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Atlas Sound Strategy Series CP400 Power Amp

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The new Strategy Series CP400 from Atlas Sound is an adaptable, professional stereo power amplifier built around a pair of high quality toroidal transformers providing isolation in both stereo and bridged mono operation, the new Atlas Sound Strategy Series CP400 offers a variety of power options and is rated at 200 watts per channel for 70.7V operation. Conforming to UL 813 standards, the unit additionally features a 30-position stepped input gain control on its back panel, both terminal block and XLR inputs, and an automatic, dual-speed, high efficiency cooling fan.

ATM Cool-Line

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Active Thermal Management’s (ATM) Cool-Line linear ventilation products are available in metal and various species of unfinished wood. There are also matching grilles, without fans, available in metal and wood to further trim the intake openings. Cool-Line products measure four-inches or less in width; lengths vary with models from the 15-inch Cool-Line I to the 30-inch Cool-Line II, with other sizes available by special order. Each fan moves 20 CFM in free air. Powerful but quiet, cross-flow fans are used in all models. Temperature controlled by remote sensors, the fans begin turning at 85 degrees, speeding up gradually as the temperature increases and slowing as it drops.

Extron MTP R 15HD RSA D

Extron Electronics’ MTP R 15HD RSA D is a new Decora mount twisted pair receiver that accepts VGA, RS-232 control signals, and mono audio over a single UTP cable. It is compatible with resolutions up to 1920x1200, and will support cable runs of 600 feet or more with XGA signals, and 450 feet or more with UXGA signals. It also offers separate continuously variable level and peaking controls to compensate for signal loss over long cable runs. The MTP R 15HD RSA D is compatible with the MTP Series of twisted pair transmitters, switchers, distribution amplifiers, and matrix switchers.

Toshiba TLP-X200U
Toshiba’s lightweight TLP-X200U wireless 3LCD projector is the first projector with voice guidance. This innovative feature provides ease of use, preventative maintenance updates and a lower total cost of ownership. The TLP-X200U produces outstanding image quality with 3LCD technology, 3,000 ANSI lumens, XGA native resolution, a sharp 600:1 contrast ratio and a built-in “blackboard” function with wall color adjustment. At only 4.4 pounds, the projector also features Windows Vista compatibility and is perfect for mobile professionals, teachers, corporate customers, small-tomedium businesses, and consumers for digital home entertainment.

OWI AMP1SGB Amplifier
OWI’s AMP1SGB is a 25-Watt amplifier that fits neatly into a UL rated double gang box. The small but mighty amplifier delivers up to 25 watts of Class AB power right at the speaker. The AMP1SGB is also being offered in money saving combo packs with OWI’s P Series surface mounted speakers. Each AMP1SGB 25 Watt wall amplifier can effectively drive four speakers. One line will support up to 20 amplifiers allowing for simple, cost effective installation and easy expansion or revision of existing systems.

NEC Display Solutions MultiSync 15
NEC Display Solutions of America has introduced a new family of commercial- grade digital signage displays with a new mechanical design, comprehensive input panels and robust functionality— for organizations that are deploying large-screen panels on a modest budget. The MultiSync 15 Series addresses the needs of multiple markets and applications with commercial- level features and functions, including panels with protection against permanent image retention, and advanced thermal technology to prevent overheating, designed for continuous operation in demanding environments.

Crestron Antenna Solutions

Crestron introduces versatile antenna packages that simplify installation and distribution of multi-room satellite radio. Just one Crestron outdoor antenna can feed up to 16 Crestron SIRIUS XM satellite radio tuners, and these new satellite antenna solutions enable the distribution of satellite radio channels to multiple receivers throughout the home and office using standard RG 6 cable. The Crestron antenna features a narrower beam as compared to standard consumer antennas, achieving a significantly higher signal-to-noise ratio. Additional front-end filtering blocks interference from nearby out-of-band RF signal sources such as Wi-Fi, cellular, and cordless telephones.

