A relatively unknown tool on the AVPro Edge website is the “Index”. The index has a link to every single item you would you would need when working with AVPro Edge products. You can get to the Index by going to www.avproedge.com, clicking on the RESOURCES tab at the top, and then selecting INDEX.
In this Index you can find Manuals, Quick Start Guides, Engineering Specifications, a CAD file, Application Diagrams, Compliance Declarations, PC Software and IR Control Codes; for every single product from AVPro Edge. This area is consistently being updated to ensure our integrators have the most up to date information at the tip of their fingers, anytime they need it. It also has the link to all product pages, allowing you to access deeper information very quickly. You can download anything from this website quickly and at no cost.
Be sure to bookmark this on your laptop and phone, so next time you are in a pinch and need to manage EDIDs, route audio or scale the resolution, you will have the information at your fingertips.
You can find a link to the Index here: https://www.avproedge.com/productindex.html
The AC-CX100-RAMP is a unique tool that allows an integrator to deliver a professional audio solution in a low cost, easy to manage solution. This Universal Amplifier from ConferX is an HDBaseT receiver and Audio Amplifier in one. It’s able to run as a single-room solution or work alongside a multi-zone setup.
We are going to cover just a few of the ways you can utilize ConferX’s Universal Amplifier below.
Conference Room Solution:
In this application, the presenter can connect their laptop to a ConferX wall plate. This will distribute the audio and video from the laptop into the Universal Amplifier and on to the display or projector. The audio is routed to the in-wall speakers in the room, plus you can utilize the additional audio inputs for an intercom or music system. The microphone input is used to mic the presenter if necessary. With auto-ducking technology, when the microphone input picks up sound it will automatically override other audio inputs so you can hear the presenter loud and clear.
Simple 18Gbps 4K Home Theater Set-Up:
With the Universal Amplifier, you can put together a full 18Gbps home theater system with amplified audio, 4K audio, and even ARC & eARC (audio return channel) amplified to the connected speakers. This means you can switch between any of the connected sources and the native smart TV apps, and still get sound routed and amplified through the AC-CX100-RAMP and into your speakers.
Dual Zone Apartment Switcher and Amplifier:
The Universal Amplifier, when paired with an AVPro Edge splitter and HDBaseT transmitter, gives you a professional installation perfect for a condo or apartment. The satellite or cable box can be tucked away in a closet; then, the video can be routed through a 4K splitter into a local bedroom/patio/kitchen display. Output two on the splitter will go into an HDBaseT transmitter, sending the signal up to 100 meters via category cable. Send this signal into the main TV room, where you can have speakers being amplified from the AC-CX100-RAMP. Its ARC and eARC functionality allows you to amplify audio from the satellite/cable box or the native streaming apps in the display.
Multi-Zoned Installation with Amplified Audio in Each Zone:
Because the Universal Amplifier has an HDBaseT input, you can pair it alongside AVPro Edge’s HDBaseT Matrix Switchers. This allows you to deliver amplified audio in each zone and provides the ability to plug-in an audio or video source locally using the in-ceiling/wall speakers you professionally installed.
In the diagram below, you can see how each zone is connected to each source at the bottom, but they also have their own local source that can get amplified audio using ARC or eARC. This allows end-users to plug-in video devices like gaming consoles or computers, or even audio-only sources like a smartphone for Spotify.
Interconnection - Built to work with other systems:
The Universal Amplifier is entirely controllable through buttons on the front or a full web GUI system. This allows you too easily set it up to work perfectly for your next installation. More importantly, it has drivers to work alongside Control 4, Crestron, and other major control systems.
In our November Webinar we took a look at 8k and what it means for installers. More than just a change in resolution, 8k comes with an all-new HDMI standard and a different way the signals flow throughout the HDMI pipe. We covered what makes 8k relevant and what to expect from this next step in technology. Check out how you can stay ahead of the curve -- and the competition.
