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X2O Media’s Digital Signage Platform Powers Nation’s Largest LED Billboard

MONTREAL — Jan. 28, 2009 — X2O Media, a world leader in technology, content services, and content design for digital signage, was a key partner in creating the nation’s largest digital billboard. Designed for the Walgreens flagship store, the billboard resides at New York City’s One Times Square, a historic landmark where the famous New Year’s Eve Ball descends from the flagpole atop the building each year. New York-based D3 LED utilized X2O’s Xpresenter™ 2.1 digital signage platform to create the 30 story tall LED spectacular. The X2O end-to-end solution delivers seamless messages and images 20 hours a day to countless passersby in vibrant Times Square. more

Extron Adds DVI to Its Professional A/V Test Generator

vtg400_6056403_pp_05c_pub.jpgExtron Electronics is pleased to introduce the VTG 400DVI, an advanced programmable and upgradeable Video and Audio Test Generator for setting up, testing, calibrating, and troubleshooting today’s complex digital video and audio systems. It delivers accurate, full bandwidth video signal reproduction and high performance audio test signals. The VTG 400DVI offers DVI output for use with most digital display devices. When new EDID data is received from a DVI device, its native resolution is displayed on the LCD. The VTG 400DVI also provides high resolution RGB computer-video, HDTV component video, and NTSC and PAL video output. An innovative, patented feature of the VTG 400DVI is Scope-Trigger™, which expedites analysis of a specific area within the video image when used with an oscilloscope. more

BTX Named Sole A/V Distributor for Matrox Veos™ Multi-Channel Digital Signage Extension Solution

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. ― Jan. 27, 2009 ― In a move to better serve its customers in the western U.S., BTX today announced that it has opened a second distribution center, located in Salt Lake City, Utah. more

Pantel Launches Weatherproof Digital Signage-Specific LCD Monitors

Pantel’s new weatherproof digital signage-specific LCD monitorsGARDEN GROVE, Calif., Jan. 27, 2009 — Pantel (www.panteltv.com), the worldwide leader in outdoor weatherproof TV and monitor solutions, is proud to announce that it will launch multiple new weatherproof digital signage-specific LCD monitors at the 2009 Digital Signage Show (DSE), held in Las Vegas, Nev. from Feb. 24-26 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth #1853. more

Hitachi StarBoards Add Up For Kamiakin High School

hitachikamiakin2.JPG- Washington High School Is Utilizing Hitachi StarBoards To Enhance Mathematics Education –

Math class has never been as exciting since Kamiakin High School in Kennewick, Washington upgraded classroom technology with Hitachi Software StarBoard interactive whiteboards. Purchased through Troxell Communications, the school utilizes the Hitachi FXDUO-77 model StarBoard. more

Panamax Announces New MB850 Compact, Lightweight UPS Battery Back-Up for Home Theater Systems

PETALUMA, Calif. — Jan. 27, 2009 – Panamax, a world-leading provider of AC power management solutions, today announced a new compact, lightweight UPS battery back-up. Measuring 10.25 inches by 8.875 inches by 4.375 inches (length x height x width) and weighing only 16 pounds, the MB850 is an ideal back-up solution for home theater applications with remotely located A/V equipment or space and weight constraints. more

Centronics’ 50th Anniversary ‘09 Catalog Now Available

Centronics’ 50th Anniversary ‘09 Catalog Now AvailableSTEVENSVILLE, Md. Jan. 27, 2009 — Centronics, Inc. (centronics.com), a leading distributor of audio, video, and accessory products for the security, commercial, and residential markets since 1959, is proud to announce that its 2009 product catalog is now available online as well in print formats.

“As we celebrate Centronics’ 50th anniversary, we are proud to offer our new 2009 product catalog…our best product offering ever,? said Tony Pelura, Centronics general manager. “The new catalog not only offers 12 more pages of innovative new products since last year, we have also reduced pricing on many products across the A/V, DBS, off-air, high-definition, home theater, and satellite and antenna categories.? more

HaiVision’s MAKO-HD™ Provides Speed, Reliability Key to CRAN Telesurgery Project

MONTREAL — Jan. 26, 2009 — HaiVision Systems Inc., the world’s leading vendor of high-definition (HD) H.264 telepresence codecs, today announced that its hai1000™ codec systems, equipped with the exceptionally low-latency MAKO-HD™ H.264 codec, are being used by France’s CRAN (Research Center for Automatic Control) to support the study of robot-assisted telesurgery. Implemented as part of the RALTT (Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Telementoring and Telesurgery) project at the hospital of Nancy-Brabois, HaiVision’s advanced H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC compression technology enables reliable low-latency transfer of video over a VPN linking two test sites. more

Peavey Debuts Revolutionary New Power-Amp Technology in Ultra-Lightweight & Efficient IPR™ Series

Peavey IPR SeriesPeavey Electronics, a renowned innovator in power-amplifier design for more than 30 years, proudly introduces the new IPR™ Series of ultra-lightweight and efficient power amplifiers.

Boasting a net weight under 7 lbs. on its lightest model, the groundbreaking Peavey IPR Series utilizes an advanced design that allows Peavey engineers to dramatically reduce weight while increasing output power, reliability and thermal efficiency. IPR Series amplifiers are designed with a resonant switch-mode power supply and a high-speed class D topology that yields the highest audio resolution and efficiency available. more

Peavey XR® 1200 Series Powered Mixing Consoles Feature DSP & More

Peavey XR 1200 SeriesPeavey proudly introduces two new mixers to the renowned Peavey XR® Series powered-mixer line, the XR 1220 console and rack-mountable XR 1212, featuring patented Peavey technology and extensive digital signal processing.

The new XR 1220 and XR 1212 are based on dual 600-watt, class D power amplifiers that can be configured into five operating modes: Left & Right; Left & Right with Subwoofer; Main & Monitor; Main & Monitor with Subwoofer; and Monitor 1 and Monitor 2. The power amps deliver 600 watts to each side in all modes, and those modes with subwoofer option have a built-in fourth-order crossover that sends all frequencies below 100 Hz to the sub. more

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