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New Products July 2008

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Extron GlobalViewer Enterprise


Extron Electronics' GlobalViewer Enterprise is a new server-based software for managing and supporting larger AV installations using a Web browser. It provides an easy upgrade path for existing users of Extron's free GlobalViewer Web application using configuration wizards, not programming. Compatible with any web browser, GlobalViewer Enterprise provides enhanced help desk functionality, enterprise-wide global scheduling and monitoring, time-stamped AV system data collection for reporting, and also supports integration of rooms controlled by other programmable control systems, such as AMX and Crestron.


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Toshiba TDP-XP1U Mobile Projector


Toshiba's TDP-XP1U filter-free DLP mobile projector is perfect for users who demand incredible imaging and high-end features at an affordable price. Packaged in a compact form factor, the TDP-XP1U is intelligently designed with an impressive 2,200 ANSI lumens for a bright display in any setting. With a 1024 x 768 XGA native resolution and a sharp 2000:1 contrast ratio, the TDP-XP1U outputs a superior and brilliant image for professional presentations.



AMD DMR210e


Advanced Media Design's (AMD) improved DMR210e streams live presentations, training sessions, meetings, distance learning courses, and videoconferences in high definition, WXGA resolution in MPEG-4 format. MediaPOINTE's DNS210e is a powerful file streamer designed to deliver full-motion video, CD-quality stereo audio and full-resolution graphics in either Unicast or Multicast, up to 30 frames per second. It provides an easy way to broadcast content using a simple web interface and RS-232 programmability for seamless networking and control.



Elite Screens Kestral


Elite Screens' Kestrel projection screen is a premium grade mobile electric floor-rising screen designed for executive presentations, formal functions or residential home theater rooms that require a flexible alternative to fixed wall or ceiling-mounted installations. Elite's Kestrel measures 84 or 100 inches diagonally in either a 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratio and has a stylish piano gloss finish that combines its aesthetic appeal with the functional portability of its plug and play design. It's available with Elite's MaxWhite FG fiberglass-backed material to provide a flat and easily visible surface in 1.1 gain.


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VMP VH-005


Video Mount Products' VH-005 pipe/ceiling mast electronic component holder features include: mounting tray that extends 13 inches from the pipe; decorative plastic covers; and is available in silver or black powder coat finishes.



Auralex Ceiling Tiles


Auralex Acoustics' Ceiling Tiles can be installed into new and existing drop and suspending ceiling grids, and are ideal for upgrading in-room sound quality by controlling ambient noise and reducing noise transmission. The fabric-faced acoustical panels can be customized in terms of size and thickness to meet any project's requirements. With an overall noise ratio coefficient of .80, Ceiling Tiles are the perfect choice for controlling many common acoustical problems at a wide range of frequencies.


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L-Acoustics LA-RAK


L-Acoustics' LA-RAK touring rack is the central element of the manufacturer's new system architecture built upon the LA8 amplified controller. It offers a drive rack solution for all L-Acoustics systems covering signal and power distribution in a comprehensive plug and play touring package. LA-RAK was created as a universal platform designed to facilitate cross-rental between DOSC Network members and to ensure compatibility with the legacy analog cabling standard of L-Acoustics systems. LA-RAK's design is entirely modular allowing the user to physically assemble and interconnect multiple modules to fit numerous applications.



Lighthouse LCD


Lighthouse Technologies' R6-B is a 6mm pixel pitch, black-faced panel that brings a new dimension to the superb picture quality of Lighthouse LED screens with its 2,000 nits of brightness, enabling it to cope well with ambient light levels. Other features include a horizontal viewing angle of 140 and vertical viewing angle of 90 and lastly, it employs the single king pin for fast rigging, making them ideal for the indoor rental, exhibition and conference markets. In addition, the black casing of the SMD provides a truer black level within the displayed image and a contrast ratio of 3,300:1 and 3,800:1 respectively. And the panels are able to run at lower temperatures, thereby consuming less power.


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Crestron CLS-EXP Lighting Expansion Modules


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.


