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.
AVPRO EDGE EXTENDER COMPARISON CHART
ISE 2019 has come and gone and AVPro had a great time at the show. We met with distributors and installers from across the globe, some of whom were introduced to AVPro Edge and Murideo for the first time. AVPro Edge was also featured in the HDBaseT Booth where we presented our 18Gbps solutions using HDBaseT technology including our 444 extenders, HDBaseT Matrices and Cloud 9!
It is always exciting to share our solutions with the world. We set up some new distributors in Sweden and the Netherlands with more on the way! Thank you again to everyone who stopped by the booth and helped make ISE 2019 a success!
Below you will find our current International distributors. If you are interested in distributing AVPro Edge or Murideo in your country, please contact us at +1 605 274-6055 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This month, save 10% on Bullet Train Short Haul HDMI Cables! This offer is valid on any 1, 2, 3, and 4 Meter Bullet Train Master Packs (50 cables).
18Gbps, HDR and Wide Color Gamut are no issue for Bullet Train Premium HDMI cables. Bullet Train allows installers to rest assured that these cables are highly engineered and tested to be a long lasting part of any infrastructure.
The important thing to remember is that every HDMI cable is not built the same. We took the engineering power behind Murideo and AVPro Edge to create a stable product capable of handling the ultra-high bandwidth and speed required by High Dynamic Range and Wide Color Gamut.
For more information on Bullet Train including our Active Optical and Fiber Cables visit www.BulletTrainCables.com.
This offer is valid through March 31, 2019 – get yours while they last!
Kevin Billingsley joins team at AVPro Global Holdings as new VP of Sales.
AVPro Global has announced the hiring of Kevin Billingsley as Vice President of Sales. Formerly of Kaleidescape, Atlona, Clare Controls and Middle Atlantic Products, Kevin has a proven track record of introducing successful channel strategies and driving effective sales programs throughout his career. At AVPro, Kevin will be responsible for the management and success of the global sales organization as well as oversight and management of AVPro’s network of manufacturer’s representatives and distributors across North America.
Jeff Murray, CEO of AVPro Global stated, “We are pleased to have filled our VP of Sales position with a seasoned leader with years of experience in both residential and commercial AV. Kevin will be managing all aspects of our sales channels including in-house reps, manufacturer’s reps and distributors. AVPro Global has grown rapidly over the past few years, primarily with our AVPro Edge and Murideo lines. This has led to the need for executive leadership that can focus solely on customer facing activities to further provide our customers with the best products and support in the industry. Kevin’s background includes working on both sides of our industry – getting his start as a Custom Integrator and subsequently leading other well-known manufacturers of connectivity equipment to high levels of success.”
Billingsley added, “I am very excited and humbled to take on this new challenge, and lead the sales team at AVPro into its bright future in the Global Connectivity Market. AVPro is creating a history of delivering industry-leading technology and products with an ever growing customer base.”
AVPro is excited to announce the AC-EXO-UNC-KIT, Uncompressed Fiber Optic Extender Kit, a 4K HDMI Extender via Optical Fiber for transmission distances up to 2 Kilometers (via single-mode fiber).
In critical applications where RGB triplets need to be pixel perfect at 4K60 (4:4:4), the AC-EXO-UNC-KIT is ideal. On certain projectors there is simply no other way to sync with new and high bandwidth formats like Dolby Vision at 4K60 4:4:4 without an uncompressed link. No latency, no sync up time just a pixel perfect picture every time.
Some fiber extenders extend the video and maybe the audio. The AC-EXO-UNC-KIT does what integrators need by extending IR and RS232, providing audio return channel (ARC) capabilities – both optical and via HDMI, and provides ethernet ports for extending internet access points or to control displays.
AVPro’s Jeff Murray stated, “The AC-EXO-UNC-KIT is a revolutionary new product that when paired with field terminatable fiber makes the perfect long distance extender for full bandwidth HDMI 2.0 signals.”
For more information on the AC-EXO-UNC-KIT please visit the product page or call AVPro Edge at 877-886-5112.
Here at AVPro Edge we take calls on a daily basis for issues with HDBaseT. Typically we find that the is no problem with the equipment, but rather an issue with cabling.
To help with this issue, HDBaseT has issued the 'Installers 10 Cable Commandments'.
A great read for any integrator, this document contains best practices for avoiding simple cable issues in your installations!
Proper CAT Cable Termination:
Many of today’s conference room and presentation settings allow anyone to share their laptop screens with colleagues or attendees. In room TV’s or projectors display the presenters power point, website or video creating a setting ripe for great communication. The last thing on the presenters mind should be the audio video equipment, in these situations everything just needs to work, period.
When working with wireless solutions computers can become a real problem. Each person that needs to present usually has a different type of computer, each one acts a little different and can cause hiccups. These “hiccups” can come from the computer not recognizing the the connection, or not having the correct sharing firmware, or most likely with new laptops, not being able to handle the higher bandwidth 4K video signal that the computer is outputting.
AVPro Edge’s solution is the ConferX line-up of HDBaseT Wallplate Transmitters. Our first release is of the mini displayport and HDMI input version. The AC-CXWP-MDP-T is ready to help you share your presentation via it’s Mini Display port and HDMI inputs. Because it comes in a single gang, you are able to install it discreetly in the wall or table. And because it’s a hard wired solution you will not run into issues when working with different laptops.
Why Mini Display Port?
Many of today’s laptops have Mini Display Port as the video output option. The reason computer manufactures use mini DisplayPort is because it’s smaller than HDMI and doesn’t have to carry HDCP (content protection). Apple uses it widely calling it “Thunderbolt”. Lenovo, Dell, HP, Microsoft and Acer all have laptop models with mini DisplayPort as the only video output option.
Along with mini display port is an HDMI input port for all other sources or computers. These input ports are switchable and auto sensing. Allowing two users to be connected at one time, the user who connected most recently will be the one presenting. There is a input select button on the unit as well allowing the users to toggle between either inputs.
This product works great with 4K projectors or commercial displays that have a HDBaseT input port. For a complete kit that includes a HDBaseT Rx unit we have a 70meter and 100meter sets available. For more information on the AC-CXWP-MDP-T please visit it’s product page.
If you would like a quote on this unit please give us a call at 605-274-6055.
The countdown to ISE is on! As you plan your show days be sure to stop by the AVPro Edge booth to witness the biggest line up of 18Gbps products at the show. We will feature the products below and so much more...
Murideo will also be unveiling some big things at ISE 2019. Don't miss the launch of the Seven Generator, calibration with the SIX-G Generator and CalMAN, plus testing and troubleshooting with the Fox & Hound Kit and SIX-G and SIX-A Pair.
AVPro Edge and Murideo will be located in Hall 15, booth G-248. We will also be featured at the HDBaseT Booth in Hall 5, booth S-110! if you would like to request a meeting at the show, simply click here.
AVPro's latest webinar explored what Integrators need to prepare their installations not only for today’s technology – HDR and Dolby Vision at 18Gbps, but be prepared for HDMI 2.1 with 5k, 8k and beyond 18Gbps. Installing the proper infrastructure is more important than ever.
Check out the video below which will bring you up to speed and make sure you are ready for where the market is headed in 2019. We cover Fiber vs Copper, compressed vs uncompressed, and IP vs Traditional AV. Every modern installation should be developed with these topics in mind. To do this properly, an understating of bandwidth, EDID, Bit Depth and more is vitally important.
Watch the webinar below to make sure you are up to speed!