New Products January/February 2008

New Products January/February 2008
  • Sanyo's PDG-DWT50L dual lamp system facilitates a bright 4500 lumens with a 2100:1 contrast ratio, featuring Texas Instruments Dynamic Black for black level. The widescreen 1280 x768 native resolution is compatible with 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i sources. It is also compatible with all computer formats including UXGA, SXGA+,SXGA, WXGA, XGA, SVGA, VGA and MAC. A simple lens exchange system uses a single release button to conveniently install up to five different lenses dependent on the required throw distance. Additionally, SANYO's lens shift accommodates greater placement flexibility.

X2 Digital Wireless Systems XDR-955 Microphone

X2 Digital Wireless Systems' XDR-955 Handheld Digital Wireless Microphone utilizes digital conversion and proprietary dual digital RF transmission technology to faithfully and reliably reproduce every nuance of a vocal performance with a sonic clarity. The system only recognizes correct digital data and disregards all other sources of interference. The XDH4 handheld transmitter will ship standard with the Audix OM3 capsule and features rugged polycarbonate material to house the unit's circuitry and AA battery design.

Porter Case PCX Lite-Cases

Porter Case's PCX Lite-Cases are designed as wheeled, semi-hard side, airline carryon size, luggage cases with a patented case to cart conversion feature that will carry over 100 pounds of other baggage on top. The PCX Lite series offers travel solutions in three airline carryon styles to accommodate the needs of most frequent travelers. Currently available with a standard interior for clothes, with an adjustable dividers and foam interior for cameras, projector, etc., or with a customizable layered foam interior.

HES Road Hog Full Boar

High End Systems launched of the Road Hog console. Its sleek, compact design make it a console of choice for mid-range productions and fixed installations. Capitalizing on this feature set, the Full Boar increases users' abilities to the full extent with a sophisticated and expandable system. With the Full Boar model, users gain unlimited DMX output, integrated Art-Net output, MIDI, SMPTE, dual external monitors or touchscreens, internal DVD-RW and more. Equipped with Flying Pig Systems Wholehog software, the Full Boar console allows programmers to easily create, manage, edit, and play back lighting looks to enhance any production environment.

Kramer PT-4iR and WP-4iR infra-red signal repeater units

Kramer Electronics' PT-4iR and WP-4iR infra-red signal repeater units. The units allow the extension of infrared signals in areas where there is no direct line of sight for normal infrared signal operation. The PT-4iR and WP-4iR are for commercial applications such as studios, offices, airports or hospitals, as well as security and military applications. The PT-4iR and WP-4iR work at distances up to 250 feet, allowing for operation of machines that are stored in closets, cabinets, and other rooms.

Mitsubishi Digital FL7000U Projector

Mitsubishi Digital's FL7000U 1080p HD projector is designed for commercial, home theater, and education installations. Blasting 5000 lumens with a 1000:1 contrast ratio, the projector uses three robust 1.1 inch 3LCD inorganic panels. This projector is for larger commercial venues such as sports bars, restaurants, or hotel conference rooms and corporate boardrooms that require full high definition for HD video or applications such as medical imaging, CAD/CAM designs, geo-spatial mapping, and others. It includes a DVI connector with an HDMI-to-DVI adapter for a wider range of HD connectivity options, and is available in a black or white outer cabinet.

Lightronics XC-62 Wireless portable dimmer

Lightronics' XC-62 Wireless portable dimmer has a new look and is full of new features. Features include: wireless DMX option, LED digital display, six-channel capacity, 1200 Watts per channel, Softpatch, dimmer limiting, dimmer curve/relay selection, architectural interface, AMX/Crestron interface, DMX-512 protocol, eight built in chases and set and forget intensity. The XC-62 has a lightweight design, rounded edges and an all black finish. The XC-62, as well as all Lightronics products, is covered by a 5 Year Warranty.

Martin smartMAC

The smartMAC from Martin is a bright, fanless 150 W profile luminaire offering a number of performance and economic benefits, not least the ability to reduce operating costs. The smartMAC features new fanless thermal management, which translates to fewer moving parts and reliability. With no dust and pollutants forced into the fixture, lamp life is optimized, service intervals extended maintenance kept to a minimum and operation costs reduced. Optimized optics provides image quality and depth of field that keeps the image sharp even if the image is projected at a steep angle to the surface.

MagicBox Aavelin SignMate

MagicBox's Aavelin SignMate brings all of the power of the Aavelin AV 400P into a smaller package. Use text, graphics, Flash, crawl lines, logo graphics, and a host of available options including RSS data feeds and weather forecasts to make your digital signs as dynamic as possible. Recent upgrades to the EZ Stream Software option allow the SignMate to dynamically pull data from EMS Software solutions such as PeopleCube, Dean Evans and Delphi. With Ethernet support built-in, SignMate can turn any display into a dynamic, networked resource for easy, frequent updates, and even emergency notifications.

Mackie VLZ3 Series Mixers

Mackie's 402-VLZ3 and the 802-VLZ3 mic/line mixers bring Mackie's reliability to the compact mixer category. The 402- and 802-VLZ3 feature the studio-grade XDR2 mic preamps, proprietary active EQ, and modern summing bus architecture to ensure low-noise performance. The all-steel chassis houses switchable line/Hi-Z instrument inputs, phantom power for use with condenser microphones, and bright stereo LED meters. The 402-VLZ3 features two mono mic/line channels, a dedicated stereo line channel and an assignable stereo RCA input channel.

Media Vision Push-To-Talk System

Media Vision USA has released the HCS-3630 push-to-talk microphones with carrying case suitable for rental and portable applications. The new MVUSA-CASE10 carrying case designed for 10 push-to-talk delegate microphones with detachable gooseneck meets the requirements of today's rental applications. The case can fit one main unit and ten microphones with cables, extension cable, and the goosenecks. Or it could be customized to carry up to 20 microphones. More and more AV houses in hotels and convention centers are using push-to-talk microphones with daisy-chain cabling due to ease of setup, ease of expansion, and less cabling.

Sony VPL Larger-Venue Projectors

The new VPL-FW300L and the VPL-FH300L projector models are designed to deliver images while in the same room as the audience. This makes them ideal for smaller auditoriums, large classrooms and meeting rooms, museum exhibits, event centers, ballrooms, and movie theaters for displaying pre-show content. The VPL-FW300L projector has a WXGA+ resolution of 1366 x 800, while the VPL-FH300L unit delivers resolution of 2048 x 1080. Both models are housed in the same chassis, and share the same type of lenses, lamps, and filters as well as the same connections and network functions.

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