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Extron Announces Design Guides, a Valuable Technical Resource Library for AV System Designers

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Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the availability of its Design Guides, useful, in-depth technical resources for system designers and integrators. Design Guides offer an educational overview of key technologies used within AV systems, along with best practices for successful deployment. Each Guide also includes sample system designs from common AV environments, equipment requirements, and detailed signal flow information. Also included are condensed catalogs of Extron products relevant to each of these technologies, as well as a glossary of key terms. more

KanexPro Touts HDMI 1.4 Switcher with Ethernet and 3D Support

At CEDIA EXPO booth 3765, KanexPro is launching a brand new, ultra-fast 4×1 HDMI Switcher (HDHEACSW4) with support for Ethernet and Audio Return Channel (HEAC). Engineered with InstaPort ™ Technology, SI’s & consumers will no longer experience a four to seven second delay – and a long black screen – when switching between source devices connected to their projectors or HDTVs. The technology enables immediate access to content by reducing HDMI port switching time and perform the HDCP authorization routine immediately upon connecting the device.

As an added feature, this switcher provides ARC- Audio Return Channel, which allow televisions with built-in tuners to transmit audio from the TV to an A/V receiver. Perfect for old and existing A/V receivers that does not support ARC. HDTV resolutions up to 1080p/60 with 12-bit Color depth and PC resolutions up to 1920×1200 are maintained together with stereo or multi-channel digital audio. more

RT Com USA Introduces Hybrid Video UTP Transmitter

August 3, 2011, Sparta, NJ – RT Com USA has announced the release of the UWI Hybrid Video Extender. The new panel-mount video input device is allows one VGA and one HDMI/DVI digital media input to be connected up to 150 ft. from the switcher using a single unshielded Cat6 network cable. While designed as part more

Platinum Tools® Makes Stripping Coax Cable Faster & Cleaner with Latest Tool

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Platinum Tools double ended coax stripper (part # 15020C)

CAMARILLO, Calif., July 29, 2011 – Platinum Tools (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, is proud to announce its new double ended coax stripper (part # 15020C) is now shipping.

“Designed for the professional contractor, our new, lightweight, compact, double-ended coaxial cable stripper is the fastest and cleanest way to strip your coax cables,? explained Lee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager. “Designed for fast, accurate stripping right out of the box, the blades in this new ‘must have’ tool are pre-set for industry standard ¼-inch cable preparation, eliminating the need for time consuming blade depth adjustments.?

Additional features of Platinum Tools’ double ended more

DVEO to Introduce Multi-Streaming H.264 Encoder with SDI or HD-SDI Input and Multiprotocol, Multi-Wrapper, and Multi-Container IP Output at IBC 2011

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Multi Streaming H.264 Encoder with HD-SDI Input and HTTP, RTMP, and RTSP Output

San Diego, California — July 28, 2011 – DVEO, the broadcast division of Computer Modules, Inc. (CMI), is now shipping their highly affordable real time schedulable H.264 streaming encoder with SDI or HD-SDI input and concurrent multi stream, multi resolution, multiprotocol IP output. DVEO will demonstrate the new MultiStreamer DIG/IP™ at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam, September 9-13, at Stand 2.A48.

The MultiStreamer DIG/IP(TM) is an embedded Linux based single or multi-channel H.264 transcoder designed for capturing uncompressed SD or HD content and streaming it to content delivery networks (CDNs), cloud based transcoders, and remote video servers.

The system ingests SDI or HD-SDI video from cameras, editing systems, or video servers, and encodes the video to multiple H.264/ MPEG-4 AVC standard streams.

“Broadcasters and content providers now have an affordable way to encode uncompressed SDI and HD-SDI video content to H.264,” stated Laszlo Zoltan, Sales Manager more

KanexPro Debuts at CEDIA EXPO 2011

KanexPro is excited to join the CEDIA EXPO this year. Being a first timer, it’s a great opportunity to reach the residential A/V market and the world of professional installers. KanexPro will be showcasing some of the most exciting products at CEDIA such as:

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• HDBaseT ™ Long Runner HDMI Extenders with 3D & Power over Ethernet
• 2D to 3D Converter for Residential AV Systems
• Ultra-fast HDMI Switch with 3D& HEAC (Ethernet & Audio Return Channel)
• Wireless HDMI Extender (50ft.) based on WHDI™ technology

“In this digital era, A/V professionals and consumers are looking to manufacturers for information; not only about their products but also the underlining technology behind the devices,? says David Sommers, Business Development Rep at KanexPro. To help our customers get the best products, KanexPro serves in numerous markets more

Platinum Tools® Debuts VDV MapMaster™ Voice, Data, and Video Tester at 2011 CEDIA Expo

Platinum Tools VDV MapMaster voice, data, and video tester

Platinum Tools VDV MapMaster voice, data, and video tester

CAMARILLO, Calif., July 21, 2011 – Platinum Tools (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, is proud to announce that it will debut its new VDV MapMaster™ voice, data, and video tester to the CEDIA market during the 2011 CEDIA Expo, held in Indianapolis from Sept. 7-10 at the Indiana Convention Center, booth 737. Now shipping, Platinum Tools will be demoing the VDV MapMaster, as well as its new 4Mapper coax tester, during the show.

“The VDV MapMaster combines continuity testing, mapping, and tone generator functions into a single unit,? explained Lee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager. “Made in the USA, the VDV MapMaster is capable of more

KanexPro Introduces Wireless HDMI up to 50ft.

KanexPro is pleased to announce its Wireless HDMI Extender Kit. The ultimate, high quality solution for extending signals over the air up to 50ft. (15m). The system consists of two powered devices; transmitter and receiver, both included.The wireless extender is based on the WHDI™ technology, which enables top-quality wireless uncompressed HD 1080p video delivery throughout the home, allowing consumers to connect any HD source to any HD display. more

Extron Introduces New Fiber Optic Scaling Receiver

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Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the FOXBOX SR HDMI, a high performance fiber optic-to-HDMI scaling receiver for the FOX Series of fiber optic transmitters. It accepts a fiber optic signal with audio, RS-232 control, and HDCP-compliant HDMI, DVI, VGA, or YUV video, scaling the video to the optimal output resolution for the display. Engineered for reliability and exceptional high resolution image performance, the FOXBOX SR HDMI supports resolutions up to 1920×1200, including HDTV 1080p/60. Available in multimode and singlemode models, it also provides many integrator-friendly features such as Key Minder® for continuous authentication of HDCP compliance, audio de-embedding, Auto Input Memory, internal test patterns, and a compact enclosure for discreet placement. The FOXBOX SR HDMI is ideal for fiber optic installations that require scaling of high resolution content with the highest quality. more

Extron Introduces XTP CrossPoint® Platform for Digital AV Systems

Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the new XTP CrossPoint® System, a flexible, reliable signal switching and distribution system that provides a completely integrated solution for multiple digital and analog formats. XTP CrossPoint Systems support local connectivity as well as extended transmission capability for sending high resolution video, audio, RS-232, Ethernet, and power up to 330 feet (100 m) over a single CAT 5-type cable. more

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