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VizionWare VZ-S5100 5×1 HDMI Switcher Named Mark of Excellence Finalist

Consumer Electronics Association Recognizes VizionWare Switcher Featuring Five HDMI Inputs and Audio Re-synchronization Capability

AUSTIN, Texas – February 8, 2008 – VizionWare, the Texas-based active interconnect company, has announced that its VZ-S5100 5×1 HDMI Switcher & Digital Audio Synchronizer has been selected as a 2008 TechHome® Mark of Excellence Award finalist in the “Best Distributed Audio/Video Product” category.

“We are thrilled to have the VZ-S5100 considered for such a prominent honor as the TechHome Mark of Excellence Award,” said Ben Jamison, vice president of sales and marketing for VizionWare. “In looking for an elegant, innovative solution to switching between multiple HDMI sources, we developed the VZ-S5100 to combine five-in, one-out HDMI switching with lip-sync correction of digital audio for the ultimate integration flexibility in custom home theater installations.”

Among only the most recent accolades garnered by VizionWare‘s impressive array of digital interconnect technologies, the Mark of Excellence Awards program, presented by CEA‘s TechHome Division, recognizes the best in custom home electronics products, services and installed technology.

One of the VZ-S5100‘s unique functions lies within a generous offering of five user-adjustable HDMI inputs, each of which features programmable lip-sync correction that may be independently associated with its own degree of audio delay from 2 to 198ms in 2ms increments.

The VZ-S5100 is the ideal component to add lip-sync correction to an AV installation. Otherwise, correction must occur at each source device (which rarely have the capability) or in an AV receiver or AV processor, which may not contain a sufficient number of HDMI inputs. Once adjusted by the installer, audio synchronization values are set into each port‘s memory in order to compensate for the amount of video processing (the cause of audio and video being out of “sync”) required by each source.

Designed for maximum-length cable runs on each end of the switcher, the VZ-S5100 delivers 1080p at the longest lengths possible under current technology while maintaining the highest level of signal integrity. Its bi-directional RS232 capability ensures that installers are able to integrate the VZ-S5100 into whole-house, home-theater or commercial AV setups. It may also be controlled via IR, and its robust industrial design featuring rack mounting capability-coupled with the tactile feel of a high-end AV component-makes it right at home in the finest custom systems.

TechHome Mark of Excellence winners will be announced Friday, March 14th at EHX Spring 2008 in Orlando, Fla.

Talking Points
• VizionWare‘s VZ-S5100 5×1 HDMI Switcher & Digital Audio Synchronizer has been selected as a 2008 TechHome Mark of Excellence Award finalist in the “Best Distributed Audio/Video Product” category.
• The VZ-S5100 combines 5×1 HDMI 1.3 switching and lip-sync correction.
• Lip-sync correction is both pre-programmable and, if necessary, user-adjustable.
• The VZ-S5100 delivers 1080p through the longest cable lengths possible under current technology while maintaining the highest level of signal integrity.
• The VZ-S5100 features bi-directional RS-232 control capability.
• The VZ-S5100 is designed for both shelve and rack mount installations and includes a complete rack mounting kit.

About VizionWare

VizionWare has developed and applied a patented core silicon technology to create a complete family of next generation digital interconnect products. The company’s award-winning digital technology delivers numerous unique technological advances – including image-enhancing circuitry, signal balancing and enhanced transmission technology between the source and sink cable ends – leading to unprecedented improvements to HDMI and DVI digital interconnect cables and adapters. These key advances overcome the limitations of passive analog and pseudo-active cables, enhancing transmission between the source and sink cable ends. The technologies also lower EMI radiation and interference with other wired and wireless connections, while delivering theater quality signals to the display independent of cable length.

For more information about VizionWare and its innovative products, please visit www.VizionWare.com or call 512-493-9660.

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