Sound & Video Contractor's Pick Hits for InfoComm 2004
Aug 1, 2004 12:00 PM
The 2004 InfoComm Pick Hits are products that help push the envelope by applying advanced technology while exhibiting immediate practicality for use in the systems integration industry. Although some of the products may be more sophisticated in the implementation of technology or design, others are just downright useful. The criteria for selecting the 2004 Pick Hits are as follows:
The products must be new and not have been shown at a previous InfoComm show.
The products must be available for purchase within the calendar year 2004. In some cases, we must take the exhibitor's word on availability dates, but intended ship dates are confirmed.
With a record number of exhibitors at this year's InfoComm, there was certainly a broad selection of products to choose from, and the judges definitely had their work cut out for them. When the dust settled, 19 products emerged as Pick Hits of InfoComm 2004.
Here's a rundown of the winners:
Adtec Digital (www.adtecinc.com) Soloist3-DMS digital media server
AMX (www.amx.com) NI-700 NetLinx integrated controller
Avocent (www.avocent.com) AutoView Wireless keyboard, video, and mouse (KVM) switching and video broadcasting solution
Barco (www.barco.com) iCon H600, 6,000-lumen LCD networkable projector
Christie (www.christiedigital.com) DS+60 ultra-high-resolution projector
Crestron (www.crestron.com) TPMC-17QM Isys I/O touch-panel media center
Crown (www.crownaudio.com) I-Tech4000 power amplifier with onboard DSP
Endeleo (www.endeleo.com) Managed TV and Display Management System
Extron (www.extron.com) MGP462 dual-image multigraphic processor
FSR (www.fsrinc.com) Twister multimedia twisted-pair distribution series
High End (www.highend.com) DL1 digital lighting fixture
InFocus (www.infocus.com) TD61 ultrathin rear-projection system
Major Custom Cable (www.majorcustomcable.com) Easy Pull SVGA cable
MediaMatrix (www.mm.peavey.com) Nion (networkable input output node) audio processor
Mercury Online Solutions (www.mercuryonline.com) Fred Network Edition digital signage software
Meyer Sound (www.meyersound.com) SIM 3 source independent measurement audio analyzer
Middle Atlantic (www.middleatlantic.com) MW Series enclosure top
Vaddio (www.vaddio.com) CeilingView 70 PTTZ hideaway motorized camera lift system
Yamaha (www.yamahaproaudio.com) PM5D digital mixing console
Jeff Sauer, director, Desktop Video Group, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Bill Schuermann, senior project consultant, HFP Acoustical, Houston
Bill Platt, president, Platt Design Group, Pasadena, California
Rick Shimer, owner, Blackhawk Audio, Nashville
Bennett Liles, freelance TV engineer and AV technician, Atlanta
Derick Hill, director of operations, Clark Promedia, Alpharetta, Georgia
Brent Harshbarger, technology implementation manager, CNN, Atlanta
For more information about the Pick Hit products, go to www.svconline.com.
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