New InfoComm Products 2007

New InfoComm Products 2007
  • The C2-7210 is takes the difficulty of running a live event in HD away with 48 easy to use push-buttons, multi-way navigation and LCD screen. It caters specifically to those in the live event industry with its video processing capabilities such as: edge blending, seamless switching with cross fades, two Independent output channels in HD and dual PIP with up to five layers of video. The C2-7210 has 11 inputs: two HD-SDI or SD-SDI, three DVI-I (which also handle RGB, YUV or YPbPr), three composite video and three S-video. The C2-7210 has two independent outputs channels that each offer HD-SDI or SD-SDI, DVI-I, any RGB format and Composite or S-Video supporting virtually every bidirectional analog-to-HDTV conversion thinkable. Some other ways the C2-7210 can be used are as a HD video scaler or converter, chroma/lumakeyer, worldwide standards converter, frame synchronizer/TBC and aspect ratio converter.

The Broad Scan HD (Models BHD930-AG and BHD930-DG) range by Analog Way is a broadcast and professional computer to video and high definition TV scan converter family. Fitted with digital DVI and analog RGB inputs, Broad Scan HD, Broad Scan DVI (models BSD830-AG/BSD830-DG) and Broad Scan convert workstation, PC or Mac graphic images up to 1600 x 1200 at 60Hz into NTSC/PAL video or HDTV formats.

The Broad Scan range features broadcast Genlocks. Genlocks inputs are fitted with a loop through output allowing chaining devices. The Broad Scan range outputs different signals at the same time in one selected output format. It also outputs luma key signals. Luma key is with the same format as the outputs and perfectly synchronized. In addition, Frame Lock outputs allow synchronizing external device frame rates such as some graphic cards.

Sabine's Phantom Mic Riders

Sabine's Phantom Mic Riders can bring DSP to every podium mic in the world. Sabine engineers developed a phantom-powered in-line digital signal processor (DSP) that puts feedback control, automatic gain control and proximity effect control where it belongs: at the microphone.

The Phantom Mic Rider is a phantom-powered DSP. Each Phantom contains the FBX Feedback Exterminator, the Sabine algorithm that increases gain before feedback; automatic gain control, which maintains gain as the user moves toward and away from the mic; proximity effect control, which reduces excess bass sound as the user gets closer to the mic and maintains flat frequency response at all distances from the mic; plosive control, which reduces the loud pops and bursts from certain consonant sounds in speech; and a gate, which mutes the mic when no one is in front of it, using the included infrared sensor.

Furman's Elite i-Series

Furman's Elite Series power conditioners have a bold yet elegant new design that features smooth contours of black steel with clear blue LED lights. In addition to the technologies that made the original Elite Series, such as linear filtering technology (LiFT) and non-sacrificial surge suppression, new 12-volt triggering adds remote control capabilities to the new conditioners for convenient operation.

Aviom's 6416dio Digital I/O Module

Aviom's 6416dio Digital I/O Module provides sixteen channels of digital inputs and outputs to and from a Pro64 A-Net audio network in a single 2U package, using the AES3 format. With clock performance, the 6416dio meets the needs of digital console and workstation users in a range of applications for broadcast on remotes and locations, film sets and church campuses. The input and output sections of the 6416dio module can be independently configured to operate within a specified 16-channel A-Net Slot range for maximum versatility. Input and output port assignments for manual mode are also independently configurable. Each channel of a 6416dio can be made active on the Pro64 audio network as needed.

Studer/Digigram's Ethersound Interface Card

Studer and EtherSound network developer Digigram have announced the joint development of an EtherSound interface card for Studer consoles. Designed to fit into the Studer D21m I/O system rack, initially for use with the Studer OnAir 3000 console but also compatible with Studer's flagship Vista series and routing systems, the card will allow 128 channels of audio to be connected to the D21m via a single Cat-5 connection. A second Cat-5 connection permits daisy chain or redundant ring topologies, the latter allowing for the network to remain uninterrupted should a cable be broken. Inputs and outputs can be patched internally within the console on the OnAir 3000's own I/O screens. Digigram's own control software can be used to route signals between different EtherSound-enabled devices over a standard Ethernet network.