Calling all Control4 installers using AVPro Edge matrix switchers. Here we are going to breakdown how to go about setting up your system so you never have any audio routing problems.
There is a specific way to set the audio bindings inside the Control4 Composer Software and when done correctly, the audio will route exactly as it needs to.
Step 1. Make Connections
Make all of your physical connections. Take extra care ensuring each connection is going from the matrix switchers extracted audio ports directly to the Control4 audio matrix. The way the physical connections are set will be completely different than how we set it up in the Composer software.
Step 2. Adjust "Audio Switching" Inside Composer Pro
Open up your Control4 Composer Pro software, navigate to the "A/V Switch" and click the properties tab. In this section you will find the "Audio Switching" section. Select "Bind to Input", this will make sure the audio outputs are tied to the sources being inputted.
Step 3. Set Audio from Source to Audio Matrix
To ensure your audio will route correctly, inside composer we need to set the audio for each source to be directed to the audio matix. So click on your source, and set the "Output Main" for Audio to the Audio Matrix. You may have the urge to choose audio outputs from our switch, but do not do this, it will cause your audio to be routed incorrectly.
NOTE! Your source’s driver in Composer Pro will have extra audio ports, even if they don’t physically have them. If for some reason they do not show up in the software, you can place an extractor piece in line with the source (even though it really isn’t there physically) and make the connections accordingly in the software.
Now you know how to correctly install an AVPro Edge matrix switcher along side Control4 and an audio matrix. Keep checking out our blog and youtube channel for new tips and tricks every month!
AVPro Edge Select Mainline Marketing as Representatives for Florida and Puerto Rico
For over 30 years, Mainline Marketing has represented the top manufacturers in professional audio and video. Today, we are excited to announce that AVPro Edge has named Mainline Marketing as their new sales representatives in Florida and Puerto Rico.
“I am very excited about representing AVPro Edge. Their product offering and solutions fit perfectly into the markets we service. What’s most exciting is what sets AVPro Edge apart from the competition – they are an original equipment manufacturer and the reliability of their products is second-to-none, with an industry-leading 10-year warranty and a 3-year advance replacement warranty! Our customers will find tremendous value in their solutions, reliability, and service. We are looking forward to bringing AVPro Edge solutions to our market.” – Clinton Muntean, President of Mainline Marketing
AVPro Edge specializes in full bandwidth audio/video distribution, working alongside HDMI, HDBaseT and HDCP, they pride themselves on developing uniquely engineered solutions for today’s integrator. AVPro Edge’s product line-up is diverse, from 18Gbps matrix switchers and extension products to audio down-mixers and scalers. They provide integrators with cutting-edge, affordable solutions, with built-in features like scaling, test patterns, audio de-embedding, and down-mixing. AVPro Edge continue to push audio video technology into the future, ensuring their customers receive useful and dependable solutions.
“We could not be more excited about our partnership with Mainline Marketing. This relationship will give Florida installers a direct local connection to AVPro Edge. As we continue to push audio/video technology into the 2020s, having a strong partner like Mainline to deliver the AVPro message is a true asset. We are confident that the future will hold great things through this partnership, not only for us but for our Florida customers as well.” – Jeff Murray, President of AVPro Global Holdings
For more information please call AVPro at 605-274-6055, Thanks!
In this month’s newsletter, AVPro would like to acknowledge our UK distribution partner, Aldous Systems, for the incredible support they offer our mutual customers.
At AVPro, we pride ourselves in offering world-class customer service and tech support; having partners like Aldous Systems solidifies that goal beyond US borders. Offering the first-line of support that dealers can rely upon locally, is a critical element to providing the reliability that comes with installing AVPro products and is the foundation of our business. Aldous Systems provides this support and constantly demonstrates their ability to work with some very complex applications.
Coming from being an unknown brand in the UK less than two years ago, AVPro is now recognised by numerous dealers in the UK as being the leaders in 18Gbps HDMI signal management, control and extension. This would not have been possible without the diligence, professionalism and market knowledge that Aldous brings.