SPECIAL REPORT
PLASMA: EXPANDING THE POSSIBILITIES
A SPECIAL REPORT ON PIONEER’S EXPANSION
SOLUTION FOR PROFESSIONAL PLASMA
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Richard Barnes
Editor in chief
Expanding the Possibilities
This is expensive both in terms of equipment
and the requirement to build an installation
that ‘hides’ the background infrastructure.
Indeed, in our discussion with installers,
integrators and end users, we have found
that many companies ultimately seek lower
cost alternatives to plasma when the true
cost of building a network of screens
becomes apparent. However, a truism of the
IT industry is that technology always adjusts
to meet demand and with customers requesting
more innovative and cost efficient ways to build
plasma networks, we are now seeing manufacturers adapt
and respond to their market.
Intelligent infrastructure
Cleverdis has worked in the display market for more than
seven years, and there is no doubt that in our view, the
plasma sector is undergoing an exciting period of
accelerated technological change. Advances in design are
taking display quality to exceptional levels. Screens from
companies like Pioneer provide true-XGA performance,
high levels of brightness and over a billion colours for
stunning images.
But while a plasma screen with its sleek, attractive form
adds aesthetic value to corporate and professional
environments, installations have been limited by the need
to drive content by connecting a PC to each display.
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Leading brands have or are planning to introduce solutions
that we view as perhaps the most important evolution in the
sector’s development – a range of intelligent connectivity
options that, for example, enable a plasma network to run
from one PC – and promise to lower the cost of plasma
ownership while creating a new wave of exciting
multimedia applications.
This brochure focuses on the forerunner in the development
of intelligent plasma displays, Pioneer and, in particular, its
Expansion Solution system which we believe provides the
most advanced example yet of an innovative infrastructure
and application platform.
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Expansion Solutions
Smart Displays
When does a plasma screen become a “smart display”?
When it has built-in intelligence which the Expansion
Solution found in Pioneer’s professional plasma displays
the PDP-504MXE1 (50-inch), and PDP-434MXE1 (43-inch)
provides. The Expansion Solution comprises of two open
architecture expansion slots in addition to the standard 15
Pin D-sub and DVI-D connector. One slot is dedicated for
signal input with two optional Pioneer expansion cards
available to handle all major video signals. The second is
a unique communications slot that includes an RS-232C
expansion card as standard.
The unique open platform enables the plasma panels to be
customised for a variety of applications and uses to create
screens with few limitations.
The Expansion Solutions Programme
Darren Gaffey, product manager, plasma, Pioneer Europe,
comments, “Pioneer’s vision when we commenced design
of the Expansion Solution was to provide a more futureproof environment for plasma displays by enabling users to
modify their screens to meet the rapid evolution of display
and communication technology.”
First introduced in Pioneer’s previous models, it’s latest
displays provide the most advanced take yet that we have
seen on expanding connectivity and installation options.
Continues Gaffey, “Our displays can be adapted through
expansion cards to allow access to the World Wide Web,
to create a TV tuner, for system control, MPEG playback,
signal interface, wireless connectivity or an imbedded PC. As
third parties and Pioneer continue to develop more cards, the
breadth of new applications for our displays will grow
exponentially.”
Card Options
Pioneer offers two new optional video cards, PDA-5003
and PDA-5004, which work with the Expansion Solution
card slots. In this Special Report however, Cleverdis looks
at the solutions offered by a number of third party
manufacturers, all of whom have exciting new solutions
that not only make life easier for the commercial end-user,
but which also offer new ways of achieving maximum
Return on Investment.
Multimedia Receivers
As professional plasma monitors normally do not come
equipped with built-in multimedia tuners, users will require
perhaps a TV signal input often opt to use the tuner found
in VCRs. This solution of course has a number of
drawbacks, such as finding a place to hide the VCR,
connection headaches, scaling and signal quality, not to
mention the cost if you want to run content on a number of
screens. Multimedia cards are produced for Pioneer by
companies such as Aurora Multimedia and Aviosys,
offering high performance scalers for an improved image,
as well as a host of features including Picture-in-Picture
and Closed Captioning.
Signal Distribution
Sending a signal from a central point to a plasma screen,
or a number of plasma screens, can prove to be a costly,
complicated headache.
