LECTROSONICS, INC. VENUE RECEIVER
Lectrosonics' Venue Receiver is a modular 1RU rack mount configuration designed for live sound, theatre, sound reinforcement, and location recording. The unit's modular configuration allows up to six different receivers to share the resources of a common host assembly, including an antenna multi-coupler, DSP, and computer interface. The graphical LCD interface provides full control of all features and functions; it indicates real time RF and audio levels, plus frequencies for all six receivers simultaneously. Each receiver can be controlled with individual setup and monitoring screens on the LCD. The Venue has a built-in RF spectrum analyzer that is designed to assess spectrum congestion and identify clear operating frequencies. USB and RS-232 serial interfaces provide monitoring, operation, and control through the software included with the Venue. For expanded multi-channel wireless systems, the Venue has antenna “loop through” connections that stack multiple units. The Venue is part of the Digital Hybrid Wireless™ series and merges digital and analog technologies to provide 24-bit digital audio quality and an optimized analog RF link (U.S. Patent Pending). When operating in the Hybrid mode, this DSP-based system eliminates a compandor and its artifacts for extremely low distortion and noise and has an outstanding signal-to-noise ratio. The DSP can also emulate the analog compandors in several older wireless systems for backward compatibility.
RIO RANCHO, NM
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Klark Teknik PC Remote Control for Helix
The new PC remote control for the Helix DN9340 digital equalization system is the latest add-in to the ELGAR software control shell developed for Klark Teknik and Midas products. The PC controller is designed to make the Helix system easier to operate and program. The remote control mirrors the operation of the units, allowing instant and simultaneous online control of up to 64 channels of EQ from a laptop, tablet computer, or compatible device. This enables the engineer to set up the system from an optimum listening position rather than in front of the units — a benefit for initial system equalization. For added flexibility, additional alterations can be made from the PC or the units themselves. The “FastNav” feature allows access to any function of any channel with just two clicks of a button. The homepage provides a composite view of the overall operation of any channel, and full real time metering is available for all channels. The software is available now as a free download from the company website: www.klarkteknik.com.
KLARK TEKNIK GROUP PLC
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Vista Systems Spyder 200 and 300 Series
The new Spyder product line offers producers of audio-visual presentations and rental and staging companies real time compositing and windowing environment, with the same image quality and processing capabilities for which Vista Systems' Montage is known. With similar features of the Montage but at a reduced price, the Spyder products make video processing accessible to a wider variety of events. The Spyder 200 and 300 series build on the Montage system introduced last year, which creates “virtual displays” inside the system processor at higher resolutions than any single display device can handle.
The Spyder 200 and 300 series each feature five different models; users can integrate any model from the 200 series with the 300 series to create larger systems that accommodate any size application, including support for the 2048×1080 projectors and edge-blending. The Spyder series offers users flexibility with its performance as well. It is capable of handling high-resolution HD-SDI and DVI formats. The Spyder products have a 10-bit processing path including A/D, D/A, scaling, motion adaptive de-interlacing and output formatting (if supported by the output standard).
With a total pixel space of 6 million, the Spyder products store up to 100 image files. These files can be used as background images for large pixel spaces and single output backgrounds for letterboxing purposes. Image files can also be loaded to an input channel so any input channel can operate as a full-featured still store and frame-grabber. All windowing products support borders, shadows, smooth window motion, and most Montage-based functions. The five models in the Spyder 200 series feature a maximum of 4 I/Os, while the Spyder 300 series features a maximum of 8 I/Os; each model has various I/O processors.
The output format is user selectable, and all applicable connectors for the user-selected format will be active simultaneously. Products in the Spyder line incorporate an integrated user interface that allow for all control and set up functions. External control is also provided via RS-232 and 100BaseT Ethernet.
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Arkaos KaosBox III
The KaosBox III is a visual synthesizer that generates and controls large-screen visual shows for major venues, concerts, and events. The synthesizer triggers and mixes multiple video or image sources, adds and controls sophisticated effects, and monitors inputs and outputs. All components are integrated and the software optimized to the CPU and graphic acceleration board, allowing a great number of video streams and images to be manipulated and processed in real time without losing image quality. Using the KaosBox III, four video input streams can be employed at the same time, and the amount of layers that can be used at the same time is seemingly endless. The synthesizer comes with over 60 effects and filters pre-installed. The unit was rigidly constructed to suit demanding event environments and has a crash-proof PC with a built-in reserve power supply. By integrating a professional mixer, a visual sampler with an advanced effect generator, multi-monitoring, and numerous I/Os into one piece of equipment and only 45 kg, it reduces the hassle of transport and installation and is suitable for both the novice light operator and the progressive visual artist.
Its fully customizable control panel enables easy and direct manipulation of effects and inputs with buttons, sliders, and joysticks. The user also has complete control of the inboard computer and hard-drive with the trackball and PC keyboard. Users can view three preview monitors and have a view of input and output. The KaosBox III has an ArKaos software video effects engine, running on internal PC. Built in PC connections include Ethernet, MIDI,USB, Firewire, and PCI slots are available for further extension. The internal data path is 24 bits, 800×600 pixels, and 60 Hz progressive.
