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Media Storage: JVC MCPDDKIT ProHD Media Storage Kit 

PRO AV Editors

The MCPHDKIT ProHD Media Storage Kit from JVC is designed as a storage solution for SDHC media cards used to record footage from the company's GY-HM100 and GY-HM700 camcorders. Up to three memory cards in 3-by-5-inch static-resistant polypropylene can be stored in the ProHD Media Sleeves, which include two pre-printed inserts for documenting card contents....

October 2009 New Products: Audio 

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A Capella Means Sound AV 

Tim Kridel

At 53 stories, the halo-topped 225 South Sixth stands out from the Minneapolis skyline. Then landlord Hines, an international real estate firm, hoped the recent addition of a 5,400-square-foot executive conference facility would make it stand out in a different way....

How the Business Downturn Sparked a Rise in Executive Conference Facilities 

Tim Kridel

Executive conference facilities are showing up at hotels, corporations, colleges, and even large churches. Many are built as standalone destinations dedicated to hosting meetings; others are extensions of an organization's campus. All can help groups cut travel costs, realize new revenue streams, or simply spread out. And experts say these venues represent one of the few bright spots in pro AV these days...

Q&A With Sam Taylor, Almo Pro A/V 

PRO AV Editors

When AV distributor Electrograph Systems closed earlier this year, its president Sam Taylor moved to launch a new pro AV division at electronics distributor Almo....

October 2009 New Products: Video 

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Peter D'Antonio, RPG Systems, on Acoustics 

Sam Berkow

Peter D'Antonio, Ph.D., founded RPG Diffusor Systems in 1983. Over the years he's pioneered the sound diffusion industry, earning various patents and trademarks. He is a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and the Audio Engineering Society and a professional affiliate of the American Institute of Architects....

DVIGear's Handy HDMI Test Generator 

PRO AV Editors

If you missed this handy little device at InfoComm 09, you'd be forgiven. DVIGear's 12-ounce DVI-7050a HDMI Test Pattern Generator isn't big, but it can solve big problems when dealing with HDMI interconnection issues....

Control4 Takes Aim at Other Control Companies 

PRO AV Editors

Control4 may want to be the operating system of the home, but the control and automation company also has its sights set on other installations, for instance, hotels. So it's worth it for all AV installers to brush up on Control4 OS 2.0, showcased at CEDIA Expo in September....

In the House: CEDIA Wrap-Up 

Brad Grimes

There was an interesting vibe at CEDIA Expo this year. On the one hand, there was a home electronics installation market still suffering through the remnants of a profoundly awful housing downturn. On the other hand, there was the exciting, ongoing evolution of AV and electronic systems that will undoubtedly reach far beyond homes and home theaters and into commercial markets....

Green Large-Venue Projectors 

Kimberly R. Griffin

Unlike the building community, which has LEED, or the consumer appliance market, with Energy Star, AV pros don't yet have a comparable green seal of approval for their least power-hungry systems. Energy Star, for instance, doesn't account for the extended operation and brightness required of many large-venue projectors. But that doesn't mean integrators who are into sustainability can't choose a greener model....

Green Large-Venue Projectors: Christie Roadster Models 

PRO AV Editors

Built on dual mercury lamp platform. Feedback systems determine the number of lamps and power level required to keep the system cool....

Green Large-Venue Projectors: Digital Projection International Titan & Lightning Models 

PRO AV Editors

The Titan's CoolTek engineering delivers the highest lumen performance at the lowest thermal (BTU) and noise-level (dB) output offered by the company in a recyclable chassis....

Green Large-Venue Projectors: Hitachi CP-X10000 

PRO AV Editors

Hitachi officials say they employed environmentally conscious materials when constructing the CP-X10000, complying with RoHS 6 restricted materials standards and using unleaded solder and less harmful hexavalent chrome for screws or sheet steals....

Green Large-Venue Projectors: NEC Display Solutions 

PRO AV Editors

The NP4100 and NP4100W have built-in Eco mode technology, which saves power consumption through a 20-percent reduction in brightness....

Green Large-Venue Projectors: Projectiondesign FL32 LED 

PRO AV Editors

The FL32 LED from Projectiondesign is a customizable front projector based on LED lighting and high-resolution DLP imaging technologies. Projectiondesign's ReaLED technology provides 100,000 hours of light output and low power consumption....

Green Large-Venue Projectors: Barco FLM HD20 

Kimberly R. Griffin

Barco's FLM HD20 projector offers an option for low-lumen output and low power consumption, so a user can increase or decrease the brightness and power consumption according to the presentation venue....

Green Large Venue Projectors: Sharp Electronics XG Series 

PRO AV Editors

Through their dual-lamp design, users can run the XG-P560W and XG-P610X with both lamps or run one lamp at a time, for reduced output and energy. Users can also operate the units in a low-brightness Eco mode, extending lamp life and reducing power consumption and fan noise....

Lighting Control: Lutron DMX Control Interface 

PRO AV Editors

Lutron now offers DMX control (pictured), a DALI bus, and RF communication with its Grafik Eye QS Wireless System. The DMX Control Interface allows control of lighting that uses the DMX512 protocol, such as energy-efficient LED light engines, strobes, fog machines, animated characters, and motorized fixtures....

Fiber Extender: Black Box ACS2004A 

PRO AV Editors

Black Box's new ACS2004A DVI-D single-link fiber extender extends high-resolution DVI-D video up to 1,312 feet over a single 50-micron fiber, says the company, suiting it to digital signage applications. DDC is also transmitted transparently along with 1080p and 1920x1200 video....

Lighting Control: Lutron RadioRA 2 

PRO AV Editors

Lutron's new RadioRA 2 system provides control of lights and shades, as well as AV devices and thermostats. Using RF control, the RadioRA 2 features a main repeater with built-in astronomic clock, RS-232, and IP integration;...

Input Card Enclosure: Crestron Digital Media Card Interface 

PRO AV Editors

The new DigitalMedia Card Interface (DMCI) from Crestron is a compact, rack-mountable enclosure designed to house a single DM input card for accepting any AV source signal (including analog, digital, computer, HDMI, DVI, and DisplayPort signals) and outputting it as HDMI....

Power Management: Panamax MB1500 UPS 

PRO AV Editors

The new MB1500 UPS from Panamax is designed to be used with other power management products to protect home theater equipment. It also includes surge protection, RS-232 control, Automatic Voltage Regulation, Linear Filtering Technology, and the company's new BlueBolt feature, which allows monitoring and control over IP....

Power Amplifiers: Extron Xtra Series 

PRO AV Editors

The latest additions to Extron's Xtra series of audio power amplifiers include the two-channel XPA 2002-70V for 70-volt speakers, four-channel XPA-2004 for 4- and 8-ohm speakers, and the three-channel XPA 2003C-70V with two channels for 4- and 8-ohm speakers and a third channel for 70-volt high-impedance systems....

HDMI Extender: Gefen Extender for HDMI v1.3 

PRO AV Editors

The improved version of Gefen's Extender for HDMI v1.3 over One Cat-6a cable delivers HD video at full 1080p with support for up to 12-bit deep color as far as 175 feet over one shielded Cat-6a cable....

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