Traditionally this has often meant installing a computer
under or behind each plasma screen and creating a
complex IP network. Expansion solutions by companies
such as Adtec, Magenta and Avocent mean it is now
possible to distribute high-resolution video signals to your
display panels either wirelessly or through Cat.5 cable.
No more need for expensive IP networks. Distribution of
signals, scheduling and screen management for remote
networks across the multiple sites is supported through
cards such as those from Extron Electronics and Aurora
Multimedia.
Control Solutions
Dynamic streaming of multimedia content can greatly add
to your customers’ business returns. Companies such as
Extron Electronics, Adtec Digital, Inc., and Altinex provide
specialised control solutions to create innovative and
exciting ways to display messages – generating strong
returns for customers by reducing the cost of plasma
installations while increasing their impact.
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FEATURED DEVELOPER
Kevin Ancelin
President
Company Profile: Adtec Digital is the world’s leading
manufacturer of MPEG2-based digital video players, single
channel commercial insertion controllers and automated
video control systems.
For more information about Adtec Digital, please visit
www.adtecinc.com.
What is your edje-PDP expansion card used for?
The main application for the edje-PDP is live decoding
or streaming of MPEG 1 or 2 and scheduled or
interactive playback of MPEG 1 or 2 from the internal
hard drive.
Tell us about its features…
Perhaps the most exciting feature of the edje-PDP is its
aesthetic contribution to installations. There are no external
AV cables or equipment, as the edje-PDP is inserted into
the display before operation. Once the edje-PDP is
inserted into the Pioneer plasma, content is loaded via FTP.
Pristine MPEG 2 images in full motion and the highest
fidelity audio is delivered, without the use of an external
device or a PC. Content can be scheduled to playback at
specified times by the minute, hour, day, month or year.
Simple play-lists can be created in lieu of a time-based
schedule or media can be interactively played via Serial,
Telnet or GPI controls. Play-lists and media can be remotely
retrieved automatically by using the intelligent mirroring
feature standard with all Adtec devices. External composite
video and unbalanced stereo audio are made available via
the BNC and RCA jacks, if a second display is required.
Live UDP-based streams can be captured and/or decoded
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in real time. Adtec
manufactures a line of real time MPEG 1 and
MPEG 2 encoders, or the unit can pick up and IP-based
transport stream from almost any IP-based streaming
encoder, as long as the format is MPEG 1 or MPEG 2.
How does it fit-in with your Soloist 3 Digital Media
Server—what value-add does this combination bring to
professional users?
The Soloist 3 Digital Media Server is an excellent studiomedia encoding device. It can serve as the source of
content creation to MPEG 1 or 2, as well as provide a
remote server, allowing the edje-PDP to automatically
extract media from the appliance.
How important was Pioneer’s move to extend the
applications of plasma displays through the
developement of its Expansion Slot Solution?
The move by Pioneer to improve possibilities with expansion
slots in their professional plasma series was very
important. The new slots in the latest displays from Pioneer
accommodate higher quality digital video signals though
enhanced connectivity.
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CASE STUDY
Adtec & Pioneer at
London’s South Bank Centre
Adtec Digital’s edje-PDP MPEG 2 playback expansion
card, coupled with Pioneer’s PDP-433MXE Industrial
Plasma screens and an existing LAN infrastructure, is
providing a low-cost, IPTV solution to London’s South Bank
Centre (SBC).
The SBC that comprises the Royal Festival Hall, Queen
Elizabeth Hall, Hayward Gallery and Purcell Room,
houses an eclectic mix of traditional to highly contemporary
productions encompassing dance, literature, theatre, poetry,
music and visual art. “The strategy behind the point of
information system was to complement traditional
promotional tools with engaging multimedia content,
motivating casual visitors to find out about future events
and purchase tickets,” says SBC Head of Marketing
Development, Owen Valentine Pringle.
In response to SBC’s desire for digital signage, Trimedia
Broadcast installed a wireless IPTV system throughout SBC,
creating a fully programmable media system capable of
displaying discreet, real time information on separate
screens throughout the complex.
traditional installations that require each display to be
connected to its own PCs and complex proprietary
software to manage the creation and distribution of its own
content,” Donovan says.
