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RTcom USA Launches Versatile Signal Scalers/Converters Supporting a Wide Range of Analog and Digital Video Signals

New Digital Extender® HDSDI-21D HD-SDI/SDI-to-DVI Converter and MFC-01 Multiformat Scaler Offer Extreme Flexibility for Simplified Installations

SPARTA, N.J. ― April 20, 2009 ― RTcom USA Inc., a provider of digital connectivity solutions for professional and consumer A/V systems, today introduced two additions to its Digital Extender® line of signal scalers and converters. The HDSDI-21D HD-SDI/SDI-to-DVI signal converter for LCD or plasma displays utilizes a high-quality scaling engine to automatically size 4:3 or 16:9 inputs to a variety of DVI monitors. The MFC-01 multiformat converter also features a built-in scaling engine and converts various video signals including composite, S-video, component, VGA, HD-SDI/SDI, and DVI to any desired output format.

The Digital Extender scalers/converters are ideal for broadcasting, monitoring, video display, and presentation systems in studios, command and control centers, boardrooms, tradeshow and event facilities, and much more. The HDSDI-21D is the ultimate solution for displaying SDI or HD-SDI on any LCD or plasma DVI monitor, while the MFC-01 series converts a number of video signals to any desired format for extreme flexibility and compatibility with nearly any display. Both converters feature a high-quality built-in scaling engine, which allows multiple resolutions to be sized automatically to 4:3 or 16:9 formats on any display.

“A major goal in developing these latest converters was to create a seamless integration between all devices in a large-scale professional installation,” said Joon Ryu, president of RTcom USA. “These converters allow for DVI, HD-SDI, SDI video, as well as other analog signals to be converted to the desired output format or scan rate with great ease.”

The HDSDI-21D features:
• Convenient setup of output resolutions with menu key
• Visual display of input/output resolution through LCD window
• Input ports: HD-SDI/SDI
• Output ports: HD-SDI/SDI (input loop back), DVI-D (digital RGB)
• HDTV signal outputs up to 1080p at 60Hz
• 16:9 and 4:3 screen ratio setup
• SDI input: SMPTE 259M-C (270 MB/s)
• HD-SDI input: SMPTE 292M (1.485, 1.485/1.001 GB/s)
• NTSC and PAL inputs

The MFC-01 features:
• Support for various analog and digital video signals including composite, S-video, component, VGA, HD/SD-SDI, and DVI
• Maximum resolution: VGA: WUXGA, HDTV: 480p, 1080i, 1080p
• Built-in Extended Display Identification Data (EDID) read function with Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory (EEPROM) to save display EDID data and support any HDTV
• Status indicators
• Simple installation, no separate software required

The HDSDI-21D and MFC-01 will be available in late May. Please visit the RTcom USA booth at the 2009 NAB Show for pricing information.

North American customers can purchase RTcom USA’s Digital Extender brand of connectivity solutions exclusively through Aurora Multimedia at +1 (732) 591-5800 or sales@auroramultimedia.com. For international inquiries, please contact RTcom USA, Inc. at +1 (973) 383-4878 or rtcomusa@earthlink.net.

At the 2009 NAB Show, RTcom USA will showcase all of its latest innovations in booth SL6424. For additional information please visit RTcom USA’s site at www.digitalextender.com.

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About Aurora Multimedia Corporation
Aurora Multimedia Corporation is a leading provider of IP-based control systems, processors, and touch panels for A/V systems and is the exclusive source for Digital Extender® connectivity solutions from RTcom USA, Inc. Aurora Multimedia’s innovative A/V solutions address a variety of global markets, including government, education, security, hospitality, corporate, and residential. Advanced A/V processors, with features such as audio delay compensation, scaling, multi-image rotation, and dual/quad display processing, add to a highly adaptive, diversified product line, which is backed by a limited lifetime warranty. In business since 1997, the company is based in northern New Jersey. For more information on Aurora Multimedia and its products, please visit www.auroramultimedia.com.

About RTcom USA Inc.
RTcom USA Inc., headquartered in Sparta, N.J., is a leading manufacturer of professional digital A/V and PC connectivity products in the digital connectivity market. As an industry pioneer, RTcom USA works closely with the major international standards-setting bodies to develop and tailor its products for the needs of system integrators, home theater consumers, and A/V equipment manufacturers. The company’s products, sold under the Digital Extender® brand, include fiber optic DVI/HDMI extension systems, HDTV switchers, distribution amplifiers, matrix routers, signal converters, digital cables, and adapters. Since its founding in 2001, RTcom USA has maintained manufacturing and R&D facilities in the U.S. and Korea. Exclusively available through Aurora Multimedia in North America, customers may contact (732) 591-5800 or sales@auroramultimedia.com to purchase the Digital Extender product line. Visit www.digitalextender.com for more information.

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