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InfoComm 2004 Guide

What's hot at this year's big show By Gary Kayye, CTS

In order to provide you with the news behind the news, we asked InfoComm exhibitors to not only tell us WHAT they are exhibiting but WHY it's important, HOW it affects the channel and HOW it fits in with their product strategies. In addition, we are proud to be the first and ONLY ProAV publication to receive pre-release details from most of these manufacturers listed below -- so thanks to the manufacturers for providing this information in advance of the show and giving us an EXCLUSIVE.

We hope this helps your InfoComm exhibit planning.

ALTINEX
Booth: 3427

MT106-103 Advanced Video Scaler card for the MultiTasker product line

  • As part of the MultiTasker product line, this card is an addition to a large number of AV application cards which allow the design and installation of a large number of different AV applications in one rack-mountable cage. It is easy to maintain, since the sytem can be expanded or changed by exchanging application cards. Similar concept to adding or changing hardware in a PC.
  • Build AV systems faster, more flexible, in less space, more cost effective.
  • Expanding the MultiTasker modular AV system product line

MT107-100 Versatile Matrix Switcher Engine (16x16 - 64x64) and related cards, for the MultiTasker product line

  • Same as above, however this set of cards allows for design of any size of matrix switcher between 16x16 to 64x64 channels. The modularity and the option to expand the matrix easily make it a very flexible and versatile piece of equipment. All cards can be controlled from one single source, a PC, a control system, or by user definable front panel buttons.
  • Build AV systems faster, more flexible, in less space, more cost effective.
  • Expanding the MultiTasker modular AV system product line

CAT5/Twisted Pair transmitter and receiver for long distance transmission of video and audio signals

  • The new design has a patented signal equalizer built in, that allows for distances of up to 750ft. These transmitters and receivers may be used with all MultiTasker CAT5/Twisted Pair based cards.
  • Easy to use CAT5/Twisted Pair product, a cost effective AV solution
  • High quality signal management over long distances at a balanced price/performance ratio

Barco
Booth: 1317

iCon H600 nothing like it on the market! The iCon is a network centric visualization solution, featuring a native 1920 x 1080 HDTV resolution and 16:9 wide aspect ratio.

  • The networkable iCon is one of a kind. The iCons progressive features create a visual canvas capable of displaying multiple sources on just one screen, making the projector an ideal solution for higher-education classroom environments, museums, corporate boardrooms, and videoconferencing rooms.
  • The iCon enables dealers to offer their customers a state-of-the-art product solution and position themselves as a technology leader.
  • Barco is committed to designing and manufacturing total visualization and imaging solutions that offer the end-user ease-of-use, flexible network integration, reliability, and a positive return on investment. (This is true of all our products and strategy.)

The 2 x 1 OverView cDR80-DL control room display wall

  • Barco's new OverView cDR80-DL series integrates cutting edge DLPTM technology into an 80" Display Wall system, designed for use in a 24/ 7 mission critical environment.
  • The OverView cDR 80 DL offers yet another option for size - the series is already available in a 50" and 67". The product is extremely economical, easy to maintain and service when necessary, and the modular design enables display walls of virtually any size and shape be designed to meet the customer's needs.
  • Barco is committed to designing and manufacturing total visualization and imaging solutions that offer the end-user ease-of-use, flexible network integration, reliability, and a positive return on investment. (This is true of all our products and strategy.)

The brand-new RLM H5, a high definition projector solution

  • An extension of Barco's well-known RLM range, the RLM H5 provides a variety of unique features (will be revealed at press conference!) and is a perfect fit for the mid-range rental markets.
  • The RLM H5 enables the display of HD content in its native resolution, which is fast becoming a requirement in the rental market.
  • Barco is committed to designing and manufacturing total visualization and imaging solutions that offer the end-user ease-of-use, flexible network integration, reliability, and a positive return on investment. (This is true of all our products and strategy.)

Clarity Visual Systems
Booth: 3739

Bengal - A 61-inch rear projection DLP display, based on the InFocus engine that is only 6.5 inches deep. Bengal aims at beating 60-inch plasma on price and performance in digital signage applications by combining ultra-thin rear projection technology with a rugged, reliable design. Integrated audio is included

  • Bengal is the first 61-inch rear-projection DLP product on the market today. It also has audio included.
  • Clarity leads the technology curve again with rear-projection displays.
  • Retail digital signage is the coming growth market and these new displays will be shipping in September.

