The AC-EX40-444-KIT is one of AVPro's best selling extender kits, and one of the most trusted extender kits in the industry. Part of our 444 series of extenders, the EX40 supports 18Gbps 4K60 (4:4:4) over CAT using our ICT technology (more on that later). This extender set also features IR, RS232, bi-directional power, full EDID management, built-in test patterns for troubleshooting, and built-in scaling.
These ultra-slim extenders allow installers to use the latest sources but not worry about mixed systems with built-in 4K to 1080p down scaling and advanced EDID management. These feature makes these products perfect for retrofitting older systems where CAT cable has already been run.
The EX40, along with the rest of our 444 extender series uses ICT to transmit 18Gbps signals via CAT cable. Using ICT (Invisible Compression Technology) we can deliver a virtually lossless, high bandwidth, 4K HDR signal with support up to 18Gbps. Deep Color and HDR Metadata remain intact making the transmission free of artifacts like banding. Other similar devices will deliver a sub-par image that has very visible banding and color shifting.
Below you see 2 screenshots. When looking at the left image, pay attention to all of the artifacts in the solid colors (pointed out by arrows). This is what the image looks like through an extender without ICT. The right image is almost the same, but notice the lack of artifacts, this is achieved with an AVPro Edge ICT extender like the AC-EX40-444-KIT.
with AVPro’s 444 Extender Series and proprietary ICT you can confidently install a high bandwidth video system without visibly compromising the video quality. If you have any questions about the AC-EX40-444-KIT or any other AVPro extenders, feel free to give us a call!
Since 2010 HDBaseT, has been regarded as the standard for sending video, audio, control signals, Ethernet, USB, and power over a single cable. This technology has been a game-changer in the industry as it allows integrators to easily install complex yet reliable A/V systems.
AVPro Global has been a proud member of the HDBaseT Alliance since we started manufacturing HDMI connectivity products. Not only is AVPro Global an HDBaseT adopter, but we are also a contributing member to the HDBaseT Alliance. This means that as a manufacturer, we are part of a team that makes decisions on the current state and the future of HDBaseT technology.
We are very excited to see what HDBaseT has in store for its latest update, HDBaseT 3.0. Take everything we love about HDBaseT already…the long distances, reliability, robustness, versatility, and now add uncompressed video. Yes, you read that correctly! HDBaseT will transmit uncompressed HDMI 2.0 video along with a few more upgrades:
This major update is all possible thanks to a brand new chip from Valens. Called the VS3000, this chip is designed to work as both the HDBaseT transmitter and the receiver. For integrators, this makes installations even easier as they no longer have to worry about accidentally mixing up a Tx vs. an Rx. If there is a hardware failure in the field, it won’t matter if you run out of transmitters or receivers as they are all the same. For manufacturers like AVPro, this simplifies several things allowing us to serve our customers better.
Jason recently sat down with Danny Shwartzberg from HDBaseT to discuss HDBaseT technology in general and what HDBaseT 3.0 is all about. Check out the replay here, and as always, reach out anytime if you have questions!
Today we are highlighting one of AVPro Edge's most popular matrix switches, the 18Gbps 8x8 HDBaseT Matrix. This switch was built for the highest bandwidth signals up to
18Gbps and support Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and HLG. With built-in scalers on each HDBaseT output and advanced EDID
management you have an ideal solution for a mixed 4K HDR and HD system .
The AC-MX88-AUHD-HDBT-PLUS features ICT (more on this technology below), uncompressed mirrored HDMI, IR routing, RS-232 signal management, scaling and audio matrixing and delay. Each output block on this powerhouse switch contains both a mirrored HDMI and HDBaseT port capable of handling full 18Gbps video signals with HDR metadata, HDMI 2.0, and HDCP 2.2.
This matrix uses our proprietary technology, ICT (Invisible Compression Technology) to pass full 18Gbps, lossless signals over category cable. ICT compresses high bandwidth HDMI signals into a more manageable size to fit through a CAT Cable "pipe". The ICT algorithm can manage all flavors of HDR including 4:4:4, 4:2:2, and 4:2:0 as well as signals up to 18Gbps and 4K 60Hz 4:4:4. The architecture of ICT also allows it to be compatible with all chroma subsampling types, color spaces and HDMI Deep Color up to 12 Bit.
Interested in including the 8x8 HDBaseT Switch in your next bid? Give us a call at 877-886-5112!
Over the past several weeks, AVPro has had the pleasure of hosting Anthony Grimiani for a series of webinars covering many different topics in home theater acoustics.
Anthony Grimani is a highly respected expert in audio engineering and acoustics, and has worked on over 1,000 media environment projects during his 35 year career. Custom Retailer magazine named him one of the “50 Most Vital Influencers”, he was inducted as Fellow of the CEDIA trade association, and CEPro Magazine named him one of the “Top 20 Most Influential People of the Past 20 Years.” His extensive industry experience includes executive positions at Dolby and Lucasfilm THX.