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Christie M Series


The Christie M Series is a family of three-chip DLP projectors built on a dual-lamp, mercury platform with extreme feature-rich functionality. Providing a total of six new models, the projectors range from 5,000 ANSI lumens to 9,500 ANSI lumens and include two resolutions, SX+ and HD. At the highest brightness level, the projector draws a maximum power of 1320W. At only 55 pounds, they are light and affordable to operate and maintain with dual lamps, energy-saving feature settings, and a filter-free, dust-sealed engine design.



Hitachi CP-A100 LCD Projector


Hitachi's CP-A100 LCD projector features a very short throw distance, eliminating the problem of presenters obstructing the projected image by standing in front of the screen. Additionally, the CP-A100 offers networking capabilities, allowing multiple projectors to be controlled and monitored from a single location. The CP-A100 boasts a throw distance of 60 inches at 1.4 feet. This not only prevents image obstruction, but also means there are no shadows interfering with the image and eliminates light in the presenter's face.



Clear-Com Eclipse


Clear-Com is bringing control of its Eclipse digital matrix intercom system to the user's fingertips with the new, compact V-Series desktop unit. This latest addition to its family of V-Series panel products can sit on a tabletop or can be wall-mounted for quick access and increased convenience. The desktop unit comes with a low-profile loudspeaker and gooseneck microphone. Each of its 12 talk-down/listen-up keys, including one dedicated for answer-reply, has individual audio level control.



Optoma Pico Projector


Optoma has introduced the first pico projector based on the DLP pico chipset. Smaller than most smart phones, this new micro-portable projector fits in your palm and is the ideal companion to ultra-portable media devices such as iPods, PDAs, smart phones and digital cameras. When connected to an ultra-mobile device, the four-ounce Optoma pico projector allows users to share photos and videos, and enjoy a far better visual experience with an image that is up to 100 times larger than the small screen of the source device.


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Panasonic PT-DZ12000U and PT-D12000U


Panasonic Projector Systems Company has unveiled its new 12,000 lumen WUXGA three-chip DLP projectors. The PT-DZ12000U and PT-D12000U models are designed for large venue and rental and staging solutions such as commercial digital cinema, higher education, corporate, and digital advertising customers. Both the PT-DZ12000U and PT-D12000U include new, built-in edge blending and a geometric adjustment feature that enables both projectors to deliver dynamic warping capability and presentation solutions.


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Da-Lite Monitor Mount Category


Da-Lite Screen Company has introduced a new product category for flat panel displays. The new Mobile Automated Confidence Monitor from Da-Lite is now available for use in corporate and government settings, convention venues, and in houses of worship. As flat panel displays, both LCD and plasma, find new uses as confidence monitors and prompters for meetings, entertainment and worship services, Da-Lite delivers a new mobile mount with unparalleled features, creating a new category of monitor presentation and mounting products.



Crown XLS Amplifier Series


Crown Audio has extended its XLS Series amplifiers. Comprising the XLS 202, XLS 402, XLS 602, XLS 802, and the new XLS 5000, the XLS Series is ideal for musicians, DJs, rental companies, and corporate and hotel AV departments. The XLS Series has now been extended with the addition of the new XLS 5000. Delivering 1,800 watts per channel in 4-ohm stereo mode, and a staggering 5,000 watts in 4-ohm bridge-mono mode, the XLS 5000 packs more than twice the punch of the next highest-powered model in the range, the XLS 802.



Digigram PYKO


Digigram's PYKO is a range of professional IP audio endpoints and an advanced software solution that will help build clever and manageable digital audio networks. The solution targets a large scope of professional audio applications that need to distribute digital audio over shared IP networks, such as transportation, background music, paging, industrial and broadcast. PYKO devices will either convert analog or digital audio sources to high-quality MP3 or PCM IP streams or play such streams from the network or from locally stored MP3 files.


