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Extron Fiber Optic Extender


Extron Electronics' FOX 500 DVI is a transmitter and receiver set for long haul transmission of DVI, audio, and RS-232 control signals over a single fiber. It uses Extron's zero compression, all digital technology to deliver pixel-for-pixel transmission of computer-video images up to UXGA and HDTV 1080p. The FOX 500 DVI is available in 850 nm multimode and 1310 nm singlemode versions. A host of features are included with the FOX 500 DVI, including an EDID emulation mode, buffered input loop-through, RS-232 control from multiple locations, rack-mount capability, and real-time system monitoring.



Mitsubishi Digital HL650U LCD Projector


Mitsubishi's HL650U is its newest SXGA+ resolution high-brightness LCD projector designed for applications requiring high, accurate details and vivid colors such as CAD/CAM, geographical and tactical mapping, medical imaging, and virtual simulation. The HL650U blasts 3100 ANSI lumens for a clear image even in high-ambient light settings such as large classrooms or meeting rooms with windows. Set-up features include digital vertical and horizontal keystone correction and an option that allows users to match selected background wall colors including beige, blue, green, pink, and blackboard.



Adtec Telehook Wall Mount


Adtec's Telehook TH-37-63-AWM articulated arm wall mount is a flat panel TV mount allowing for a vast range of motion including lateral movement, a 180 degree pan from the wall, an adjustable tilt of 15 degrees, and a low profile design that folds flat against the wall. The Telehook TH-37-63-AWM is designed for mounting LCD and plasma displays and monitors 37 inches to 63 inches in size in public spaces, retail environments, and for display, advertising and commercial use, as well as in the home.


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MagicBox Aavelin SignMate


The new Aavelin SignMate provides the functionality in a new, compact design for mounting behind displays. Use text, graphics, Flash, crawl lines, logo graphics, and a host of available options including RSS feeds, weather forecasts, and database integration to make digital signs as dynamic as possible. With ethernet support built in, SignMate can turn any display into a dynamic, networked resource for easy, frequent updates and even emergency notifications. Includes Aavelin Composer software for content management, design, and scheduling.



Lightronics Show*Pro Series Compact Dimmer


Lightronics has introduced a new compact dimmer, the Show*Pro SD-4102. The SD-4102 is full of features, including: four channels, 600 Watts per channel, 1650 Watts max total pack, built in chase modes, DMX-512 protocol, 10 amp fuses, Edison output, and 120V.


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Edirol M-16DX


Edirol's M-16DX is a digital production console packed with features including a total of 18 inputs, mixing, 24/96 processing, a 3-band sweepable EQ and three pro quality effects. All of this is crammed into a design that enables the main breakout box to be housed away from the control surface for maximum ease of use. The free v2 software includes Cakewalk SONAR and Apple Logic modes that enable these DAWs to be controlled out of the box with the knobs on the hardware assigned to their equivalent software controllers.


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Crestron CEN-RGBHV Switchers


Crestron CEN-RGBHV wideband matrix switchers are designed to provide flexible signal routing of high-res video and audio. With low crosstalk, 450 MHz video bandwidth, professional balanced audio, and full Crestron control system integration, the CEN-RGBHV switchers satisfy the video requirements of corporate boardrooms and training centers, university lecture halls, high-tech houses of worship, command and control facilities, and live staging events. Via Cresnet or high-speed ethernet, Crestron switchers offer control system integration with every function accessible through SIMPL or SystemBuilder without deciphering cryptic protocols. Up to 10 routing presets can be saved onboard for instant recall.



AKG C5 And D5 Microphones


The C5 condenser microphone and D5 dynamic microphone each feature a dent-resistant spring steel elastic wire mesh cap for safe protection of the capsule element, as well as an integrated shock absorber system for compensation of handling noise. Additionally, the D5 features Laminate Varimotion diaphragm technology to deliver a smooth and controlled frequency response and the highest gain-before-feedback. Wireless versions of the C5 and D5 microphone capsules have also been developed and combined with AKG's WMS 4000 wireless system.