We want to thank Anthony for participating in our webinar series! Take a look at the library of webinar recordings below.
AVPro Global Holdings is headquartered in Sioux Falls, SD. We are proud to serve as members of our community and are always looking to support in any way we can.
One sponsorship we take part in is at the Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, IA (about 45 minutes from Sioux Falls). Aaron S runs the 14s car down at the Speedway and you'll find the AVPro Edge logo on the side of his car. Many of the staff members of AVPro enjoy attending the races on Friday nights during the summer where they can watch Aaron Race.
ICT, Invisible Compression Technology, is AVPro's proprietary compression algorithm used in several of our HDBaseT matrix switchers and extension products. So what makes ICT special? We asked AVPro CTO Matt Murray to explain it for us.
ICT is different technology than VESA DSC (Display Stream Compression), and is actually more akin to CSC (Color Space Conversion). DSC is imperfect because it uses a spatial type of compression and requires deep color to be removed to work. There is currently no solution to recover and mask the dropped bits creating banding.
With Traditional CSC there is a similar issue, in order to use CSC the bit density is reduced to minimum (8 bpc or 24 bpp), in turn, you get banding in some formats, namely 4:2:2 signaling (Which is always 12 bpc/36 bpp). So visually CSC is typically better than DSC due to the minimization of artifacts on most signals (remember 4:2:2 is bad) but the sync times for CSC are increased by about 500ms for processing. This is not only present in HDBaseT transport, you will see in standard bits of silicon that are “18Gbps” they are, but they aren’t – they are just processing in the silicon.
ICT has a unique algorithm that can be contained inside of an FPGA or a robust enough HDMI circuit that circumvents conventional wisdom to allow us artifact free processing of high bandwidth signals in ANY situation we are presented – it is a totally on house, proprietary, construct. Our ideals originate from a LONG history with ISF and belief that image quality matters, it is what separates us and focuses us on the quality of the end result rather that “making a picture”.
The AVPro Employee Highlight section is a new way for you to get to know our AVPro Family. Let's get to know Loel!
What is your Name and your roll at AVPro Global Holdings?
Hello my name is Loel Wheeler. My role here at AVPro Global is business development manager for the commercial markets. I also manage the Canada market and parts of Asia.
What's you favorite Color?
Hmmmm, tough call here but I have to say black and yellow as I am a lifetime Steelers fan.
What's your favorite food?
One of my favorite foods are a wide variety of soups from all over the world. I also love a good plate of SUSHI!
What do you like about working at AVPro?
I love that we are all like a large HAPPY family. Everyone is always there to help and make sure things get done. I love to travel and meet new people along the way. I love the way everyone works as a team to achieve a final goal.
From your point of view, how is AVPro different from other electronic manufactures?
We own our own factory, how cool is that. I have worked for other companies that can never say that. We have input from end to end, on all products that are conjured up, designed and built from the ground up. We have two teams here in the USA and China and we all strive to bring the most cutting edge products to market.
What has been your best “moment” since working with AVPro?
I think one of the greatest moments working at AVPro has been the trips to far away places. Landing in Amsterdam my first time was breathtaking as was landing in London. These are moments that just took my breath away with the beauty, the structures and the lands.
You head up your team based in South Dakota? What the best and worst part of living in the 605?
I moved here in 1993 to work for Sencore, fresh out of Devry. Coldest year I can ever remember. Not a huge fan of the coldest winters I have ever known. However, the spring, summer and fall are the coolest parts of year. We have CLEAN air and having lived in several states prior to SD, THAT is huge benefit. We have some of the best fishing in the country also. Nothing like a short ride to the river to catch some tasty walleye.
Scaling Solution for all HDBaseT Matrix Switchers
If you are using an HDBaseT Matrix Switcher, you need to be using this Rx unit. Something every integrator on the planet wants is faster switching speeds when working with 4K sources; well, the solution is here. Increase switching speeds by never dropping the HDMI handshake! An integrator can place the AC-EX70-SC2-R behind every display in the system to ensure quicker switching speeds, an optimized picture, and the resolution you choose hitting the display or projector.
Stabilizing Mixed systems with SD, HD and UHD
Many systems that are running multiple sources through a multi-zone system are outputting a variety of signals. This is no problem when you have a source connected directly to the display, but when you add distribution equipment, AVR’s, or any other HDMI products that go between the source and sink, you are adding an opportunity for failure. These products and the display can get confused when the resolution, timing, or color space is changed within the signal. This confusion can cause image quality issues, drop out of the screen, or other problems you don’t want to see in your installation. Using this new scaling receiver from AVPro Edge will stabilize the whole system, making sure the display gets a signal it can handle.
