BTX Technologies InfoComm 2008 Preview

BTX Technologies is the premier manufacturer and value-added distributor of professional-grade products used to interface and integrate A/V, broadcast, home theater, data, and security systems.

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BTX Technologies is the premier manufacturer and value -added distributor of professional -grade products used to interface and integrate A/V, broadcast, home theater, data, and security systems. Celebrating its 41st anniversary, BTX combines award -winning, cutting -edge solutions with unmatched technical knowledge and customer service to bring innovation and value to its customers. Call 800 -666 -0996 or +1 (914) 592 -1800 to request a free catalog, or visit BTX at

New for InfoComm 2008:

At InfoComm 2008, BTX will demonstrate the Soundog audio system, a four -inch tabletop audio box utilizing wireless technology to provide a new way for sports enthusiasts to enjoy sporting events in a bar or restaurant setting - seeing the game while simultaneously hearing the play -by -play commentary.

Employing a long -range frequency, the Soundog speaker allows customers to audio surf through eight programs that are broadcasted simultaneously. While the establishment selects the programming, the customer can control the volume using digital push buttons and an easy on/off volume control on a hand -held unit.

The digital eight -channel transmitter, which broadcasts sound over a low FM frequency, does not interfere with other wireless devices. Soundog works with any standard - or high -definition cable or satellite receiver, including DirecTV or any other audio source. The system runs for up to 16 hours on a single charge, and recharges overnight on a wall -mounted charging station called the Doghouse™.

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BTX Technologies will show its new ProBlox system for the first time at InfoComm 2008. As a cost -effective solution for bundling numerous signals, the ProBlox system combines 16 coax and 26 audio/data/control contacts in one multi -connector. This allows fast and simple set -up and tear -down in broadcast and A/V applications, such as remote broadcasting, rental and rack staging, corporate settings, podiums, and more.

The field -terminatable single -block system is custom configurable for thousands of combinations of VGA, component, composite, balanced, and unbalanced audio, data, and control signals. Built of rugged and durable components, and offering 75 -ohm video contacts for a true HD signal, the ProBlox system reduces the number of individual cables for less clutter and a clean finished look.

The ProBlox system will be available in June 2008.

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Also Showing at InfoComm 2008:

MaxBlox™ DB9
BTX Technologies will showcase the MaxBlox CD -MX9M (male) and CD -MX9F (female) DB9 connectors. Building on the technology of BTX's previous solutions, the CD -MX9M and CD -MX9F are patent -pending, professional nine -pin D -sub connectors that feature an innovative and rugged design, allowing installers to terminate a DB9 with a screwdriver.

The connectors can be panel or cable mounted in a MaxBlox CD -MX915H hood in a fraction of the time it would take to solder, saving both time and money. When used in conjunction with the hood, these connectors simply slide, snap, and lock into the hood without the use of tools.

Optimized for use in any RS -232 or RS -422 application, the DB9 connectors are manufactured by BTX with genuine Phoenix Contact® terminal blocks, the industry standard for reliability. They also are available in HD15 male and female versions for VGA applications.

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MaxBlox™ CD -MX915HH
When mounting a D -sub connector to a device, plate, or panel, the only way to achieve proper strain relief is to use a full -size hood or to tie -off the wire to a rack rail using a cable tie. However, the width of the hood usually does not allow installers to mount the connectors side by side, and the depth of the hood is sometimes too long to fit behind a wall when mounted to a plate.

To solve this problem, BTX introduced the MaxBlox CD -MX915HH half -hood, which acts as a full -size hood but within a much smaller footprint. The CD -MX915HH is the exact same width as the MaxBlox D -sub connector, making it ideal for any high -density application where numerous MaxBlox D -subs need to be mounted side by side. In addition, a small, slotted tray extends out the back of the CD -MX915HH, providing the perfect place to secure the wire with a standard cable tie for the ultimate strain relief. The CD -MX915HH works exclusively with BTX's patent -pending MaxBlox D -sub connectors.

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MaxBlox™ CD -MX15
The MaxBlox CD -MX15M (male) and CD -MX15F (female) by BTX Technologies are professional cable - and panel -mount high -density 15 -pin (HD15) VGA connectors.

Ideal for A/V applications, the CD -MX15M and CD -MX15F connectors offer a shorter length and height than any similar product on the market and are manufactured with Phoenix Contact® terminal blocks, the industry standard for reliability. The connectors accommodate a wide range of wire diameters, from .120 inch to .500 inch, and can be panel mounted as stand -alone connectors or cable mounted when used with the included CD -MX159H clamshell hood.

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RETRO-M is designed to replace existing Home Intercom Systems and operate on existing 3 and 4 wire systems. BLUETOOTH you music by adding the BT-RECEIVER. No need to remove existing master wall housing, trim plates available to cover those large holes. The RETRO-M intercom unit has a built-in AM/FM radio. Plug in mp3 players such as iPod, iPhone, Zune or any other hand held player into the master and share your music with the entire family. Choose between two music sources; listen to the radio in one room and the mp3 in another room.