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Archive for September 14th, 2009

RTcom USA Introduces Industry’s First Tri-Interface DVI and HDMI Wall Plates

SPARTA, N.J. ― Sept. 3, 2009 ― RTcom USA, Inc., a provider of digital connectivity solutions for professional and consumer A/V systems, today announced new DVI and HDMI wall plates that are the industry’s first to offer three interfaces in one unit. As future-proof solutions for conference rooms, the wall plates are designed to accommodate today’s VGA laptops, as well as tomorrow’s HDMI and DVI interfaces. more

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MIDWEST’S B&B THEATRES SELECTS CHRISTIE DLP CINEMA® PROJECTORS FOR ITS NEWEST LOCATIONS

Half of Circuit Already Equipped With Christie Projectors and
“Dozens More Planned in the Months Ahead,? Says Owner

Christie announced that it has been selected by B&B Theatres to supply all the DLP Cinema® projectors for the circuit’s two newest 10-screen multiplexes in Wildwood and Ozark, Missouri. The multiplexes, scheduled for completion in the spring of 2010, will be equipped with Christie CP2000-ZX digital cinema projectors with Christie Brilliant 3D™, which allows 3D content to be projected in full 2K resolution utilizing 1.2? DMD chips from Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE: TXN).

The 29th largest theatre company in the U.S., B&B Theatres operates a chain of more than 179 screens in 30 locations throughout Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. It is recognized by the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) as one of the oldest family-owned circuits in the Midwest. B&B started 2009 more

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SOLID STATE LOGIC GRAVITY MAM SYSTEM INTEGRATORS FOCUS ON GOVERNMENT INSTALLATIONS

Danish Parliament Gravity System to Go Online in November

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – Government agencies from around the world are focusing on the Solid State Logic Gravity Media Asset Management System. In an age where government agencies handle huge volumes of media from video of public sessions to top secret documents, Gravity offers the turnkey power necessary to ingest, edit, archive and distribute key information to appropriate locations, streamlining government processes and delivering greater transparency for public outreach. more

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Lutron Introduces RadioRA® 2, a New, Wireless Lighting Control System Capable of Controlling Lights, Shades, Temperature and More

Coopersburg, PA (Sept. 9, 2009) – Lighting control manufacturer Lutron Electronics Co., Inc., introduces RadioRA 2 – a state-of-the-art lighting control system that provides convenient and intuitive control of lights, shades, audio-visual devices and temperature all at the touch of a button.

This new product takes the original Lutron RadioRA concept to a whole new level incorporating more than 10 years of RF experience, customer feedback, and new innovations. The result is a completely redesigned lighting control solution tailored to customers’ needs.

The new RadioRA 2 features include:

• New System Components
o Main repeater with astronomic time clock, RS-232 and IP integration built-in
o Lutron’s new seeTouch® hybrid keypad-dimmer for retrofit applications
o Wireless PicoTM more

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BTX Technologies Inks Distribution Agreement With Harbor Products, Inc.

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. ― Sept. 2, 2009 ― BTX Technologies, a global value-added distributor and manufacturer of interface and integration products, today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Harbor Products, Inc. for the sale of Rescue Tape to the professional A/V systems integrator in the United States. more

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Introducing HomeWorks® QS Wireless: the Latest in Luxury Home Lighting Control

Introducing HomeWorks® QS Wireless: the Latest in Luxury Home Lighting Control
Lutron takes flagship product to the next level, with renewed focus on saving energy

Coopersburg, PA (Sept. 9, 2009) – Lighting control manufacturer Lutron Electronics Co., Inc., is pleased to introduce HomeWorks QS Wireless – a light control system with unprecedented capabilities, including temperature and audio/visual control, plus the ability to monitor and save energy.

Lutron’s HomeWorks system is the whole-home light control solution preferred by homeowners and installers for over a decade. Now, HomeWorks QS Wireless brings consumers a completely new, whole-home, wireless light control solution with powerful new features, including:

• Expanded Control Options – HomeWorks QS Wireless goes beyond the scope of light and shade control by adding control of temperature and audio/visual components – extending the utility of the system.

• The Power of Quantum® – This total light management more

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Lutron Launches Industry First…Taking Drapery in a Whole New Direction

Lutron Launches Industry First…Taking Drapery in a Whole New Direction

Coopersburg, PA (Sept. 9, 2009) – Lighting control manufacturer, Lutron Electronics, has taken drapery in a whole new direction with the introduction of the Kirbé vertical drapery system. An industry first – this new type of window treatment smoothly pulls draperies up and completely out of the way at the touch of a button.

No longer limited to drawing drapery left to right, the Kirbé allows the homeowner to operate draperies up and down at the touch of a button. Great for residential applications where the use of drapery is desired, but stack-back blocks the window and impedes the view, the Kirbé rolls completely out of the way allowing the homeowner full access to a window or door and the view beyond.

This state-of-the-art automated shading system contains a roller drive that silently draws the drapery more

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Leon Speakers Partners With Stewart Filmscreens at CEDIA EXPO 2009

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Sept. 2, 2009 — Leon Speakers, a manufacturer of custom crafted high-fidelity audio solutions for living spaces and dedicated home theaters, today announced a partnership with Stewart Filmscreens at the upcoming CEDIA EXPO 2009 in Atlanta, GA. Leon Speakers will display its biggest speaker to date — a Horizon 616-OS Series speaker that is custom built to 143 inches wide to exactly match Stewart’s newest and slimmest CineCurve projection screen. Featuring three channels of audio, and wrapped in Stewart’s VeLux black velvet appliqué, Leon’s Horizon speaker provides a powerful, easy-to-integrate audio solution for any dedicated theater. The audio/video pairing will be featured at Stewart’s CEDIA Expo Booth 837. more

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Tripp Lite Introduces Wide 42U Rack Enclosure

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New from Tripp Lite:
Wide 42U SmartRack™ Enclosure Maximizes Cooling Efficiency
Wide Rack Enclosure Helps Keep Mission-Critical Equipment Cool
Chicago, IL (September 14, 2009)—Tripp Lite has added a new wide 42U model to its popular line of SmartRack™ Enclosures. The SR42UBWD enclosure is ideal for high-density installations where cooling efficiency is a key consideration. Its extra width enables cables and PDUs to be mounted to the sides, where they will not block airflow through the enclosure. This assures maximum cooling efficiency for mission-critical rack equipment. more

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Extron Annotator Now Shipping

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Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the Annotator, a high performance, hardware-based annotation processor for video and computer-video sources. The Annotator features an intuitive graphical user interface that allows the presenter to draw, point, or add text to electronic presentation materials using a touchscreen and/or a keyboard and mouse. An integrated, seven input multi-format presentation switcher supports all common analog and digital A/V signal types. Three standard outputs are provided, including RGB, VGA, and Extron MTP – Mini Twisted Pair, with high performance scaling up to 1920×1200 and HDTV 1080p. For ease of integration, a configurable fourth output is provided for use with optional DVI, HD-SDI, or scan converter output boards. The Annotator is ideal for use in any A/V presentation application that requires the overlay of graphic and text elements for emphasis. more

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