AV, Multimedia, and Digital Signage Design and

AV, Multimedia, and Digital Signage Design and
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AV, Multimedia, and Digital Signage
Design and Sourcing Guide
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Solutions
Signal Distribution
Video Walls
Digital Signage Systems
Scalers and Converters
Extenders and Splitters
Switches
AV-over-IP Extension
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Product solutions inside this guide
AV Distribution Tutorials __________ 2 – 15
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Manytechnologiescomprise
Video Formats ___________________ 2 – 3
thedigitalsignageproduct
Distribution Methods ____________ 4 – 5
ecosystem.
Distribution Components _______ 6 – 13
Display Methods ___________________ 14
See how all these
technologies relate to one
another on pages 18 –19.
Display Configurations _____________ 15
4K Video ________________________ 90-91
AV-over-IP, Why wait? ___________ 92-93
Product Solutions_________________ 16 – 89
Introduction ___________________ 16 – 21
Digital Signage_________________ 22 – 35
Digital Video Extenders ________36 – 45
Analog Video Extenders________ 46 – 55
Baluns _________________________ 56 – 57
Video Splitters _________________58 – 61
Video Switches _________________ 62 – 70
Training and Simulation
AV/Broadcasting Studios
Video Scalers, Converters,
& Adapters ___________________71 – 79
Video Walls ____________________80 – 81
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• Graphicsstudios
Presentation Solutions _________82 – 83
• Corporatetraining
• Broadcastengineering
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Analog Video Formats
M
ostanalogformatsweredesignedprimarilyforbroadcast
TVtransmissions,sotheylimitthetransmissionbandwidth
requiredforthesignal.Thevideoistypicallyformatted
bycombiningTVsignalsintoalower-bandwidthencoded
signal.Butotheranalogformats,suchasVGA,weredesignedprimarily
forcomputergraphics,sothey’refarlessrestrictedinbandwidth
and,therefore,keepthered,green,andbluesignalsseparatetoallow
higher-resolutionpicturesthataresuitableforviewingfromshort
distances.Here’sacomparisonofthevariousformats:
Composite video
AmongtheconnectorformatsdesignedoriginallyforTV,
CompositevideoistheanalogTVsignalbeforemodulation
ontoanRFcarrier.It‘sthestandardthatconnectsmostolder
consumervideoequipment,includingVCRs,CCTVcameras,andvideo
CDplayers.
Asitsnamesuggests,Compositevideohastheluminance(blackandwhite),
chrominance(color)andsyncpulsescombinedinonesignal.When
developed,Compositevideowasdesignedtoworkwithbothcolorand
black-and-whiteTVsignals.Thisbackwardscompatibilityensuredasmooth
transitionbetweenthetwoformatsinthe1950s.Black-and-whiteTVsets
wereabletoignorethecolorcomponentwhilenewersetsseparatedit
outanddisplayeditwiththeluminanceinformation.
Althoughthisformatsolvedtheproblemofbackwardcompatibility
atthetime,bytoday’sstandards,Compositevideodoesn’tprojectavery
sharppicture.Becauseallthevideocomponentsaretransmittedtogether,
theycaninteractwitheachotherandcausepicturedefectslikedotcrawl
andcolorsmear.
S-Video
AlsooftencalledY/Cvideo,S-Videowasintroducedinthe1980s
toovercomesomeoftheshortfallsassociatedwithComposite
video.It’salessencodedvideoformat.IntheS-Videosignal,
color(C)andluminance(Y)informationaretransmittedseparatelyto
produceasharperpictureimageonthedisplaydevice.
MostvideoequipmentwithanS-Videoconnectortypicallyalsohas
aCompositeconnector.Whenconnectingdevicesthatsupportboth
interfaces,it’sbesttousetheS-Videoconnector.
Component video
NextuptheresolutionscalefromS-VideoisComponent
video(YCbCr).Itseparatesthesignaltoanevengreater
extentthanS-Video,furtherreducingthechanceof
interferenceand,asaresult,improvingpicturequality.
RCA Component
Itprovidesimageswithhigherresolutionandbettercolor
qualitythaneithertraditionalCompositevideoorS-Video.
Componentvideoseparatescolorinformationintotwocolordifference
signals:B-Y(blueminusluminance,alsocalledCborPb)andR-Y(redminus
luminance,alsocalledCrorPr).ThesealongwithY(luminance)resultina
totalofthreesignals.
YoucanfindComponentvideoonalotofDVDplayers,TV
receivers,andotherAVequipment,displayingthevideoof
DVDstotheirbestadvantage.Untilafewyearsago,many
videodevicestypicallyhadallthreesetsofconnectors,with
BNC Component
theComponentvideoformatcommunicatedviaeitherthree
BNCconnectors(typicallythecaseonhigher-end,professionalAV
equipment)orRCAconnectors(consumer-gradeelectronics).
Buttoday,youmightfindonlyaComponentconnectionalongwitha
digitalvideoconnector.Thisway,yourTVcanmakeuseofthefullrange
ofvideosignals.
VGA video
Composite,S-Video,andComponentweredesignedprimarily
asTVformats.However,whendiscussinganalogcomputer
videoformats,we’reusuallytalkingaboutvariationsofthe
VGA(VideoGraphicsArray)format.
TheVGAinterfacecarriesanalogRGBwithseparatehorizontalandvertical
syncsignalsandispresentedonanHD15connector(alsocalled15-pin
D-subminiature).WhenVGAwasintroducedbyIBM®in1987forPCvideo
display,itwasahugeimprovementovertheearlierEGADB9connector.
VGA,thebasicformat,supportsresolutionsupto640x480with
256colors.
SVGA(SuperVGA),XGA,andlaterformatscontinuedthedrivetoprovide
ever-sharperimagesandgreatercolordepth(seethechartbelow)—
oftentimes,rivalingthoseofdigital1080iand1080pdisplays.Plus,overthe
years,VESAstandardshavebroughtinteroperabilitytoamarketthatwas
becomingamixtureofoftenincompatibleSVGAgraphicscards.
Video resolutions
UHD 3840 x 2160 (4K)
Ultra High Definition
1920 x 1080 HD 1080i/1080p
1280 x 720 HD 720p
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Video Formats
Digital Video Formats
4 IfoneconnectionisDVIandtheotherisVGAHD15,
you’llneedacableoranadapterwithbothconnectors.
SDI video
SDIinterfacesarestandardizedbytheSocietyofMotionPictureand
TelevisionEngineers(SMPTE)andinclude:standard-definitionSD-SDI
(SMPTE259M)for480iand576i;“expanded”standard-definitionED-SDI
(SMPTE344M)for480pand576p;high-definitionHD-SDI(SMPTE292M)
for720pand1080i;andhigh-definition3G-SDI(SMPTE424M)for1080p
transmittedat2.970Gbps.
DVI video
TheDigitalVideoInterface(DVI)isadisplaytechnology
createdbytheDigitalDisplayWorkingGroup(DDWG).
DVI-D, Dual Link ItsdesignfollowedtheVESADFPconnectorstandard,
anditwascreatedtoaccommodatebothanaloganddigitalinterfaces
withasingleconnector.DVIisthestandarddigitalinterfaceforPCs(in
contrasttoHDMI,whichismorecommonlyfoundonHDTVs).
Theformatisbasedontransition-minimizeddifferentialsignaling(TMDS).
Single-linkDVIusesoneTMDS-165MHztransmitter,anddual-linkDVIuses
two,doublingthetransmissionpower.Asingle-linkcablecantransmita
resolutionof1920x1200vs.2560x1600foradual-linkcable.
ThetwomostcommonDVIconnectorinterfacesare:
DVI-D:Thisdigital-onlyinterfaceprovidesahigh-qualityimageandfast
transferrates.Iteliminatesanalogconversionandimprovesthedisplay.
Oftenusedtolinkasourceandadisplay,itcanbeusedwhenoneor bothconnectionsareDVI-D.
DVI-I:ItintegratesbothdigitalandanalogRGBsupport,anditcan
transmitdigital-to-digitaloranalog-to-analogsignals.DVI-Icanbeused
withadapterstoenableanalogconnectivitytoaVGAorDVI-Idisplayor
digitalconnectivitytoaDVI-Ddisplay.Youcanachievethebestpicture
qualitybyusingadigitalDVIdisplaywithaDVI-Dvideosource.
HDMI video
4 Totransmitembeddedaudio(withouttheneedfora
separateaudiorun),useHDMIorDisplayPortdevices.
Buyer’s Tips
Theserialdigitalinterfaceisaformatmostcommonlyfound
inhigh-endbroadcastingapplications.AlthoughSDItransmits
uncompressed,unencrypteddigitalvideosignals,ittypically
dependson75-ohmBNCcoaxcablefortransmission—thesamecabling
traditionallyusedforanalogvideocommunications.
4 ADVI-to-HDMIadaptercanbeusedwithoutaloss
ofvideoquality.
4 EvenwithanHDMIcablepluggedintoaBlu-ray
player,devicesinthedistributionchainmustbe
HDCPcompatibletodisplaythevideocontent.
4 Ifyourequireconnectionsinhigh-vibrationareas,
deviceswithDisplayPortconnectorsareagoodchoice.
4 NewerDisplayPort++sourcesareabletooutputDVI
orHDMIsignalsusingasimpleadapter.This,however,
doesn’tworktheotherwayaround.
4 For advanceddisplaytechnologiessuchas4K,3D,
andDeepColor,aswellasoutputtingvideoon
WQXGAcinemamonitors,useHigh-SpeedHDMI
cableforconnections.
transmissioncapabilities.Version1.3increasedthebandwidthto10.2Gbps
andaddedsupportforupto16-bitDeepColor.Version1.4increased
maximumsupportedresolutionto4Kx2K(4096x2160at24Hz),and
addedsupportfora100-MbpsEthernetconnectionbetweentheHDMI
devices,anaudioreturnchannel,and3Dsupport.
HDMI2.0,whichisbackwardcompatiblewithearlierversionsofthe
HDMIspecifications,increasesbandwidthupto18Gbpsandaddsnew
functionality,includingresolutionsupto4K 50–60Hz.HDMI2.0supports
simultaneousdeliveryofdualvideostreamstomultipleusersonthesame
screen,aswellasmulti-streamaudiotomultipleusers.
DisplayPort video
DesignedbytheVideoElectronicsStandardsAssociation
(VESA),itcompetesdirectlywithHDMI.UnlikeHDMI,
however,DisplayPortisanopenstandardwithnoroyalties.
TheHigh-DefinitionMultimediaInterface(HDMI®)
combinesuncompressedHDvideo,multichannelaudio,
andintelligentformat/commanddatainasinglecablewithaverycompact
connector.
Thisdigitalinterfaceisusedprimarilybetweenacomputerandamonitor
oranHDTVandisbuiltintomanycomputerchipsetsproducedtoday.
