NSCA 2006 Product Preview
A sampling of products to be featured at NSCA Systems Integration Expo 2006, March 16-18, in Las Vegas.
Targeted for use in houses of worship, auditoriums, and performing arts centers, the Bose Panaray LT 9403 and LT6403 full-range loudspeakers feature a 15-inch, low-frequency woofer, a V2 mid-frequency driver, and a 1-inch, high-frequency compression driver. The speakers have a 50 Hz to 16 kHz (±3 dB) frequency response with 500 W passive, long-term power handling and 94 dB sensitivity. The LT 9403 features a 90-degree horizontal by 40-degree vertical coverage pattern, while the LT6403 provides a 60-degree horizontal by 40-degree vertical coverage pattern. Price: N/A (both models). Availability: currently available (both models). For more information, see Bose at NSCA booth 1018, or contact the company at 800-999-2673 or at www.bose.com.Software-based control system
Cloud Systems has released the atmospherics 2.0 software-based control system, which is an open architecture solution that runs under Linux and Windows operating systems. The system is designed to coordinate communication between any RS232, RS422, IT, GPIO, or IP device. The solution offers a flexible framework for delivering multiple end-user interface options, and features processing power to simplify complex environments to single-button selection, according to the company. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, contact Cloud Systems at NSCA booth 2101, or contact the company at 415-896-6489 or at www.cloudsystems.com.Flat-panel wall mount
Peerless Industries' SP850 SmartMount Pull-Out Swivel Wall Mount supports flat-panel displays that measure 26 to 50 inches diagonal. Designed for flush-mounting to walls, the SP850 features a 2-inch wall mounting unit that conceals all hardware. The mount offers 10.5 inches of extension and 45 degrees of swivel and integrated tilt. The unit is compatible with VESA 100 and 200 mounting hole patterns, and supports non-VESA screens with additional adapter plates. Price: $449. Availability: currently available. For more information, see Peerless Industries at NSCA booth 2043, or contact the company at 708-865-8870 or at www.peerlessindustries.com.Digital signal processors
Mackie has introduced the Quad EQ and Quad Comp/Gate live sound digital signal processors. The Quad EQ (pictured here) four-channel, 30-band digital graphic equalizer combines SIA Software's Smaart real-time analysis (RTA) and an SPL meter. It includes a pink noise generator and 31 bi-color LED ladders for simultaneous viewing of RTA and EQ settings. The Quad Comp/Gate includes an intuitive user interface and four channels of compression/limiting and expansion/gating. It has individual, per-channel gain reduction and output metering, as well as individual key filtering per comp and gate channels. Price: $1,199.99 (Quad EQ); $999.99 (Quad Comp/Gate). Availability: second quarter (both models). For more information, see Mackie at NSCA booth 2337, or contact the company at 800-258-6883 or at www.mackie.com.MPEG-2 player
The DVM-7400 Digital Video Machine MPEG-2 player from Alcorn McBride stores video clips, which are triggered by contact closures, playlists, real-time schedules, Ethernet, or RS232, on CompactFlash. The device features a stereo amplifier that provides two audio channels at 20 W each, a pro-audio module that provides balanced, S/PDIF, and Dolby 5.1 audio, and an SMPTE-259M SDI module that offers digital video output. The MPEG-2 player is available with an optional Ethernet module,which allows for remote updates and wireless networking. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, see Alcorn McBride at NSCA booth 2524, or contact the company at 407-296-5800 or at www.alcorn.com.