The AC-SC2-AUHD has been the staple scaler when integrators need to scale any resolution from 480 to 4K, or switch from progressive to interlaced and vice versa. This happens a lot when working with set top boxes where the resolutions can change from channel to channel. Adding the AC-SC2-AUHD will allow your display to always receive the same 1080p or 4K signal no matter what the source outputs.
This SC2 Scaler just got an upgrade and is now AC-SC2-AUHD-GEN2. The "GEN2" doesn't change any of the functionality of the product, you are still able to manage EDID, lock in output resolutions and switch from Interlaced to Progressive video. The GEN2 update is in the chassis and the power supply. This unit now comes with a completely aluminum chassis, making the product much lighter. The power has been updated to allow the scaler to run off only 5v and has a locking power supply for added stability to your installation.
If you have any questions on scaling, what scaling product suites your installation best, just give us a call at 877-886-5112 and one or our reps will be glad to assist you. Remember we have scalers built into our Extenders, Distribution Amplifiers and Matrix Switchers!
18Gbps Video and AVRs: Match made in Heaven, Or Hell?
If you are using a source that distributes the best of the best - Apple TV 4K, Roku Ultra, PlayStation 4 Pro, XBOX One X, Kaleidescape, UHD Blu-ray - you are getting an 18Gbps signal that can include audio versions 5.1, 7.1 or even Bitstream like Dolby Atmos or DTS-X. To distribute all those audio channels we utilize an Audio Video Receiver (AVR). The signal is distributed through the AVR, the audio then goes to the speakers, and the video goes to the display; this has been a flawless concept for years.
Introduction of 4K and HDR content
With the introduction of 4K and HDR the size of the video signal quadrupled. While the audio signal isn’t using very much of the bandwidth, the video signal is. When the AVR is receiving 1080p signals, the bandwidth is only around 4.5 Gbps at the most. A very manageable signal. The microchips that AVR manufactures are using to distribute the audio and video signals can have trouble when trying to pass 18Gbps because most were not built for this very high data rate. The audio remains in tact, but many times the AVR will not be able to output the 18Gbps 4K with HDR video signal and the consumer will have no picture on their screen.
What we know
In today's fast moving, high-bandwidth, video market there is often a need to send high bit-rate, bit stream audio into AVRs to take advantage of audio advances like Dolby Atmos or DTS-X. The problem is the AVRs, while especially well suited for audio, lack the robust ability to manage high-bandwidth HDR video.
How do we Fix This?
AVPro has designed a low cost switch that allows you to side step this problem with the AC-MX42-AUHD. A 4 input, 2 out matrix switcher built to handle 4K and HDR. This simple little switch will allow you bypass full, un-scaled, uncompressed video on to displays or projectors and simultaneously down-scale one output to lower bandwidth video while maintaining the original untouched audio codecs, making it ideal for sending this second HDMI signal into an AVR.
Take a look at this diagram:
Using this method you can send your AVR a 1080p signal with unimpeded audio, and a 4K signal directly to the display without have to go through the AVR.
This solution is already being used by hundreds of integrators around the world, if you need more info on AVR solutions or getting yourself a AC-MX42-AUHD don’t hesitate to give us a call at 877-886-5112!
Introducing the latest innovation from AVPro Edge, the Fresco Video Systems AC-FRESCO-CAP-4, a 4K Plug and Play 2x2 Video Wall Processor.
The key to AVPro’s all new Fresco Video System is SIMPLICITY. Building the perfect video wall has NEVER been easier than with this this 4K plug and play 2x2 video wall processor.
The AC-FRESCO-CAP-4 software takes the guess work out of creating a video wall.
For more information on the AC-FRESCO-CAP-4 give us a call at 877-886-5112!
Our April webinar featured an overview of our full line-up of Commercial Solutions. From sports bars to corporate offices, AVPro has a solution for you. Check out what's new...
For more information on any of the solutions presented in this webinar, give us a call at 877-866-5112!
Fiber Optics do not have the bandwidth restrictions we see with copper wiring. This allows for the distribution of completely uncompressed HDMI 2.0 signals. 4K with HDR at 18Gbps is no problem for this this extender!