Avocent MPX1550 Wireless Extender

Avocent’s MPX1550 wireless extender combines Avocent’s field-proven MPX1500 wireless video distribution technology with the latest in WiFi advancements, IEEE802.11n MIMO-based radios, thereby raising the bar for wireless HD video distribution systems in terms of visual acuity, transmission distance, and noise immunity. With the MPX1550 system, deployment of a single stream of media to many displays can be accomplished in minutes, even under the most challenging of conditions, with a degree of reliability and quality that rivals a dedicated source device at each and every display.

Switchcraft SC600 Dual Adapter Box

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The SC600 Dual Adapter Box from Switchcraft combines many of the most commonly used audio adapters into one, easy to use device. Each side of the box functions separately, and features a 3.5mm stereo jack, a 1/4-inch stereo jack, two 1/4-inch mono jacks, and two RCA jacks. Any of the connections on the SC600 can be used as inputs or outputs, enabling you to adapt audio from one device to another. The SC600 can also be used as a passive splitter to send audio from one device to up to three devices with different connections.

VMP DVR-LB1 DVR Lockbox

DVR Lockbox Video Mount Products’ DVR-LB1 DVR lockbox features an internal fan for ventilation and an interlocking lift off lid. The interior dimensions are 21 inches x 21 inches x eight inches. It also features a key locked hinging front door and a black powder coat finish. The DVR-LB1 has been designed for the peace of mind of those who require DVRs be installed in specific settings that may be prone to theft or vandalism.

TV One 1T-TG-620 HDMI Test Generator
The TV One-task 1T-TG-620 HDMI test generator provides a means to verify the correct operation of both audio and video when working with HD or PC displays. Any device using HDMI, PC or DVI-D inputs may be tested using several different types of signals. The PC and DVI-D connections will require an adaptor. Provision has been made to embed either a 1Khz internally generated audio sinewave or an externally generated audio signal into the digital bitstream so that the integrity of the audio portion of the HDMI signal can be verified.

Adder AdderView CATxIP 1000
Adder’s AdderView CATxIP 1000 is a high density, small form factor KVM switch that provides local, remote, and global access for users who need to control multi-platform operating systems and hardware. The CATxIP 1000 combines USB console support, global IP access and a full professional KVM feature set to create a truly modern KVM switching solution delivering high quality video and CD quality audio. The flexibility of the CATxIP 1000 makes it well suited for many applications, including professional server installations, industrial processes, and office control.

Lab.gruppen C Series Amplifiers
Lab.gruppen’s C Series of networkcontrolled installation amplifiers with the introduction of a new flagship model, the C 88:4. Housed in a lightweight 2U chassis, the four-channel C 88:4 supplies 8800 watts of total output. Up to 2200 watts per discrete channel are available at 2 ohms, 2100 watts per channel at 4 ohms, while 4600 watts are available through two bridged output pairs at 4 ohms. C 88:4 expands C Series capability to the largest performance installations.

Chief KWT110

Chief Manufacturing’s KWT110 All-In-One Wall Workstation includes Chief’s flexible KWG110 height-adjustable monitor wall mount, KWK110 height adjustable flip up keyboard tray, and KSA1020 CPU mount. The combination of these ergonomic, space-saving mounts creates the perfect suite for healthcare or related wall-mounted applications. The KWT workstation can be installed vertically or horizontally on the wall, depending on space requirements. Vertical installation can be installed directly on sheetrock, without the need for a stud.

Neutrik opticalCON Cable Connectors

Neutrik expands opticalCON’s line of pre-assembled mobile field cables to include a cost effective camera link set up, opticalCON low voltage camera/single mode hybrid cable. opticalCON cable connectors are pre-assembled with a choice of six mobile field cables. The range of cables includes rugged hybrid, robust and lightweight mobile field cables with two multi- or single mode fibers, a four pole Y-split and a SMPTE cable. opticalCON now offers a cost effective low voltage camera/single mode hybrid cable that is optimized for camera link systems, camera adapter systems, camera cranes, and powered down converter boxes for broadcast applications where only ELV is required.

