Preco to launch two new Cooltouch monitors at IBC 2011

Cooltouch RX-702HD rack-mountable dual 7 inch video/audio monitor and Cooltouch XP-2401HD 24 inch video/waveform/audio monitor

Exhibiting on stand 8.E49 at IBC 2011, Preco will display and demonstrate two major additions to the Cooltouch range of rack-mountable monitors: models XP-2401HD and RX-702HD.

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“These are two of the most versatile monitors ever introduced,” comments Preco’s Commercial Manager, Sarah Lenson. “The XP-2401HD is designed for content producers and broadcasters who need to monitor digital video images, video waveforms, timecode, audio signal levels and programme sound within a single device. The RX-702HD is ideal for use wherever space is at a premium. Both models deliver excellent image quality even under high ambient light conditions.”

NEW: Cooltouch XP-2401HD 24 inch video/waveform/audio monitor

The XP-2401HD is designed for content producers and broadcasters who need to monitor digital video images, video waveforms, timecode, audio signal levels and programme sound within a single device. With its 24 inch 16:9 multi-format LCD screen, integral SD/HD-SDI de-embedder and audio confidence loudspeakers, the XP-2401HD is designed for environments such as mobile production vehicles, post-production studios and presentation studios.

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Capable of being tilted 60 degrees on its desk-mountable support, the XP-2401HD incorporates a 1920 RGB triads x 1200 pixels resolution screen with 700:1 contrast ratio and 450 candela per square metre brightness. Features include audio de-embedding with on-screen audio level metering, timecode display, video waveform display and a contact-closure-controlled bi-colour LED tally.

Connectivity capabilities of the XP-2401HD include HD/SD-SDI, RGB, DVI and audio. Two SD/HD-SDI inputs are provided (one with reclocked output), one DVI/VGA input, three loop-through composite video inputs with PAL/NTSC autosensing, and one stereo-pair analog audio input. The de-embedded audio input feeds the internal speakers. An analog output of the digital audio input is also accessible.

The Cooltouch XP-2401HD is operated and adjusted via front panel pushbuttons conveniently positioned below the display. These including an onscreen menu-based control structure for detailed adjustments. A front-panel headphone output is also provided.

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NEW: Cooltouch RX-702HD rack-mountable dual 7 inch video/audio monitor

The RX-702HD is a dual 7 inch widescreen LCD monitor designed to fit 3 RU of a standard 19 inch rack space. It handles SD-SDI and HD-SDI (625/525 autosensing), HDMI, component, dual composite video, plus audio.

Each of the two screens is a high-brightness active matrix TFT LCD with 800 RGB triads x 480 pixels resolution. Aspect ratio is switchable between 16:9 and 4:3. Each display is complemented by its own audio monitoring channel sourced from analogue inputs or extracted from the SDI streams.

Additional connectivity features include dual DVI-I/HDMI (shared via gender converter), four composite video inputs and two reclocked SDI outputs.

The RX-702HD is housed in a rugged metal enclosure (483 x 130 x 53 millimetres, 1.8 kilogrammes) and is powered by 12 volts DC or via the included universal mains adaptor.

Preco will be represented at IBC2011 by James Thomas (Director of Engineering and Technology) and Sarah Lenson (Commercial Manager). Jose Guillen (Managing Director, Cooltouch) will also be attending on the Preco stand.

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