Networks and Signal Distribution

Extron 4K Regenerators for HDMI Signal Integrity

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ExtronHD 4K 110 Series

Extron Electronics introduces the HD 4K 110 Series, one input, one output signal regenerators that ensure signal integrity for HDMI sources with marginal or poor quality output. The signal regenerators are HDCP compliant, and support computer and video resolutions up to 4K, including 1080p/60 with Deep Color.

Designed to recondition signals at the source, they equalize the input signal, reduce jitter and skew, and provide output signal pre-emphasis to reliably extend the signal. Video resolutions up to 4K can be extended up to 25 feet (7.6 meters) when used with Extron HDMI Pro Series cable.

The HD 4K 110 Series is available in two form factors: a double-space AAP version for use in the Extron Cable Cubby Series/2 enclosure or other AAP mounting frame, and a single-gang Decora-style wall plate version.

Both versions can be powered by the HDMI source or the included power supply for integration flexibility. Available in black and white to complement a wide variety of environments, the HD 4K 110 AAP and HD 4K 110 D are ideal for discreet installation with remote HDMI sources.

“We designed the HD 4K 110 specifically for system designers and integrators working with today’s professional applications that need to include the latest 4K resolutions from an ever widening selection of HDMI sources,” says Casey Hall, VP Extron Marketing and Sales. “The signal quality offered by various HDMI sources varies greatly, and these 4K signal regenerators provide the needed assurance that transmissions from the table, wall, or floor will reliably reach the destination with the optimal signal quality.”

The HD 4K 110 Series supports HDMI specification features that include data rates up to 10.2 Gbps, 12-bit Deep Color, 3D, Lip Sync, HD lossless audio formats, and CEC. It can be used in conjunction with equalizers and other AV products to ensure optimal image quality within professional applications.

Rear panel dip switch settings for input equalization and output signal pre-emphasis make the HD 4K 110 an ideal input connection to enable a strong HDMI signal within matrix switching applications, such as with the Extron DTP CrossPoint 84.

For AV equipment that does not provide input cable equalization, the signal regenerator can be paired with an Extron UHD4K 101 equalizer at the far end to maintain a high quality HDMI signal from source to destination.

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World’s First 3-stream Uncompressed 4K60 Media Server

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Wings Engine Raw

Austria’s AV Stumpfl introduces the world’s first and only triple-stream 4K uncompressed media server, Wings Engine Raw.

Using a single custom engineered RAID 10 system, Wings Engine Raw is capable of delivering constant data stream of 3-channels of true 4K (4096 x 2304 pixels) uncompressed video content at 60fps plus up to 16 text and picture layers, and up to 24 uncompressed audio streams.

The server removes the need to convert content into any intermediate codec format. Content can include native picture sequences such as TGA or TIFF and even instant PNG image format processing.

Wings Engine Raw is capable of processing and delivering video content at the full 4:4:4 color sampling ensuring picture perfect quality and colour accuracy for the most demanding of installation environments.

This data system not only features a massive data throughput but also features redundancy. For example, should one of the SSDs fail, the data rate and the system’s functionality in general will not be impaired.

Wings Engine Raw hosts the new WingsRX™ render core engine which has been developed and optimized especially for premium picture quality applications. Its 64-bit program architecture and clever usage of SSE CPU instructions ensures unequaled decentralized processing power. The software has been designed for a wide range of applications such as themed attractions, digital signage, trade shows, live events and full dome systems.

Wings Engine Raw is complemented by AV Stumpfl’s embedded operating system, Backup-Manager, features a dedicated EDID management as well the award-winning automatic camera based calibration system for soft-edge blending, warp and geometry mapping, all operable by time line control.

Wings Engine Raw is based on professional server technology derived from IT data center equipment. Inside the rack mount system is a Xeon CPU, redundant high performance power supply, 2x10 GBit LAN, server chipset, up to 8 3G-SDI live inputs and Displayport 1.2 and DVI-D output connectors.

With an established worldwide support network, AV Stumpfl has begun shipping Wings Engine Raw to projects worldwide including major product launches, cinematic, theme park and visitor attraction sites in Europe and the Middle East.

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ZyPer4K by ZeeVee

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ZyPer4K “Challenge what you know about video distribution,” says ZeeVee as it launches ZyPer4K.