Symetrix Zone Mix 760 v2.5 Software

Symetrix has released software version 2.5 for the Integrator Series Zone Mix 760—a flexible audio management, paging, and zone mixer. The upgraded software adds five powerful features to the popular processor taking the functionality of the 760 to a much higher level. Enhanced capabilities of the Zone Mix 760 v2.5 software includes an Event Scheduler, upgrade of Zone Routing to a true Matrix Mixer model, additional SPL-based automatic volume control, expanded capabilities in the External Control Wizard, and enhanced Zone Preset flexibility. Setup is easy using a straightforward Windows interface connected over ethernet.

Wisdom Audio L150i

Wisdom Audio’s L150i reference line source inwall speaker system is the tallest line source within the new Sage Series. The L150i combines Wisdom’s state-of-the-art transducer elements in a way that takes full advantage of its inherent performance benefits. It offers a no-compromise solution for customers who want a high-end audiophile loudspeaker. The L150i is available as an in-wall only model and incorporates two all aluminum cabinets and full back box enclosures per channel.

Hitachi CP-WX410 3LCD Projector

Offering widescreen capability and full connectivity, Hitachi Home Electronics has introduced the new CP-WX410 3LCD projector. The CP-WX410 offers a 16:10 aspect ratio, 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness and optical zoom. The CP-WX410 projector includes a variety of connectivity options, including HDMI input. Additionally, automatic vertical keystone, input source naming, and Quick Start and Instant Off functions ensure easy setup and installation. The CP-WX410 also provides a closed captioning feature, allowing audience members to read text or dialogue for video fed from a DVD player or television.

Sound Solutions SoundPanel
The next generation of flat-panel technology is here, and it looks great. What the audio industry has long awaited: no offaxis distortion, substantially reduce reverberation problems, crystal-clear vocals, complete dispersion and coverage even in challenging venues, all in a form-factor that hangs on the wall like a poster. Sound Solutions brings a new audio solution for venues with problematic acoustics, such as houses of worship, auditoriums, conference halls, and educational settings. The SoundPanel is a portable, lightweight speaker that delivers cler sound in a unique flat display.

Gefen Audio/Video Scaler Pro

Gefen’s Audio/Video Scaler Pro works with today’s popular interfaces, performs seamless source switching, and up-scales video to 1080p full HD while supporting audio amplification. The built-in audio amplifier makes this product ideal for presentations, boardrooms, and similar environments where multiple AV sources can be accommodated with a one-box solution. It offers volume control and two 20-watts per channel speaker outputs so users can integrate audio and video equipment conveniently and easily. For professionals working with various audio/ video formats, the Gefen AV Scaler Pro with amplifier adds value by enabling plug and play connections among different devices.

SMART Technologies SMART Table

SMART Technologies’ SMART Table interactive learning center, a ground-breaking learning display designed specifically for preschool to sixth grade students. The new product is a brightly colored table with a touch-sensitive surface where groups of students can simultaneously interact with digital content. Working together to complete interactive lessons, play educational games, and solve problems, students think the interactive learning center is fun and easy to use, and their teachers find it educational. The SMART Table provides a learner- centric experience for small groups that allows students to select or move objects, draw or write on the screen simultaneously, and work together to find answers to preset questions.

360 Systems HD-MAXX Video Servers
360 Systems’ new HD-MAXX video servers include the MAXX-2400HD and MAXX-1200HD. Key features of the MAXX-2400HD include two video inputs, four outputs, 32 audio channels, and 12 terabytes of internal storage. A rich package of production tools is standard—including trimming, slow-motion, playlisting, and remote workstation software. The smaller scale MAXX-1200HD provides a single input, three outputs, 24 audio channels, more than 70 hours of program storage, and features the same production capabilities as its big brother.

