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New Products: September 2006

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Motorized flat-panel display mount

The MM860 motorized flat-panel display wall mount from Peerless Industries enables users to remotely adjust tilt, pivot, and extend displays in commercial applications such as lobbies, conference rooms, bars, and lecture halls. The mount's universal IR remote or RS232-compatible touchpanel control automation system extends the mount up to 12 inches from the wall, swivels the display left or right from 20 to 32 degrees, or tilts the display down 25 degrees or up 7 degrees. The MM860 supports displays that measure up to 60 inches diagonal and weigh up to 180 pounds. Price: $2,199. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Peerless Industries at 800-729-0307 or at

Video signal switcher

Targeted for use in live staging and production applications, the HVS-500HS video signal switcher from For-A Corp. of America accepts HD, SD, HDV, and DV signal formats. The switcher includes 10-bit, 4:2:2 internal processing and a variety of input/output interfaces including HD/SD-SDI, HD/SD analog, VGA, and HDV/DV. The device supports 1080/60i/50i and 720/60p resolutions, and is switchable from NTSC to PAL. For more information, contact For-A Corp. of America at 714-894-3311 or at

Handheld condenser microphone

The VX-5 handheld vocal condenser microphone from Audix is targeted for use in live sound and broadcast applications. The microphone has a 40 Hz to 16.5 kHz (+ 3 dB) frequency response, a 14 mm gold vapor diaphragm, a supercardioid polar pattern, and a -10 dB pad and bass roll-off filter. It's designed to handle an SPL of up to 144 dB without distortion, and provide more than 20 dB of ambient noise rejection for feedback on live stages, according to the company. The VX-5 is available with a mic stand adapter and carrying pouch. Price: $299. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Audix at 503-682-6993 or at

Video server

The ImageServer MAXX from 360 Systems offers standard NLEs and network-attached storage, embedded audio, and the company's Remote Workstation Interface software. The server features an input frame synchronizer, which records sources from tape or satellite sources. The unit's internal RAID array enables users to store up to 170 hours of video. The ImageServer MAXX includes composite analog and digital SDI baseband inputs and outputs. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact 360 Systems at 818-735-8221 or at

Plasma display

The 60-inch 60PC1D plasma display from LG Electronics includes the company's XD engine technology, which is designed to convert low-resolution analog signals to near high-definition levels, according to the company. The display includes built-in ATSC/NTSC/QAM tuners, as well as two HDMI inputs. It has a 7,000:1 contrast ratio, and the company's fifth-generation digital TV reception chipset. Price: $5,899. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact LG Electronics at 800-243-0000 or at

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