New Products March 2007

New Products March 2007
  • WorxAudio Technologies' TLV10-PMD3 Powered Touring Line Array is a three-way, line array loudspeaker. Designed as an ultra compact high performance system for the reproduction of speech and music program material, the TLV10-PMD3-with integrated power and DSP capabilities-makes for a variety of applications.
  • Like all loudspeakers systems in the TrueLine Series, the transducer complement in the TLV10-PMD3 is world-class. This outstanding loudspeaker incorporates a large format, three-inch voice coil compression driver coupled to a stabilized proprietary FlatWave Former (wave shaping device) that delivers clear, penetrating high frequencies over a predictable and controlled coverage area. For the midrange, dual eight-inch cone transducers in a sealed enclosure coupled to the (AIM) aacoustic Iintergrading module minimize cone filtering throughout the operating range. And with the twin, 10-inch cone transducers in a vented enclosure that provide a wealth of high energy bass, the TLV10-PMD3 delivers a rich, fully balanced sound. For more information visit

HES' Spherical Mapping for DL.2

High End Systems introduced a new software feature, Spherical Mapping, for its DL.2 Digital Light and Axon media server. The v1.3.2 software advances the edge-blending collage generator software of the two products, and is available now for download on the HES website. The global matte effect allows the user to superimpose up to 20 different pre-defined Mattes for layering images with multiple transparency and color options.
Framing and edge fade profiles have also been added to expand the existing edge fade parameters. For example, the user may create stylized framing by using other layers as content for the edge fade. The user may also create "framing shutter" effects. The software also resolves some connectivity issues many laptop users faced when using multiple network connections simultaneously. For more information visit

Allen & Heath's WZ3 Monitor Mixer

Allen & Heath has launched the WZ3 Monitor, a console which combines the design principles of the MixWizard Series with many modern monitor facilities. Furnished with 16 mono mic/line inputs, the desk boasts 12 mix outputs, which can be either mono or switched to 6 stereo pairs to take advantage of the recent trend towards in ear monitoring. The WZ3 Monitor presents the monitor engineer with a compact, easy to use desk capable of mixing a large number of wedge and in-ear sources. Its 12 mixes can be globally assigned as mono or stereo, and each stereo mix is provided with stereo AFL signal checking.

Input channels feature the crystal-clear WZ3 preamplifier and include a passive microphone splitter and individual phantom power. In common with the entire Wizard range, four extended range overlapping bands of EQ are provided, two with frequency sweeps. Rotary channel fader, mute switch, PFL, signal & peak meters complete the strip. For more information visit

Electrosonic's MS9500GL

Electrosonic's MS9500GL is a networked high-definition MPEG player for show replay, signage, and other AV applications. It offers all of the functionality of Electrosonic's MS9500 with the additional capabilities of genlock, timecode, and GPIO, providing synchronized multichannel HD replay.

For digital signage applications, the MS9500GL combines high-definition video with still images, scrolling tickers, and HTML pages for an array of display possibilities. The MS9500GL allows retailers, marketing, entertainment companies, and many other organizations to cost-effectively send HD video, graphical, and editorial content to hundreds of displays located anywhere. The compact size and headless operation allows quick and easy deployment in any environment, and the DVI output guarantees the highest-quality imagery on the latest generation of display devices. For more information visit

Sennheiser Mobile Transmitter For Guideport

Sennheiser has added Mobile Transmitter to its Guideport wireless, multi-lingual visitor information system. The belt-worn Mobile Transmitter and headset gives tour guides or docents speaking to a group with preassigned Guideport receivers and headphones the flexibility to mix their live-guided tour with prerecorded audio at the press of a button.
The Mobile Transmitter Guideport wireless system monitors the location of the tour group so that when the guide switches to prerecorded audio, visitors hear content that is context appropriate, it matches the exhibit to which the tour guide has directed them. This frees the guide from the distracting and easily bungled task of triggering the appropriate audio clips. Moreover, the prerecorded audio is language/content appropriate, each visitor listens to it in his or her preferred language and at his or her own level of expertise (e.g. child, adult, or expert). This does away with the "one size fits all" approach that is guaranteed to leave a significant fraction of visitors dissatisfied.
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Key Digital's KD-HDMI Series