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Klein + Hummel K8


Klein + Hummel will expand its K8 digital audio distribution system. With the addition of four new components--including the K8-ESB EtherSound bridge, K8-AO2 analog audio output, K8-AESI16 AES3 audio input, and K8-AESO16 AES3 audio output--the K8 system achieves even greater flexibility and compatibility for a multitude of sound reinforcement applications. Klein + Hummel introduced the K8 system last year as a method to distribute 16 channels of digital audio out to multiple locations with a total system latency of 0.5 milliseconds.



Draper Flat Panel Display Lifts


Draper is expanding its line of motorized lift products to include lifts for flat panel displays. Draper's Flat Screen Lift will handle flat panel displays up to 65 inches, while adding less than 5 inches to the overall depth. The lift can be built into custom cabinetry to allow the display to pop up into a home theatre, conference room or boardroom. The Flat Screen Lift design does not restrict the width of the display, or any accessories that could be used with the display.



Epson 3LCD Projectors


Epson has introduced three sub-$800 entry-level 3LCD, 3-chip multimedia projectors ideal for a wide range of business, education, and home environments. The three new models offer Epson's proprietary USB Plug n' Project connectivity, a hassle-free way to configure the projector to any system for a fast and easy connection. The Epson PowerLite W6 projector is Epson's first low-cost WXGA resolution model, delivering USB video, VGA video, and HDMI connectivity for high-definition quality video and digital audio from just one cable.



Gefen DVI-1500HD


Gefen's DVI-1500HD operates through robust sender and receiver units connected to the source and display at local and remote locations. One 4-link LC-LC multimode fiber cable delivers hi-def video from sender to receiver, supporting resolutions to 1080p full HD or 1920 x 1200 for computers. Up to 500 meters in distance can be traveled with an instant delivery of data. HDCP-compliant video may be extended up to 100 meters using an additional CAT-5 cable for DDC transmission. This long-range DVI extender is ideal for digital signage applications, capable of transmitting hi-def video with zero signal loss or delay.


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Middle Atlantic Rack Equipment


Middle Atlantic Products is introducing new models and options for its ready-to-assemble equipment rack lineup. These racks are ideal for smaller fixed and movable installations that are visible within the work setting such as video suites and conference rooms. The new offerings include both functional and aesthetic improvements that give AV system installers more options to meet user and site requirements. Two new depths have been added, bringing the depth range from 16 to 28 inches, with heights from 2 to 28 rackspaces. The deeper models include rear rackrail for convenient 4-point equipment mounting or for attaching cable management items.


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Yamaha PM5D-EX Digital Console Power Package


Yamaha Commercial Audio System's PM5D-EX digital console power package combines a Yamaha PM5D digital mixing console with a DSP5D expander doubling the I/O and processing capacity of two PM5D consoles but controlled from a single surface. The system features 96 mono and 16 stereo input channels in a very flexible configuration. The PM5D-EX system features 96 kHz processing throughout for outstanding sound and response.



Hitachi StarBoard FX Duo 88


Hitachi's StarBoard FX Duo 88 offers the same multi-touch interaction capabilities found in other boards in the series, with a new 16:10 wide aspect ratio that provides more presentation space and better mirrors screen dimensions of wide aspect PC and laptop display settings. The FX Duo Series takes interaction to a new level for educators and corporate presenters alike by allowing control using multi-touch hand gestures, as well as use of the presenter's finger, an electronic pen, or any other object. The new 88-inch size offers a larger presentation surface for those who need extra work space.



Soundcraft FX 16ii And MFX Series Mixing Console


Soundcraft is introducing the FX 16ii and MFX Series mixing consoles. Both units are built around the same AudioDNA processor featured in many of the Digitech and Lexicon outboard products. Other common features include 32 FX settings, tap tempo, FX store settings, 3-band EQ with swept mid-band, integral universal power supplies, and rugged construction meant to withstand even the toughest environment. The FX 16ii is a 19-inch rack-mountable mixer with a total of 26 inputs and integrated Lexicon FX processor. The MFX Series combines all the features of the Soundcraft MPM mixer with a built-in 24-bit, digital, Lexicon effects processor.