It’sincrediblyversatile,withthecapabilitytodeliverdigitalvideo,audio,
bidirectionalcommunications,andaccessorypoweroverasingleconnector.
HDMIcancarryvideoatresolutionsupto4Kx2K(4096x2160).Itprovides
superiorHDTVvideoandaudioclarityandhasenoughbandwidth(upto18
Gigabits)tospareforfutureapplications.Plus,it’sbackwardcompatiblewith
DVI(whichsimplyignoresextraHDMIdata).
DisplayPortv1.1supportsamaximumof10.8Gbpsovera2mcable;
v1.2supportsupto21.6Gbps.DisplayPortv1.2alsoenablesyou
todaisychainuptofourmonitorswithonlyasingleoutputcable.Plus,
itoffersthefuturepromiseofDisplayPorthubsthatwouldoperatemuch
likeaUSBhub.DisplayPortv1.3willallowuncompressed5Kvideo.Itsupports
32.4Gbps(25.92Gbpsnet)withabandwidthof8.1Gbpsperchannel.Only
twochannelsarerequiredtoconnectone4Kdisplayat60Hz.Theremaining
channelscanbeusedfordatalikeSuperSpeedUSBorThunderbolt.Under
optimumpreconditionsitwillbealsopossibletoconnecttwo4Kdisplayswith
UHDresolutionstoasingleDisplayPort.
Cablesupto15metrescanbeusedforlowerresolutions.
HDMIalsosupportsmultipleaudioformatsfromstandardstereotomultichannelsurroundsound.Forvideodistributionapplications,HDMIprovides
two-waycommunicationsbetweenthesourceandthedigitalTV,enabling
simple,remote,point-and-clickconfigurations.
HDMIalsosupportsHigh-bandwidthDigitalContentProtection(HDCP),
whichpreventsthecopyingofcontenttransmittedoverHDMIcable.Ifyou
haveadevicebetweenthesourceandthedisplaythatsupportsHDMIbut
notHDCP,yourtransmissionwon’twork,evenoveranHDMIcable.
HDMIofferssignificantbenefitsoverolderanalogAVconnections.It’s
backwardcompatiblewithDVIequipment.ADVI-to-HDMIadaptercanbe
usedwithoutalossofvideoquality.
ThestandardDisplayPortconnectorisverycompactandfeatureslatches
thatdon’taddtotheconnector’ssize.ADisplayPortconnectoriseasily
lockablewithapinch-downlockinghood.Becauseitlocksintoplace,
accidentaldisconnectionsarelesslikely—aquiteusefulfeatureforany
videodistributionapplicationwherethere’sdigitalsignageinpublicareas.
TheHDMIstandardwasintroducedinDecember2002.Sincethen,
therehavebeenanumberofversionswithincreasingbandwidthand/or
DP++compatiblesourcesareabletooutputTMDSsignals(HDMIorDVI
video)viaacompatibleDisplayPorttoHDMIorDVIadapter.
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Cable-Based Distribution
In-line based/Repeaters
In-lineextenders,installedatsomepointwithinalink,extendsignalsover
nativecablingwithnosignalconversionoccurring.Theseamplificationor
repeatertypesofdevicesaredesignedtoequalizeandamplifythesignalto
gogreaterdistances.Somesupportdaisychainingso,bystringingtwoof
themtogether,youcansenddatadoublethedistance.
Butin-lineextenderscanonlytakethesignalsofarandtypicallyuse
DVI Cable
DVD Player
In-Line
Extender
DVI Cable
Remote
Display
amplificationthatnotonlybooststhevideosignal,butalsoboostsanynoise
onthecable.Inaddition,theydon’tsolvetheproblemofhavingtotransmit
bidirectionalserialcontrolsignalstothedisplay.
Non-networked CATx-based
Thismethodusestransmittersandreceiverstoextendconvertedsignals
overnon-networkedUTPcabling.They’reverycost-effective,enabling
muchlongerdistancesthanwhat’sordinarilypossiblewithanalogor
digitalvideocabling.
Copper-basedextensionisalsoagreatalternativetousingstandard
videoorRGBcoaxcables,whichoftencan’tbeeasilypulledthroughtight
conduitsandcanbemoredifficulttoterminate(formoreonthelimitations
ofsimplyextendingvideocabling,seebelow).
Abonus:Inmostbuildings,coppercablingisalreadyinstalledtoservice
datacommunications.There’snoneedtopullnewcablingwhenexisting
wiringcanbeusedforlong-distanceAVdistributioninstead.
traditionalcable).SomeCATx-basedextendersalsoextendserialcontrol
signalsinadditiontovideoandaudio,therefore,thecablecandeliver
boththevideoandcontrolsignalsthroughasingletransmissionmedium.
Plus,CATxextensiontechnologycontinuestoevolve.NewerHDBaseT
technologyusessophisticatedencodingandequalizationtechniquesto
deliveruncompressedDVIorHDMIvideoandaudio,100BASE-TEthernet,
power,andcontrolsignalstoaremotescreen—alloverasingleCATxcable.
HDBaseThasmadeitpossibletotransmitthevideosignalaswellasthe
peripheralsignalsuncompressedupto100m.
CATx-Based Extender Transmitter and Receiver
Anotherthingtoconsider:Coax-orVGA-cabledextensioninstallations
usuallyrequireaseparateRS-232orotherlinefortransmittingthecontrol
signalforadisplay—yetanothercabletofitintotheconduitandanother
distancelimitation(mostserialsignalscantravelonlyashortdistanceover
CATx Cable
HDMI Cable
HDMI Cable
Remote
Display
Blu-ray Player
Non-networked fibre-based
Usingfibre-basedtechnologyhasmanyadvantagesovercopper-based
distributiontechnology.Foremost,itenablesyoutodelivervideoatmuch
longerdistancesthancopperwithoutcompromisingthequalityofthe
originalvideosignal.Thismakesitanidealdistributionmethodfordigital
signage.
Plus,itsupportshighresolutionsandthesendingoflarge,bandwidthconsumingfiles,particularlyinelectronicallynoisyenvironments,such
asintransitstations.Becausefibreismadeofglass,whichisaninsulator,
noelectriccurrentcanflowthrough.ThismakesitimmunetoEMI/RFI
interference.Youcanrunfibrenexttoindustrialequipmentwithout
worry.And,comparedwithcoppercable,fibrecableislesssusceptible
totemperaturefluctuations.
Inaddition,fibredistributionisidealforapplicationswheredatasecurity
isapriority,suchasinmedical,military,andgovernmentenvironments.
That’sbecausefibrecableisextremelydifficulttotap.
Fibrecableisalsomoredurablethancoppercable,andit’sthinner.Itssize
makesiteasiertohandle,andittakesuplessspaceincablingducts.Yes,
fibreismoreexpensive,butmanyfibre-basedextendersusejustasingle
strandoffibre,foramoreeconomicaluseofyourfibrecount.
Fibre-Based DVI Extender Transmitter and Receiver
Fibre Optic Cable
Audio
Cable
DVI
Cables
Laptop
Local
Monitor
DVI
Cables
Remote
Displays
Why not just run longer cables?
AnanalogvideosignalcanberunoverlonglengthsofnativeVGAcableas
longasitsdiametreandshieldingisgoodenough.However,regardlessof
thecablequality,signalattenuationincreaseswithvideofrequencyand
cablelength.Thismeansthatafter10to15metres,theimagequalitywill
starttodegrade.Thisleadstocolorskewandsmeared-lookingtext.
TosolveforsignaldegradationinVGAvideoapplications,useanequalizer,
oranextenderthatcompensatesforsignalloss.Agoodextenderhas
separateadjustmentsforhighandlowfrequencies;HFlossisusually
greaterthanLFloss.
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4
Analogsignalstravelinasine-likewaveform;digitalDVIandHDMIsignals
travelinasquare-likewaveform.Thesignalisbrokenintoabinaryformat
wheretheaudioorvideodataisrepresentedbyaseriesof1sand0s.Like
analogsignals,digitalvideoalsosuffersfromcableloss,butaslongasthe
cableisofsufficientqualityandwithinthemaximumsupporteddistance,
thesignalsdon’tsufferblurringorcolorskew.
Sowhathappenswhenthemaximumsupportedlengthisexceeded?You
getthe“cliff”effect,wherethesignaldropsoffandyoucompletelylose
thepicture.Toovercomedistancelimitations,useextendersorrepeaters.
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Distribution Methods
IP-Based Distribution
IP-baseddistributiontechnologiesusetransmitters
andreceiverstoextendsignalsoveraTCP/IP
network(aLANorevenaWAN,forinstance).
Oftentimes,they’recalledIPstreamerswhenused
withcodecs.But,whenchoosingone,besure
you’renotlookingattheconsumer-gradedevices
forstreamingvideoinsmallofficeapplications;be
sureit’saprofessional-grademulticastingproduct.
Digital
Displays
Digital Signage
Appliance
HDMI Cables
HDMI Cable
CATx Cable
Multicast
Receivers
Multicast Transmitter
Layer 3 Switch
with IGMP
CATx Cables
IP LAN
CATx Cables
Layer 3 Switch
with IGMP
Multicast Transmitter
PC
ThesesophisticatedextendersuseCATxcabling
infrastructure,butincomparisontostandardnon-networkedCATx
“know”whichdevicesonyourIPnetworkwanttoreceivethemulticast
extenders,theymulticastdataoveranactiveEthernetnetwork.Theydothis packetandwhichdon’t.Otherwise,thetrafficmaybebroadcastedto
bypacketizingmediastreamsfordeliveryoveranIP-basednetwork,
everyenddeviceonyournetwork,slowingittoahalt.
sosourcecontentcanbedeliveredanywhereyouhaveEthernetwiring.
Multcastingisn’tlimitedtojustvideoeither.Youcanalsouseitforboth
ByleveragingexistingIPnetworkconnectionstodistributemultimedia
videoandperipheralsignalextensionandsharing(oftencalled“KVM
content,businessescanavoidrunningexpensivededicatedlinksfromaback
extension”)applications.Thesetypesofextendersfeaturekeyboard/mouse
roomtodigitalsignageinlobbiesorotherpublicareas.Plus,thevideoisalot
emulationandemulationforotherstandardHIDdevices,whileproviding
lesssusceptibletointerference,imageskew,andcompromisedresolution.
easyaccesstosingle-,dual-,orquad-headcomputers—idealfor
applicationsrequiringmultiplegraphicheadstobeswitchedsimultaneously
Compressionmakesitpossibletorunthesignaloverlongerruns—and
fromasingleworkstation.Incommandandcontrolroomsetups,for
compressiondoesnothavetomeanlow-qualityvideo.Compressionsmay
example,youcanmulticastvideoanddatatoreceiversattachedtoLCDs
belossyorlossless.TheIP-basedextensionmethodswe’rediscussinguse
invideowalls.Userscantheninteractwithcomputersbehindthescenes
visuallylosslesscompressionwithalgorithmsthatmakeitpossibletorunFull
usingseparatekeyboard,mice,anddigitaldisplays.
