NSCA 2006 Product Preview
A sampling of products to be featured at NSCA Systems Integration Expo 2006, March 16-18, in Las Vegas.
The NetMax N8000 from Electro-Voice is a networkable, modular digital audio matrix system that offers six different matrix layouts. The system features up to 32 channels of digital audio, a more than 118 dB dynamic range, and system supervision and monitoring of all core functions. The NetMax N8000 includes the company's IRIS-Net audio control platform, which enables users to choose between distributed and central processing. The system is available with CobraNet functionality and extended processing power up to 1000 MIPS per unit. Price: N/A. For more information, see Electro-Voice at NSCA booth 1323, or contact the company at 800-392-3497 or at www.electro-voice.com.HDMI matrix
Gefen's 4x4 HDMI Matrix is designed to connect and distribute multiple media sources such as DVD players, DVRs, and satellite signals to multiple high-definition displays. The unit supports HDMI- and HDCP-compliant video with resolutions up to 1080p along with up to eight channels of digital audio carried in the same connector. The 1RU matrix is powered by a 24 V supply, and is available with an optional DVI-to-HDMI adapter. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, see Gefen at NSCA booth 2048, or contact the company at 800-545-6900 or at www.gefen.com.Seamless switcher
The Eagle 100 seamless switcher from FSR includes eight analog video inputs, one standard-definition SDI input (HD-SDI input on the Eagle 100 HD model), and one DVI input. The switcher supports computer resolutions up to 1600x1200, high-definition resolutions up to 1080p, and digital cinema. It offers built-in picture-in-picture windows with borders and drop shadows, colorization and strobe effects, and a 10-bit luminance key. Price: N/A (both models). Availability: currently available (both models). For more information, see FSR at NSCA booth 1223, or contact the company at 800-332-3771 or at www.fsrinc.com.LCD monitors
Mitsubishi has introduced the MDT321S (32-inch), the MDT402S (40-inch, pictured here), and the MDT461S (46-inch) LCD monitors. Targeted for use in meeting rooms, videoconferencing applications, and tiled videowalls, the monitors offer WXGA (1366x768) resolution with a 16:9 aspect ratio. The 40- and 42-inch models have a 1,000:1 contrast ratio, while the 32-inch model offers a 600:1 contrast ratio. Price: N/A (all models). Availability: currently available (all models). For more information, see Mitsubishi at NSCA booth 3023, or contact the company at 888-307-0312 or at www.mitsubishi-presentations.com.Speaker processor
Designed to function as a distributed system processor or standalone device, the SP2060 speaker processor from Yamaha features two XLR analog inputs, an AES/EBU digital input, and six XLR analog outputs. The processor is available with Yamaha's editor management software, which enables editing, data management, and remote control from a computer. It includes an Ethernet port for wired or wireless PC control, and a dedicated library for each Yamaha Installation Series loudspeaker. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, see Yamaha at NSCA booth 1211, or contact the company at 714-522-9011 or at www.yamahaca.com.