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What's New: Video Technology

Sep 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Laura Dixon and Charissa Young


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FLATPANEL

Barco's new LC-5621 flatpanel goes beyond HD to boast no less than QHD (8-megapixel) resolution. This 56in. display is perfect for boardrooms, information areas, visitor lobbies, or production studios that require crisp visuals with the lowest response times. Its built-in light sensor automatically adjusts the panel's color temperature to that of its environment so that the LC-5621 is optimized for any environment.
▪ Barco | www.barco.com/presentation

MULTIFORMAT DISTRIBUTION HUB

The Endeleo UDM-1604 multiformat distribution hub from AMX makes digital signage easier and more cost effective. It allows users to centrally control individual display devices and switch and transmit any video source — component, RGB, VGA or S-Video — over a single Cat-5/-5e/-6 cable with one streamlined system. The UDM-1604 delivers video over distances of 1,000ft. to a virtually unlimited number of display devices.
▪ AMX | www.amx.com

VIDEO-CONFERENCING SYSTEM

The Polycom HDX 4000 series executive desktop videoconferencing systems offer HD voice, video, and content-sharing capabilities. The all-in-one systems work seamlessly with Polycom conference-room and telepresence video systems to support any video collaboration application. The integrated systems are designed to support up to four people on camera. Components include an integrated 20in. 16:9 display that can double as a PC monitor; a built-in HD PTZ camera; integrated dual HDX microphones, high-fidelity loudspeakers and subwoofers; a powerful, standards-based HDX videoconferencing codec; and a stand with an integrated keypad that allows users to dial or answer video calls just as they would with a telephone.
▪ Polycom | www.polycom.com

PROJECTORS

The Hitachi America CP-X205 3LCD projector offers a brightness of 2200 ANSI lumens, while the CP-X305 features a brightness of 2600 ANSI lumens. Both models weigh just 8.8lbs. and offer advanced networking connectivity through an RJ-45 port, allowing for control and management of multiple projectors from a remote location. The projectors also offer XGA (1024×768) resolution and a 4:3 aspect ratio, two RGB inputs, MyScreen/MyMemory preset options, and a remote control with the Hitachi MyButtons function. Other features common to both projectors are a low 29dB noise rating (in Whisper mode), 1:1.2 manual zoom, and digital keystone correction.
▪ Hitachi America
www.hitachi.us

VIDEO CONVERTERS

The new 1T-C2-520 adds to the list of high-quality conversion devices available through the TV One-task product line. It converts DVI-D 720p or 1080i HD signals to HD-SDI or analog YPbPr or RGBHV to HD-SDI. Because it also converts standard analog YUV signals at 525i or 625i to SD-SDI, it is the perfect product for converting Beta to SDI.
▪ TV One | www.tvone.com

CABLING SYSTEM

The Wireworks DT12 audio-cabling system consists of the DT12 broadcast breakout box, trunks, and tails. Designed for sports applications, the DT12 system is suitable for both indoor and outdoor events. Measuring 3in. square, the welded-steel breakout boxes are a quarter of the size of traditional stageboxes — making them ideal for broadcast trucks, where space is often limited. The trunks are manufactured with full-sized 22AWG conductors, providing lower signal loss, especially in the long-run cables commonly required in remote sporting environments. All cables are 100-percent shielded to prevent electrical interference and cross-talk.
▪ Wireworks | www.wireworks.com

VIDEO PROCESSOR

The DVPHD high-definition digital video processor from Crestron accepts up to eight source signals and displays them in up to eight scalable video windows simultaneously. Featuring input and output resolutions up to 1920×1200 for RGB and DVI signals, and support for 1080i and 1080p HDTV, the DVPHD is perfect for network operation centers, command-and-control centers, large entertainment venues, and home theaters. The DVPHD processes HDMI with external adapters.
▪ Crestron | www.crestron.com

DIGITAL-MEDIA READER

The CodexNovus HDcodex DV-1 digital-media reader is a media-input device that makes it easy for users to upload their entire digital-media collections to their HDcodex digital-media product of choice. The DV-1 digital-media reader operates seamlessly with all HDcodex media players and servers.
▪ CodexNovus | www.codexnovus.com

DOME CAMERA

The new affordable S10X mini indoor/outdoor dome camera from Vicon has a 10X optical zoom and 10X digital zoom combined for a 100X zoom capability. The pan/tilt function keeps pan and tilt speeds in proportion to zoom and has quick operation keys for ease of use. Additional functions include presets and tour, autotour, and privacy mask functions.
▪ Vicon Industries
www.vicon-cctv.com

MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATION SYSTEM

The Accordent Technologies Capture Station's new HD capabilities enable clients to capture, encode, and play out HD video or HD-projected visuals in 16:9 resolution for both playback and archive. The capability is part of Accordent's end-to-end rich-media creation and management product line. The workflow will include the automatic capture, live publication, and archiving of HD-resolution content. The HD-enabled Accordent Capture Station also enables clients to capture HD video directly from HD cameras and capture visuals shown on HD-enabled projectors.
▪ Accordent Technologies
www.accordent.com



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