Here at AVPro Edge we take calls on a daily basis for issues with HDBaseT. Typically we find that the is no problem with the equipment, but rather an issue with cabling.
To help with this issue, HDBaseT has issued the 'Installers 10 Cable Commandments'.
A great read for any integrator, this document contains best practices for avoiding simple cable issues in your installations!
Proper CAT Cable Termination:
Many of today’s conference room and presentation settings allow anyone to share their laptop screens with colleagues or attendees. In room TV’s or projectors display the presenters power point, website or video creating a setting ripe for great communication. The last thing on the presenters mind should be the audio video equipment, in these situations everything just needs to work, period.
When working with wireless solutions computers can become a real problem. Each person that needs to present usually has a different type of computer, each one acts a little different and can cause hiccups. These “hiccups” can come from the computer not recognizing the the connection, or not having the correct sharing firmware, or most likely with new laptops, not being able to handle the higher bandwidth 4K video signal that the computer is outputting.
AVPro Edge’s solution is the ConferX line-up of HDBaseT Wallplate Transmitters. Our first release is of the mini displayport and HDMI input version. The AC-CXWP-MDP-T is ready to help you share your presentation via it’s Mini Display port and HDMI inputs. Because it comes in a single gang, you are able to install it discreetly in the wall or table. And because it’s a hard wired solution you will not run into issues when working with different laptops.
Why Mini Display Port?
Many of today’s laptops have Mini Display Port as the video output option. The reason computer manufactures use mini DisplayPort is because it’s smaller than HDMI and doesn’t have to carry HDCP (content protection). Apple uses it widely calling it “Thunderbolt”. Lenovo, Dell, HP, Microsoft and Acer all have laptop models with mini DisplayPort as the only video output option.
Along with mini display port is an HDMI input port for all other sources or computers. These input ports are switchable and auto sensing. Allowing two users to be connected at one time, the user who connected most recently will be the one presenting. There is a input select button on the unit as well allowing the users to toggle between either inputs.
This product works great with 4K projectors or commercial displays that have a HDBaseT input port. For a complete kit that includes a HDBaseT Rx unit we have a 70meter and 100meter sets available. For more information on the AC-CXWP-MDP-T please visit it’s product page.
If you would like a quote on this unit please give us a call at 605-274-6055.
The countdown to ISE is on! As you plan your show days be sure to stop by the AVPro Edge booth to witness the biggest line up of 18Gbps products at the show. We will feature the products below and so much more...
Murideo will also be unveiling some big things at ISE 2019. Don't miss the launch of the Seven Generator, calibration with the SIX-G Generator and CalMAN, plus testing and troubleshooting with the Fox & Hound Kit and SIX-G and SIX-A Pair.
AVPro Edge and Murideo will be located in Hall 15, booth G-248. We will also be featured at the HDBaseT Booth in Hall 5, booth S-110! if you would like to request a meeting at the show, simply click here.
AVPro's latest webinar explored what Integrators need to prepare their installations not only for today’s technology – HDR and Dolby Vision at 18Gbps, but be prepared for HDMI 2.1 with 5k, 8k and beyond 18Gbps. Installing the proper infrastructure is more important than ever.
Check out the video below which will bring you up to speed and make sure you are ready for where the market is headed in 2019. We cover Fiber vs Copper, compressed vs uncompressed, and IP vs Traditional AV. Every modern installation should be developed with these topics in mind. To do this properly, an understating of bandwidth, EDID, Bit Depth and more is vitally important.
Watch the webinar below to make sure you are up to speed!
Freezing temperatures and snowy conditions didn't keep integrators from all over the country from attending the first AVPro Academy last month at the AVPro Global Holdings HQ in Sioux Falls, SD. Over the two day course, AVPro Trainer Jason Dustal covered everything from EDID Management, 18Gbps video distribution, and fiber optics to an introduction into video calibration. Held in the AVPro Training Facility, AVPro Academy allows integrators to get their hands on the latest displays and sources to ensure a true understanding of the topics presented.
Benefits of AVPro Academy:
We have three courses left for 2019, don't miss this training opportunity! Register below or give us a call with any questions, 877-886-5112.
The ConferX line of products offers sleekly designed solutions specially built for the commercial installer. These solutions come with everything you expect from AVPro Edge; military grade stability, a 10 year warranty and strong engineering practices. Beyond these features, ConferX’s commercial solutions give the installer a polished design aesthetic that doesn’t distract from what is happening during the event or meeting.