HDvideoovertheLANwithoutanyvisuallossinquality.
Theymayevensimulcastvideoandaudiosynchronouslysothere’sno
latency,featureQoSprioritizationandbandwidth-managementcontrols,
andhavetheabilitytousebidirectional(two-way)serialsignalstoquerya
remotedisplayto,forexample,shutitdownandpoweritonorgather
performancedata.What’smore,thesystemyouchoosemayevensupport
bidirectionalserialconnectionsforusewithinteractivetouchscreens.
Also,theymayormaynotsupportexistingnetworkingstandards.
Thisisimportantifyouneedextradistanceinyourdistributionapplication.
IftheydosupportEthernetstandards,youcanextendvideothrough
networkingswitchestogetextra-longdistances,beyondthespecified
cablingdistancesof100mpertheEthernetstandard.
BecauseIP-basedextendersarebasedonstandardizedEthernetprotocols,
youcanevenusemediaconvertersandrunseveralmilesoverfibrecabling.
Plus,theseextenderstransmitsignalsdigitallyfromendtoend,sodigital
contentisnevercompromised.
Meetingexistingstandardsalsoallowsforeasyinstallationandexpansion.
Simplypluginasmanyreceiversasyouneedforyourremotescreensand
useastandardGigabitnetworkswitchwithIGMPsnoopingtocontrol
thetraffic.IGMPisveryimportantinmulticasting.ThisstopsanIPswitch
frompassingonmulticastdataontoeveryportandpreventsperformance
degradationandwastednetworkbandwidth.SwitcheswithIGMPsupport
QUESTI
1. How far do you need to transmit your video?
Do you want to go farther than 100 metres?
2. Do you have copper (CATx or coax) wiring not in use?
3. How important is video quality? Do you intend to
transmit medical images or detailed graphics renderings?
4. Is bandwidth an issue on your network? Is your LAN
already being used for VoIP or data-intensive applications?
5. Do you want to transmit to one screen or multiple screens?
6. Will you need connectivity to serial touchscreens?
7. Is data privacy an important consideration?
8. Will you be distributing video near machinery?
9. Do your network switches support IGMP snooping?
10. Do you need peripheral support (for instance, for remote
users who require keyboard and mouse control, or for
command and control room applications)?
100%
100%
Picture quality of a digital
signal (e.g. HDMI) suddenly
drops at a certain length of
cable (cliff effect).
CableLength
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PictureQuality
PictureQuality
Picture quality of an analog
signal gradually declines over
longer lengths of cable.
NS to ask.
CableLength
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Source Devices
Digital signage publishers
Alsocalleddigitalsignageappliances,thesefunctionessentiallyasstorage
devicestoplaybackdigitalcontent,suchasMPEGorWindows®AVImedia,
Flash®animations,PowerPoint®moviefiles,andaudio.Theycanoperateon
theirown(directlyconnectedtoascreen),butareusuallyonanetworkwith
theirownIPaddress,enablingmanagementviaabrowser-basedinterface.
TheycanalsobesetuptodeliverRSSandXMLdatafeeds,andother
Web-basedcontentinrealtimetoyourdisplays.They’reusuallyWindows
orLinux®basedPCsbydesignwithspaciousdrivesandhigh-performance
processors.They’recalledpublishersbecausetheycontainthesoftware
thatenablesyoutomanagecontentdistribution,aswellascreativedesign
toolstosetupandinsertmediaintozoneswithinasignagepresentation.
Other video sources
ThesecanbeassimpleasaBlu-rayorDVDplayer,orarobustdedicatedor
sharedserverhostedcentrallyorinadistributedenvironment.
Thesedevicescanalsobeusedtobridgetheconnectionbetweenyour
digitalsignagepublisherandacontentmanagementsystem.Forinstance,
prerecordedvideoandothercontentcanoriginatefromthecontent
managementsystemoravideolibrary.Forcorporateapplications,your
AVdistributionsystemcanbeconnectedtoanOracle® database or a
CRMsystem,andinretailapplications,digitalsignagescreenscanlink
toaPoSdatabaserunningonanetworkandtrackingavailableinventory.
SourcedevicescanalsobewhateverittakestolinkanInternetorWAN
feedtoyourvideodistributionordigitalsignagesystem,includingnetwork
gatewaysorCATVorDTVset-topboxes.
Extenders
FormaximumreachandimagecontrolinyourAVdistributionorsignage
application,you’lllikelyneeddevicesthatenableyoutosendsignalsfarther
thanwhat’spossiblewhenusingvideocablingbyitself.Thesetransmitter/
receivercombosenableyoutosendDVI,VGA,orothertypesofvideo(as
wellasaudio)fromaPCorothersourcedevicestoremotescreens.
Thesedevicesinclude:
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•Equalizers,repeaters,orboosters,whichareinstalledwithinavideo
cablerun.
•Baluns,whicharedevicesthatconnectabalancedline,suchas
twisted-paircable,toanunbalancedline,suchascoaxialcable.
ManyversionsareavailableforVGAandotheranalogRGBvideo
standards,aswellasSDIandCCTVcameraconnections.
•CATx-basedextenders,whichconvertthesignalforextension
overCAT5orhigher-gradecable,enablingyoutouseinexpensive
wiringforyourlong-distanceextensions.
•Fibre-basedextenders(ortransceivers),whichconvertanddistribute
AVsignalsoverinterference-freefibrecablingatverylongdistances.
•Broadcasters,whicharelikeextendersinthattheytypicallyuseCATx
cablingtodistributevideotoremotelocations.However,theyalso
supportmultiplechannelsformultisitedistribution.
•QAMmodulators.Theseencodeandmodulatevideoinputandcreate
anHDTVchannelforlow-costvideodistributionoverexistingRF
cabling.SimplyusetheQAMtunerofanHDTVtoreceivethechannel.
•IP-basedstreamersandencoders/decoders.Thesedevicescompress
andencodesourcevideoforextendingoveraLANusinglossless
compressiontechnology.Theycanbeformultipointdistribution
(multicast)orpointtopoint(unicast).
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Distribution Components
Other Signal Distribution Components
Splitters
Advanced video and peripheral sharing systems
Fordisplayingimagesonmultiplescreens,orderasplitter.UnlikeCATx-based
broadcastersormultichannelextensionproducts,splittersdivideaPC’sVGA,
DVI,HDMI®,DisplayPort,orothertypeofsignalwithoutsacrificingquality.
Insomeapplications,switchingjustvideoandaudioisn’tenough.Youmay
alsoneedtoaccessandswitchbetweenperipheralUSBHIDdevicesand
remotelylocatedcomputerCPUsorbackrackedservers,andprovide
switchingaccesstomorethanoneemployee.
Insomecases,splittersbufferoutputanddrivesignalsextradistances
withoutanyloss,sotheyessentiallyfunctionasextenders,too.They’re
agreatchoiceforsplittingsignalsinretailapplicationswhereyouwant
tokeepsourceequipmentinasecurearea.
Plus,they’reveryeasytosetup.Inmostcases,youjustconnectthevideo
cables,powerupyoursystem,andyou’rereadytostartduplicatingimages
formultiplemonitorsordisplays.
Switches
AvailableinVGA,DVI,HDMI,andotherversions,theseenableyouto
switchvideofromPCswithmultiplevideooutputstoacommondisplay.
Youcandothismanuallyorsetituptoswitchautomaticallybasedoninput
detection.ManyswitchesalsocomewithIRremotecontrolunitssoyoucan
switchsourcesawayfromtheunititself.MostalsoincludeanRS-232port
forconnectingtoaserialconsole.
Matrixversionsareavailableforshowingvideoimagesfromseparatesources
onmultipledisplays,eliminatingtheneedtoconstantlyswapcablesbetween
inputsandoutputs.
Forinstance,ifyouroperationhasfourPCsandyouwanttodisplaythe
videoononemonitortotheotherthreemonitors,amatrixvideoswitch
iswhatyouneedtohandlethejob.Inmanycases,theycanbelinkedto
aCrestron,AMX,orsimilarsystem.
Anysourceinputcanberoutedtoanydisplayoutput,andtheirmatrix
functionalitymakesthemidealforcommandandcontrolroomswhereone
hastofrequentlyswitchvideofrommultiplesourcestomultiplescreens.
Theyarealsogreatforvideobroadcasting,corporatetheater,conference
rooms,andtrainingapplications.Foreasyrecall,mostmatrixswitchesstore
anumberofpresetroutingpatterns.
AndbecausemanynewerHDMIswitchesareHDCPcompliant,theycanbe
connectedtoBlu-rayplayersorotherprotected-contentsources,afunction
thatenableseasyintegrationintovideoproductionenvironments.
What about wireless distribution components?
Itistakingtheindustrylongertooffercompletelyreliablesolutionsfor
distributinghigh-qualityvideowirelessly.Partoftheproblemistheinability
toconsistentlytransmitfull-motionvideoinrealtimeoveranactivewireless
connection.Becausethetechnologyofteninvolvesmulticastingvideo,audio,
andperipheralsignals,therearelatencyissuesathigherresolutions.Error
propagationandlatencycanmaketransmittalunreliableifthereisinsufficient
or shared bandwidth.
Intheseapplications,amodularvideoandperipheralmatrixswitching
systemcanprovideyouwiththeflexibilityyourequire.Thesemodular
crosspointswitchingsystemsenableyoutoswitchbetweenPCCPUsin
applicationswhereHDvideoiseverything.They’redesignedtointerface
withandenablenon-blockingmatrixswitchingofdigitalvideo,USB-HID,
USB2.0,RS-232,andaudioports.
What’smore,theyenableyoutousetheexistingcablinginfrastructure
forconnectivitybetweenaconsole/CPUandaswitchwithoutamedia
converterorthird-partyswitchingdevice.
Inadditiontomatrixswitching,theymayevenprovidehigh-performance
routingofHDvideo,audio,anddataforcompletesignaldistribution.Inthis
instance,theyworkasextensiondevices,andlikeourIP-basedextenders,
theyusemulticastingtodistributesignalsoveranetwork.
Ifyoudon‘tneedsuchadvancedswitchingandextensioncapabilities,but
justwanteasymonitoringandswitchingofvideofrommultiplecomputer
heads,aKVMtypeofsharing/switchingdevicemaybeallyouneed.These
giveyoutheabilitytocontrolmultipleCPUsorserversfromonekeyboard
andmouseplustheabilitytodisplaythevideofromthosemultipleservers
orserversononemonitor—allatthesametime,andinrealtime.