Nigel B Plenum Equipment Box


The hanging version of the Plenum Equipment Box, measuring 14 inches ny 14 inches, with a height of only 5 inches, allows it to fit easily into any ceiling or plenum space. The Plenum Box is plenum-rated by meeting all NEC code and UL requirements. Its large interior space provides plenty of room for many different manufacturers' equipment to fit comfortably inside. Power to its interior AC receptacle is brought in using conduit. AV wiring from the inside to external equipment is carried through additional conduit outlets provided at the rear.



ATON DLA Speaker Selector


The ATON DLA speaker selector for routing speaker level audio offers impedance matching, multiple-room volume adjustment, and power source monitoring for maximum power to all speakers. Easily connected to home theater and stereo receivers, DLA selectors can route audio to up to six pairs of wired speakers. Utilizing a logic circuit for routing and monitoring speaker-level power, DLA selectors simultaneously protect the speaker and the amplifier from damage.



Gefen 4x4 Component Audio Matrix Switcher


The newest switcher to join Gefen's growing line of matrix switching solutions is the 4x4 Component Audio Matrix. This rack mountable matrix enables a plug and play connection between four component video sources and four component video displays. It supports all set-top boxes, digital video recorders, disc players, and video devices equipped with component video connectors. Because the component format does not transmit audio, Gefen has equipped this matrix switcher with RCA left/right connectors so audio is delivered alongside the video for a true HDTV experience. It delivers high definition resolutions up to 1080p.



Aviom Pro64 Series


The new Pro64 Series runs over the same inexpensive Cat-5 wiring, but is a more robust audio transport platform than its Pro16 cousin. The Aviom system can be extended for applications that can unify an entire church audio system with simplicity, efficiency, and consistency. Any Aviom personal monitor mixing system is easily expandable for audio distribution around and beyond the sanctuary with a modular digital snake with splits. The power and simplicity of A-Net are easily attainable simply by connecting a new 6416Y2 interface card to any Yamaha digital console or mix engine.


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Barix AG IP Devices


Barix AG has introduced its three-tier approach to emergency messaging on multi-building campuses. Barix's range of IP connected devices include: Annuncicom intercoms, Exstreamer audio decoders, and Defconlock access control/door management systems. The first tier is campus-wide paging, using Annuncicom intercom devices and Exstreamer 100 audio decoders to enable building-wide paging over existing PA systems. The second tier is campus-wide intercom and offers more direct ancillary emergency communication by installing Annuncicom devices in each room of a building. A third tier is campus-wide security and lockdown which can be accomplished by adding Barix Defconlock access control and door management systems for campus wide lockdown in critical emergency situations.


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Hitachi StarBoard FX Duo


Hitachi's StarBoard FX Duo interactive whiteboard series allows control using multi-touch hand gestures, as well as use of the presenter's finger, an electronic pen or any other object. The 77-inch StarBoard FX 77 Duo interactive whiteboard uses a camera image sensor system with all electronics contained in a replaceable component. This provides an electronic-free surface for more durable use, as the board remains fully operational even with scratches or dents on the surface space. This is an especially useful feature in educational environments where unintentional damage or vandalism can occur.


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L-Acoustics SB28 Enclosure


L-Acoustics' SB28 enclosure brings even more low-frequency impact and improved bass articulation to tours, installations, and corporate productions utilizing KUDO, V-DOSC, dV-DOSC, and ARCS systems. The 4-ohm SB28 contains two front-loaded, 18-inch direct radiating transducers integrated into a bass-reflex tuned enclosure capable of operating down to 25 Hz. These specially designed LF transducers provide an exceptional cone excursion capability combined with low thermal compression even at the very highest operating levels. Furthermore, the enclosure's bass-reflex vents feature a progressive profile allowing for truly laminar airflow.



Fujinon D32x10R4D-V41 Surveillance Zoom Lens


Fujinon's D32x10R4D-V41 is a surveillance zoom lens designed with several features offering increased performance for day and night operations on CCTV systems. Features such as mega-pixel compatible high resolution, long telephoto zoom capability, pre-set functionality, and remote iris control make this lens for all 24-hour security and surveillance, including infrastructure surveillance, defense applications, and long-distance applications. Around-the-clock surveillance is improved through specialized optics. When a typical daytime-only lens is installed outdoors, the image often blurs at nighttime, necessitating re-focusing.