EDID Manager and Fixer
EDID causes about 80% of HDMI connectivity issues, and the AC-EX70-SC2-R can fix them all. You can select from the top EDID’s our tech support staff like to use, already preloaded into the unit. Unable to find the EDID that will work perfectly for the system? No Problem! You can capture and emulate your own EDIDs, and you can steal an EDID from a display you know works great. Then, you can use it throughout your entire system no matter what types of displays you are using!
Troublesome Legacy Projector or Display
Playing the latest Netflix shows in 4K, gaming on the newest offerings from Microsoft or Sony, connecting the latest ThinkPad or MacBook Pro can push your projectors or displays to the limit. If you are using any legacy display, built for only 1080p or 720, you won’t even get a picture on most occasions. The AC-EX70-SC2-R can take that high-bandwidth 4K signal and convert it to something that will play nicely with the legacy display or projector your customer didn’t want to get rid of. Perfect for classrooms, hospitals, hotels, or anywhere you can find preceptors are showing something from their laptop.
AC-EX70-SC2-R fits and helps many applications you are already installing today. Why not bring your next installation to the next level of video distribution with AVPro Edge's scaling receiver.
Video Walls are exciting, and because of their size, they are very impactful in any room. We see them at sports bars, airports, shopping centers, and retail stores, but why do we not see them in the home? Are they too big? Does a projector do the same thing? Is it a pricing issue? Do integrators bring it up as an option for a home?
AVPro Edge has developed a video wall processor that can handle any signal found inside a home, can work with ANY display on the market, can be installed by any Level 1 Tech, and won’t break the bank. This product is the perfect way to start delivering video walls to your residential clients. This product is the AC-FRESCO-CAP-4, a four-input, one output HDMI video wall processor able to take any incoming HDMI signal and automatically display it in a 2x2 format video wall.
Why does it work for the Home?
The AC-FRESCO-CAP-4 is a unique video wall processor, because of its ease of use and low cost, it can fit perfectly alongside the rest of your residential installation.
In video distribution systems that use HDMI as the delivery method, many things can go wrong to take away a clear picture. One of the most notorious errors that can happen in this pathway is with the HDMI "Handshake." The HDMI Handshake is the process of both the source (streaming device, UHD blu-ray, gaming console) and the sink (television, projector, monitor) recognizing each other and determining that they are both authorized to transport the high bandwidth HDMI signal. This process is continuously repeated while the signal passes through the HDMI pathway.
As integrators introduce additional products between the source and the sink, such as AVR's, HDMI extenders, HDMI switchers, repeaters, or any other video processors, that can affect the HDMI signal. The more items in-between the source and the sink, the more opportunities for something to fail. Dropped picture, flashing screen, no image, the dreaded "No Signal" displays on the tv; these are all things that HDMI handshake problems can cause, especially when trying to switch between two different video sources. Today's integrators need to be aware of these problems and be able to manage them, ensuring that when they leave a site, they won't have to return the next day to "fix" the distribution system.
Holding the HDMI Handshake.
When you switch your distribution system from one source to another, it needs to re-authenticate the HDMI Handshake, ensuring that the signals passing along the infrastructure are authorized. That switching takes time; now, our whole system needs to verify the handshake process. This stops any signal from getting on the display or projector, often putting up the "No Signal" screen built into the displays.
By holding that handshake in-between the distribution infrastructure and the display, you can increase switching speeds, stabilize your distribution, and deliver a superior solution for the end-user. But how would you do that?!?!?!?! It's impossible???????
Not any more...
Introducing the AC-SC2-AUHD and the AC-EX70-SC2-R, a one input, one output device that was made to be the integrator's new best friend. These products can hold the handshake with the display, projector or monitor, allowing you to increase switching times, stabilize your system when switching and deliver an extremely stable install for your customer.
These are shipping now, call today to order yours, or if you have a questions please don’t hesitate to call or email us, 605-274-6055 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ConferX by AVPro's Universal Amplifier is a perfect single room solution for your next conference room, classroom or huddle space. With inputs including HDMI, HDBaseT, Microphone, SPDIF and 2 Channel, this amplifier is sure to meet your needs.
This multi-purpose device serves several functions in today’s classroom, conference room and boardroom and includes an IP controllable 2 channel 25W Amplifier with microphone, line, HDMI and HDBaseT inputs, and full 18Gbps throughout (100M HDBaseT 10.2 Gbps). Outputs are scalable from 2K to 4K and 4K to 2K and there are additional audio outputs for recorders, additional amplifiers, audio matrices or other devices. Full EDID management makes setup a breeze and the on-screen display (OSD) provides critical information for the system operator and installer. The CX100-RAMP supports both ARC and eARC so all high bitrate audio codecs are supported. A built-in circuit for eARC automatically detects delay information from the display and corrects time delay up to 170 msec. All of these functions support collaboration for large and small groups!
Learn more about the ConferX Universal Amplifier by giving us a call today at 877-886-5112.
