Volume 11, Issue 12 — December 21, 2017
By Joel Rollins
Each year at this time, it is a Western tradition to examine our lives and to make New Year’s resolutions to improve them.
In previous years, I have attempted to give my readers a guide to making effective (or at least painless) New Year’s resolutions. My favorite New Year’s resolution technique, the “gimme,” involves promising to give up something you don’t really care about. Normally, I give up lima beans.
But this year, I have decided to give my readers more effective advice. So I’m going to turn the tradition on its head, and help you eliminate New Year’s resolutions that you should not make, both as an individual and for your organization.
First, let’s examine the New Year’s resolution for what it really is: An excuse to put off doing something that you know you need to do. Probably one of the most common resolutions is to resolve to eat a healthy diet following the first of the year, as we pick up that second slice of holiday cake. This is simply a way of excusing the behavior for now, and of putting off the feeling of failure that we inflict upon ourselves when we never really attempt to fulfill the resolution. In other words, most New Year’s resolutions are taken as a way of excusing current behavior that we know is wrong. And we do this not just as individuals. In past years, my organization’s holiday parties have often featured such resolutions among the group, resolving to do things better in the future.
It is all too easy to make promises to do vast and imposing things at some time in the future. But the reality of business often sets in when business picks up again in the new year and we become too busy to pay attention to the resolutions we made over eggnog.
So let’s treat New Year’s resolutions for the business as what they are: a cry for help.
So the following are common resolutions I urge you NOT to make and some things I suggest you do instead. Not only will this let you avoid the inevitable feeling of failure caused by, well — failure — it may actually do some good.
Common resolution number one: “We are going to start a massive new program of training effective January 1.”
Look, I have been here. It is all too easy to say over my second hot buttered rum, but as a resolution it is so broad that it is the equivalent of saying that you are going to build a pyramid. And it is something very difficult to produce while paying attention to the rest of your business.
A better suggestion — pass the buck. Pick up the phone right now, call a manufacturer or rep on whose products you need training, and schedule a meeting for a brief training session for the staff. At that meeting, you will schedule the next one. Between now and then, appoint an interested staffer to make a list of manufacturers and associations that offer such training programs for you to choose from in the future. Post the list. With that done, you can pour your third hot buttered rum, smiling smugly over the idea that you now have nothing to feel guilty about.
Common resolution number two: “In January, I am finally going to document everything and produce a procedures manual.”
I have avoided this resolution for a number of reasons. First, because it is an even more massive task than creating a new training program. Second, because it would take a massive amount of administrative time and lastly because it could limit my ability to arbitrarily make up rules and procedures on the fly.
A better suggestion — share the load. Set up a place where departments and individuals can document the way they do things (or the way that they would like to). This can be as simple as a set of shared documents in something like Google Docs or iCloud, but I would suggest making it something that allowed for both the posting of documents and for threaded communication about them. I have always been a proponent of web-based solutions like Basecamp, but for those of us dealing in collaboration technology and equipment there are now solutions like Cisco Spark, that have the advantage of integrating with equipment that we need to learn and use anyway. Regardless of what solution you choose, start it now before you lose track of how many hot buttered rums you have now poured.
I am running out of space here and I am taking up your valuable holiday time. So I will sign off, hoping that these examples have helped you avoid making those failure-prone resolutions, and maybe, just maybe, have helped you do small things that will kick your New Year off well. I will look forward to hearing about it.
And in the meantime: I am giving up lima beans.
Have a great holiday season.
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|Delta Launches Indoor LED with new FE Series Family|
Delta Display Solutions’ new FE Series Fine Pitch Indoor LEDs are designed for high ambient light environments and come in 1.26, 1.58, 1.9 and 2.5mm pixel pitches. And Delta now offers the LED cabinets in pre-configured sizes ranging from 110” to 220” in full HD and 220” up to 440” in UHD resolution. The fine-pitch pixels choices and size configurations accommodate a wide range of viewing distances and applications. Each is in an exact 16:9 aspect ratio, which fits standard content supplied via many sources.
