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NSCA 2006 Product Preview

A sampling of products to be featured at NSCA Systems Integration Expo 2006, March 16-18, in Las Vegas.

Digital signage software

The CoolSign 3.0 digital signage software from Clarity Visual Systems is designed to support large-scale digital signage systems in retail, financial service, transportation, and gaming applications. The software enables an unlimited number of displays to play tailored content in multiple formats including JPEG, TIFF, Flash, MPEG-1, MPEG-4, Windows Media 9, and high-definition. CoolSign 3.0 features a simultaneous manager module that defines user-access on the network. Price: $1,995 (single-site installations). Availability: currently available. For more information, see Clarity Visual Systems at NSCA booth 3630, or contact the company at 503-570-0700 or at www.clarityvisual.com.

Self-powered loudspeakers

L-Acoustics has introduced the 108P and 112P self-powered coaxial loudspeakers. Aimed at live sound reinforcement, the 108P (pictured here) is a bi-amplified, digitally processed, full-range loudspeaker consisting of a 1-inch exit, high-frequency compression driver coaxially loaded into an 8-inch, low-frequency transducer. Its two-channel power amplifier module delivers 450 W continuous power into 4 ohms. Designed for use in touring and fixed installations, the 112P features a 1.4-inch exit compression driver and a 12-inch transducer. Its mono-bridged power amplifier module provides 1,000 W continuous power into 8 ohms. The 108P includes a pole-mount socket and optional U-bracket, while the 112P features pole-mount sockets, side-mounted fly track sections, and an optional adjustable U-bracket or vertical coupling adapter. Price: N/A (both models). Availability: currently available (both models). For more information, see L-Acoustics at NSCA booth 2019, or contact the company at 805-604-0577 or at www.l-acoustics.com.

Fiber optic transmitter/receiver

Designed to transmit RGB resolutions up to UXGA and stereo audio over two single-mode or multimode fibers, the Pure Digital Fiberlink 7250 Series from Communications Specialties includes transmitter and receiver units. The 7250 Series, which features all digital processing and transmission, operates at a 1,310 nm wavelength. It supports HDTV resolutions of 480p, 720p, and 1080i/p (RGBHV format only). Targeted for use in military, digital signage, and satellite imaging applications, the 7250's new design feature enables the two fibers to be cross-connected without affecting system operation, according to the company. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, see Communications Specialties at NSCA booth 3128, or contact the company at 631-273-0404 or at www.commspecial.com.

Mounting system

Lowell's LPT Series Pull and Turn mounting system for built-in wall and millwork applications features four slides for pull-out access to rack-mounted equipment. The system's pushbutton lock and release enables the rack to rotate 60 to 90 degrees on a turntable. The mounting systems are available in 19- or 23-inch depths, and in 10, 12, 16, and 21 rack space sizes. All configurations have a load capacity of 300 pounds. Price: N/A. Availability: April (all models). For more information, see Lowell at NSCA booth 1529, or contact the company at 800-325-9660 or at www.lowellmfg.com.

Wireless microphone system

The 3000 Series true diversity wireless microphone system from Audio-Technica is a 200-channel, frequency-agile system targeted for use in touring, public address, and house of worship applications. The system features an automatic frequency scanning function that determines and sets the best available frequency (open channel) in multi-system setups to prevent interference and intermodulation. The system is available in two UHF frequency bands: 541.00 to 566.375 MHz (TV channels 25 to 30) and 655.500 to 680.375 MHz (TV channels 44 to 49). Price: $699 (with UniPak bodypack system); $799 (with handheld microphone system). Availability: currently available (all configurations). For more information, see Audio-Technica at NSCA booth 1313, or contact the company at 330-686-2600 or at www.audio-technica.com.



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