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New GefenPRO ELR Extender Sends HDMI with 3DTV, IR, RS-232, Ethernet and Power over a Single CAT-5 Cable

Digital connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced the availability of its second generation Extra Long Range (ELR) Extender for HDMI using Power over Line (POL) technology. This new model, the GefenPRO ELR Extender for HDMI over CAT5 with POL II, uses a traditional sender/receiver methodology to extend HDMI with 3DTV pass-through, IR, RS-232, Ethernet and power up to 330-feet (100m) in distance using just one CAT-5 cable.

Gefen POL technology is based on the PoE (Power over Ethernet) standard and frees the receiver from power requirements, while providing an additional 5 volts to power supplemental hardware, such as a switcher, splitter or scaler to further enhance system performance.

“This is an absolutely essential solution wherever power is limited in the display area,â€? explained Hagai Gefen, president and CEO, Gefen. “Installers can now use just one CAT-5 cable to reach way beyond HDMI’s limits using Gefen’s ELR technology based more

Extron MLS 608 D Series for Digital Switching Simplified Now Shipping

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Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the simple-to-use MLS 608 D, a switcher that integrates digital and analog sources in a single product. The switcher enables AV system expansion when more inputs are required than what the projector can handle. The MLS 608 D offers digital video switching with four HDCP-compliant HDMI inputs and analog video switching with four universal inputs plus an Extron Universal MTP Twisted Pair input. It outputs HDMI and analog MTP Twisted Pair signals to the included MTP/HDMI U R twisted pair receiver, providing a complete digital and analog video and audio switching system. In addition, the MLS 608 D includes many integrator-friendly features such as HDMI audio de-embedding, Mic/line audio matrix mixing, and ProDSP™, an exclusive Extron technology with an extensive array of easy-to-use digital audio processing tools for audio system set-up and fine-tuning. Switcher control is provided via the front panel backlit buttons or through RS-232 for separate display and room control capabilities. It can also work seamlessly in conjunction with an Extron TouchLink™ touchpanel control system or a MediaLink® Controller for enhanced display and room control. more

Digital Rapids to Showcase New 2.0 Version of TouchStream Live Streaming Appliance at InfoComm 2011

Digital Rapids LogoMay 31, 2011 — Markham, Ontario: Digital Rapids Digital Rapids will be showcasing the new 2.0 version of the award-winning TouchStream portable encoding and live streaming appliance at the upcoming InfoComm 2011 exhibition. The version 2.0 update adds support for the Digital Rapids Broadcast Manager multi-encoder management software, enabling comprehensive remote monitoring, management and control of multiple TouchStream units from a centralized location. Additional new features in the TouchStream 2.0 upgrade include enhancements to HTTP Live Streaming for Apple(r) iPhone(r) and iPad(tm) devices and improved Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) Smooth Streaming capabilities. more

Extron Now Shipping 10 Input Scaling Presentation Switcher

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Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the DVS 510, a 10 input, multi-format Presentation Scaling Switcher that accepts and scales standard definition, HDTV, DVI, and RGB signals to a common, high resolution output rate. The DVS 510 is HDCP-compliant and features simultaneous DVI and two analog RGB/YUV outputs. It is a true presentation switcher for professional environments, with audio switching for all video input sources, an available 50 watt stereo integrated amplifier, picture-in-picture, and glitch-free switching. The DVS 510 also offers flexible control options including front panel control, Ethernet, RS-232, USB, and IR. more

Platinum ToolsÂŽ Features New EZ-SnapJack Cat5e & Cat6 Wall Jack at InfoComm 2011

Platinum Tools EZ-SnapJack Cat5e and Cat6 self-terminating wall jack

Now Shipping, the Reusable, Time Saving EZ-SnapJack has been Designed to Fit Industry Standard Wall Plates and is Perfect for New or Retrofit Cat5e and Cat6 Installations

CAMARILLO, Calif., May 24, 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 it will feature its popular EZ-SnapJack Cat5e and Cat6 self-terminating wall jack during InfoComm 2011, held in Orlando, Fla. from June 15-17 at the Orange County Convention Center, booth 3188.

