Magenta Research today announced the Voyager series which leverages the recently announced FiberMax Engine technology enabling pro-AV and digital signage customers to distribute multi-format high-bandwidth signals over fiber at significantly lower costs. Magenta’s Voyager Fiber Optic Signal Distribution Platform is an interoperable set of transmitters, receivers, distribution amplifiers and matrix switchers, which enables any end to end configuration for extension and switching of uncompressed multi-format video and audio, RS-232, IR and 480 Mbps USB 2.0 signals over fiber at distances up to 16.75MI/30KM.
The pro-AV and digital signage industries have long awaited a cost effective solution to simplify the integration of digital and analog video and peripheral signals into a single platform that supports HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection), is easy to scale, configure and install, and can be procured at an investment level close to the historical analog platform pricing. In response, Magenta designed the Voyager Series to deliver exceptional high resolution image quality and 24/7 reliability while providing advanced functionality and usability for digital signage and pro-AV systems integration.
“With the high frequency of change in connection types and the ever increasing integration of HDCP protected content into AV installations, the unprecedented functionality, flexibility, performance and cost of the Voyager series truly makes it the future of AV extension and matrix switching.” says Bob Michaels, President of Magenta Research.
While the core FiberMAX engine enables the Voyager platform to define a new price-performance curve for AV distribution over fiber, the new product range also delivers an unprecedented number of unique features with real life benefits. Magenta’s innovative Flex-VCA architecture allows each Voyager transmitter and receiver to support a wide variety of analog and digital video formats through plug and play field interchangeable modules. The ability to easily field configure, upgrade and interchange signal types including video formats greatly increases flexibility in specification, procurement, installation and troubleshooting. With built in auto format conversion and delay free HDCP switching, sources and displays of all supported video types including HDMI, DVI, DisplayPort, VGA and SDI can be interconnected on the same network without the need for external converters, thereby reducing both cost and the number of potential failure points.
For installations with displays requiring mixed resolutions, the Voyager series utilizes Magenta’s unique ScaleMAX technology to prevent low quality up-scaling on high resolution displays. By configuring each source to the highest resolution and then using broadcast quality downscaling for lower resolution displays, ScaleMAX technology ensures optimal content resolution on each and every display.
The Voyager series uses a modular building block approach to deliver hundreds of different product configurations with numerous video and auxiliary signal types, fiber types and component types such as n-port transmitters, daisy-chain receivers, 1×7 distribution amplifiers and 8×8 to 320×320 scalable matrix switchers.
The Voyager series will be officially launched and displayed at Infocomm USA, June 9-11, 2010 at Booth # C-4253, and will start shipping in August, 2010.
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, DisplayPort, SDI, VGA, and component, composite, S-Video, audio, USB, RS-232 and IR 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.
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