ZyPer4K supports distribution of Ultra HD, uncompressed video, audio and other data signals using off-the-shelf 10Gb Ethernet switching technology with ZyPer4K transmitter and receiver modules. 

ZyPer4K can also be used in a point-to-point configuration to transmit a 4K video source across a dedicated fiber connection to a display up to 30km away.

ZyPer4K can distribute HDMI sources connected into an off-the-shelf 10Gb Ethernet switch to an almost infinite number of displays using either single-mode or multi-mode fiber.

Other features:

  • Supports stereo and embedded audio channels up to 7.1 channels
  • 1GbE network port exposed on all transmitters and receivers
  • Source and display control (Infrared and RS232)
  • HDCP v1.x and v2.x compliant
  • API for system control/monitoring using either ZeeVee management platform or 3rd party control systems or applications (AMX, Crestron, iOS, Android)

Applications include: 

  • Digital signage content distribution for Public Information Displays, Way-finding or advertising
  • High-end graphic requirements in simulation centers, command and control, and graphic studios
  • In-room guest/patient entertainment systems
  • Broadcast facilities
  • Live event video distribution (stadiums, concert halls)

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Extron Ships New 4K Distribution Amplifiers for DTP Systems

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Extron Electronics announces immediate availability of four DTP twisted pair distribution amplifiers – two DTP HD DA 4K 230 models and two DTP HD DA 4K 330 models.Extron DTP HD DA

These 4K distribution amplifiers provide one HDMI input with loop-through, and either four or eight DTP outputs. Each twisted pair output sends HDMI, audio, and control over shielded CATx cable to Extron DTP-enabled products. 

The DTP HD DA 4K 230 models extend these signals up to 230 feet (70m); and the DTP HD DA 4K 330 models extend signals up to 330 feet (100m). 

All models also accept analog stereo audio signals for simultaneous transmission over the same shielded CATx cable. They support video signals at resolutions up to 4K, including 1080p/60 Deep Color. The DTP HD DA 4K offers bidirectional RS-232 and IR pass-through at each DTP output, plus system level RS-232 device control via Ethernet insertion. It features remote powering of DTP receivers, EDID Minder, Key Minder, selectable output muting, and compatibility with HDBaseT-enabled devices.

Casey Hall, VP Sales and Marketing for Extron, says "They are ideal for accommodating presentation overflow rooms, digital signage, and a range of other multi-display applications."

The DTP HD DA 4K offers several integrator-friendly features such as an HDMI input loop-through for local monitor support or system expansion, and the ability to independently mute each twisted pair output. 

It also features automatic input equalization which conditions incoming HDMI signals to compensate for signal loss over long input cables. Automatic color bit depth management based on the display EDID prevents color compatibility conflicts between the source and display.  

To streamline installation, the DTP HD DA 4K can send power to each of the four or eight DTP receivers over the shielded twisted pair cable. It offers convenient options for remote control, including Ethernet, USB, and RS-232 for easy integration into a variety of environments. 

Configuration of the DTP HD DA 4K is made simple via Extron’s PCS (Product Configuration Software), which allows for expedited setup and EDID management.

The DTP HD DA 4K can be integrated with Extron switchers, scalers, or other DTP-enabled products to provide multiple, simultaneous outputs for signage and presentation overflow room applications. 

For additional integration convenience, each twisted pair output can be configured for compatibility with HDBaseT-enabled displays to send digital video and embedded audio, plus bidirectional RS-232 and IR signals over shielded CATx cable.

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New Additions to AdderLink Infinity Product Line

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AdderLink Infinity

Adder Technology will unveil three new IP-based KVM products at InfoComm 2014: the AdderLink Infinity 1002, AdderLink XDVI-PRO DL and the AdderLink CCS4 PRO.

AdderLink Infinity 1002 is a high performance digital KVM and USB 2.0 extender with 1920x1200 resolution at 60Hz and a new fiber port offering redundancy which can be easily deployed over an IP-based network (allows a user and computer to be separated by almost any distance without loss in capabilities, reduction in video resolution or quality).

AdderLink X-DVI PRO DL is a high performance KVM extender that enables you to locate your critical computing hardware in a secure and temperature controlled environment away from the user work station, while maintaining the same user experience. It can transmit a dual link video stream, USB 2.0 and analog audio over a single CATx cable (making it ideal for the digital signage market).