Altinex’s New 1-In, 3-Out AC Power Distribution Cards Are AV-Friendly

Altinex’s Neutron MT322-105 and MT322-107 Power Distribution Cards for the MT302-201 Digital MultiTasker can be connected to any type of audio-video equipment.

CI Staff

Signal Management Solutions manufacturer Altinex has introduced its MT322-105 and MT322-107 (International version) Power Distribution Cards for use with its MT302-201 Digital MultiTasker.

Both units distribute AC power from a single AC source to multiple AC outlets. With these 1-In, 3-Out AC power distribution cards, the outlets can be connected to any type of audio/video equipment—making both cards the ideal choice for controlling power to multiple AV equipment units.

Meanwhile, both cards have built-in current measuring circuits to detect load levels. The value of these loads may be read over the IP port and an alarm can be triggered when power is exceeded.

Both the MT322-105, which has two slots, and the MT322-107, which has three slots, have MSRPs of $245 and are expected to be available in September 2016.

More from Altinex’s press release:

The MT322-105 contains an IEC male connector for the AC supply input and standard NEMA 5-15R power receptacles for the three outputs. Built in sensors alert the user by flashing the LEDs when the load exceeds 9.5 Amp as well as a warning message over the IP port when the current draw approaches the maximum 10.5 Amp limit. The MT322-107 international version contains one IEC male connector for the AC power supply input and three IEC 320 female outlets.

With this model, sensors alert the user when the load exceeds 8.5 Amp and a warning message is sent over the IP port when the current draw approaches the maximum 10 Amp limit. Both cards have safety provisions that cause the cards to automatically start turning outlets off should the system approach maximum power draw. A message informing the user that outputs are being shutdown is sent to the MT302-201 Digital MultiTasker’s IP port.

Both the MT322-105 and MT322-107 are able to turn audio/video equipment on or off in a sequential order, which may be defined using IP protocol commands. The time delay between switching is also programmable from 0-50 seconds. The threshold level for the on/off detect feature is adjustable to accommodate different loads and determine when AV equipment is on or off. This feature is particularly important for DVD players or any other equipment that has only IR control capabilities. Using this feature, the control system can determine if the device is on or off by the amount of current it draws.

Jack Gershfeld, President of Altinex, commented on the company’s new MT322-105 and MT322-107 power distribution cards. “The MT322-105 and MT322-107 are the ideal solution for distributing and managing the amount of AC power that is being used by AV equipment in meeting rooms, lecture halls, and similar AV environments,” says Gershfeld.

“The power controller cards provide an easy way to execute a total power shut down for AV equipment when not use, making this solution valuable for green building initiatives.  With their ease of use and flexibility, I’m confident AV integrators will find them very useful for system design.”

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