Allen & Heath introduced the Que line of digital mixers a while back, and now they've added the Que 32. As the name suggests, it has 32 mic preamps, with 32 faders (plus master), so there are no layers. Well, sort of. Auxes, DCAs and FX are on another layer. It has a 7" touchscreen and some other cool recording/playback features. It looks like a square shot at the X32 from where we sit.
Ever had to install a video screen somewhere you couldn't easily get power? Now, all you have to do is pull in Cat5 and you can get HDMI, IR, RS232 and up to 140 watts of 120V power! They also have a version that will supply power to up to three screens over 16 gauge low-voltage wire. Installers, rejoice!
Matrix switchers aren't exactly sexy, but Roland packs a lot of cool features into the XS series. We've got multi-format inputs, HD-BaseT & HDMi outputs, scalers on every input and output and decent audio processing. If you look at a complete system price, they are quite competitive.