NSCA 2006 Product Preview
A sampling of products to be featured at NSCA Systems Integration Expo 2006, March 16-18, in Las Vegas.
Dynacord has introduced the Power H Series H 2500 and H 5000 power amplifiers. The 2RU amplifiers feature the company's microprocessor controlled comparator circuit, which provides maximum dynamic capability while limiting THD to less than 1 percent, according to the company. The H 2500 provides 1,250 W per channel at 4 ohms, while the H 5000 offers 2,500 W per channel at 4 ohms. Price: N/A (both models). For more information, see Dynacord at NSCA booth 1323, or contact the company at 800-392-3497 or at www.dynacord.com.Power strips
The PDT Series of thin power strips from Middle Atlantic Products is designed for power distribution inside tightly packed enclosure systems. The power strips enable users to select single or dual circuits and isolated or non-isolated ground configurations. The strips measure less than 1-inch deep, and are available in 15-amp and 20-amp versions. They also feature a J-Box for hardwiring and alternating outlet colors to differentiate circuits. Price: N/A (all models). Availability: currently available (all models). For more information, see Middle Atlantic Products at NSCA booth 1043, or contact the company at 973-839-1011 or at www.middleatlantic.com.Interactive overlay
NextWindow's 2400 Series interactive touch overlay is designed to add touchscreen capabilities to projection, plasma, and LCD displays measuring 32 to 65 inches diagonal. Targeted for use in high-traffic, commercial applications, the overlay connects to displays via a plug-and-play, HID-compliant USB interface. The interactive overlay is compatible with most software applications using a standard mouse. Price: $1,800 to $2,800, depending on screen size. Availability: currently available (all sizes). For more information, see NextWindow at NSCA booth 3206, or contact the company at 866-870-9733 or at www.nextwindow.com.AV distribution matrix
The UDM1604 Universal Distribution Matrix from Endeleo is a multi-format AV switching and transmission system designed to distribute audio and video signals over a single UTP cable. The device offers an onboard web server and an enterprise management platform for controlling multi-location installations. The UDM1604 supports video formats including UXGA, 1920x1080, S-video, and YPbPr, as well as audio formats such as analog stereo, digital, and S/PDIF. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, see Endeleo at NSCA booth 4605, or contact the company at 888-727-1157 or at www.endeleo.com.Assistive listening receiver
Gentner Assistive Listening Systems has introduced the ALS Digital 6 Plus Receiver, which is designed for use in assistive learning, tour guide, and language interpretation applications. The receiver's digital display enables users to view and tune channels. The unit's non-volatile memory retains stored preset channels even when its battery is drained, according to the company. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, see Gentner Assistive Listening Systems at NSCA booth 3637, or contact the company at 219-929-4127 or at www.gentnerals.com.Multichannel messaging system
The OPM-3SM from Mackenzie Laboratories is a multichannel page stacker, feedback eliminator, and messaging system targeted for use in airports, warehouses, and large retail establishments. The system features three independent channels of page stacking, which enables three separate locations to simultaneously record pages to the system. The OPM-3SM system also features a priority bypass input for emergencies and a Flash-based system that stores up to 99 prerecorded announcements. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, see Mackenzie Laboratories at NSCA both 1337, or contact the company at 909-394-9007 or at www.macklabs.com.AV messaging software
Designed to use an existing LAN infrastructure, the Digital Paging messaging software from Com-Net Software enables users to distribute audio and video messages on existing standard industry components. The software features text-to-speech technology for creating ad hoc pages. It also enables users to schedule announcements that run at set intervals, synchronize audio messages with external events, and isolate messages to individual zones or to any combination of zones. Price: N/A. Availability: currently available. For more information, see Com-Net Software at NSCA booth 2622, or contact the company at 937-859-6323 or at www.comnetsoftware.com.