SHORT-THROW DIGITAL PROJECTORS
Vivitek Corporation has added two new short-throw digital projectors to its product line-up, the D520ST and D525ST. Designed for smaller settings, the Vivitek D520ST and D525ST provide large projected images. The Vivitek D520ST and D525ST both feature 2600 lumens of brightness and 2300:1 contrast ratio. The D525ST offers a native XGA resolution and the D520ST is a native SVGA projector. Both projectors can deliver a projected image of 23 inches to as large as 300 inches at throw ratios of 0.9 and 0.9-1.0. The D520ST and D525ST also include an enhanced wall color adjustment feature, seven preset enhanced display modes, and color adjustments to ensure users get clear pictures. The D520ST carries an estimated MSRP of $699 and the D525ST will be at an estimated MSRP of $799. Visit www.vivitekcorp.com.
VANDAL RESISTANT NETWORK CAMERA
Canon’s has introduced a vandalresistant fixed mini-dome network camera, the VB-C500VD. Built for indoor use, the Canon VB-C500VD is designed with special advanced features to make it ideally suited for any location where a fixed indoor security camera is needed and may be susceptible to vandalism or tampering, such as in shopping malls, educational institutions, businesses, and banking environments. Paramount to the design of this camera is Canon’s new multi-directional shock absorber, a four-spring mechanism designed to protect the camera by lessening the effects of impact from various angles. If the dome is subjected to a blunt force, the four suspension springs shift the lens moveable base in the direction of the momentum to catch and displace the force of impact. In addition to this highly developed feature, the Canon VB-C500VD also boasts a new vandal-resistant housing with tamper-proof screws. The Canon VB-C500VD has a suggested list price of $999. Visit www.usa.canon.com.
Mackie’s new Thump TH-18s powered subwoofer is the companion to the Thump TH-15A powered loudspeaker. Like the TH-15A, the TH-18s was designed by the same engineers who developed the SRM450v2s. The TH-18s subwoofer offers many of the same benefits as the Thump full-range model. Powerful and efficient, the TH-18s subs complete the Thump system. They are also a great choice for use with Mackie’s SRMv2s. With an 18-inch driver, 1,000- watt power amplifier, and ultra solid construction, the TH-18s will appeal to customers across the board. With light-weight, Class-D power and massive low-end extension, the Thump TH-18s powered subwoofer has an MSRP of $799.99. Visit www.mackie.com.
VIDEO DISTRIBUTION AMPLIFIERS
RDL EZ Series products provide the highest level of value to AV professionals and AV users who demand professional quality. The EZ-VDA2R is a composite video distribution amplifier with two outputs. The input and outputs are all 75 on BNC input, and outputs are all 75 on RCA connectors, if the outputs are connected to connectors. If the outputs are connected to long coaxial cables the front-panel gain and trimmers may be adjusted to restore picture equalization. The wide amplifier supports high quality video distribution. The EZVDA2R is used in of worship, restaurants, clubs, security and stores, houses of worship, restaurants, commercial sound systems. The RDL EZVDA2R has an MSRP of $126.49. Visit www.rdlez.com
SLIM LINE PROJECTORS
Casio America has released a new Super Slim projector model that features WXGA native resolution, bringing widescreen presentations to businesses or classrooms. The XJ-S43W model is part of Casio’s Super Slim family that includes DLP projection technology and is designed for high brightness applications and portability. Building on the Super Slim projector family and maintaining the industries slimmest profile, Casio has added WXGA resolution while achieving 2,500 ANSI lumens output. This brightness improvement, versatile 2X power zoom lens, and the addition of WXGA native resolution allows the Super Slim projector to be used in the boardroom and classroom with ease. The new Super Slim projector will provide traveling and in-house business executives, as well as educators, with advanced applications that can support their diverse needs. The XJ-S43W model has a $999 MSRP. Visit www.superslimprojector. com.
SPEAKER WIRE AND JUMPERS
The RapcoHorizon Company’s new Silverflex speaker wire and jumpers are made out of high stand count, silver-plated, pure copper wire. They feature individually jacketed, twisted pair wire with an esthetic touch as well as an ultra-durable clear PVC outer jacket. Available in 10awg and 12awg, Silverflex features district coloring and use of silverplated conductors. Silverflex Speaker Jumps feature the upperend Silverflex wire, as well as handsoldered, Neutrik or Switchcraft connectors, Neutrik-brand Speakon connectors, or Neutrik Speakon STX series connectors. They come standard in three feet and six feet. Silverflex Speaker Wire and Jumpers are available through The RapcoHorizon Company dealers and start at a MSRP of $49. Visit www.rapcohorizon.com.