QuStream PERC2000 System


QuStream's PERC2000 is an IP-based system with the ability to control current QuStream routing switchers via 10 or 100 megabit/s ethernet or serial port. QuStream's PERC2000 is compatible with all existing QuStream routing switchers as well as with legacy products using the PRC communications channel. It can be deployed to perform real-time router reconfiguration. When used with QuStream's distributed routing system, it provides a wide range of configuration options including control of audio delay on input channels and/or output channels, audio phase inversion, dual channel summing, and assignment of audio silence, white noise, 1 kHz tone, and discrete tone sweep.


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Belden Banana Peel Projector Cables


Belden's Banana Peel projector cables are designed to support high performance in inter-room audio/video installations. The cables are flexible and feature Belden's Banana Peel construction, which delivers installation benefits for installers implementing sophisticated room-to-room multimedia systems in high-tech buildings. Within the new composite cables, the video components include six Belden RG-59 type 75-Ohm precision video mini coax cables for analog and digital video. The audio components include two Belden 22 AWG shielded twisted pair audio cables featuring aluminum foil-bonded jackets for easy access to the positive, negative, and shield drain wire.



NEC Display Solutions MultiSync 5 Series


NEC Display Solutions has added three new LCD monitors to its MultiSync 5 Series. These new, full-featured displays incorporate technologies while delivering desktop performance. The standard-aspect 19-inch MultiSync LCD195NXM, and the wide-screen 20-inch MultiSync LCD205WNXM, and 22-inch LCD225WNXM are Windows VISTA compatible and offer NEC's NaViSet software, a graphical user interface. With this feature, users can easily adjust on screen manager display settings via mouse and keyboard, allowing users to set the monitor to specific settings for color critical programs.


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projectiondesign Action! M30 1080 projector


projectiondesign's Action! model 30 1080 projector benefits from 10-bit resolution electronics built into all projectiondesign projectors, and that includes additional HDMI 1.3 inputs. HDMI 1.3 video gives M30 users more bandwidth, increased refresh rates, support for color depths of up to 16 bits, and even supports the new extended gamut color space. In addition to employing Texas Instruments BrilliantColor' technology, the Action! M30 1080 uses projectiondesign DuArch illumination architecture featuring dual lamps, dual seven-segment color wheels and light formatters. This delivers full-resolution images for cinematic realism and depth.



DPA 4080 Miniature Cardioid Lavalier Mic


DPA Microphones' 4080 miniature cardioid lavalier microphone combines optimal speech intelligibility with a discreet, compact design to create a lavalier microphone for broadcast, conference, or other live applications. Achieving maximum gain before feedback, the acoustically pre-equalized 4080 captures the human voice with a high degree of definition, providing intelligible sound quality. The 4080 is a complete, integrated system combining microphone, windscreen, shock mount, and cable management lapel clip into a compact solution. The microphone can be easily turned in any direction and it mounts on either the right or left lapel.



C.B.I. Shield Snake


C.B.I. has created the Shield Snake to provide increased RF screening for critical applications in live performance and recording where there are particular problems with radio transmission or mobile phones. The Shield Snake features Neutrik EMC XLR connectors on the fan-out, which are designed to guarantee a continuous RF shield connection from the cable to the chassis connector housing via circular capacitor around the cable shield. An EMI suppression ferrite bead between pin 1 and the cable screen provides a low-pass filter for improved RF rejection.


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Da-Lite Da-Mat Fabric


Da-Lite Screen's foldable black backed Da-Mat fabric is available in seamless sizes up to 16-feet high and is now standard on heavy duty fast-fold deluxe and fast-fold deluxe screens. This feature allows for the portability of a fast-fold screen with the image quality and opacity of a black backed material. The foldable black backed Da-Mat fabric is also available for cut-to-size and lace and grommet surfaces.



Panasonic IMP-1200 Plug-In Card


Panasonic has a new plug-in card for its 10 Series plasmas, including the 42-inch and 37-inch hospitality models. The result is an integrated Panasonic LodgeNet-ready plasma display solution for the hospitality market. Panasonic's IMP-1200 plug-in card is an integrated media player solution with a high-definition hospitality tuner card that offers 128-bit Pro:Idiom decryption of HD premium content and 5.1 digital audio-out capabilities. A built-in composite input with audio connects auxiliary sources such as an in-room DVD player or video recorder.