KD-HDMI2x1 is an auto HDMI switcher with capability of switching
two HDMI/HDCP/DVID (up to 1080p) inputs up to 1 HDMI/HDCP/DVID output. KD-HDMI4x1 is a HDMI Switcher with capability of switching 4 HDMI/HDCP/DVID (up to 1080p) inputs up to 1 HDMI/HDCP/DVID output. KD-HDMI2x1 & KD-HDMI4x1 switchers by Key Digital are HDMI (HDCP compliant) multi-input to one output switchers that maintain picture and sound quality. Both switchers present a transparent solution for home theaters, custom installers, retailers, and all digital video/audio switching applications. KD-HDMI2x1 & KD-HDMI4x1 switchers support all digital HD and SD video standards including 1080p/60, and a multitude of analog and digital audio formats. KD-HDMI2x1 & KD-HDMI4x1 switchers feature IAS Intelligent Auto Sense signal detection and switching, pushbutton control, status monitoring, LEDs, IR remote control, and support for HDMI's CEC.

KD-HDMI2x1 & KD-HDMI4x1 switchers support multiple unit expandability, are individually addressable and DVI-D compatible with Key Digital adapters and cables. It features digital switching of multiple (two or four) HDMI inputs to one HDMI output, compatible with all video resolutions, auto sensing signal presence and switching to active input. For more information please visit

American DJ's P64 LED UV Ultraviolet Par Can

With American DJ's introduction of the P64 LED UV Ultraviolet Par Can, "black lighting" has entered a new phase of high-tech sophistication. The latest addition to American DJ's series of LED-based par cans, the DMX-compatible P64 LED UV spot is designed for any applications that call for the hypnotic glow and mood effects of ultraviolet light. Equipped with 151 ultraviolet LEDs, the P64 LED UV provides super smooth projection on stages and surfaces. It features a 15-degree beam angle for long-throw applications.

The unit is energy-efficient and runs on low voltage, with a maximum power consumption of 21 watts, so clubs and theaters will save big on electricity bills. The spot's LED lamps also have an exceptionally long lifespan, which severely diminishes the expenses of maintenance and lamp replacement. Since LED lighting fixtures produce very low heat compared to traditional par cans, the P64 LED UV helps maintain a comfortable temperature for musicians and performers. The lamp will never cause fading or discoloration when placed near an object, so the P64 LED UV is also great for highlighting close-range displays and exhibits. For more information visit

Sierra Video's Ponderosa Routing Switcher

Sierra Video Systems released the new Ponderosa multi-format routing switcher for critical broadcast, production, and post-production facilities. The HD-SDI/SDI video routing switcher has a fully modular design and includes a wide range of features tailored to applications with critical video needs. The Ponderosa multi-format routing switcher is a format-flexible HD-SDI/SDI routing switcher capable of handling standard serial digital video signals including SMPTE 310M, SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 344M and DVB-ASI up to 540 mbps along with HD serial digital video signals conforming to SMPTE 292M (1.485GBps single link). The Ponderosa control system allows set up for 3.0Gbps two channel operation (Dual Link). Hot-swappable video I/O boards allow for on-site repair, eliminating the disruption of factory modifications. Redundant control processors and power supplies are optional. Expandable by 8 input and/or 8 output increments, Ponderosa can be built up to 64x64 in a compact 4RU frame. It features rugged construction for durability in staging applications where frequent transport is required.

Ponderosa connects with other Sierra Video Systems routing switchers, and analog or digital audio can be added to this system via the Yosemite line of routing switchers. The full suite of Sierra Video Systems control products is available for the Ponderosa, from Sierra's SCP line of programmable control panels to the new TyLinx Router Control Software featuring extensive customization options. For more information visit

Lightronics' Ellipsoidals

Lightronics now offers ellipsoidals to complete your lighting control Systems. Lightronics ellipsoidals are available in 10, 19, 26, 36 and 50 degree beam spreads. They are equipped with a high quality optical system with variable focus. The ellipsoidals' housing is made from die-cast aluminum and the handles are insulated. The ellipsoidals include gel frames and require a HPL575 or 750 Watt Lamp. All ellipsoidals are available in a black or white finish and are covered by a two year warranty. For more information visit

BTX's NUVU Portable Projection Screens

BTX's NUVU is a portable solution that allows a screen to be mounted on the ceiling or floor in just minutes. Once removed from its pouch-like carrying case, the NUVU screen pops open and sets up in seconds, and folds up just as fast. Available in three types--16:9, 4:3 and self-standing tabletop models with diagonal viewing angles ranging from 40 to 88 inches.

