NSCA 2006 Product Preview
A sampling of products to be featured at NSCA Systems Integration Expo 2006, March 16-18, in Las Vegas.
The 900ix wireless infrared (IR), four-channel microphone system from LightSpeed Technologies enables users to simultaneously operate lavalier and handheld microphones. The system consists of a transmitter, a receiver, and up to 12 wall/ceiling-mounted IR sensors for increased range in large-venue applications. It offers a 100 Hz to 12 kHz (±3 dB) frequency response with a dynamic range greater than 80 dB and 2.06/2.54 MHz IR carrier frequencies. Price: Systems start at $1,349. Availability: currently available. For more information, see LightSpeed Technologies at NSCA booth 2519, or contact the company at 705-524-2450 or at www.lightspeed-tek.com.Network audio platform
Symetrix has introduced SymNet Designer 6.0, which adds acoustic echo canceling (AEC) functionality to the company's SymNet Network Audio DSP platform. Three AEC software modules, which perform at different bandwidths for teleconferencing, videoconferencing, or wideband conferencing, are available. Version 6.0 can run up to eight channels of AEC in any SymNet DSP device. The application also includes a control string output module, which enables the system to issue serial string commands to outboard devices over RS232. Price: free to download from the company's website. Availability: currently available. For more information, see Symetrix at NSCA booth 2237, or contact the company at 425-778-7728 or at www.symetrixaudio.com.Power conditioner
ETA Systems has introduced the DPC-20NA, a rack-mount, isolation transformer-based power line conditioner. Rated at 20 amps (2.4 kVA), the unit is designed to power 120 V systems. It offers RMS voltage and current meters, and is available with optional overvoltage and undervoltage protection. The 3RU power conditioner fits in a standard 19-inch rack. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, see ETA Systems at NSCA booth 2336, or contact the company at 800-321-6699 or at www.etasys.com.Acoustical treatment products
Acoustical Solutions' AlphaResilient Isolation Chips and AudioSeal Sound Barrier acoustical treatment products are designed to achieve high sound transmission class ratings with new or existing wall, ceiling, or floor construction. When used together, the products reach an STC rating of 58 and add 1 7/8 inches of thickness to a surface, according the company. The AudioSeal is a limp-mass material made of high-temperature-fused vinyl without lead fillers. The AlphaResilient Isolation Chips decouple the wall construction, floating the drywall off the studs. Price: N/A (all configurations). Availability: currently available (all models). For more information, see Acoustical Solutions at NSCA booth 2340, or contact the company at 800-782-5742 or at www.acousticalsolutions.com.Component/Cat5e hybrid cable
Gepco International's Component Video and Cat5e Hybrid Cable is designed for commercial AV applications that require distribution of high-resolution component video with Cat5e for IP-addressable devices or displays. The cable's coaxial elements feature the company's 23-gage, solid miniature HDTV coax, which offers 3 GHz bandwidth, gas-injected dielectric, and a dual foil and braid shield. The hybrid cable includes a UL-rated, type-CM GEP-FLEX outer jacket for permanent installation applications. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, see Gepco International at NSCA booth 1945, or contact the company at 847-795-9555 or at www.gepco.com.