Fresco Video Systems by AVPro Edge is making affordable, easy to install video walls a possibility for any installation. Video walls give sports bars, retail stores, entertainment venues, and hotels an opportunity to ‘WOW’ their customers with big, bold and bright messaging. With the Fresco 4 you are able to process 4K video throughout your video wall, delivering a dynamic effect no one will soon forget. We included robust scaling features inside this processor that allows you to not only input 18Gbps 4K60 signals, but output them as well to each display.
The key is SIMPLICITY. With the AC-FRESCO-CAP-4 Video Wall Processor the most difficult part of the installation is hanging the panels. The Fresco CAP4 has built-in scalers that allow you to convert any signal to 4K, 1080P, 720P, or even 480; now, you can use this with all legacy products! With this product, you can add a video wall solution onto any pre-existing installation. Check out the installation below using a Fresco CAP 4 and the AVPro Edge Video Flux.
The Fresco CAP4 also comes with intuitive software that takes the guess work out of creating a video wall. Capture regions are very important in a video wall set up. By installing this free software, and connecting the Fresco CAP4 to your PC, you can enter all the measurements of your bezels and the software will layout your video wall perfectly, compensating for every bezel of every screen. This enables integrators to use any display with an HDMI input as a video wall panel.
Another Fresco solution is the AC-FRESCO-DA116, a large-scale distribution amplifier engineered to repeat and amplify any HDMI signal you can throw at it.
We understand that many installations are running non-stop, 24/7-365. Our engineers took measures to ensure any signal running through the AC-FRESCO-DA116 will be stable over long periods of time – our 10-year warranty proves that. Whether you are building a video wall, running digital signage or showing the big game throughout a bar, Fresco Video Systems from AVPro Edge will deliver a solid solution that lasts.
So where do these fit?
Video Walls: When using commercial displays to make a video wall, every display needs to receive get the exact same signal at the same time. the Fresco DA116 will provide the stable uncompressed connection that makes a video wall “pop”.
Bars & Restaurants: Perfect for showing the game or a menu on many displays at the same time.
Digital Signage: Signage and advertisements are everywhere, using a Fresco DA116 will ensure an uncompressed image will reach its destination. Delivering a signal that is processed through a compression model can lower the quality of the final image.
Retail TV Sales: Stores that sell displays need to have high bandwidth solutions that will deliver the most optimized image to the screen. Today’s displays are 4K and built to show HDR. if you are selling new displays, you need to have a distribution solution that can handle the latest signaling.
To learn more about the Fresco Video Systems line up of solutions, visit www.avproedge.com/fresco!
So much more than a receiver, the AC-EX70-SC2-R can distribute audio/video signals 70 meters over standard category cable and scale that signal's resolution from 480p to 4K and interlaced to progressive.
AVPro Edge's AC-EX70-SC2-R is the ideal solution for integrators who need to distribute a signal long distances to a variety of displays and keep an optimal picture. Integrators will enjoy the versatility of not only controlling up/down scaling but handling EDID issues (including 4K HDR EDID's) and being able to access audio from the stream. This HDBaseT receiver/scaler is ready for 18Gbps 4K HDR signaling. Yet, if you have 480, 720, or 1080 displays, the AC-EX70-SC2-R will make sure they're getting the resolutions and picture type you set.
This product works great alongside all of AVPro Edge's HDBaseT Matrix's Switchers to give your customers the best resolution possible. AVPro's Matt Murray said it best...
"The advanced scaling and handshake holding of this HDBaseT receiver makes the current line of HDBaseT Matrices appeal to more customers by allowing adaptive technology that matches the downstream device preferred video input and holding that resolution, no matter the incoming video sources. This eliminates “re-syncing” and makes video switching seamless and almost instant. It is ideal for intensive commercial applications, and HDR scaling support means it is perfect for a large residential deployment as well." - Matt Murray, CTO, AVPro Edge
There are several key benefits of using the AC-EX70-SC2-R including:
To learn more about this powerful receiver, give us a call today at 877-886-5112!
Over the past several weeks, AVPro has been hosting a plethora of webinars with some pretty outstanding guests. We wanted to take a moment to thank each and every one of these professionals who took time out of their schedules to talk with us. Lets get to know them a little better...
SFM is now distributing AVPro Edge products throughout Canada.
Sioux Falls, SD – AVPro Global Holdings is pleased to announce that SF Marketing Inc. (SFM) is now the exclusive Canadian distributor of the AVPro Edge line of connectivity solutions, Murideo testing and troubleshooting equipment, and Bullet Train HDMI Cables. SFM, based in Montreal, has proven itself as an organization dedicated to providing service and support to a large number of consumer electronics dealers & custom installation integrators. Their dedication to supporting customers aligns with AVPro's core values.
