or at www.cantonusa.com.Modular monitor wall
Winsted's M-View customizable tubular monitor walls can accommodate any size LCD and/or plasma screen, which can be installed on the frame using adjustable-post plasma or VESA mounts. Unit walls are constructed from heavy-duty aluminum tubing with a black powder coat finish. In-line, concave, or convex configurations are available. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Winsted at 800-447-2257 or at www.winsted.com.LCD projector
Designed for educators, trainers, mobile professionals, and small-to-medium sized businesses, the TLP-SC2500U mobile LCD projector from Toshiba displays hands-on demonstrations, 3D objects, fine-print texts, and microscopic images. The TLP-SC2500U incorporates an advanced document camera with 3-megapixel resolution, 16X zoom, and a built-in LED light. The unit provides 2,500 ANSI lumens of brightness, XGA (1024x768) resolution, and a 400:1 contrast ratio. Additional features include one-touch automatic setup on a presentation remote, instant power shutdown capability, and a digital zoom function on the remote control. Price: $1,539. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Toshiba at 888-822-8674 or at www.toshiba.com.Sliding rail system
The Middle Atlantic Products SRSR Series Rotating Sliding Rail System now has the ability to lock in the extended position, preventing the rack frame from retracting during installation and servicing. Locking points are at 0-, 60-, and 90-degree positions for simplified equipment integration and rear cable access. Designed for in-wall applications, the SRSR Series is available with a 19-inch or 23-inch useable depth, and accommodates up to 300 pounds of equipment. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Middle Atlantic Products at 800-266-7225 or at www.middleatlantic.com.Digital media players
The Digital View M3-100 and M3-200 interactive digital media players are designed for use in digital signage applications. The M3-100 provides USB connections that allow the content on the memory card to be updated from a PC. The M3-200 can accept content updates from a USB memory stick. Both models feature content scheduling via a real-time clock and calendar, full playlist control, database capabilities, RS232 ports, USB ports, and NTSC/PAL S-video and analog RGB video output. The media players support MPEG-1, 2, and 4, and JPEG video formats stored on a CompactFlash memory card. Price: $95 (M3-100); $130 (M3-200). Availability: currently available (both models). For more information, contact Digital View at 408-782-7773 or at www.digitalview.com.Flat-panel display speaker system
Atlantic Technology's FS-5000 three-in-one front soundstage speaker system is designed for use in large theater rooms. The system's 50-inch-wide enclosure houses three independent two-way speaker systems. The 5-inch-deep cabinet is internally separated into three individual chambers, with a 1-inch dome tweeter and two of the company's 4.5-inch GLH woofers in each chamber. Each section of the cabinet has its own speaker. The FS-5000 features bass response down to 70 Hz, and is available in a silver or black finish. Price: $1,499. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Atlantic Technology at 781-762-6300 or at www.atlantictechnology.com.1080p DLP projector
SIM2 USA's HT3000 single-chip, 1080p front projector displays 1080p source material, including HD-DVD and Blu-ray formats. The HT3000 incorporates a 10-bit internal deinterlacer, a 0.95-inch 1080p DarkChip3 DMD chipset, and the company's Alpha Path light engine for true 1080p resolution. Features include end-to-end 10-bit video processing, a seven-segment color wheel, and a 5,000:1 contrast ratio. The 200-W high-output lamp has a 4,000-hour lifespan, and the lens has a 1.5-2.0:1 throw ratio. Price: $15,995. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact SIM2 USA at 954-442-2999 or at www.sim2usa.com.
