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New Products: October 2006

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Varifocal CCTV lenses

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

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

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

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

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

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