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Articles May-June 2021

Pursuing the Pro Audio Trail

In conversation with Caroline Moss and Sue Gould

PT got in touch with the Pro AVL Asia magazine core team of Editor - Caroline Moss and Sales Director - Sue Gould, who between them boast of over three decades of experience in the pro audio industry..... read more

NJSM Marks a Milestone in the Business of Sound

From Rental Company to manufacturer and innovator, Nixon Johnny has guided and grown NJSM from a two-person company to a fifty-person company, continuing to expand into virtual events with NJSM Virtual Studio..... read more

Tech Savvy Environment for T-Systems

Eyte Technologies installs high-tech AV Solution at T-System’s Experience Center facilitating brand value and delivering superior customer experience..... read more

Conversations with SudeepAudio

Sudeep Audio, one of India’s first pro audio web store selling studio software and equipment online commenced its YouTube Channel, ConverSAtions, in 2011 to share the journey of Indian Sound Engineers..... read more

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Top 25 AV Hardware - AV-ICNx Spotlights 2019’s Top 25 Products



Interactive Touchscreen Display

BenQ

BenQ’s 4K DuoBoard Corporate Interactive Flat Panel

BenQ’s 4K DuoBoard corporate interactive flat panel facilitates efficient multitasking by enabling users to open two applications simultaneously, while Duo OS achieves cross-platform compatibility between Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows OS, for more collaboration. The Duo Boards function combines two panels side by side, to double the collaboration space and develop borderless ideas under the powerful whiteboarding app EZWrite. The 65” and 86” DuoBoard also provides seamless video conferences with the embedded FHD camera and array mic, as well as intuitive display interactivity by incorporating the advanced P-cap (Projected Capacitive) touch technology. The P-cap touch enables accurate, precise touch responses on the screen for realistic handwriting, also features with InstaShare app for ease of wireless mirroring, open-platform software compatibility, smart eye-care solution, and hassle-free maintenance.

ViewSonic

ViewSonic TD2455

The TD2455 24-inch monitor comes with responsive, in-cell touch technology and an advanced ergonomic design, the ViewSonic TD2455 touch display delivers more hands-on control for collaborative classrooms and more productive workspaces.

The intuitive touch screen delivers a smooth and responsive experience, and with the 10-point multi-touch capabilities, users can simultaneously write or draw on the surface using styluses or fingers. Included with the monitor is a lightweight, optimized stylus pen that can be used to write notes, draw, or perform other detailed tasks that require more accuracy than fingertips. The pen can be easily attached to the base of the display. The latest USB 3.2 Type-C input transforms this display into a powerful hub by enabling easy connectivity to PC, laptop, and Chrome systems. In addition, USB Type-C delivers charging power, video, and audio over a single cable. The TD2455 features an ergonomic dual hinge stand that allows the screen to be tilted and adjusted to deliver a more comfortable user experience. This sturdy design ensures that the display works in a variety of environments and scenarios to boost interactivity. With an optional mount kit, the TD2455 can be used with VDI client endpoints.

Sharp

SHARP AQUOS Board PN-L401

With its 10-point multi-touch functionality and high-sensitivity capacitive touch technology for a precise and smooth pen operation, the SHARP AQUOS BOARD PN-L401C interactive display can be used in a variety of roles and locations. When installed face-up or in a landscape or portrait orientation, it works as an interactive information interface. It can also be used to engage and inform people in stores, museums, showrooms and other public spaces. With the PN-L401C interactive display, everyone can engage meaningfully in small-group meetings by sharing onscreen information. Intuitive touchscreen operation, whether with a finger or pen, facilitates active collaboration. And with the optional wireless board, you can also have BYOD meetings. When not being used in a meeting, it can be used as an appealing touchscreen signage displaying corporate ads, notices and other information.

Newline

Newline IP Series

The IP Series by Newline brings effective collaboration with stronger network security. It comes with a Linux-based operating system designed to keep your data secure, while providing your team all the tools they need to work. With an operating system powered by Linux, the IP Series lets you keep access to your network out of reach while still making it easy for anyone to walk up and use. Capacitive touch technology works and feels as natural as writing on a smart phone or tablet. With an instant response from the screen, interactivity and whiteboarding are made more intuitive than ever. Optical bonding gives you an ultra-wide 178° viewing angle. The IP Series lets you add a powerful on-board PC to bring the power of a desktop computer right to your display. It can be used in the familiar Windows system and all its functionalities for unlimited and personalized collaboration.

