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altinex_mt_lo.jpgBrea, CA – July 2008… Altinex, recognized globally as a leading manufacturer of Modular AV Signal Management Solutions™, has dramatically expanded its MultiTasker AV System offerings. With the introduction of more than 800 new parts to select from, the MultiTasker AV System becomes the industry’s most versatile and highly configurable product group for consultants and contractors interested in creating sophisticated AV setups.

The MultiTasker product line is a modular, card-based, and freely configurable AV system. As an alternative to traditional AV system designs with stand-alone AV components, the MultiTasker system facilitates 100% flexibility and modularity. Designing an AV system with MultiTasker components is no different than designing an AV system with traditional stand-alone products, yet with over 70 available plug in cards from which to choose, the MultiTasker approach provides greater freedom in configuring a system, coupled with increased savings, as contractors need not acquire any more I/O capacity than is required for the scope of the project.

The key to building a successful AV system begins with the matrix switcher (or router) and this is, unquestionably, one of the Altinex MultiTasker system’s greatest strengths. Available in a wide range of signal terminations, the MultiTasker matrix switchers enable one to configure an AV system as small as 4 x 4 or as large as 64 x 64. Designed to enable a contractor to assemble an AV system with the perfect combination of connectors, Altinex MultiTasker matrix switchers are available in the following signal formats: composite video, S-Video, HDTV/component video, VGA, Twisted Pairs, as well as mono and stereo audio. In addition to the extensive standard offerings already available, Altinex also offers contractors custom configurations—thus ensuring the perfect fit for each and every installation.

In addition to the extensive number of matrix switcher configurations available, contractors and their customers needn’t be concerned about capacity for future system expansion. While the MultiTasker matrix switchers’ maximum I/O capacity on a single system is 64 x 64, these routers can be cascaded in any combination up to a maximum of 128 x 128—ensuring more than enough capacity for even the most ambitious expansion plans.

With the multitude of MultiTasker matrix switcher configurations available, housing the components of the AV system is an equally important consideration. Altinex offers a variety of enclosures and front panels designed to house the I/O cards. Enclosures are available with and without front panel control keys. For systems utilizing computers or third party system control, enclosures with front and backside 9-pin D-sub connectors and microprocessors are also available. MultiTasker AV system matrix switcher enclosures are available in 4-, 8-, 12-, 19-, and 20-slot configurations.

As one would expect from a world-class AV system, control is equally important and, once again, Altinex has the bases covered. In addition to their ability to be controlled via the front panel of the matrix switcher enclosure or via computers or third party systems, Altinex also offers its MultiTouch™ touch screen panels as well as a tabletop keyboard controller.

Altinex MultiTouch panels include dual RS-232 ports, two network ports, two to four USB ports (depending upon model), along with a built in wireless access network plus Bluetooth. Additionally, the MultiTouch panels’ wireless access capability can be permanently disabled for use in secure environments. For smaller AV systems, the Altinex CP450-124 Tabletop Keyboard Controller has 25 dedicated keys that can be programmed to control an AV system. No matter what the client prefers, the Altinex MultiTasker AV System has the control capability designed to fit a wide range of capacities and aesthetic preferences.

Altinex President and CEO Jack Gershfeld commented on the company’s expanded MultiTasker AV System product line. “Regardless of the size and complexity of the AV system one envisions, our MultiTasker AV System offerings are the most comprehensive in the industry and offer the flexibility to build exactly the system the client wants. With a comprehensive range of I/O cards, enclosures, and control options—combined with the formidable capabilities of our free AVSnap™ system design software—Altinex re-defines the AV system design landscape. I’m confident today’s consultants and contractors will find much to like.?

About Altinex
Founded in 1993, ALTINEX, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of Modular AV Signal Management Solutions™. The company offers a comprehensive line of computer video interfaces, distribution amplifiers, switchers, matrix switchers, special application products, and a large variety of furniture connectivity products. Altinex is an ISO 9001:2000 certified corporation that conducts all R&D, design, manufacturing, marketing, and sales from its corporate headquarters in Brea, California, USA. For additional information, visit the company online at www.altinex.com or contact them directly at 1.800.ALTINEX.


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