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Dynacord D-Lite Family


Two new members have been added to the D-Lite series first introduced by Dynacord in 2005: the D8 two-way full-range speaker system and the SUB 112 12-inch subwoofer. Compact, light, robust, and with power handling of 250/1000W, the D8 achieves a maximum sound pressure level of 124 dB and covers the entire range from 65Hz to 20 kHz. The enclosure, which is made from a particularly resilient ABS, houses a low-distortion DND8200-8 neodymium chassis for the bass and midrange, a constant-directivity HF horn, and an Electro-Voice DH3 driver.



Apollo Display Technologies Vitrine


Apollo Display Technologies' Vitrine is a stand-alone or wall-mounted multi-display unit with up to six TFT LCDs for indoor advertising or customer information. Vitrine provides a sleek solution for any indoor area where advertising or information needs to be displayed in one location on multiple monitors. Vitrine's utilization of Apollo's Windows-based ArtistaControlCenter software in conjunction with Apollo's ArtistaUSB or ArtistaNET controllers makes Vitrine easy to use and program from any standard PC.



Optocore Fiber Network System


Optpcore is a optical fiber networking system designed to meet and exceed the most stringent requirements of professional live audio, broadcast, studio, installation, and video. Optpcore is low latency, fast point-to-multipoint network. Because of Optocore's synchronous design, the digital delay over the complete network from any point to another is 41 microseconds, which includes the matrix and remains constant regardless of the number of nodes on the network. And, unlike Cat-5 systems, Optocore doesn't pass through switches. Every device on the network acts as a full-featured switch, eliminating the need for a central switch.


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Extreme CCTV EX72N Cameras


Extreme CCTV's EX72N Series explosion-protected integrated day-night cameras are designed to deliver around-the-clock surveillance at hazardous locations. Certified for Class I, Division 1 environments, the EX72N series adhere to the most stringent safety standards for explosion-protected performance. Now available with day-night mechanical filter CCDs for daytime color and 40ft active-infrared night vision under low-light conditions, the EX72N provide safety and security for various applications including petrochemical facilities, chemical plants, and pharmaceutical labs.


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Polycom HDX 8000


Polycom's HDX 8000 series delivers UltimateHD to small and medium-sized conference rooms with quality and performance. With the addition of the HDX 8000, the HDX Series has been expanded to include the HDX 4000 integrated desktop system for executives, physicians, and small groups and the HDX 9000 series for large meeting rooms, classrooms, and integrated custom-room environments. Polycom HDX video conferencing systems deliver UltimateHD, which includes HD video, HD voice, and simultaneous HD content sharing capabilities.


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Gamewell-FCI Flex Series Control Panels


Gamewell-FCI's Flex Series line of conventional fire alarm control panels offers small to mid-size facilities a variety of features for a maximum combination of flexibility and value. Five new base models of control panels, plus a full range of compatible peripheral devices, complete Gamewell-FCI's portfolio of conventional products; all listed to ANSI/UL 864 9th Edition standards. The Flex Series offers 2-, 4-, 5-, and 10-zone fire control panels. Another 10-zone panel, expandable to 30 zones, is also available for building operators who anticipate renovating and expanding their facilities.



Audio-Technica AT8539 Power Module


Audio-Technica has introduced its AT8539 power module which allows any Audio-Technica cW wireless essentials microphone with 4-pin locking connector to be used in a wired configuration. Designed to offer audio and video production professionals even greater versatility, the AT8539 permits switching from wireless to wired audio acquisition using the same microphone, eliminating the need to carry two separate mics, wired and wireless, into the field. It also allows production facilities to standardize on microphones for studio and field use.



Roland S-OPT


The Roland S-OPT is a REAC optical converter that converts RSS Digital Snake System REAC signals to and from optical signals for long distance digital audio transmission. By using the REAC optical converter and optical cables, the REAC transmission distance can be extended to a maximum of two kilometers. The S-OPT optical connectors are Neutrik OpticalCon connectors and support mobile fiber cable from Neutrik. This optical interface provides for transmitting audio over long distances via optical while still taking advantage of the RSS Digital Snake System's mobility.