Jeff Murray, CEO of AVPro Global, stated, "We are elated to strike an exclusive distribution partnership with SFM. They are uniquely positioned to provide service, support, and sales to all the provinces of Canada. We are excited that they share the same philosophy with us regarding training & dealer support. Dealers come first to SFM and AVPro!"
"SFM's CI division is thrilled to have AVPro Global Holdings trust to grow brand-name awareness and sales in Canada." says Steven Freytag, General Manager of SFM's CI division. "In an effort to develop our CI division as a go to distributor amongst commercial and residential custom integrators alike, SFM is pleased to be working with AVPro and their multiple brands each filling a hole in our portfolio. While we are happy to have all four brands, we are especially thrilled to bring Murideo to our customers and to assist them in diagnosing issues while saving them time and money."
AVPro Global Holdings brands include AVPro Edge, Murideo, and Bullet Train HDMI Cables. AVPro Edge products are used in residential and commercial AV installations for switching, splitting, connecting, and controlling HDMI. The complete product line includes a range of extenders, distribution amplifiers, matrix switchers, multi-viewers, and audio equipment, all engineered with military-grade quality to ensure long component life. Murideo has brought cutting edge testing, troubleshooting, and calibration equipment to the world that was previously only available to the elite. Finally, Bullet Train HDMI Cables provide passive and active optical HDMI cables to the industry with up to 48Gbps bandwidth.
To learn more about AVPro Global brands, please visit www.AVProEdge.com, www.Murideo.com, and www.BulletTrainCables.com or call (877) 886-5112.
To contact SFM, please reach out to Simon Tournay, SFM CI Brand Manager for AVPro brands, at 1-800-363-8855, ext. 2240, or via email at email@example.com.
About SF Marketing Inc.
Established in 1978, SFM is a leading Canadian distributor of custom installation brands. With their head office in Montreal, SFM has proven itself as an organization dedicated to providing service and support to a large number of consumer electronics dealers & custom installation integrators. SFM's CI division distributes some of the industry's top brands, including AVPro Edge, Bullet Train, ConferX, Da-Lite, Dynamic Mounting, Furman, Just Add Power, Luxul, Murideo, Nest, Niles Audio, Omnimount, Panamax, Pro Control, RTI, & Shure as well as quality accessory lines such as Canare, Digiflex, Littlite, and Neutrik.
About AVPro Global Holdings
The vision of AVPro is to be the technical resource of choice for installers and integrators serving residential and commercial Audio Video markets. Getting our start with display calibration and evolving with the industry to work beyond 4K resolutions, we have become a go-to source for new technologies, unique products, and industry training. AVPro Global is an ever-evolving company, ready for the next step in Audio/Video. Our brands include AVPro Edge, Murideo, and Bullet Train, each committed to providing users with quality, capable, and innovative products. AVPro was founded in 2011 and headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA.
The AVPro Edge 4x2 matrix switcher (AC-MX42-AUHD) is the ideal single room switch. A true 4x2 HDMI matrix switch, the 4x2 supports HDMI 2.0(a/b), HDCP 2.2, up to 4K video resolution, and up to 18Gbps bandwidth. This sleek switch is the perfect single-room solution. It’s no secret that TVs have one optimized HDMI input port. The 4x2 allows integrators to use the best port for all of their clients’ content to the display.
One of AVPro’s most popular switches, this switch features 18Gbps bandwidth support, full HDR support, EDID Management plus a 4K --> 1080P downscaler on output 1 for legacy displays. The 4x2 is also ideal for bypassing AVR’s that do not support full 18Gbps. Bypass uncompressed HDMI to the display while running down-scaled video into a legacy AVR. Only video is reduced, and audio remains untouched, making it an ideal component for systems where high bit rate audio is critical.
Need more sources? The 4x2’s big brother the 8x2 and 8x2 Rack Mount have the same comprehensive feature set, just more inputs. With two versions, you can leave the switch in the room or mount it in a rack.
Single room switching has never been easier, optimize your client’s experience with the 4x2. With Enhanced features and high bandwidth support, this switch has been installed and field-tested in hundreds of installs around the world. Give AVPro a call today to purchase this tiny powerhouse matrix switcher.
The latest extender from AVPro Edge features scaling capabilities from 480p to 4K.
Sioux Falls, S.D. - AVPro Edge, an AVPro Global Holdings company, is excited to announce a new product, the AC-EX70-SC2-R. This scaling HDBaseT receiver allows integrators to distribute audio/video signals 70 meters over standard category cable and scale the signal's resolution from 480p to 4K and interlaced to progressive.
