Last week, we detailed Legrand’s ISE lineup. In this article, we break down all of the products the company will be showing in February at ISE. In 2020, the company is showing how its brands create full room solutions with a series of application spaces.
Stop by stand 2-C50 to take a tour and discover the latest in C2G, Chief, Da-Lite, Luxul, Middle Atlantic, Projecta and Vaddio solutions.
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The EasyIP Ecosystem is an AV-over-IP conferencing system that is easy to use and easy to install. With EasyIP, users can deliver a simple, yet professional quality BYOD (bring your own device) conferencing experience by moving videoconferencing onto a standard 1 Gb Ethernet network. EasyIP saves money because it uses video over IP, eliminating costly extenders and video switchers, and instead using Category cables and a network switch. This cost-effective solution results in faster installation times too.
Here’s a video we shot at InfoComm 2019 about EasyIP:
Middle Atlantics latest credenza — the C3 Series — can also be found in the conference room. The new 25-centimeter deep series displays modern finishes with versatile rackmount and small device storage options. Each credenza comes with power and thermal management built-in.
Here’s a video we shot at CEDIA 2019 about the C3 Series:
New installation features and a new motorized ALR surface option will make Projecta’s Tensioned DescenderPro a must-see. Its compact housing is smaller than similar electric screens for easy installation in tight space. Two-step installation works by clicking in the entire roller that includes the motor and screen surface.
Small Conference Room
Tempo Series Flat Panel Floor Support System claims to eliminate room inspections and wall reinforcements as Chief’s new solution. This floor-supported wall mount system can be customized to fit room aesthetics and is flexible enough to work with existing outlet locations. Mount sold separately.
The C5 Series Credenza addresses the latest trends in commercial interior design. This credenza system built is now available in several sizes and styles. Made for conference rooms, huddle spaces and classrooms The C5 series also includes integrated power, cable and thermal management for an all-in-one solution.
The ConferenceSHOT AV works for USB-based enterprise-class systems for small- to medium-sized conference rooms. The ConferenceSHOT AV integrates a 10x zoom PTZ camera and audio conferencing mixer into a single USB 3.0 device. It supports collaboration on UC soft clients such as Zoom, Skype for Business, WebEx, Google Hangouts and more.
Vaddio’s RoboTRAK Presenter Tracking System was made for auditoriums and large lecture halls in mind. The IR lanyard-based tracking provides smooth, accurate panning and tilting motion that follows the instructor all over the classroom.
FullVision from Projecta and Da-Lite is a border-less fixed frame projection screen that enables the entire surface to be used for projection. It’s available with 16K-ready HD Progressive screen surfaces.
Vaddio’s DocCAM 20 HDBT — a high-definition, recessed in-ceiling document camera — comes with 20x optical zoom and simultaneous HDBaseT and IP H.264 streaming. Pair with the OneLINK HDMI receiver to extend power, video and control to your camera over a single Cat5e cable up to 100 m.
Here’s a video we took at an Almo Pro A/V E4 AV Tour stop about Vaddio’s DocCAM 20 HDBT:
Chief has designed new height adjust floor support mounts to add accessibility to interactive technology in the education market. The Large Capacity Height Adjust Flat Panel Floor Support Mount provides height adjust capability for 660 mm of vertical lift. Anti-collision technology immediately halts, then reverses the motion of the display upon detecting an obstruction. This avoids pinching fingers or damaging the display.
Middle Atlantic’s VWM series is a low-profile wall mount rack that features multiple planes of vertical mounting to allow deeper equipment to be mounted parallel to the wall.
Here’s a video we took at an Almo Pro A/V E4 AV Tour stop about the VWM series:
You can take classes yourself at AV University, home to Chief, Da-Lite, Middle Atlantic, Projecta and Vaddio training courses. All courses are free, and many offer AVIXA CTS Renewal Unit credits. Course options include product certifications, installation tips and tricks, how-to videos, application specifics, general industry knowledge and more.
The RoboSHOT 30E NDI Camera from Vaddio is equipped with Newtek NDI to offer a low-latency, high-performance solution in the NDI ecosystem. This Elite Series camera delivers low latency for live, on-air camera control, switching and streaming. Achieve plug-and-play simplicity by connecting the camera to the network and opening your NewTek control software. The camera is instantly available for NDI control and streaming — without installing any additional drivers.
Vaddio released the RoboSHOT 40 UHD — a broadcast-quality PTZ camera with 40x zoom, genlock capabilities, smooth motor movement and superior imaging.
Keep an eye on the production by placing your monitor right where you need it with Chief’s Kontour KXD Low-Profile Desk Mount. The FleXlink design provides optimal positioning for today’s shallow depth desktops.
On-air talent can see notes or how they look on camera with a confidence monitor. Chief’s Confidence Monitor Cart keeps displays near the floor and out of the way.
The RFR Reference Series combines Middle Atlantic’s most elegant design and highest reliability. Engineered for professional integration, its wide-body design and robust construction, including bolt-through casters and internal steel bracing, will stand up to years of use. Optimized for passive cooling, the RFR Series also accepts an energy-saving thermostatic cooling blower kit. Ships fully assembled.
