Most home theatre systems (as well as commercial installations) have a mix of different kinds of displays, oftentimes with varying display resolutions. In these scenarios, you may have trouble getting all of your displays to have a good image quality, and you might even have trouble getting some displays to show any image at all! Both of these problems are commonly related to EDID.
A scaler can sometimes be necessary to solve your mixed display EDID problems, especially when you have displays that require very specific signals to meet their requested EDID information.
In mixed systems, it may be necessary to use a scaler (like the AC-SC2-AUHD-GEN2 from AVPro Edge) to downscale a signal so that it is compatible with an older display. A scaler gives you the option to use a lower resolution display in a high-resolution distribution system without the lowest common denominator rule needing to be applied.
But what about when scaling isn’t possible?
It’s true, there may be times when you actually can’t use a scaler. As a practical example, imagine you have three 4K60 displays and one 4K30 display. In this scenario, scaling is not an option. Sending a 60hz signal to a 4K30 TV is going to result in a bad image. Conversely, a 30hz signal looks great on a 4K60 tv. This is where the copy EDID function comes in really handy. By copying the EDID from the 4K30 display, your source will send out that 30hz signal to all 4 displays, and you’ll have consistent, great looking video on each and every display.
AVPro Featured Partner: Xyte
AVPro Edge is featuring a unique partner this week whose goal is to make users more efficient - Xyte.
Q. Tell us a little about the company you work for, how did you get your start, and what type of work do you do?
A. Xyte develops a comprehensive cloud service with an open API to allow end user to remotely manage & monitor their collaboration spaces and devices, and for system integrators to remotely support their customers through managed service agreements.
Q. Where are you located and what geographic territories do you work?
A. We’re headquartered in Tel-Aviv, Israel with Xyters in Tel-Aviv, Sydney and Silicon Valley. Our customers are located in North & South America, EMEA and APAC.
To learn more about Xyte, visit www.xyte.io or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you work with AVPro and want to be a Featured Partner? Just fill out this form and send it over to email@example.com!
We've been waiting a long time for this one, its official, the AVPro Edge AC-EX100-UNC made its debut at InfoComm 2021 and will be shipping soon. The AC-EX100-UNC is a full 4K60 4:4:4, HDR, 18Gbps, and 1G Ethernet supported HDBaseT extender over a single CAT – that doesn’t use ICT. Using the powerful Valens VS3000 chip, it transfers an entirely uncompressed signal from point to point, delivering the crispest connection and picture possible in HDMI extension.
Each AVPro Edge uncompressed 100-meter HDBaseT extender kit consists of two identical
units that act as either a transmitter or receiver unit. We call this a “Transceiver.” Depending on how the installer wants to use the transceivers, a toggle switch allows them to select either transmitter or receiver. This way, they never have to worry about installing a transmitter or receiver on the wrong end of the signal.
Key Benefits of the AC-EX100-UNC (There are several!)
Uncompressed 4K HDMI Extension: When extending an HDMI signal over category cable, devices compress the signal, and data is lost. There is just no way around it in audio/video signals. The only way to deliver the unaffected 4K signal from the source to the sink is with uncompressed methods. Uncompressed 4K HDMI signals over category cable just haven’t been possible since the introduction of 4K signals and faster frame rate until now. By partnering with HDBaseT, we can use a new chipset to extend 18Gbps audio/video signaling over standard CAT-6A or better cabling.
Extend 4K 60 4:4:4 and HDR Signals: The length of manufactured 18Gbps HDMI cables are unchangeable, and they are unreliable after about 25FT. Additionally, technicians can only terminate HDMI connectors in a specialized factory environment due to their high frequencies and density. Factors like these do not allow installers or users to remake or make cables on a DIY basis. CAT-6A cables are available widely and can be reworked easily by the installer or end-user. Using CAT cable allows the user to change components as technology changes. By using AC-EX100-UNC-KIT, the transmission distance for uncompressed HDMI signals is variable up to 100 meters.
Gigabit Ethernet Extension (10/100/1000): The AC-EX100-UNC can drive network communication over the HDBaseT link. Connect one ethernet port into a router, and the other ethernet port now accesses the network with up to gigabit (1000Mbps) speed. Integrators have the flexibility to use this port to extend WIFI or use a router to hardwire TVs for 4K streaming applications, gaming consoles for increased online performance, or for supplying server content to a remote display.
KVM (Keyboard Video Mouse): USB extension makes this unit a favored KVM solution. A USB host connection and hub can be found on each transceiver unit, allowing for bi-directional USB signaling from either end. The transceiver carries the USB signal alongside the audio and video data on the category cable. KVM is perfect for schools, contractors, drafting houses, constructions companies, and anywhere USB extension is required.
Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC / ARC): The Audio Return Channel in HDMI 1.4 and 2.0 enables a TV to send audio data “upstream” to an A/V receiver or surround audio controller via a single HDMI cable. Our transceiver will continue the audio upstream to the other end, where it can be connected via HDMI eARC/ARC or extracted via Toslink. Now you can route the audio from internal TV apps like Netflix or Disney+.
Down Scaling: The AC-EX100-UNC has a scaling circuit built into the transceiver. The scaler can scale 4K (and HDR) 1080P. A common application is when you have a 4K distribution and have one or two older displays. You can use the extender to scale down where you need to and not reduce the entire system. The AC-EX100-UNC does the heavy lifting, eliminating the need to add additional boxes.
Total EDID Management: The AC-EX100-UNC has robust EDID control. EDID management allows you to manage the input device and request specific video resolutions and audio codecs.
IR & RS232 Management: IR & RS-232 are bidirectional and can control the sources from the sinks or vice versa. You can use the I-PASS port to plug your control system emitter ports directly into the IR input (I-PASS) port on the transceiver (via mono 3.5mm cable) for a clean and reliable IR pass-through. Our unique VPC (Voltage Protection Circuit) allows you to do this without wear and tear on the electronics inside.
Stay tuned to AVPro Edge for the official launch date and training webinar!
Get to Know AVPro - Morgan Kaas
The AVPro Employee Highlight section is a way for you to get to know our AVPro Family. Let's get to know Morgan!
What is your name and your roll at AVPro Global Holdings?
Morgan Kaas-Sales Administrator
What’s your favorite color?
Rose gold/Blush pink
What’s your favorite food?
What do you like about working at AVPro?
I love working for a company that truly appreciates their employees & isn’t afraid to show it to them.
From your point of view, how is AVPro different from other places you worked?
AVPro is always looking out for their customer and their employees. You can tell by how long the employees stick around and how they do everything they can to make the customer happy.
What has been your best “moment” since working with AVPro?
Everyday is a good moment-working with the sales team is so much fun! We’re always joking around with each other.
AVPro Operates out of South Dakota, what the best and worst part of living in the 605?
The best part would be the changing of the seasons and how friendly everyone is. The worst part would most definitely be the winters
What is your favorite Consumer Electronic?
Thanks for being a part of the AVPro Family Morgan!
October New Product Haul
In October, AVPro is welcoming a haul of brand new, exciting products to the market. From Fresco to Bullet Train, check out what's launching this month.
Fresco Custom Mosaic Video Wall Software: AC-FRESCO-PC
October 7th, 2021
The Fresco Cap 4 and 9 have just graduated to the next level with entirely custom mosaic video walls. Our engineers have been working hard overhauling the software used to set up a Fresco Video Wall. Now, this robust software can make any layout of video wall possible in minutes! It allows users to manipulate the image to fit over almost any configuration of displays. It also provides the ability to separate and overlap the signal throughout any number of displays in any configuration.
USB-A to USB-C Extension Cable: AC-BTSSF-USB3-A2C-05
October 14th, 2021
Sending USB signals long distances can be challenging; standard USB Cables max out around 2 meters for the USB 3.X specification. Bullet Train is changing that with our USB Extension cables ranging from 5-40 meters long. This USB cable can extend USB 3.X signals for use with any USB devices, including cameras, microphones, and other USB 3.X devices.
MXNet Wall Plate Encoder: AC-MXNET-1G-EWP
October 21st, 2021
The AV over IP ecosystem from MXNet is getting even more robust with this wall plate encoder making audio/video connection points look sleek and professional. With all the capabilities of our standard encoder but in an all-new form factor perfect for any areas where an end-user will connect different sources themselves.
8K Fox & Hound
November 18th, 2021
Integrators favorite testing buddy and time saver, the Fox & Hound from Murideo, is getting the 8K upgrade. This unit will now be able to do HDMI 2.1 8K resolutions and timings. The Fox & Hound can hunt down any troubled HDMI/video issues throughout a distributed system, making sure techs can get on-site, fix the problem quickly, and get on to the next job.
100M Uncompressed HDBaseT Extender
We've been waiting a long time for this one...the AC-EX100-UNC-KIT is a 4K60 4:4:4, HDR, and 18Gbps supported HDBaseT extender over a single CAT (6a recommended) UTP/STP. What makes this extender unique compared to other AVPro extenders is that it doesn’t deploy ICT. Using the powerful Valens VS3000 chip, it transfers an entirely uncompressed signal from point to point, delivering the crispest connection and picture possible in HDMI extension.
MXNet Dante Encoder
This is what our users have been waiting for, Dante capable encoders for the MXNet Networked AV ecosystem. With these encoders, you can distribute Dante & AES67 into your MXNet Ecosystem and route the audio to any Dante compatible devices.
For more information on any of these exciting new products, give us a call at 877-886-5112!
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