AVPro Edge's AC-EX70-SC2-R is the ideal solution for integrators who need to distribute signals long distances to a variety of displays yet keep an optimal picture. This product has the versatility of not only controlling up/down scaling but handling EDID issues and being able to access audio from the stream. Ideal for mixed systems, this HDBaseT receiver/scaler is capable of 18Gbps 4K HDR signaling using AVPro’s proprietary technology, ICT. Yet, if an installation has 480, 720, or 1080 displays, the AC-EX70-SC2-R can get the correct resolutions and picture type to them. This product comes with AVPro Edge’s ten year no-nonsense advanced replacement warranty and works alongside any of AVPro Edge’s HDBaseT matrix switchers.
Matt Murray, CTO of AVPro Global, stated, “The advanced scaling and handshake holding of this HDBaseT receiver makes the current line of HDBaseT Matrices appeal to more customers by allowing adaptive technology that matches the downstream device preferred video input and holding that resolution, no matter the incoming video sources. This eliminates “re-syncing” and makes video switching seamless and almost instant. It is ideal for intensive commercial applications, and HDR scaling support means it is perfect for a large residential deployment as well.”
For more information or to purchase AC-EX70-SC2-R, please contact AVPro Edge at 877-886-5112 or visit www.AVProEdge.com.
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.
HSTA has added AVPro Edge as the latest brand under its impressive umbrella of residential and commercial audio/video technology solutions.
Sioux Falls, S.D. - AVPro Global Holdings is proud to announce a partnership of its brands with the Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA), an international trade consortium of leading residential technology retail and custom integration specialists across the U.S. and Canada. This partnership further solidifies AVPro Edge’s commitment to integrators across the country, assuring accessibility to products and product knowledge. Furthermore, the Catalyst AV distribution network will act as a fulfillment center for AVPro products as they move to HTSA dealer members.
“AVPro is thrilled to join HTSA as a connectivity provider,” Jeff Murray, CEO of AVPro Global Holdings stated. “This places our brands – AVPro Edge, Bullet Train, and Murideo in front of the top residential integrators in the country. AVPro makes cutting edge 4K and 8K products that help integrators build state of the art systems for their customers.”
“A significant key to the success of HTSA is our ability to find and partner with the finest technology brands in the industry,” said Jon Robbins, Executive Director of Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA). “AVPro Edge’s wide assortment of advanced connectivity solutions offers our members the ability to address almost any client system requirement – no matter how sophisticated or unique. We are pleased to welcome AVPro Edge to the HTSA family.”
AVPro Global Holdings brands include AVPro Edge, Murideo and Bullet Train HDMI Cables. AVPro Edge products are used in retail signal distribution, hospitality, digital signage, and residential and commercial AV installations for switching, splitting, connecting and controlling HDMI. These products allow the use of the latest sources available and maintain a true 4K 18Gbps signal. 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. Murideo has brought cutting edge testing, troubleshooting, and calibration equipment to the world that were previously only available to the elite. Finally, Bullet Train HDMI Cables provide passive and active optical HDMI cables to the industry with up to 48Gbps bandwidth.
To learn more about HTSA and its many membership benefits, see: www.HTSA.com.
To learn more about AVPro Global brands please visit www.AVProEdge.com, www.Murideo.com, and www.BulletTrainCables.com or call (877) 886-5112.
About Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA)
Home Technology Specialists of America, Inc. (HTSA) is an international trade consortium of the finest residential technology retail and custom integration specialists across the U.S. and Canada. HTSA members design, specify, install and service the finest premium, high-performance technology solutions for the residential and commercial channels. Today's highly sophisticated systems demand a highly-trained, professional installation specialist. Whether it’s smart home automation, dedicated media rooms & theaters, lighting fixtures & systems, or high-res whole-house audio/video networks - HTSA members will professionally interface products and integrate sub-systems with compelling designs for the home, at work, or on the go.
Based in Chicago, IL, HTSA is proudly member-owned and offers industry-best programs with all leading technology brands. With a renowned team of leading educators on staff who create unparalleled proprietary educational programs, HTSA is instrumental in driving the success of all consortium members. To learn more about HTSA, see: www.htsa.com; or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
About AVPro Global Holdings
AVPro Global Holdings was formed in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in 2011. The vision of AVPro is to be the technical resource of choice for installers and integrators serving residential and commercial Audio Video markets. Brands include AVPro Edge, Murideo, and Bullet Train HDMI Cables, each committed to providing users with quality, capable, and innovative products.
Press Contact: Tom Devine, firstname.lastname@example.org, 605-782-2471
The AVPro Employee Highlight section is a new way for you to get to know our AVPro Family. Let's get to know Cassie!
What is your Name and your roll at AVPro Global Holdings?
Cassie Sichmeller, Technical Customer Service Manager
What’s you favorite Color?
What’s your favorite food?
What do you like about working at AVPro?
AVPro is a family driven company that takes care of you like family. They reward you well and strive to be the best on every level of taking care of a customer. It is a wonderful work environment that is safe and fun. Our technical team is growing and always finding new ways to gain knowledge and experience. With a strong focus on training and learning, I get to travel several times a year to trainings and shows which keeps my drive to learn and grow very high. Oh, and our owners are the best in the world!