These portable screens blend high style with convenience for the indoor or outdoor plug-and-play, business meeting, event presentation, classroom environments or home theater. Watch movies outside on the patio, in the kid's room, one can even carry it on the plane when traveling to sales meetings. For more information visit

QSC's HPR122i loudspeaker

QSC's new HPR122i powered loudspeaker can be pole-mounted using a stand socket, or flown with the aid of nine integral M10 suspension points. Built to meet the same demanding specifications used to create the RMX line of amplifiers, the HPR122i power module provides a total of 500 watts. Offering those who might be considering plastic-box speakers an opportunity to upgrade to the professional performance and appearance of a higher-powered, plywood enclosure system without paying a large weight and cost penalty, the HPR122i is operable between 53 Hz and 20 kHz. Equipped with a 12-inch low frequency driver featuring a three-inch voice coil and neodymium magnet structure, the two-way enclosure features a compression driver with a 1.4-inch diaphragm coupled to a 75-degree conical horn at the high end.

Unlike some powered loudspeakers incorporating low-cost "chip amps", the HPR122i's proprietary power module incorporates the same circuit designs used on QSC's top-selling RMX Series amplifiers. Thick, deeply-finned aluminum heat sink extrusions offer mechanical strength and an abundance of surface area that promotes cool operating temperatures, even when the loudspeaker is pushed to extremes. For more information visit

AKG Acoustics' MicroMic Miniature Microphones

AKG Acoustics announced the newest generation of its MicroMic Series miniature microphone line. The new five-model MicroMic Series offers a unique combination of sound quality for musicians and vocalists. The new MicroMic Series includes five products: C516, designed for use with accordions and for mounting on instrument amplifiers; C518, for drum and percussion applications; C519, for use on woodwind and brass instruments; C520, a premium condenser vocal microphone; and C555, head-worn microphone for dancers and back-up vocalists. Each of the new MicroMic models offers a flexible gooseneck for optimal positioning and elastic suspension to suppress spurious noise. Additionally, the C516, C518 and C519 offer metal capsule housings and an adapter plate that allows them to be attached directly to AKG WMS 40 Pro and WMS 400 bodypack transmitters, eliminating a cumbersome cable run between the mic and the wireless transmitter. Cabled versions of the new MicroMics terminated in 3-pin XLR-type outputs are available too. For more information visit

Danley Sound Labs' Matterhorn Subwoofer

Initially designed for the military and dubbed the Matterhorn by Danley Sound Labs, the subwoofer is housed in a shipping container measuring 8 x 8 x 20 feet and generates 40,000 watts. The Matterhorn reproduces program material in the frequency range of 15 to 80Hz continuously through a system of 40 low frequency drivers. The extraordinary technical specifications of the Danley Matterhorn include a -3dB measurement at 12Hz and an SPL of 105dB at 250 meters (just over 270 yards). For more information visit

Renkus-Heinz's Passive Arrays

Renkus-Heinz's 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 don't demand the programmable control and precise coverage afforded by Iconyx digitally controlled array systems. 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 this PF series amplifier ideal for use inside the IC7: it is light in weight and 93 percent efficient, eliminating the need for a cooling fan. Iconyx digitally controlled array systems integrate advanced technology to provide both natural music and intelligible speech, even in the highly reverberant environments typically encountered inside architecturally distinguished buildings. For more information visit

Ultralife Batteries' PowerBug 9-Volt Lithium Battery

Ultralife Batteries introduced the PowerBug 9-volt lithium battery to serve the music-audio market. The PowerBug lasts up to five times longer than standard alkaline batteries, without having to pay five times the price, allowing musicians and sound professionals an opportunity to save a significant amount of money while eliminating the hassle of changing batteries after each gig or each set. And because the PowerBug has a flat discharge curve, meaning the battery operates at a higher voltage over a longer period of time, instrument electronics will benefit from increased headroom, resulting in a much cleaner and crisp sound that alkaline batteries simply cannot match.