NuVo Technologies Life|ware Software
NuVo Technologies has announced unprecedented integration with Life|ware home automation and entertainment software. NuVo Grand Concerto multi-room audio Control Pads now can also control Life|ware home automation scenes. Through these NuVo Control Pads, users not only can enjoy NuVo’s audio, but also can easily access Life|ware for control of lighting, shades, climate, security, and more. This high level of NuVo-Life|ware integration is made possible through Life|ware’s Visual Project configuration tool and NuVo’s new NuVoNet Adapter, a tiny device that opens up its products to extensive integration with third-party home automation systems.

Mitsubishi FL6900U Projector

Mitsubishi Digital Electronics’ FL6900U projector is designed for commercial and education installations. Mitsubishi’s FL6900U offers a combination of 4000 lumens with full 1080p high-definition resolution for commercial venues with high ambient lighting such as sports bars, restaurants, hotel conference rooms, school auditoriums, and corporate boardrooms. The projector provides RS232 support for compatibility with thirdparty control systems. Installation is straightforward and efficient, with remote- controlled automated horizontal and vertical lens shift, automated zoom and focus, and digital keystone correction.

VIZIO Java Line

VIZIO has announced four new high performance full HD 1080p LCD flat panel displays in 32-inch and 37-inch sizes. The VOJ370F and VOJ320F are the first of the exclusive decor-colored Java product line with colored bezel and stand treatments. VIZIO has also released two additional full HD models based on the VIZIO VO series of products. The VO32LF-32-inch LCD and VO37LF-37-inch LCD are now full HD 1080p. The decor-color Java VOJ370F 37-ich LCD and VOJ320F 32-inch LCD sets provide PIP/POP viewing, 1920 x 1080 native resolution with an impressive 6500:1 contrast ratio with DCR, fast 6.5ms refresh rates, a wide 178-degree viewing angle and high 500 nits brightness.

Intelix Audisey Athena

The Intelix Audisey Athena combines the flexibility of a true matrix mixer with digital signal processing and up to sixteen individual amplifiers-all in a single three rack space package. Plus, the Athena’s internal digital amplifiers feature 93 percent energy efficient performance with load sensing capability, providing powerful performance with low heat loss. Available in eight inputs by eight outputs or 16 inputs by 16 outputs, the Intelix Audisey Athena features built-in audio preamplification, phantom power, input signal processing, true matrix mixing, output signal processing, and either eight or 16 channels of independent power amplification with up to 100 watts per channel.

Epson PowerLite 1700 Series

Epson America has introduced its new series of ultra-portable, ultra- bright multimedia projectors. The Epson PowerLite 1720, 1725, 1730W, and 1735W projectors deliver 3,000 lumens of color and white light output for bright images are sleekly designed, and weigh just less than four pounds. With these four models, Epson offers users to flexibility to deliver standard or widescreen presentations via USB or wireless connectivity in virtually any meeting room space, without sacrificing image quality.

Fire-Lite Alarms IPDACT-2UD

Fire-Lite Alarms’ IPDACT-2UD is a fire alarm IP communications module that enables complete upload/ download capabilities via any IP connection. A new addition to the FireWatch Series of alarm communicators from Fire-Lite, the IPDACT- 2UD’s advanced capabilities introduce huge benefits for installers. Installers can now conveniently download alarm panel data and upload information such as program updates from a PC via any internet or intranet connection. Communicating through a modem at the panel, the IPDACT-2UD transmits all information digitally over IP via TCP/IP protocol, secured with a high level of encryption.

Auralex ELiTE ProPanels
Auralex ELiTE ProPanels are designed to reduce unwanted room reflections, slap, and flutter echoes and provide a more pleasing and accurate listening environment. ELiTE ProPanels have a fiberglass core with chemically-hardened edges. Custom ProPanels allow virtually unlimited options regarding acoustic panel design. Custom ProPanels are available in any size up to five feet x 10 feet. Beyond standard rectangular panels, custom shapes.