Inadditiontocommandandcontrolrooms,KVMswitchesareidealfor
workstationsinfinancial,banking,engineering,graphics,andhealthcare.
QUESTI
NS to ask.
1. Where do you intend to store most of your video
content (on a backracked server, on a workstation PC,
at a remote office, on an FTP site)?
2. Do you intend to distribute video from a number of
different sources (including Blu-ray or DVD players)?
3. Will you need to integrate a sales CRM system or
other database into your AV distribution system?
4. Do you intend to use RSS feeds or other external
Web content on digital signage?
5. When outputting video from a single source to
multiple displays, do you require extended distance?
Yes,itcanbedone,butbandwidthisstillalimitation.FullHDvideo
requiresahugeamountofbandwidth,limitingdistance.Eventhebest
solutionsonthemarkettodayarelimitedtomaximumdistancesofabout30
metres,andhavingtogothroughwallsreducesdistancesfurther.
6. Will you be transmitting in video areas with
interference or vibration?
Alsocomplicatingmatters:Thewirelessvideosolutionshavetoshare
thespectrumwithotherwirelessservices,includingregularWi-Fi.Thismay
affectthereliabilityofthewirelessvideosystemaswellastheWi-Finetwork,
sosomeplanningandcarefuldesignisrecommended.
8. Will you need to distribute signals from more than
one source to a display?
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7. Do you have CATV or other RF coax wiring available?
9. Will many users, including those in remote offices,
require workstation access to multiple computers for
routing video to multiple screens?
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Essential components
for converting and
upconverting video.
Conversion and Scaling
EDID Ghosts or Emulators
Scalers
Ghostscanbehandytoolstosolveproblemswithcertaincombinationsof
videosources,distributionequipment,anddisplays.DisplayDataChannel
ExtendedDisplayIdentificationData(DDCEDID)isthedatathattellsyour
computer’sgraphicscardwhatcharacteristicsyourmonitor/displayhas,such
asresolution,colordepth,digitalpixelmapping,andmore.Themonitor
automaticallysendstheDDCEDIDstraightthroughtothecomputer.But,
sometimes,whenyouputadevice,suchasaKVMswitch,betweenyour
monitorandcomputer,thedataisnotpassedthrough.Theresultcanbe
blankscreens,bootproblems,aswellasresolutionorcolorissues.
Ascalerisadevicethatsamplesaninputsignalandscalesitupordown
toaresolutionandtimingsuitableforthedisplay.Ascalermayoptionally
alsoconvertthesignaltoadifferentformat.Ascalerthatdownscales
videoissometimescalledascanconverter.
Inthesecases,useaghost.Aghostwillstorethedatafromthedisplay
and pass it on to the graphics card.
Scalersthatsupportswitchingtakethisconceptfurther,enablingyou
toelectronicallyswitchvideoinputsandlettingtheboxautomatically
makethenecessaryadjustments.
Scalersareparticularlyusefulwhenyouwanttoconnectdifferentanalog
anddigitalequipmentforoutputonacommondisplay,suchasina
presentationenvironmentwhereyoudon’twanttofiddlewithcontrols
togetthepictureright.Allyoudoissettheoutputresolutiontomatch
thenativeresolutionoftheconnecteddisplay.
External
Serial Server
RS-232
Cable
DVI
Ghost
PC
DVI
HDMI Switching
Scaler Supporting
Multiple Formats
VGA Monitor
Component
Video In
HDMI
Out
VGA In
Set-Top Box
Converters
Videoconverters,attheirmostbasic,convertandreformatsignalsfrom
onevideointerfacetoanothertypeofvideointerface,suchasonesthat
enableyoutodisplayVGAcomputervideoonanNTSCorPALTV.Basic
videoconvertersareneitherscalersnorscanconverters.Thismeansthat
theresolutionofthevideosignalatoutputisthesameastheinputsignal,
whichcanbeaproblemifyou’retryingtosendPCvideotoanHDMIenableddisplay.Therefore,ifyousetyourPCataresolutionof1024x768
(XGA),yourdisplaymaynotshowtheHDMIimage.Inthiscase,youhave
tosetyourPC’sresolutiontoeither640x480at60Hz(VGAinterpreted
as480p),800x600at50Hz(SVGAinterpretedas576p),1280x720
at60Hz(WXGAinterpretedas720p),or1920x1080(1080p).
Composite
Video Out
S-Video Out
LCD Screen
VGA Out
PC to Video Converter
DVD Player
HDMI Display
Laptop PC
Usually,thescalinginvolves“upconverting”thesignal.Thisisaprocess
wherethenumberofdisplaypixelsismappedandadjustedtoaccurately
matchtheresolutionofthenewerdisplay.Deinterlacingtechnologywith
advancedmotioncompensationintelligentlyscalesthesourcesignaltothe
desiredresolutionwithvirtuallynoartifactsordistortion.Inaddition,scalers
oftenperformframerateadjustmentssotheproportionoftheimageisn’t
resizedincorrectly.
Thereareotherproductsthatscaleimagesforlargerdisplaysandenable
youtomanipulateandrotateimagesonmultiscreenvideowalls.
VGA Cable
VGA/HDTV
Scaler
VGA In
PC
S-Video In
LCD Screen
VGA
Cable
DVD Player
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Cabling
DisplayPort
DisplayPortisoneofthenewerAVinterfaces.It’sincrediblyversatile
withthecapabilitytodeliverdigitalvideo,audio,graphics,bidirectional
communications,andaccessorypoweroverasingleconnector.DisplayPort
istargetedatthecomputerworldratherthanatconsumerelectronics.Itis
usedtoconnectcomputers,monitors,projectors,etc.DisplayPortconnectors
Quick Facts
DisplayPort/HDMI
comparison.
Cablelength
arefoundonnewercomputersanddisplays;theMiniDisplayPortconnector
isalsofoundonApple®products.DisplayPortusesapacketizeddata
structureinsteadofaserialone,likeDVIandHDMI,soitisnotdirectly
backwardscompatible.ButDisplayPort++(dual-mode)isabletooutput
DVIandHDMIsignalswithanadapter.
DisplayPort 1.2
HDMI
2m;Reducedbandwidth:15m
None
21.6Gbps
18 Gbps
4
None
Yes
Proprietary
Topbandwidth
Daisychainmonitors
Lockingconnector
Backwardcompatibility
20-pin locking connector
HDMI,DVI,VGAwithadapter
DVI
Open
Licensed
PCworld
Consumerelectronics
Standard
Market
HDMI
singlecable.HDMIisthedefactostandardforconsumerelectronics.HDMI
isbackwardcompatiblewithDVI.BuyonlytestedcableswiththeHDMI
logo.Thisguaranteesthecablewillperformtospecificationespecially
becausethereisnomaximumlength
specifiedintheHDMIstandard.
Standard HDMI and
High-Speed HDMI and
Andbecauselongerlengthsrequire
Standard HDMI with Ethernet
High-Speed HDMI with Ethernet
alargercable,HDMIcablesusually
4.95Gbps
18 Gbps
have24–28AWGcopperconductors.
For4K,1080p,DeepColor,or3D
720p/1080i
1080pandbeyond
content,chooseHigh-SpeedHDMI
NOTE: The HDMI standards with Ethernet have an additional dedicated data
cables.
channel for device networking.
High-DefinitionMultimediaInterface(HDMI)wasthefirstdigitalinterface
tocombineuncompressedhigh-definitionvideo,uptoeightchannelsof
uncompresseddigitalaudio,andintelligentformatandcommanddataina
Quick Facts
HDMI
DVI
Coax
Thesehigh-speedcableshavethebandwidthnecessaryforhigh-definition
videoandareidealforlinkingdigitalsignagescreensandotherequipment.
DVI-Disadigital-onlyconnector.DVI-Isupportsbothdigitalandanalog
RGBconnections.DVI-AisusedtocarryananalogDVIsignaltoaVGA
device,suchasadisplay.DFPasanearlydigital-onlyconnector.Dual-link
cablesdoublethepowerofthetransmissionupto9.9Gbpsandsupport
QXGAresolutionsupto2048x1536at60Hz.Single-linkcablestransmit
upto4.95Gbpsat1920x1200.
Coaxcableisusedasatransmissionline
forradio-frequencysignals.ItisidealforAV
distributionandforconnectingCCTV,in-houseTVsystems,radio
transmissions,andsurveillancesystems.Coaxcablesareshieldedto
preventEMIinterference.
QUESTI
NS
to ask.
1. What type of connector does your
equipment have?
DVI-D, Single-Link
DVI-I, Single-Link
DVI-A
DVI-D, Dual LInk
DVI-I, Dual Link
DFP
Currently, the most commonly found connectors on computers,
displays, and projectors are DVI. New computer equipment
will most likely have DisplayPort and/or HDMI connectors.
Older equipment will have VGA connectors. And home
theater equipment will have HDMI connectors. Take a look
at the connector illustrations on this page to determine
what type of connector you have.
2. Can I mix equipment with different connectors?
HD15 VGA
Thesecablescancontainboth28AWGminicoax
and24AWGtinned-copperVGAconductorsto
providesupportforallcontrolleads,includingPins
9and15forDCCcompliance.Thiscabletransmits
analogvideosignals.Itdoesnotsupportaudio.
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HD15 Male—VGA
HD15 Female—VGA
Yes and no. If you need to connect a monitor with a VGA
connector to a PC with a DVI-I connector, you can, but you’ll
need an adapter or a cable with both connectors. Adapters also
exist to connect DisplayPort, DVI, HDMI, and VGA equipment.
But if you run a digital signal from a PC into, say, a switch, it
can’t be converted to analog without an active converter or
scaler. Also, to go from DisplayPort to dual-link DVI you need
active converters.
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Pulling it all together — and
Video infrastructure
MostmoderndigitalsignagesystemsoperateoverEthernet,enablingyou
tousetheinfrastructureyoualreadyhaveinplace.Generallythesesystems
consistofapublisherunitconnecteddirectlytothenetwork.Thisisusually
locatedinacentrallocationsuchasadatacenter.Ontheremoteside,a
digitalsignageplayerisconnectedtothenetworknearthevideoscreen
andislinkedtothedisplaywithanHDMIoraDVIcable.
Flush with tilt wall mounts — Place the screen against a wall or other
flatsurface,butenableyoutotiltthescreenforbetterviewing.
Articulating wall mounts —Provideswivelarticulatingarmthatenables
afullrangeofmotion.
Wheninstallingavideosignagesystem—especiallyifyou’redisplaying
streaminghigh-definitionvideo—it’simportanttohaveanEthernetnetwork
that’suptothetask.100-MbpsFastEthernetisaminimumrequirement;
1000-MbpsGigabitEthernetispreferable,especiallyifyou’realsorunning
otherhigh-bandwidthapplicationssuchasVoIP.