Soon ConferX will be launching its first products with 4 unique wall plate HDBaseT transmitters. These transmitters handle every video output found on PCs and Macs today with HDMI, VGA, Mini DisplayPort (works with thunderbolt on Apple products) and USB-C. Each wall plate fits perfectly into a single gang mud ring for easy universal installation. With the ability to be powered locally or by the receiver unit up to 100 meters away.
The next wave of ConferX products will be our conference room switchers. These will allow you to send the a video signal directly from our ConferX Wall Plate Transmitters into our switcher products. With varying sizes including 4x2, 6x2 and 8x4, and with input and output ports ranging from HDMI, HDBaseT and USB-C, we will have something to fit with your application.
Conferx's HDBASET Wall plate Transmitters (Coming soon)
Sign up for our monthly newsletter for information about more upcoming products from AVPro Edge and ConferX.
A safe alternative to traditional fiber optic cable, custom cut to length for you! Fiber Optic cables are used every day to carry data around the world, now use that same technology in your next audio/video installation.
Video distribution is taking up more and more bandwidth, sometimes more than what copper wire methods can handle, and at longer distances. To accommodate the high bandwidth needed to pass high quality video, many are choosing fiber optics. Fiber Optic cable has much more bandwidth than copper, and because it doesn’t pass along power, it’s much harder to disrupt the signal. Bullet Train manufactures HDMI cables specifically built to handle 18Gbps signaling. Now along with Cleerline SSF™, we are taking that same technology over to fiber optic cabling. Bullet Train Fiber Optic Cable is OM3 (perfect for video distribution) and Duplex (has two fiber optics strands). There is no need to sort through the hundreds of different styles of fiber, Bullet Train carries the best version for video distribution applications.
Bullet Train Fiber Optics are composed of two strands of our fiber optics each with an individual 3mm riser jacket protecting it. The Duplex jackets are connected when you receive the cables, but are easily separated to make two individual fiber optic cables. This fiber is perfect for audio/video but can also be used in data communication and other fiber optic applications. Bullet Train Fiber Optics is extremely durable, it provides up to 10,000 times the bend insensitivity of traditional fiber.
Take the guess work out of fiber with Bullet Train Fiber Optics:
Step 1: Choose your Distance
Bullet Train offers any size fiber optic cables, custom cut to the length you need. Need fiber for pre-wiring? You can also purchase a full 1000 ft roll!
Step 2: Choose your Ends
SC, LC or None. Select the ends based on the product you are using.
That's it! We will custom cut your fiber, terminate the ends and ship it all directly to you!
For more information on Bullet Train Fiber Optics give us a call at 877-886-5112!
There are a few common issues that continue to plague A/V integrators all over the world. Sometimes these issues do not show up until after the installation, which cause truck rolls, cost labor hours, and ultimately affect the bottom line. These issues can be especially frustrating when a technician drives to the job only to hear the customer say, “Weird, now it’s not doing it!” Been there done that, and it’s not fun!
Today we will touch on a common problem in a common A/V system and give you a solution using an AVPro Edge product. Our goal as a company is to create products that not only make installers' lives easier, but also help maximize profits by not wasting time and money on troubleshooting calls.
Common Problem: The set top box is never stable regardless of the display you are trying to watch it on. The signal intermittently cuts in and out and you cannot pinpoint the point of failure.
What’s Going On: Many set top boxes (also security cameras and other legacy HDMI sources) that are outputting 1080i have stability issues in a high bandwidth distribution system. Also some sink devices have issues with interlaced signals resulting in a blinking image or no image at all.
The Solution: The AVPro Edge AC-SC2-AUHD is a small scaler that can be easily installed just after the problematic source. It has an HDMI input and output, a power connection, and a few buttons for setup. Thanks to the SC2’s unique Adaptive Scaling Mode, stability issues from these problematic sources are a thing of the past. The SC2 will automatically scale and de-interlace any signal below 1080p to 1080p, and it will re-equalize the HDMI signal for maximum stability and performance.
The AC-SC2-AUHD is not only a scaler, but also an EDID manager, it can extract audio, is compatible with every flavor of HDR, and even has built in test patterns for troubleshooting a device or infrastructure.
The AC-SC2-AUHD can be a lifesaver, and considering the price it’s a no-brainer for every installer. For more information, visit AVProEdge.com or give us a call at 605-274-6055.
Last month’s webinar allowed us to host a sit down Q & A style discussion with our own Jason Dustal and Matt Murray.
2018 was quite the year here at AVPro, some accomplishments included:
Check out what we're looking forward to in 2019 and take a listen to how dealers like you shape the products AVPro develops!
For more information on any of the products mentioned visit www.AVProEdge.com and www.Murideo.com. If you have any additional questions give us a call at 877-886-5112!