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Product Spotlight : July 2010

Product Spotlight : July 2010

Yamaha DME64n And DME24n

Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems’ DME64n and DME24n digital mixing engines feature DSP power and offer customizable audio system solutions that can be combined and programmed to precisely accommodate the highly complex demands of a stadium project. Both the DME64n and DME24n deliver precision and reproduction fidelity with optimally tuned 24-bit, 96-kHz digital processing. The Yamaha DME24n also features highperformance analog head amplifiers that equal the sound and quality of those found in top-line mixing consoles. With Yamaha DME64n and DME 24n I/O flexibility and expandability, customers can cascade up to eight DME64n units for 512 Inputs and 512 outputs. Network capabilities of up to 16 DMEs per group including DME 64n, DME 24n, and Satellite models.

Symetrix Jupiter Line

Symetrix’s Jupiter line of installed sound DSP products is a zero learning curve turnkey audio processing platform drawing its inspiration from the apps paradigm of smartphones like Apple’s iPhone. Jupiter hardware is available in three versions differing only in their input/output counts. Jupiter software apps transform what would be generic hardware into highly specific audio engines for, but certainly not limited to, operations like paging, automixing, and loudspeaker management. Within the main application shell a user selects the desired app. The selected apps main screen presents a view of the overall signal flow and processing modules. Clicking on a module reveals a concise graphic representation of complex audio processing.

BSS Audio BLU Series

The BLU-800, BLU-320, BLU-160, and BLU-120 reflect BSS Audio’s commitment to continually offer increased flexibility and system enhancements. HiQnet London Architect, provides support for the four new devices and several significant feature additions. The flexibility and capability of the Soundweb London platform has resulted in global adoption and installation within a diverse range of applications. The BLU-800 and BLU-160 models feature configurable DSP, boasting four times the processing capability of exiting Soundweb London DSP devices. The combination of the digital audio bus and increased DSP capability allow 128 x 128 matrices within individual devices and 128 x n matrices within a system.

MediaMatrix NION N6

The MediaMatrix NION is used in stadiums for the world’s largest sporting events. Built on architecture designed for stable, efficient, and robust performance, the NION n6 features a 448-channel, high-speed digital audio bus for seamless expandability. This low-latency audio path makes NION perfect for large-scale audio signal processing and distribution in stadiums, where massive amounts of audio processing is required. The n6 features a floating point-based DSP engine, coupled with efficient and highperformance audio algorithms. Add to this configurable GPIO, control extension and grouping across multiple, independent systems and custom scripting capabilities, and the NION offers integrated system solutions to allow designers and contractors to create anything they conceive.

Electro-Voice NetMax N8000-1500

The N8000-1500 is based on the technology in the Electro-Voice NetMax N8000. At the heart of the N8000-1500 is the new DSP-2 engine. Composed of three dual-core processors, the DSP-2 expands the total processing power of the N8000-1500 to 1500 MIPS. The modular nature of NetMax means that each input or output card added to a chassis provides an additional DSP engine and another 100 MIPS of processing power. This means that a fully loaded chassis provides 1,900 MIPS of processing—almost double the power of the original N8000.


QSC’s Q-Sys networked audio system is a complete digital audio signal routing, processing, system monitoring, and control solution. The Q-Sys platform meets the audio needs of any stadium or arena and is scalable to accommodate the processing requirements and budgetary constraints of most projects. With power in the centralized Core, system segmentation due to processor constraint is eliminated and redundancy implementations are simple. Using QSC Dataport amplifiers and loudspeakers in a system design, the full power of Q-Sys can be realized; however, most analog-input power amplifiers or powered loudspeakers can be used with the appropriate output card.

Sharp PN-E601 LCD Monitor

Developed for commercial use, the 60-inch screen class monitor offers full 1920x1080 resolution from most any analog or digital RGB source as well as HD video for outstanding image quality, and 10-watts per channel of stereo audio with built-in speakers. The monitor is compatible for 24/7 use in both landscape and portrait modes. To ensure maximum flexibility for signage and display applications, it offers an optional input/output interface expansion board along with an optional Signage Controller. This display is additionally compatible with SDSS Sharp Digital Signage Software.

NEC P551

The new NEC P551 is a 55-inch industrial strength LCD display is designed to endure 24/7 environments with its advanced thermal design and panel protection. Additionally, the P551 offers extensive monitoring and control capabilities through RS-232 loopback and ethernet connection. More than 30 built-in features assist during implementation with the Enhanced Digital Signage Technology Suite. The P551 can be mounted in both portrait and landscape orientations and is touch and protective glass ready. With the P551 expansion slot, installers can reduce outboard hardware and cabling for a cleaner look and more secure installation, using one of the many option cards including single board computers, video over Cat-5, tuner cards, and more.

Panasonic TH-47LF20U

Panasonic’s new 47-inch 1080p full-HD LCD display, the TH-47LF20U features a high level of brightness to convey information clearly even in facilities with strong external lighting, like shopping malls and airport lobbies. The 47-inch LCD has a lightweight, slim design with a narrow bezel, and support for the VESA mount interface standard, so that it can be easily installed on walls or ceilings to blend in with any type of facility. It is also equipped with built-in rear speakers, tamper-resistant functions, and a dust-resistant fan-less design.

LG M4224C-BA

The M4224C has a 1080p resolution for displaying content crisply and clearly. Featuring a slim 16.9 mm bezel, it combines a sleek look that fits into many commercial spaces with easy installation for smaller armories. The M4224C-BA features new LAN control, allowing users to program and distribute content remotely.

Planar Systems M-Series

Planar’s M-Series includes the m40, m46L, m52L, m57L, and the m70L, which range from 40 to 70 inches. The M-Series consists of commercial-grade displays and have been engineered with features such as ambient light sensing and automatic back light control for round-theclock operation at optimal brightness. They have protective glass and ruggedized bezels that stand up to the rigors of publicspace usage.

Samsung 550EXn

The Samsung 550EXn professional LED LCD display is 1.6 inches thin. It’s the lightest 55-inch professional LCD display from Samsung. A 120 Hz panel refresh rate enables sharp scrolling type, while 10,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio delivers deeper, darker tones and brighter, light tones. The 550EXn features a built-in PC and MagicInfo Pro allowing users to create and upload digital signage content to their display through a local network.

Sony E-Series

Sony Electronics’ E-series of LCD public displays feature a 42-inch LCD panel, which offers picture quality in full HD resolution. The FWD-S42E1 offers quality- per-cost for those operating digital signage applications. The LCD monitor is constructed for use in a variety of indoor environments and maintains the same life expectancy whether mounted in landscape or portrait mode.

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