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February 10, 2004

Panasonic introduces touch-screen capabilities for plasma displays

Panasonic Broadcast's new touch panel modules

Panasonic Broadcast's new touch panel modules for its professional 42- and 50-inch plasma displays are now available. The TY-TP42P6S is the touch panel module for the 42-inch TH-42PWD6UY and TH-42PHD6UY plasma displays, and the TY-TP50P6S is the touch panel for the 50-inch TH-50PHD6UY plasma display. These add-on touch panels allow users to interact directly with the screen via a touch of a finger. The lightweight (TY-TP42P6S: 7.7 pounds, TY-TP50P6S: 9.3l pounds), robust aluminum touch panel modules are equipped with an optical sensor system. These modules offer super-fine resolution (TY-TP42P6S: 1833x1033 pixels, TY-TP50P6S: 2201x1241 pixels), a high scanning speed and stable, light-touch operation. The modules’ thin design allows for a precise fit with the plasma displays. The modules require no additional screen to be overlaid on top of the plasma display, thus causing no image quality deterioration. In addition, for finger-touch operation, the TY-TPEN6 touch pen will be available as an optional accessory. For more info:

JVC offers 50-inch commercial plasma monitor with 160-degree viewing angle

JVC's GD-V501U plasma display monitor

JVC Professional Products Company offers its 50-inch GD-V501U plasma display monitor. Featuring 1366x768 resolution that approaches HDTV standards, a viewing angle of 160 degrees and a 3000:1 contrast ratio, the GD-V510U is designed for business, communications, entertainment and public display applications, including the creation of multi-screen display systems. Additional features include gamma-correction circuitry that optimizes luminance gradation within a scene to improve reproduction of low-light elements, phosphors and a front glass filter to improve color purity of blues and reds, a black drive system to enhance black reproduction, and an Automatic Brightness Intensifier that delivers a 70 percent increase in peak brightness for greater dynamic range and longer useful panel life. For more info:

Inscriber offers Adobe After Effects plug-in software for streamlined production

Inscriber is now offering a plug-in for use with Adobe After Effects which allows narrowcasters and post-production experts to create Inscriber animations (.VIA files) within Adobe After Effects. These animations can then be played back directly on several Inscriber products, including InfoCaster software for digital signage applications. For video professionals using Adobe After Effects to create animations, the plug-in removes a time-consuming step from the production process, speeding time and reducing effort to transfer animations from off-line compositing packages to online Inscriber character generators. The Inscriber After Effects Plug-in is now available as a free download from the Inscriber

Matrox's RT.X10

Matrox offers RT.X10 video editing suite bundled with Adobe software

Matrox Video Products Group is offering its RT.X10 Suite, a new bundle that combines its RT.X10 professional real-time editing and DVD authoring platform with Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Encore DVD, and Adobe Audition. The Matrox RT.X10 Suite enables personal computer users to create and edit videos. Capabilities include higher-speed video capture tools, real-time editing to eliminate rendering, and encoding and recording for multiple playback device formats, including videotape and DVD. For more info:

dnp denmark's Holo Screen

dnp denmark debuts single-sheet holographic free-space projection screen

At this month's Integrated Systems Europe exhibition in Geneva, dnp denmark debuted what it calls the world’s first holographic screen in one single sheet. The One-block Holo Screen, designed for in-store display environments, provides uniform brightness and color while appearing to float in mid-air. The holographic screen eliminates the need for multiple tiled hologram screens and shows no visible lines and joints. For more info:

Draper unveils Onyx permanently tensioned projection screen

Draper's Onyx

Draper last week unveiled its Onyx permanently tensioned projection screen at the Integrated Systems Europe exhibition in Geneva. Designed for speed and ease of assembly while maintaining high image quality, the Onyx features a 10 cm wide beveled trim frame that maintains a flat viewing surface. The screen’s fabric attachment and tensioning method provides 3.8 cm of horizontal and vertical adjustment and is available with flexible white, gray, acoustically transparent or rear projection surfaces. The extra wide black trim frame prevents overscan, and is also available with a black textile finish. Sizes are available in either 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratios, are available. For more info:

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