Since the launch of our first optical extender, the AC-EXO-444-KIT, we've received requests from customers asking for a completely uncompressed solution for long distance HDMI distribution. Well, the wait is over. AVPro Edge is now shipping our AC-EXO-UNC-KIT. This is a completely uncompressed signal extender, the HDMI input on the transmitter and HDMI output on the receiver are built with military stability. You can connect the transmitter and receiver with any single-mode or multi-mode fiber, giving you flexibility to run your own, or use the fiber the builders already have in the wall.
Here is a diagram for connecting the AC-EXO-UNC-KIT:
Audio Return Channel
ARC becomes a necessity as more end-users are running Netflix, Hulu and other streaming applications from their television's internal computer. When the display becomes the source we need a way to extract that audio for whole home distribution. The answer to that is Audio Return Channel, or ARC.
The AC-EXO-UNC-KIT is able to handle these ARC signals, here is a diagram for ARC:
Interested in the AC-EXO-UNC-KIT? Give us a call today at 877-886-5112!
These single gang, HDBaseT wall plate transmitters are a part of the ConferX line of professional audio video products. Installing these sleek transmitters are a breeze as they're built to fit in any standard single gang mug ring, but it’s sleek design is only the beginning.
Able to handle 4K and work with any HDBaseT input on projectors and displays, these transmitters are ideal in classroom/conference room applications. For a more robust distributed system the wallplates have two receiver "KIT" options. One that allows 4K signals to travel 70 meters, and 1080p signals 100 meters (AC-EX100-UHD-R3). As well as more more cost effective receiver that allows 4K to travel 40 meters and 1080p 70 meters (AC-EX70-UHD-R).
When you need a sleek looking, stable HDBaseT transmitter, AVPro Edge's ConferX line has delivers what you are looking for.
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Delivering an HDMI signal at the same time as USB, IR, and Power is what the AC-EX40-444-PLUS-KIT was made to do. This brand new entry to AVPro Edge’s “444” line of extender products boasts a heavy feature list including built-in downscaling, test patterns and audio de-embedding. Able to handle 4K HDR resolutions up to 18Gbps using ICT ensures compatibility with any source on the market. The “444” HDMI extender via HDBaseT is able to send 4K signals 40 meters and 1080p signals 70 meters.
Keyboard/Video/Mouse extension is needed in security, corporate, hospitality and medical environments around the world. The AC-EX40-444-PLUS-KIT takes that to the next level with bi-directional USB. So weather you need to send your USB signal from the transmitter to the receiver or from the receiver to the transmitter you are covered. When you choose AVPro Edge “444” line of extender products you know you are getting a ultra-stable, long lasting signal delivery method backed by our 10 year “No B.S” warranty.
To learn more about the AC-EX40-444-PLUS-KIT, visit the product page.
AVPro Edge has the solutions for your next commercial installation, give us a call today to talk to your representative.
In our March webinar we explored Fiber Optics in 4k & 8k video distribution. Jason Dustal took us through the ins and outs of fiber and why the added bandwidth is so important today and as we look to the future. Check out the recording and slide deck linked below!
AVPro Academy is our 2-day educational class that gives attendees hands on training in signal distribution and connectivity as well as display calibration. We host this class at our headquarters in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and at our partner distributor locations around the world.
The videos below will give you an idea of the subject matter covered in the class. If you are interested in attending AVPro Academy, our next session is April 25-26 in Sioux Falls, SD. Visit the AVPro Academy webpage or register here, we look forward to seeing you there!
In this first video Jason talks about the basics of HDMI:
In this next video Jason goes a little deeper into the technical side of HDMI:
In this last video Jason gives us a run down of audio return channel (ARC):
For more information on attending an AVPro Academy (ISF, CEDIA & AVIXA accredited course) please sign up at www.avpro.training
AVPro Edge specializes in high bandwidth video distribution. We make sure our products are feature rich and go above and beyond the integrators needs. We also understand that sometimes the job calls for a basic point to point 4K HDMI extender without the frills. Enter the AC-EX70-UHD-BKT.
The Basic 70 Meter Extender Kit (AC-EX70-UHD-BKT) is the lowest cost 4K HDMI extender from AVPro Edge and is ideal for basic point to point video extension, but not for advanced video distribution. It does not have full IR control or HDR and Dolby Vision Support and the chassis is bulkier than the super slim AC-EX70-UHD-KIT. This extender kit will deliver your 4K signal up to 40 meters and your 1080p signal 70 meters. You still get the AVPro Edge stability and warranty that you receive with all AVPro Edge products.
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