New Products : June 2009

New Products : June 2009

Extron SSP 7.1 Surround Sound Processor

  • Extron Electronics’ new SSP 7.1 is a high performance, five input Surround Sound Processor designed to provide up to eight channels of surround sound for pro AV applications in corporate and commercial environments. The SSP 7.1 automatically detects and decodes audio content in various Dolby and DTS formats from DVD, Blu-ray disc, and HDTV broadcasts. It also offers Dolby Pro Logic II/IIx and DTS Neo:6 processing to provide surround sound from two-channel stereo.

EAW DX1208 DSP Matrix Mixer

EAW will introduce its next generation of DSP at InfoComm with the debut of the DX1208 DSP Matrix Mixer. The direct result of end-user feedback, DX1208 combines expandability options with a deep feature set to make this mixer well suited for a wide range of commercial and install applications.

The DX1208 is a 12-input, 8-output 1U-rackspace DSP matrix mixer. Eight inputs are mic/line capable, with selectable 48-volt phantom power provided when the user selects mic level. Four additional inputs on unbalanced RCA connectors allow the users to “stack” inputs, increasing the number of audio sources that can be connected. An additional four digital inputs are available on S/PDIF with sample rate conversion to 48 kHz. All 12 inputs are included in the audio matrix and can be assigned DSP functions prior to distributing signal at line level.

The DX1208 can also receive up to six logic inputs and send up to three logic outputs, combined on a single 18- pin connector and programmable via the included EAW DX Navigator software. The DX1208 has serial RS-232 remote capabilities via a DB9 connector on the rear panel. Two RJ-45 connections are provided as well, for linking up to eight DX Link-enabled products together in a ring network topology. A remote control port (RJ-25 connector) is included on the rear panel. Up to 10 remotes can be attached to the DX1208, and each is individually addressable.

Chief Wall Mount Accessories

Chief Manufacturing’s new line of short throw projector wall mount accessories include several installer-inspired features to ensure fast, trouble-free installation. Users can achieve precise image alignment using the built-in telescoping extension of up to 54 inches and innovative lateral shift capabilities when spanning multiple studs. Other features include micro-adjust leveling and height adjustment of the extension arm for a perfect installation. Chief offers six different models for single or dual stud mounting, each with a different extension range.

Crestron IPAC Processor

Crestron’s IPAC (Integrated Professional Automation Computer) 2-Series control processor is a compact, low-cost solution for many lighting and automation applications. The IPAC-GL1 is designed for simple wall mount installation. Built-in relays, sensor inputs, plus ethernet, Cresnet, and RS-232 ports enable connectivity to all kinds of devices, controls, and networks. The onboard e-Control web server achieves complete integration as part of a facility-wide managed control network. Right out of the box, a preconfigured default program, user-friendly LCD display, and front panel controls enable easy setup and programming for a complete switching system consisting.

Contemporary Research QMOD-HD HDTV Modulator
Contemporary Research’s QMOD-HD HDTV Modulator converts PC-driven HD VGA and component into an HDTV digital cable channel. The QMOD-HD opens the door to cost-effective distribution of digital signage and HD subscriber sources using existing broadband coax cabling. The QMOD-HD accepts HD VGA and component analog video plus digital or stereo audio, and converts the inputs into a 720p/1080i MPEG2 digital media stream. Then the unit formats and amplifies the signal as an agile QAM digital cable channel.

Astatic 1600VP Mic

The new 1600VP is a continuously- variable pattern condenser hanging microphone system with remote polar control design and an anti-rotational positioning mount. The 1600VP’s variable polar pattern with remote control allows the user to precisely adjust the shape of the pick-up pattern to provide the best gain before feedback from a remote location using the standard mic cable. Designed to hang from a ceiling, the 1600VP is highly effective in recording and sound reinforcement applications. A low-profile carbon fiber boom is available for microphone stand mounting.

Alcorn McBride ShowTouch

Alcorn McBride’s ShowTouch is a user interface designer for Alcorn McBride show controllers. Offering a user-friendly drag and drop utility, the ShowTouch designer allows users to design full-featured touchscreen user interfaces for show or media control applications of any size. Its platform includes a large library of virtual switches, buttons, indicators and displays. ShowTouch allows the user’s interface to obtain real-time information from the show controller; it also allows the interface programming to be archived and retrieved from the controller, which makes it simple to add a new touchscreen interface to the network.

D.A.S. Aero12A

D.A.S.’ 12A compact line array system joins the Aero Series2 family of professional sound touring products. The latest in Class D power amplification, digital signal processing, and optimized D.A.S. components have been combined with enclosures designed for rapid deployment, precise coverage, and high acoustic output. The 600 W amplifier employs 3rd generation Class D technologies providing extended bandwidth, improved dynamic range, and exceptionally low distortion.

Hall Research UH-1C

The Hall Research UH-1C is an HDMI over a Single Cat5 Cable extension kit that is the latest product to join the Mini-Cat family HDMI over a Single Cat5 Cable. The UH-1C allows its user to extend full digital 1080p HDTV or PC video on a single Cat5e or Cat6 cable. It assures 100 percent video signal integrity, extending a pure, uncompressed digital format. In addition, the UH-1C is daisy-chainable, and the re-clocked output creates a skew-free image for maximum compatibility with any HDMI or DVI equipped LCD or projector.