The aluminum die-cast frame is designed so that each LED module attaches magnetically to the cabinet.
- Each individual cabinet has a 16:9 aspect ratio with a 27″ diagonal
- Full-HD configurations available in 110”, 137”, 165” and 220” diagonal
- UHD configurations available in 220”, 275”, 330” and 440” diagonal
- Front installation options
- Certified UL, CB, CE, FCC, CCC
Delta’s FE Series of indoor LED Display Systems start from 75,000 EUR, not including installation. Here are the details.Leave a Comment
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|Gefen Ships 4K 600 MHz EXT-UHD600-1SC Extender over Fiber|
Gefen from Core Brands today announced that it is now shipping its new 4K Ultra HD 600 MHz Extender for HDMI over one Fiber-Optic Cable (EXT-UHD600-1SC). The EXT-UHD600-1SC is a compact HDMI 2.0 audio and video with High Dynamic Range (HDR) up to 200 meters over a single strand of SC-terminated multi-mode fiber-optic cable.
This new 4K Ultra HD 600 MHz extender for HDMI over one Fiber-Optic Cable supports 18.2 Gbps of bandwidth and 600 MHz TMDS Clock frequency. Full bandwidth support allows the EXT-UHD600-1SC to accommodate resolutions up to 4K Cinema-DCI (4096×2160 up to 60 Hz 4:4:4) and 4K Ultra HD (3860×2160 up to 60 Hz, 4:4:4) along with High Dynamic Range HDR-10 and Dolby Vision. HDCP 2.2 and the legacy HDCP 1.4 are both supported. The EXT-UHD600-1SC also supports 1080p Full HD, WUXGA (1920×1200), 3DTV and Deep Color (up to 1080p resolution).
Highest performance multi-channel digital audio, including 7.1 channels of LPCM and HBR (High Bit Rate) digital audio formats, such as Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD, DTS:XTM and DTS-HD Master AudioTM, are passed through to the HDMI outputs.
Gefen says the EXT-UHD600-1SC guarantees electrical isolation between the sender and the receiver. This extender can be powered from sources and displays featuring powered USB ports, or by using external power supplies. Here are the details.Leave a Comment
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|Blackmagic Design Announces New 6G‑SDI Mini Converters|
Blackmagic Design today announced new broadcast quality 6G‑SDI mini converters for converting SDI to HDMI and HDMI to SDI.
The Mini Converter SDI to HDMI 6G and Mini Converter HDMI to SDI 6G models make it possible to convert SDI to HDMI or HDMI to SDI in all formats up to 2160p30. Both models feature professional multi rate 6G‑SDI and are compatible with all existing SDI broadcast equipment. They also feature HDMI along with analog and AES/EBU audio inputs or outputs, depending on the model.
The SDI to HDMI 6G model also includes HDMI instant lock and 33 point 3D LUT support, which are new advanced features that were not available in previous models.
HDMI televisions and projectors can take a long time to lock onto a signal when a new source is connected. To solve this problem, Mini Converter SDI to HDMI 6G features HDMI Instant Lock which continuously sends an active HDMI signal to the display. That means customers get glitch free clean switching when changing to sources that are the same format and frame rate as the previous signal.
For example, customers can connect Mini Converter SDI to HDMI 6G to the output of a video router and monitor signals on a big screen HDMI television. When the router output changes, the HDMI television will instantly lock to the new signal without having to resynchronize.
Mini Converter SDI to HDMI 6G also includes a full 33 point 3D lookup table for extremely high precision, feature film quality color conversions. That means LUTs can be applied to create custom looks, color and gamma changes in realtime while monitoring on set. This also means that customers can use Mini Converter SDI to HDMI 6G as a 3D LUT processor. 3D LUTs are also compatible with DaVinci Resolve, so customers can use the same LUTs on set and in post for consistent color.