Allsee Displays

Infrared FreeStanding Multi Touch Screen Posters

Infrared FreeStanding Multi Touch Screen Posters comes with both Android and Windows operating systems installed on the integrated PC it cannot be beaten on flexibility.

It has up to 10 touch points that allows for a wider variety of applications than ever before. This kind of functionality allows you to manipulate images, zoom in an out as well as perform many other touch gestures; much like you would with a domestic tablet. It also allows for multiple users interacting with the screen at one time.

Although the screens have an integrated PC with two operating systems, there is also a possibility to attach external devices if required. Simply connect your device to the screen, via VGA or HDMI (for the video signal) and USB (for the touch functionality). The screen will then serve as your computer monitor and the touch functionality controls the cursor, essentially acting as your mouse. The third party PC or media player can be hidden inside the screen’s lockable internal compartment.

Projectors

Epson

Epson LightScene EV-105

Epson LightScene EV-105 3LCD laser projector is a signage projection solution from Epson, which can create visual displays and immersive environments. A convergence of lighting and display technology, LightScene laser projectors can simultaneously illuminate and project on virtually any surface or material, unleashing experiential content for digital art, commercial signage and décor applications. The LightScene laser projectors feature WXGA resolution, 3LCD technology for a brighter and true to life images, 20,000 operating hours plus a sealed optical engine, for amazing image quality matched by outstanding performance. It offers a sleek white spotlight design, easily blends into its surroundings, offering vertical and horizontal rotation, with flexible mounting on tracks, floors, walls or ceilings and is ideal for retail, hospitality, event spaces, showrooms, museums, etc. In addition to conventional projection on the wall, customers can also project onto curved surfaces, on corners, ceilings, floor, table, or any other surface, just by changing the angle of the projector. The projector has a contrast ratio up to 2,500,000:1, for exceptionally deep blacks and brilliant, vivid colors. 1.58x powered optical zoom and powered focus, allows the projector to be installed in both large and small spaces.

Christie

Christie D4K40-RGB

Christie’s D4K40-RGB, all-in-one, 40,000 lumen RGB pure laser projector features Christie Real Laser illumination technology and TruLife electronics, the D4K40-RGB is engineered to light up the largest canvases with spectacular visuals.

The Christie D4K40-RGB is a small, light and high-brightness, large venue RGB laser projector. There are no heavy external chillers, remote laser racks, or special pedestals – everything is completely integrated into a single chassis. Like all Christie projectors, the Christie D4K40-RGB is designed with the AV professional in-mind. Featuring 12G-SDI, DisplayPort, Christie Terra SDVoE input card, Christie Link and more, connecting a variety of sources is easy. The D4K40-RGB is also compatible with most Christie 4K lenses for added convenience and cost savings. Power runs are also easy with the help of 220V operation.

Optoma

Optoma ZU516SA

Optoma’s ZU516SA comes in a smal and light compact design and useful vertical lens shift in the 5,000 to 6,000 lumens class. This projector works well for those applications that simply require the brightness level, ease of installation, with minimum maintenance for up to 30,000 hours**. The ZU516SA delivers outstanding reliability, high intensity brightness, compact design, stunning colors and spectacular image quality. High dynamic range (HDR) technology improves contrast ratio, brightness, and color depth on the display, delivers brighter whites and deeper black levels. It enhances the details and depth of field, making the images clearer and more realistic. The ZU516SA can be used for businesses, conference rooms, higher education, auditoriums, exhibitions, digital signage, entertainment venues, projection mapping, and simulation.

Panasonic

Panasonic PT-RQ50K

The PT-RQ50K serves Native 4K (4096 x 2160) images with a laser engine that combines one red laser and two blue lasers operating at different wavelengths, light output is doubled from the same footprint as our 26,000 lm PT-RQ32K 4K projector. The PT-RQ50K can be deployed at sporting events, arena concerts, outdoor mapping attractions, or museum exhibitions. An all-new laser engine expands color-gamut to 114 % of our current PT-RQ32K flagship, achieving lush, vibrant hues that pull audiences into the artist’s world. A new red laser enhances two blue lasers, which output light at different wavelengths for high color accuracy. Combined with digital frame-by-frame control to manage light output according to the scene’s contrast and brightness requirements and dedicated red-laser cooling to precisely control temperature, the PT-RQ50K attains vivid reds and deep, natural blues for spectacular on-screen color expression.

