New Video Products: December 2007
RF Central camera-mounted transmitter, Sony pan-tilt-zoom HD cameras, X2O Media display software...
The RFX-CMT-II, from RF Central, is a 5.8 GHz camera-mounted transmitter designed for live sports stadium and arena coverage. The transmitter is available in standard definition, but features HD upgradeability and HD encoding technology. It includes inputs for HD, SDI, ASI, and Composite video signals, and it offers a variable 6/7/8 MHz modulator with a 100-milliwatt output and full MPEG menu control. Its linear RF amplification technology limits spectral regrowth at full power to less than -35 dBc, and it's offered in both 2 GHz and 5.8 GHz frequency bands.
Sony is expanding its series of HD, pan-tilt-zoom cameras with the BRC-Z700. The new camera is designed to display images onto large screens, such as those found in houses of worship or auditoriums. It can also be used for distance learning applications or presentations. The BRC-Z700 features three ¼-inch ClearVid CMOS sensors, a 20x optical zoom with image stabilization, and a quiet pan/tilt mechanism; the pan range is -170 degrees to +170 degrees, and the tilt range is -30 degrees to +90 degrees.
The Xpresenter Suite version 2.0 from X2O Media allows Microsoft PowerPoint users to present live content in visual displays and digital signage. The new version builds on the pre-existing Xpresenter platform with enhancements to the user interface. A new content manager application enables users to create playlists of content and schedule and distribute content from a single interface. The template library offers a gallery of customizable graphic templates. Web-based management tools help nontechnical users update digital signage content. RSS and other live feeds can be managed from a centralized data feed management location.
The flat-panel TV pole mount from Premier Mounts is designed specifically for the hospitality industry; hotels and casinos now have a cost effective method of installing flat-panel TVs in guest rooms, the company says. The mount is meant for installation in armoires and entertainments centers: The TV pole attaches directly to the furniture's pull-out shelf. The mount uses a 45-degree left-to-right swivel feature that allows guests to position the display for their best possible viewing. It can also be surface mounted on credenzas and countertops or installed on granite, wood, or metal surfaces.
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The Display Partner from Pragmatic Communication Systems is an integrated TV/CATV tuner, stereo preamplifier with a multichannel audio switcher, and stereo power amplifier. It fits into a single rack mount unit and pairs well with plasma monitors and high-end projection systems. The tuner receives standard VHF/UHF broadcast frequencies and standard 99-channel cable frequencies. The stereo switcher can accept up to two additional audio signals and contains digital preamplifiers with computer-controlled volume, bass, treble, and balance.
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The Christie LX1500 3LCD projector combines XGA LCDs with four 330-watt lamp arrays to generate a 1080i image of 15,000 ANSI lumens. The LCD panels deliver a 2,000:1 contrast ratio and 10-bit image processing for use in large conference rooms, medium-sized auditoriums, churches, or staging applications. A motorized vertical and horizontal offset offers flexible installation options, and a range of input modules includes digital blending/warping, SDI, and HD-SDI for multiple applications. The projector also features 11 optional lenses that are compatible with Christie LX120 and LX100 models.