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SOUND DEVICES INTRODUCES FIRST PORTABLE AUDIO/VIDEO RECORDER AT INFOCOMM 2011

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ORLANDO, FL, JUNE 15, 2011 — Sound Devices, experts in portable hard-disk recording for audio, is presenting its first portable video recorder at InfoComm 2011 (Booth 2274). Sound Devices brings its audio recording technology to video with the introduction of the PIX line of recorders, consisting of two products — PIX 220 and PIX 240.

“Sound Devices has taken the next step and introduced high-performance video along with high performance audio with our new PIX recorders,” says Matt Anderson, director of engineering for Sound Devices. “While our existing products have become the audio recorders of choice for countless productions worldwide, their superior design, reliability and support have now been extended into our new video products with the introduction of the PIX 220 and PIX 240. AV professionals now have an all-in-one product for their audio/video recording needs.” Read on at The Wire

CRESTRON INTRODUCES NEW HIGH-POWER, ENERGY-EFFICIENT COMMERCIAL AMPLIFIERS

Series Commercial Amplifiers Merge High-Output Performance with Low Energy Consumption and Design Versatility for Lecture Halls, Restaurants, Retail Space,
Hospitality, Boardrooms, Auditoriums and More

Orlando, FL, June 15, 2011 – At InfoComm Booth #3001, Crestron today introduced a new line of energy-efficient high-power commercial amplifiers. Designed to meet ENERGY STAR® certification, the exclusive AMP Series amplifiers help meet energy savings objectives and green initiatives without sacrificing audio performance. Each AMP Series amplifier is 100% Crestron designed, engineered, and manufactured. Read on at The Wire

EAW Debuts New VF Series Family of Products

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EAW® (Demo Room 204A), a world leader in audio system solutions for over 30 years, unveils its new VF Series family of passive products, consisting of five models of VFR Two-Way Full-Range Loudspeakers; two VFS Subwoofers; and three VSM Stage Monitors. The VF family of products represents a new approach to the needs of professional audio from EAW, combining a hybrid of portable and install features in one package. VF products were engineered with a robust design, including uncompromised sound quality for multiple applications with clean blended lines, rigging, and transformer options desired in an installation product. Read on at The Wire

SurgeX Space Savers Offer Maximum Protection with Minimum Footprint

The new Space Saver line from SurgeX offers more rack space and enables quicker, more efficient set up and management of power at the rear of the rack.

Orlando, FL – InfoComm 2011 – June 15-17 – Booth #2216 – SurgeX, a leader in AC power conditioning and surge elimination products, today announced its new rearmount surge suppressors; the Space Saver line. Regardless of installation size, every integrator faces the same issue: insufficient rack space. With this new line, SurgeX has answered the calls for a more efficient, space saving unit that provides maximum protection for its customers. The line features two products, the Compact Mount and the Vertical Mount and both units can be mounted with plugs facing up or down for maximum convenience and flexibility. The Space Saver line of surge suppression products keeps power distribution neatly organized at the back of the rack and provides easy access to power cable configuration and enables integrators to eliminate the hassles of installing custom length power cords required by large racks. Read on at The Wire

Broadcast Pix Showcases New Live Video Production Systems at InfoComm 2011

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Compact Granite 500 and Slate 500 Systems Ideal for AV Installations

Billerica, MassachusettsBroadcast Pix™ will showcase its new Granite™ 500 and Slate™ 500 live video production systems at InfoComm 2011 (Booth 3968), which runs June 15-17 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The new systems, which include recently upgraded Fluent™ workflow software, provide an ideal toolset at an attractive price point for stadiums and auditoriums, houses of worship, government facilities, and other AV installations. Broadcast Pix will also show the new Granite 2000, its most powerful 1 M/E video production system.

“We have the best control surfaces for combining cameras, clips, and graphics to create compelling live video,” said Ken Swanton, president of Broadcast Pix. “Now our 500 systems feature a new control panel and enhanced Fluent-View display, which lowers the cost of our integrated production systems to just $24,900 for HD/SD Granite and just $14,900 for Slate, complete with switcher, clip store, graphics system, and more.” Read on The Wire

Apantac Debuts HDBaseT HDMI Extenders and Receivers at InfoComm 2011

NFOCOMM 2011 – 4079 — Portland, Oregon, USA – June 8, 2011 — Apantac LLC is adding to its MT HOOD series of signal processing solutions with the new HDBaseT HDMI Extender and Receiver. They will be on display at InfoComm 2011, booth 4079.

The single port HDMI extenders (HDBT-1-E) and receivers (HDBT-1-R) are applicable for any ProAV application that requires extending HDMI signals up to 330 feet / 100 meters. They use HDBaseT technology for transmitting uncompressed high definition digital video, 3D video, and audio, and various control signals such as RS232 and IR over a single CATx cable. Read on at The Wire

Rane CP66 Delivers 66% More Zones

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System integrators and installers have long trusted the simplicity and reliability of Rane’s CP series processors for background music and paging systems. The new Rane CP66 provides solid solutions for systems up to six zones. “With our long-standing Commercial Processor products continuing their dominance in restaurant and retail applications, we’re pleased to offer the big brother CP66 to solve problems in larger systems” says Rane’s Director of Sales, Dean Standing. Read on at The Wire

Pre-announced Products for InfoComm

Lots of new products are already announced for InfoComm. Here’s a list of just some of those products:

FSR IT-A25 Amplifier
Extron Electronics DVS 510 and MLS 608 D
Point Source Audio IP-enabled Microphones
Contemporary Research QCA9-33 RF Combiner
Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America WD570U
Vaddio ProductionView HD MV
X2O Media Xpresenter Integrated Conference Experience
VFI VC-Room Table
Symetrix Solus
Kramer Electronics 910 Preamp and Mixer
BenQ SH960 Projector
Hosa Technology Hosa Pro Interconnect

GREAT SHOW!

infocomm-14-new.jpgWHAT A GREAT WEEK, but it’s finally over and the numbers are in, making this year’s show the second largest InfoComm event ever held, with 32,002 AV professionals attending from more than 90 countries. With 925 exhibitors filling the halls of the Las Vegas convention center, we were nearly overwhelmed by the sheer number of cool products and technologies—way more than we can cover in the space of this blog, so check back to the SVC website and in the new products, news, and technology showcase sections of our print editions for more InfoComm coverage in upcoming issues.

Meanwhile, InfoComm 2011 returns to sunny Orlando, Florida, next year from June 11 to 17, 2011. Mark your calendars now!

K-ARRAY FLOORS THE (SHOW) FLOOR

The Sennheiser booth has been buzzing during the entire InfoComm with attendees packed in to hear the ultra-mini Lyzard micro-sized line array speakers from the Sennheiser-distributed K-Array line. If you haven’t heard these, you’re missing out, so drop by, give ‘em a listen, and find out what everybody else has been talking about. Just walk by the corner of booth C6536, take 30 seconds for a quick audition and you’ll be impressed. Yeah!
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The editors of Sound & Video Contractor post live from InfoComm as the news happens. Check back several times a day for the latest industry news, reports from press conferences, and product introductions.

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