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New Products : April 2010

New Products : April 2010

Juice Goose CQR-1500

Juice Goose’s CQR-1500 is a rack mounted, 15-amp power sequencer. This product features AC power filtration and surge protection. It is remote controllable via a contact closure on the back of the chassis. The CQR-1500 is an economical component for sequencing audio equipment on and off inside a single rack system. However, it can be expanded to multiple racks with use of the Juice Goose RT Series components.

Utah Scientific UTAH-400 Routers

Utah Scientific has introduced a new family of I/O boards for the UTAH-400 router. These new I/O boards will allow users to choose MADI audio and IP video input and output options in addition to the existing analog and digital video and analog and digital audio options. Utah Scientific routing switchers include the full range of analog, digital, and HDTV systems with integrated high-density frame sizes from 8x8 to 1056x1056.

Tektronix PQA600 Picture Quality Analyzer
Based on the concepts of the human vision system, the Tektronix Picture Quality Analyzer provides a suite of repeatable, objective quality measurements that closely correspond with subjective human visual assessment. Tektronix now offers the new PQA600 picture quality analyzer with faster measurement execution, quieter design environment, improved temporal alignment execution, and intuitive graphical user interface for easy analysis and region of interest capability for even more detailed analysis. Tektronix will also be offering a trade-in program for existing PQA500 customers.

Audio-Technica MCB4 IEM Antenna Combiner

Audio-Technica’s MCB4 IEM Antenna Combiner allows the signals of up to four A-T M3 wireless in-ear monitor stereo transmitters to be combined onto a single transmitting antenna, reducing rack clutter. A wide-band unit that operates over a nominal 470- 865 MHz range, the MCB4 is designed to complement Audio-Technica M3 wireless in-ear monitor systems. The MCB4 provides one output and four isolated transmitter inputs. All RF connectors are BNC-type. Passive antennas may be used.

Digital Projection VIP 3000
DPI’s VIP 3000 is a multi-format switcher with flexible warp and blend capability, combined with image scaling, broadcast grade de-interlacing, noise reduction, and image enhancement technology. As a switcher, the VIP 3000 accepts virtually all types of analog and digital video inputs, including HDMI 1.3, DVI, HDSDI, SDI, component, S-video, and composite. For multi-projector applications, one VIP 3000 is employed with each projector. The resizing, combined with pan and zoom functions, is said to eliminate the need to pre-process or rely on multi-head sources for video or HD content. Multiple VIP 3000s can also be gen-locked. For data and graphic-intensive applications, such as command and control or process control, a multi-output graphics card would need to be used to drive multiple projectors and VIP 3000s to form a large, multi-megapixel display comprised of a matrix of projectors.

Epson AH-6100LR

Epson’s AH-6100LR is a six-axis sensor comprised of a three-axis QMEMS quartz gyro-sensor and a three-axis accelerometer within a single package. Epson Toyocom offers a line of gyro-sensors for use in a variety of applications, including high-quality camera shake correction and compact high-precision navigation systems. The AH-6100LR was developed by leveraging these technologies for motion tracing and motion tracking applications.

Casio Green Slim Projectors

Casio has released a mercury-free laser and LED hybrid light source, capable of high-brightness. Use of the laser and LED hybrid light source makes Casio’s Green Slim projectors bright enough for projection in a well-lit room without using a high-pressure mercury lamp. The projector produces bright colors through upgraded color purity, the light source has a life of approximately 20,000 hours, projection at maximum brightness is said to be possible in a minimum of eight seconds, and no cool down is needed when turning the projectors off.

Lake LM 26 With Audinate Dante Networking

Lake has launched the new LM 26 digital audio loudspeaker processor with Dante networking inside. The Lake LM 26 is the successor to the Dolby Lake Processor (DLP) with digital matrix functions such as Dante digital networking, which provides seamless compatibility with Lab.gruppen’s Dante-enabled PLM Series as well as legacy DLPs. The new LM 26 is designed to accept audio signals via Audinate’s Dante digital audio network at 48 and 96 kHz sampling rates. Automatic input priority switching may be enabled, and the unit can function as both an input matrix mixer and Dante break-in box or breakout box.

Holland Series 1.0/2.3 Connector
The Holland Electronics Series 1.0/2.3 connector includes five cable sizes, direct connection of long-haul cable to routers, eliminates the need for soldering or crimping of the center pin, and uses standard crimp tools while retaining higher cable.

Element Labs SP2
Element Labs’ SP2 video processor features several improvements over its predecessor. It is now said to have creative mapping capability and new 48/50/60 Hz frame rate modes. With a new SP2 mapping software utility, users can rotate STEALTH panels upside-down or sideways. The 48, 50, and 60 Hz DVI input modes allow STEALTH screens to be used in a wider film and television market.