Kramer VP-727xl In-CTRL Seamless Switcher

Kramer Electronics’ VP-727xl In-CTRL seamless switcher is a new version of the very popular VP-727 model that incorporates HDMI inputs and outputs. The unit is designed for use in presentation applications that require a preview option or that require seamless switching between inputs using special effects, cuts and fades, as well as in projection systems used in conference rooms, board rooms, auditoriums, hotels and churches. The new VP-727xl In-CTRL is equipped with dual scalers which offer preview and program output channels and can switch seamlessly frame-to-frame between two sources.

Cybersearch CyRAQ Series E Panel

Powerful CyRAQ Series E panel PCs from CyberResearch now include screen sizes from 12-inches to 24-inches, three different motherboards, and three different CPUs. For compute-intensive jobs, we offer an Intel 2.4 GHz Core 2 Quad CPU; for the mid range a 2.1 GHz Core 2 Duo CPU, and for basic jobs a 1.2 GHz Celeron CPU. Most industrial panel PC systems are rugged, but they tend to use an older generation of slower processors. At Cyber- Research we retained the ruggedness with stainless-steel front bezels and NEMA 4X sealing, while using the latest, most powerful processors.

OmniMount OmniLite Series
OmniMount’s OmniLite Series consists of three premium flat panel mounts: OL50FT, OL125FT, and OL200FT. Through advanced engineering, Omni- Mount’s in-house design team was able to reduce the amount of material used by 32 percent while actually increasing each mount’s overall strength—and therefore weight capacity— by 56 percent, in comparison to current competitive models. These flat panel mounts offer fixed and tilt functionality in one slim-profile, efficient form-factor. Additionally, the OmniLite Series will greatly reduce waste by featuring condensed packaging and streamlined hardware kits.

Clear-Com Eclipse Digital Matrix Intercom System
Clear-Com Communication Systems’ Eclipse Digital Matrix Intercom System with IP-enabled V-Series user control panels allows users to link their Eclipse V-Series user control panels to the Eclipse Matrix frame over their existing WAN or LAN ethernet cabling infrastructure. Using a new matrix IP card, E-Que IP, individual V-Series panels can be integrated by establishing an IP link back to the Eclipse Matrix frame. As IP connectivity is enabled by the existing WAN or LAN network, all that is required to ensure connection on the Eclipse Matrix side is an ethernet switch or router linked to the IT network.

RGB Spectrum DGy 201HD
RGB Spectrum’s DGy recording family has expanded with the new DGy 201HD model which records and replays imagery at up to 1920 x 1200 resolution. DGy codecs offer JPEG2000 compression to achieve almost lossless recording. The codec captures and compresses computer imagery, radar, sonar, FLIR, X-Ray, and HD video at up to 1920 x 1200 resolution at 30 frames per second in real time.

Broadcast Pix Version 7.1 Software

Broadcast Pix has introduced Version 7.1 software for all of its Slate systems. V7.1 activates an optional DVI/VGA input/output card on all Slate HD models to provide up to two DVI/VGA inputs and outputs, and it enhances Slate’s keying capabilities. V7.1 also enables control of Panasonic robotic cameras and enhancements to Slate’s built-in multi-view monitor. The new DVI and VGA outputs enable Slate systems to directly feed a projector for presentation applications, such as image magnification at a corporate event, within a house of worship, or at a live event staging.

Ross Video SoftMetal Version 4
Ross Video is now shipping Soft- Metal version 4.0 software. Version 4.0 is currently shipping at no charge to all current SoftMetal customers. SoftMetal v4.0 Key Features include: MXF Native Record and Playback Support for HD and SD Clips; QuickTime Native SD Playout; Close Captioning Support; Embedded Audio Support, 16 Channels per video input and output; stereoscopic record and playback. SoftMetal is a line of multi-definition video servers designed for live production and master control applications. Soft- Metal excels in its ability to support file-based workflows for video clips and graphics.