HDMI AND DVI CABLES
DVIGear has released a new suite of HDMI product solutions. These products are designed to give system integrators and custom installers greater performance and flexibility for deploying advanced digital display systems both in residential and commercial applications. DVIGear’s Super High Resolution HDMI and DVI cables are engineered for fully transparent operation with single-link bit rates up to 2.25 Gbit/sec. Designed to support next-generation flat panel displays and projectors that feature Deep Color HDMI inputs, these cables provide flawless support for 1080p/12-bit deep color resolution at cable lengths up to 40 meters. 1080p/8-bit color is supported at cable lengths up to 50 meters. The cables range in price based on length, from $25 - $335. Visit www2.dvigear.com.
REMOTE CONTROL COMBINER
Juice Goose has introduced an easy-to-install device that enables control of a power sequencing system from any one of three remote locations. Installation involves only connection of four RJ-45 cables. No settings or programming are required. The RC-DM3 provides plug-and-play interface between any number of Juice Goose CQ Series power sequencers and up to three RC-5 key switch remote control modules. The RC-DM3 enables whichever remote control device was the latest to be used. When the switch position on that RC-5 changes, the RC-DM3 automatically communicates that change to the CQ power sequence system. The RC-DM3 also features a terminal on the back of the chassis for connection to an emergency alarm trigger, which can cause the RC-DM3 to sequence down a powered system in the event of a safetyrelated event. The RC-DM3 has an MSRP of $337. Visit www.juicegoose.com.
Wharfedale Pro has started shipping the next generation of the EVP line of loudspeakers, the EVP-NEO series. Lighter in weight with improved materials and construction, the EVPNEO series builds on the already impressive sound quality of the EVP-X. Seven models are available in the range: the EVP- 12M NEO and EVP-15M NEO are low profile monitors with the EVP-12NEO, EVP-15NEO and EVP-215NEO completing the ful-range lineup. The EVP-18SUB and EVP-15SUB subwoofers provide low-end reinforcement to the range. The cabinets are now more compact and use heavily braced MDF panels for a perfect balance of rigidity and weight reduction. The EVP-NEO range is priced starting at $249. Visit www.wharfedalepro.com.
TILED-LCD VIDEO WALL
Salitek, importer of Tovis large format LCD solutions to North and South America, introduces the newest Tovis tiled-LCD video wall solutions. The launch includes an 84-inch diagonal high-resolution 2X2 LCD finished display with an aesthetically pleasing silver bezel. The Tovis L841ALN40N features a silver frame and 6.8mm mullion with built in processing for easy integration. This unit has a native resolution of 2732x1536 with typical brightness of 500cd/m. Visit www.tovisusa.com.
ALL-IN-ONE DA AND DVI RECLOCKER
Lightware’s DA2DVI-Pro includes an EDID Emulator, a Cable Extender, a 1-input/2-output Single Link DVI distribution amplifier, and a DVI signal reclocker. It features Lightware’s Pixel Accurate Reclocking Technology, which eliminates the worst enemies of long distance digital transmission. After passing the DA2DVI-Pro, the signal can be transmitted to another 60 meters or more. This device stores and emulates 100 EDID, including the EDID of the last attached monitor. If you can’t find the resolution you are looking for, then users can use 50 user programmable memory slots. The DA2DVIPro has one single link DVI input and two single link DVI outputs. The U.S. list price for the DA2 is $995. Visit www.lightwareusa.com
FIBER OPTIC MATRIX SWITCHER
Extron Electronics has introduced the FOX 4G Matrix 7200, a high performance, modular fiber optic matrix switcher for complete, end-to-end digital AV signal transmission and routing over fiber optic cable. It is expandable from 8x8 up to 72x72, and supports digital switching at rates up to 4.25 Gbps. With hot-swappable I/O boards, real-time system monitoring, and redundant, hot-swappable power supplies, the FOX 4G Matrix 7200 delivers reliable, enterprise-wide switching of fiber optic AV and control signals for any mission-critical environment. The FOX 4G Matrix 7200 is compatible with the FOX Series of fiber optic digital transmitters and receivers. Visit www.extron.com.