New Products April 2008

New Products April 2008
  • Allen & Heath has added iDR0, a new processing unit, to its iLive digital mixing system, and has announced the release of iLive System Software v1.2. The iDR0 is a 2U rack unit that provides all the processing features of the iLive system for networked audio systems. Instead of slots for I/O modules, the iDR0 offers two EtherSound ports, which provide all the audio inputs and outputs of the system. It provides a compact solution to users who wish to mix common sources for different applications such as FOH and monitor, or need an additional mix for broadcast or recording that allows full processing and mix capability with the source material.

Elite Screens Kestrel

The highest end portable floor-rising projection screen is the Kestrel from Elite Screens. It has a stylish piano gloss finish that combines its aesthetic appeal with the functional portability of its plug & play design. The Kestrel is a premium grade mobile floor rising projection screen for executive presentations, formal functions or residential media rooms that require a mobile alternative to fixed wall/ceiling installations. Choose from fiberglass-backed or tension tab reinforced material that provide the flattest options in either a tensioned or non-tensioned 1.1 Gain retractable projection surface.

Barix And StreamGuys Localized Ad Service

Barix AG, StreamGuys and MOH Technologies AG have introduced the first customizable, IP-based platform for localized ad insertion in point-to-multipoint audio streaming networks. Far less expensive then satellite-based platforms, the scalable solution allows retailers, restaurant chains and other organizations to localize in-store advertising within a high-quality audio stream. Using simple, standard pull down menus, customers can upload their advertisement libraries and assign destination sites using the robust server interface developed by StreamGuys.

Dolby Lake Controller Software

Dolby Laboratories has released version 5.0 of the Dolby Lake Controller software, together with firmware updates already in production. Dolby Lake Controller version 5.0 adds powerful new networking, routing, and control features and functionality to the Dolby Lake Processor, including Dante networking technology from Audinate. Dolby Lake Controller version 5.0 enables new input and output routing. Each input source may be routed to any number of available outputs, which provide audio distribution to multiple physical outputs and output types.

Comprehensive CSC-550 Scaler

Comprehensive's CSC-550 Scaler is a high performance digital scaler for composite, s-video and component video signals. It will scale video input signals to selectable computer graphics, video or HDTV output signals on an HD-15 connector. The CSC-550 has multiple computer graphics output resolutions of 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768 and 1280x1024. This scaler also has HDTV output resolutions of 480p, 576p, 720p, and 1080i in component format on the HD-15 output connector.

Vista Systems Spyder processors

Vista Systems has added two models to its popular Spyder family of image processors. The Spyder 359 and Spyder 3410 join the arsenal. The Spyder 359 takes the system to a new level. Designed to support arrays of up to eight displays, it provides five universal input cards; one universal output card to support a scaled output of the entire aggregate display area, an operator's monitor or an additional display; and two DX4 output cards, each with four DVI outputs. The system offers five input layers and can accommodate an input expansion frame if required.

Crestron CLS-EXP

Crestron's CLS-EXP line of lighting expansion modules enable the Crestron iLux integrated lighting system and other Crestron lighting dimmers to handle more load types, a wider range of voltages, and larger loads. The CLS-EXP line features four new models that are now available. The CLS-EXP-DIM model allows each output channel of the iLux system to dim a fully loaded circuit of incandescent, magnetic low-voltage, neon/cold cathode, or dimmable two-wire fluorescent lighting loads up to 16 Amps.

X2 Digital Wireless XDS-PLUS

X2 Digital Wireless Systems' XDS-PLUS combines the portability of a stomp-box device with the advanced sonic and RF performance of the company's XDR95 rackmount system by putting the receiver in a rugged metal stomp-box chassis. The system features X2's proprietary companderless digital format and new dual-diversity technology for the sound and feel of a direct wire connection with extended operating range and frequency response even in harsh conditions including RF interference on your channel. The XDS-PLUS draws its wired sound characteristics from X2's patent-pending digital technology. A 24-bit A/D converter at the XDT4 bodypack transmitter captures the full dynamic range of incoming instrument, line-level or microphone signals, and then transfers them in digital format on two separate RF carrier frequencies.

Gator 19-inch Studio Rack Cabinets

Gator has released a new line of 19 studio rack cabinets. The cabinets are 5/8-inches thick MDF furniture grade black oak laminate and included 3.2mm heavy-duty cold rolled steel rack rails. These racks are a simple, easy solution for home or studio use. The Studio rack cabinets come in standard, slant, and slant top styles and are available in the following sizes: Standard - 4U, 8U, 12U, 16U, 20U; Slant - 10U & 18U; Slant Top - 12x8U & 12x16U.

Sencore SP495 Soundpro EX

Sencore's SP495 SoundPro EX has been unpdated to include several new enhancements. Plus, many new added functions and features, based upon customer suggestions, earned it a new name, the SoundPro Extreme. Improvements include a 1/30th Octave FFT Analyzer, doubling the ETG resolution, an early decay time measurement, noise criterion curves overlay on the RTA, improved speech intelligibility STIPA with memory to store test results, improved Multi-band Decay test performance with memory to store test results, the addition of noise criteria computation per-band, 140V and 200V computation to the impedance meter and LEQ measurements to the TDA.

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