Barco/High End Systems Showpix


Barco and High End Systems are unveiling Showpix, the first in a new line of Pixelation Luminaires. Showpix is a high-power LED wash light and a programmable fixture that can display graphics. Its 18-inch diameter head features a circular array of 127 homogenous three-watt LEDs, with an output of 24,000 RGB lumens. These pixels offer unlimited visual possibilities by projecting not just color washes, but images and other eye-catching effects, transforming the fixture head into a display device. Moreover, the media frames can be synchronized to music in real time.


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Meyer Sound UPQ-1P Loudspeaker


Meyer Sound's UPQ-1P is a new high-powered addition to its UltraSeries products. The UPQ-1P incorporates a 15-inch neodymium magnet low frequency driver, a four-inch diaphragm compression driver coupled to an 80-degree by 50-degree constant directivity horn, and 1,275 watts of peak amplifier power. With its integral pole mount receptacle and flexible rigging options, the UPQ-1P easily adapts to permanent theater and nightclub installations as well as portable AV systems.


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BTX EXPAND-ON Sleeving Machine


BTX introduces the EXPAND-ON, a new machine that eliminates the tedious process of applying expandable sleeving to a cable bundle. Designed to work with up to 50 and 100-foot cable bundles, and sleeving ranging from 1/2 inch to 1 3/4 inch, this new machine reduces the time it takes to apply expandable sleeving from hours to a few minutes, saving installers both time and money. Typically, technicians apply expandable sleeving by inch-worming the sleeving up the length of the cable, which can be very time consuming with 50-foot and 100-foot cable bundles.



RapcoHorizon LTI-1 Interface


The RapcoHorizon Company's LTI-1 stereo interface is perfect for connecting laptops, MP3 players or any other stereo 3.5mm audio output to a professional audio mixer, the LTI-1 is equipped with built-in ground lift switches and a -20db pad. It also features left and right XLR outputs.



Mitsubishi Resolia Monitor


Mitsubishi's Resolia LED big-screen monitor is designed for indoor signage applications such as billboard advertising or informational displays in malls, airports, sports arenas, casinos, entertainment stages and other public venues. Resolia is a 140-inch LED screen with a pre-packaged design that is quick to install and simple to set-up. It is shipped in one piece but can also be broken down into a two-piece configuration for easier transport in tight spaces.


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Premier Custom Mounts


Premier Mounts has developed a mount that meets the installation needs of the world's largest flat-screen TV: Panasonic's 103-inch 1080p plasma HDTV. Incorporating many of Premier Mounts' design features and made to meet the company's high standards for quality, the 103-inch plasma display mount features multiple anchor points to keep the mounts securely in place; adjustable cross brace to enable the user to position the display at an optimum viewing angle for the room; built-in cable routing to improve installation appearance; and custom finishing to meet room or venue design specifications.



Sanyo CE52SR1


Sanyo's CE52SR1 LCD panel is adaptable for most outdoor applications in venues. The CE52SR1 is highly resistant to typical weather conditions, due to its IP-66 rating. The CE52SR1's frame and cabinet are constructed from a marine grade anodized aluminum and were designed with a "no holes" ventilation system such that the LCD monitor stays cool while being protected from dust and various weather conditions. Additionally, the CE52SR1 is outfitted with a tough, tamper-resistant anti-reflection cover glass, which makes the monitor suitable for use in well-trafficked public areas.



Planar Clarity x100HD


Planar's Clarity x100HD is a 100-inch large screen display designed to be flush-mounted in a wall, ideal for conference rooms, control rooms, security monitoring, and broadcast applications. For true-to-life images, the full high-definition x100HD features DLP BrilliantColor technology, which offers a brighter display and a wider color gamut not available in competing technologies. In addition, its Planar Precision electronics make it easy to achieve a perfectly aligned and uniform image.


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Neutrik PowerCon


Neutrik's 32 Amp PowerCon is a high-capacity connector that meets the ever increasing demand for higher power transfer and load in the AV industry. Neutrik's enhanced 32 Amp PowerCon is a locking three-conductor AC connector system with contacts for line, neutral and pre-mating ground. Ideal for high-power distribution systems and supplies for professional audio and lighting equipment installations, it replaces appliance couplers wherever a very rugged solution, in combination with a locking device, is required in order to guarantee a safe power connection.



