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New Products: October 2006

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Digital signage kit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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