Sonance Landscape Series

Sonance is adding three new models to its series of Landscape Series. Two new Sonance UV-resistant outdoor rock-like speakers, the RK83 and RK63, are engineered for new enthusiasts who like hearing their music outdoors from speakers that blend into the environment. The SoundHenge Redux is an enclosure created exclusively for the Sonance Mariner outdoor speakers. The finish options of granite or brown will weather the demands of outdoor life for years to come. The Sonance SoundHenge Redux weather-resistant enclosure replicates a moderate-size boulder and is available in granite or sandstone to match local geology or individual taste.

Sony VPL-FX41 Projector

Sony is adding a high-brightness model to its line of LCD business projectors for fixed network installations. The new VPL-FX41 projector is an XGA unit that produces 5,200 lumens and completes a product line-up that also includes the VPL-FX40 and VPL-FE40 models. Each projector is designed for networked fixed installations in education, government, corporate, house of worship, hospitality applications, and more. All three are available with optional lenses that allow them to meet a range of short- or longthrow projection needs and are ideal for high-impact multimedia presentations, even in high ambient lighting conditions.

Vaddio Precision Camera Controller
Vaddio’s Precision Camera Controller upgrades the robotic camera controller to a broadcast-quality joystick for extremely smooth and accurate pan, tilt and zoom control. In addition, it integrates CCU image control functionality into the system allowing users to control red and blue gain, detail, and iris with adjustable gain. One-push white balance, auto white balance and auto iris are also available to those who desire a more automated image control system. The CCU control surface gives system users real-time knobs and buttons to control each of these functions. The Precision Camera Controller can be used as a stand-alone device or in conjunction with a variety of video switchers or mixers on the market today.

Casio America Super Slim Projector
Casio America’s Super Slim projector models feature DLP projection technology. The XJ-S32, XJ-S37, XJ-S42, and XJ-S47 models are part of Casio’s Ultra Bright Seriesè designed for high brightness applications and mobile presenters. The new models will also support connectivity for control through RS-232 and will be compatible with Crestron, Extron, and AMX products. The XJ-S37 and XJS47 will include a USB port for wireless connectivity through an optional Wireless LAN adaptor allowing for expanded connectivity in the conference room with notebooks and allows up to four PCs to connect at a time.

Altronix VertiLine Rack Mount Power Supplies
Altronix’s VertiLine series of rack mount power supplies for video surveillance systems are now UL listed in the United States and Canada. VertiLine Rack Mount Video Power Supplies offer 24VAC or 28VAC, which is selectable by output to compensate for voltage drop, and an off position to allow for service without shutting down the entire system. VertiLine units are available in eight, 16, or 24 outputs in a compact 1U rack mount chassis for standard 19- inch EIA racks. The power supplies offer total power output ranging from five to 17 amps.

Tandberg Telepresence T3
Tandberg has introduced a new telepresence server that, for the first time, seamlessly brings Tandberg telepresence and multi-vendor video conferencing endpoints into a telepresence environment. A new package of Tandberg- certified services coupled with the new Tandberg Telepresence T3 immersive system completes the telepresence experience from Tandberg. With the Tandberg Telepresence Server, any type of standards-compliant video system can be added to a Tandberg telepresence meeting at the best possible quality, including HD.

TOA Paging Speakers
TOA Electronics recently released six premium paging speakers including the PJ-304 projection speaker, PE-304 pendant speaker, BS-1034/BS-1034S wall mount slim speakers, BS-678 wooden cabinet wall-mount speaker, and the BS-680FC metal cabinet wallmount speaker. The PJ-304 projection speaker and the PE-304 pendant speaker were inspired by the design of fine lighting fixtures for an optimal balance of function and decor. High sound pressure levels of up to 30W input ensures excellent sound reproduction for high-ceiling and wall mount applications.

ViewSonic Projectors
ViewSonic has introduced three lightweight projectors to satisfy the largescreen needs of education and enterprise users. The PJD6220, PJD6230, and PJD6240 further expand and diversify ViewSonic’s projector portfolio to bring greater portability and varying levels of brightness to DLP projection technology, ideal for everything from educating tomorrow’s future to rallying a sales force. The 62 Series projectors combine a 1024x768 native resolution and 2000:1 contrast ratio with brightness of 2,300, 2,700, and 3,200 lumens to provide sharp images and natural color, even in sunny classrooms. Presentations come to life with 2x5-watt, built-in speakers, while optimum connectivity is possible with RGB, composite and S-video input capabilities.

