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Magenta Research Introduces High Performance CAT-7 Video Extension Capabilities

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Magenta Research, a US based manufacturer of high quality connectivity solutions has announced the release of a new video signal extension product. The AK 500 C7™ is being introduced to address the many customer requests from Europe to offer a high quality CAT-7 video extension solution.

To optimise its performance capabilities, the AK 500 C7 has been accurately tailored to compensate for signal losses associated with transmission through CAT-7 / Class F and Class FA FTP (foiled twisted pair) cable. In addition to razor sharp video, this new receiver supports audio and serial communications. It is also compatible with the entire current MultiView product line including the scalable Mondo Matrix video switching platform.

“Unlike other products claiming CAT-7 capability, the AK 500 C7 is based on proprietary compensation techniques rather than market-available packaged silicon,” explains Bob Michaels, President and CEO of Magenta Research. “This approach eliminates artifacts and results in superior video performance.”

With the introduction of the AK 500 C7, applications that call for CAT-7 infrastructure can take full advantage of the performance, flexibility and reliability of the entire MultiView signal management product portfolio. The AK 500 C7 will be making its official debut at the Integrated Systems Europe Show in Amsterdam (Stand 1K5).

About Magenta Research
Magenta Research is the industry-recognized leader in the adaptive distribution and switching of video/audio/control signals over CatX cable, DVI over fiber and/or Cat6 and more recently, HDMI over Cat6. Over ten years, Magenta has developed the highest-performance, broadest and most flexible video-over-CatX product line, the MultiView™ Series. The company utilises proprietary technologies to enable WUXGA/1080p video distribution at 2,000 feet (610m). MultiView Series transmitters, receivers, switchers and distributive systems have been installed in a large variety of A/V applications, especially dynamic signage for retail, airport, fast food, museum, casino, theatre, courtroom and corporate applications. In 2006, Magenta introduced the Mondo Matrix, the first multimedia Cat5 matrix switcher that can be scaled incrementally from 16×16 to 256×512. The Mondo has quickly become the new standard for larger-scale video plus audio and/or serial matrix switching. In 2006, Magenta launched the Infinea DVI Series and an industry-first – unlimited DVI extension over optical fiber and/or Cat6 using digital signal repeaters at 10km of fiber or 600 ft. (183m) of Cat6. Based in Connecticut, USA, Magenta utilises a network of international distributors, manufacturers’ representatives and resellers to market its enabling technology worldwide.

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Rob Muddiman
Magenta Research
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Email: [email protected]

Beky Cann
Neesham Public Relations
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Source: Magenta Research

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