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Gator Wireless-2-Go Bag


Gator has released its Wireless-2-Go bag featuring a two unit Polyethylene reinforced 19-inch rack section with a 13.5-inch rack depth and four Polyethylene foam padded cavities to hold microphones with the clips on. The storage capacity of the Wireless-2-Go continues with four additional cavities for body pack storage with antennas, 16 pre-drilled foam slots for batteries and a zippered compartment for lavaliere microphones, headsets and other related accessories. The case is constructed of rugged 600-Denier nylon with aluminum valance and rack rail, through-bolt reinforced handles and Polyethylene foam reinforced front and top lids.



Premier Mounts Flat Panel Pole-Mount


Premier Mounts has introduced a flat-panel TV pole mount. Designed help hotels and casinos install flat-panel TVs in the guestrooms, the new pole mount quickly modernizes in-room entertainment. Suited for armoires or entertainment centers, the TV pole mount can be attached directly to the furniture's existing pull-out shelf, enabling hotels to update guestrooms with flat-panel TVs without replacing existing furniture. The design incorporates a 45-degree left-to-right swivel feature that allows guests to position the flat-panel display for optimum viewing angle from nearly every vantage point in the room.



Intelix Audisey 70V-AM


Intelix's Audisey 70V-AM is an 8-channel 70 volt transformer module for use with the Intelix Audisey Athena matrix mixer/amplifier or in standalone 70 volt applications. The Intelix 70V-AM provides eight toroid transformers in a compact 1U, 19-inch rack-mountable chassis. The Intelix 70V-AM features a rack and panel style input connector, providing a single quick connection point when use with the Intelix Audisey Athena matrix mixer/amplifier, and eight convenient screw terminal output connectors.



LifeSize HD Video Products


LifeSize has expanded its HD video product line with three new products: LifeSize Express, LifeSize Team MP, and LifeSize Conference. All three have joined the company's flagship product, LifeSize Room, in a product lineup that makes high definition video communications accessible and affordable to all organizations, in every room, everywhere. LifeSize's all-HD video product portfolio ranges from simple point-to-point video systems to highly customized, multi-display, multi-HD camera video systems.


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Bosch IRIS-Net V1.4


Bosch Communications Systems' IRIS-Net V1.4 includes three new hardware objects for control and configurations: Electro-Voice Dx38, Dynacord DSP244, and PWS programmable wall stations. It also features: new DSP objects and a new project generator tool for creating amplifier-based projects. The project generator can create a project complete with device labeling, DSP settings, group configurations and controls from basic user input. New logging functions within IRIS-Net include applications specific events, such as user logins and online/offline events. IRIS-Net V1.4 also features automatic online and user login options, limiter threshold calculator, new options for editing textboxes, an enhanced graphics engine, and a configuration utility for programming TPI-8/TPI-12 touch panel interfaces.


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JVC VN-V686WPU Surveillance Camera


JVC introduced its IP66 rated vandal-proof IP surveillance camera, the VN-V686WPU. The VN-V686WPU features a 36X optical zoom lens with a direct drive mechanism that provides fast and accurate PTZ functionality. An image stabilizer for clear visibility complements the VN-V686WPU optical zoom capability. The VN-V686WPU high-resolution camera features 1/4-inch CCDs with 380,000 effective pixels and full motion dual stream JPEG and MPEG4. With day and night operation, the camera includes an IR cut-off filter removal function and is enclosed in an IP66 vandal and weather proof housing with built-in fan and heater.



Liberty ConnecTec Audio Connectors


Liberty Wire & Cable's two new series of ConnecTec audio connectors include separate sets of connectors for 10-12 AWG and 14-16 AWG speaker cable. Each set of connectors includes banana plugs, spades, and angle pins designed to screw onto a separate base, which is compressed onto the cable. The connectors provide installers with maximum flexibility, speed, and convenience. All are compatible with Liberty's compression tool, milled from a solid piece of NASA-grade aluminum and anodized in a bright red finish.



Magenta Research MultiView -SAP Series


Magenta Research's MultiView -SAP Series of Cat-X transmitters and receivers are designed for distribution of high-resolution RGBHV plus stereo audio, while concurrently providing selective source-to-screen communication over a single unshielded twisted pair cable, and from a single RS-232 comm port. The MultiView -SAP Series includes the MultiView UTx-SAP universal transmitter and AK500DP-SAP, AK1000DP-SAP, and AK1500DP-SAP receivers. The display-addressable RS-232 feature will also be an option on Magenta's MultiView XR-2000 receiver, a new model specified to deliver UXGA at 2,000 feet with 64ns of skew compensation if needed.