Planar Systems PT Touchscreens
Planar Systems has announced that its successful line of PL flat-panel LCD monitors and PT touchscreens are now available in white. Planar’s white LCD and touchscreen monitors are ideal solutions for integrators in industries where environmental ambiance affects consumer attitude, purchasing decision, and business/brand loyalty. The addition of white monitors to the PL and PT lines is designed to improve and enhance end-user interface by enabling customers to match their LCDs and touchscreens with current white computer systems.

EAW SMS Series Speakers

EAW has rounded out its new SMS Series of wall mount speakers with the release of six models, available immediately. These include EAW’s SMS1990, SMS2124, SMS2990, SMS4124, SMS4940, and SMS4990. EAW’s SMS Series loudspeakers are designed for a wide range of foreground, background, and paging applications. SMS Series loudspeakers also feature Clip-Fit, a new proprietary mounting system. All connections for the loudspeaker are contained within the Clip-Fit wall-mount unit via a single Molex connector, with the wall-mount unit pre-mounted at the designed position on a wall.

SpeakerCraft Sound Pillows

SpeakerCraft’s Sound Pillows can be mounted on any solid surface with only a small cutout for the wire terminations. Installers have a choice of two mounting methods depending on the surface. A “dog frame” allows for installation in standard drywall with flip-out dogs that sandwich the drywall like a standard in-wall speaker. A mounting plate is then attached to the frame. This mounting plate also contains the speaker wire connections. Wires are attached to the plate and the connections to the speaker itself take place automatically when the speaker is connected to the plate and secured with two push-in tabs. The mounting plate can also be directly mounted to the wall surface or to a junction box if desired.

Honeywell HPP-Calc

Honeywell Power Products has developed an interactive graphics tool for determining the voltage parameters of a specific fire alarm’s NAC. The HPPCalc is a free program that evaluates NAC devices and their location on a circuit along with conductor size and maximum current draw. Now fire alarm system designers can optimize circuits easily using the interactive HPP-Calc program rather than paper and pencil. Customized for Honeywell Power Products equipment, the HPP-Calc utilizes power supply source values measured by UL during product testing.

Element Labs Cobra Technology

Element Labs’ Cobra technology platform includes a panel design less than 70mm deep and weighing as little as 29 kg/m2, extremely low power consumption, full IP66 rating front and back, no cooling fans, an extended RGBC color gamut, FCC Class B emissions and true 100,000 hour lifetime. The result is an environmentally friendly LED display technology. The Cobra platform’s design and visual performance make it ideally suited to indoor and outdoor applications in both the entertainment and architectural markets.

Denon DN-C620 CD Player

Denon’s DN-C620 CD Player offers contractors and system integrators a versatile CD player at a cost-effective price point. The DN-C620 is compatible with standard audio data file formats including CDDA and MPEG-1/2 Layer III and WAVE, allowing for up to 20 hours of MP3 or similar audio playback from a single CD, CD-R or CD-RW, making it well suited to serve as a continuous audio playback device for houses of worship, health clubs, restaurants, and various broadcast applications. The DN-C620 features front panel control.

Zaxcom Fusion 12

Zaxcom’s Fusion 12 high-resolution audio mixer/recorder provides all of the functionality of a traditional hard-disk-based audio recorder but with no moving parts, optimizing it for sound bag or over-the-shoulder use. Like all Fusion systems, the new Fusion 12 achieves low weight and power efficiency by eliminating the use of a hard drive, which additionally removes concerns of hard drive damage from extreme temperatures or motion. The system records to two CompactFlash cards simultaneously, ensuring 100 percent solid-state recording that provides both redundancy and flexibility.