“Running costs were key demands of this project, but we
did not want to compromise on overall quality,” says
Pringle. “The installation provides an innovative, cost-effective,
scalable and aesthetic point of information system. We
used to rely entirely upon customers being proactive by
picking up literature for immediate information, much of
which could be easily missed. Now we can communicate
with our customers with greater depth, in real time with
relevant information,” says Donovan.
For more information about the South Bank Centre,
please visit www.sbc.org.uk.
For more information about
please visit www.trimedia.co.uk/
Trimedia
Broadcast,
“Pioneer’s Industrial Plasma screens include network
connections and Adtec’s edje-PDP 20 gigabyte hard drives,
holding up to five hours of broadcast-quality MPEG 2
video and graphics files, and enabling stored and forward
programming for each screen, from one central source,”
Trimedia Managing Director, says John Donovan.
He continues, “Pioneer’s expanson solutions ensure that it’s
unnecessary to hang a computer off each plasma,
meaning massive savings, no wiring, minimal installation
costs and minimal installation disruption. There’s also no
power-up/power-down routine or unreliable, proprietary
operating systems to worry about.”
“The solution is controlled from a software interface on one
PC, managing the creation and remote updating of content
and playback schedules across every screen, in contrast to
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FEATURED DEVELOPER
Lee Dodson
Executive
Vice-President
Company Profile: Extron Electronics, headquartered in
Anaheim, Calif., is a leading manufacturer of professional
A/V system products including computer-video interfaces,
switchers, matrix switchers, distribution amplifiers, video
scalers, scan converters, signal processing devices, Ethernet
control interfaces, and high resolution cables.
Integrating IP Connectivity
Extron IP Link Module Enables Web-Based Asset Management
and Remote Monitoring Of Pioneer Plasma Displays
Extron has adapted its IP Link Technology to the Pioneer
PDP Expansion Slot. Tell us what this brings to the overall
solution for the end user…
So the IP Link is a combination of high performance
The merging of IT and AV control opens new possibilities
for centralising, extending, and automating system
management.
However,
incorporating
Ethernet
functionality into A/V devices means more than simply
adding the right connectors.
was designed from the ground up to enhance the
The Extron IPL M PDP-ES Ethernet interface module adds IP
Link™ technology — a powerful hardware and software
solution designed specifically for managing professional
A/V systems over an IP network — to Pioneer professional
plasma displays.
power. Each one contains a very fast processor, with a
With an embedded Web server and support for standard
Internet protocols, the IPL M PDP-ES extends all the benefits
of Web-based monitoring, scheduling, and control to the
display, without the need for additional external hardware.
The IPL M PDP-ES has 1.25 MB of onboard flash memory
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hardware and software… How exactly does it work?
The IPL M PDP-ES, and the entire IP Link family of products,
applications important to A/V personnel, facilities
managers, and IT managers.
At its core, each IPL M PDP-ES network interface card is a
small, high performance Web server with robust computing
latency, or delay, of less than one millisecond from the time
it receives a command to the time it acts on that command.
Web pages are served many times faster than similar
products, so data is refreshed at a consistently high speed.
available for storing user-definable Web pages, device
drivers, device data, and more. Extron’s Global Viewer™
software is the Web-based management and control
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application supplied at
no charge with every IPL
M PDP-ES expansion
card. Extron developed it to operate
using existing open Internet standards such as
HTML, XML, and JavaScript. With the IPL M PDP-ES
expansion module and Global Viewer software, you can
easily integrate Ethernet connectivity into Pioneer plasma
displays. The most compelling benefits for doing so are
illustrated using the three key functions of the Global
Viewer: control, monitor, and schedule.
Tell us more about Global Viewer.
The Global Viewer turns any standard Web browser into a
universal remote. With the IPL M PDP-ES Ethernet
expansion card, Pioneer plasma displays in multiple
locations can be networked together and controlled from
a single interface. Thanks to the wide availability of wired
and wireless network access, that single control point can
be a computer, a laptop, a PDA — even a Web-enabled
cell phone. Device status can be changed or verified using
any Web browser from virtually anywhere in the world.
Organisations have used the corporate network for
management of their computer assets for years now.
What kind of information can be monitored with this
system?
The Global Viewer can display information like serial
numbers, owner identification, maintenance history, usage
data, and installed firmware versions. This centralised data
can be collected via e-mail messaging and used to reduce
maintenance costs and guide future purchasing decisions.
