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New Alcorn McBride Products Debut At IAAPA 2015

Alcorn McBride will unveil two new products in Booth #453 at IAAPA 2015, November 17-20 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.
Alcorn McBride will unveil two new products in Booth #453 at IAAPA 2015, November 17-20, 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.
The versatile A/V Binloop Uncompressed provides up to 8 channels of 2K (2048x1080) or up to 2 channels of 4K (4096x2160) 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 IAAPA 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.
Also in the spotlight at IAAPA 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.
​IAAPA 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.
About Alcorn McBride:
Founded in 1986, Alcorn McBride is the leading manufacturer of show control, audio and video equipment for the themed entertainment industry, and a rapidly growing provider of audio and video systems for retail environments and transportation applications.  Staffed by some of the industry's best engineers and backed by outstanding customer support, the company has demonstrated great agility in bringing new designs to market.  A hallmark of Alcorn McBride products is their durable, zero maintenance design.  The company's products provide consistent, reliable operation for audio and video playback applications worldwide.  For more information, visit