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InfoComm Products '09: Cables & Accessories

New Chief mounts, Lutron's wireless shading system, Bretford technology carts, more


The new F1000-UPS and F1500-UP are Furman's first battery-backup solutions to feature the company's SMP/LiFT/EVS Technolgoies for professional-level protection and linear AC noise filtration. The F1000-UPS provides 1,000 VA of backup with simulated sine-wave output, AVR voltage regulation, robust programmability options, control for safe shutdown of remote equipment, critical load management, and circuitry for efficient power consumption. The F1500-UPS offers increased battery capacity (1,500 VA) that is expandable via external battery packs as well as true sine-wave output and additional remote programmability features. Furman Sound. 707-763-101.


The new EH Series from Switchcraft is a collection of audio, video, and data connectors built into standard, panel-mount XLR housing. Custom combinations of the connectors can be loaded into any of the company's Q-G Series panels. The 1RU and 1.5RU version of the panels allow up to 16 connectors, while the 2RU version can accommodate up to 32 EH Series connectors. All EH connectors are available individually bagged with mounting screws. Switchcraft. 773-792-2700.


At nearly half the size of the original RPA mounts, the new Mini RPA and RPA Elite projector mounts from Chief were designed to accommodate smaller projectors. The mini mounts feature a newly designed universal projector interface bracket that provides convenient access to the lamp and filter, according to the company. Additional features include micro-adjustments, Centris fingertip positioning, and Q-Lock keyed locking. According to the company, the Mini RPA Elite maintains registration when disconnected, offers integrated cable management, and supports up to 25 pounds. The Mini RPA mount also features independent roll, pitch, and yaw. Chief Manufacturing. 952-277-3819.


BTX Technologies' latest addition to its MaxBlox family of solderless connectors is the CA-MX35M 3.5-mm stereo cable mount male connector. The CA-MX35M terminates with only a screwdriver and is designed for use in applications where computer audio or IR control are used. The connector consists of a 3.5-mm stereo plug with an attached screw terminal block, plus a two-piece, snap-together hood. According to the company, the rugged CA-MX35M was specifically designed to allow installers to terminate a 3.5-mm stereo cable mount plug without the use of a soldering iron. BTX Technologies. 800-666-0996.

New at InfoComm '09

Bretford is debuting three new technology carts that can help care for expensive equipment. The Intelligent Laptop Computer Cart line comprises two carts: a 20-unit model with horizontal storage, and a 30-unit model with vertical storage. Both incorporate a power management system that charges laptops simultaneously, turns on color-coded LED lights as visual reminders to users, and quick-charges a specific bank of computers for more immediate use. The Presenter's Assistant for Learning (PAL) Cart has a side pull-out shelf for securing data projectors, a top shelf to hold a document camera, and a standing-height, pull-out shelf for a laptop. The Netbook32 Mini Computer Laptop Cart is lightweight and energy-efficient, and includes two shelves with eight compartments per shelf to hold up to 23 netbooks. Bretford Manufacturing. 800-521-9614.

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