It’salsothatyourEthernetnetworksupportsQualityofService(QoS),which
givesstreamingvideodestinedforyourdigitalsignagesystemnetwork
priority.
Video mounts
Therearemanyoptionswhenitcomestomountingvideodisplays,enabling
youtomountascreenvirtuallyanywhereyouneedone.
Flush wall mounts —Placethescreenflatagainstawallorother
flatsurface.
Ceiling mounts —Hangsavideoscreenfromtheceiling,usuallyonan
armthatprovidesabitofspacebetweenthedisplayandtheceiling.
Video wall mounts —Videodisplaysinvideowallsrequirespecialized
mountstotilethedisplayspreciselywithoutgaps.Theseareoftenspecific
toeachkindofdisplay.
Dual mount adapters —Thesespecializedmountsenableyoutomount
twoscreenseithersidebysideorbacktoback.Aback-to-backceiling
mountcanbeespeciallyusefulfordisplayinginformationinpublicspaces
suchasairports.
Enclosures
Whenyouplacedigitalsignagewithinreachinpublicareassuchasshopping
centers,schools,hospitals,restaurants,andhotels,youneedanenclosure
toprovideprotectionfromtheft,vandalism,andcuriouschildren.Although
therearemanyvariations,theseareusuallysimplelockingenclosureswith
aclearpaneforviewingthevideodisplay.
Digital Signage Player
DVI
Cable
Digital Signage Publisher
Channel 1
Digital Signage Player
CAT5e
UTP or FTP
Cable
DVI
Cable
Channel 2
DVI
Cable
Digital Signage Player
Channel 3
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adding some finishing touches.
Therearealsosealedenclosuresdesignedtoprotectsignageoutdoors—
probablythetoughestenvironmentfordigitalsignage.Asidefromthe
obviousmoistureissues,extremeheatandcoldarethebiggestthreats
todigitalsignage.Ifsignageisexposedtodirectsunlight—forinstance,
inthedrive-throughlaneatafastfoodrestaurant—extremeheatand
condensationareaddedtothemix.Therearenowenclosuresolutions
onthemarketthataddresstheseissuestovaryingdegreesthrough
abuilt-inclimate-controlsystem.
Factoryfloorsandindustrialareasmaynothavethesamemoistureand
temperatureissuesastheoutdoors,buttheycanalsobedifficultfordigital
signagebecauseofthedustoftenassociatedwiththeseenvironments.
Fortheseareas,lookforaNEMA4-ratedenclosuretoensureprotection
againstdustandgrime.
CCTV
AfrequentvideoapplicationisinthesecurityarenawhereCCTVcameras
arecombinedwithreal-timehumanmonitoringandDVRsystemsto
providevisualsecurityforsensitiveareas.DVRsystemsdesignedforsecurity
applicationsrecordvideofromdigitaloranalogcamerasinadigitalformat
onaharddriveorinsolid-statememory.They’redesignedtooperate
maintenancefreeforweeksorevenmonths.
Power protection
OnegoodpowersurgeisallittakestodestroyanLCDscreen.Digital
signageisanexpensiveinvestmentthatmustbeprotectedfromharmful
transientpowerdisturbancessuchassurges,spikes,voltagefluctuations,
and electrical noise.
Videodisplaysaswellasthedigitalsignagesystemandnetwork
componentsshouldbeprotectedwithatleastasurgeprotectorwith
noisefiltering.
Forevenmoreprotection,anuninterruptiblepowersupply(UPS)provides
powerduringshortoutagesandcorrectsforvoltagefluctuations,whichyou
maynotnoticebutwhichcandamageelectronics.
The CAT6 Inline Surge Protector
prevents that network interface
receive surge damages coming
through the CATx link
(see SP529A at
www.black-box.de)
ManyCCTVsecuritysystemsenableyoutoremotelyviewcameraslive
ortoviewrecordingsfromanywhereonyournetworkortheInternet.
MotiondetectorsmaybeintegratedintoaCCTVsecuritysystem,
triggeringcamerastorecordonlywhenmotionisdetected.
Audio speakers
Althoughdigitalsignageisprimarilyavisualmedium,somepresentations
maybenefitfromtheadditionofsound.Althoughmostvideodisplayshave
built-inspeakers,youmaywanttoaddexternalspeakerstoimprovethe
qualityofthesound.Directionalspeakerscanfocusthesounddirectlyin
frontofthedisplaytogetyourmessageacross.
Conference room interface equipment
EME1M1-005-R2
EME1K8-005
Digital signage players
Thecomponentthatfeedsvideotothevideodisplayiscalledadigital
signageplayer.Theplayercaneitherbeapartofadigitalsignagesystem
andreceivedatafromadigitalsignagepublisher,oritcanbeafreestanding
devicewithpreviouslyrecordeddata.
Freestandingplayersareinexpensive,butmustbeupdatedindividuallyfrom
aPCorfromaUSBflashdrive.They’reagoodchoicewhentheinformation
displayedisrelativelylimitedandstatic—forinstance,amenudisplayedata
cafeteriaentrance.
Theadvantageofachoosingaplayerthat’spartofasystemratherthana
freestandingdeviceisthatmultipledigitalsignagedisplayscanbemanaged
andupdatedfromonecentrallocationandcanbeupdatedonthefly.This
enablesyouto,forinstance,putoutemergencymessages,weatherupdates,
andtrafficalerts.
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There’sawholesubclassofmultimediatoolsthataretailor-madefor
conferencerooms.
Touchscreen meeting planners — Aninteractivedisplayatthedoorto
eachconferenceroomthatenablespeopletoreservetheroomanddisplays
thetimestheroomisreserved.Manyofthesesystemsareon-line,enabling
userstologinremotelyfromtheirPCsorsmartphonestoreservetheroom.
Digital projectors —EnableyoutoimportPowerPoint® and other
presentationsdirectlyfromalaptoptoshowtoagrouponascreen.
Videoconferencing equipment —Videoconferencinghastakenoff,
savingalotoflong-distancetraveltime.Today’sconferenceroomscanbe
equippedwiththetoolsforvideoconferencing,eitheraproprietarysystem
oraPCequippedwithmicrophones,Webcams,andaverylargemonitor
thatcanbeseenclearlybyallparticipants.
Electronic white boards —Provideanelectronicsurfacefornotes
andenablesthesenotestobesavedtoacomputerforlaterreviewor
fore-mailingtomeetingattendees.
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Accessory and Remote
Control Hardware
N
etwork switches
Applicationssuchasnetworkimaging,multimediaproduction,
anddigitalsignageareverydemanding.Theygeneratehuge
datafilesthatoftenmustbetransferredbetweenstationsbased
onstricttimingrequirements.Ifsuchtrafficisnottransmittedefficiently,you
endupwithjerkyvideo,on-screengraphicsthattakeforevertoload,or
otherproblems.
TheseproblemsarisebecauseintraditionalLANs,onlyonenetwork
nodetransmitsdataatatimewhileallotherstationslisten.Thisworks
inconventional,server-basedLANswheremultiplestationssharefilesor
applicationshousedonacentralserver.Butifanetworkhashigh-bandwidth
applications,theone-station-at-a-timemodeljustdoesn’twork.
Thisiswherethevalueofaswitchcomesin.Networkswitchesprovideclear
pathsfromeachworkstation(orothersource)toitsdestinationondemand.
IfyourAVdistributionsystemusesIP-basedtechnologytomulticastvideo
contentoveraLAN,anetworkswitchisabsolutelynecessary.
Andnotjustanynetworkswitchwilldo.Multicastingistransmittingdata
fromonenetworkdevicetomultipledevices.Whenmulticastingwith
ordinaryLayer2switches,allattacheddevicesreceivethepackets,whether
theywantthemornot.BecauseamulticastheaderdoesNOThavea
destinationIPaddress,anaveragenetworkswitchwillnotknowwhat
todowithit.Sotheswitchsendsthepacketouttoeverynetworkport
onallattacheddevices.Thisextratrafficcanslowdownanetwork.
SwitcheswithIGMPsupport,however,“know”whowantstoreceivethe
multicastpacketandwhodoesn’t.Whenareceivingdevicewantstotap
intoamulticaststream,itrespondstothemulticastbroadcastwithan
IGMPrequest,theequivalentofsaying,“Iwanttoconnecttothisstream.”
Therefore,formulticasting,useroutersorswitchesthatsupporttheIGMP
protocol.Withoutthissupport,yourdeviceswillbereceivingsomany
multicastingpackets,theywillnotbeabletocommunicatewithother
devicesusingdifferentprotocols,suchasFTP.Plus,afeature-rich,IGMPsupportedswitchgivesyouthebandwidthcontrolneededtosendvideo
frommultiplesourcesoveraLAN.
Specialty KVM extenders
YourAVdistributionapplicationmayrequiremorethancomponentsthat
extend,split,andswitchvideo.Youmayalsoneedsupportforworkstation
controlsousersinremoteofficescanaccessserversorothercomputer
sourceshostedelsewhere.
Remote management/peripheral sharing components
Thesemoresophisticatedcomponentsenableyouandotheruserstoaccess
yourmediaserversfromanywhereintheworldviaanIPnetwork—oftenat
theBIOSlevel,evenwhentheoperatingsystemisdown.
TechnicallyclassifiedasKVMextenders,they’reidealforusewhereyouneed
topreciselyaccessandcontrolisolated,standaloneservers,suchasinremote
digitaldisplays.Andforadigitalsignagenetwork,allyouneedisanIP
networkintheinstallationtoeasilydelivercontentfromoneplayoutdevice
viaadigitalDVIvideolink.
Thelatestmodelssupporthigh-qualityvideo,too.Thiscanbeasinglevideo
head,ordual-orquad-headcomputers.Becausevideoistransferreddigitally,
youcancountonhighcolorandpicturefidelityatLANspeeds.
StandardCATxcablingdeliversIPtrafficupto100m,oryoucanusefibre
cabletogofarther,overkilometres,usingEthernetswitchesormedia
converters.No-losscompressionminimizesbandwidth.
What’sniceis,theseextensionandsharingdevicescanalsoextendnotjust
videoandkeyboard/mousesignals,buttheyoftenalsoprovideeasyaccess
toexternalperipherals.Inadditiontokeyboard/mouseemulation,they
supportemulationforstandardHumanInterfaceDevices(HIDs),
suchastouchscreens.
Dual-Monitor DVI Extension over IP
Forthissupport,aKVMextendercangiveyouthelevelofcontrolyouneed.
TheyenableyoutoplaceCPUsincleanerormoresecurelocationsthanyour
workspace.Plustheyextendswitchinganywherefromafewmetres(over
CATxcabling)touptoafewkilometres(oversingle-modefibre).
