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Smart Podiums Get an All-in-one Connection

Sep 3, 2008 12:00 PM, By Linda Seid Frembes

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Wireworks AV2000 for Smart Podiums Access Point

Wireworks AV2000 for Smart Podiums Access Point

Customers can order the AV2000 for Smart Podiums in two ways: either as a configured product built to specifications or from one of 10 standard configurations. Wireworks offers a variety of typical smart podium signal requirements, including a combination of RGBHV, Y/C Video, stereo audio, balanced audio, Cat-5e, touchscreen, and I/O signals. Krulewicz says that the company is careful about how cables are terminated and the amount of shielding used so as to achieve flawless performance.

According to the company, each AV2000 system is configured to match each project's specific equipment requirements for cable lengths and tail terminations. The product features gold-plated coaxial contacts to prevent degeneration of signals as well as a nylon mesh jacket to prevent damage to the cable from tangling.

"Wireworks can meet virtually any demand. In the broadcast market, a cable has to work the first time and every time. We are also strong in the touring Broadway market where a show has to be moved every day. The cabling cannot be fragile," Krulewicz says. "The mixed-signal, multimedia trend is growing. Our products are even used in government settings as a secure jumper in the Senate chamber. When they want to cut off AV access to the outside world, they know to unplug one cable and it's done."

The AV2000's rectangular G-Series connector is completely modular. In the event of damage, the school can replace one part without replacing the entire cable. Overall, the AV2000 offers a time and cost-efficient multipin connector system for both the installer and end user. The company boasts that it is the only multimedia cabling system that can accommodate audio, high-definition video, high-speed data, and serial-digital-interface control signals in a single sophisticated hybrid connector.

"We respond to the challenge of interconnecting AV equipment," Krulewicz says. "The cable is not the star of the system."

Wireworks carries a lifetime warranty on all products and sells primarily through its dealer network. The AV2000 for Smart Podiums is shipping now.

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