Avocation SR-2

Avocation is releasing its Serial Router (SR-2). The SR-2 allows products with only one RS-232 port to be controlled by two separate control systems. Data from the controlled product is returned to both controllers through the SR-2.

OnSSI & PSION Teklogix Surveillance System
PSION Teklogix has selected OnSSI as the provider for its new networked video surveillance system. PSION Teklogix’s new system will be provided by Niscayah, who purchased the product through Anixter, an OnSSI value-added distributor. The PSION Teklogix installation will feature IP cameras from Axis controlled and recorded using NetDVMS, one of OnSSI’s strategic, market leading enterprise NVRs. With NetDVMS, full resolution images from any or all cameras can be recorded and stored to any location on the network without the need for video matrixes, multiplexers or switches. Cameras can be accessed, controlled and viewed using a wide range of clients.

Ross Video SoftMetal Version 4
Ross Video is now shipping SoftMetal version 4.0 software. Version 4.0 is currently shipping at no charge to all current SoftMetal customers. SoftMetal v4.0 Key Features include: MXF Native Record and Playback Support for HD and SD Clips; QuickTime Native SD Playout; Close Captioning Support; Embedded Audio Support, 16 Channels per video input and output; stereoscopic record and playback. SoftMetal is a line of multi-definition video servers designed for live production and master control applications. SoftMetal excels in its ability to support file-based workflows for video clips and graphics.

Harman HiQnet System Architect 1.9

Harman has launched HiQnet System Architect Version 1.9, a free download which delivers a host of new features including network troubleshooting tools, file compression and management, advanced control panel customization, and more. Harman continues to add new devices to the HiQnet portfolio. Control of the three models of the new Crown I-Tech HD Series will be possible with the device plug-ins included with System Architect 1.9. The new version also brings with it the fourth member of the Crown XTi Series, the XTi 6000, taking the total number of shipping HiQnet devices to 94 and the total number of System Architect-controlled devices to 67.

Sanyo PLV-Z3000 Projector

Sanyo’s new PLV-Z3000 is a 120Hz full HD 1080p LCD projector that features Sanyo’s exclusive 3D color management system, a high contrast ratio of 65,000:1, an advanced lens shifting function and a quiet fan system. The PLV-Z3000 also introduces 5:5 pull down, for the most frame accurate delivery of all source material. Replacing the PLV-Z2000, the new PLVZ3000 offers Sanyo’s proprietary TopazReal HD technology, which includes 14-bit digital processing and the real-focus HD lens system. TopazReal HD is a 3D color management system that address changes in color phase and color level to obtain perfect color reproduction, producing approximately 216 billion color combinations.

Tannoy CVS4 Micro Loudspeaker
Tannoy’s CVS4 Micro compact ceiling loudspeaker is a full bandwidth ceiling speaker system comprising a 100mm mid bass driver with a coaxially mounted 19mm high frequency section mounted in a vented, injection molded, paintable front baffle manufactured from UV/weather resistant UL94V-0 ABS material. With a frequency range of 90Hz-22kHz, continuous program power capacity of 80W and sensitivity of 87dB (1w/1m), the CVS4 Micro is suited for medium volume BGM and business/conferencing applications where even coverage and low-distortion natural sound is required. The mineral loaded polypropylene cone material and nitrile rubber surround of the 4-inch driver enhance durability and long-term reliability.

OmniMount Link Series
OmniMount’s new Link Series features three distinct pieces—the LT63, LC31, and LS31—that easily stack on each other or next to one another to create a large or small furniture system. With the Link Series, you have the freedom to create the best combination for your own system. The LT63 is a flat panel video table that can accommodate flat panels up to 65 inches and 150 pounds. To accommodate larger entertainment systems, the LC31 and LS31 can be added to the LT63 to create a fully customized furniture -system that accommodates speakers, center channels, and soundbars.

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Product Spotlight December 2008

The test of any leading network is whether it can deliver high-definition video and stereo-audio from a single player, over Cat- 5/6/7 cable, to multiple plasma/LCD screens located up to 2,000 feet away. The most comprehensive