Already in use by world-class bass players, national & regional bands, and high-end instrument makers, the PowerBug is now available to ship within the continental U.S. PowerBug 9-volt lithium batteries are used in many music and sound applications such as: basses, guitars, in-ear systems, transmitters and receivers, effects pedals, tuners, preamps, wireless microphones, and more. PowerBug batteries are only available on the PowerBug web site,

Extreme's UFLED Night Vision Performance Bundle

Extreme CCTV's UFLED Active-Infrared Night Vision Performance Bundle is a 24V turnkey night vision solution for day-night cameras. The UFLED Performance Bundle turns a nighttime performance of typical day-night cameras into night-vision surveillance, even in total zero lux darkness.

The Performance Bundle incorporates the UFLED IR Illuminator for 650-foot night-vision performance, the EX18 all-weather housing and all associated wall-mount bracketry. The UFLED Active-Infrared Night Vision Kit enables 24/7 technical surveillance at critical locations such as ports, critical infrastructure, transportation hubs, and government buildings. For more information visit

Christie's DS+300, DS+650 Projectors

Christie's DS+300 and DS+650 projectors are the latest in a series of projection solutions. Weighing 6.3 lbs., the DS+300 is targeted for unobtrusive installations. At 3,300 ANSI lumens, SXGA+ resolution and 2,500:1 contrast ratio, it delivers top image reproduction. It is compatible with virtually any data source up to UXGA (1600 x 1200) and HDTV formats up to 1080i. Combined with a unique optical design, featuring 100-percent vertical lens shift and a zoom lens for image placement flexibility, the DS+300 is adaptable for installations where space is limited. According to the company, the projector's design delivers continuous lamp operation of up to 3,000 hours. The DS+300 family also includes a wide-angle lens model, the DS+300W.

The DS+650 delivers 6,500 ANSI lumens, variable contrast ratio up to 7,500:1 and SXGA+ resolution with scaling to UXGA, images are bright, detailed and demand attention. A broad range of standard inputs allow installation almost anywhere and connect to virtually any source, including HDCP-compliant HDTV formats up to 1080p. A range of lens options with throw ratio ranges from 0.8:1 through 7:1 and horizontal and vertical lens shift provide the broadest range of installation flexibility. The DS+650 projector offers dual lamp redundancy with up to 2,200 hours in low power mode for lamp redundancy and long-life operation. For more information visit

Sharp High Brightness DLP Projector

Sharp expands its professional projector line-up with the introduction of a 5200 ANSI Lumen DLP projector for the high-end installation market. The XG-PH70X is an installation and integration projector designed for facilities that need a powerful, permanently-installed display device. With a 1200:1 contrast ratio, six lens options and reliability through a dual-lamp lighting system, the XGA native resolution XG-PH70X delivers picture quality in large spaces. For applications that require reduced output, such as in shaded rooms, users can run a single lamp, or operate the unit in its "eco" low brightness mode (4300 ANSI Lumens), effectively extending the lamp life for a lower overall cost of ownership. The projector has six lens options, providing users with a multitude of placement choices, including up to 116 feet from the screen or out of reach on a high ceiling. Five of the lenses are powered, so adjustments can be made remotely, and the sixth lens is a wide-angle fixed focus. Power "H & V" optical lens shift allows the user to adjust the lens horizontally and vertically, minimizing keystone distortion. The unit's standard lens is a high image quality, 1.2x powered zoom/focus for a maximum screen size of 500 inches. Additionally, the XG-PH70X can be rotated a full 180 degrees to fit challenging spaces and applications. For more information visit

Multidyne's HD-1500

Mulitdyne has introduced the HD-1500 series of five to 1485 MB/Sec serial digital video fiber optic transport link. The product line is intended to ease the engineering and financial difficulties associated with the migration to digital and high definition television. The HD-1500 line will provide an economical solution for the fiber optic transport and distribution of virtually any digital signal from 5 Mbps to 1.5Gbps. The supported standards include SMPTE 292M 1.485 Gbps, SMPTE 259M with operation from 143Mbps - 360Mbps, SMPTE 310M 19.4Mbps, M2S or DVB-ASI 270Mbps, SMPTE 344M 540Mbps and SMPTE 305M SDTi rates.