Outlaw Audio's LFM-1 Plus subwoofer features selectable tuning options for maximum SPL output or lower frequency bass extension, according to the company. A selectable EQ circuit switches between tuning modes. The LFM-1 incorporates a down-firing, 12-inch, long-throw woofer and a 350 W BASH power amplifier for up to 115 dB output. Price: $679. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Outlaw Audio at 866-688-5297 or at www.outlawaudio.com.Video processor and AV switcher combo units
Key Digital Systems has introduced combo units for its iSync HD (pictured here) and iSync Pro digital video processor and video/audio switcher. The units feature HDMI digital inputs and outputs and multiple analog inputs and outputs. The display resizes 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, and 1080i input formats to its native resolution. Outputs connect all video sources to the display and all audio sources to the audio surround sound processor. The product is software upgradeable and rack mountable. Price: $1,500 (both models). Availability: currently available (both models). For more information, contact Key Digital Systems at 914-667-9700 or at www.keydigital.com.Media software
Advanced Media Design has released Version 2 software for its digital media recorders, digital network printers, and digital video capturers. The software can be used on the company's existing products, and comes standard on the MediaPOINTE DMR150, 160, 210, and 310 (pictured here). Version 2 includes improved file management, security options, SMTP support, and simplified copy distribution. The new user interface has an onscreen menu system and a handheld remote control. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Advanced Media Design at 805-376-1740 or at www.mediapointe.com.In-wall subwoofer
Artison's RCC 600 In-Wall Subwoofer is designed for builders and interior designers. The RCC 600 reactance-canceling, in-wall subwoofer eliminates vibrations and sound distortion, according to the company. The system's front-panel controls include power, gain, movie mode, music mode, and IR input. Price: $2,000. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Artison at 775-833-4344 or at www.artisonusa.com.Rack system cooling modules
Niles Audio Corp. has introduced the FM-1 (standard) and FM-1R (rack-mountable) System Cooling Modules, which are designed to thermally regulate cabinets and rack systems. The modules include dual temperature-sensing, 12 VDC fans that circulate 150 cubic feet of air per minute. Both models feature a two-minute turn-off delay, remote trigger inputs that automatically turn the fan on and off, and a brushless motor designed for low noise output. Price: $329.95 (FM-1); $379.95 (FM-1R). Availability: currently available (both models). For more information, contact Niles Audio Corp. at 305-238-4373 or at www.nilesaudio.com.DLP projector
Mitsubishi's SD430U SVGA DLP portable projector is targeted at educators and business presenters. The SD430U displays 2,500 ANSI lumens of brightness. The 5.7-pound projector has two PC inputs, instant shut-down, an RS232c port, a security password menu lock, and an anti-theft security hook. The product recognizes the input source without manual setup, and features vertical keystone correction. Price: $1,495. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Mitsubishi at 888-307-0349 or at www.mitsubishi-presentations.com.Flat-panel display cart
Ergotron has released the LX Large Display Cart, a height-adjustable cart aimed at presentation applications in corporate campuses, conference centers, and meeting rooms. The unit can also serve as an accessory for videoconferencing and digital signage systems. It offers 20 inches of height adjustability and integrated tilt capability. The cart supports displays that measure larger than 32 inches diagonal and weigh up to 90 pounds. Price: $799. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Ergotron at 651-681-7600 or at www.ergotron.com.LCD HDTV
Vizio's Gallevia GV42LHDTV 42-inch LCD HDTV comes with detachable speakers. The GV42LHDTV features 1366x768 native resolution, 178x178 degree viewing angles, 16.7 million colors, a 1,600:1 contrast ratio, and an 8 ms response time. An NTSC/ATSC/QAM tuner is integrated, along with two HDMI inputs with HDTV capabilities. Additional features include digital noise reduction, a black level extender, a white peak limiter, color transient intensity, flesh tone adjustment, and adaptive luma control. Price: $1,599.99. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Vizio at 888-849-4623 or at www.viziotv.com.Compact stereo power amplifiers
The Model 900 stereo power amplifier from Kramer Electronics accepts unbalanced stereo audio on RCA inputs or balanced stereo audio on terminal block connectors. The amplifier, which measures 4.75 inches wide by 3 inches deep by 1 inch high, delivers a loudspeaker output of 9 W RMS per channel into a 4-ohm load. The company also offers the Model 901 amplifier, which has line and mic level inputs, and the Model 902 amplifier, which includes four unbalanced audio inputs. Price: $160 (Model 900); N/A (Model 901 and 902). Availability: currently available (all models). For more information, contact Kramer Electronics at 908-735-0018 or at www.kramerus.com.Wall mount controller
Targeted for use in classrooms and meeting rooms, the APAD LCD wall mount room controller from Crestron features a 128x64 dot-matrix LCD display and a NavWheel. The controller is available as a plug and play device in an Adagio packaged solution with four backlit, white translucent soft-buttons. The LCD screen displays meta-data in monochrome graphics including podcasts, video titles, volume levels, room temperature, and monitor device status. Price: $500. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Crestron at 800-237-2041 or at www.crestron.com.
