New Products: September 2006
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Powered by AC or battery power, the SoundField ST350 portable microphone system from Las Vegas Pro Audio is targeted for use in applications with long cable runs. The microphone features 6 dB gain steps, a composite five-segment LED bar graph for level monitoring, variable control, high-pass filtering, switchable mid/side output, and headphone monitoring. It also incorporates audio manufacturer SoundField's microphone technology. End fire and invert controls provide three-dimensional microphone positioning. Price: $6,700. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Las Vegas Pro Audio at 702-307-2700 or at www.lasvegasproaudio.com.LCD TV wall mount
The VisionMount ML22 Low-Profile Wall Mount from Sanus Systems is designed for use with LCD displays that measure 15 to 40 inches diagonal and weigh up to 100 pounds. The mount includes multiple universal mounting bracket patterns, including VESA 50, 75, 100, 200, and 400x200. The product is available in silver and black powder-coated finishes, and includes all necessary mounting hardware. Price: $89.99. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Sanus Systems at 800-359-5520 or at www.sanus.com.Power amplifiers
Outlaw Audio's five-channel Model 7500 and seven-channel Model 7700 (pictured here) power amplifiers deliver 200 W per channel into 8 ohms and 300 W per channel into 4 ohms. According to the company, the units' harmonic distortion is less than 0.03 percent. The amplifiers feature balanced inputs and fully balanced differential circuit topology. Price: $1,599 (7500); $2,149 (7700). Availability: currently available (both models). For more information, contact Outlaw Audio at 866-688-5297 or at www.outlawaudio.com.Video server
The Leightronix MINI-T-NX video server is targeted for use in digital video playback, video messaging/digital signage, video/audio switching, and DVD/VCR control applications. The server features MPEG decoding and two infrared control ports. An internal hard drive provides online storage of video programs and clips, and Ethernet ports enable file transfers over local or wide-area networks. The device is also available with an optional PRO-BUS device control interface for increased compatibility with video components, according to the company. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Leightronix at 517-694-8000 or at www.leightronix.com.PA amplifier
Inter-M's dual-channel PA-2312 public address amplifier provides 120 W RMS per channel. Individual front panel gain controls include LED indicators that display output levels of -40 dB, -10 dB, and clipping. The amplifier's rear panel includes 4-ohm, 70 V, and 100 V outputs, as well as XLR inputs and a high-pass filter switch. The PA-2312 can be powered by 100 to 120 VAC or 24 VDC. Price: $667. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Inter-M at 610-874-8870 or at www.inter-m.net.Digital media player
Designed for digital video and IP streaming for kiosk, trade show, retail, museum, digital signage, and private IP network applications, the edje 4111 HD digital media player from Adtec Digital supports MPEG-4, H.264, MPEG-2, and VC-1 formats. The media player automatically scales content to match the output target up to 1080i (60 Hz) resolution for high-definition playback. It also includes the company's mediaControl software, which includes command interface, scheduling, and playlist functions. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Adtec Digital at 615-256-6619 or at www.adtecinc.com.KVM switch
Hall Research's Model MC4-H2 Dual-Head KVM Switch enables two monitors, a keyboard, and a mouse to control up to four PCs or servers. The device's expansion port enables up to three units to be stacked, enabling the control of up to 12 PCs. The switch routes video outputs from a selected PC at full resolution via wideband video circuits. Dual-video content can be simultaneously switched, buffered, and output. The 1RU rack-space unit features RS232 controls and hot-swapping capabilities. Price: $1,425. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Hall Research Technologies at 800-959-6439 or at www.hallresearch.com.Condenser microphone
The U99S switchable condenser microphone from Soundelux features Normal and Brite sound options. According to the company, Normal Mode includes high-frequency roll-off for vintage sound replication, while Brite Mode is designed to remove the low-pass filter circuit to achieve a more high-end sound. The microphone features a 1-inch diameter, dual-symmetrical backplate, and a dual-membrane capsule. Price: $3,250. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Soundelux Microphones at 702-365-5155 or at www.soundeluxmics.com.AV design software
Altinex has introduced its AVSnap v2.8.1 AV system design and integration software. The software includes a bitmap resizing function, which enables users to use corner handles to adjust the bitmap proportionally or use side handles to stretch the image up/down or left/right. Users can designate transparent color for bitmaps, as well as fill bitmap objects to simulate brick or hash marks. Price: free to download from the company's website. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Altinex at 714-990-2300 or at www.altinex.com.Stationary IR system
The Listen Technologies LS-80-SIR stationary IR system is designed to transmit one audio signal to up to four listeners at up to 10,000 square feet. The system is targeted for use in security, assistive listening, soundfield, language interpretation, live theater, house of worship, and courtroom applications. The LS-80-SIR includes four stetho receivers, one IR transmitter, one radiator, eight AAA alkaline batteries, and an ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliance signage kit system manual. Price: $2,268.89. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Listen Technologies at 800-330-0891 or at www.listentech.com.