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New Products: October 2006

360 Systems image server, QSC Audio Products subwoofer, Sanus Systems LCD TV wall mount ...

Subwoofer

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.



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