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InfoComm 2013: iPad mounts, table connector boxes and HDMI cables from FSR

Among the products being launched by FSR are a series of powerful but compact table boxes; an iPad table mount; a USB charger for 'iDevices', and digital ribbon cables for HDMI signal distribution.

Audio and video switching, control and connectivity manufacturer FSR is to launch a number of products at InfoComm 2013 for applications from “retail to classroom to conference, and everything in-between”. Highlights include a series of powerful but compact table boxes; an iPad table mount for digital signage; a USB charger for ‘iDevices’, and digital ribbon cables for signal distribution.

FSR’s new Power Coaster mini table boxes are designed for meeting, conference and classroom applications. The decorative covers protect and conceal the connectors below and resemble a high-end coaster when closed. Installation simply requires drilling a round hole in the table. A variety of connector options are available including Universal AC power receptacles and dual USB charging ports. The decorative covers are available with either black or aluminium anodised finishes for durability. US, International Universal, UK or Australian outlets formats are available.

For retail establishments or other venues looking to use and iPad or iPad mini for digital signage, FSR’s versatile iPad Table Mounts offer a secure and reliable solution. Using mounting holes in the base, the units can be permanently and securely mounted to a desk, tabletop or other surface. The display can be quickly rotated between portrait and landscape orientation, and a swivel option permits user sharing, and the iPad Table Mount can be tilted into any desired position. Black or white finishes are available to match Apple products.

Also available in white and black, the patent pending SS-USB-CHRG Charger snap-in module is iPad/iPhone compatible and incorporates the necessary firmware to communicate with USB devices, detect the correct charging wattage, and deliver a full 10W of charging power. The snap-in style connector fits a standard keystone mounting form and includes a power supply with screw terminals for easy installation.

Described as “revolutionary”, FSR’s Digital Ribbon Cables uses proprietary composite technology to allow “sparkle free” high-speed HDMI signal transmission over distances of up to 100m. Active circuitry embedded in the connector shells provides all the signal buffering needed and eliminates additional bulky electronics.

The cables deliver 10.2 Gb/s video bandwidth and can easily handle 1080p, 4kx2k, 3D and most newer hi-res formats. HDMI and HDCP compatibility is maintained throughout. With virtually flawless signal transfer, these cables are particularly suited to AV distribution in digital signage, conference room and classroom settings where longer cable runs have been prohibitive in the past. The cables are UL listed and plenum rated, and can accommodate tight bends during installation. The jacket is just 5mm x 2.5mm, and the cable is available in assorted lengths ranging from 50ft to 325 ft (15m to 100m).