AutoComm has released the Smart & Simple digital signage kits. The all-in-one kits include a 20-inch SD LCD monitor or 32-inch HD LCD monitor, a flash card media player, a flash card writer, and a stand. The media player supports MP3, Microsoft WMA, JPEG, MPEG-1, VCD, SVCD, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, and AVI Motion JPEG file types. Video options include S-video and composite video. Floor, tabletop, and wall mounting options are available. Price: $1,499 (20-inch); $2,999 (32-inch). Availability: currently available (both models). For more information, contact AutoComm at 800-724-4896 or at www.autocomm-inc.com.LCD monitor
The SyncMaster 931C 19-inch TFT-LCD monitor from Samsung Electronics America displays 97 percent of the NTSC color gamut for CCFL displays, according to the company. Features include a 2,000:1 contrast ratio, 2 ms response time, 1280x1024 resolution, and 250 cd/m2 of brightness. A PrintViewer function enables users to preview images for color printing. The SyncMaster 931C is Mac and PC compatible. Price: $299.99. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Samsung at 201-229-4000 or at www.samsung.com.Projection screen
The Xscreen front-projection ambient light-rejection screen system from Planar Systems is available in 60-, 70-, 80-, and 100-inch diagonal viewing sizes. The system features the company's Daytime Film Technology, which is designed to reject ambient light for optimum viewing, according to Planar. The Xscreen can be controlled by the Xscreen Plus universal remote, which can also control connected video and audio components. Price: $1,399 (60-inch); $1,699 (70-inch); $1,999 (80-inch); $2,799 (100-inch). Availability: currently available (all models). For more information, contact Planar Systems at 866-475-2627 or at www.planar.com.Waterproof camera system
Telemetrics Inc. has released a weatherproof camera housing and a weatherproof pan/tilt head. The housing is available in various sizes. The pan/tilt head is sealed with military-grade connectors and includes an internal heater, wiper, and washer. Additional features include direct Ethernet connectivity and a mounting base with internal cable management. Price: N/A. Availability: N/A. For more information, contact Telemetrics Inc. at 201-848-9818 or at www.telemetricsinc.com.Video stabilizer
For-A Corp. of America's IVS-100 video stabilizer is designed to electrically correct video shaking in cameras used in security and monitoring applications. According to the company, the stabilizer corrects any image in live or pre-recorded video that moves up to 40 percent from its vertical or horizontal axis on the screen. It also corrects unsteadiness, and automatically recognizes panning and zooming functions. The unit, which features +12 VDC operation, measures 5.7 inches wide by 1.6 inches high by 6.4 inches deep. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact For-A Corp. at 714-894-3311 or at www.for-a.com.HD video projectors
Meridian Audio Ltd. has introduced the DILA1080MF and DILA1080MF2 (pictured here) three-chip D-ILA projectors under the Faroudja by Meridian brand name. Targeted for use in custom installation applications, the projectors incorporate three native 1920x1080 D-ILA chips, support up to 1080p video signals via single HDCP-compatible DVI-D inputs, and are designed for use with an outboard video processor. The DILA1080MF1 also features motorized zoom and focus optics, a 15 percent contrast ratio, and a + 60 percent vertical lens shift. Price: $20,995 (DILA1080MF1); $14,500 (DILA1080MF2). Availability: currently available (both models). For more information, contact Meridian Audio at 404-344-7111 or at www.meridian-audio.com.Distribution amplifiers
Crystal Vision has released six manually-controlled, multi-standard distribution amplifiers. The HDDA105C and HDDA111C reclocking distribution amplifiers automatically detect the incoming signal and provide better jitter performance with long cable inputs, according to the company. For short-distance applications, the HDDA105N and HDDA111N non-reclocking distribution amplifiers are designed for HD and SDI applications, while the HDDA105NA and HDDA111NA distribution amplifiers are compatible with HD, SDI, and DVI-ASI. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available (all models). For more information, contact Crystal Vision at +44 (0)1223-497047 or at www.crystalvision.tv.Projection screen frame system