Clear-Com Concert

Clear-Com Communication Systems has launched an enhanced version of the company’s Clear-Com Concert intercom software, which now offers new external audio interfacing capabilities. With this new connectivity option, Concert can interface with external audio systems, including partyline systems, paging systems, program feeds, and other matrix systems using a four-wire interface over a standard IP network, providing a seamless communications network. Concert allows authorized users with internet access to communicate with other crew members using hard-wired panels and wireless beltpacks on the partyline and/or matrix intercom circuit who are using hardwired panels and wireless beltpacks.

Vaddio UXHD CrossPoint
Vaddio’s UXHD CrossPoint is a dual input, dual output video format converter and scaler for HD-SDI and analog video signals. The UXHD CrossPoint allows users to easily integrate analog video and SDI signals into Vaddio’s ProductionVIEW HD-SDI camera controller/switcher, and can also be used as a standalone video converter. The master control port runs via RS-232 and easily connects to third-party control systems for complete access to the internal functions of the UXHD CrossPoint. In addition, a Reference input for Gen Lock is available for synchronizing the SDI output to an external switcher. UXHD CrossPoint can also be used as a signal converter with a loop-thru output.

Kramer MultiTOOLS

Kramer Electronics 907 power amplifier is part of the Kramer MultiTOOLS line. It’s a power amplifier for line-level stereo audio signals. It accepts a balanced stereo audio signal on a terminal block connector and is designed to deliver 19 watts RMS at 8 ohms per channel via a terminal block connecter to a pair of audio speakers. The 907 features a volume control knob and a mute button with mute on and off indicator lights. It also has a four-position DIP switch that sets gain at 20 dB, 26 dB, 32 dB, or 36 dB. The 907 is designed to be energy efficient with a quiescent current draw of 3 watts.

L-Acoustics Soundvision 1.6 Upgrade

Soundvision, L-Acoustics’ 3D acoustical simulation program, has now been refined with version 1.6. Features include air absorption as a function of humidity and temperature, updated data product library, and the adoption of the unified contour template for WST line sources and a gain structure matching the new V2.0 preset libraries so each product can reach the maximum SPL with the same input level. There are also ergonomic improvements such as mapping mode, custom color scaling, and programmable quick keys for faster operation. Also added are balloon export data for all WST and Point Source systems compatible with EASE 4.0 and CATT 8.0.

Hall Research U97-ULTRA-2
Hall Research’s U97-ULTRA-2 is a UTP console extender used to send dual-screen video, stereo audio, bidirectional RS-232, and three independent USB ports from a PC to a remote location using twisted-pair cables. Local outputs for the AV and data ports are provided on the sender. The remote receiver unit is designed to provide digitally controlled high-frequency compensation and RGB skew correction for both video heads.

Elite Screens Manual Projection Screen

Elite Screens’ Manual Projection Screen features a slowed retraction mechanism (SRM) that permits the screen to retract slowly back into its casing without being assisted by the presenter. Manual projection screens have a spring-loaded mechanism that will retract the projection surface so quickly that the force of its return may actually knock the entire unit out of its installation. This risk is designed to be eliminated with the added SRM safety feature. Additional features include an auto locking mechanism for variable height settings, black masking borders, and wide diffusion uniformity.

Planar Systems Clarity LED Series

Planar Systems’ Clarity LED Series rear projection videowall display series includes the 70-inch c70HDLED, Clarity RP-LED and Clarity RX-LED rear-projection displays. The systems incorporate Clarity NaturalColor for solid state illumination. NaturalColor is designed with a proprietary color space that produces life-like colors.

Hitachi CP-D10+FX-77GII Bundle

Hitachi’s CP-D10+FX-77GII Bundle, named the Stimulus Bundle, combines the Hitachi CP-D10 short-throw projector, the Hitachi StarBoard FX-77GII 77-inch interactive whiteboard, and a custom-designed Premier Mounts wall mount. Mounted on the wall arm, the CP-D10’s shortthrow capability greatly reduces the shadow cast on the FX-77GII from the presenter and is designed to offer a better viewing experience. The projector features a short throw distance of 3 feet that projects an 80-inch image. The CP-D10 is said to have a brightness of 2000 ANSI lumens and XGA resolution. It also includes a 4000-hour hybrid filter for easy maintenance.

Tributaries Series 1 HDMI Cables

Tributaries’ Series 1 HDMI cables offer installers a HDMI 1.3b Category 2 certification and a classified high speed. The Series 1 cables are constructed with triple shielding. Each and every Tributaries HDMI cable is said to be hand-tested with real-world conditions using a Blu-ray player and a 1080p flat panel.

Meyer Sound CAL Loudspeakers

Meyer Sound’s CAL self-powered steerable column array loudspeakers feature a vertical beam that is designed to be angled up or down 30 degrees and can be configured with vertical beam widths from 5 to 60 degrees. Multiple or split beams can be used as needed to fit the application. Using a range of vertical control presets programmed for the steerable column array loudspeakers, system integrators can choose the angle and dispersion to accurately project sound where needed while avoiding surfaces that interfere with speech signal transmissions. For acoustically challenging spaces, intelligible voice reproduction and smooth audio coverage is intended to be achieved with fewer, strategically placed loudspeakers, effectively preserving a venue’s aesthetic integrity.