Extron is now shipping its new MVC 121 Plus -- a compact, three-input stereo audio mixer featuring a digital signal processing platform for audio signal mixing and control. The MVC 121 Plus features a stereo line level input and two mic/line level inputs with 48 volt phantom power for condenser microphones, plus fixed and variable stereo line level outputs. It offers gain, filter, tone processing and parametric EQ. Quick configuration using the DSP Configurator Software allows the MVC 121 Plus to be installed in very little time. The MVC 121 Plus is designed for presentation applications that require line and microphone audio mixing with DSP in a small form factor.
The DSP built into the MVC 121 Plus provides wide dynamic range and utilizes 24-bit audio converters with 48 kHz sampling to maintain audio signal transparency. Convenient, easy-to-configure tools are available to control level, high and low pass filters, and bass and treble shelving filters. The DSP Configurator Software features an intuitive on-screen layout that offers fast access to digital audio signal processing tools as well as audio mixing. Designers can quickly get a snapshot view of the entire audio system, including processing blocks and mixing points.
Here are all the specs: http://www.extron.com/product/product.aspx?id=mvc121plus&s=0
Listen Technologies has debuted a simple-to-use mobile App for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Assistive Listening Standards. The ADA Compliance Assistive Listening Calculator is a complete tool-set for understanding and calculating your facility requirements to meet the 2010 ADA STANDARDS FOR ACCESSIBLE DESIGN.
Complete with an easy-to-use calculator, e-mail capability, ADA information links, product assistance and quote request button, this application will take out the guess work for ADA requirements.
The mobile App is based on Table 219.3 Receivers for Assistive Listening Systems from Section: 706 Assistive Listening Systems of the Department of Justice Title III of the ADA. The table outlines the minimum number of receivers/assistive listening devices (ALDs) required based on the capacity seating of assembly areas and the minimum number of ALDs that are required to be hearing aid compatible.
The ADA Compliance Assistive Listening Calculator App is available for free on the iTunes store here:
Now you can place a surveillance camera anywhere without needing to provide power or data wiring to it, thanks to AvaLAN's new solar powered Surveillance Pole. It consists of a 12 foot steel pole wrapped with a rugged thin film solar laminate array, topped with a Mobotix high resolution camera and connected to a network with a 900 MHz wireless Ethernet link.
This solution gives you the ability to capture video, process it on the pole and stream it back to an attached network storage system or view it live from anywhere in the world (via the web). The camera has dual sensors to provide day/night viewing with an integrated DVR so that any data interruptions will not cause lost frames. The 900 MHz wireless Ethernet radio link provides a range of up to 20 miles or the ability to penetrate walls and trees with AES encryption and robust data reliability. The solar array is a triple junction amorphous silicon unit with a durable ETFE polymer coating (Teflon-like) and a maximum output of 68 watts. Batteries in the base of the pole allow continuous day/night operation.
Just bolt the pole to a concrete pad or pier or use the Dirt Set option, aim the camera in the desired direction (it allows digital pan and zoom), aim the radio antenna toward the network receiver (also included and pre-configured) and begin collecting important surveillance information.
The AvaLAN AW900SSPK Surveillance Solar Pole is a differentiator that AV integrators can offer that marries AV and IT technology into one security solution for campus-wide or facility-wide security. More details on the $10,000 turn-key solution can be found here: http://www.avalanwireless.com/product-details-900_mhz_surveillance_solar_pole-1044.htm
BenQ today introduced the next generation of its popular mini projector, the BenQ Joybee GP2. Building on the success of its GP1 predecessor, the GP2 projector features the same black and white housing while adding a number of enhancements including a better user interface, 720p HD-ready video capability, short-throw projection, an integrated iPhone/iPod dock, an optional three-hour battery pack and a multitude of connectivity options.
Based on high-efficiency 3LED illumination and DLP projection technology, the light and compact 565-gram, palm-sized BenQ Joybee GP2 offers simple plug-and-play operation, 200 ANSI lumens of brightness. It can project up to a 160-inch screen, according to BenQ. (Editor's note: You'd better be sitting in a pitch black room with not even a night light on if you want to project 160 inches using a projector with 200 lumens of brightness.)
The BenQ Joybee GP2 connectivity includes USB and SD card viewers, a document viewer for Microsoft Office and PDF documents and mini HDMI for tablets and smartphones. A USB display feature allows users to connect their computers to the mini projector using a USB cable — no driver required — while the USB file transfer function lets them transfer their multimedia files to the unit's 2GB of on-board memory storage.
It lists for $550. Details are here: http://promotions.benq.us/microsite/miniprojector/
Microsoft is now accepting pre-orders for its next generation of Surface, the Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface, from Samsung resellers in 23 countries worldwide.
Automotive, education, finance, healthcare, hospitality and retail are just some of the industries targeted to take advantage of the $8,400 SUR40 with Samsung’s PixelSense technology, sleeker form factor and horizontal/vertical orientation options. The flat-screen panel from Samsung uses 2 million built-in sensors.
Here are the specs: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/surface/
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