New Magenta Research products will debut at ISE says True Colours19 January 2012
True Colours Distribution, the technical division of Midwich, specialising in connectivity solutions for complex AV installations, has announced that it will be stocking many new and improved products from vendor partner Magenta Research.
Magenta will highlight the new range at ISE. MultiView II products on display will include the MultiView II DVI, T4, STx and XRTx transmitters, plus MultiView II AK600 and AK1200 receivers.
According to True Colours, previous MultiView products occasionally required internal jumper repositioning to change configurations; MultiView II introduces a totally revamped, all external configuration scheme with easy-to-use buttons and status LEDs. Also improved are EDID & DDC modes of operation and sync control. Fourth-pair configuration options (for aux data like serial and audio) are now available, and the updated range features streamlined connector locations for more intuitive rack mounting.
Magenta will also be demonstrating new entries in its Voyager Series of products, which extend, switch and distribute video and auxiliary signals over fibre-optic cable. Voyager’s compact format (CF) line of products includes the CF-18, a rack-mountable chassis designed to densely pack 18 Voyager CF transmitters into a 4U enclosure. The CF-18 eliminates the need for separate power supplies and is said to dramatically reduce installation time.
Stand-alone Voyager CF products will be introduced at ISE as well. Only an inch deep, CF devices are much smaller than the existing, modular Voyager transmitters and receivers, and come with built-in mounting ears, allowing them to be easily secured behind a display or under a desk.
A Voyager 4-port transmitter will also be debuted at ISE. When combined with the ability to daisy-chain Voyager receivers, the four-port transmitter greatly increases signal distribution options for the fibre-based Voyager line. The four-port transmitter is also a key component in enabling Voyager fibre-optic based matrix switching to reach a maximum size of 640 total ports.
“We’re delighted that Magenta Research has released this latest range,” said Iain Campbell, sales director at True Colours Distribution. “By creating new products and improving existing items in its portfolio, Magenta has enabled True Colours to improve the solutions we offer to our customers. Their booth at ISE is sure to be a resounding success and I strongly urge resellers to include it in their visit.”