PLUS Vision PS200 and PV100 Projectors


PLUS Vision's PS200 and PV100 projectors offer a wide choice of software-based color modes through variable illumination. By adjusting the illumination on different segments of the projector's color wheel, users can achieve the optimal balance between color and brightness to suit a particular purpose, including optimizing modes for presentation materials and movies. Both the PS200 and PV100 operate at maximum brightness of 3,000 lumens, which can adjust downward for power-saving Eco mode.



RGB Spectrum Linx DVI 3200


RGB Spectrum's Linx DVI 3200 supports up to 32 input and output channels with resolutions up to 1600x1200 60Hz or 1920x1080p. The 3200 is equipped with dual-redundant power supplies and offers front panel, web based and serial control. Factory pre-configured systems are available in 16x16, 16x32, 32x16, and 32x32 matrices. Smaller configurations are field upgradeable. To simplify system integration, a host of additional features is elegantly integrated into the unit, eliminating the need for various outboard devices such as EDID emulators and signal boosters.



SMART Board Interactive Display Frame


SMART Technologies' SMART Board interactive display frame. Combining the high-resolution image quality of a plasma display, the precision of camera-based touch technology, and the simplicity of a pencil tool, the interactive display frame turns plasma displays into interactive collaboration tools. The lightweight, slender frame attaches easily to most commercial plasma displays and integrates seamlessly with SMART's recently announced collaboration solutions--SMART Meeting Pro, SMART Hub SE and SMART Hub PE. Built-in reliability, tracking speed and touch accuracy make the SMART Board interactive display frame ideal for meeting and training rooms.



AKG WMS 4500 Microphone System


AKG Acoustics' WMS 4500 microphone system is available in two new frequency bands: Band 7 (500-530 MHz) and Band 8 (570-600 MHz) that offer more options for multi-channel systems in today's crowded RF environment. The system's components, the SR4500 receiver unit, the PT4500 emitter, and the HT4500 handheld microphone unit all offer new features and sleek new construction. The SR4500 receiver unit features adjustable backlight settings, a factory reset, and improved presets.



Gepco V-CON Connector System


Gepco's V-CON connector system provides the bandwidth and electrical performance for multi-channel HD interconnects in a durable, all-weather design. The core of the V-CON system, Gepco V-CON connectors feature an all-metal body, locking set-screw, and integrated cord gripall in a weather-tight design. The 3GHz coaxial elements are constructed from stainless steel and 50u gold-plated contacts to prevent corrosion and ensure long mating life. Through a configurable insert, the V-CON connectors are available in 3- to 6-channel versions, as well as 10-, 12-, or 16-channel versions.



SP Controls CatLinc HDMI


SP Controls' CatLinc HDMI is an inexpensive device which allows transmission of HDMI signals over Cat-5e cable. The device permits users to extend an HDTV display up to 150 feet away from an HDTV source, using two Cat-5e cables, thus eliminating the need to purchase expensive HDMI cables when placing a display away from the source. The CatLinc HDMI is capable of supporting DVI equipment when used with an HDMI DVI adapter. The product includes one transmitter, one receiver, two HDMI cables, and one power supply. The device handles signal rates up to 2.25 Gbits, supporting a 1080p display.


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Analog Way Di-VentiX II


The Di-VentiX II by Analog Way is a multi layer mixer scaler seamless switcher with universal analog and digital input/output and full high resolution digital processing. It offers numerous live effects including keying and moving PIP as well as three different operation modes: multi layer mixer, stand alone embedded edge blending and eight by two seamless native matrix. Di-VentiX II offers eight universal analog inputs including four fitted with digital DVI and SDI. SDI is compatible with SD and HD TV formats so is DVI, which offers computer formats in addition.



