ConferX by AVPro Edge is expanding their solution line-up with two new conference room/classroom matrix switchers, the AC-CXMF62-AUHD and AC-CX84-AUHD!
Let's start with the new Multi-Format 6x2 Matrix. This switch is a six input, two output matrix switcher with VGA, HDBaseT, HDMI, and DisplayPort video inputs and HDMI and HDBaseT outputs. This 4K switch can display any of the six sources through both the HDBaseT and HDMI output port. Each of which are independent of each other allowing the user to show two sources at the same time. With additional audio inputs and outputs, this product also works with microphone or intercom systems. Check out these applications...
The ConferX 8x4 Matrix is an 8 input, 4 output HDMI/HDBaseT matrix switcher with Quick Switch technology. With Quick Switch, a 4k30 signal can switch under 3 seconds and a 1080p signal can switch under 2 seconds. This 4K switch can display any of the eight inputs through both the HDBaseT and HDMI output ports. All four of the outputs are completely independent of each other allowing the user to show four sources at the same time.
The applications for this switch are truly endless, take a look at some of the solutions below:
Both of these switchers work seamlessly with the rest of the ConferX line-up and give any end user a simplified experience for sharing ideas inside a classroom, conference room or huddle space.
Give us a call to make your next conference room or classroom a ConferX project, 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.
The Perfect In-between Matrix Switcher from AVPro Edge
Eight total inputs, four total outputs, an extra audio-only input; this is the matrix switcher that solves the problem where an 8x8 is overkill, but a 4x4 doesn't leave enough inputs. The AC-CX84-AUHD from AVPro Edge is the perfect backbone for your next medium-sized video distribution system. We hunted down the most powerful and stable components available when building this unit, ensuring long-lasting 4K signaling for years to come.
Let's take a look at a couple of ways an integrator can utilize this switch to benefit the end-user:
Four Zones, Many Sources:
Apartments, condos, vacation cabins and small homes are the perfect fit for this switcher. In the diagram below, you will see a four-zone system where every component is centrally located into a rack system. This unit has dual HDBaseT input ports, giving the integrator the ability to connect sources that are not centrally located. We used both of those inputs for stationary security cameras that feed directly into the switcher, making them viewable through any connected display.
Share photos via your phone, tablet or laptop:
Dual AVR Zones:
The 8x4 is perfect for when you have two zones that have their own AVR. For those who are not looking for whole-home video distribution but want two quality zones with their own AVR and quality sound system, this switch becomes your best friend. You can lock input 1 and 2 together, and 3 and 4 together, so they always display a mirrored image. This way you can send 18Gbps video signals directly to the display via HDBaseT while connecting to the AVR via the mirrored HDMI port. You can now the AVR a downscaled resolution signal, which is much less taxing for the AVR to handle, which leaves the audio completely unimpeded. This optimizes your video and audio path in tandem.
This scenario allows you to run two high-quality multi-channel zones capable of Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision at the same time. There are two ways of doing this; AVRs cleanly installed inside the rack or having the AVR's in the room. This comes down to integrators choice; we show them both here:
Interested in adding the 8x4 matrix switch to your next installation? Give us a call at 877-886-5112 or visit the product page on AVProEdge.com!
When it comes to testing cables, the Fox and Hound is a great tool to assure your cables are ready for install – BEFORE the install. The Fox & Hound features an easy to use Cable test that gives the technician simple information about Key Channels, Power, and Hot Plug Detect.
While you can try to avoid all errors, some happen, and the Fox & Hound can turn a head scratcher into a quick service job.
If you use Bullet Train AOC cables, they come with the added benefit of a 4 strand OM2 micro distribution fiber, that can easily be terminated for field use if a cable goes out, or just needs to be repurposed. Bullet Train Active Optical Cables allow us to extend HDMI signals over greater distances than passive copper cables. With AOC, we benefit from their resistance to EMI/RFI and reduced latency.
Check out our full video below where we will review Fox & Hound testing as well as the termination of an AOC HDMI cable!
AVPro Edge is proud to announce an addition to our extensive extender line-up, introducing the AC-EX70-UHD-ARC! We've added ARC & EDID management to our #1 HDMI Extender!
This point to point, HDMI extender uses HDBaseT technology to transfer ARC bi-directionally, alongside the HDMI signal of audio, video, power & control and features EDID management for maximum interoperability.
The AC-EX70-UHD-ARC consists of a transmitter and receiver which connect via single CAT-5e/6a/7 UTP/STP. This allows for sending HDMI signals up to 70 meters at 1080p and up to 40 meters at 4K60 4:2:0, 4K30 4:4:4. This extender solves commercial and residential market problems for distributing high-value 4K UHD content from rack to display with the additional ability to send an audio signal bi-directionally through HDMI's Audio Return Channel (ARC).