Mini Converter HDMI to SDI 6G is $145, and Mini Converter SDI to HDMI 6G is $185. Here are more detailed specs.Leave a Comment
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|MIPRO Adds Dante Options and Expands 8 Series|
Avlex Corporation has announced that Dante audio networking capability has been added to select MIPRO wireless products. This new feature is available on two ACT 7 Series wireless receivers as well as the dual channel variant of the company’s ACT 8 Series product line. Additionally, the MIPRO ACT 8 Series product line has been expanded with the introduction of the new ACT 848 Digital Wideband Encryption-Capable Quad Channel Receiver — available in both standard and Dante-equipped versions.
In the ACT 7 Series product line, the ACT-72 Dante Enabled UHF Dual-Channel Wideband Wireless Receiver and ACT-74 Dante Enabled UHF Quad-Channel Wideband Wireless Receiver join the existing 7 Series UHF wireless receiver systems. MIPRO’s ACT 7 Series are analog wireless systems that operate across 72 MHz of bandwidth and offer 2,881 selectable frequencies with presets that allow up to 48 channel simultaneous operation. The choice of either rechargeable or AA powered transmitters is available for these models.
The MIPRO ACT 8 Digital Series wireless systems now also offer customers a Dante capable version of the ACT-828 Dual Channel Receiver. Another addition to the MIPRO ACT 8 Series is the ACT-848 Digital Quad Channel Receiver, which is also available in a Dante version. In addition to the availability of Dante audio networking functionality, the ACT-848 Quad Channel Receivers are true digital wireless receivers offering Digital Diversity Receiving Technology with available 256-bit encryption. MIPRO’s Digital Diversity Receiving Technology utilizes two receivers in each wireless channel, each tied to its own antenna. Unlike competing wireless systems that use multiplexing between the A and B antennas, depending which one has the best overall average signal, the ACT 8 Series uses antenna summing, creating a mix of the best parts of both antennas in real time, which results in the most saturated signal available.
Like the ACT-828 dual channel wireless receivers, the ACT-848 operates across 64 MHz of bandwidth while offering 2,561 selectable frequencies. Both the Dante-equipped and standard ACT-8 Series systems offer 20 Hz ~ 20 kHz frequency response and a dynamic range > 115 dB. Both systems utilize a full-color vacuum fluorescent display for crystal clear visual feedback of the various system parameters. All 8 Series wireless systems feature rechargeable transmitters and smart charging cradles.
The Dante-equipped MIPRO ACT-72 Dual-Channel and ACT-74 Quad-Channel UHF wireless receiver systems is $900 and $1,520. The MIPRO ACT-828 Dante Digital Encryption-Capable Dual Channel Wideband Wireless Receiver is $985. And, the ACT-848 Dante Digital Wideband Encryption-Capable Quad Channel Receiver is $1,640. Here are all the specs.Leave a Comment
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|Symetrix Releases Control Server, USB Audio Card and Composer v5.6|
Symetrix, Inc announced this week the release of the Control Server platform, as well as the USB Audio Card for its Dante-enabled Radius and Edge DSPs and an update to Composer v5.6, its award-winning open architecture design software.
Control Server is a web services platform for control of network AV systems, including Symetrix Radius, Edge, Prism, and Solus NX DSPs. Programmed using Composer, Control Server offers wired connections for the A/V network and built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity for control. Administer and operate from any web-connected computer or mobile device, such as tablets and smartphones. The web-based, multi-touch-enabled Symetrix app provides a user-friendly front end for user control functions.
Control Server comes equipped with one instance of Symetrix’ Mixer app, which provides 32 channel strips, each with an assignable fader and a mute button, and offers dynamic screen-sizing and orientation, making it easy to mix events with virtually any mobile device or computer browser. Users can easily group and hide channels, assign custom labels and colors, and adjust the fader resolution and travel. Multi-touch functionality enables multiple faders to be adjusted at the same time, just like a physical mixer.