Technicians can troubleshoot remotely by viewing real-time
device status such as power on or off and current input
selection.
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With
the
e-mail
functionality built into the IPL M PDPES, devices can be configured to proactively
manage themselves. For instance, a plasma display can
report power status and hours of usage. If the power status
changes unexpectedly, or when usage reaches a
predetermined number of hours, the IPL M PDP-ES interface
card can send an e-mail notification to one or more
recipients.
What are some of the applications that can be facilitated
with the real-time clock and calendar in the IPL M PDP-ES
interface card?
User-defined tasks are easy to configure and schedule with
Global Viewer. Would you like your system to turn all of
your displays on or off at a specified time? No problem.
How about instructing a single room to turn specific
displays on and others off just before a scheduled event?
Easy. Using Global Viewer to schedule tasks and e-mail
reminders is simple and straightforward and doesn’t
require high-level programming skills. Using the corporate
IP network, the most widely available transport medium
today, for A/V resource management can provide the tools
and information needed to reduce costs, improve system
reliability, and provide a greater degree of control.
Extron’s IPL M PDP-ES Ethernet interface module with free
Global Viewer software takes full advantage of the
Expansion Solutions (ES) connectivity to bring the power of
networking to Pioneer professional plasma displays.
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FEATURED DEVELOPER
Thomas Chiu - General Manager
Company Profile: Founded in 1998, AVIOSYS International Inc.
is a research and development company that specializes in the
design and manufacture of a wide range of high performance
video and audio solutions.
Pioneer product superior to others when it comes to
functionality.
What real advantages does this bring for the user?
Aviosys has developed the DTV6010 - a multimedia card to
be installed into the expansion slot of Pioneer's professional
plasma screens - Tell us about its main features.
The DTV6010 is a Multimedia Expansion Card specifically
designed for Pioneer PDP Europe. It greatly enhances the
possibilities of TV applications for Pioneer Industrial PDP,
meeting all the requirements of highly demanding European
Television Systems. Installing this card makes the display
compatible as a TV Tuner (High Definition), with PIP and PAP,
as well as giving the possibility for tiling, to watch both TV and
DVD movies on the same screen. There’s also Fade in - Fade
out and a special handling function, which will make the
The DTV6010 greatly enhances the PDP’s functions, becoming
more complete and flexible. Compared to using an outside
connecting box, its inside connecting design reduces the
complexity of connecting and
has a much more
aesthetic outlook.
The end user can
also have multiple
applications instead of
just one specific function and it
extends industrial applications beyond
that of traditional monitors.
FEATURED DEVELOPER
Matt Nelson - Director of Strategic
Business for Wireless Technology
Company Profile: The history of Avocent innovation includes
multi-platform switching, analogue matrix switching, extension
over CAT 5, PCI bus extension, patented on-screen menus, remote
KVM connectivity, digital KVM over IP connections, digitalanalogue integrated access to multiple servers and wireless KVM
extension.
What applications are your Wireless VGA card used for?
Avocent’s wireless RGB card for Pioneer’s Expansion Solutions
can support digital signage applications managed by a single
PC without having to use cabling. Applications include
everything from a simple PC connected wirelessly to a wallmounted plasma display to digital signage applications.
The system is even able to transmit the keyboard and mouse
signals to the screen as well as the VGA signals, meaning the
PC can be placed in a different room from the screen, and the
user can still use a wireless keyboard and mouse.
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So it’s really a “Wireless Closed System”?
Yes. While it is wireless, it can be considered a closed system,
replacing cables. It’s a hardware-only solution, with no
software to install that just plugs in where you would normally
connect your VGA cable. Because of this, it extends beyond
simple PC usage. If you have a DVD player with an RGB
output, you can connect the card and go straight from a DVD
to a display. Likewise, other devices like cameras that have
VGA out can also be transmitted wirelessly to the display.
With no wires, that means moving screens is easier, too…
Exactly. In shops or boardrooms, one can change the plasma’s
position from one wall to another and not have to rethink all
the cabling.
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FEATURED DEVELOPER
Paul Harris - CEO
Company Profile: Since the introduction of its IP-based control
systems and touch panels, Aurora Multimedia, founded in 1997,
has become a dominant force in the control system market. Aurora
Multimedia provides solutions for a variety of global markets including
government, education, security, hospitality, corporate, and
residential.
