Digital Binloop HD cited for product technology applied to amusements.
Alcorn McBride received an Honorable Mention Award from IAAPA show organizers at the recent convention in Las Vegas. The company was recognized in the “Technology Applied to Amusement” category for the Digital Binloop HD.
IAAPA says entries for the Best New Product Awards are judged on three criteria: the benefit of the product or service to the prospective buyer; originality or uniqueness of the product or service; and the utility of the product or service’s design and construction. Each award category had one winner and one recipient of an Honorable Mention Award.
Alcorn McBride’s Digital Binloop HD provides playback of up to eight HD video channels in only three rack units. Ideal for themed entertainment, museums, and other applications requiring high-resolution video playback, the Digital Binloop HD stores video on CompactFlash so it has no moving parts to wear out and handles video resolutions of 1080i, 720p, 480P/576P, or 480I/576I. The Digital Binloop HD outputs video via HDMI or HD-SDI (SMPTE-292M) with embedded audio. Analog video formats include component (YPbPr) or RGB, with composite Standard Definition monitor output; the unit can offer simultaneous SD and HD monitor outputs. The Digital Binloop HD has a genlock input, allowing it to be locked to house sync.
In addition to the unit’s HD video capabilities, the Digital Binloop HD also supports stereo audio along with Dolby® bitstreams. It can also output networked audio via a CobraNetTM option. Any or all tracks can be synchronized with each other or with an external source. The unit can be controlled via SMPTE, RS-232, MIDI or Ethernet.
“With close to 1100 exhibitors at IAAPA competing for attention, we were honored to have been selected for this award, ” said Jeremy Scheinberg, Alcorn McBride Chief Operations Officer. “Our engineers pride themselves on staying in touch with customer needs and responding promptly to requests and suggestions. The Digital Binloop HD is just one of the many products that have been designed with input from our customers.”
IAAPA is the premier trade association for the attractions industry worldwide. Founded more than 90 years ago, IAAPA is the largest international trade association for permanently situated amusement facilities and attractions, and is dedicated to the preservation and prosperity of the attractions industry. IAAPA represents more than 4, 000 member facilities from 90 countries throughout the world.
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 www.alcorn.com.
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