The web-based Mixer instance can be saved to a smart device’s home page for instant access, appearing as a native app. Additional instances of Mixers may be purchased as needed. Multiple users can operate the same instance of an app, and user access control can be provided via username and password security for each user. A variety of apps delivering an assortment of useful functions will be available from Symetrix in the future.
Control Server’s hardware unit has a 1000 Base-T Ethernet port for Symetrix Composer host control, web-based administration, and control of devices on the A/V network. The half-rack space unit mounts in a standard 1 U rack tray (an optional, ½ U filler panel is available), or can be used with an optional ½ U surface-mount bracket all available from Symetrix. Power is delivered by an external 12 VDC adapter.
Symetrix’ USB Audio Card for Radius and Edge DSPs enables audio devices connected to these DSPs to send audio to, and return audio from, any computer that supports USB Audio Class 1 or Class 2. Most operating systems, including Windows, Mac OS, and UNIX, provide generic USB Class 1 drivers. A Class 2 driver for Windows is provided by Symetrix.
The USB Audio Card provides two modes of operation: Speakerphone and Line In/Out. Each mode offers two configuration settings. Speakerphone mode provides plug-and-play connectivity, and enables one input channel and one output channel. Soft-codec acoustic echo canceling (e.g., Skype, WebEx, and GoToMeeting) can be disabled in favor of Symetrix’ wide-band, low-latency AEC processing. Line In/Out mode is configurable for 2×2 or 8×8 recording and playback, using courtroom recording or audio production software. The USB Audio Card adds 8 USB audio inputs and 8 outputs to a Radius AEC or Radius 12×8 EX, and up to 32×32 input and outputs for Edge DSPs. A high-retention Type B USB port provides a standard and robust connection between DSP and computer.
Supporting the Control Server and the USB Audio Card, Symetrix has released Composer v5.6, the latest version of their programming software for Windows. With Composer v5.6, the web interface diagnostic page now shows Dante-related diagnostics, and each DSP unit supports connections with up to four Shure devices. Particularly noteworthy is the addition of Juice Goose Super-modules to control Juice Goose iP Series power sequencing and control devices. These Super-modules, which feature Symetrix’ custom graphic user interface, provide simultaneous user control of each individual pod, enabling the user to individually or sequentially power the pods up and down.
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|JVC Debuts D-ILA 4K Projectors Aimed at Simulation|
JVC Visual Systems will introduce two Visualization Series projectors designed for the simulation market next week. The DLA‑VS4700 projector is native 4K resolution with e-shift technology (it can display up to 8K resolution using this pixel-shirt process), while the DLA‑VS4010NLG is JVC’s brightest simulation projector and provides 11 percent more vertical picture area than other 4K projectors, according to JVC.
Both three-chip D-ILA projectors feature their BLU-Escent technology, JVC’s solid-state, laser‑phosphor hybrid illumination system that’s spec’d at more than 20,000 projection hours. Each model also offers high contrast IR output, which is ideal for simulated NVG applications.
Available with fixed or zoom lenses, the DLA‑VS4700 offers 3000 lumens with greater than 12,000:1 contrast ratio. Its rugged chassis is designed for motion-based operations, and unlimited pitch and roll allow operation in any orientation. I/O terminals include four DisplayPort 1.2a, LAN, RJ45, RS232C, USB, mini wired remote and sync out. Other features include digital smear reduction via black frame insertion, 12-bit color bit depth and six-axis color management system. With 50Hz, 60Hz and 120Hz synchronous operation, the DLA-VS4700 supports various simulation generators in single, dual, quad stripe or quadrant mode.
Designed for simulations, immersive displays, museums and medical institutions, the DLA‑VS4010NLG displays 4096×2400 pixels and delivers 6000 lumens with greater than 10,000:1 contrast ratio. Compatible with a variety of fixed or zoom lenses, the DLA‑VS4010NLG offers 8-bit bit depth with single-link DVI and 12-bit color bit depth with dual-link DVI. Connectivity options include four DVI-D dual-link inputs, as well as Ethernet, USB and three RS232 ports.