Aurora has perhaps the largest range of expansion
solutions for Pioneer’s Plasma. How did it all begin?
We never do anything simply at Aurora, so when Pioneer
asked us to develop a multimedia receiver we also created
a card that is a scaler and tipping engine. The TVP-1000
Pro for example, could be used for a corporate conference
room where a customer needs to connect TV signals but
may also want to display picture-in-picture to support
videoconferencing applications.
What about vertical use of plasma using, say, the ASR-44 card?
By turning Pioneer’s plasma to the vertical three high
definition formats – one on top of the other can be
included.
By taking a 16:9 display and dividing it into three almost
16:9 ratio images, customers can watch three high
definition viewing areas at the same time. Video wall
processing is also supported – by using an Expansion Card
in each plasma, up to a 16x16 plasma video wall can be
created without using any external processors or PCs.
What about other applications?
Aurora has a new low-cost card — the PIO-LAN — that
allows on off schedules to be defined.
It can set times throughout the week and delivers a major
return on investment through energy savings.
Any number of Pioneer
plasma displays that have
the PIO-LAN card inserted
can be controlled from a
central location.
FEATURED DEVELOPER
Company Profile: ALTINEX, Inc. is a leading, ISO-9001
certified manufacturer of signal management solutions for the
audio/visual communications industry. Signal management
solutions are used to handle the routing of computer video,
broadcast video, audio, and control signals in presentation
systems.
The Altinex PE1005 card allows users to control events on
Pioneer plasma displays using many different control protocols.
Tell us about its applications…
This card is ideal for Digital Signage, especially in
applications where no manual interface is desired or possible.
The PE1005 may be used in combination with the ALTINEX
MultiTasker AV System Solution. With its Real Time Clock,
users can programme repeated tasks or one-time events, such
as automatically turning the plasma ON or OFF at
pre-determined times or intervals, up to one year in advance.
All functions on Pioneer’s plasma display can be controlled
using RS232 or RS-485 protocol. Users can therefore decide
which protocol to use and let the card handle the rest.
How do users programme and control PDP’s using this system?
All functions of the card can be remotely programmed using
Telnet or Mini-web server. Optically isolated digital inputs
allow controlling the Pioneer plasma from simple push buttons.
Remote control functions like plasma ON/OFF, brightness
UP/DOWN. Another handy feature is the Ultrasound
Proximity Detector, which
allows the user to automate
plasma functions. Based on
the proximity of a prospect,
the unit may, for example, be
programmed to increase
brightness as customers get
closer to the display.
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FEATURED DEVELOPER
Keith
Y. Mortensen
CEO
Company Profile: Magenta Research Ltd. is a leader in the delivery and
flexible distribution of audio/visual signals.
In 2003 Magenta
accomplished an industry first - the transmission and maintenance of highresolution UXGA video at a distance of 1,500 feet over cost-effective
CAT5-type cable. The company offers an adaptive, highly robust and
cost-effective series of transmitter, receiver and distributive systems for a
large variety of A/V and command-and-control applications, including
dynamic signage and trading floors.
Tell us about your expansion solutions for Pioneer’s
plasma displays…
Magenta has a solution for high resolution (UXGA) video
distribution using an expansion card for Pioneer’s Plasma
line. Magenta concentrates on very high fidelity, high
resolution video distribution over category 5, 5E or 6
cabling. Compared to Ethernet solutions, where distribution
is limited to 100 metres, Magenta’s Cat5 products enable
signals to travel up to 450 metres.
This means it’s an exceptional solution for shopping centres,
flight information, and dynamic signage in general.
The receivers that are inserted in the Pioneer expansion slot
can be “daisy-chained”. There’s a Cat-5 in and a Cat-5
out, so from a single transmitter, using Cat-5 one can connect
up to a dozen displays on the same cable from one transmitter.
For example, imagine an airport solution where you have
ten clusters of eight screens.
Using this solution, you only need eight computers instead
of 80 computers to run the screens! From an IT manager’s
perspective, this means far less work, because there’s
one-tenth the number of IP addresses to manage and one
tenth the amount of software to be paid for. It means fast
Return-on-Investment, due to multiple factors: fewer
computers to buy, manage and maintain, less software to
buy, and no need for relay units with Ethernet switchers
and routers.
