NSCA 2006 Product Preview
A sampling of products to be featured at NSCA Systems Integration Expo 2006, March 16-18, in Las Vegas.
The S-port audio signal transmitter from Flying Mole Electronics supplies DC power to drive amplification to speaker units. According to the company, the transmitter is designed to enable synthesized, non-deteriorating transmission of audio signals up to 330 feet. The transmitter operates with almost all pre-existing wiring. Because audio signals are synthesized on the electrical current, dedicated audio lines aren't necessary, according to the company. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, see Flying Mole Electronics at NSCA booth 2346, or contact the company at 310-787-7280 or at www.flyingmoleelectronics.com.HDMI balun
Intelix has released the HDMI Balun, which distributes high-quality HDMI signals up to 150 feet over dual structured twisted pair cables such as Cat5. The balun consists of a send unit, a receive unit, an HDMI patch cord, and a power supply. The balun supports standard HDTV resolutions and is HDCP-compliant. The system may be powered at either the source or the destination end. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, see Intelix at NSCA booth 1006, or contact the company at 866-462-8649 or at www.intelix.com.Audio mixers
Designed for live music venues and multi-speaker fixed installation applications, the EPM mixer line from Soundcraft includes the EPM6 (six mono inputs), the EPM8 (eight mono inputs), and the EPM12 (12 mono inputs, pictured here). The mixers feature two global pre/post-switchable auxiliary buses, XLR-type and 1/4-inch main connectors, and RCA phono connectors for disc and stereo playback inputs and record outputs. Each model offers LED output metering, an intuitive and comprehensive solo system, and a headphone output. Price: $309.99 (EPM6); $359.99 (EPM8); $459.99 (EPM12). Availability: currently available (all models). For more information, see Soundcraft at NSCA booth 1145, or contact the company at 818-920-3212 or at www.soundcraft.com.Multi-graphic processor
Extron's MGP 464 is a four-window, multi-graphic processor designed for picture-in-picture display of high-resolution computer video graphics and HDTV and PAL/NTSC video sources in command & control, videoconferencing, and network operations applications. The processor supports up to 19 input sources and features a true 19x4 input matrix switcher, which enables any source to be displayed in any or all of the four available onscreen windows. The device can be controlled via RS232 or Extron's IP Link Ethernet control. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, see Extron at NSCA booth 1837, or contact the company at 800-633-9876 or at www.extron.com.Projection screens
Da-Lite's Tensioned Cosmopolitan Electrol projection screens are available in seamless sizes up to 14 feet by 14 feet in seven different screen surfaces. The screens feature a two-piece, aluminum extruded case with a removable access panel and adjustable mounting brackets for wall- and ceiling-mount installations. The screens can be controlled using Da-Lite's video projector interface, a single-motor, low-voltage controller, or integrated screen control products. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available (all sizes and configurations). For more information, see Da-Lite at NSCA booth 2013, or contact the company at 574-267-8101 or at www.da-lite.com.