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TV One Announces the Arrival of v1.3 HDMI Professional Grade Switchers and Distribution Amplifiers

1t-sx-634-iso.jpgERLANGER, KY, June 3, 2008—The TVOne-task product line grows again with the addition of six new v1.3 HDMI products to its inventory consisting of two Switchers and four Distribution Amplifiers. These are not ordinary units, but are the first products designed expressly for the demanding professional market. Features like front panel status indication of input signal presence and HDCP presence, accommodation of HDMI cables with locking connectors, RS-232 control of the switchers, optional rackmount kits, separate audio and advanced EDID handling set these units apart from the field. more

AURALEX ACOUSTICS CUTS THE NOISE DOWN TO SIZE AT WINFIELD CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

LAS VEGAS, NV — Try putting several hundred elementary school students together in one gymnasium and just see how loud it can get. Winfield City Elementary School is all too familiar with this scenario and has thus employed the help of The Bailey Brothers Music Company, a full-service installation and retailer company based in Alabama, and Auralex Acoustics (InfoComm 2008, Booth C4984) to help bring down extreme noise levels. more

Pantel Debuts 52- and 65-Inch Outdoor Weatherproof LCD HD TVs? at InfoComm ’08

GARDEN GROVE, Calif., May 30, 2008 — Pantel (www.panteltv.com), the worldwide leader in outdoor weatherproof TV solutions, is proud to announce that it has added three new screen sizes to its acclaimed line of outdoor weatherproof LCD HDTVs. Now, along with the already available 32- and 42-inch screens, Pantel now offers 20-, 52-, and 65-inch models (now available as special orders; 30 days from order to receipt). The new screen sizes will debut at InfoComm 2008, held in Las Vegas, Nev. from June 18-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth N7453. more

CANON REALiS X600 MULTIMEDIA PROJECTOR REVOLUTIONIZES ART INSTRUCTION AT MASSAPEQUA HIGH SCHOOL

canon-realis-x600.jpgArt instruction has been made easier for students at Massapequa High School on suburban Long Island, New York. Until recently, when Art Educator Vickie Ahearn needed to show her class close-up pictures of brush strokes or other fine artistic details, it required passing a book around the room or having students surround her desk to view illustrations. Now, however, a Canon REALiS X600 Multimedia Projector provides the class with large-screen displays of crisp XGA resolution images and all the 3500 ANSI lumen brightness necessary to view art illustrations without having to dim the lights. more

TV One Releases Video Scaler that will Up/Cross Convert to HDMI with Audio

1T-VS-658ERLANGER, KY, May 29, 2008—The 1T-VS-658 from the TVOne-task line is a professional Up and Cross Converter with an HDMI output. The video inputs include HDMI, DVI (via the HDMI connector), Analog RGB/YPbPr via an HD-15, Analog YPbPr or 480i/576i YUV Component via three RCA, YC and Composite Video. There are Five Analog Stereo inputs and a SPDIF Coaxial Digital Audio input available for embedding into the HDMI output. A separate Coaxial Digital Audio output is also provided and audio delays of up to150ms can be introduced to insure lip sync. more

TV One’s Professional Analog and DVI Cross Converter Now Shipping

1T-Vs-558ERLANGER, KY, May 28, 2008—The latest problem solving product added to the arsenal of TVOne-task products is the 1T-VS-558 Video Scaler. It accommodates resolutions up to WUXGA and 1080p and allows conversion between them as well as between digital and analog. The unit also accepts 480i or 576i YUV interlaced analog component video, such as from a DVD Player for up-conversion. The unit has separate inputs consisting of DVI-D, Analog RGBHV/YPbPr and Analog YUV/YPbPr. It will output Analog RGBHV via HD-15 and DVI-D via a DVI-I connector respectively. more

BROOKFIELD ACADEMY STUDENT BUILDS THEATER’S NEW PORTABLE TECH BOOTH WITH THE HELP OF NEUTRIK USA

Joey Stevens with Portable Tech BoothLAKEWOOD, NJ – Neutrik, designer and manufacturer of the XX series XLR cable connector, recently donated a variety of its best-selling connectivity products to Brookfield Academy student, Joey Steven, to help him create a new portable tech booth for the Academy’s theater. The theater’s tech booth project consists of a sound board and light board desk, a wireless microphone tower with belt pack recharging drawers, and a computer recording pod that was equipped with a custom built hydraulic monitor lift. more

Hitachi Expands Capabilities of Educational Technology Outside the Classroom With Hitachi StarBoard Viewer for Interactive Whiteboards and Panels

– Free download offers industry-first capabilities for educators. –

CHULA VISTA, CALIFORNIA, May 27, 2008 — Hitachi Software Engineering America, Ltd. today announced the release of its StarBoard Viewer software for interactive whiteboards and panels. Hitachi StarBoard Viewer is a free download that not only allows users to open any file formatted with Hitachi’s industry-leading StarBoard software, but also to make edits and save work—even while disconnected from Hitachi StarBoard presentation products. StarBoard Viewer is the only software of its kind that allows users to save their changes for later use on interactive whiteboards panels and tablets. more

Innovative Paging System by Lencore Creates Industry Breakthrough

(WOODBURY, NY)Lencore Acoustics Corp, a manufacturer of commercial sound masking systems announces the availability of its Music Page Interface, a radically different type of paging distribution system that will change the way audio and sound contractors design, install, and manage paging communication systems.

The Lencore Music Page Interface (MPI) replaces all the bulky head end equipment that is typically associated with music and paging systems. With the MPI there is no need for additional amplifiers, separate equalizers, special switching equipment or matching vendors for compatible product interfaces. In fact, the MPI technology is so sophisticated that it can make zone additions, modifications, deletions and other changes to the paging system on the fly and eliminates the need for running multiple home runs back to the electrical closet or through building risers to create separate or additional zones. more

NextWindow Introduces Large-Format, Interactive Whiteboard Display at InfoComm

nextwindow.jpgEmeryville, CA., (May 21, 2008) –NextWindow, a global leader in the design and manufacture of optical touch technology, announces the next generation interactive whiteboard solution for Plasmas and LCDs, which will be on display at NextWindow’s Booth #N6527 at InfoComm08 Conference & Exhibition at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 18 – 20, 2008.

“By combining a large format display with a NextWindow optical touch overlay and leading annotation software, the user can create an interactive whiteboard which seamlessly integrates computer applications and multi-media sources for an enhanced presentation experience,? said Anthony Uhrick, VP of Sales, NextWindow. “It’s an excellent alternative to a projector and whiteboard solution.? more

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