Margay - A 50-inch rear-projection DLP display, Margay bridges the gap between direct-view LCD and rear projection cubes. It offers the color performance and brightness of Bobcat in a zero-mullion, 16:9 aspect form factor designed to be integrated in large signage and video wall applications.

  • Margay is a stackable DLP rear-projection unit, ideal for video walls.
  • Whether its DLP or LCD technology, Clarity has a product of the size and dimensions for most any application.

Bay Cat - Bay Cat represents the cutting edge of direct-view LCD technology - ultra-high resolution and unparalleled image quality 1920x1080, 900:1 contrast, in an industry leading 46-inch diagonal.

  • Bay Cat is what retailers want in LCD technology - 46 inches in diagonal and a high resolution of 1920x1080 at 900:1 contrast ratio

 

Crestron
Booth: 639

It's a secret.

  • This year in Atlanta, Crestron's expansive booth will be filled with new product presentations and interactive demonstrations. For months, the ad campaign teased and tantalized industry professionals with a promise to transform the touchpanel forever. At InfoComm 2004, the wait will end, as Crestron introduces its "One Giant Leap?" - Isys i/O.
  • Crestron will also reinforce its commitment to delivering integrated solutions by featuring its UPX2 Universal Presentation System, an expanded MediaManager family of products and the new DVP4DI digital video processor.
  • Crestron is also the sole Platinum Sponsor for InfoComm's new Ultimate Boardroom/Classroom Giveaway and New Product Treasure Hunt. In addition to donating products to the giveaways, Crestron touchpanels and control systems will handle AV and lighting control for the Ultimate Boardroom and Classroom exhibits.

Da-Lite Screen Company
Booth: 1017

Integrated Screen Control. Da-Lite's integrated screen control solutions that provide greater flexibility for systems integrators and asset management capabilities for information technology professionals. Using a multitude of industry firsts, this series demonstrates Da-Lite's commitment to innovation. Developed in conjunction with Kayye Consulting, this series includes the first screen solution with integrated dual RS-232 control/relay control, the smallest Ethernet adapter available in the professional audiovisual marketplace, and the first standards-based asset management solution for a non-projector product.

Da-Lite's ISC (Integrated Screen Control) is now compatible with ChristieNet, the networked AV device management solution from Christie. InfoComm attendees will be able to interactively control ChristieNet enabled displays and ISC enabled Da-Lite screens in both manufacturer's booths.

  • ISC is the first networked projection screen product.
  • Da-Lite is the technology leader in projection screens.
  • It shows Da-Lite's committment to being the industry leader in screen technology.

Multi-Mask Imager. The Multi-Mask Imager is a fixed frame screen that features both horizontal and vertical masking and is available with a choice of eleven projection screen surfaces. With all masking retracted, the screen is HDTV (1.78:1) aspect ratio. With masking, you can achieve NTSC Video (1.33:1), Letterbox (1.85:1) and Cinemascope (2.35:1) formats. Da-Lite's Multi-Mask Imager is standard with the Pro-Trim finish, which is a fabric frame covering that aesthetically enhances the appearance of the installation while absorbing light that surrounds the viewing area.

  • Multi-Mask Imager features both vertical and horizontal masking on a fixed frame screen.
  • The Multi-Mask Imager brings more versatility in projection screens to our dealers.
  • It strengthens Da-Lite's position as the screen company with the most comprehensive and versatile product line.

Series 200 Lace and Grommet Frame. The Series 200 Lace and Grommet Frame is constructed of 2" diameter aluminum tubing and is available with a 6" wide Pro-Trim masking cover that conceals the screen binding and lacing cord. The Series 200 frame is recommended for use with any of Da-Lite's front or rear projection surfaces in sizes up to thirty feet wide, making it an excellent choice for auditoriums, theaters and other large venues.

  • The Series 200 Lace and Grommet Frame broadens Da-Lite's line of projection screens for large display applications.
  • Da-Lite is the one stop source for projection screens, regardless of size.
  • It shows Da-Lite has a full range of screen products.

 


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