InfoComm 2010 Pick Hits
Jul 12, 2010 12:00 PM
Projectiondesign FR12 Remote Light Source
Projectiondesign has been making the rounds this year with this intriguing new projector, which relocates the lamp from the projector to a rackmount enclosure up to 100ft. away. That means no fan noise. Light from the Remote Light Source (RLS) travels in a kind of science-fiction-ish way over a slim cord to the head, which is rendered maintenence-free, while maintenance is also simplified at the lamp end. Pegged for 24/7 installs such as command and control, the projector will not win any imaging awards, nor does it diverge from traditional lamps as LED projectors do. But it addresses a very real problem for some projection installations.
The IC Squared line array combines the power and focus of point-source loudspeakers with the control and flexibility of a digitally steered array. Four 8in. Neodymium LF transducers and 1in. Titanium Nitride coated HF drivers offer high SPL performance, while individual steering control of each driver provides robust vertical pattern control for maximum intelligibility, even in highly reverberant spaces. The use of these two-way, 8in. modules offers a versatile design, whether used as a standalone high-performance single system, a small ground stack, or a flown array of up to 20 cabinets.
Roland M-300 V-Mixer
This automated, 32-channel audio console shares many features the largerM-400 but in a compact format. It sets up in minutes by plugging in a single Cat-5e cable from a choice of digital snake stage units. Remote Control PC software lets users store data or prepare channel setups/configurations before arriving at the install.
Drawing its inspiration from the apps paradigm of smartphones like Apple's iPhone, Jupiter is a turnkey audio processing platform, with hardware available in three I/O counts (4x4, 8x8, and 12x12). From the main application shell within the (free) Windows-based Jupiter configuration software, users select the desired app, ranging from familiar installs such as airports, auditoriums, banquet rooms, boardrooms, commercial buildings, courtrooms, cruise ships, government chambers, home theaters, houses of worship, night clubs, racetracks, shopping malls, stadiums, theaters, and transit stations. The main screen presents a view of the overall signal flow and an extensive library of signal processors including gain sharing and gating automixers, matrix mixers, feedback fighters, ambient SPL computers, and filters (including FIR), to name just a few. All inputs are software-selectable for line/mic levels with phantom power. Supported external controllers include Symetrix ARC wall panels, binary or analog control voltage inputs/outputs, and IP control of virtually all app parameters.
More Product News
There was a lot more at InfoComm, and you can check out the product announcements at blog.svconline.com/briefingroom/category/2010-infocomm-newslink, and get the editors' take on new products at blog.svconline.com/infocomm. Meanwhile, InfoComm returns to sunny Orlando, Fla, next year, June 11-17. Mark those calendars now.
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