Product Watch

A look at what’s new in the market


Fresh for 2011!-ADI's A/V Product Catalog highlights its full line of residential and commercial solutions in 70-plus pages. Products include speakers, receivers, amplifiers and additional audiovisual devices from over 40 manufacturers. The catalog is available throughout North America in print and online and also features editorial pages from manufacturers.

VMS Platform Upgrade-Aimetis Symphony(tm) Version 6.5 features added user benefits, including improved server farm options which allow automatic server failover; out-of-box video wall functionality; an improved people counter; and enhanced business intelligence reporting.

Faster Delivery for the 'Core'-Arrow Pointe SFIC cores are now available through Arrow Express, an express shipment program providing a five-day lead time for the popular SFIC keyways. The suite of SFIC products is made of solid brass with a reinforced sleeve design, fits existing Best(r) hardware and is available in most Best(r) keyways and other systems.

Day/Night and IR-Capable Cameras-Arecont Vision's MegaView(tm) line of all-in-one Day/Night H.264 megapixel cameras are enclosed in IP66 (environmentally rated) and vandal-resistant cylindrical (bullet-style) housings. Power options include PoE to power only the camera or 24V AC or 12-48V DC to also support the heater and IR LED array. The IR ring is also easily field-upgradeable.

Double the Network Cameras-Panasonic System Networks Company of America i-PRO SmartHD security network cameras (model WV-SP105 and model WV-SP102) record 720p HD images at up to 30 frames-per-second (fps) with multiple H.264 (high profile) and JPEG video streams. Features include Adaptive Black Stretch (ABS) technology for wide dynamic range; and Digital Noise Reduction (3D-DNR).

Jump for Joysticks-The IPD Ultima from CH Products features a three axis joystick for intuitive control of pan, tilt and zoom camera functions. Additional features include a premium, soft-touch business blue coating; 10 vibrant high-efficiency LED pushbutton switches; and a USB 1.1 HID-compliant interface..

Manage Network Traffic-The CWFE8TX8MS, an addition to ComNet's ComWorx VL line, offers eight 10/100TX RJ-45 electrical ports, is fully managed and offers a self-contained power supply. It features IGMP snooping and Spanning Tree commonly found on switches with much higher initial costs. ComNet does not offer a fiber interface with this switch, adhering to end-user needs for a simple managed Ethernet solution.

Threaded Rod Installation-The CADDY(r) ROD LOCK, a threaded rod mounting system from ERICO, is designed to help reduce the installation of threaded rod by up to 52 percent compared to conventional fasteners. The system includes the CADDY ROD LOCK beam clamp and channel nut.

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