From your point of view, how is AVPro different from other electronic manufactures?
AVPro is not a cookie cutter company. We are taking the experience of several long-time business professionals in several different spaces and using our past strengths and weaknesses to grow as ever changing and unique business. No idea is a bad idea and the path less traveled is always the best one. With actual engineering only a call away, we are able to solve problems and address industry voids fast and accurately. The internal teamwork is top notch and a joy to be part of. If you say that the secret to a great meal is loving to cook, then we have the secret ingredient here at AVPro. I am surrounded by people that love their job. With so many things in the world being uncertain it is refreshing to know that I will put my all into AVPro today and tomorrow and forever.
What has been your best “moment” since working with AVPro?
For one of my first shows I was able to sit down for a dinner with some of our engineers. Between eating gator tail bites and talking AV with the real pros that really care and love this business. In one night, I fell in love with AV and have never looked back.
You head up your team based in South Dakota?
Our technical team is growing and striving to learn more all the time so we can be a better resource for our dealers. My responsibility is the customer support side of it and that is where I shine. When I was younger, I started busing tables at the VFW. It was amazing because several generations of people came to converse and loved chatting with the help. I worked hard and was rewarded for it, I also worked for my first great boss of many to come. Customer service was my first job and has been the main part of every job I have had since. In my previous career as a barber I went from working in a salon to managing one to owning my own. There are so many things that have positively shaped me in my professional life that have all led me to this.
How AVProEdge can Extend your USB Signals Alongside High Bandwidth A/V
KVM/HDMI extenders are products designed to increase the distance between a computer and its keyboard, monitor, mouse, and speakers. USB keyboard and mouse signals can travel about 5 meters under normal circumstances. High bandwidth video can be even shorter if not using the proper cabling. KVM extenders are a convenient solution to send these particular signals long distances over standard category cable. The primary purpose of KVM extenders is to provide point-to-point computer extension, limiting access to computers from remote locations.
Main Benefits for using KVM Extension from AVPro Edge:
AVPro Edge solutions for extending HDMI and KVM:
Football, basketball, hockey, baseball, and so many other sporting events are what bring people out of their homes to enjoy time around other fans watching their favorite teams play. Providing that ideal setting for people is what a sports bar was built to do.
In this Case Study, we show how Deuces Sports Bar and Grill was transformed into a place any sports fan will be excited to visit.
A stable alternative to AV over IP, the Cloud 9: 9x9 HDBaseT Matrix and Multi-Viewer was made for cascading to allow limitless outputs by adding additional units. It also features instant switching and multi-view functions.
The Cloud 9 produces actual lossless images on screen, making it ideal for low to no maintenance setups. This is a quick and efficient installation option for larger AV systems because no network switch is required. In addition, you have access to dual, front panel color screens to further simplify the setup process. Features of the Cloud 9 include matrixable quad-view, 9-source multi-view, Actual Instant Matrix Switching (AIMS), IR & RS-232 control of the displays, matrixable audio, and more.
Our distribution partner in New Zealand, Key Service Ltd, reached out to us with this testimonial that we wanted to share. Sosimo does stunning luxury home integration all over New Zealand. You can find more information about Sosimo here!
“As a systems Integrator supplying bespoke Home Automation solutions from simple one room home theatre to high-end residential projects, we have been supplying HDMI and HDBaseT matrix and distribution equipment since it was first released onto the market. Over a 15+ year period we have installed equipment from all of the major industry players from simple HDBaseT extenders and 4x4 HDMI matrixes through to full card frame 16x16 matrixing for more complicated and highly automated projects.
The reality of working in this environment is that it is challenging. Managing interoperability between manufacturers – i.e “this display works fine but only with this matrix and only with this brand AVR” can be a potential nightmare! Building sites where segregation and protection of cabling can be difficult to achieve and protect from other services during construction. When you factor in fast moving technology changes in displays panels, ever increasing resolutions / bandwidth, the cost of on-going servicing for clients that require 100% performance we were looking for a technology partner rather than a one off solution. When we first heard about AVPro Edge equipment we viewed them with a fair degree of cynicism. While most suppliers say they have the best, fastest or most cost effective solutions – many have released products that are fraught with exaggerated performance or even worse, are simply not fit for purpose. So to us, initially – AVPro Edge was just another brand.
The reality however was completely different. With a range of products from HDBaseT extenders and matrixes that really do work and can handle the required scaling, hand-shaking, resolution and bandwidth, AVPro Edge product usually just works – straight out of the box. That’s almost unheard of in our industry. AVPro Edge also has a range of test equipment that allows us to diagnose and test our installs to meet a specified standard. Being able to pinpoint and test for any potential issues in our workshops before we even get to site. This has been instrumental – letting us provide installations where handshaking and compatibility issues are now generally a thing of the past. This is very clever product – the perfect range of scalers, DA’s, extenders, matrixes and tools developed to get the job done – in the real world! For us, quite simply this means - Installations that work the first time, every-time, with reduced cost of service and most importantly for our clients – 100% uptime."
