InfoComm 2010 Pick Hits
Jul 12, 2010 12:00 PM
JBL Control Contractor 60
A solution for installations in rooms with very high or open ceilings, JBL's new Control Contractor 60 hanging pendant loudspeaker line consists of four models. The ultracompact 2in. Control 62P mid-high satellite loudspeaker is designed for use with a Control 50S/T or 40CS/T subwoofer. Three larger coaxial models (Control 65P/T, 67P/T, and 67HC/T) all employ JBL's innovative Radiation Boundary Integrator, where the woofer's LF energy passes through openings in the conical HF waveguide for even pattern control and coverage, so all listeners experience consistent, flat frequency response, even when using fewer loudspeakers.
K-Array Kobra KK50vb
Housed in a rugged mil-spec enclosure, K-Array's KK50vb 3D line-array system is only 2.2in. deep, weighs 4.4lbs., and has a peak output of 120dB. It can change vertical coverage from the usual 7 degrees to 120 degrees with the flip of a switch and can be mounted vertically or horizontally.
Meyer Sound Mina
Designed for front-fill, under-balcony, and small theater systems, Meyer Sound's low-profile Mina curvilinear array is a 1.5ft.-long package that outputs up to 128dB. The newest and smallest member of the Milo family of self-powered line arrays, Mina offers a 75Hz-to-18kHz response over a wide 100-degree horizontal coverage area, and its 47lb. weight is a benefit for integrators working in historic theaters and other venues with strict rigging requirements.
NEC's digital signage software management platform is noteworthy as much as a business model and paradigm-builder as a software product. Last month, NEC made it available free to any network operator, a play to help build the digital signage industry by making it easier for companies to toe-dip into un¬familiar territory and see what kind of business models they can conjure up for digital signage. By focusing on the revenue model (making it easy to deploy, manage, and sell ad units), NEC acknowledges that no matter how good all the digital signage hardware and software is out there, it will go virtually nowhere without a business mission.
We probably shouldn't get too excited about a rolling, flatpanel display stand, but Omnimount's ProHDCart really delivers, with fast, Lift n' Lock installation of most 37in. to 55in. screens and a telescoping height adjustment of 52in. to 72in.either horizontally (traditional landscape) or vertically (for digital signage and specialty display applications). A rear AC cord wrap stows the power cable during transport. Other cabling can be hidden inside the center post, which also has an adjustable shelf for peripherals. Large 4in., locking casters and a nesting base design for storing multiple carts complete the package.
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