Networks and Signal Distribution

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).


Extron's BUC 202: Two Channel Balanced & Unbalanced Audio Converter with Precision Input Signal Matching

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BUC 202

Extron Electronics announces the immediate availability of the BUC 202, a two channel balanced and unbalanced audio converter, and audio line driver.

It features two balanced or unbalanced inputs and outputs, both on captive screw connectors. The BUC 202 provides two independent channels of signal matching between unbalanced and balanced audio equipment.

Two rotary switches provide precise trim adjustment from -21 to +21 dB in clearly-labeled 3 dB steps. In addition to serving as an interface from consumer products to professional AV systems, the BUC 202 is a high-quality line driver for sending and receiving audio signals up to 1,000 feet (300 m).


Extreme Networks Summit X440 Series: AVnu Certification

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Summit X440 Series

AVnu Alliance announces the first AVnu-certified AVB series of switches from Extreme Networks: the Extreme Networks Summit X440 Series of stackable switches has passed all testing for certification and will now bear the AVnu-certified Logo.

Extreme Networks' AVB Summit X440 Series is a stackable switch that extends the benefits of the ExtremeXOS operating system to intelligent, affordable, edge switching for professional audio/video applications, where data, audio and video co-exist on a single standards-based network.

IT managers and AV integrators benefit from simplified deployments, enhanced quality of service and reduced costs from a converged network.

The Summit X440 Series Switch was demonstrated in the AVnu Alliance Pavilion at ISE 2014.

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Extron’s WindoWall Pro System

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Extron WindoWall Pro System

Extron Electronics introduces the WindoWall Pro System that features a highly scalable architecture for optimum performance and reliability. Full HDCP compliance at all HDMI inputs and outputs assures worry-free presentation of protected content.

WindoWall Console software is the user interface to the system, facilitating control and configuration of videowall systems, and the creation of presentations with multiple, independent windows for displaying graphics, HDTV, and video. The WindoWall Pro System is designed for applications that require highly reliable, multi-window videowall systems.

Each WindoWall Pro processor allows for the display of up to 4 windows and employs Extron video processing technologies to deliver a real-time video output. Because a discrete processor is dedicated to each display unit in the videowall, WindoWall Pro is fully scalable, supporting a wide variety of display layouts from 1x2 to 2x3 and larger.


Hughes Launches Managed Network Services

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HughesON logo

Hughes Network Systems launches HughesON, a suite of managed network and digital media solutions for the enterprise and government markets designed for companies with multiple branch locations in retail, restaurant, hospitality, and financial markets, as well as federal, state and local government agencies.

“Organizations cannot afford to have their networks slow down their operations,” says Mike Cook, Senior VP, No. American Division at Hughes. “Today’s IT managers are dealing with challenges ranging from new cloud and mobile initiatives, to customer WiFi and rich-media signage and training applications. These applications require more bandwidth and higher performance than typical networks can provide, as well as higher reliability and more security options. HughesON meets these needs with network solutions that deliver multi-branch applications at a better price/performance ratio than traditional solutions.”


Adder to Launch 100m DisplayPort and USB Extender

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AdderLink Infinity Matrix

Adder will launch the DX500, a DisplayPort KVM extender, at NAB, which runs from April 6th to 11th in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The DX500 extends two DisplayPort video streams plus high speed USB (480Mbps), analogue audio and digital audio (SPDIF) more than 100 m (300 feet) of CATx cable. The link is capable of supporting support a single 2560x1600 @60Hz screen or two screens running at 1080p resolutions.

Also at the show will be the enhanced CCS4-USB Command and Control switch which enables a user to work across up to four computers and screens though a single keyboard and mouse significantly reducing the desk clutter. The CCS4-USB delivers switching of USB 2.0 and audio, using an upgraded version of Adder’s USB True Emulation technology.

The most significant feature is their Free-Flow technology which enables the user to switch control of computers by moving the mouse cursor seamlessly from screen to screen.

Adder will also be demonstrating the AdderLink Infinity Matrix [shown in photo]. This Digital KVM matrix switcher solution, says the maker, enables an operator to work on any computer across a LAN using standard 1Gb Ethernet infrastructure at any distance without any loss in capabilities.


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.