TV One Switcher/Scalers


TV One has introduced four universal input/output seamless switcher/scalers. The C2-3300 is the basic model without audio or advanced video features like PIP, mixing or keying. The C2-3310 is a basic model with differential stereo audio switching and routing. The C2-3350 is an advanced model with features such as PIP, keying, and mixing. The C2-3360 is an advanced model with features such as PIP, keying, and mixing, plus differential stereo audio switching and routing. All of the C2-3000 Series are based on TV One's CORIO2 technology. All units provide high quality up, down, and cross conversion from standard video formats to computer or HDTV signals.



JBL VERTEC DP Speakers


JBL Professional's JBL VERTEC VT4889ADP powered full-size line array element and the companion VT4880ADP ultra long excursion powered full-size arrayable subwoofer are integrated audio systems featuring JBL DrivePack technology. Co-developed with Harman Pro Group sister companies Crown International and dbx Professional, the JBL DrivePack electronics modules with integral digital signal processing couple seamlessly with VERTEC loudspeakers. These latest powered full-size models in the JBL VERTEC DP Series deliver audio quality with robust reserve power, using digital electronics perfectly matched to the enclosures.


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Adder AdderLink X50


Adder launched the AdderLink X50 video extender. The AdderLink X50 is a link transparent USB and high performance video extender that delivers bright, sharp, high quality video at up to 1920 x 1200 together with 44.1kHz digital stereo audio over a single Cat-x cable. The AdderLink X50 is designed for use in applications where users require their USB peripherals such as keyboards, mice, and graphics tablets to be extended up to 165 feet from the computer.



Wideband Solutions Integrator Kit


Wideband Solutions is introducing the SimphoniX Si-400+ and Si-10+ Integrator Kits along with a TANDBERG Universal Bundle, which is compatible with the company's video conferencing system. Wideband streamlined its manufacturing processes, eliminating the need for dealers to order specific parts to connect to specific analog, digital and VoIP telephones. WideBand Solutions' SimphoniX Si-10 features an integrated telephone hybrid for connection to the PSTN, and operates behind a PBX or IP-PBX with consistent quality between internal and external calls.



Avocent Emerge MPX Extender


Avocent has introduced a new model of the Emerge MPX extender, the MPX1500T high-definition multipoint extender transmitter, which wirelessly distributes HD content from a source to multiple destinations. Emerge MPX extenders can be deployed for a variety of professional video applications, such as digital signage, providing panels with live content, entertainment and advertising in retail outlets, theaters, restaurants, airports, gas stations, and other venues. The MPX1500T transmitter has added new functionality for centrally managing the MPX extender and attached devices over the internet, such as turning displays on or off.



Onkyo Components


Onkyo Professional has introduced three new components designed specifically for the professional AV installation market. The new models are a THX Select2 Plus multizone 1080p upscaling AV receiver with full HDMI v. 1.3a functionality and Audyssey MultEQ automatic room correction, an XM satellite radio ready stereo receiver, and a 1080p upscaling 6-disc DVD changer. The Onkyo Professional TX-SR706P is a 7.1-channel AV receiver that combines up-to-date high-end performance with versatile control and integration options for commercial applications.



Westinghouse Digital


Westinghouse Digital Electronics' M470SWP digital signage solution is available in three separate and customized packages. The Plus Package includes a 42- or 47-inch 1080p display and full featured media player. The Plus 1 Package features the Plus Package and can accept 480i/480p component input via cable or satellite STB and output 480i/480p. The Plus 2 Package features the Plus 1 Package and can accept 720p/1080i component input via cable or satellite STB and output 720p/1080i. This one-of-a-kind, proprietary digital signage system lets users showcase ads on the LCD monitor display while customers are watching selected programming.



Bretford Retrofit Kits


Bretford is giving K-12 schools and school districts a safe and sustainable way to extend the usable life of their current AV furniture with the new BB Wide-Body Cart Retrofit Kits and 2642NSKIT AV Cart Retrofit Kit. The new BB Wide-Body Cart Retrofit Kits safely convert Bretford's Basics BB Series wide-body TV carts for use with flat panel monitors. Their top shelf provides the proper fit and weight distribution, and it easily mounts to the cart legs using existing hardware.


