Monday, June 20, 2011

Vaddio Launches ProductionVIEW HD MV Camera Control Console with MultiVIEWER, Digital Outputs and Touchscreen Control

ProductionVIEW HD MV offers the same functionality as Vaddio’s,, existing ProductionVIEW HD, with the addition of multiviewer capabilities and digital inputs/outputs. Combined with the new Multiviewer Touchscreens, you can easily switch all live feeds and create up to 12 “video thumbnails” of preset shots by simply touching the monitor.

ProductionVIEW HD MV
ProductionVIEW HD MV is a 6 x 2 multi-format, seamless video mixer that also provides two discrete outputs for dual bus program feeds (two independent 6 x 1 mixers). Input signals include analog HD YPbPr video, RGBHV, SD (Y/C and CVBS), and Input 6 provides a DVI-I input for RGBHV, DVI-D and HDMI. The Program and Preview outputs have both analog (YPbPr, RGBHV, Y/C & CVBS) and digital (DVI-D & HDMI) outputs. HD resolutions up to 1080/60p are supported.
Camera control features include a broadcast-style 3-axis/1-button Hall Effect Joystick with twist handle zoom control, as well as separate Pan, Tilt and Speed control knobs. There are six discrete auto-sensing RS-232 camera control ports.  A wide variety of transitions can be achieved through user-selectable buttons built into the control surface. The Lower Screen Graphic (LSG) function allows users to overlay computer graphics onto the program video output.

TeleTouch Multiviewer Touchscreens
The new TeleTouch Multiviewer Touchscreen Monitors allow you to easily see and switch all live video feeds and create “video thumbnails” with finger-touch control. The multiviewer can be configured to display up to six input windows and two larger “Preview” and “Program” windows with red and green tally window borders. The Preview output is configurable for analog and digital outputs and allows for either a standard preview outputs or the multiviewer output. The TeleTouch Touchscreen Monitors are available in two sizes: 18.5-inch rack-mount or a standard 22-inch with base.


Monday, June 13, 2011

RGB Spectrum HD/3G-SDI Input Module for Linx Prime Switcher

Linx™ Prime, RGB Spectrum’s,, new family of CrossXFormat™ switchers, adds an HD/3G-SDI dual-channel card to its currently available DVI/HDMI and RGB/DVI input modules. Video inputs are converted for distribution and display on HDMI and DVI devices, less costly than HD/3G-SDI monitors. The new card option also offers built-in equalization to support cable runs up to 120 meters at 3.0 GHz or 200 meters at 1.485 GHz.

The HD/3G-SDI dual-channel input cards support a link rate of up to 3.0 Gbps.

Native resolutions supported include:
1280x720p at 60 and 59.94 Hz
1920x1080i at 50 and 59.94 Hz
1920x1080PsF at 24 Hz
1920x1080p at 23.98, 24, 25, 59.94 and 60 Hz

The Linx Prime graphical user interface, Web Control Panel (WCP), provides intuitive set-up and control. Command line operation is also supported through Telnet and an RS-232 connection.

Linx Prime switchers support configurations up to 8x8, 16x16, and 32x32, with a selection of input modules, frame sizes and a dual-link option.

RGB Spectrum® is a leading designer and manufacturer of videographic and multimedia hardware subsystems. Products include the View™ family of video windowing systems, the Linx™ DVI Matrix Switchers, the DGy™ digital recording system, Quadra® DVI universal scaler and synchronizer, SynchroMaster® keyers and overlayers and ComputerWall® and MediaWall® multi-screen display controllers. RGB Spectrum is based in Alameda, California, and can be reached at 510-814-7000 and on the internet at

Monday, June 6, 2011

Casio’s New Family Of 20,000 Hour Hybrid Laser & LED Projectors

Casio America, Inc.,, a leader in digital projection technology, today announced the introduction of a new family of lamp-free eco-friendly data projectors. Equipped with Casio’s revolutionary LASER & LED Hybrid Light Source, the family of 12 new projectors is capable of achieving high-brightness projection output up to 3,500 lumens, and includes a number of innovative and interactive features.

“Casio is thrilled to announce this new family of projectors,” said Frank Romeo, vice president of Casio’s Business Projector Division. “Our new line will provide our customers with all of the advantages of Casio’s unique LASER & LED Hybrid Light Source plus superior brightness, an energy-saving interactive experience and features designed  for the business, education, Pro AV, digital signage and home entertainment markets.  The rollout of three new categories of projectors, Signature, PRO and Short-Throw, will start this Summer and offer features and functionality, including; 3D Capability, Intelligent Brightness Control, Interactive Whiteboard & Pointing and MobiShow® function. The projectors provide a powerful 3D graphic experience and each model incorporates a full input/output interface, including three types of video and audio inputs, as well as HDMI, RGB and RS-232 terminals.

The Intelligent Brightness Control features an ECO function which automatically adjusts the brightness to suit the environmental lighting conditions of any room.

The Interactive Whiteboard & Pointing function enables users to maintain control of the PC by positioning the pointer at the projection screen as well as write on the screen when utilizing the Presentation Draw software.

With the MobiShow®* feature, business and educational presentations are made easy, allowing users to make presentations wirelessly via any smartphone, computer and other mobile device equipped with wireless LAN capabilities. Presentations can also be conducted using the USB 2.0 function available in select models.

*MobiShow® application for compatible device required.
* MobiShow is a registered trademark of AWIND Inc. in Taiwan and/or other countries.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Vaddio Announces DomeVIEW HD Series Dome Enclosures for HD-20 / HD-18 Cameras

Stop by Booth 1963 at InfoComm to see the new domes. InfoComm Free VIP Pass Code: VAD0409

Vaddio's DomeVIEW HD Series Dome Enclosures for Vaddio cameras provide integrators with a secure camera housing designed to protect the PTZ camera against damage that can be caused when cameras are exposed to the elements and vandalism. The clear and smoked optically correct domes provide for distortion-free viewing that allows the camera operator to position the camera anywhere within its pan/tilt range.

“Dome camera housings have always proved to be a challenge to our integrators,” explained Vaddio President, Rob Sheeley. “As most of the existing dome enclosure manufactures design their products to be used in security applications, they tend to introduce visual distortion, reflection and glare when trying to support a broadcast quality PTZ camera. The DomeVIEW product line now gives integrators a broadcast quality dome.  ”The Series includes an Indoor Flush Mount Dome, Indoor Pendant Mount Dome and a light-duty Weather-Resistant Outdoor Pendant Dome. Each enclosure includes a 12-inch optical-grade polycarbonate dome (clear or smoke-tinted depending on dome type), metal back cans and mounting hardware.