Another advantage in airports is the fact that all the
control equipment can be kept seperately in a secure
environment.
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ROI for the user, and simplicity for the installer?
As increasing pressure is placed on installers to cut costs,
the Pioneer system is a real boon from the installer’s
perspective.
They just pop in the card and the video is connected. It’s
that simple. If there’s a second screen, they just add a Cat5
cable from one screen to the next. There’s no splicing of
cables; the daisy chain capability makes installing
extremely simple, and there are no distribution amplifiers.
Can you give some examples?
Magenta systems are currently being used at Manchester
and Sacramento airports; there are some in Miami, Tampa
and Richmond.
Movie theatres are also another big market. Regal
Cinemedia, which is the largest cinema chain in the world,
has installed thousands of Magenta units, we have installed
thousands of magenta units which are used to support the
dynamic signage on plasma screens. In retail, we can cite
names like Macy’s, Bloomingdales and other high-end
department stores.
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TCO-ROI
TCO Factors
Cabling - Purchase
Cabling - Installation
PC - Purchase
PC’s - Maintenance
Software Purchase
Tuners - Purchase
DVD Players etc. - Purchase
Space Saving
Flexibility of Screen Placement
Energy Saving
cost savings
high cost savings
very high cost savings
It is important to note that in installations where multiple screens are used, savings on such factors as PC’s
and cabling are exponential
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edje-PDP – Network Digital Video Appliance
• Self Contained, No External AV Connections, Storage or Power Supply Required
• Decodes Streaming and Locally Stored Video at Encoding Rates up to
15 Mbs (MP@ML)
• Delivers Component Video and High Fidelity Stereo audio with Frame
Accurate Synchronization
• Extensive Control and Scripting Functionality
• Proven Reliability with Advanced Security Features
ALTINEX
PE1005 – Control card designed for customizable
control of ES Compatible Pioneer Display
• Remote Control via USB, RS-232, RS-422, RS-485 or TCP/IP
• Motion and distance event triggering
• Internal Real Time clock to set and trigger events
• Multiple contact closure controls and relays
AURORA MULTIMEDIA
TVP-500F – Dual HDMI and TV/FM Tuner with Closed Captioning Card
• Dual HDMI with HDCP inputs
• Analog Cable Compatible TV Tuner with Closed Captioning
• FM Tuner with RDS display on screen
• S-Video, Composite Video with Stereo Audio
• Bitmap Image on Startup
• RS-232, IR Controllable
TVP-1000 Pro – Hi-Res Scaler with Enhanced PiP and Dual TV Tuners
• Multimedia Inputs: Dual Analog Cable Compatible Tuners,
Dual S-Video/Composite, RGBHV / YPbPr, DVI 1.0/HDCP
• Motion Adaptive De-Interlacing and High Definition Upconverting
• Enhanced PIP Capabilities
• Compatible with VGA through WXGA and 480i through 1080i input signals
• RS-232, IR Controllable
A304-HDCP – Cost Effective Expansion Card with DVI 1.0/HDCP
• Multimedia Inputs: DVI 1.0/HDCP, S-Video, Composite Video, Stereo Video
• Letterbox, Pillar & Non-Linear Stretch Modes
• Motion Adaptive De-Interlacing and High Definition Upconverting
• RS-232 and IR Controllable
ASR-44 – High-Resolution Multi-Image PIP Card with Image Rotation Card
• Hi-Performance Scaler with AARE – Aurora Advanced Rotation Engine
capable of rotating image(s) 90 or 270 degrees
• Hi-Res Quad, Dual and Single Image with Translucent PIP
• Multimedia Inputs: 2 x DVI 1.0/HDCP, 2 x RGBHV/YPbPr, 2 x
Svideo/Video, Stereo Audio with Audio Delay Compensation
• Compatible with VGA through WUXGA and 480i through 1080i Signals
• Internal Event Scheduler with Real-Time Clock for Changing Position of
Images and Input Sources
• RS-232, RS-485 & IR Controllable
Altinex
592 Apollo Street
Brea, CA 92821
(714) 990-2300
www.altinex.com
Aurora Multimedia Corp.
