Welcome to the May edition of Scanlines,
the newsletter of The
Enright Company, Professional Video/Multimedia Representatives, 1801-I Park
Court Place Suite 100, Santa Ana, CA 92701 (888) 334-7773.
Notes From Logan
by Logan Enright, CTS - The Enright Company
The kickoff open house for our new demo
facility here in Orange County on February 16th was a huge success. We had over
60 people cram our humble facility. Outfitted with products from all our
manufacturers, the room features a fully functioning state of the art AV demo
facility. The space remains intact for the use of our integrators for client
demos by appointment. Please don't hesitate!
Many exciting personnel changes with our manufacturers include Chris Wallace
rejoining RGB Spectrum as Western Area Sales Director -- Chris was with RGB for
many years and is back by popular demand! Amanda Hansen has taken the Western
Regional position for APC, Tony Carr has joined Liberty AVS as Territory Manager
for Southern CA, Southern NV and AZ for commercial and residential products. Jay
Kirtley and Gunter Woodson have teamed up with Tightrope Media Systems. Michael
Baker, with experience with several major camera manufacturers, has joined
Vaddio in the position of Strategic Market Development. Rod Wilske is now
Regional Sales Manager at Casio where his charter will be to launch their line
of 20,000 hour projectors.
Personnel from The Enright Company attended the NAB (National Association of
Broadcasters) expo in Las Vegas in April. Some new product introductions at the
show included the Vaddio US made camera, the HD20. This 1080p native camera with
a 20:1 Canon lens is the latest of the company's pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) cameras
made domestically by Vaddio in Minnesota. The HD-20 is built around a 6.49mm
diagonal (1/3-Type) Sony Exmor sensor, which adopts the "Column-Parallel A/D
Conversion Technique"¯ to create images containing more detail than ever before.
The HD-20 features a 3.27 megapixel CMOS sensor and has HDMI, analog RGB and
optional HD SDI output for high resolution image quality. As with all Vaddio
cameras, one can use Cat X cable for easier installs and longer runs.
Squiggle from Vaddio converts whiteboard notes into an HD or SD video signal.
Capable of being installed on almost any existing whiteboard, as no dedicated PC
is required, the video signal can then be connected to any videoconferencing,
TelePresence, distance education or video media distribution system. In addition
to HD/SD outputs, data can be captured and stored as a JPEG image into any USB
flash drive. See the below article on the new ProductionView MV, for Mulit
Viewer -- this will be HOT!
As we prepare for another InfoComm in Orlando June, 13-19, most integrators and
AV consultants are telling us their volume of projects and quotes is way up. As
a rep firm The Enright Company had a great first four months of the year and we
genuinely believe this is a sign of things to come. See you at the show!
Please 'friend' us on Facebook - new posts all the time. Just look for The
Vaddio Launches ProductionVIEW HD MV Camera
Control Console with MultiVIEWER, Digital Outputs and Touchscreen Control
New production switcher with integrated camera
controller and multiviewer capabilities
by Dave Fahrbach, CTS - The Enright
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (2011) -- ProductionVIEW
HD MV offers the same functionality as Vaddio's, www.vaddio.com
, 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.
DomeVIEW HD Series Dome Enclosures for HD-20 / HD-18 Cameras
InfoComm Free VIP Pass Code: VAD0409
by John Harmyk - The Enright Company
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.
Stop by Booth 1963 at InfoComm to see the new domes.
RGB Spectrum HD/3G-SDI Input Module for
Linx Prime Switcher
by Stephen McNeil - The
LinxTM Prime, RGB Spectrum's,
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 ViewTM
family of video windowing systems, the LinxTM DVI Matrix
Switchers, the DGyTM 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 www.rgb.com.
Casio's New Family Of 20,000 Hour Hybrid
Laser & LED Projectors
by Patti Enright - The Enright Company
Casio America, Inc., www.superslimprojector.com, 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
"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
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
*MobiShow® application for compatible device required.
* MobiShow® is a registered trademark of AWIND Inc. in Taiwan and/or other
Tightrope Media Systems Carousel --
Redefining Digital Signage
by Dave Fahrbach, CTS - The Enright
industry continues to evolve, so too does the ease with which signage users can
control content, from start to finish. How it works Content, in many regards, is
the foundation of digital signage. And as more businesses and organizations
venture into the digital signage field, they want the ability to post what they
want, when they want and how they want. But often, they lack the know-how. Also,
organizations may have strict branding guidelines that must be followed.
Premade, professionally designed digital signage channels with
content templates allow anyone to create a compelling message. The foundation of
easy-to-use technology is a Web browser interface, which allows users to key-in
information and upload images with a few clicks of a mouse.
A template, such as the one Tightrope
Media, www.trms.com, used in the Port Authority
bus terminal, offers an easy way to update the content of digital signage,
keeping the message relevant.
Tightrope has created a browser-based system, Carousel, that uses simple
templates as a starting point for users. Carousel is a signage system that makes
untrained users look like designers and encourages them to use the system over
traditional alternatives. To better manage the increased amount of demand for
screen real estate, software should separate signage screens into any desired
number of segments, or zones. A variety of different templates should be
available, so users can simply click on the area where they want to add content.
Within minutes, images and graphics can be uploaded and text can be keyed in.
Tightrope also has designers available to help a company custom brand its
digital signage. Software that is completely Web-based allows users to access
and make modifications and updates at any place with an Internet connection. The
technology should be powerful enough to host and run several types of media at
once, from streaming video to dynamic graphics and RSS feeds that crawl across
the screen. Some programs, like Tightrope's, support a robust set of interactive
capbilities, which can be used in college campuses and airports for wayfinding.
If it's fun to use and makes them look creative and smart they'll continue to
come back to it, which makes the stake holders look smart for choosing Tightrope
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