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Magenta Research_LOGONew FiberMax Engine will change the price/performance metric for AV extension, distribution and switching over fiber.

Magenta Research, a leading manufacturer of AV signal distribution equipment, announced its new FiberMax Engine technology which represents a breakthrough in the transmission of bandwidth intensive video, audio, USB and other auxiliary signal types over industry standard fiber optics. Signal distribution products using the FiberMax Engine will enable customers to distribute multiformat high bandwidth signals over fiber at significantly lower costs.

The FiberMax Engine is an ultra high speed data sequencing and streaming engine capable of driving standard SFP optics at maximum efficiency. The resulting benefit is the unique capability of simultaneously transmitting uncompressed 1920×1200 video with HDCP at 60Hz, USB 2.0 at 480Mbps, 8 Channel 24 bit DTS HD Master Audio, bidirectional RS 232, IR and CEC, all on industry standard SFP optics and cabling. The distance range supported while transmitting all these signal types at their maximum performance is over 6600ft/2KM with multimode optics and 18.75MI/30KM with singlemode optics.

“I am very pleased and excited to have had the opportunity to get a sneak preview of Magenta’s new FiberMax Engine and the associated family of products” said Danny Barnycz, Chief Creatologist of the Barnycz Group. “I believe that this technology will significantly alter the manner in which the industry approaches digital AV signal distribution. While the performance capability of FiberMax in itself catalyzes more widespread use of fiber, Magenta’s unique product architecture around this technology innovatively addresses both the designer’s and the installer’s ever growing nightmare with mixed signal compatibility, HDCP, field configurability and time to market pressures.”

Barnycz added “Anyone involved in AV signal distribution will want to keep an eye on what Magenta is bringing to market with the upcoming product line.”

“Given the very high cost of custom optics and the lack of innovation in AV transmission over standard networking optics, both ProAV and Digital Signage industries have been slow to adopt hi definition digital video and fiber cabling for AV signal distribution” said Bob Michaels, President, Magenta Research, “Magenta’s FiberMax Engine is poised to change this trend just like Magenta’s MultiView and Mondo technologies did for hi definition analog video distribution over UTP.”

Achieving this technology was no trivial engineering feat. Magenta Research has invested heavily in cutting edge R&D for high speed digital design to deliver a technology that will represent the core of its future product offerings for extension, distribution and switching applications.

A comprehensive line of such products leveraging the FiberMax Engine will be publicly launched at InfoComm 2010 with specifications available earlier under non disclosure agreement (NDA.) For more information on the FiberMax Engine and upcoming products powered by FiberMax, visit

About Magenta Research:

Serving the Pro?AV and digital signage markets, Magenta Research is the industry recognized leader in the transmission, switching and flexible distribution of multi?format video, audio and auxiliary signals over fiber and Cat?X cabling. Its product range includes AV extenders, distribution amplifiers and matrix switchers for DVI, HDMI, VGA, RS?232, Audio and USB signals. Magenta’s world renowned MultiView, Infinea and Mondo products are a benchmark in field reliability for 24/7 and mission critical environments. Hundreds of thousands of displays worldwide have been trusted with Magenta in virtually all environments including commercial, industrial, government, military, residential, transport, education, healthcare, retail, hospitality, sports and entertainment.

Magenta Research Marketing
marketing [at]
128 Litchfield Rd.
New Milford, CT 06776 USA
Tel: +1 860.210.0546
Fax: +1 860.210.1758

About Barnycz Group:

The Barnycz Group® is an experiential design firm specializing in the creation of unforgettable, large?scale interactive dynamic content environments. Led by Chief Creatologist, Danny Barnycz, The Barnycz Group has orchestrated some of the world’s most attention?grabbing projects, including the Dubai Mall, the Mall of the Emirates, American Eagle Outfitter’s Times Square Spectacular, and the Crown Fountain at Chicago’s Millennium Park. Our clients come to us again and again because they trust us with their billion dollar brands and buildings.

The Barnycz Group
3500 Boston Street
Suite 222?STE19
Baltimore, MD 21224 USA
Tel: +1 410?342?9696
Fax: +1 410?342?9698

Press Contacts:

Rob Muddiman,
Magenta Research,
Tel: +44 (0) 7708 850582,
Email: European-Sales [at]

Beky Cann,
Neesham Public Relations
Tel: +44 (0) 1296 628180
Email: bekyc [at]

Source: Magenta Research

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