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Martin Architectural Power Switch Pack: PSP-12
Martin introduces a convenient new tool for power distribution: an intelligent mobile switch pack useful wherever DMX power control of a complete installation is needed. The Martin PSP-12 gives users easy DMX control of interior and exterior light sources and many other devices. Completely DMX512 compliant, the PSP-12 is a reliable and time-saving way to control your power installation. Using high-quality power relays, the PSP-12 will reduce installation costs. Individual circuit breakers, one on each output, protect your installation against short circuits and overloads. The PSP-12 has a Bypass Safety Switch that allows manual control of all outputs, and the DMX address switch is selectable using the pole DIP switches. The DMX protocol gives individual control of all output channels. A high-power output of 2300W (230V) on each channel makes it possible to connect nearly any device. Multiple devices can also be connected to the same output with the status of each output clearly indicated by the PSP-12's LED indicators. This industrial grade product will operate for many years, and will enable upgrades to existing systems or the install of cutting edge intelligent power installations. The PSP-12 is perfect for installation in shops, showrooms, shopping malls, venues, and offices.
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Interactive Technologies Cuetouch Studio™
Interactive Technologies, Inc., manufacturer of professional entertainment and architectural lighting controls, has released CueTouch Studio™, a new development environment for creating interactive touchscreen applications for the CueTouch™ family of interactive LCD touchscreen panels. Using familiar tools, complex touchscreen designs can be constructed by drawing shapes, pasting pictures, dragging and dropping buttons and faders directly into on-screen simulated CueTouch panels. CueTouch LCD panels are wall- or rack-mounted touchscreen stations designed for professional integrated lighting control. CueTouch panels can be used as stand-alone preset lighting controllers or as networked control stations for more complex architectural and entertainment systems. Multiple CueTouch panels can be networked together, each using advanced DMX-over-Ethernet protocols to communicate directly with dimmers and fixtures. The CueTouch Studio software is available for free download from www.cuetouch.com.
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Bauhaus Software Mirage v1.2 for Mac OS X
The Mirage™ v1.2 for Mac OS X and Windows is now available from Bauhaus Software Inc. Designed for 2D animators, independent filmmakers, and broadcast artists, Mirage integrates real-time video paint, animation and special effects functions into a single product., Mirage is meant to complement existing packages like Final Cut Pro© and Shake© and is designed for resolutions ranging from HDTV and film to web video. Since Mirage combines multiple file types, different media, and different resolutions in the same project, artists can work from digital pencil tests to final product within a single unified environment. In addition to paint, animation, and effects tools, Mirage v1.2 includes new RotoTracking™ tools that allow users to track and effect elements from animation and video layers, and new graphical timing adjustment tools. Mirage's suite of dedicated video tools includes comprehensive color correction, histogram controls, keying with spill suppression and matte controls, and multi-point pixel tracking/stabilization.
SAN ANTONIO, TX
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BTX Technologies, Inc. and Neutrik Screw-Terminal XLR
The new screw-terminal panel mount XLR is manufactured by Neutrik exclusively for BTX. The NC3FD-S-1-B (female) and NC3MD-S-1-B (male) are professional panel mount 3-pin XLRs, featuring three rear screw-terminal connections, in place of standard solder cups. Their innovative design eliminates the need for soldering or wire tinning, thereby reducing installation time and cost. The connectors are ideal for all professional audio applications that use cable with 26 AWG to 20 AWG conductors. The NC3FD-S-1-B and NC3MD-S-1-B can mount from the front or rear into a standard “D-L-1” series hole. The screw terminals have a black chrome shell and gold contacts. These connectors can be terminated in seconds by stripping the cable, inserting each conductor and shield into terminals labeled for pins 1, 2 and 3, and then screwing each terminal down with a standard screwdriver.
BTX TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
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Digital Projection, Inc. The HIGHlite 12000Dsx+
The HIGHlite 12000Dsx+ “Professional Series” projector joins the LIGHTNING 35HD in the “Professional Series” projectors from Digital Projection International (DPI). The SXGA+ native resolution HIGHlite 12000Dsx+ has a combination of lumen output (greater than 11,000 ANSI lumens) and ultra-rich contrast (1800:1 full-field) that lends the projector to a diverse range of staging applications and medium-to-large venue system installations. The HIGHlite 12000Dsx+ is very accurate, with three-chip DLP image accuracy. The projector is also extremely adaptable; it can support any video or computer source and includes four-side soft-edge blend capabilities. It can incorporate advanced options such as seamless cross-fade, optimized video processing, and user-definable geometric warp. The HIGHlite 12000Dsx+ includes DPI's exclusive rigging/stacking system with integrated pitch and roll adjustments. Therefore, the projector is “ready to rig or stack” right out of its case. Its three chassis-leveling “jack” points enable users to quickly optimize projector pitch and roll exactly to application requirements.
DIGITAL PROJECTION, INC.
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