Avocent Marks an 802.11n First
Avocent Corp. rolled out the MPX1550 wireless extender, which combines its MPX1500 wireless video distribution technology with IEEE 802.11n MIMO-based radios, raising the bar for wireless HD video distribution systems in terms of visual acuity, transmission distance, and noise immunity.
Avocent Corp. rolled out the MPX1550 wireless extender, which combines its MPX1500 wireless video distribution technology with IEEE 802.11n MIMO-based radios, raising the bar for wireless HD video distribution systems in terms of visual acuity, transmission distance, and noise immunity, according to the company.
The MPX1550 system allows a single stream of media to deploy to several displays within minutes, with a degree of reliability and quality that the company claims rivals a dedicated source device at each display. Unlike multiple source devices, however, video and audio remain together across all displays, failure-prone moving parts are kept to a minimum, and software licensing costs are greatly reduced, Avocent says.
"As the number of public displays continues to mushroom, the ability to deploy these displays in a rapid yet cost-effective manner has become a key differentiator for signage network providers," said Mitch Friend, senior vice president and general manager of Avocent, in a statement. "It has also become clear to us that content requirements differ among various deployments such as retail, institutional, and way-finding signage applications. Characteristics such as visual acuity, resolution of motion, and still images tend to vary. To handle the most demanding applications, we've added the MPX1550 system to our product offerings. By adding the 802.11n support to our product line, customers are now able to choose the extender that is best suited for their application."
According to the company, Emerge MPX1550 extenders are widely deployed for a variety of professional video applications, such as digital signage, providing panels with live content, entertainment and advertising in retail outlets, theaters, restaurants, airports, gas stations, and other venues. The Emerge MPX1550 extenders offer both wired (over IP) and wireless operation, including distribution of HD and SD video signals from a single transmitter to a cluster of receivers.
The extenders support digital and analog video signals, supporting a wide range of DVI, HDMI, VGA, and component source and display devices. MPX1550 extenders also forward serial and IR signals.
The Emerge MPX1550T wireless transmitter and Emerge MPX1550R wireless receiver are available this month with an MSPR of $1,145 each.