BenQ

BenQ Smart Projectors

The BenQ Smart Projectors feature a powerful built-in operating system with useful business apps, enabling wireless mirroring across multiple platforms, video conferencing, collaboration, and direct reading of files from USB drives to maximize meeting efficiency in the BYOD trend. Besides the standard throw models EH600, EW600 and EX600 with resolutions of Full HD, WXGA to XGA respectively, the short throw models EX800ST and EW800ST even incorporate hassle-free management apps to manage across BenQ smart projectors and interactive flat panels in one company, such as Account Management System (AMS), Device Management Solution (DMS), and X-Sign Broadcast to deliver instant messages into the projection screens.

Conference Microphones

MXL

MXL AC-360-Z V2

The MXL AC-360-Z V2 is designed for use in corporate communication settings like group web conferencing rooms, huddle rooms, meeting rooms, and more. It has twelve internal microphone capsules, divided into four quadrants, ensure 360° of perfect speech intelligibility within a 25-ft radius, without reliance on any additional equipment. It’s Solid, all-metal construction and a reinforced frame gives the AC-360-Z V2 extra durability for shared office environments. The included locking DC power supply ensures that the AC-360-Z V2 won’t get accidently unplugged during important meetings. The AC-360-Z V2’s rubber feet are removable so that the unit can be mounted directly on the ceiling or conference room tables using the included assortment of USB cables, universal power supply, and mounting pads to enable virtually any installation, anywhere. It has a 25-foot audio range.

DPA

DPA Super cardioid Tabletop Microphones

With very low noise and a high sensitivity, d:sign Super cardioid Tabletop Microphones offer a clear, transparent, and natural sound. They ensure maximum speech intelligibility regardless of the acoustical environment. With a linear response, low distortion and an extremely large dynamic range, they work in any environment.

The Microphone Base is made specifically to work with the d:sign 4098 Supercardioid Podium Microphone. It has an unobtrusive design with a black, non-reflective surface and integrated shock mount, which ensures that vibrations from people touching the table as well as reverberations from people walking in and out of the room will not affect the sound. The audio cables are an integral part of the Microphone Base unit.

Audio-Technica

Audio-Technica ES931WML/MIC

The ES931WML/MIC MicroLine condenser gooseneck microphone can be used for boardrooms, school and government settings, teleconferencing, houses of worship and other installed applications. The microphone is equipped with a special TA3F-type connector that works with compatible Audio-Technica power modules (not included) and features UniGuard RFI-shielding technology for outstanding rejection of radio frequency interference (RFI). This gooseneck mic provides a uniform MicroLine polar pattern with narrow 90° acceptance angle, comes with a two-stage foam windscreen and is available with low-reflectance black (ES931ML/MIC) or white (ES931WML/MIC) finish. Additional interchangeable elements – omnidirectional (360°), cardioid (120°) and hypercardioid (100°) – are available separately.

Beyerdynamic

Beyerdynamic GM 105

The Classis GM 105 gooseneck microphone is fitted with a 3-pin male connector and suitable for different applications. The microphone features a cardioid polar pattern with a high gain before feedback. The microphone is mounted on a 6 mm thick gooseneck and due to its matt black, non-glare surface it discreetly blends into the environment. In order to suppress wind or pop noise, there is a switchable low-cut filter on the circuit board. The microphone can be powered with any phantom power source supplying 12 to 48 V. The microphone is supplied with a foam wind shield.

Sennheiser

Sennheiser TeamConnect Ceiling 2

TeamConnect Ceiling 2 with patented beamforming technology allows you to use the entire meeting room in a way that suits your personal meeting culture: During the meeting, participants can move freely and flexibly in the room, sit at the table or give presentations. Digital workflows are optimized with Sennheiser’s Control Cockpit software.

The microphone can be easily controlled and monitored from anywhere in the corporate network. Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) makes integration of the ceiling microphone very easy. An open media control protocol (API) allows you to make individual adjustments. TeamConnect Ceiling 2 uses the latest Audinate chip set to make the day-to-day business of IT managers and integrators even easier. The ceiling microphone is therefore fully compatible with the Dante Domain Manager and benefits from the numerous advantages.

Large Format LED

Delta

Delta 4K Laser Video wallw

Samsung QLED 8K Signage is supported by AI upscaling technology that creates true-to-life images and a revolutionary viewing experience. Samsung QLED 8K offers high resolution, four times higher than 4K UHD content and 16 times higher than FHD. With more than 33 million pixels, QLED 8K provides exceptional depth and detail, resulting in an immersive viewing experience in any business environment. QLED’s Quantum Processor 8K uses AI-powered machine learning to compare data from millions of images to reduce noise and refine details, delivering clearer pictures, improved resolution and a memorable viewing experience in detail. Samsung’s QLED technology ensures the delivery of 100% color volume expression, based on over a billion colors. QLED 8K technology ensures rich and true-to-life images, meaning viewers will experience the purest color accuracy to-date in any environment.