The Series 300 Lace and Grommet Frame System from Da-Lite Screen Company is designed for large-venue projection screens. The frame is constructed of 3-inch diameter aluminum tubing, and includes lacing cord and S hooks for attaching a Da-Lite Lace and Grommet projection screen surface. The Series 300, which has a black powder coat finish, is available as a curved model with any single-axis curve. An optional Pro-Trim masking cover conceals the screen binding and lacing cord. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Da-Lite at 574-267-8101 or at www.da-lite.com.Video image processor/source switcher
Digital Projection International (DPI) has released the VIP 2000 video image processor and source switcher, which can be used for image scaling, input switching, video noise reduction, and audio follow video routing. The device features a 10-bit video decoder and comb filter, and supports video resolutions from 480i to 1080p. The unit, which incorporates the Silicon Optix Realta HQV processor, offers two HDMI inputs with full eight-channel audio support and DVI backward compatibility. It also includes two component analog inputs, two composite video inputs, and two S-video inputs. Price: N/A. For more information, contact DPI at 770-420-1350 or at www.digitalprojection.com.Beam shaper
The Opti Profile beam shaper professional followspot from Elation Professional is targeted at the permanent and rental & staging lighting market. The Opti Profile ellipsoidal-style fixture projects up to 40 feet. Available in four models, the product includes a 19- or 26-degree lens to shape and manipulate the light beam. Optional accessories include four lens tubes, a gobo holder, and an iris module. Price: Models start at $369.95. Availability: currently available (all models). For more information, contact Elation Professional at 866-245-6726 or at www.elationlighting.com.
KOWA's LMVZ38A-IR and LMVZ990A-IR Day and Night Varifocal CCTV lenses are designed for large commercial, government, and healthcare security applications. The LMVZ38A-IR features a focal length of 3 to 8 mm, an iris range of 1.0 to 360, and a 1/3-inch format size. The LMVZ990A-IR has a 9 to 90 mm focal length, a 1.8 to 360 iris range, and a 1/2-inch format size. The lens is designed specifically for long-range surveillance applications. Both lenses are compact and have extra-low dispersion glass, according to the company. Price: $60 (LVMZ38A-IR); $320 (LVMZ990A-IR). Availability: N/A (both models). For more information, contact KOWA at 800-966-5692 or at www.kowa-usa.com.HDMI interconnects
VizionWare's Hi-Wirez digital HDMI interconnects for HDMI cables and adapters are available in 1-, 2-, 5-, 7-, and 10-meter lengths. The interconnects feature image enhancing circuitry, signal balancing, a unique DSP technique, optimal spectral diffusion, and enhanced transmission technology, according to the company. Price: up to $1,000. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact VizionWare at 512-493-9660 or at www.vizionware.com.Matrix switchers
Teq Gear's RGBHV and RGBHV + audio matrix switchers support configurations from 8x2 to 128x128. Bandwidth of more than 400 MHz is achieved on a fully loaded switcher. The switchers feature VGA to UXGA resolution, as well as composite video, S-video, component video, and computer video formats. Additional features include BNC video connectors, terminal block audio connectors, gain compensation, and synchronization. Price: starts at $1,495. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Teq Gear at 949-709-4040 or at www.teqgear.com.Powered tube loudspeaker
Pragmatic Communications Systems has introduced the PTS1 tube loudspeaker, which is aimed at sound distribution and architectural audio applications. The loudspeaker, which has a built-in amplifier, produces a 120 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response, a greater the 90 dB dynamic range and signal-to-noise ratio, and an 81 dB SPL (1W @ 1M) power output. The PTS1 is compatible with the company's Pragmatic Audio Distribution System (PADS), which is a multi-room audio system that includes an audio signal hub, as well as multiple signal transmitters and receivers. The PTS1 can be connected to PADS via Cat5 cable. It measures 2 inches in diameter by 4.8 inches tall. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Pragmatic Communications Systems at 408-735-0300 or at www.wireless-experts.com.GUI creation tool
Aurora Multimedia has introduced the YIPI 2.0 graphic user interface (GUI) creation tool, which is designed to be used with the company's WACI NX control systems. Touchpanel pages are user-configurable by dropping buttons onto pages and assigning commands to correspond with WACI NX systems. YIPI 2.0 can be programmed in Mac, Linux, UNIX, and Windows platforms. The tool supports serial, relay, IR control, and multiple input/output configurations. Price: free to download from the company's website. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Aurora Multimedia at 732-591-5800 or at www.auroramultimedia.com.