Product Choice New this month We present our choice of new products for the installation market
Martin Audio MLA Compact www.martin-audio.com
‘It’s…Martin Audio’s Multi-cellular Loudspeaker Array Technology in a smaller, lighter offering designed for installed sound applications.
Details: The MLA Compact shares the same sonic attributes of the flagship MLA but in a more compact form (W: 788mm x H: 280mm x D: 500mm). Despite this, a 12-box array is still said to be able to deliver full rock SPLs in a 5,000-seat venue. Scalable and versatile, MLA
Compact is designed for use in concert halls, ballrooms, theatres and houses of worship. Once again, MLA’s cellular array
design combines with automated Display 2.1 software to deliver a
SME 100 www.extron.com
It’s…A live H.264 encoder for streaming audio, video and computer-video signals.
Details: The SME 100 employs standards-based H.264/MPEG-4 AVC compression, and outputs an IP stream that can easily be decoded and viewed on desktop or laptop PCs. It is designed to address the input requirements common to pro-AV applications, supporting RGB or DVI input signals up to 1920 x 1200 as well as standard-definition and high- definition video up to 1080p/60. The SME 100 also features an integrated three- input switcher with audio
TV One 1T-VS-647
It’s… An SDI to HDMI scaler with audio.
Details: The 1T-VS-647 converts a variety of SDI transmission rates and video resolutions into an HDMI signal. It also provides audio flexibility by outputting the audio
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embedded in the SDI signal to external connectors (both analogue and digital formats) for distribution separate from the HDMI data stream. The 1T-VS-647 features bit rates
to 2.970Gb/s, allowing processing of resolutions up to and including
1080p. SMPTE standards 425 A&B, 424M, 292M and 259M-C are supported and SMPTE 425M level B to level A conversion is standard. Automatic input video format detection and an on-screen menu display are said to make operation easy and intuitive. As part of the
SDI to HDMI scaling process, SDI timing is automatically converted to PC timing parameters.
And also: Additional capabilities
and buffered loop-through connections to simplify integration. Video input signals are scaled and optimised for the intended viewing application. Encoding and compression controls provide a range of adjustments for bit rate and quality.
And also…The SME 100 is available in two models, with the SME 100 SD streaming at resolutions from 166 x 120 up to 720 x 576, and the SME 100 HD streaming from 166 x 120 up to HDTV 1080p/30.
high level of performance and coverage consistency compared to conventional line array technology. The new arrays can be remotely
controlled from the supplied wireless tablet running VU- NETcontrol software. Class D amplification, U-NET control network and DSP circuitry are integrated within each enclosure, simplifying system set-up and operation, and eliminating long, heavy-gauge cable runs. Reducing cable runs to just inches within the enclosure means that all the power produced by the amplifier goes directly to the speakers and is not dissipated in the cables. Sonically, the three-way MLA Compact has a peak output
capability of 135dB LF, 135dB midrange and 135dB HF, per box at 1m. The unit’s LF section utilises two 10in (250mm)/2.5in (63mm) voice coil, neodymium drive units in a ‘Hybrid’ configuration. The unit has completely separate mid and HF horns with horizontal constant-directivity characteristics.
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And also: Each MLA Compact enclosure is fitted with a five- channel amplifier module — with Class D circuitry delivering a total of 2.1kW continuous and 4.2kW peak output.
Bosch LSP Select
It’s... A new app that allows users to choose the best audio solution for acoustical projects.
Details: LSP Select is designed to enable users to choose the best- fit product from over 70 Bosch public address, voice alarm, background and foreground music loudspeakers. The tool organises
the loudspeakers by category – ceiling loudspeakers, sound projectors, cabinet loudspeakers, column loudspeakers, active line arrays and horn loudspeakers. The filtering option in the right-
hand top corner of the app helps users to narrow down the number of loudspeakers that could fit an application. Another feature is the
favourites menu where selected loudspeakers can be stored. From here it is possible to send a loudspeaker datasheet link to your own or a contact’s email address, complete with dealer locator information.
And also: LSP Select is downloadable free of charge from the App Store.
DIGIDIM 454 www.helvar.com
It’s…A new trailing-edge dimming solution developed for applications ranging from high- end homes to hospitality and corporate installations.
Details: The four-channel dimmer is DIN rail-mounted and is compatible with Helvar’s DIGIDIM systems and designer software. The dimmer controls up to 2.2A through each channel, which makes it suited to hotel installations where single rooms require control. The unit benefits from an illuminated LED segment display with a push button interface for intuitive monitoring, manual configuration and control. “As the DIGIDIM 454 is trailing
edge it fills a gap in our portfolio,” says Paul Wilmshurst, managing director at Helvar UK. “It is ideal for the hospitality market and being compact can fit into the tight spaces common to many small- scale commercial installations.” Additional features include push
buttons for manual configuration including the following output types: Linear, Square, S-law, DALI Logarithmic, SSL curve and DALI linear; manual wired override input and over-current and temperature protection.
And also: The 454 connects directly to mains voltage lamps or those requiring transformers and supports both capacitive and resistive loads.
include SDI loop-through with equalisation and reclocking, which means the 1T-VS-647 doubles as an SDI repeater.
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