AMD DMR210e


Advanced Media Design's (AMD) DMR210e records and archives presentations, training sessions, meetings, and videoconferences utilizing hundreds of hours of on-board storage in high definition, WXGA resolution in MPEG-4 format. Furthermore, it simultaneously streams audio and video content while recording for live sharing as well as on-demand access of full motion video and stereo audio content. Boasting a new DVD drive and prominent power switch, MediaPOINTE's DMR210e has an updated GUI for user control and an enhanced control line interface for easier coding and system integration.



Middle Atlantic RSH Series Custom Rackmounts


Middle Atlantic introduced its RSH Series custom rackmounts that include enhanced thermal management features. The enhanced RSH Series better enables systems integrators to provide a clean, finished look for enclosures that house non-rackmount components and offering advanced ventilation and cable management. Enhanced RSH Series custom rackmounts provide increased ventilation on the shelf sides, as well as the base, to promote optimized thermal management. The newly enhanced ventilation on all RSH Series custom rackmounts improves overall airflow by accounting for components that vent hot air to the sides.


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Tannoy Definition Install


Tannoy's Definition Install range includes in-cabinet/behind-screen models as well as high performance, fully enclosed in-wall speakers. All offer high sensitivity. Two substantial subwoofers complete the line up. There are three behind screen models which each utilizes a single dual concentric driver. Tannoy's point source technology is for this type of application with its high power handling and even dispersion characteristics. Catering for a variety of system demands and room proportions, the behind screen models are available with 165mm, 200mm, or 300mm driver sizes.


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Altronix StrikeIt1 Controller


The Altronix StrikeIt1 Panic Device Power Controller is designed to independently or simultaneously power and control two panic hardware devices with very high inrush requirements. Simultaneous 12VDC and 24VDC outputs power access control accessories. StrikeIt1 includes built-in timed door release, fire alarm interface, outputs for activation of automatic door operators, and built-in charger for sealed lead acid or gel type batteries and is UL listed and MEA/CSFM approved.


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Califone PI30 And PI30-PS Array Loudspeakers


Califone has upgraded the powered PI30 and PI30-PS Array loudspeakers to include two new outputs, a fixed output that will allow multiple loudspeakers to daisy-chain together and a variable output that will enable one unit to control the output of any of the other loudspeakers linked to it. Califone Array loudspeakers take advantage of line array and column design principles to attain tight pattern control of the mid and high frequencies critical to intelligibility.



Neutrik 32 Amp PowerCon


Neutrik has introduced its enhanced 32 Amp PowerCon for current handling and power transfer. Neutrik's 32 Amp PowerCon is a locking three conductor AC connector system with contacts for line, neutral, and pre-mating ground contact. It replaces appliance couplers wherever a rugged solution, in combination with a locking device, is required in order to guarantee a safe power connection. The system consists of two connectors, a chassis receptacle, and an in-line cable connector with locking mechanism.



WolfVision EYE-12 Camera


WolfVision's EYE-12 camera is a high-quality 1-CCD progressive scan camera with 1280 x 960 pixels at 30 frames per second. The EYE-12 outputs native SXGA resolution with an aspect ratio of 4:3 and native 720p HD with 1280 x 720 pixels in widescreen aspect ratio of 16:9. Outputs include: RGB, DVI, USB.2.0, LAN, power of ethernet, and RS232. WolfVision's EYE-Series can be used for ceiling camera, high-resolution live image transmissions from room to room, videoconferencing, high-resolution surveillance, and various medical applications.



AMX Epica Digital Generation


AMX has expanded its AutoPatch fiber optic switcher line, the Epica Digital Generation, with the addition of HD-SDI input and output boards. These new boards add support for HD-SDI and SD-SDI equipment to the Epica DG product line. With the addition of the new HD-SDI boards, the Epica DG platform can now convert HD-SDI, DVI, and RGBHV, allowing any video input to be routed to any combination of display outputs regardless of the signal type.



