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New Products May 2008

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Christie DS+305 digital projector


Christie has expanded the company's single-chip DLP line of projectors with the addition of the Christie DS+305. The projector delivers video reproduction with new high bandwidth electronics including 10-bit image processing and PixelWorks DNX processing. It also features new optical improvements and the latest BrilliantColor multi-primary image processing for optimum color saturation. The Christie DS+305's versatility is well suited for intensive applications such as retail signage, high-resolution modeling or front projection control rooms. This portable SXGA+ projector delivers up to 3,300 ANSI lumens with a contrast ratio of 2000:1, and fits unobtrusively into small spaces.


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Elite Screens VMAX Plus3


The VMAX Plus3 is the latest addition to our line of large commercial electric projection screens. The VMAX Plus3 is made from 200-inch to 400-inch sizes to accommodate large presentation halls and community theaters with either a 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratios. It uses Elite's MaxWhite 1.1 gain synthetic weave material that provides a wide diffusion cone for easy visibility in a large room presentation. Its internal infrared and radio frequency receivers streamline its appearance by eliminating the presence of external control units and their connecting wires.



Barco DCPB-2000 JPEG 2000 PCI-Express Acceleration Boards


Barco Silex, Barco's center of competence for electronic design services and embedded video coding, released its new DCPB-2000 family of JPEG 2000 PCI-Express Acceleration boards. This family of boards encodes and decodes JPEG 2000 in real-time. The DCPB-2000 family of boards is able to encode and decode untiled images at HD resolutions up to 1920 x 1080 and DCI formats up to 4K, without compromise on quality. Plugged into a PC, the DCPB-2000 products achieve tremendous acceleration in the JPEG 2000 processing flow, reaching real-time coding of very high resolution pictures.



Lectrosonics WA520 Wireless Antenna


Lectrosonics' WA520 Wireless Antenna covers the entire UHF range between 450 and 850 MHz and consists of a directional component and an omni-directional whip element for re-transmission to the receiver. The two components are coupled via a 50-Ohm matching circuit. The WA520 operates by providing up to 7 dB of isotropic gain via the LPDA in the forward direction in order to overcome the inherent loss incurred by re-transmission via the whip component. The resulting RF field signal strength is +0 dBi or unity gain. Thus, the operating range of the WA520 is dependent on placement and the original RF field strength.



Yamaha NEXO RS15 Bass Cabinet


Yamaha's NEXO RS15 low-profile high-output, modular, scalable bass cabinet is the first in the RS Series. The RS15 is capable of operating in both omni-directional and cardioid modes. Comprised of a 15-inch transducer with a frequency response of 35Hz - 200Hz in omni or 35Hz- 150Hz in directional mode and a sensitivity of 105db SPL, the RS15 is for system installations and touring requirements. The NEXO RS15 offers directive subwoofer coverage from a standard bass reflex architecture. Simply turning the cabinet vertically or horizontally will change its characteristics from omni to cardioid.



Revolabs Fusion Wireless Mic System


Revolabs' Fusion wireless microphone system is designed for use in small conference rooms around the world. Revolabs Fusion System comes in a compact, good-looking enclosure that is pre-programmed with all of the software necessary to function immediately. Users simply plug Fusion into a power outlet, plug a cable into a phone line or a video-conferencing system and begin using the wireless microphones. The product supports both the regular Revolabs Solo Wireless Microphones as well as the Revolabs RF-Armor Wireless Microphones which are impervious to radio frequency interference.


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Crestron CEN-UPS1250 Power Conditioner


Designed to protect and monitor any fully integrated system, Crestron's CEN-UPS1250 is an intelligent, uninterruptible power supply and power conditioner. Designed to seamlessly integrate with award-winning Crestron RoomView Software and any 2-Series control system, the new CEN-UPS1250 is a reliable backup power solution with the ability to monitor conditions such as power line integrity, rack temperature and backup battery life, and report status locally, via a touchpanel, via RoomView to a help desk operator, or even via automatic emails to selected individuals. Ideal for use with control systems, media servers, video displays and other vital components.



Planar PD8130 and PD8150 Projectors


Planar Systems is expanding its arsenal of high-performance video display solutions as the PD8130 and PD8150 1080p single-chip projectors bring a new level of performance and design elements yet available at its price point. Planar's PD8150 and PD8130 projectors have a myriad of options for an uncompromised high-definition picture experience in the home. Each model offers high-end features and performance to deliver an authentic home theater experience that belies the projectors' affordable price points.



Lectrosonics WA520 Wireless Antenna


Lectrosonics' WA520 Wireless Antenna covers the entire UHF range between 450 and 850 MHz and consists of a directional component and an omni-directional whip element for re-transmission to the receiver. The two components are coupled via a 50-Ohm matching circuit. The WA520 operates by providing up to 7 dB of isotropic gain via the LPDA in the forward direction in order to overcome the inherent loss incurred by re-transmission via the whip component. The resulting RF field signal strength is +0 dBi or unity gain. Thus, the operating range of the WA520 is dependent on placement and the original RF field strength.


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Hitachi CPX3 3LCD Mobile Short-Throw Projector


Hitachi's CPX3 3LCD mobile short-throw projector offers WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution and is specially designed for widescreen-format laptops and imaging applications that use 16:10 aspect ratios. The CPX3 features an HDMI terminal, allowing digital signals such as DVD players/recorders and HD to be transmitted digitally to the projector. Additionally, the CPX3 also offers a wide-angle lens, allowing the projector to be used close to the screen with no obstructions. It also allows for a large image to be projected in a small space. The CPX3 is extremely light at 3.9 pounds, making it easily portable, while the 2,000 lumens brightness ensures professional-quality performance.


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JBL VRX Series


JBL Professional's VRX932LAP 12-inch powered loudspeaker and the VRX918SP 18-inch powered subwoofer incorporate the same innovative engineering found in JBL's VERTEC line arrays and offer built-in amplification from Crown. Utilizing the JBL DrivePack DPC-2 amplification system designed in cooperation with Crown, both models are fully self-contained, powered loudspeakers. Designed for use in arrays of up to five units, the VRX932LAP is the ideal choice when line array performance is needed but the venue size does not call for the long-throw characteristics of large line array systems.


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Sabine Phantom Mic Rider Pro


Sabine has expanded the Phantom Mic Rider Series with the introduction of the Phantom Mic Rider Pro. Like the original Phantom, the two new models are phantom-powered, inline signal processors that plug directly into handheld or gooseneck mics. These new versions have a lower power budget, which allows them to work with a broader range of mixers. Phantoms are designed to improve the microphone's performance by providing solutions to the challenges associated with poor mic technique or unattended sound systems.

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