The DLA-VS4010NLG will be available in December 2017 and the DLA‑VS4700 will be available in Spring 2018. Here are more details.Leave a Comment
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|Meyer Introduces the VLFC Very Low Frequency Control Element|
Meyer Sound has announced the introduction of the VLFC (very low frequency control element), the latest addition to Meyer Sound’s LEO Family of line array systems. VLFC is said to be the first large-scale loudspeaker system specifically engineered to create visceral impact at frequencies below the threshold of hearing. By focusing energy into a narrow band between 30 Hz and 13 Hz, VLFC is uniquely capable of generating extreme variations in air pressure that are sensed by the entire body as compression waves while those frequencies at the upper end of its range are perceived as thunderous bass sound.
The VLFC is a self-powered system housing two low resonant frequency 18-inch cone drivers. The on-board power is supplied by a two-channel Class AB/H bridged amplifier with complementary MOSFET output stages for high peak power and clean transient reproduction even at extreme operating levels. Cabinet porting and internal baffling have been optimized to deliver maximum acoustic output in one octave that extends across the lower limit of human hearing.
The VLFC shares the same exterior footprint as Meyer Sound’s 1100-LFC low frequency control element, allowing use of the same rigging grids and caster frames. When the VLFC is paired with the 1100-LFC, the combination produces linear, coherent bass response from 13 Hz to 100 Hz.
Applications for the VLFC include adding very low frequency, visceral impact to hard rock and electronic dance music in concerts, festivals and clubs. The VLFC also adds explosive impact to special effects in cinemas, themed spectacles, and theme park attractions. A limited early production run of VLFC elements was supplied for Metallica’s ongoing Worldwired tour, where as many as 42 VLFC cabinets created a forceful impact that was felt throughout large stadiums.
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|Bittree Launches ProStudio PS9625i Audio Patchbay Family|
Bittree’s latest introduction is the ProStudio 9625i 2×48 TT audio patchbay.
Like other ProStudio models, the PS9625i is designed specifically for pairing with transportable 500 Series modular chassis. Listing for $1,095, the ProStudio is in a 1RU rackmount form factor.
The PS9625i offers 96 TT (bantam) jacks in a high-density 2×48 configuration, with DB25 rear interfaces for Avid ProTools and Tascam connectivity. The unit’s metal front panel and sturdy, fully-enclosed, seven inch-deep chassis provide superior durability, while its full-frame jacks, gold cross-bar switching contacts and internal digital AES wiring deliver solid connectivity, lower noise, and the cleanest possible signal paths.
Circuit normalling, grounding and bussing on the PS9625i can be easily reprogrammed via internal, professional-grade shunts accessible by opening the top of the 7.6-pound units. Front designation strips over each row of jacks (‘over/over’ orientation) enable easy circuit identification. The designation strips can be reconfigured to ‘over-under’ orientation, revealing silk-screened numbering between the rows or augmented with an optional third strip.
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|Christie Expands D Series, Its 3LCD Value Line|
Christie is expanding its D Series lineup with three new value-priced single-lamp models, which are available with up to 8100 ISO lumens and both WUXGA (1920×1200) and HD (1920×1080) resolutions.
The new Christie D Series projectors offer 65,000:1 contrast ratio, 3,000 hours of lamp life, and easy integration – designed for higher education, business, museums, houses of worship, government facilities and selected rental and staging venues where they seamlessly integrate into any environment.
The new LWU720i-D, LWU620i-D and LHD720i-D projectors are lamp-based projectors.
The new Christie D Series models come with a three-year parts and labor warranty and ship in December 2017. Here are the details.Leave a Comment
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|Extron Introduces Compact Two-Channel Dante Audio Interface|
Extron Electronics just launched the new AXI 02 AT, a compact audio interface that extracts two channels from a Dante audio network. This 1/8 rack width Dante audio interface provides two channels of output to devices without Dante connectivity. It features two line level analog outputs and a mirrored two-channel S/PDIF output. The AXI 02 AT interfaces with any Dante-equipped audio device, such as an Extron DMP 128 Plus C AT, over a standard local area network and is powered through PoE. The AXI 02 AT is also compatible with Extron Rack Shelves and ZipClip mounting solutions.