205 Commercial Court
Morganville, NJ 07751
(732) 591-5800
www.auroramultimedia.com
Aviosys
9F, n°101
Pan-Hsin Road Pan-Chiao 220
Taipei, Taiwan
(886) 2-2959-2092
www.aviosys.com
EXP-4 – Extension for 3rd Generation Cards
• Allows 3rd Generation Cards to be used with 4th Generation Plasmas
• Simple to Install
AVIOSYS
DTV - 6010, TV Tuner Card for PIONEER PDP 503MXE/433MXE
• TV System: Pan Euro Standard PAL I/B/G,SECAM L/D/K
Scan 48.25MHz ~ 863.25MHz
• Multiscreen : PIP / PAP / Ring12/ Tile 16
• Resolution: 1280*720P / 1920*1080I
• Main-Picture Scale & PIP-Blending levels of PIP display
• Flexible MAIN & PIP Aspect: 16:9 Expand, 4:3 Expand
• Flexible Display Format : 16:9 Panoramic / 16:9 Expand/ 4:3 Pillar Box
• Motion adaptive de-interlacing or inverse 3:2/2:2 pull-down de-interlacing
• Arbitrary shrink/zoom scaling on both MAIN and PIP
AVOCENT
Avocent Wireless VGA Card for ES Compatible Pioneer Display
• High performance wireless connection between computer and display
• True Plug-and-Play setup
• No software drivers required
• Computer and A/V selectable
• Excellent long range quality
• VGA to XGA Resolution
• 802.11a Standards-Based Design
• AES encryption for secure connectivity
EXTRON ELECTRONICS
IPL M PDP-ES – IP Link™ Interface Module for
ES Compatible Pioneer Plasma Display Panels
• Compact Ethernet control card enables IP based remote control,
proactive monitoring, and troubleshooting for the plasma display
• Bi-directional serial port can be configured to pass through serial
commands from a control system
• Global Viewer Web-based application provides a range of A/V asset
management functions including scheduled events such as power on/off,
proactive maintenance alerts, remote technical support, and theft alerts via e-mail
• Integral Web server with 1.25 MB of • ash memory for storing the Global
Viewer management application and any user customized web pages
• Multiple levels of security with password protection: User access level
authorizes limited entry to only pre-designated functions, while administrator
access level permits full access to advanced settings
• Intuitive configuration utility Global Viewer Configurator, a supplied Windows¨
based configuration utility, makes product setup simple and easy
MAGENTA
High-resolution Video Distribution over CAT-5/UTP – MultiView™ Compatible
integrated analog CAT-5 receiver designed exclusively for use in ES Compatible
Pioneer Plasma Displays
• Signal transmission over CAT-5/UTP greatly reduces costs
• Integrated electronics for the cleanest possible installations
• Three distance tiers to 1500’ (457m)
• Single adjustment at receiver optimizes resolution
• Optional skew compensation syncs colors at longer distances
PIO-LAN – Network and Serial Control Card
• WEB Server Control of basic plasma functions
• 10/100 LAN Port
• RS-232 with Adjustable Baud Rate
• Basic Event Scheduler with Built-in Real Time Clock
• Supports Telnet
• Diagnostics & Password Security
Adtec Digital, Inc.
2231 Corporate Square Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32216-1921
(904) 720-2003
www.adtecinc.com
HPC-500 – Universal Hospitality Control Interface
• Hospitality/Lodging network interface
• Analog cable compatible TV tuner with closed captioning
• S-Video, composite video with stereo audio
• Bitmap image on startup
• RS-232, IR Controllable
Avocent
Corporate Headquarters
4991 Corporate Drive
Huntsville, AL 35805
(256) 430-4030
www.avocent.com/wireless
Extron Electronics
Extron Sales Support
1230 South Lewis Street
Anaheim, CA 92805
(800) 633-9876
www.extron.com
Pioneer Europe NV
Multimedia Division
Pioneer House , Hollybush Hill
Stoke Poges, Slough
SL2 4QP, United Kingdom
+44 (0)1753 789789
www.pioneer-plasma.com
Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.
2265 East 220th Street
Magenta
934 Federal Road
Brookfield, CT 06804
(203) 740-0592
www.magenta-research.com
Long Beach, CA 90810
800-746-6337
www.pioneerindustrialav.com
CONTACTS EXPANSION SOLUTIONS
ADTEC DIGITAL, INC.
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