May, 2011                      www.enrightcompany.com                Vol. 9, Issue 1

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San Onofre After Storm

Welcome to the May edition of Scanlines
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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

loganThe 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!

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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 Company 


DaveMINNEAPOLIS, 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.
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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.


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

InfoComm Free VIP Pass Code: VAD0409

by John Harmyk - The Enright Company

johnVaddio'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 Enright Company

StephenLinxTM Prime, RGB Spectrum's, www.rgb.com, new family of CrossXFormatTM 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.

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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


pattiCasio 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 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.



Tightrope Media Systems Carousel -- Redefining Digital Signage

by Dave Fahrbach, CTS - The Enright Company


As the 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.

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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.  
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.

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 media.

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WHAT WHEN WHERE MORE INFO
Tony Carr Liberty
AV Solutions in AZ
May 17 Various logan@enrightcompany.com
Chris Wallace
RGB Spectrum in LA
May 17 Various dave@enrightcompany.com
Brightline lighting
exhibiting at
RevoLab Dealer
Cocktail Reception
May 18 McCormick and Schmick, Irvine By invitation for commercial AV dealers and consultants. logan@enrightcompany.com
Dave Fahrbach
in Las Vegas
May
18-19
Various dave@enrightcompany.com
Memorial Day May 30 USA Remember those who
have kept us free
NCast in SoCal
for local sales calls
May
30-31
Various logan@enrightcompany.com
Visionary Solutions hosts San Diego SBE Luncheon June 8 TBA logan@enrightcompany.com
InfoComm
Orlando, FL
June
13-17
Orlando, FL infocomm.org

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