May 2009 Product Roundup
SamePage Mobile from Corevalus Systems
SamePage Mobile is a software version developed for PC (XP or Vista) or Mac (running Boot Camp) laptops. It eliminates hours of mundane chores in a variety of areas that all worship leaders face each week. Best of all, it offers all of the functionality found on the SamePage touch-screen performance station models, too. Worship planning is streamlined in a matter of minutes. There is instant access to the entire music library at home, on the road, or on the stage. Just log on and set your playlist anywhere there is Internet access.
MediaShout Version 4
The Don Moen Company has announced the release of MediaShout Version 4, a leading media presentation software used in churches around the world. The new version ensures that ministry presentations are easy to prepare by volunteers and professionals alike, while delivering increased impact to audiences and congregations. Accompanying the release of Version 4 is a new MediaShout logo, a completely redesigned Web site, online classes through MediaShout University, and a new campaign to communicate the new version's increased ease of use and effectiveness, Simply Create and Connect.
VGA Wireless Video Presentation System from Black Box
Black Box Corporation has announced a new 802.11b/g system that enables hundreds of wireless laptop users to access a VGA projector from hundreds of feet away. The VGA Wireless Video Presentation System is a network-ready, single-box device that attaches directly to any SVGA or WXGA projector. It communicates with any Windows PC with Wi-Fi card capabilities, enabling up to 254 users to access a projector presentation wirelessly. The system is ideal for anyone who wants more conference collaboration but doesn’t want to run multiple cables to and from their VGA projector.
Designed for portability and reliability with a host of enhanced features, Hitachi has introduced the CPX4 3LCD projector. The new CPX4 projector weighs only 4.1 pounds, yet offers a brightness of 2,000 ANSI lumens and a variety of connectivity options. The CPX4 offers networking capability, allowing for easy maintenance and monitoring. Through a wired or wireless LAN connection, an AV/IT administrator can monitor and diagnose the condition of every projector on the network. Users can also control and monitor the projector(s) from a Web browser without having to download and install application software.
MICtail from Provider Series
Provider Series has introduced the new MICtail, a 3-foot adapter cable for wireless beltpack systems. The MICtail allows the user to attach virtually any wired dynamic microphone to a wireless beltpack from Shure, Sennheiser, or Audio-Technica. The MICtail was designed for anyone who currently uses wireless beltpack systems. Now they will be able to use the existing beltpacks with wired dynamic microphones for announcements, guest speakers, guest pastors, or singers without having to purchase an additional wireless handheld microphone.
Mitsubishi has introduced the HL2750U, its newest SXGA+ (1400 x 1050 pixels) resolution high-brightness LCD projector. The HL2750U is designed for easy-install applications that require high, accurate pixel details and vivid colors such as CAD/CAM, geographical and tactical mapping, and virtual simulation. The HL2750U has a lightweight design of only 10.8 pounds and supports different lens sizes for versatile installation options. It blasts 3100 ANSI lumens for a bright, clear image even in high-ambient light settings.