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ADS LAUNCHES PC- AND MAC-COMPATIBLE SCAN CONVERTER.



ADS Technologies has launched the TV Elite XGA (EXtended Graphics Array) A screen resolution of 1,024x768 pixels. The term stems from IBM's XGA display standard introduced in 1990, which extended VGA to 132-column text and interlaced 1,024x768x256 resolution. XGA-2 later added non-interlaced 1,024x768x64K. , an XGA-to-TV scan converter that allows users to display computer content on big screen television screens in resolutions up to 1024 x 768.

This PC- and Mac-compatible scan converter generates sharp, stable TV images from noninterlaced VGA (Video Graphics Array) The display standard for the PC. All PC display adapters support VGA, and Windows machines boot up in "VGA mode" before switching to higher resolutions.  signals. Common uses for the Mac and PC compatible video adapter will be for big-screen display of office applications and computer games.

The TV Elite XGA has been designed as a plug-and-play tool for executives and educators who want to make stunning, multimedia presentations and for computer gamers who want to take gameplay to the big screen TV with clear, flicker-free image quality.

"The popularity of computer gaming software coupled with the dazzling realism of their graphics has created a desire among gamers for bigger pictures with sharp images," remarked Mike McCoy, president of ADS Technologies.

"ADS is excited to offer the TV Elite XGA as a solution for the high image quality they demand. TV Elite XGA also includes an infra-red wireless remote for members of the business and educational communities. They can take advantage of this technology to create visual presentations that their audience will watch, pay attention to and remember."

The Benefits of XGA-to-TV Scan Conversion

TV Elite XGA features plug-and-play installation and does not require software. Once connected, computer content can be displayed on both computer monitor and TV screen at resolutions up to 1024 x 768 and at vertical refresh rates up to 100 MHz (MegaHertZ) One million cycles per second. It is used to measure the transmission speed of electronic devices, including channels, buses and the computer's internal clock. A one-megahertz clock (1 MHz) means some number of bits (16, 32, 64, etc. . Real time conversion of XGA to TV and five-line anti-flickering technology produces high clarity and image quality.

On-screen on·screen or on-screen  
adj. & adv.
1. As shown on a movie, television, or display screen.

2. Within public view; in public.
 controls for brightness, picture width, horizontal and vertical positioning, overscan/underscan, and zoom functions can be controlled by the package's infra-red remote control.

TV Elite XGA has 200 percent zoom and pan functions and gives users the ability to instantly zoom to any of 16 areas on the TV screen, which provides the user with the mobility and ability to make dynamic and interactive presentations.

Includes: TV Elite XGA, nine-ft. composite video cable, nine ft. S-VHS (Super-VHS) A VHS recording and playback system that increased resolution from 240 to 400 lines and used a higher-quality cassette. S-VHS introduced the S-video interface, which separated the luma from the color (see S-video).  cable, A/C power supply, cables necessary to connect between TV Elite and the computer for Mac and PC, and remote control.

System Requirements and Availability

Requires: IBM compatible PC or MAC, VGA card, TV or VCR VCR: see videocassette recorder.
VCR
 in full videocassette recorder

Electromechanical device that records, stores on a videotape cassette, and plays back on a TV set recorded images and sound.
 with video inputs (RCA See RCA connector and video/TV history.  or S-VHS). Windows requirements: IBM compatible 486 or higher processor, Windows 3.1, 95, 98, NT, DOS. Mac requirements: Macintosh Performa or PowerMac with 68020 or higher processor, MacOS System 7.1 or higher, VGA/MacVGA or higher resolution. Estimated street price is $169; available at most retail outlets.

About Ads Technologies Inc.

ADS Technologies provides the technology of multimedia, upgrade and networking solutions to the personal computer marketplace. The privately held company privately held company

A firm whose shares are held within a relatively small circle of owners and are not traded publicly.
 manufactures scan converters, TV tuner cards, and USB USB
 in full Universal Serial Bus

Type of serial bus that allows peripheral devices (disks, modems, printers, digitizers, data gloves, etc.) to be easily connected to a computer.
 and 1394 hardware for both PCs and Macs.

For more information, call 800/888-5244.
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