Sony BRC-Z700 Camera


The Sony BRC-Z700 pan-tilt-zoom camera is designed for an array of remote acquisition applications, including point-of-view for live broadcasting, distance learning, image magnification, event videography, and others. The camera can display images onto a large screen in houses of worship, auditoriums, teaching hospitals, corporate boardrooms, and at sporting events, trade shows, and concerts. The camera features three 1/4-inch ClearVid CMOS sensors, a 20X optical zoom with image stabilization, and a silent and smooth pan/tilt mechanism. It has a wide pan range of -170 to +170 degrees, and a tilt range of -30 to +90 degrees.


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Chief CM7 Automated Swing Arm Mount


Chief Manufacturing's CM7 automated swing arm mount is the latest addition to Chief's Cinematic Series. The CM7, backed by CLO Systems, provides automated positioning. Designed for 40- to 63-inch flat panel TVs weighing up to 180 pounds, the CM7 provides smooth movements. Select your TV size from the control box to limit the movement of the arm, protecting the wall and your TV. This low-profile mounting solution extends up to 12 inches from the wall, swivels left and right, and provides automated tilt. Multiple preset buttons on the remote make it simple to program your favorite screen positions.



Zaxcom STA200


Zaxcom's STA200 is a microphone input adaptor tailored for use in dance and theatrical applications. The STA200 is a valuable tool for audio professionals who need to transmit multiple audio channels from a single body pack. The new adaptor expands on the feature set of Zaxcom's TRX900 wireless microphone transceiver by allowing the production staff to connect two additional microphones for a total of three microphones supported by just one unit. Zaxcom's STA200 has two auxiliary microphone connectors facing downwards for mounting on a performer's tap shoes during theatrical and dance presentations.



Niles Audio Ingenious IR Extender Systems


Niles Audio's Ingenious IR infrared extender systems along with three new IR anywhere kits are now shipping to dealers nationwide. The redesign reduces interference from all flat panel televisions, including LCD and plasma types, while simultaneously extending the range of operation and off-axis pick-up response. The new technology delivers infrared reception and control in a broader range of environments including near plasma and LCD televisions, under fluorescent lights and in areas of indirect sunlight. The three new IR anywhere kits have been designed to provide installers with all of the necessary infrared extended system components required to reliably control hidden AV components for a variety of applications.


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Tributaries PWRS-T10


Tributaries' PWRS-T10 offers the peace of mind that comes only with highly effective surge suppression and noise filtering for AC power, and signal-line protection for telecomm, network and cable, antenna, and satellite signals. The PWRS-T10 also offers a unique swivel action of five of its 10 outlets, which permits flexibility in accommodating bulky AC plugs-plus the ability to see at a glance whether the unit's MOVs are functioning, and therefore fully protecting the connected equipment. The Tributaries PWRS-T10 delivers high-level protection from surge, overvoltage, and powerline noise or electromagnetic interference.



Pragmatic Display Partner


Pragmatic's Display Partner is an integrated TV/CATV tuner, stereo preamplifier with multi-channel audio switcher and stereo power amplifier. The system complements any plasma display while also providing high performance audio. Display Partner fits in one small rack mount unit. Not only is it reliable, but it also delivers high quality audio and video. Display Partner is for plasma monitors and high-end projection systems that access cable television or traditional master antenna systems.



ReQuest Serious Play 4.5.2


ReQuest has released a software upgrade for the Serious Play operating system for all ReQuest music servers and the iQ Intelligent Music System. Serious Play 4.5.2 allows the iQ family of hard-disk-based multiroom audio systems to distribute independent music programming to as many as 32 discrete rooms or zones, a level of power that opens a new world of potential to both home-system and commercial applications. ReQuest's iQ Intelligent Music System combines the convenience of intuitive touchpanel-controlled, whole-house audio with powerful music storage and retrieval of hard-disk-based server design, plus the high-end sonic performance.


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Soundcraft Vi Series Upgraded To Version 2.0


Soundcraft has released an update to the operating software for the Soundcraft Vi6 and Vi4 digital live sound consoles, adding powerful new facilities and further security in the event of power failure. V2.0 of the desk software not only brings the copy/paste facilities, but also a new library function. The new library functionality allows a user to select any set of parameters in use on the desk: for example, a single channel EQ setting or a group of channels set up for a drum kit, to be stored in the internal library and recalled at will. The libraries can be exported to, or imported from, the USB memory stick allowing users to build up their own portable channel and processing libraries that can easily be transferred to any Vi console they have to work on.


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