The HD-1500 Series of products are available in compact stand-alone and rack-mount packages making them ideal for applications including field remotes, sporting events, ENG/SNG, production and in-plant signal distribution. The power requirements are 110 and 220 VAC with a wall-mount power supply or 5 to 16 VDC with an external battery. The compact unit offers an economical solution for the distribution of digital signals from 5Mbps to 1.5Gbps up to 20KM over Singlemode or more than 300M over Multimode fiber optic cables. For more information visit

Communications Specialties (CSI) recently unveiled the Pure Digital Fiberlink 7500 Series fiber optic transmission system for DVI over one fiber, the first of its kind and the beginning of a complete family of DVI fiber optic products. The 7500 Series transmits all single-link DVI resolutions (up to 1920 x 1200), plus stereo audio, over one, single mode non-proprietary fiber, and supports distances up to 15 km. The transmitter features a DVI loop-through for monitor and EDID, and the receiver provides two DVI outputs. The system does not use any compression, scaling or color space conversion and requires no tweaks or adjustments. Units are available in standalone box or rack card versions. For more information visit www.commspecial.

Soundcraft's Vi6 Processing Card

The release of the new Processing Card for the Soundcraft Vi6 brings Lexicon effects and BSS Audio equalization to this digital console. The card uses eight custom Lexicon DSP engines to provide eight mono or stereo effects units, which may be patched to aux bus outputs and then back into a channel input, or inserted into input or output channels. The real flexibility, however, comes from being able to control these effects via the desk's Vistonics II screens, which give the engineer a comfortable graphical user interface, something the Soundcraft Vi6.

The Lexicon devices offer a choice of 14 types of reverb, including various plates, halls and spring types, seven delay settings (including ping-pong and tape delays, for example), plus eight other effects, such as chorus, flanger, tremolo and pitch shift. Once selected, the parameter controls appear on the rotary encoders on the Vistonics II screen.

The new card also provides a 30-band graphic EQ on every output (35 outputs), controlled by the first 30 channel faders once the output graphic EQ icon is pressed. The Soundcraft FaderGlow system now changes the faders to red (the same color as the channel EQ on Vistonics II) and each fader controls one of the 30 frequencies, which are shown in the channel label display. A composite EQ curve is generated and displayed on the Vistonics II screen for that output. For more information visit

Grass Valley's Indigo Mixer

The Indigo AV mixer brings broadcast quality multi-format switching of video and PC signals with high quality audio mixing to the professional arena for the first time. The video section of the Indigo mixer includes four keyers as well as a comprehensive range of video effects, including wipes, 2D and 3D DVE moves with multiple layers.

Indigo also functions as a seamless switcher with internal scaling and synchronization of inputs including analog composite, S-video, DV and standard- and high-definition video and computer input types. Indigo includes. Serial and LAN control links allowing the Indigo mixer to trigger events in other devices, such as loading and playing clips from the Grass Valley Turbo iDDR (intelligent digital disk recorder).

The Indigo AV mixer also mixes audio for a total single-operator solution. The mixer features an analog, digital and embedded audio, pre-amp for up to four microphone inputs and a four-band equalizer per channel. The stereo audio mixer incorporates motor-driven faders for automated applications, and for audio-follow-video where transitioning between video sources also mixes the associated audio channels. For more information visit

TV-One's HDMI Amplifiers

TV-One embraces HDMI by making it easier than ever to distribute HDMI signals to various sources. There are three options to choose from so users can have two HDMI outputs with the 1T-HDMI-612, four outputs with the 1T-HDMI-614 and eight with the 1T-HDMI-618. All three are ATC Tested and Certified HDMI Compliant as well as HDCP Compliant.

All products maintain the signal components present within the encoded HDMI signal. The distribution amps require no control or set up, simply connect to a source and multiple displays or other destinations. HDTV resolutions of 480p, 720p, 1080i and 1080p are supported as well as 480i non-HDTV resolution. All products are RoHS compliant. They will operate as desktop units. Alternatively, the 1T-HDMI-612 and 1T-HDMI-614 can be mounted in a remote location using optional special mounting hardware and the 1T-HDMI-618 may be mounted in a standard 19 inch rack using rack mounting hardware that comes with the product. For more information visit

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