Renkus-Heinz's Iconyx Array Modules

The Renkus-Heinz self-powered IC7 and externally powered ICX7 Iconyx array modules are passive linear arrays with fixed beams that can be steered mechanically. The new additions to the Iconyx line will supplement Iconyx digitally controlled array systems in venues needing side and front fill coverage. They also offer a low cost solution for applications that can do without the precise, programmable coverage afforded by Iconyx digitally controlled array systems.

@prodbody:The IC7 is self-powered and the ICX7 is designed for use with an external amplifier. Both feature seven high performance four-inch coaxial transducers in an architecturally transparent enclosure that is just 44-3/8 inches tall, 5-11/16 inches wide and 4-3/8 inches deep. The self-powered IC7 incorporates a purpose-designed PF series intelligent digital amplifier. A switching power supply and integrated speaker specific processing make the PF series for use inside a loudspeaker cabinet: it is light in weight and 93-percent efficient, eliminating the need for a cooling fan.

Broadcast Pix's Slate Switcher

Broadcast Pix has added an optional DVI input/output board for its Slate switcher line. The modular Slate input/output architecture has three I/O boards, including: SD digital, analog, and later this year HD for 720p and 1080i. The new DVI board will add both a DVI input and a DVI output. It also includes adapters for VGA I/O. The new DVI or VGA output will enable Slate to feed a high-resolution signal directly to a projector. While Slate is often used with inputs from laptops via an S-video input, the new DVI or VGA input will enable a high-resolution input from a computer.

@prodbody:Broadcast Pix also introduced Version 6.0 software for the Slate line. Version 6 adds compressed clip support, including QuickTime, and a customizable multi-view for any size monitor, including huge wall-mounted displays. Version 6.0 also features AutoAspect software that enables 16:9 and 4:3 content to be used interchangeably and mixed together in the same live production, while maintaining the native aspect ratio of each element.

Kaltman Cable Coilers

Kaltman Creations has introduced a new product line of cable coilers and a new cable management system. The first model in the series of Kaltman Cable Coilers is the KCC50-5 and is touted as the world's first handheld motorized cable coiler which will coil up to 50 feet of medium duty cable in less than five seconds. Once a cable is on the coiler spool, the coiled cable simply slides right off for storage.

Kaltman claims that besides the ten-to-one speed advantage over hand coiling, the "perfect coil" also means no stress on the cable's internal conductors and no twisted tangles when uncoiling the cable for the next use. Originally designed for any environment where microphone, light-weight speaker, lighting control, and electrical power cables are used, the Kaltman Cable Coiler will also work for Cat-5, fiber optic, coax and video cables as well as.

Soundcraft's Vi Series Consoles' CobraNet Card

Soundcraft has expanded the connectivity options for its Vi Series (Vi6, Vi4) of digital live sound consoles with the introduction of a CobraNet interface card. The CobraNet option card allows up to 32 channels of input or output signals (or a combination of both) to be received by or sent from the console onto a CobraNet network. By default, the card is configured for 32 outputs. This strengthens the position of a Vi Series console within a Harman HiQnet system, allowing audio and control to be integrated into the desk.

Crest Audio's CV-20 Console

Crest Audio's CV-20 live-sound mixing console is available in 24, 32, 40, 48 and 56 mono input configurations with four-band sweepable EQ and fully parametric mid-frequency control on each mono input. A feature set of 12 aux sends, eight subgroup assignments and L/C/R panning to the left/right and mono busses provide a wealth of audio routing options.

Standard on all CV-20 frames are eight stereo input channels consisting of four microphone-line channels and four dual-line channels with the same full assignment capabilities as the mono input channels, plus eight VCA masters, 12 aux masters, eight subgroups and separate left/right/mono controls that can be fader reversed to allow fader control of the aux masters. CV-20 mixing consoles also feature 128 VCA assignment and 144 mute scenes with MIDI control, 16 mute groups, an 11x4 matrix that is expandable to 19x4, full dynamics on all subgroups and main busses and full metering on all main and auxiliary outputs.

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