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K-Array Floors the (Show) Floor

The Sennheiser booth has been buzzing during the entire InfoComm with attendees packed in to head 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!
K-Array

BACK TO SCHOOL WITH RANE

RANE MLM 65Keeping with the theme of simple, real-world tools for school environments, Rane’s MLM 65 Mic/Line Mixer is designed for easy manual mixing of up to six mic/line inputs and playback of one of several stereo audio sources, including USB audio and an onboard RIAA preamp to support all those schools (and there are plenty of them) that still have large music collections on vinyl. It’s designed to be operated by non-technical personnel, like elementary teachers or custodians, but adds analog and digital (S/PDIF, TosLink optical and/or USB) outs, a dedicated USB Charge port and ¼-inch and 1/8-inch headphone jacks.

The MLM 65 provides six manually mixed mic/line XLR inputs each with a front panel Pan and Fader Level control, plus a window slot atop each input for installer-created labels. Hidden on the back, inputs also have independent rear-panel screwdriver Gain trims, overload indicators, 12 volt phantom power and mic/line switches.

It’s shipping now and see it at booth C6819. http://www.rane.com/mlm65.html

YOU GOTTA SEE THIS ONE!

Switchcraft SC900There’s a lot of amazing stuff here at InfoComm, but sometimes what really impresses me are the simple things based on clever ideas that are designed to make your life easier. One great example of this is the new SC900 Direct box from Switchcraft. Yes, I realize there’s not usually much excitement about a passive direct box (even if it features a pad switch and a Jensen transformer). But the magic here comes from a brilliantly simple (and patent-pending) feature that automatically activates the unit’s ground lift switch when 48 volt phantom power is applied, effectively creating a remote controllable ground lift. There’s also a manual switch for selecting (or defeating) ground lift. Check it out at booth C6836. Awesome!—George Petersen

Clear-Com Launches New Helixnet Platform at InfoComm 2010

clear-com-helixnet.jpgClear-Com, a global leader in mission-critical voice communication systems, is proud to announce the launch of HelixNet, a unified intercom platform that delivers a new generation of intercom products that share a common design philosophy ─ cabling simplicity, ease-of-use, networking flexibility and system intelligence. A truly revolutionary approach to intercom technology honed by Clear-Com’s decades of experience in the communications industry, the first two products in the family, the HelixNet Main Station (HMS-4X) and HelixNet Beltpacks (HBP-2X), will be showcased for attendees at InfoComm 2010 (Booth C6374). Read on at The Briefing Room

More InfoComm 2010 news from The Briefing Room

COUNTDOWN TO INFOCOMM

infocomm10-logo.jpgINFOCOMM ROLLS INTO LAS VEGAS this week and it’s definitely THE place to be for anyone serious about audio and video systems, and digital signage/display technologies. The one thing constant about technology is that it’s always in a state of change and InfoComm is an ideal forum for keeping up new standards and the state of the art.

infocomm09_floor.jpgFounded just a year ago—and celebrating its first birthday at InfoComm—the AVnu Alliance has been advancing pro-quality audio/video by promoting IEEE 802.1 Audio/Video Bridging (AVB) standards over various networking link-layers. AVnu promotes the benefits of AVB technologies and will create compliance test procedures and processes that insure AVB interoperability of networked A/V devices, with the goal of better A/V experiences for end users. For anyone involved in the installation/manufacturing/sales/distribution/operation of A/V products, AVnu is a good thing. more…

ARCHIVE: John Meyer’s Been Busy

During my visit to the Meyer Sound booth (5961), it quickly became apparant to me that Meyer’s legendary co-founder and chief, John Meyer, remains as busy as ever creating “his babies,” as marketing chief Kasi Miller described new speakers to me. Those babies in question include new line array speaker products and cinema speaker products that basically are coming to life simply because Meyer retains his passion for his industry and for inventing them.

A couple of them are so new, more…

ARCHIVE: AMX Motto: Simplicity

hpx-1600.jpgThe message being promoted at the AMX booth (4727) is “simplicity” this year, especially with a cool little widget that the company’s marketing manager, Jeff Kindig, calls “our sleeper product at the show.” That’s because AMX HydraPort Connection technology solves important, little problems, when compared to the mega signal switchers and other types of technology found across the show. HydraPort is a simple, little, table pop-up module column that is easily custom configurable by the installer or end user directly. more…

ARCHIVE: JBL Professional Introduces Control Contractor 50 Series Subwoofer-Satellite Loudspeaker System

jbl_control50.jpgPress release

At InfoComm 09, JBL is introducing the Control Contractor 50 series, a nonpowered, surface-mount, subwoofer-satellite loudspeaker system for applications where wide-bandwidth, high-fidelity foreground/background music is required. The Control 50′s stylish appearance, easy mounting, and compatibility with JBL’s Control 40 series in-ceiling models make it the most versatile subwoofer-satellite system in its class. Read on at The Briefing Room

More InfoComm 09 news from The Briefing Room

ARCHIVE: Universal Remote Control Debuts MX-5000, Two-way Color Remote with Haptic Touchscreen Control

MX-5000Press release

Universal Remote Control unveiled the MX-5000, a wand-style two-way color touchscreen remote control designed to serve as the primary user interface for a networked commercial or residential AV installation. Sanctity URC, which has provided tens of millions of remote controls to consumers, residential custom installers, and subscription cable customers, as well as consumer electronics manufacturers through its substantial OEM business, is officially entering the commercial market at InfoComm 09. Its solution-focused approach will address various installation scenarios in relatively inexpensive and more easily programmable ways than current solutions do. Read on at The Briefing Room

More InfoComm 09 news from The Briefing Room

ARCHIVE: New at InfoComm 09: Electro-Voice NetMax N8000-1500

ev_netmax_n8000-1500_001.jpgPress release

The Electro-Voice N8000-1500 represents all that is state-of-the-art in pro audio signal processing. Based on the technology in the Electro-Voice NetMax N8000, this technology has proven itself time and again in the most demanding installations and live performances. In venues as varied as the World Cup, LIVE8, the Houston Rodeo, and Kenny Chesney’s tours, NetMax has established itself as a roadworthy tool that can take even the most sophisticated PA systems to the next level. Read on at The Briefing Room

More InfoComm 09 news from The Briefing Room

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