LDM Vol 24 Issue 38 Product Roundup

Acnodes Corp of the US has released a new 17.3″ UltraHD monitor that can be rack (8U) mounted or used on a VESA mount. It has front handles and runs from 12V power (60W consumption on mains). Inputs are VGA, HDMI (1.4 up to 2560 x 1440) and DisplayPort and it is certified to MIL-STD-810F for vibration and shock.

Acnode rmw7176s

Belkin has a new USB Type-C hub, the Express Dock HD, that has two USB-C 3.1 ports for charging notebooks or other devices as well as three USB-A ports. It has a single HDMI port for up to UltraHD resolution and also a gigabit ethernet. Used without a power supply (relying on power from the notebook) it can support UltraHD up to 30Hz. The dock costs $229.

Belkin USB C hub

Christie has upgraded the FDH552-X to the FDH553-X. The video wall LCD has 3.5mm bezels and is intended for 24/7 operation. Resolution is 3840 x 2160 and the output level is 500 cd/m² and Christie said that it calibrates each unit to ensure consistent performance. The monitor has an OPS slot for integrating intelligence, such as the Phoenix EP control system from Christie.

Optoma has added three new signal processors to its Chameleon range with the new universal video and audio presentation scaler-switchers – PS200, PS200T and PS300T. They are designed to support Optoma’s ProScene projector range and provide seamless video switching and scaling in meeting rooms, conference rooms, boardrooms, classrooms and auditoriums.

Justin Halls, Chief Technology Officer at Optoma EMEA said:

“HQUltra technology was chosen to power the large videowalls used at the recent Rio Olympics. The same HQUltra technology powers the Optoma Chameleon range of presentation-switcher products.

Each model is able to switch input channels in as little as 0.25 seconds

The PS200/300 series accept 4K inputs with refresh rates of up to 60Hz and can downscale to any lower resolution. These models can also up-scale any signal to a maximum of 4K 60Hz for fast motion video. Input video is processed with only one frame delay

Each model is fitted with eight-line level stereo audio inputs plus two microphone inputs with phantom power. They also include a built-in audio mixer and a stereo 30W amplifier with two loudspeaker outputs.

For in-camera and broadcast use, the PS300T provides a Genlock input compatible with bi or tri-level sync or black & burst.

Optoma PS300T

TCL in the US has announced its C-Series UltraHD HDR TVs with Roku which includes a 75″ which is claimed to be the largest Roku set on the market. The sets support Dolby Vision and have what TCL calls ‘NBP Photon Technology’ to provide a wide colour gamut. The pricing is $699 for the 55″ (55C807), $1,099 for the the 65″ (65C807) and $1,999 for the 75″ (75C807)

TCL’s C Series 75″ is said to be the largest Roku TV