CEDIA Briefs

By TWICE Staff On Sep 8 2011 - 4:01am

Accell Showing UltraCat HD Extenders

INDIANAPOLIS — Accell will showcase its UltraCat HD Extenders at CEDIA Expo.

Accell’s UltraCat HD, a transmitter and receiver set featuring HDBaseT technology, can deliver uncompressed FullHD digital video, audio, 100BaseT Ethernet, RS232 and IR control signals over a single CAT-5e cable. The extenders are created to support HD video applications, supporting all resolutions and video formats, including 1080p, 4K and 3D.

The UltraCat HD Extenders support cable runs of up to 328 feet and feature a data-transfer rate of up to 10.2Gbps. They are the HDCP compliant and compatible with the most recent HDMI High Speed spec. The extenders support CEC functionality and provide an Ethernet 10/100BaseTx passthrough, which is ideal for use with IP-enabled TVs and components, the company said.

The UltraCat HD Extender featuring HDBaseT technology is available now with an suggested retail of $499. Accell is in booth 3204.

The company will also have on display its UltraAV 5x1 HDMI switch as well as its AVGrip Pro Locking highspeed HDMI cable line.

Atlona Offering Range Of A/V Setup Devices

Atlona’s Professional division will display a range of solutions allowing integrators to create scalable, customizable solutions for customers in residential and commercial A/V applications.

New products on display at CEDIA Expo include the company’s AT-DVI4- 100SR and AT-HD4-V110SR DVI and HDMI HDBaseT extender kits. The units extend DVI and HDMI transmissions up to 350 feet with resolutions up to 4Kx2K over a single CAT-5/-6/-7 cable, while providing bidirectional RS- 232, IR and Ethernet pass-through.

Atlona will also show its AT-PRO- 2HD88M-SR and AT-PRO2HD1616MSR HDBaseT 8x8 and 16x16 High- Speed HDMI Matrix Switchers. The high-speed switchers feature eight or 16 HDMI 1.4 inputs and eight or 16 independently switchable twisted pair outputs to feed eight or 16 separate receiver modules (included).

The units have the ability to equalize, amplify and reclock the signal to ensure HDMI-accurate signal transmission through long cables without quality loss. Featuring HDBaseT technology, the switchers extend HDMI sources up to 330 feet at 4Kx2K resolution over a single CAT-5/-6-/-7 cable, in addition to providing analog two-channel stereo, bidirectional RS-232, and zonespecific bidirectional IR passthrough up to 60 KHz.

Both the Extender kits and the HDMI switchers support Deep Color, HDCP and full 3D, while preserving 7.1-channel digital audio, including DTS-HD and Dolby TrueHD.

Panamax/Furman Demos Power Products

INDIANAPOLIS — Panamax/Furman will have on display a series of kiosks highlighting the company’s line of power- management systems and solutions.

Inside booth 1321 attendees will find a kiosk devoted to a hands-on demo station for the company’s BlueBolt remote power- and energy-management platform.

By combining Cloud-based control with Panamax/Furman power-management hardware, BlueBolt integrators can remotely reboot problem components to address customer issues immediately from their smartphone, tablet or computer, the company said.

With a wide variety of power and energy alerts, integrators can be proactive on service issues with email notifications when power anomalies occur, and set up budget alerts for tracking system energy usage. Integrators can learn how to use advanced features such as setting up auto-reboot to automatically restart network equipment when an Internet connection is lost, as well as how to integrate power into control and automation systems for maximum functionality, the company said.

Other kiosks will demo BlueBolt energy- management hardware, the company’s power-management audio-performance systems and the company’s in-wall power-management solutions.

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