AVPro Edge uses HDBaseT technology to send 4K signals long distances to deliver video anywhere in your installation and send the local audio signal back to your rack with the ARC feature. ARC allows installers to deliver local audio from internal smart tv apps like Netflix, Hulu, or Disney+ back to a rack, then distribute the signals through amplifiers for enhanced audio experiences.
Troubleshooting HDMI issues in the field can be a huge pain point for A/V integrators, and most will agree that this is a considerable drain on time. While some troubleshooting calls need a lot of time and energy, some can be solved relatively easily by remembering a few key steps.
Check out this video from our “In the Lab” series, where Jason will cover some basic troubleshooting steps when dealing with these issues. If you still need help, you can always call our tech support department at 605.274.6055.
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The all new 8x4 HDMI/HDBaseT Matrix by Conferx offers Quick Switch technology for the modern conference room/classroom.
Sioux Falls, SD – AVPro Edge, an AVPro Global Holdings company, is proud to announce an addition to the ConferX line, the AC-CX84-AUHD. ConferX offers sleekly designed solutions specially built for the commercial installer. This matrix comes with everything you expect from AVPro Edge; military grade stability, a 10-year warranty and strong engineering practices.
The AC-CX84-AUHD solves the problem of slow signal switching times. It is an 8 input, 4 output HDMI/HDBaseT matrix switcher with Quick Switch technology. With Quick Switch, a 4k30 signal can switch under 3 seconds and a 1080p signal can switch under 2 seconds. This 4K switch can display any of the eight inputs through both the HDBaseT and HDMI output ports. All four of the outputs are completely independent of each other allowing the user to show four sources at the same time. This switch works seamlessly with the rest of the ConferX line-up and gives any end user a simplified experience for sharing ideas inside a classroom, conference room or huddle space.
Matt Murray, CTO of AVPro Global, stated, “We’re excited to expand our conference room/classroom solutions with our new 8x4 matrix switcher. This switch allows integrators to offer quicker switching, even when connected to the latest Macbook Pros or Thinkpads that are outputting a taxing 4K signal. This gives trainers, teachers, professors or presenters the tools they need to concentrate on their message, not the A/V signal flow.”
For more information or to purchase any of the ConferX products, please contact AVPro Edge at 877-886-5112 or visit www.AVProEdge.com/ConferX.
About AVPro Edge
AVPro Edge was founded and is headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. An AVPro Global Holdings company, AVPro Edge diligently develops and manufactures connectivity products designed to provide integrators with the tools they need to get their jobs done. As a full adopter of HDMI, HDBaseT and HDCP, AVPro Edge provides the quality products integrators deserve. Our engineers regularly work with these organizations and chip manufacturers to ensure the very best and capable products come to market. For more information, visit www.avproedge.com or call (877) 886-5112.
Sioux Falls, S.D. - AVPro Edge, an AVPro Global Holdings company, is proud to announce a partnership with Rio Grande Rep Group to expand representation of the AVPro Edge brand throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas. Rio Grande provides enhanced value to dealers through technical sales support, training, and serves as a supportive business advisor. Because of this, Rio Grande has developed deep relationships with dealers in the TOLA region.
AVPro Edge products are used in residential and commercial AV installations for switching, splitting, connecting and controlling HDMI. AVPro Edge specializes in high bandwidth, 18Gbps video distribution with multiple products built to handle HDR, Wide Color Gamut, 16-bit (per pixel) Deep Color and 4K60 4:4:4 support, advanced EDID management and more. The complete product line includes a range of extenders, distribution amplifiers, matrix switchers, multi-viewers, audio equipment, and test gear; all engineered with military grade quality to ensure long component life.
David Thomas, President of Rio Grande Reps, stated, “As one of the least contemplated but most important categories of product in our industry, the black boxes between the source and the display are critical to the success of every CI job. Rio Grande Reps has admired the ability of AVPro Edge to tackle this challenge for the last few years. As their primary core competency, AVPro Edge is a natural addition to the Rio Grande line card. Our goal is to continue to provide best in class product in each category we represent. AVPro Edge certainly continues that tradition.”
Dustin Stuntebeck, AVPro Edge Territory Manager, stated, “The partnership with Rio Grande and AVPro Edge with be pivotal to our success in the TOLA market. With the leadership of David Thomas and the experience of the reps, paired with the innovation that AVPro Edge has built its reputation on this will be a win-win. We are very excited to bring on more talent in the market and will maximize it to its fullest!”
For more information on Rio Grande Reps please visit www.riograndereps.com.
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About AVPro Edge:
AVPro Edge was founded and is headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. An AVPro Global Holdings company, AVPro Edge diligently develops and manufactures connectivity products designed to provide integrators with the tools they need to get their jobs done. As a full adopter of HDMI, HDBaseT and HDCP, AVPro Edge provides the quality products integrators deserve. Our engineers regularly work with these organizations and chip manufacturers to ensure the very best and capable products come to market. For more information visit www.AVProEdge.com or call (877) 886-5112.
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