What’s in store for the rental and staging crowds at the industry’s main event
Crest Audio CC 5500 Amplifier
Crest Audio’s CC 5500 Amplifier delivers 5500 watts of clean power for main systems, monitors, and subwoofers. Built on the solid foundation of legendary Crest Audio amplifier designs, CC Series power amps provide tremendous value in pro amplifier technology. Utilizing advanced production techniques and Crest Audiodesigned toroidal transformers for consistent output, the CC Series exemplifies the Crest tradition for solid power amp designs. All CC Series amplifiers are built with tunnel- cooled heat sinks, variable-speed DC fans, and extensive protection circuitry for superior efficiency into difficult loads and power conditions.
Hitachi CP-X2510 3LCD Projector
Hitachi Home Electronics’ CP-X2510 3LCD projector features a brightness of 2600 lumens and a 2000:1 contrast ratio. The CP-X2510 3LCD projector is easy to install and transport at a light weight of 7.9 pounds. The CP-X2510 features 16 watts of built-in audio, eliminating the need for external speakers, while maintaining a low noise rating of 29 dB in Eco Mode. A hybrid filter allows for 5000 hours before replacement. Additionally, the CP-X2510 consumes less than 5 watts of power in Saving Mode. The CP-X2510 features a long lamp life of 3000 hours in Standard Mode and 6000 hours in Eco Mode. The CP-X2510 also features Hitachi’s proprietary My Buttons functionality, allowing two buttons on the projector to be programmed to execute any projector command.
Broadcast Pix 3G Switcher Frame
Broadcast Pix’s 3G Switcher Frame is available as an upgrade for its Slate G Series of live video production systems. The new frame is native 3Gbps 1080p/60 and provides simultaneous multi-definition SDI I/O for 1080p, 1080i, 720p, and standard definition, as well as DVI. There are two models available for upgrades to 1 M/E and 2 M/E Slate systems. The upgrade helps futureproof Broadcast Pix systems with the emerging 1080p standard already found in TV sets, routers, monitors, computers, and projectors.
DPI iVision Projectors With VIDI Technology
Digital Projection International’s (DPI) entire single-chip projector line is now available with VIDI technology. DPI offers over 35 products within its iVision 20 and iVision 30 projector platforms, along with seven distinct dVision models. Incredibly bright for their small size, iVisions produce up to 3700 lumens and 5000:1 contrast, while the dVisions produce up to 6500 lumens and contrast ratios of up to 7500:1. VIDI is a Philips innovation developed in close cooperation with Texas Instruments in order to optimize the image performance of DLP-based projectors for both video and data applications. VIDI electronics activate the UHP lamp by way of a two-pulse system: one brilliant pulse and one dark pulse.
Harkness Rear Projection Screens
Harkness Screens’ line of rear projection event screens are designed with PVC surfaces that can be used where a specific screen size or shape is required for both temporary and permanent installations. Harkness Screens have been installed at a wide range of venues for such events as live theater/opera, film premieres, concerts, conventions, fashion shows, theme park attractions, product launches, and touring shows. Harkness’ rear projection screens can be fabricated to accommodate any size or shape with invisible seams under projection and lighting conditions.
RapcoHorizon LTI-1 Interface
The RapcoHorizon Company’s LTI-1 stereo interface is for connecting laptops, MP3 players, or any other stereo 3.5mm audio output to a professional audio mixer. The LTI-1 is equipped with built-in ground lift switches and a -20 dB pad. It also features left and right XLR outputs.
Alcorn McBride ShowTouch
Alcorn McBride’s ShowTouch is a user interface designer for Alcorn McBride show controllers. Offering a user-friendly drag and drop utility, the ShowTouch designer allows users to design full-featured touchscreen user interfaces for show or media control applications of any size. Its platform includes a large library of virtual switches, buttons, indicators, and displays. ShowTouch allows the user’s interface to obtain real-time information from the show controller; it also allows the interface programming to be archived and retrieved from the controller, which makes it simple to add a new touchscreen interface to the network.
Martin Audio ASX Subwoofer
According to the company, Martin Audio’s ASX floormounted active installation subwoofer is fully capable of producing the highest SPL ever from a single low-frequency enclosure housing a single drive unit. The massive ASX enclosure houses a patented 21-inch transducer, Class D amplifier with 8.5kW peak power, and full DSP. Combining the transducer, amplifier, and DSP doubles the output capability of a conventionally driven loudspeaker driver of the same size. When incorporated into a Martin Audio Hybrid horn design, the complete system can deliver an unsurpassed 152 dB peak output from a single enclosure. This is typically greater than what can be achieved by two 2 x 18-inch conventionally driven, reflex subwoofers.
Hosa Da-Cappo DA12 Hardwired Earset Mic
Hosa Technology, distributor of Da- Cappo Micro microphones throughout the Americas, has introduced the Da-Cappo DA12 hardwired earset microphone. Ideal for use where the interfacing wireless microphone system remains constant, the new DA12 offers the same performance attributes of the original DA12, but with the added convenience of never having to worry about misplacing the cable and adaptor. The Da-Cappo DA12 features a -45 dB sensitivity that is ideal for use with Lectrosonics, Sennheiser Evolution and SK50 Series, and Shure wireless transmitters. Further, the -45 dB sensitivity is becoming the preferred choice for a wide range of audio applications requiring wireless microphones.
projectiondesign FL32 Projector
projectiondesign’s FL32 projector is the company’s first LEDbased projection system that promises ultra-low maintenance and ultra-low energy consumption. The FL32 has no limits on installation orientation and can be used in any configuration, including front and rear projection applications. These range from single and multichannel systems, 24/7 process control monitoring, advanced visualization, 3D stereoscopic, and simulation to curved domes, as well as single-screen video. Packed with all the imaging, technology, and resolution benefits to be found in the F32 series projectors, the new FL32 LED projector comes with enhanced color reproduction, an infinite contrast ratio, and no rainbow effect.
Neutrik opticalCON QUAD
Neutrik’s opticalCON QUAD is a 4-channel version of its protected fiber optic connector system. Designed specifically for multichannel point-to-point cabling applications, Neutrik’s opticalCON QUAD is IP65 rated for dust tight and water jet protection. With three variations including 4-channel, 4-channel X-treme, and Triple-Split 12- channel assemblies, Neutrik’s new opticalCON QUAD provides several fiber solutions for any live event. Neutrik’s opticalCON QUAD is available with 4- or 12-channel mobile field cables. Its Triple-Split 12-channel cable features three opticalCON-4 connectors on both ends, allowing standardized 4- channel connectivity for multi-channel point-to-point cabling.