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Magenta Goes Long for Switching and Distro

Magenta Research will debut of its next-generation MultiView UTP receivers at this year's InfoComm 08.

Magenta Research, a solution provider for video, audio, and control signal distribution and switching over Cat5/CatX cable and optical fiber, will debut of its next-generation MultiView UTP receivers at this year's InfoComm 08 (booth N6362).

Continuing the practice of providing receivers in varying distance tiers, a method introduced by Magenta seven years ago, MultiView receivers are now offered in high-performance 600-foot, 1,200-foot and 2,000-foot stages, in addition to a value-priced 500-foot category.

"As we celebrate our tenth anniversary, Magenta is proud to unveil a restructured MultiView receiver line that was developed in direct response to customer needs," said Bob Michaels, Magenta vice president, in a statement. "The MultiView Series now boasts even higher performance over longer distances with lower price points."

Magenta's flagship XR-2000 offers 1920 x 1200 (1080p) resolution at 2,000 feet, with no repeaters or splitters. Audio or simplex serial options are standard. AK600DP and AK1200DP receivers are rated for 1920x1200 (1080p) resolution video at their maximum respective distances. Audio or simplex serial options are included standard in these two receiver tiers as well.

MV500A and MV500S receivers serve up 1366x768 (720p) video resolution at 500 feet along with summed L/R audio and simplex/duplex serial, respectively. When combined with an STx transmitter, MV500 Series receivers offer a low cost-per-distance ratio.

All AK and XR receivers are dual-port to enable daisy chaining of receivers, and now also boast a single knob to adjust for both cable length and (optional) skew compensation (Aku Comp II with 65ns of skew compensation).

Company officials said the new MultiView line of receivers continues Magenta's "building-block" approach to signal distribution by ensuring that all products work together while enabling home-run cabling and/or daisy chain distribution options. Legacy and next-generation products are fully compatible with each other as well as with all Magenta transmitters, distribution amplifiers and switches.



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