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Magenta Introduces MultiView DVI at ISE

Magenta Research is adding DVI capability to its MultiView family, allowing full HD over 350+ metres using UTP cable.

Magenta Research will introduce a new member of its MultiView family at ISE with the launch of MultiView DVI, which delivers 1,920 x 1,200 resolution single link DVI-D video 1,200 feet (366 metres) over standard UTP cable. MultiView DVI receivers are daisy-chainable and capable of outputting DVI or RGBHV video, giving system integrators, says the company, more flexibility than ever before. Serial and/or audio can also be delivered alongside video.

MultiView DVI is fully compatible with Magenta’s Mondo Matrix III scalable UTP switch, which means that all new Mondo Matrix installations, as well as those already in the field, now support both digital and analogue video signals—within the same switch—in configurations ranging from 16 x 16 to 256 x 512.

Also on show at ISE will be Magenta’s Voyager Series, an interoperable set of transmitters, receivers, distribution amplifiers and matrix switchers, which uses a modular building block approach to enable any end to end configuration for extension and switching of uncompressed multi-format video and audio, RS-232, IR and 480 Mbps USB 2.0 signals over fibre at distances up to 16.75MI/30KM.

The MultiView DVI and Voyager Series will be complemented by the HD-One DX, which is designed for high-quality single-UTP HDMI video and embedded audio extension. It delivers full 1080p uncompressed video to distances of 328 feet (100m). The product supports HDM 1.3 and is fully HDCP compliant. The HD-One LX is an HDMI extension product that utilises a single Cat5e/6/6e/7 cable, and sends 1080p video 328ft/100m. HD-One LX is also fully HDCP-compliant and capable of extending uncompressed 1080p video, audio, IR and bi-directional RS-232 to 328ft/100m, allowing commands and data to flow in both directions.

According to the company, the distance, reach and use of inexpensive, easy to terminate UTP cable make Magenta’s HD-One Series products an obvious choice for HDMI extension, whether it’s a Blu-Ray player, cable/set-top box or a PC with an HDMI/DVI output. Magenta says that the distances achieved by HD-One products are virtually impossible to replicate using specially constructed HDMI cables, which, even at short distances, deteriorate image quality, are extremely difficult to terminate in the field and carry a high cost factor.

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