IP Network
Dual-Head
Transmitter
Dual-Head
Receiver
Connectthetransmitter(localunit)toaCPUorserverandhaveaKVM
console(receiverorremoteunit)withaVGAorDVImonitor,keyboard,
andmouseinanotherroomoroffice.Manyalsosupportmultiuseraccess,
makingiteasyformultipleuserstocollaborateinamultimediaworkflow.
CPU with Dual-Head
DVI-I Video, Audio,
and USB
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USB Keyboard and Mouse
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Security, Optimization,
and Troubleshooting
F
irewalls/data security equipment
Toensuredataprivacy,workwithyourITdepartmenttoimplement
protectionandsafeguardyourcontent.Thisisparticularlyimportant
ifyou’reusingyourAVdistributionsystemtosendvideoacrossa
hospitalorgovernmentnetworkandifyouhavetocomplywithHIPAA,
HITECH,PCI,orotherdata-protectionstandards.
ThismayrequireestablishingIPsecVPNtunnelsbetweensites.Newer
technologies,however,enableyoutoestablishaninstantencrypted
connectionbetweenlocationswithouttheadministrativehassleofsetting
upaseparatetunnelforeachlink.What’smore,thesetechnologiesdon’t
addlatency,whichcanbogdownyourvideoanddatacommunications.
Skew compensators
Somevideoextendersarenotdesignedtotransmitvideoacrosscablethat’s
higherthanCAT5.Infact,withtheseextenders,thehigher-gradecablemay
actuallydegradevideo.TheproblemiswiththecabletwistsofCAT5eand
CAT6cables;thewiredistancethatasignalhastotravelisdifferentforeach
pair.Thisdoesn’tnormallycauseaproblemwithdata,butifyou’resending
higher-resolutionVGAanalogvideosignalsacrosslongcables,youmaysee
colorseparationcausedbythesignalsarrivingatdifferenttimes.Ifthe
extenderyou’reusingdoesn’thavebuilt-inskewcompensation,theremedy
isadevicethatcompensatesforskew.(NOTE:ThisappliesonlytoVGA
analogsignalsandnottodigitalHDMIandDVIsignals.)
Pattern generators
Usethesetoensurevideosignal
reproductionanddisplayareupto
parinyourAVanddigitalsignage
applications.Theyenableyouto
generatetestpatternstotroubleshoot
videocalibrationissues.Pattern
generatorsareparticularlyusefulfor
testinginapplicationswhereaccurate
videoreproductionisimportant,such
ashealthcare,biotech,educational,
andindustrialsettings.
Cable testers
Inadditiontopatterngenerators,you
canensureaqualityvideoinfrastructure
bytroubleshootingsupportingcable
runs.Withoneofthesehandheld
testers,youcanspotslowcables,bad
connectors,incorrectwiring,improper
lengths,andlowsignallevelsfrom
switches,PCs,andotherhardware
inyourAVnetwork.Ifyouhavea
qualificationtester,youcanalsotest
foravailablebandwidthanddistinguish
betweennetworkandcableproblems.
5 common video errors and how to fix them.
DigitalHDMIandDVIformatsprovidesharp,crystal-clearimage
quality.However,problemscanoccur.Herearethefivemostcommon:
Problem 1:
Black screen (no picture at all).
Possible causes:
A.Badcableorcablethat’stoolong,
causingeitherthevideosignalsor
EDID/HDCPcontrolsignalsnotto
betransmittedproperly.Makesure
thatyouusequality,high-speedHDMI®cables—theydon’t
evenhavetobeexpensiveones—ortryanHDMIextender.
B.HDCPisunsupported.DoesthedisplaysupportHDCP?
DVIdisplaysusuallydon’t.
Problem 2:
“Sparkles” in the picture.
Usually caused by:HDMIcablethat’s
toolongorofinferiorgrade.The
solutionistouseavideoextender,
and/orbuyqualityHDMIcablesfrom
areputablesupplier.
Problem 3:
RGB color tint.
Usually caused by: A color encoding
issue,acommonproblemwhenusing
aDVIdisplaywithanHDMIsource.If
you’reusingasplitteroranextender
betweenyoursourceandthelink,
makesureithandlesEDID.Ifpossible,forcethesource(forinstance,
aBlu-rayplayer)tooutputHDMIvideowithRGBcolorencoding
insteadofComponent(YPbCr)videoencoding.
Problem 4:
White noise or “snow” on screen.
Usually caused by:AnHDCPissue.
Thisisactuallywhattheencrypted
videolookslike.Ithappenswhenyour
display(oranyactivecomponent,like
anextender,usedinthetransmission)
doesn’tsupportHDCP.Thedisplay,inturn,isn’tabletodecrypt
thevideostream.BesuretouseequipmentthatsupportsHDCP.
Problem 5:
Flickering or unstable image.
Can be caused by:Electromagnetic
orradiofrequencyinterference,bad
cable,orcablethat’stoolong.These
allcancauseissueswithHDCPorthe
signal,resultinginflickeringorthe
videorandomlydisappearingthenreappearingafterasecond.
Thesolution:Usecertifiedhigh-speedHDMIcablesinsteadof
standardHDMIcables,orifyouneedtogolongdistances,try
anextender.Ifyou’realreadyusinganextender,trychanging
toshieldedCAT6solid-corebulkcable.
For more troubleshooting products, go to black-box.de.
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Education | AVDistributionTutorial
Making the right
choices for signage
Other video display options
Projected
AfrontorrearLCD/DLPprojectorisacompactdevicethatprojectsanimage
onascreen.Thesedevicesarehandyfortradeshows,meetings,oranywhere
itwouldbeimpracticaltobringalongafull-sizedmonitor.
OLED
Organiclight-emittingdiode(OLED)displaysarethedisplaysofthefuture.
They’relightweight,thin,andenergy-savingbutnotyetavailableataprice
thatmakesthempracticalforgeneraluse.
Video-wall specific displays
ThesecanbeLEDvideocubesorrear-projectioncubesthataredesigned
tobestackedononeanotherforavirtuallyseamlessvideowalldisplay.
Six Things to Remember When Investing in
Digital Signage
Budget
Adigitalsignagesystemisnotaone-timepurchase.Thebudgetneedsto
includecostsbeyondtheinitialinvestment.Futurepurchaseswilllikelyinclude
softwareupgrades,newhardware,techsupport,and,possibly,training.A
companymayevenseekoutsidedesignconsultantsoccassionallytocompletely
refreshitslook.Ingeneral,abudgetthataccountsforupto24monthsis
betterthanonethatonlyconsidersthefirstoutlayofcashfordisplays.
Scalability
Choosing the correct display
Shoppingfordigitalsignagedisplaysisvastlydifferentthanshoppingfor
flat-screentelevisionsforone’shome.Whenlookingintopurchasingdisplays
fordigitalsignage,theprimarydriverneedstobequality,notcost.
Consumer-grade displays
Consumer-gradeLCDsareinexpensiveandusuallyeasilyavailable.However,
theydonotcomewithextendedwarranties,usuallyonlyhavingwarranty
periodsofafewmonthstoayear.Thescreenperformanceandbrightness
arelimitedanddonotlastlongintheschemeofthings.Consumer-grade
displaysusuallydonothaveascreensavercapabilityincasethevideosignal
islost,norisanautomaticon/offswitchfeatureavailable.
Commercial-grade displays
Incontrast,commerical-gradeLCDsaredesignedspecificallyforthe
rigorsofcommercialdigitalsignageapplicationsand,assuch,cost
more.Digitalsignageusagedifferssignificantlyfromconsumerdisplay
usage,withdisplaysneedingtobeonforlongerhours.Thehardwarein
commerical-gradedisplaysenablesmoreeffectiveoperationincommercial
environments.Heatdissipationplates,coolingfans,andotherelectronics
arecomponentsthatenablethesedisplaystobeonforlonghourswith
economicalpowerconsumption.
OtherfeaturesincommercialgradeLCDsmayincludevideo-wallprocessors,
schedulingoptions,andlockablecontrolpanels.Commercialdisplayscan
berotated,meaningtheycanbehunghorizontally(landscape)orvertically
(portrait).Thisflexibilityenablesbusinessestousedisplaysinawaythatfits
spacerequirementsanddesiredlookandfeeloftheenvironment.Thebezel
oncommericalsignagedisplaysareuniform,unlikeonconsumer-gradeTV
screens,andusuallymuchthinnerthanconsumer-gradebezels.Thisenables
creativelayoutswithmorethanonedisplay.
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Anotherfactorinsettingupdigitalsignagesystemsthatisoftenoverlooked
isscalability.Aninflexiblesystemseriouslylimitstheabilitytoadjust,add,
andchangehardwareanddisplaysinthefuture.Contentandfunctionality
ofthesignagesystemwillbeinfluxaswell.Expandingsignageconfigurations
isparforthecoursewhensettingupasignagesystem.Otherdepartmentswill
wanttodeployitoncetheyseehoweffectiveitis.Companiesgetbiggerand
changelocations,addoffices,upgradefacilities.Signageneedstobeableto
scalewiththeorganization.
Involve more than one person
Digitalsignageshouldn’tbesoftwarethatgoesontoonecomputerwith
onlyonepersonrunningtheshow.Manypeopleinanorganizationshouldbe
involvedindigitalsignagecontentandconfigurations.Licensingagreementsor
Web-basedsystemseasilyaccommodatemultipleusers,andtheeffortthatgoes
intocreatingcontentandmaintainingthesystemwon’tneedtostartatsquare
one with each personnel change.
Check with personnel before purchasing
Chancesare,digitalsignagewillhavemanyusesinanorganization.Willit
beusedformarketing,wayfinding,deployingalerts,orsomecombination
ofthosethings?Chancesaremanydepartmentswillwanttobepartofthe
decision-makingprocess:contentdesignersandmanagers;ITstaff;security
staff;evenlegalandpurchasingdepartments.Involvingstaffearlyinthe
processprovidesinsightintotheneedssignagecanmeetandmakespeople
feelinvestedintheprocess.
Don’t fall in love with the hardware
Gettingagreatpriceonflat-screentelevisionsormediaplayersisnotthe
biggestconcernwhenpurchasingadigitalsignagesystem.Contentisking,
andthusacontentmanagementsystem(CMS)isthepriorityinsignage.
People,whetheremployeesorcustomers,willbeinteractingwiththe
software.Thehardwareneedstosupportthesoftware,nottheotherway
around.
Do a network survey
Beforebuying,aqualifiedITpersonfromthepurchasingorganizationshould
doasurveyofpower,networkconnectivity,andITsecuritypoliciesforevery
locationdigitalsignagewillbeplaced.Makesuredisplayswillworkwhere
theywilllive;don’tletfirewallorcablingissuesdisruptdeployment.
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Display Options
Display Configurations
Using a video display
to your advantage.