Samsung

Samsung QLED 8K Signage

Samsung QLED 8K Signage is supported by AI upscaling technology that creates true-to-life images and a revolutionary viewing experience. Samsung QLED 8K offers high resolution, four times higher than 4K UHD content and 16 times higher than FHD. With more than 33 million pixels, QLED 8K provides exceptional depth and detail, resulting in an immersive viewing experience in any business environment. QLED’s Quantum Processor 8K uses AI-powered machine learning to compare data from millions of images to reduce noise and refine details, delivering clearer pictures, improved resolution and a memorable viewing experience in detail. Samsung’s QLED technology ensures the delivery of 100% color volume expression, based on over a billion colors. QLED 8K technology ensures rich and true-to-life images, meaning viewers will experience the purest color accuracy to-date in any environment.

Planar

Planar LookThru Transparent OLED Display

The Planar LookThru Transparent OLED Display makes it possible to create truly see-through installations with a virtually frameless glass design by utilizing cutting-edge Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) technology, eliminating the needed for a backlight or enclosure. With 38 percent light transmissivity, the glass delivers all the benefits of interactive digital signage while allowing consumers to see the product or scenes behind the display. Planar LookThru Transparent OLED Displays are ideal for retail merchandising, corporate displays, museum exhibits, award or trophy cases in education or corporate settings, tradeshow exhibits and a wide range of other architectural applications. It is compatible with processing solutions from Planar including the Clarity VCS Video Wall Processor for tiling applications or advanced source management. It comes with an Improved perceived contrast when compared to traditional large form cover glass, making the display more readable and impactful to the user - even in bright public venues.

Absen

Absens Mini LED

Absen’s Mini-LED for rental display, Aries series (AX1.5 ) is packed with the latest in Integrated Matrix Device (IMD) and Common Cathode (CC) technologies, Absen’s Mini-LED products, the Aries series 1.5mm and Control Room series 0.9mm is able to provide over 2.5 times the strength of traditional LED screens while consuming 20% less power. The Common Cathode technology independently supplies power to the RGB chip through high-precision voltage control, ensuring that each panel emits 20% less heat and as a result, consumes 20% less power, without compromising on brightness and color uniformity. This, in turn, prolongs the service life of the product. The narrowing of LED gap means smaller welding area and higher requirements for welding crafts. Nevertheless, with IMD 4-in-1 pixel integration technology, repair becomes much easier due to the expanded operation area and improved PCB pad. It enables that repairing an Absen Aries 1.5mm LED will not be more difficult than a conventional PP2.5mm product.

Christie

Christie MicroTiles LED

Delivering P3 color space, fully compliant HDR-10 and patented software that keeps the wall calibrated at 97 percent or greater uniformity, Christie MicroTiles LED are suitable for broadcast sets, corporation venues, museums, retail, stadiums, arenas, and higher education. It includes a low profile ADA-compliant QuickMount system so displays can be created in any shape and size, including 90-degree inside/outside corners and both concave and convex curves. Individual tiles automatically detect and self-locate using the IR Neighbor Detection capability while the sensor-based AutoMatch feature automatically matches color and brightness to achieve >97% uniformity across the entire display for the entire operational lifetime. The MicroTiles LED WebUI is an intuitive, easy-to-use web-based control interface that can be accessed from any connected device. Designed with the user in-mind WebUI gives you total command of display set up, control and management.

Transceivers

Aurora

Aurora IPX-TC3

The IPX-TC3 provides one of the most advanced IP Streaming solutions on the market utilizing Aurora’s IPBaseT technology, which synergizes various IP/AV standards to work together as one. The IPX-TC3 can be set up as either one to make installation, inventory, and troubleshooting easier. Another industry first is the option slot to add other IP capabilities, like ExtremeUSB (USB 2.0 over IP), ReAX IP control option or Dante audio, for a more complete, distributed system. Audio, video, data, and control can be sent securely to one or many units using off-the-shelf 10G Ethernet switches. When the IPX is set up to be a transmitter, the 2 HDMI inputs become a source switch and the HDMI output becomes a potential loop out. When set up as a receiver, a user can select the local HDMI inputs or an IP source. Seamless switching of sources further enhances the presentation. Regardless of how the IPX is set up, the audio can be de-embedded at any locations, break away, and/or be sent to or received from a Dante enabled device. The USB 2.0 option is also flexible, working as a KVM and/or a high-speed data transfer (480Mbps) for memory sticks. Each IPX USB feature can also be set as a host or a device. To keep the system friendly, a customizable OSB and web server are available to be programmed as required. For RJ-45 LAN devices, the 1G Ethernet port allows full bandwidth end-to-end over the IPX 10G fiber or copper port.