“Dante is the preferred audio networking solution deployed by AV integrators across all professional AV environments,” says Casey Hall, vice president of world wide sales and marketing for Extron. “The AXI 02 AT provides a compact, cost-effective solution for taking two channels from the Dante network and providing the signal to local devices.”
Dante enables audio system scalability over a local area network using standard Internet protocols. The family of Dante-enabled products from Extron work together as part of a complete networked audio system solution and integrate with other Dante-enabled products to create efficient, scalable system designs. They accommodate a wide range of audio routing needs in a variety of applications.
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|Avenview Intros New Video Wall Solution — AVXWALL+Developed to be flexible, scalable and customizable, the AVXWALL series is a video wall solution that uses a modular processor, hot swappable I/O cards and is custom built and customized for each project.
AVXWALL+ is Avenview’s second-generation modular videowall processor that they say has a more powerful processor, more bandwidth and more featuresrequired for control rooms.
Built on a hardware platform, the AVXWALL+ uses FPGA processors (not a PC platform) and they say that means it’s not susceptible to system crashes, viruses or computer hacks. Startup time is very fast (less than 00:20 seconds) and each of the I/O cards are hot swappable — if any card needs to be upgraded or replaced, the entire system does not have to be shut down, thereby increasing uptime.
The AVXWALL+ is HDCP compliant, is available in multiple chassis sizes (from 2U – 28U), is capable of accommodating up to 156 inputs and 156 outputs and has an on screen display for full control of the AVXWALL+ with a mouse and keyboard connected directly to the unit.
Optional eight-port KVM cards are available to provide control of up to eight USB or HID compatible devices per card. The main operator can therefore have access to and control of multiple workstations with a single connected keyboard and mouse.
The optional confidence monitor card provides an output of the entire videowall to another screen for the operator to view, monitor, stream or record for backup and security purposes.
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|Optoma Intros New Line of High Brightness Projectors for Classroom and Corporate Environments|
Optoma today announced five new projectors designed to bring high brightness into classrooms, corporate boardrooms and multipurpose offices: the WU465, EH465, EH460ST, W460 and X460.
The Optoma WU465 and Optoma EH465 are WUXGA (1920×1200) and 1920×1080 HD resolution projector spec’d at 4,800 lumens of brightness, a 20,000:1 contrast ratio and a 1: 1.5x zoom ratio. Pricing is $1,299 and $1,199, respectively.
The Optoma EH460ST is 1920×1080 HD resolution and also spec’d at a 20,000:1 contrast ratio but at 4,200 lumens. It’s priced at $1,099.
The Optoma W460 and Optoma X460 are WXGA (1280×800) and XGA (1024×768) resolution respectively, are also 20,000:1 contrast ratio and have a 1:1.2x zoom. The Optoma W460 is spec’d at 4,600 lumens of brightness, and the Optoma X460 4,500 lumens and they are available for $849 and $799, respectively.
All of the new Optoma 460 and 465 models feature two HDMI inputs (with MHL as well as VGA-in/out, audio-in/out, RJ45, USB reader and RS232C. These projectors also provide both USB display screen mirroring and wireless screen mirroring capabilities for Android, iOS, PC, Mac OS X and Windows devices.
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|Magewell Intros New Pro Capture HDMI 4K Plus LTMagewell is now shipping the Pro Capture HDMI 4K Plus LT, the latest member of the company’s Pro Capture family of PCI Express capture hardware. The new model extends the powerful feature set of the previously-released Pro Capture HDMI 4K Plus with HDMI signal loop-through connectivity to simplify wiring and workflows. |
Like the earlier model, the Pro Capture HDMI 4K Plus LT captures video up to 4096×2160 at 60 frames per second over an HDMI 2.0 input interface, enabling high-quality Ultra HD acquisition for markets and applications including broadcast, medical imaging, gaming, streaming, surveillance and virtual reality (VR) production. The new loop-through connection reduces workflow costs and complexity by enabling source signals to be sent simultaneously to additional displays or equipment without the need for an external HDMI splitter.