Orientation
Mostvideodisplaysarerectangular,soyou
havetheoptionofmountingthemhorizontally
(landscape)orvertically(portrait).Althoughthe
horizontalconfigurationisfarmorecommon —
probablybecausepeopleareusedtoseeing
TVslikethis — averticalvideoscreencanmake
astrikingdisplay.Alsoinsomesituations,such
aswhenmountingadisplayonanarchitectural
column,averticaldisplayismorepractical.
Horizontal
(Landscape)
Vertical
(Portrait)
Common display configurations
Great places to deploy digital signage
Individual video screens
Endcap digital signage
Themostcommondigitalsignageapplicationisindividualvideoscreens
displayinginformation.Oftenmultiplescreensinvariouslocationsare
networkedthroughadigitalsignagesystem,sotheyallshowthesame
informationandcanbeupdatedatthesametime.
Retailstoresareideallocationsforeye-catchingdigitalsignage.Displaysin
endcapscanadvertisespecialsandhighlightnewproducts.Aninteractive
touchscreencanhelpcustomerslocateproducts,offerservingsuggestions,
showdemos,andhelpwithsizing.
Touchscreens
Transit
ThesametechnologyyouseeatATMsandinformationkioskscan
supplementyourdigitalsignagesetupwhenyouwanttogivetheviewer
theabilitytogetinformationondemand.YoucanusestandalonetouchscreensortouchbezeloverlaysthataffixtoexistingplasmaorLCDscreens
andmaketheminteractive.
Ridersonpublictransit — whethertrains,buses,ortaxis — canbeinformed
ofschedules,fares,andservicechanges.Theyappreciatehavinganews
scrollandweatherinformationtokeepthemuponthings.Thisisalsoa
perfectvenueforadvertisingaimedatthebusycommuter.
Touchscreensactivelyengagepeopleandinteractwiththem,makingthem
anidealmediumforadvertisinganddistributinginformation.
ArearLCD/DLPprojectorcanprojectmessagesandimagesonanacrylic
projectionscreeninastorewindow,providingananimatedalternativeto
astaticwindowdisplay.Orprojectmessagesas3Dimageswithalaser
hologramprojector.
Video walls
Avideowalloffour,six,nine,orevenmorevideoscreensworkingtogether
tomakeasingledisplaysavesmoneyascomparedtoasingleverylarge
screen.Theselarge,tiledvideodisplaysarefrequentlyusedinpublicareas
suchasstadiums,airports,andshoppingmalls.
Screensdesignedforuseinvideowallshavenarrowbezelstominimize
gapsbetweenactivedisplayareas.Theyusuallyhaveconnectionsto
daisychainpowerandvideosignalsbetweenscreenstosimplifycabling.
Althoughlargevideowallsrequirespecialcontrollers,smallvideowalls
canbesetupjustusingmultimonitorvideocards.
KVM-switched tiling
SomeKVMswitchesenableyoutotileimagesfromasmanyasfourvideo
camerasand/orcomputerscreensonasingledisplaywhileprovidingcontrol
overindividualwindows.Thisapplicationisoftenusedinsecurityorcontrolroomsituations.
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Store windows
Restaurants and cafeterias
Digitalsignageisidealfordisplayingmenusandtheday’sspecial,complete
withpicturessoguestsknowwhattoexpect.Theadditionofatouchscreenorderingsystemspeedsserviceandcutsdownonlaborcosts.
Museums
Museumsoftentakeadvantageofdigitalsignagetoprovidehistoryand
backgroundabouttheirexhibits.Touchscreensignageenhancesvisitors’
experiencesbyenablingthemtointeractwiththeexhibit.
Gas pumps
Interactivetouchscreensprovidepromptsthatenablecustomerstouse
theirpaymentcardandadvertisespecialsoncarwashesoroilchanges
whilecustomersfilltheirtanks.
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Introduction | Digital Signage
The next step in the process:
How to design an end-to-end system for
compelling communications and maximum results.
Content
Connectivity
•Wired
•Wireless
•Cellular
•Internet
•Media
•Advertising
•Marketing
Software
•Displays
•Mounts
•Players
•Infrastructure
T
•Deployment
•Purpose
•Environment
Digital
Signage
hisguidedevotesalotofcontenttodigitalsignage
andhowtosetupAVdistribution
insupportofdigitalsignagerollouts.
Butdigitalsignagecantrulybeanenigma.Today,
itseemstobeallaroundusinformsasdiverseas
interactiveflat-paneldisplays,signsthesizeofbuildings,
and,mostrecently,onmobiledeviceswecarryaround
withus.
Theconceptiscloudedbytheoverabundanceofterms
describingit:digitaloutofhome(DooH),captive
audiencenetworks,in-storemedia,andvideo
advertisingnetworks,tonameafewofthemore
popularreferences.
Regardlessofwhatit’scalled,there’sonesimplefact:
Digitalsignagecanbeaveryeffectiveandsurprisingly
affordablecommunicationsmediumforbusinesses
andinstitutionsofalltypesandsizes.
Butifyou’rejustgettingstartedwithadigitalsignage
project—aswellasdesigningtheAVinfrastructure
behindthescreens—youmaybeunsureofwhere
exactlytobeginandwhatallisneededtomakeit
happen.
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•Installation
•Network
•Maintenance
•Service Support
Design
•Scheduling
•Player
•Control
•Creation
Hardware
Operations
Business
•ROI,ROO
•Partnering
•Revenue
Thisisbecausetherearedisparate“parts”ofanydigital
signageproject.Thesepartscanbecomeatangled
weboftechnologiesifnotunderstoodasstandalone
elementsandthenasawholeastheywillexistin
adigitalsignagesystem.Eachelementconverges
withoneanother,andunderstandingtheinteraction
betweenthepartsismandatory.
Thediagramaboveshowsthe7KeyElementsof
DigitalSignagetohelpclarifyhoweverything’s
connected.Keepinmindthateverydigitalsignage
systemcontainsallthekeyelementsinoneformor
anotherandifanelementisignored,itcanbecome
the weak link in the chain.
Forhelpunderstandingwhatyouneedforasuccessful
digitalsignagedeployment,justgiveusacall.
Nooneisbettersuitedtobringyouthetotalsolution
thanBlackBox.We’reyourtotalprovidernomatter:
•Whereyouareinthedeploymentcycle.
•Whatyourleveloftechnicalorcreativeexpertiseis.
•Thesizeofyourbusinessororganization—and
yourbudget.
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Table of Contents
Why you should get digital signage.
How its flexibility benefits you.
Noothermediummakesitpossibletodeliver
compellingcontentattherightlocationatthe
righttimeformaximumimpact.Itworkswhether
yourgoalisto:
• Increasesalesandprofits.
• Communicateadditionalbenefits
ofaproductorservice.
• Inform,educate,notify,oralert,
andencouragecertainbehavior.
• Satisfycustomersoremployees.
• Improvebusinessprocesses.
• Oralltheabove.
Now much easier to get and manage.
Digitalsignageismoreaffordableandeasier
toimplementthaneverbefore.Rollingitoutused
tobeadauntingtask,involvingtonsofplanning
andresources,withmixedresults.Notanymore.
Businessescannow:
MediaFlyer™ Digital Signage
Withtoday’ssignagetechnologies,youcan:
• Createwelcomemessaging,menuboards,
andwayfindingscreens.
• Shareinformationfaster,including announcementsandschedules.
• Improvethecustomerin-storeexperience
andtargettheminrealtime.
• Useexistingcontenttocreatecompelling
messaging.
• IntegratelivevideoandInternetfeedslike
stockandnewstickers,soyou’renotforced
tocreateallthesignagecontentby
yourself.
• Useallsortsofmedia,includingphotos,
illustrations,storedandlivevideo,and
audiofileformats.
• Updatecontentontheflyfromany
computerwithanInternetlink.
• Benefitfromachoiceofcontentlayoutand
designtools,empoweringyoutocreate
trulyprofessional-lookingpresentations.
• Getupandrunningwithminimal
or no training.
• Easilymanageyourdigitalsignagefrom
anybrowser-basedconnection.
• Payupfrontorasyougo—whichever
suitsyourneedsandbudget.
• IntegrateitintoanexistingIT
networkwithoutreplacingequipment.
iCOMPEL™
Digital Video Extender
Analog Video Extenders
Baluns
Video Splitters
Video Switches
Video Scalers, Converters,
& Adapters
Video Wall Controllers
Presentation Solutions
Cabling
Get Best Practices for Digital Signage Content.
Contenttrulyisking,andatthestartofanydigital
signageproject,it’simportantforyoutounderstand
whatkindofcontentworksbestforaparticularvenue.
Learnmoreaboutthecontentdevelopmentprocess
byreadingourwhitepaper:Best Practices for Digital Signage
Content.
Todownloadthiswhitepaper,visit black-box.de/whitepaper
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Products | Digital Signage
HDMI
Display
Port
DVI
Display
Port
VGA
HDMI
DVI
Videoconference
System
Composite
Converters
& Scalers
SDI
Component
Coax
Cabling
Display
Accessories
VGA
Rack
Mounts
Tabletop
Enclosures
Freestanding
Wall
Ceiling
Stands
Double-
Sided
Analog
Video
Long-
Range
Wall
Outdoor
Ceiling
ShortRange
Digital
Video
Coax
Extension
16Displays
Existing
Network
Dedicated
Network
UTP/STP
Distribution
8Displays
4Displays
Analog
Video
Distribution
& Switching
2Displays
ShortRange
Electronic
Single
Input
UTP/STP
Extension
Digital
Video
Long-
Range
Multimode
Switches
Traditional
Cabling
Fibre
Extension
Manual
Splitters
Display
Port
Electronic
Matrix
VGA
16-Port
HDMI
Digital
Video
2
18
Singlemode
Analog
Video
Coax
DVI
2-Port
4-Port
8-Port
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Ecosystem
All the interacting parts:
Blu-ray or
DVD Player
Computer,
DVR,
Security
Source Products
Backracked
Where your multimedia files originate from and, in some cases,
wherethey’reoptimizedfordistributionanddisplay.
Source Accessories
Thick
Player
Digital
Signage
Player
Source
Products
Productsforconnectingandstoringsourceelectronics,aswellas
forencodingsourcesignalsforeffectivedistribution.
Distribution Products
ScreenMounted
What’sneededtoextendandroutemultimediacontentbetween
source(s)anddisplay(s)inprofessionalAVenvironments.
Display Products
Anytechnologyusedtoshowyourvideoandgraphics.Where
youraudienceinterfaceswithyourmultimedia.
Decoder/
Reader
Display Accessories
Productsforconnectingandpositioningoftheactualdisplay(s)
andforselectingandoptimizingwhat’soutputtothedisplays.
