Networks and Signal Distribution

Techconnect HDMI-over-IP by Vision

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Techconnect TC2 HDMIIP

At ISE 2013, Vision showed the new Techconnect TC2 HDMIIP-- a transmitter and receiver set which sends HDMI signal over a network. Suited to digital signage applications, this plug-and-play product requires no networking knowledge.

The signal can pass through up to three network switches, and there is no cable length restriction as the HDMI data is broken up into TCP/IP packets - just patch the signal through an existing infrastructure.

Fully HDCP complaint, it supports all resolutions up to 1080P plus full digital audio – but 3D is not supported. JPEG compression is used to squeeze the signal through a 100BT Megabit network with imperceptible impact on image and no latency. In stock early April.

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Marshall’s Live Video to Digital Signage Encoders

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Marshall Encoder

It’s all about content and particularly video content these days. And Marshall Electronics manufactures three encoders that allow businesses to deliver live video to a network of digital signage players located throughout a building, a campus, a hospital, or a resort.

The VS-102-HDSDI is a 2.0 MP high resolution encoder/decoder with HDSDI, This High Definition Video Server that allows real-time transmission of an SD/HD-SDI or NTSC/PAL composite video signal along with bi-directional AAC encoded high definition stereo audio over standard IP networks and the internet.

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Extron Now Shipping Fiber Optic Scaling Receivers

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Foxbox SR HDMI and Power Cage

Extron Electronics says its new FOXBOX SR HDMI and PowerCage FOX SR HDMI, high performance fiber optic-to-HDMI scaling receivers are now shipping.

They accept a fiber optic signal with audio, RS-232 control, and HDCP-compliant HDMI, DVI, VGA, or HD component video, scaling the video to the optimal output resolution for the display. These scaling receivers support resolutions up to 1920x1200, including HDTV 1080p/60.

Available in multimode and singlemode models, they also provide many integrator-friendly features such as Key Minder® for continuous authentication of HDCP compliance, audio de-embedding, Auto Input Memory, and internal test patterns. The FOXBOX SR HDMI and PowerCage FOX SR HDMI are for fiber optic installations that require scaling of high resolution content.

As part of the larger, comprehensive FOX Series of fiber optic products from Extron, the FOXBOX SR HDMI and PowerCage FOX SR HDMI are compatible with the FOX Series HDMI, DVI Plus, DVI, VGA, and VGA/YUV transmitters. In addition, the scaling receivers can be used in combination with Extron fiber optic matrix switchers for support of enterprise-wide distribution of HDCP-compliant HDMI signals.

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Pushing the Boundaries of HDR Video

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Alan Chalmers

Researchers at WMG at the University of Warwick (UK), have found a way to compress and stream HDR video directly to monitors and mobile devices, such as an iPad.

The researchers, in partnership with University spinout goHDR, patented a method of real-time encoding and remote display of High Dynamic Range (HDR) video. With Portuguese partner INESC Tec, they also have been able to demonstrate their technique in action on an iPad.

This means HDR video content can now be encoded and streamed directly to remote displays, including mobile devices, or sent for storage back at home-base. Gaming could be transformed too, with HDR content available for interactive online and cloud-based games.

While HDR imagery delivers the wide range of light intensity levels found in real scenes ranging from direct sunlight to details of dark shade, the amount of data required to capture all of this extra detail is huge.

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Streamit's New Generation of In-store Audio at ISE

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Lisa

Streamit will showcase their next generation of in-store audio receivers at ISE2013. The Lisa and Lisa LCD, says the company, are “more powerful and priced aggressively.” The Lisa is also a lot smaller.

Professional internet radio receivers, the Lisa series stream as well as store-and-forward. With configurability and easy remote management, the new product design for the Lisa allows Streamit to reduce the production costs resulting in improved price/performance for the in-store audio devices.

Lisa has a very compact design (width 9.8 cm x height 2.3 cm x depth 8.2 cm) and is compatible with older Streamit radios/technology

Samples of the Lisa series are available and the production models expected in Q1 of 2013.

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