Preco announces a new addition to the Cooltouch range of rack-mountable monitoring equipment. The DX-563A incorporates three 5.6 inch active-matrix TFT LCD screens plus their respective loudspeakers in a pull-out-drawer configuration occupying just 1 RU.
“The DX-563A is one of the most space-efficient video monitoring systems available,” comments James Thomas, Preco’s Director of Engineering and Technology. “Having three sensibly-sized screens, it is ideal for use in outside broadcast vehicles as well as in crowded rack-rooms, post-production studios or ingest suites. Being both mains and 12 V DC powered with a power consumption of just 36 W brings the further advantage of easy integration into a completely mobile production system.”
The Cooltouch incorporates six PAL/NTSC auto-sensing composite video inputs. Each of the 115 x 87 mm video displays has a 960 x 234 pixels resolution (320 RGB triads x 234 lines). Dot pitch is 0.116 x 0.348 mm and backlight lifetime is greater than 10,000 hours. Image brightness is adjustable up to 350 candela per square metre, and contrast up to 250:1, via on-screen display. Three analogue audio inputs feed forward-facing loudspeakers which can be used for confidence monitoring or fed from an externally-sourced alarm.
Available now, the DX-563A multiscreen monitor is housed in a black chassis with anodised grey front panel and rack ears. WDH dimensions are 485 x 130 x 53 mm and weight is 2.3 kg.
Founded in 1983, Preco (Broadcast Systems) Ltd is one of Britain’s largest and most experienced suppliers of equipment to the television and radio broadcast industry. Preco is sole UK distributor for 25-Seven, 360 Systems, AVT, Chromatec, Cobalt, Cooltouch, D & R, Henry Engineering, Lawo, Logitek, O.C. White, Orban, Ross Video, Telos, Teranex, Tieline, Ward Beck and Yellowtec. Preco’s customers include the BBC, BSkyB, Bauer Radio, Global Radio, ITN, Radio Investments, Wireless Group and a large number of independent radio stations. Preco also supplies the security, event management and teleconferencing markets.
The accompanying image shows the Cooltouch DX-563A 1 RU triple-screen monitor.