– Grant Kirton, Director, SOSIMO Limited
If you have any questions about getting AVPro Edge product in New Zealand please reach out to Key Service Ltd; 34A Cryers Road, East Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand, call +09 916 0960 or visit www.avproedge.co.nz.
AVPro Global Holdings is headquartered in Sioux Falls, SD. We are proud to serve as members of our community and are always looking to support in any way we can.
Today we will highlight one of the organizations we love, the Sioux Empire Pit Rescue (SEPR). This organization is a bully breed rescue in Sioux Falls, SD. They work diligently to rescue, foster, and find forever homes for dogs across the area. They have brought over 500 dogs into their foster system since 2009. AVPro is proud to support this organization and their annual Corks and Collars event. We look forward to the event every year which includes a silent auction and a chance to meet and greet with some of the furry fosters!
Heather Casper-McLay, coordinator for the Corks and Collars event stated, "SEPR has been active for over 10 years now in the Sioux Falls area. Each year we rescue between 40-50 dogs and place them in to foster homes until they find their fur-ever families! We also do community education and outreach projects such as providing assistance for spay and neuter to dog owners who might not be able to afford those procedures. We are a completely volunteer-run organization, so fundraising is extremely important to the success of our organization. The Corks & Collars gala is our biggest fundraiser and helps to cover our annual expenses which can run close to $100,000 per year. The gala hosts both a silent and live auction and there are wine glasses and grab bags for sale, as well as a wine-pull. The night features delicious food and a wonderful band as well. Because the event was postponed until August, we are hosting a raffle for 4 tickets to Journey in June along with a $25 gift card to Severance Brewing. We will be selling 40 raffle tickets at $20 apiece. People can go to our website to purchase a raffle ticket for a really fun summer night!"
Corks and Collars 2020 will take place on August 28. To learn more about the SEPR visit www.pitrescue.org!
The Video Flux from AVPro Edge (AC-MXMV122-UHD) is long standing staple in our product line-up. It is an advanced HD/UHD Multi-format Matrix Viewer, designed for handling and control of multiple video signals and features 16 available (12 at a time) input options including composite, component, VGA, and HDMI. It also has the ability to do 4K Quad View or completely customizable multi-view configurations.
The possibilities are endless. This is the ideal solution for high-end home installations as well as being the ultimate presentation switch for classrooms, board rooms, and training environments.
One Versatile Switch
One of the great things about the Video Flux is its versatility. It can go from the backbone of your classroom to the best add-on an integrator can offer a homeowner. If you are installing whole-home video distribution systems adding a Video Flux to your installation allows you to offer full 4K quad view which shows four sources on one screen, ideal for any sports fan. With custom layouts and cropping features, you could have your favorite news ticker running across the bottom of your screen while you have two football games and a hockey game on one display. Team this product with a 4x4, 8x8, or 16x16 matrix switcher from AVPro Edge allows you to distribute this custom multi-source screen to any zone in the system.
Video Flux and the Fresco 4: Endless Possibilities
When you combine the Fresco 4 Video Wall Processor and the Video Flux, you can create a 2x2 video wall with each of the displays showing a different game. When the action gets hot with one of the games, instantly switch to show that one source over the entire video wall. In the diagram below, we show how the Video Flux and the Fresco 4 can be installed together to maximize features for the client. With full network control and an in-depth API, you can use your favorite control system for switching and use the PC software that comes with the Fresco 4 to manage your video walls bezels.
When you combine the video processing power of the Video Flux and the ability to control the layout of 4 different sources independently - all being output though one HDMI cable, and the 4K60 4:4:4 scaling built into the Fresco Cap 4 Video Wall Processor; the sky is the limit.
An audio/video distribution system plays an integral part of new Smart Home construction. From prewire to finish, an audio/video distribution backbone needs to be able to deliver high bandwidth video signals from the rack room to every zone in the home. With a mixed bag of signals coming from satellite boxes, streaming devices, gaming consoles, and computers, you need to have an infrastructure that can handle this wide range of signal resolutions,
color spaces, and timings.
In this installation, ProSource AV & Integration was the mastermind behind the distribution system that out preformed the end user’s expectations using the AVPro Edge 40 Meter 18Gbps extender.
It's no secret that AVPro Edge carries a multitude of extender options. Our full line-up of HDBaseT extension products includes 18Gbps 40-100 meter Tx/Rx kits, wallplate transmitters, and 10.2 Gbps Tx/Rx kits. These products were engineered with features like scaling, test patterns, and EDID management to set them apart from the competition. For more information, visit our Extender Family page.
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