Have a quick, impromptu meeting in the Legrand huddle space. The star of this show is the new HuddleSHOT camera from Vaddio. This all-in-one conferencing camera with integrated audio and an ultra-wide field of view is the company’s latest solution optimized for huddle spaces. The USB conferencing product offers plug-and-play simplicity, robust stereo speakers, two built-in mics, modern aesthetics and remote management features.
The UTB Series Universal TechBox is a low-profile, unique solution for discreetly mounting equipment within meeting spaces, even Huddle Rooms. Providing secure rack-mount capability right where you need it, the UTB Series is ideal for storing all-in-one presentation and control solutions underneath a table surface in small to mid-sized huddle spaces, conference rooms and other collaboration environments. The simple, easy-to-install design offers the flexibility to expand from one to two rack spaces while also providing small device mounting.
Luxul’s AMS-1816P is an 18-port Gigabit switch that functions on its own or provides cost-effective expandability via its two Gigabit SFP uplink ports to other Luxul switches in your AV rack. The 16 PoE+ ports provide a robust 185W power budget and simple power management to automation touch panels, security cameras, and other PoE-powered devices. The compact, rack-mountable design, selectable green/blue front-facing LEDs, and variable speed fans ensure aesthetic and quiet operation. The AMS-1816P provides simple installation with powerfully intuitive management, including L2/L3 switching, 802.1Q VLAN support with trunking, and QoS prioritization support.
Here’s a video we took at CEDIA Expo about the AMS-1816P:
Chief has beefed up its offerings for retail digital signage. The cable floor-to-ceiling mount suspends flat panels and includes tilt adjustment features to minimize any need to dangerously tighten the cables. The Impact Floor Standing Portrait Kiosks join the Impact family to provide an aesthetic solution for enclosing displays in open areas.
For simple, stable signage, the back-to-back flat panel bolt-down solution for displays works for storefront, digital signage applications. The Q-Latch mount allows for quick changes between portrait and landscape, post-installation leveling roll and tilt. The center of the displays can be placed between 1305-2169 mm from the floor.
Stealth projection signage is possible with Projecta FullVision. The border-less fixed frame projection screen enables the entire surface to be used for projection. Available with 16K-ready HD Progressive screen surfaces. Blend signage into the surrounding aesthetics by eliminating the border.
In terms of auditoriums, houses of worship, stadiums and more — products will be on display in the Large Venue vignette. Front and center is with Da-Lite’s Wireline Advantage with Parallax Stratos 1.0. Wireline, which suspends the screen with two thin cables that minimize aesthetic disruption. Parallax Stratos 1.0 is the latest ambient light rejection solution available in tensioned electric and fixed frame screens to accommodate large scale installations.
The VCT Series large venue projector mount was designed to install quickly while maintaining a sleek aesthetic. The VCT is 30 percent slimmer and 25 percent lighter than the VCM mount, making it easier to lift into place for installation. Tool-free MicroZone+ Pitch Adjustment can fine-tune pitch by hand with a 100:1 gear ratio for ultra-fine alignment. PrecisionSet locks in pitch adjustments. Tool-free MicroZone roll and yaw adjustments also help with quick registration.
To combat any projection vibration caused by HVAC systems, foot traffic or doors shutting, Chief has the Vibration Isolating Coupler. The design connects two chief CMS columns and limits vibrations transmitted to the lower column.
Solutions like Chief’s Freestyle Rotation Adapter enable a variety of video wall configurations using either ConnexSys or Fusion mounts. This accessory provides orientation possibilities, and the ability to overlap displays when combined with the FCADA Fusion depth accessory.
Keep equipment close with the Middle Atlantic C3 Credenza. Modern contrasted finishes with versatile rackmount and small device storage options. Middle Atlantic’s Frame to Furniture design process allows for maximum uptime and reliability that gets your AV gear installed and ready to use quickly.
Chief’s premium Kontour KX Series Monitor Arms provide a range of motion, due to their exclusive FleXlink design. KX Series mounts with FleXlink optimize the depth of dual-, triple- and quad-monitor installs for shallow depth desktops while still providing a full range of motion for screen-sharing with colleagues.
This series includes Chief’s patented Centris Extreme Tilt technology for effortless fingertip monitor positioning. Kontour monitor mounts float your displays in the optimal ergonomic position above your work surface to create a more productive and comfortable work environment.
Chief Tempo Series
The Tempo Series Flat Panel Floor Support System allows quick flat panel installation by using the floor to support the weight instead of the wall. This eliminates the need for wall inspection and remediation, which saves time and money, particularly across enterprise rollouts.
Chief engineers created a slim system that works with Chief’s Fusion and Fit Series mounts and can handle a wide variety of room layouts. Mounts are sold separately.
The two uprights that support the mount can be moved to adjust to outlets or other obstructions on site while keeping the flat panel placement precisely where the system designer wants it. Cables can be run down through the uprights or behind the middle cover. Markings on the uprights make height adjustment easy.
