Pioneer Launches the Second Generation of Its Revolutionary Industrial DVD-Video Player

The Pioneer DVD-V7400 Is Ideal For Broadcast and Cable Markets With Component Output Capability As One of Its Key Enhanced Features

Pioneer New Media Technologies, Inc., the leader in industrial video and digital disc technology, recently announced the second generation of its industrial DVD-Video player with enhanced features and capabilities.

The expanded features of the DVD-V7400 are based on data received from extensive market research and customer input. The addition of these significant features secure the DVD-V7400 as the leading choice for developers and systems integrators who are working with DVD-Video technology in industrial applications. The DVD-V7400 builds upon the legacy started by its predecessor, the DVD-V7200, providing users with several new features and capabilities not present in the first generation product, including component video output.

Increased Durability

The high reliability and rugged durability of Pioneer's industrial DVD-Video player has made it ideal for use in post-production facilities, training facilities, corporate presentations, kiosks, retail stores, exhibition halls, education, arenas and airports and other industrial applications that require constant operation in enduring environments.

"Pioneer's DVD-V7400 sets the new standard for industrial DVD-Video players in the marketplace. We listened to what developers, systems integrators and end users said they wanted from a professional DVD-Video player," said Linda Toleno, vice president of sales and marketing for Pioneer's Industrial Video Division. "Then we went back to the drawing board and improved on the DVD-V7200, which has revolutionized the development of DVD-Video technology and professional applications. The DVD-V7400 picks up what our first generation player started."

Expanded Features of the DVD-V7400

One of the leading features of Pioneer's DVD-V7400 is its component video output capability (Y, C-R, C-B) with BNC terminals, for applications that require content with high-end video output. Component video gives the professional user full access to the superior video quality of DVD, and the three separate terminals allow for connection to professional and broadcast video monitors, as well as to advanced display systems like plasma panels and video walls.

Audio features have been expanded in the DVD-V7400, which supports digital audio out in the Digital Theater Systems (DTS) format, in addition to the Pulse Coded Modulation (PCM) and Dolby Digital audio formats.

Pioneer's DVD-V7400 also features both NTSC and PAL video playback. An NTSC or PAL external black burst sync signal can be applied through the EXT SYNC IN terminals to enable clean switching between multiple DVD players and other video sources. The players are also rack mountable for multiple player installations.

New User Features

For added flexibility, the timer memory in the DVD-V7400 has been expanded to accommodate up to 24 events per week during any combination of selected days. Users can distribute the commands throughout the week as required by their specific application. The expanded event function is ideal for broadcast applications that rotate their information frequently and are required to power on/self-start. Well-suited for professional applications - particularly interactive displays and individual workstations, the DVD-V7400 player is ideal for touchscreen applications where users select on-screen buttons designed into DVD-Video programs for broadcast, airport, kiosk and other industry installations.

The DVD-V7400 is able to track user selections and store the data in the player's non-volatile Flash RAM memory. The user data can then be retrieved to evaluate user selections and preferences. This function plays a valuable role in a variety of training, in-store display, kiosk, and point-of-purchase applications.

The list of disc media that can be read by the DVD-V7400 also has expanded. Pioneer's second generation player now reads conventional CD-R discs in addition to DVD-R and CD-RW discs.

Pioneer's new DVD-V7400 maintains many of the unique capabilities of the first generation product. The player's suite of features, which include mouse and keyboard control; frame search capability; video blackboard functions and DVD barcode/LaserDisc barcode compatibility, work together to form a powerhouse of an industrial player. Developers, systems integrators and end users did not have to "trade" one set of important features for another. The DVD-V7400 is truly an enhanced version of its predecessor.

About Pioneer New Media Technologies

The Industrial Video Division of Pioneer New Media Technologies Inc., headquartered in Long Beach, Calif., is the leader and technical innovator in optical disc technology for the industrial market. Pioneer New Media Technologies Inc., is a subsidiary of Pioneer Electronic Corporation.

For more information on Pioneer's DVD-V7400 player and other industrial products from Pioneer New Media Technologies, call (310) 952-2111.