Signal Distribution Tech Showcase
Nov 1, 2011 11:51 AM, by Mike Keadle
Gepco International has partnered with MultiDyne to create its new line of Gepco Powered by MultiDyne fiber-optic transport products. Each of the products in the series have been designed to convert an electrical signal to an optical signal for a much farther transmission distance, lower cabling weight, and an overall cost savings. Models in the series accommodate most signal types- HD-SDI, HDMI, DVI, composite video, mic and line level audio, data and intercom, and Ethernet.
The new Draco Compact HD-KVM extender from IHSE USA is the newest in the IHSE’s lineup of extenders and matrix routing products. The Draco Compact HD-KVM extender provides DVI video at up to 1920x1200 and 2048x1152 resolutions, analog and digital audio, serial data, either two or four USB-HID, and USB 2.0 extension over a variety of cable types. Extender kits are available using a single Category-type cable for transmissions of the signals (only two USB-HID) at a distance of up to 140 meters, dual category-type cables (four USB-HID) at up to 140 meters, various multimode fiber types at up to 1,000 meters, and single-mode fiber at up to 80 kilometers. Rackmounting kits and mounting plates for either snap-in or screw-type mountings are available.
Kramer Electronics’ newest signal distribution products are based on HDBaseT technology. The new TP-581T transmitter and TP-582R receiver provide HDMI, 100BaseT Ethernet, bidirectional RS-232, and IR signal extension over a single Category cable. The TP-582R also de-embeds the HDMI audio and routes it to S/PDIF and TOSLINK outputs. The TP-582R also features dual HDMI outputs allowing the signal to be routed to two separate devices. The new TP-582T transmitter is identical to the TP-581T with the exception that it offers two HDMI inputs and allows switching between the inputs at the transmitter. All three models in the lineup have a range of 330ft. at the maximum resolution of 1080p. All units are also HDCP-compliant.
Magenta Research has long been recognized as a leader in AV switching, routing, and signal distribution over both Category-type cable and fiber. The company’s latest product offering extends its recognized Voyager product line to even more users and applications. The Voyager VG-Matrix 48x offers all of the benefits of the existing VG-Matrix 160 in a smaller 48-port frame. When paired with the existing line of Voyager transmitters and receivers, the VG-Matrix 48x provides matrix routing of analog and digital video, audio, and RS-232 signals over multimode fiber to distances of two kilometers and over single mode fiber to distances of 30 kilometers. The Voyager system also converts the analog video inputs into digital to allow single DVI or HDMI output connections. The Voyager VG-Matrix 48x is a 5RU enclosure. It may be filled with up to six I/O cards, each with eight ports. The unit features dual power supplies, a removable air filter, and includes Magenta’s MagUI PC-based configuration and control software.
The new DVI-ONE-E and HDMI-ONE fiber optic extender set from MultiDyne offers HDMI and DVI with HDCP and full EDID functionality over a single multimode fiber. The units support up to 1920x1200 resolution in a 100 percent transparent, uncompressed signal at up to 1,000 meters. The transmitter and receiver units may be powered locally with an external power supply, or may use a USB port from the computer source to power the transmitter and a USB port from the display to power the receiver. This allows the elimination of the external power supplies for a cleaner look.
The Pesa PRO-HDMI-CAT extender set allows HDMI signals to be run up to 130ft. at 1080p resolution and up to 65ft. at 1080p with 36-bit color depth over a single Cat-5 cable. Both the transmitter and receiver units are small in size and have integrated mounting slots on the sides for attachment to a wall or under a table. The units support HDCP, deep color video, DTS-HD, and TrueHD audio. The receiver features an eight level equalization control to allow the incoming signal strength to be adjusted and optimized. The PRO-HDMI-CAT-PLG extender set allows 1080p HDMI signals to be sent up to 50ft. over a single Cat-5 cable. The transmitter is small in size like that of the PRO-HDMI-CAT above. It also includes integrated mounting slots. The PESA PRO-HDMI-CAT offers a very small receiver unit requiring no power. This allows the unit to be easily hidden and eliminated the need for an additional AC outlet for an external power supply.
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