The new loop-through capabilities deliver these benefits for any type of user but will be particularly popular with price-sensitive gamers, who can now record and live-stream their 4K gaming sessions at 60fps from the HDMI output of their game console without requiring a splitter to also connect their monitor.
As with all Magewell Pro Capture cards, input video — along with embedded audio — can be sent to multiple software applications simultaneously, with independent control of the resolution, frame rate and video processing settings for each. 10-bit, FPGA-based video processing provides high-quality up/down/cross-conversion, graphic overlay, de-interlacing and more without taking valuable host system CPU cycles away from third-party software.
The Pro Capture HDMI 4K Plus LT supports Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems and is compatible with all popular encoding, streaming, live production, web conferencing, lecture capture, medical imaging and VR creation software. A comprehensive SDK lets third-party developers directly leverage the full feature set of Magewell cards in custom software applications and turnkey solutions.
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|advoli Launches HDBaseT Certified PCIe Graphics Card|
Advoli Limited announced this week the advoli TA6 Graphics Card, claiming it to be the world’s first HDBaseT certified PCIe 16x graphics card. The TA6 Graphics Card, powered by the AMD Embedded Radeon E9550 Series GPU, delivers six HDBaseT channels with independent 4K (UHD) resolution videos over 100 meters distance, using CAT cables.
The full commercial launch of the advoli TA6 Graphics Card will be at ISE 2018 in Amsterdam, where advoli will have a live demo at the HDBaseT Alliance booth (Hall 5, Booth S100).
In addition to audio and video, the advoli TA6 Graphics Card comes with HDBaseT and cable diagnostics, pass-through IR (in/out), full emulated controls — encoding/decoding of IR, RS232 and CEC signals through serial command interface. These features and remote diagnostic capabilities simplify support for system integrators of audiovisual installations.
The advoli TA6 Graphics Card has a modular design, and can use various Type A and Type B MXM modules, allowing for easy upgrades to more processing power in the future. The advoli TA6 Graphics Card provides a high–performance experience, thanks to the integrated AMD Embedded Radeon E9550 Series GPU. No custom advoli drivers are needed. Future TA6 Graphics Cards will be available with lower processing power, delivering FHD over 150 meters per hop, targeting lower cost and greater distance installations.
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|Epson Ships Seven New Pro L-Series Laser Projectors and Ultra Short-Throw Lens for Live Events and Large Venue Applications|
Epson today announced it is now shipping its seven new Pro L-Series laser large venue projectors and the ELPLX02 ultra short-throw lens. Epson’s Pro L-Series laser projectors are intended for use in large venues, including rental and staging events, lecture halls and digital signage installations.
The new Pro L-Series includes seven new models – six WUXGA projectors with 4K Enhancement ranging from 12,000 to 15,000 lumens of color and white brightness and one SXGA+ resolution projector with 15,000 lumens. The projectors feature BT.709 color space, flexible connection options, high native contrast ratio, and 360-degree installation. In addition, the three 15,000 lumen laser projectors operate from a standard 120V power outlet and feature the same compact cabinet as the rest of the line – this is a big, big deal for the rental market.
All six models are spec’d for up to 20,000 hours of laser light source operation. Epson is the first manufacturer to combine inorganic 3LCD panels with an inorganic phosphor wheel to achieve this level of brightness and colorimetry in a laser projector.
In addition, the new ultra short-throw ELPLX02 lens that projects from 100-inches up to 1000-inches is now available alongside Epson’s extensive selection of lenses. The ELPLX02 ultra short-throw lens is the perfect solution for space-constrained environments and rear-projection applications. It also enables the 12,000 and 15,000 lumen Pro L-Series laser projectors to deliver large-size images from very short distances. With a 0.35 throw ratio, negative offset and impressive lens shift range.