“With the Platinum Tools EZ-SnapJack, the installer may never need a punchdown tool again for Cat5e and Cat6 wall jack applications,â€? said Lee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager. “Now shipping, the EZ-SnapJack is self-terminating and quickly installs for professional results more

Point Source Audio IP Microphones Previewing at InfoComm 2011

NEW! IP Microphones from Point Source Audio

New Microphones Harness Power of the IP Network for Paging, Surveillance and Recording
Novato, Calif. — Point Source Audio, manufacturer of the one-of-a-kind “unbreakable boomâ€? earworn microphone, is extending their offering to include IP enabled microphones designed for pro-audio applications such as paging, surveillance and recording. A convenient selection of desk-top and surface-mount microphones is coupled with an IP audio codec to help integrators easily source solutions for distributing audio over an IP network. InfoComm visitors are invited to view the new IP Microphones at the Point Source Audio Booth 820-822 at InfoComm 2011 in Orlando, Florida.

“We took our Point Source microphone expertise along with our knowledge of Digigram IP audio codecs to create an IP microphone offering that is an expedient solution for integrators,â€? said James Lamb, President of Point Source Audio. “Audio over IP will play an increasing role in the audio distribution landscape. more

NAB Show Goes Live and On-Demand Online with Digital Rapids Transcode Manager and TouchStream

Digital Rapids LogoApril 13, 2011 — NAB Show, Las Vegas, Booth SL6010: Digital Rapids – the leading provider of tools and solutions for bringing television, movie and Web content to wider audiences — is providing the encoding capabilities powering live and on-demand video of the 2011 NAB Show on the official show website, www.nabshow.com. Expanding upon the on-demand content featured on the site during previous events, the NAB Show is for the first time featuring official daily webcasts, live from the show floor. The automated, high-performance Digital Rapids Transcode Manager software is being used in the production of on-demand content for the third consecutive year, while the TouchStream portable live streaming appliance is being used for encoding and streaming of the live webcasts.

Production teams are capturing and editing video throughout the event, including daily highlights packages; feature segments from the exhibition floor; selections from NAB sessions, luncheons and keynotes; interviews and more. The Transcode Manager software transforms the finished video segments into the formats required for online viewing. The resulting high-quality media files are then delivered to content distribution provider Highwinds for on-demand delivery to viewers through the Show’s website. more

Extron Introduces LockIt™ HDMI Cable Bracket

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Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the LockIt™ HDMI Cable Lacing Bracket. This unique cable bracket is used to secure HDMI cables to a product’s input and output connectors. It reduces the stress on the HDMI connectors and prevents intermittent or complete signal loss due to a loose cable connection. Its compact design allows for easy installation with most HDMI cables and devices, including in space constrained areas where HDMI connectors are stacked, or as a retrofit to secure previously installed cables. more

New Long Distance HDMI and DVI Extenders from Extron

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Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the DTP HDMI 301 and DTP DVI 301 twisted pair extenders for long distance transmission of HDMI or DVI plus bidirectional RS-232 and IR control signals over a single CAT 5-type cable. The transmitter and receiver sets are capable of extending 1080p/60 deep color and 1920×1200 up to 330 feet (100 meters). These features, combined with remote powering capabilities and compact enclosure sizes, make the DTP HDMI 301 and DTP DVI 301 ideal for providing cost effective means to extend digital video, multi-channel audio, and bidirectional control signals in space-challenged environments. more

Gepco® International Unveils New V-Light™ Active Fiber Cable System at NAB 2011

Gepco’s New V-Light™ Active Fiber Cable System

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, APRIL 11, 2011 — Gepco International (NAB Booth C9049), an industry leading brand in professional audio and video interconnect products, is pleased to introduce the new V-Light™ Active Fiber Cable System at the NAB Show April 11-14, 2011. Designed with easy-to-use copper connections, the V-Light Active Fiber Cable System offers the exceptional transmission distance of fiber without the hassle of keeping fiber optic connections clean. Based on the popular Gepco® Brand V-CON connector system, the V-Light offers a convenient, reliable and durable interface for high-speed serial digital video transmission over single-mode fiber with data transfer rates up to 1.485 Gbps.

The heart of the V-Light Active Fiber Cable System, the V-Light connector eliminates concerns of optical debris or poor mechanical mating from connector wear often encountered when working with fiber connectors. Inside each weather-tight V-Light connector shell, the fiber is sealed and isolated, while the electrical more

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