The lower section houses an included component storage panel and leaves room for an additional panel or rack storage. The lower cover can be customized to match surrounding finishes for superior aesthetics.
Middle Atlantic Forward
Engineered to withstand the demands of site transports, pitch-black back rooms, cable spaghetti and power blips — Forward provides rugged solutions that get the job done in a fraction of the time while delivering an optimized system.
Put the Forward products to work in the Forward Compatible rack, the BGR Series.
Here’s a video we took at InfoComm 2019 about Forward:
Projecta/Da-Lite Parallax Stratos 1.0
The new Parallax Stratos 1.0 delivers a high-value solution for rejecting ambient light in large scale projection. Offering the freedom to install seamless ALR screens up to 16 feet in height, Parallax Stratos is available in a wide array of core tensioned electric and fixed-frame options. This Contrast Based ALR surface rejects up to 80% of ambient light with 1.0 gain for standard throw projectors (1.0:1 or greater).
Contrast Based ALR prevents projected images from appearing washed out by maintaining and enhancing brightness. The gray color and other proprietary design elements in the surface combine to absorb ambient light rather than reflect it. Parallax screens combat environmental and projection deficiencies to produce bright, crisp images.
Now there’s a high-value ambient light rejection solution for auditoriums, convention halls and other large venues that require screens larger than 120” diagonal.
Vaddio AV Bridge 2×1 Presentation Switcher
Vaddio’s AV Bridge 2×1 Presentation Switcher is ideal for videoconferencing and lecture capture applications where two cameras are being used.
AV Bridge 2×1 supports two HDMI camera inputs with simultaneous USB 3.0, IP streaming and HDMI outputs. The 12×12 fully mixable audio matrix has mic line inputs, balanced line outputs, HDMI, IP and USB audio, plus 4×4 Dante I/O. Video mixing features configurable PIP and static graphics, which can be orchestrated using triggers, serial or web-based controls.
The PoE+ powered AV Bridge 2×1 bridges HDMI and audio sources into applications such as Zoom through its USB 3.0 interface, while its RTMP capabilities allow streaming on platforms such as Panopto. Its half-rack size can be installed easily under a table, providing simple access for BYOD conferencing.
Luxul AV Series 18-Port Gigabit PoE+ L2/L3 Managed Switch
The AMS-1816P is an 18-port Gigabit switch that functions on its own or provides cost-effective expandability via its two Gigabit SFP uplink ports to other Luxul switches in your AV rack. The 16 PoE+ ports provide a robust 185W power budget and simple power management to automation touch panels, security cameras, and other PoE-powered devices.
The rack-mountable design, selectable green/blue front-facing LEDs, and variable speed fans ensure aesthetic and quiet operation. The AMS-1816P provides simple installation with powerfully intuitive management, including L2/L3 switching, 802.1Q VLAN support with trunking, and QoS prioritization support.
PoE managed switches also now include port auto-recovery and power scheduling, ensuring system reliability and uptime. Port auto-recovery allows the switch to power cycle unresponsive PoE devices, ensuring system reliability and uptime. Port power scheduling allows PoE ports to be turned on or off on a schedule.
Vaddio RoboSHOT 30e NDI
Vaddio has equipped its RoboSHOT 30E PTZ Camera with NewTek NDI, a technology that allows video systems to automatically detect and communicate with one another over IP, enabling video workflows across Ethernet networks.
The RoboSHOT 30E NDI Camera offers a low-latency, high-performance solution in the NDI ecosystem. The RoboSHOT 30E NDI Camera is a recognizable video source by other NDI-enabled applications and devices connected to a standard local area network. In addition, the camera’s pan/tilt/zoom and other controls can be accessed through NDI, creating a complete IP workflow for operator control.
NewTek’s NDI technology allows video and audio sources to be shared across a network, eliminating the need for direct connections, cable runs and infrastructure upgrades while turning every source into a destination instantly available anywhere on the network.
RoboSHOT Elite Series Cameras, Vaddio’s next generation of professional cameras, are designed with an 1/2.5-type Exmor R CMOS sensor and deliver high-definition video image quality. Cutting-edge image signal processing (ISP) results in better light-gathering capabilities, incredible contrast and 1080p@60Hz video, even in dim lighting conditions.
RoboSHOT Elite cameras are equipped with enhanced wide dynamic range, which can help correct for environments with uneven lighting by making darker or over-bright areas in video more visible and detailed.
Chief Impact Floor Mounted Kiosk
Impact Floor Mounted Kiosks provide an aesthetic solution for enclosing displays in open areas, designed with no exposed fasteners while maintaining full access and serviceability. The design keeps the display mounted to the frame when opened. Keyed locking security keeps displays safe, and a universal AV Storage plate holds supporting equipment.
The kiosks will be available for 49, 50 and 55” displays in a black or white finish to complement a variety of environments. The frame supports up to 3.5” deep displays and back-to-back options are available.