Planar Clarity LCD System

Planar Systems’ Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall System requires minimal installation space and features narrow-bezel LCD panels, an innovative mounting system, centralized outboard electronics, and simplified configuration and management software. It incorporates 46-inch commercial-grade LCD panels only 4-1/8-inches deep that tile together with a 7.3mm image-toimage gap. The Clarity Matrix system’s LCD blade design generates less heat, optimizes cooling through off-board rack-mounted electronics and power supplies, and minimizes “in-wall” failures

Hitachi CP-X2510 Projector

Hitachi Home Electronics’ CP-X2510 3LCD projector features a brightness of 2,600 lumens and a 2000:1 contrast ratio. It features 16W of built-in audio, eliminating the need for external speakers, while maintaining a low noise rating of 29 dB in Eco Mode. A hybrid filter allows for 5,000 hours before replacement. Additionally, the CP-X2510 consumes less than 5W power in Saving Mode. The CP-X2510 features a long lamp life of 3,000 hours in Standard Mode and 6,000 hours in Eco Mode.

NEC MultiSync X461UN Display

NEC Display Solutions’ 46-inch MultiSync X461UN ultra-narrow professional display is intended for video wall solutions, where its ultra-narrow bezel allows for a screen-to-screen distance between two neighboring MultiSync X461UN displays of only 7.3 millimeters. The MultiSync X461UN can be deployed in video wall matrices of up to 10x10, creating a total surface area of approximately 645 square-feet. The Multi- Sync X461UN can be combined with many of NEC’s large-format accessories.

RTI Control Systems Touch Screens

RTI’s control systems now provide two-way communication on both its in-wall and handheld touch screens. Utilizing RTI control processors and wireless ZigBee technology, feedback from AV and environmental systems is now possible. The user interface is both easy to implement and customize by the installer using RTI’s Integration Designer software. Integration becomes even more convenient using bidirectional communication drivers developed by RTI via its Integration Partner Program.

ExactPower Products
ExactPower, the new power division of Middle Atlantic Products, is introducing a new line of Commercial AV Power Integrity System products. In the last year, ExactPower has developed a line of products for the residential market for the optimal performance of home theater, AV, security, and telephone systems. Now Exact- Power is bringing that same standard for delivering isolated power to the commercial AV market. The multi-featured rackmount power distribution center delivers “same phase” power and a newly derived ground.

Communications Specialties Fiberlink Matrix

Communications Specialties Fiberlink Matrix is a fully configurable and SMPTE compliant 32x32 fiber optic signal router. Unique to the Fiberlink Matrix is the ability to configure the inputs and outputs in any fashion. The 3 RU high Fiberlink Matrix is easy to operate with the multicolored and illuminated front panel buttons and can be remotely controlled via RS-232 or the ethernet-based GUI.

Aurora CLASSPAC System
The CLASSPAC turnkey classroom AV system provides preconfigured multimedia systems designed for classroom audio, video, and control integration. By combining solutions from various manufacturers, CLASSPAC simplifies ordering, speeds installations, and offers competitive pricing. Sold as total AV systems, the CLASSPAC solution provides integrators with a prepackaged, easy-to-install system for any size of classroom. Spearheading the effort is Aurora Multimedia, offering the WACI system with a touch screen or button interface as part of the CLASSPAC control option.

Martin Audio ASX Subwoofer

Martin Audio’s ASX floor-mounted active installation subwoofer houses a 21-inch transducer, Class D amplifier with 8.5kW peak power, and full DSP. When incorporated into a Martin Audio Hybrid horn design, the complete system can deliver 152dB peak output from a single enclosure. In addition, Martin Audio’s adaptive control loop technology maintains linearity up to the maximum output level.

Furman P-2400 AR
The second voltage regulator in Furman’s new Prestige Series, the P-2400 AR features Furman’s True RMS voltage regulation technology. Utilizing an ultra-low noise, microprocessor-controlled, eight-tap toroidal autoformer with solid-state switching, the P-2400 AR provides a consistent 120V output from any input voltage ranging from 97V to 137V.

projectiondesign FL32 Projector

projectiondesign’s FL32 projector is the company’s first LED-based projection system which promises ultra-low maintenance and ultra-low energy consumption. The FL32 has no limits on installation orientation and can be used in any configuration including front and rear projection applications. Packed with all the imaging, technology, and resolution benefits found in the F32 series projectors, the new FL32 LED projector comes with enhanced color reproduction, an infinite contrast ratio and no rainbow effect.

Analog Way Tetra VIO

Analog Way’s Tetra VIO is a highly versatile universal device with six functions in one: scan converter, scaler, standard converter with TBC, audio de/embedder, switcher and interface. Tetra VIO is also a smooth and fast AV switcher offering features such as a 500 percent zoom, a user programmable EDID for DVI input, etc.


Video Mount Products’ PM-LP universal yokeless low profile projector mount can hold up to 75 pounds. The PM-LP features a low 2.625-inch mounting profile, can tilt up and down 20 degrees and rotates 360 degrees. The PM-LP fits most projectors with mounting holes inside 14.5 inches in diameter. It also has telescoping mast up to 35 inches from the ceiling.

Hosa Da-Cappo DA12 Mic

Hosa Technology, distributor of Da-Cappo micro microphones, has introduced the Da-Cappo DA12 hardwired earset microphone. The new DA12 offers the same performance attributes of the original DA12, but with the added convenience of never having to worry about misplacing the cable and adaptor. It features a -45 dB sensitivity that is ideal for use with Lectrosonics, Sennheiser Evolution and SK50 Series, and Shure wireless transmitters. Further, the -45 dB sensitivity is becoming the preferred choice for a wide range of audio applications requiring wireless microphones.

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