Despite the widespread use of HDMI, there are still many other A/V formats that are used throughout the professional A/V world.
The Skinny: Stepping up to provide dealers a flexible solution that can handle a variety of signals, is Lightware and its new UMX-TPS extenders.
The Specs: During the 2014 InfoComm show, the company will exhibit the UMX-TPS extenders in its booth (C4920), and according to the company, the extenders’ versatility will serve electronics professionals in a number of applications.
“Lightware users are now able to use UMX-TPS extenders with our MX 65×65 and 80×80 modular matrix switchers,” states Drew Taylor, director of sales and applications at Lightware USA, the U.S. distributor of Lightware Visual Engineering Products. “What’s unique is that customers can use [the extenders] to combine local, HDMI and TPS inputs and outputs in the same frame. They can mix-and-match instead of having to commit to one or the other type of I/O.”
Lightware adds that the UMX-TPS-TX140 extender transmission device connects to a single receiver or any of its matrix switchers via HDBaseT, and it features VGA, HDMI, DisplayPort DVI-I inputs with a single HDBaseT output for a 4×1 video switch combined with a signal extender.
Analog can also be converted to digital and transmitted along with power, Ethernet and RS-232 signals.
In addition, the line also includes an HDMI-only extender, DVI-TPS extenders, and TPS input and output boards for use with its matrix switchers.
Solutions: Lightware’s UMX-TPS extenders can be utilized for a range of A/V system installations.