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Magenta Research and NEC Expand Long-Term Partnership with Introduction of MultiView™ NEC Display Card-Slot UTP Receiver at the 2009 Digital Signage Expo

New Milford, CT, February 23, 2009 – NEC Display Solutions and Magenta Research MultiView NEC600 UTP ReceiverMagenta Research, the recognized leader in video/audio/serial signal distribution and switching over Cat5/CatX cable, are utilizing the 2009 Digital Signage Expo to unveil a brand new MultiView card-slot UTP receiver.
The MultiView NEC600-SAP is the most sophisticated UTP receiver engineered by Magenta and is designed to fit in the expansion slot of select NEC commercial displays. When combined with a MultiView -SAP transmitter, the NEC600-SAP receiver enables 1920×1200 resolution video at 600 feet (183 meters), along with stereo audio and addressable duplex serial, all over a single UTP cable.

“NEC and Magenta have outstanding reputations for quality in the digital signage and commercial AV markets,? stated Magenta’s Vice President Bob Michaels. “Being able to combine the two products ensures the ultimate in uptime and signal replication.?

Product features include a standard UTP pass through, enabling up to 12 MultiView receivers to be daisy-chained together. The NEC600-SAP’s addressable duplex serial enables two-way communication with any receiver/display, even in a daisy-chain configuration.

When paired with Magenta’s MultiView Octet-SAP 1×8 Digital Signage Transmitter, video, stereo audio and addressable duplex serial signals can be distributed from a single source to over 450 displays. The NEC600-SAP is also fully compatible with Magenta’s new Mondo Matrix III-SAP matrix switch. The Mondo III-SAP is assembled in a modular fashion, in increments of 16 inputs/outputs, from 16×16 to 256×512.

The NEC600-SAP also features Magenta’s AkuComp™ II skew compensation technology, enabling units to function flawlessly with a wide variety of cable types. Magenta’s EQ technology is included as well, allowing receivers to be finely tuned in order to compensate for cable distance. Both skew and EQ adjustments are done using a single knob, with colored LEDs indicating—at a glance—what mode the knob is in.

“NEC Display Solutions is pleased to add Magenta Research to the list of exceptional companies that have developed electronics for the expansion slot technology in our various large-format LCD displays,? said Mike Zmuda, Director of Business Development at NEC Display Solutions. “Partnering with other leaders in the industry allows us to provide the highest level of flexibility and innovation to our customers

Compatible NEC products for use with the MultiView NEC600-SAP include all MultiSync® 20 Series and M Series displays.

The NEC600-SAP will be on display at the 2009 Digital Signage Expo in Magenta’s booth (#2410) and in NEC’s (#1613). The exposition takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center from February 24-26.

About Magenta Research
Magenta Research is the industry-recognized leader in the adaptive distribution and switching of video/audio/control signals over CatX cable, DVI over fiber and/or Cat6 and HDMI over Cat6. For over ten years, Magenta has developed the highest-performance, broadest and most flexible video-over-CatX product line, the MultiView™ Series. The company utilizes proprietary technologies to enable WUXGA/1080p video distribution at 2,000 feet (610m). MultiView Series transmitters, receivers, switchers and distributive systems have been installed in a large variety of A/V applications, especially dynamic signage for retail, airport, fast food, museum, casino, theatre, courtroom and corporate applications. In 2006, Magenta introduced the Mondo Matrix, the first multimedia Cat5 matrix switcher that can be scaled incrementally from 16×16 to 256×512. The Mondo has quickly become the new standard for larger-scale video plus audio and/or serial matrix switching. In 2006, Magenta launched the Infinea DVI Series and an industry-first – unlimited DVI extension over optical fiber and/or Cat6 using digital signal repeaters at 10km of fiber or 600 ft. (183m) of Cat6. Based in Connecticut, USA, Magenta utilizes a network of international distributors, manufacturers’ representatives and resellers to market its enabling technology worldwide. http://www.magenta-research.com

About NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc.
Headquartered in Itasca, Ill., NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc., is a leading designer and provider of innovative desktop LCD displays, professional-grade large-screen LCD displays, a diverse line of projectors, and integrated display solutions. NEC Display Solutions develops leading-edge visual technology and customer-focused solutions for a wide variety of markets, including enterprise, professional, education, medical and digital signage. For additional information about NEC Display Solutions of America, consumers can call (866) NEC-MORE, or visit the Web site at www.necdisplay.com.

For digital images of NEC displays, please visit:


Magenta Research Ltd.
Marketing Department
128 Litchfield Rd.
New Milford, CT 06776

Philip Anast
Tech Image (for NEC Display Solutions)
(847) 279-0022, x238

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