Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Alcorn McBride Showcases New Products at InfoComm including App for Apple Watch

Orlando, FL, USA — Alcorn McBride has unveiled two new products in Booth #1301 at InfoComm 2015, through June19, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.  Making their debut are A/V Binloop Uncompressed and the innovative new ShowWatcher app for Apple Watch; also in the spotlight are Alcorn McBride’s DVM8500-AB Digital Video Machine HD and the AmpTraXX 16-channel amplifier with DSP.

The new A/V Binloop Uncompressed synchronized video player combines Alcorn McBride’s signature rock solid performance with the ability to play content at the highest possible quality.  It’s the perfect solution for video wall and blended projection applications because it eliminates the loss of quality due to stretching commonly seen in traditional video wall controllers or video processors.  And for large applications, it’s easy to sync multiple units using the product’s Genlock input feature.

AV Binloop UncompressedThe versatile A/V Binloop Uncompressed provides up to 8 channels of 2K (2048×1080) or up to 2 channels of 4K (4096×2160) high-quality, uncompressed video playback.  These channels can be played independently from one another or grouped together for frame-accurate synchronous playback.  There are no hard drives; simple removable SSD drives store the video content.  A/V Binloop Uncompressed can also play back uncompressed frame files with a quality as high as 4:4:4 10-bit at a rate up to 60fps.   It ships this summer.

Also new at InfoComm is ShowWatcher, an innovative app that allows users to program up to 32 buttons to control Alcorn McBride show control, audio, video or lighting control products (or other devices that accept UDP commands) and then trigger them remotely from an Apple Watch for operational or maintenance purposes.

ShowWatcher works particularly well with Alcorn McBride’s Pro-Series Show Controllers. These embedded controllers feature an abundance of serial ports, dual Ethernet ports, linear timecode, real-time clock schedule and a rock solid multi-tasking operating system.

DVM8500Also in the spotlight at InfoComm is the DVM8500-AB, the ultimate HD video player in an extremely compact and reliable form. The latest model in the Digital Video Machine family, it offers full HD 1080p resolution and features a built-in 25W x 2 audio amplifier and DSP, so using this single product to feed flat-panel kiosk displays and high-quality speakers means there’s no need for a separate DSP and amplifier – a real time and money saver.

The DVM8500-AB offers a variety of control options – Ethernet, RS-232, playlists, scheduling, GPS, contact/voltage inputs – and video outputs – composite, component and HDMI, so it’s the perfect HD video playback source for interactive kiosks, museum exhibits, digital signage and tour vehicles.  The new Digital Video Machine HD is shipping now.

AmtTraXX_frontInfoComm visitors will also want to check out AmpTraXX, which is especially designed for theme park ride vehicles, multi-lingual transportation systems and tour buses.  The compact, energy-efficient chassis packs 400W RMS into 16 channels of amplification and DSP.   It’s the perfect companion to Alcorn McBride’s RideTraXX 16-channel solid-state playback system.

Each AmpTraXX channel can provide up to 25W into 8 ohms and independent DSP capability, including a 9-band EQ, dynamic range and compression control, as well as gain and stereo/mono mixing capability.  Channel pairs can also be bridged to provide 50W operation if more power is required.  The system is programmed with user-friendly software included with each unit and is shipping now.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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