Extron

Extron DTP2 T 204

The DTP2 T 204, a four-input switcher with integrated DTP2 transmitter for sending HDMI and control up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded CATx cable to an Extron DTP-enabled product. It supports computer and video resolutions up to 4K/60 at 4:4:4 chroma sampling. This HDCP 2.2-compliant switcher includes many features, such as EDID Minder, Key Minder, and selectable HDCP authorization. Ethernet control enables centralized system management. The half-rack width enclosure enables discreet placement within lecterns, beneath tables, or wherever needed to meet application requirements. The DTP2 T 204 switcher provides reliable routing of HDMI video at data rates up to 18 Gbps, along with HDR, Deep Color up to 12-bit, 3D, and embedded HD lossless audio formats. For simplified installation, it can be remotely powered by a DTP2 enabled product over the twisted pair connection. It can also be configured to provide power to the connected DTP2 receiver product. DDC communication of EDID and HDCP is continuously maintained between source and display to ensure direct compatibility and optimal signal transmission between devices. The DTP2 T 204 switcher also features contact closure and tally outputs for integration with Extron Show Me cables.

TvONE

TvONE MG-FB-61x

The MG-FB-61x supports resolutions up to 4K60 4:4:4 with no compression and zero latency at distances up to 984ft (300m) using either single mode or multi-mode LC fiber. Support is also available for HDCP 2.2, HDR, bidirectional RS-232 and IR in addition to Audio Return Channel, CEC, and EDID pass through, making any installation simple. The Magenta fiber optic extender kit is completely secure and has industry leading RF and EMC immunity to ensure the highest levels of performance and signal integrity, while additionally providing the benefit of future proofing your installations.

Crestron

Crestron HD-TXC-101-C-E

The HD-TXC-101-C-E is a surface-mountable DM Lite transmitter designed to pair with a DM Lite receiver to form a point-to-point signal extender for HDMI, RS-232, and IR signals. The DM Lite family of products offers a very simple and versatile solution for extending HD, UHD, 2K, and 4K video signals, with stereo or surround sound audio, over a single CAT5e (or better) cable. A cable length of up to 230 ft (70 m) is supported for HD 1080p, WUXGA, and 2K signals, or up to 130 ft (40 m) for UHD and 4K. In addition to video and audio, the HD-TXC-101-C-E supports the extension of RS-232 and IR control signals in either direction.

The USB power port supplies power only (500 mA maximum) and is suitable for general use to power USB powered devices. No USB data is passed through this connection. It cannot be used to extend USB data, video, or audio signals.

The HD-TXC-101-C-E is designed to mount on a flat surface beneath a table, behind a credenza, or inside a podium. It can also be attached to a single rack rail in the back of an equipment cabinet. When powered using the provided wall mount power pack, the HD-TXC-101-C-E also supplies power to the connected receiver over the link cable. Alternately, a power pack may be connected to the receiver, which in turn supplies power to the HD-TXC-101-C-E over the link cable.

Kramer

Kramer 675T

675T is a HDMI fiber transmitter for ultra-reach extension of 4K60Hz (4:4:4) HDMI signals over multi-mode or single-mode fiber optic. 675T converts the HDMI input signal to an optical signal that is transmitted over a fiber optic cable to a compatible receiver that converts it back to an HDMI signal.

HDMI fiber transmitter can be used for providing ultra–reach signals over either multi–mode or single–mode optical fiber infrastructures, using Kramer pluggable OSP SFP+ units. Near–zero latency video chroma sub–sampling conversion technology, is employed to auto–adapt above 10G HDMI signals to 10G optical link signal data–rate.

It is HDCP 2.2 compliant and supports up to 18G (6G per channel) data rate, LPCM 7.1, Dolby True HD, and DTS–HD as specified in HDMI 2.0.

 It comes with an Intelligent EDID handling, processing and pass–through algorithm that ensures Plug and Play operation for HDMI source and display systems.

 It has a Cost–Effective Maintenance as the Status LED indicators for power, source, sink and fiber link connections detection facilitate easy local troubleshooting.

The DigiTOOLS rack mountable fan–less enclosure enables side–by–side mounting of 3 units in a 1U rack space with the recommended rack adapter.



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