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Wireworks AV2000


Wireworks' AV2000 for Smart Podiums offers AV professionals a variety of typical AV2000 signal configurations specifically targeted to smart podium applications. Wireworks AV2000 multimedia cabling system is the only multi-pin connector system that can accommodate audio, high definition video, high-speed data, and serial digital interface control signals in a single sophisticated hybrid connector. The AV2000 Umbilical permanently attaches inside of the smart podium for an easy and direct connection to the equipment within. The system eliminates any additional connectors as well as complex interface panels on the wall or in floor boxes.


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Pantel Weatherproof LCD HDTVs


Pantel has added three new screen sizes to its acclaimed line of outdoor weatherproof LCD HDTVs. Now, along with the already available 32- and 42-inch screens, Pantel now offers 20-, 52-, and 65-inch models. Pantel's new outdoor weatherproof 52-inch and 65-inch LCD screens come available with a 2000:1 contrast ratio, 1920 x 1080 native resolution, and 16:9 aspect ratio. The new 20-inch LCD screen has a 700:1 contrast ratio, 1366 x 768 native resolution, and 16:9 aspect ratio. Outdoor residential and commercial entertainment used to be a very concerning and expensive project due to the threat of unpredictable weather.



NuVo WA30 Volume Control And Amplifier


NuVo Technologies' WA30 volume control and amplifier can be built into a wall and situated to be easily accessible to the teacher. The unit pairs a 30-Watt amplifier with a volume control in a single decora wall plate, with two hard-wired source inputs in the rear of the unit and two overriding mini stereo source inputs on the front. The hard-wired rear inputs enable long-term connections of source units like DVD players, VCRs, and computers, while the front mini stereo inputs enable easy on-the-fly connection of portable devices like iPods, MP3 players, and laptop computers.



Ross Video Vision QMD/X


Ross Video continues to innovate in the production switcher product line. Vision QMD/X is the first production switcher line to offer Fiber I/O as an option. Visions' inputs and outputs can now be individually configured as Coaxial HD-SDI or Fiber Optic connections. The new feature is multi-format and can accept all popular SD and HD resolutions. The Fiber I/O feature is available on the extremely compact Vision QMD 3RU 4ME chassis, and the Vision QMD-X 4 ME chassis, right up to 96 inputs and 48 outputs.



Black Diamond Video SXPS Processor


Black Diamond Video's SXPS processor combines seamless single-link and dual-link DVI switching, scaling and windowing in a compact 2U device. The SXPS Processor has an asymmetrically configurable I/O with possible combinations including 16x4, 16x8, 12x4, 12x8, 12x12, 8x12, 4x12, 8x16, and 4x16. The SXPS supports mixed single-link and dual-link DVI applications. Options include quad-output dual/single-link scaler cards, quad-windowing cards for multiple windows and a 12x12 USB matrix-switching card.



Riedel Performer Digital Partyline Series


Riedel Communications has added new products to its Performer digital partyline intercom series. The world's first digital partyline intercom features high-quality digital audio and provides two and four-channel master stations, rack-mount, wall-mount and desktop speaker stations as well as two-channel beltpack headset stations.



Arrive.ControlPoint


The Arrive.ControlPoint system provides a network control interface which talks seamlessly with industry leading in-room control processors and AV products that have a LAN interface to provide a single unified user interface from any network or web-connected PC or from scheduling tools such as Microsoft Office Outlook. All technologies introduced by Arrive are based on delivering the Green ICT objective. Arrive ControlPoint eliminates room scheduling conflicts and saves the time and effort required to start-up installed AV equipment by a simple click on pre-sets, thereby saving users many hours of productive time in equipment set-up.



Accordent Rich Media Communications Suite


The Accordent open system architecture enables companies to better leverage their existing video infrastructure investments with easily integrated content creation, management, and reporting capabilities. New features in Accordent's latest product line further streamline the ability for organizations to tie their legacy online video, videoconferencing, and webconferencing capabilities to a unified library. The Accordent Rich Media Communications Suite is an automated, end-to-end infrastructure for creating, distributing, managing, and measuring the effectiveness of multimedia presentation assets.

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