Each projector uses a solid-state laser light source and electrostatic air filter and inputs include HDBaseT, 3G-SDI, HDMI, VGA and are compatible with Crestron RoomView, AMX, Extron XTP, Control4 and Art-Net. There are nine optional interchangeable lenses including the new ultra short-throw ELPLX02. And, because they are SSD, you can install at any angle (full 360-degree installation flexibility). The new Epson Pro L-Series projectors are currently available and the ELPLX02 ultra short-throw lens (list $13,999) will be available in January 2018.
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|Biamp Now Has Dante Wall Plates for Tesira — Built By Attero|
Biamp Systems has announced a new line of Dante wall plates specifically available for Tesira. Developed in collaboration with Attero Tech, this new offering enables audio connectivity and control, as well as individual device monitoring. The wall plates are available in three models.
The Tesira 3.4 software allows customers to control specific wall plate elements, such as audio input signal types, mute state, volume level, invert state and source selection. The platform also features a locate function, which enables programmers or IT to identify the location of a specific wall plate within the software.
The software can also act as a single point of connection for third-party control systems using Biamp’s control API, Tesira Text Protocol (TTP).
Tesira 3.4 also monitors the communication connection to each individual device, and a fault is triggered if communication from a device drops for any reason. A fault message will identify the specific wall plate in the device logs, in the software’s fault reporting window, and on the front panel of Tesira server-class devices.
Specifically designed to interact with the Tesira platform, the new wall plates from Attero Tech are available in three models, identified with a “-B” at the end of each part number. The unDX2IO+ model features two XLR inputs, two XLR outputs, and two line inputs; the unDX4I includes four XLR inputs and two line outputs; and the unDX6IO boasts two XLR inputs, two RCA (3.5-millimeter) inputs, two 3.5-millimeter outputs and two line outputs. Each model is available in either a black or white finish.
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For all you REGULAR readers of rAVe Rental [and Staging] Edition out there, hopefully you enjoyed another opinion-packed issue!
For those of you NEW to rAVe, you just read how we are — we are 100 percent opinionated. We not only report the news and new product stories of the ProAV industry, but we stuff the articles full of our opinions. That may include (but is not limited to) whether or not the product is even worth looking at, challenging the manufacturers on their specifications, calling a marketing-spec bluff and suggesting ways integrators market their products better. But, one thing is for sure, we are NOT a trade publication that gets paid for running editorial or product stories. Traditional trade publications get paid to run product stories — that’s why you see what you see in most of the pubs out there. We are different: we run what we want to run and NO ONE is going to pay us to write anything good (or bad).
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A little about me: I graduated from Journalism School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (where I am adjunct faculty). I’ve been in the AV-industry since 1987 where I started with Extron and eventually moved to AMX. So, I guess I am an industry veteran (although I don’t think I am that old). I have been an opinionated columnist for a number of industry publications and in the late 1990s I started the widely read KNews eNewsletter (the first in the AV market) and also created the model for and was co-founder of AV Avenue, which is now known as InfoComm IQ. rAVe [Publications] has been around since 2003, when we launched our original newsletter, rAVe ProAV Edition.
Everything we publish is Opt-in — we spam NO ONE! rAVe ProAV Edition is our flagship ePublication with what we believe is a reach of virtually everyone in the ProAV market. rAVe HomeAV Edition, co-published with CEDIA and launched in February 2004, is, by far, the largest ePub in the HomeAV market. We added rAVe Rental [and Staging] in November 2007, rAVe ED [Education] in May 2008 and then rAVe DS [Digital Signage] in January 2009. We added rAVe GHGav [Green, Healthcare & Government AV] in August 2010 and rAVe HOW [House of Worship] in July 2012. You can subscribe to any of those publication or see ALL our archives by going to: https://www.ravepubs.com
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