Rack
JPEG2000
VESA
H.264
Wall
Encoders
Mounts
Outdoor
Racks
Source
Accessories
Open
2-Post
Open
4-Post
Cabinet
Quiet
Commercial
Displays
Display
Products
VGA
SDI
Consumer
Displays
Converters
& Scalers
DVI
Component
Projectors
Video
Walls
Composite
HDMI
Display
Port
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Products | Digital Signage
Take your HD digital signage, kiosk, and/or
video applications where they need to go
with Black Box’s end-to-end solutions!
L
etoursignage,kiosk,andvideo
distributionexpertshelpyoufind
therighttechnologiestodeliver
pixel-perfectperformance.With
morethan400yearsofcombined
expertise,BlackBoxcanhelpyouevery
stepoftheway.
Wireless
Access Point
1
2
We’reyoursourcefordigitalsignage
platforms,andwe’retheindustry-leading
providerofeverythingbehindthescreens.
Andwemeaneverything—AVsplitters,
extenders,switches,converters,scalers,
enclosures,andmore.
Pluswehaveallthecablingand
accessoriesyouneedtointegrateyour
videosystemintoyourexistingIT
infrastructure.Notonlyarewe
knowledgeableabouttoday’slatestAV
distributiontechnologies,butweknowIT
networks,too.We’vebeenhandlingITfor
wellover30years.
What’smore,ourhugeproductselection
includesmanysolutionsforextendingHD
videooverIPnetworkswithoutanyvideo
loss.Thediagramatrightshowshowjust
someofourproductsworktogetherto
distributebothanaloganddigitalvideo.
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2
6
PC or
Media Server
3
7
4
Analog
VGA Video
Also see black-box.de for our:
• Networkswitches
• Ethernetextenders
• Wirelessnetworkingsolutions
• Mediaconverters
• Networkbackupswitches
• Accesscontrolsolutions
• Consoleandterminalservers
• ITcabinetsandracks
• KVMswitchesandextenders
• KVMtraysfortheserverroom
• Industrial-gradecommunications
solutions
•ConvergedVoIPplatforms
• Testersandtools
5
Laptop
User 1
Laptop
User 4
11
Laptop
User 2
Laptop
User 3
Wireless Video
Projection/Presentation
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End-to-End Solutions
Technologies featured in diagram:
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9
Digital HDMI Video
in Distant Harsh Area
via Fibre Link
8
1
iCOMPEL™ Publisher (ICPS-2U-PU-W)
UsetodistributeHDcontentovertheLANtoyoursignage;shownwiththeoptional
Wi-Fimoduleinstalled.
2
iCOMPEL Subscriber Players (ICPS-VE-SU-N)
ReceiveHDcontentdistributedovertheLAN.
3
MediaCento™ VX 8-Port Transmitter (AVX-VGA-TP-TX-8)
Broadcastshigh-defanalogVGAvideo(plusserialsignalsandaudio,ifnecessary)
overCATxcablingtomultiplelocations.
4
MediaCento VX Standard Receiver (AVX-VGA-TP-SRX)
ReceivesVGAvideo(plusserialsignalsandaudio)overCATxatdistancesofupto150m.
5
MediaCento VX Long-Range Receiver (AVX-VGA-TP-LRX)
ReceivesVGAvideo(plusserialsignalsandaudio)overCATxatdistancesofupto300m.
6
8 x 8 HDMI Matrix Switch (VSW-HDMI8X8-B)
RoutesHDvideofromuptoeightHDMIsourcestoasmanyaseightHDMIdevices—
withanyinputdirectedtoanyoutput.
7
MediaCento IPX PoE Multicast Transmitter (VX-HDMI-POE-MTX)
MulticastsHDMIvideooveranIPnetworktoavirtuallyunlimitednumberofscreens,
distributingperfectdigitalvideowithnoloss.
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MediaCento IPX PoE Multicast Receiver (VX-HDMI-POE-MRX)
Diagram Format
ReceiveHDMIvideooveranIPnetworkanddisplayittotheconnectedscreens.Fastand
efficientHDcontentsharinganddistribution. Rule Size: 0.013
9
3D HDMI Fibre Extender (VX-HDMI-FO)
ExtendsHDMIvideo(andaudio)upto1.6kilometresovermultimodefibreoptic
cable(kitincludesbothatransmitterandareceiver).
10
Display Enclosures
Protectexpensivedisplaysandcircuitryindoorsandoutwithoutobscuringclarity
ofvideo(pleasecallourFreeTechSupportfortheoptions).
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Wireless HDMI Presentation System (AVX-HDMI-WI)
TurnsawiredHDMI/VGAprojectorintoawirelessoneforfast,secureaudio/video
presentations.SupportsprojectorsandLCDscreenswithHDMIorVGAinputs.
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Cabling available:
Digital HDMI Video in
Distant Area via IP Link
Speakers
HDMI
Projector
Overhead
Screen
Digital Video
DVI,HDMI®,DisplayPort:
standard or adapter
See black-box.de for:
CATx
CAT5e,CAT6,patch,bulk,
premium,orvaluepriced.
Serial
RS-232 standard or extended
distance,office,orindustrial.
Fibre Optic
Single-mode,multimode,
patch,bulk,orcuttolength.
CATx Specialty Patch
SpaceGAIN™fortightareasand
LockPORT™forsecureplug-ins.
Audio
DeluxeRCAand3.5-mm
stereo and speaker wire.
Plus:
•Customcables
•Hard-to-findcables
•Connectorsandadapters
•Wallplatesandjacks
•Andmanyother
cabling accessories.
Coax
Bulk,standard,andcustoms
forCATVandbasebandruns.
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Analog Video
VGAandComponentcable
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Products | Digital Signage
What to consider when planning
your digital signage application
and evaluating the different
platforms.
O
ur end user-focused, consultative approach.
AtBlackBox,we’reexperiencedatputtingusersintouch
withadigitalsignagesolutionthatfitstheirneeds.Wedon’t
provideone-size-fits-allproducts;weprovidesystemsfor
yourexactneeds—nothingmore,nothingless.
Tobesureyou’rematchedtotherightplatform,wehighlyrecommend
speakingwithusbyphone.Butbeforeyoucall,weadviseyoutotryto
answerasmanyquestionsaspossiblebelow,checkoffwhatfeatures
youthinkyoumightneed,andtakealookatthechartonthefacing
page.Thechartprovidesaquickcomparisonofeachplatform’smode
ofdeliveryandfeatures(formoredetailedplatformdescriptions,see
thesubsequentpagesinthisguide).
At right: A matrix of four screens
showing a single image. Not all
platforms support this. You may
need additional equipment if your
displays do not support the tiling
function natively. For details,
contact our FREE 24/7 Tech
Support at 0811-5541 112.
11 quick-start questions to answer:
1. Howmanyscreensdoyouintendtohave?
2. Willthescreenshavethesameordifferentcontent?
3. Howmanylocations,andwhatarethedistancestotheselocations?
4. Whoistheaudiencewhowillbeviewingthesignage?
Customers, employees, visitors, or all of these groups?
5. Whatinformationdoyouwanttocommunicate?
Advertising, current information (news, weather, internal data),
personalized messages (“Welcome, Mr. Smith”), instructions
(directions, schedules)?
7. Whatexistingmediaassetsdoyouwanttoredeploy?
Web information, system data (inventory or production numbers),
existing ads (video, print, Web formats), and/or live TV feeds?
8. Wheredoesinformationcomefrom,andfromhowmanycontributors?
Do multiple people/departments need to submit information, and
if so, where are they located? Who is the “owner” of information?
Are third-party suppliers involved (for instance, an ad agency)?
9. Howoftenwillthisinformationbeupdated?
Constant updates (system status, live messages, etc.) or periodic updates
(for instance, video files with low refresh cycles)?
10.Whattypesofdisplayswillberequired?
What sizes, resolutions, and screen orientations?
11.Howwillthemonitorsanddigitalsignageplayersbemounted?
On the ceiling, wall, or floor, or in a rack?
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4 Want to streamIPTVcontentthroughplayers?
Buyer’s Checklist
6. Whatisthepurposeofthisinstallation?
Selling a product or service, informing an audience (wayfinding),
entertaining the viewer (i.e. those waiting in line), reinforcing
a theme?
4 DoyouwantaliveTVfeed?
4 Needtofastforwardortogglebetween
presentationsandcontrolvolumeatthescreen?
4 Needtostreamcontenttoasubscriberwirelessly?
4 Doyouneedyoursignagetohaveinteractivetouch?
4 DoyouneedtocapturepureHDvideocontent?
4 Wanttousetheapplianceasamediaserver?
4 Needtosupportmanyplayersinmanytimezones?
4 Willyoubeusingmostlysocialmediaforcontent?
4 Willyouneedtorenderprofessional-qualityFlash?
4 Becauseofsecurityorspaceissues,doyourequire
theplayertobeinstalledinthedisplayitself?
4 Wanttotileimagesacrossseveralscreens?
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What to Consider When Planning
Comparethefeaturesandcapabilitiesofourdigitalsignageplatforms(aswellascompetinglike-pricedplatforms).
Features & Capabilities
Delivery
modes
Multiple-roleplatform(publishers/players/subscribers)
—
—
iCOMPEL™
•
AdministrationthroughastandardWebbrowser
•
•
Highlevelofsecurity/VPSnetworkmanageable
—
•
•
•
Scalable,Web-hostedmanagementplatform(Website/subscribers)
•
•
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—
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•
Metataggingavailableforplayers
•
•
Detailedper-account/per-usersecurityandsettings
•
•
Multiplesimultaneoustextrollsandcrawls
•
•
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Supportszonesfordatafeedintegration
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Supportformultiplezonesonascreen
Platform’s Multilayeringandoverlapping(z-index)ofanyorallzones
player
Layeringofzoneswithtransparencyandalphablending
features
and
capabilities Independentaudiozonewithaudiolevelcontrol
Audiolevelcontrollablebyplayer
Multiplayercontentsynchronization
Importedorcustomfonts
Includesprofessionallydesignedlayouttemplates
Supportsright-to-lefttext(forcertainlanguage-scrollingrequirements)
Drag-and-dropcontrolofimagesandgraphicalelements
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Draganddropfromabrowserinterface
transfer
capabilities CanuseFTPformultiplefileupload
Canbeuploadedbyalocaluserattheremoteplayer(“ad-hoc”)
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capabilities
DigitalHDvideocaptureoption
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Supportforgeneral-purposeinput/output(GPIO)viaserialtriggermechanism
control and
TouchscreencapabilityforUSBHIDtouchdevices
support
Drag-and-dropplaylistcreation
Scheduling Multiplelayouts,playlists,andschedulescanbedefined
capabilities Scheduletheturningon/offofdisplays
Globaltimezonesupportforplayoutatcorrectlocaltimes
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MediaFlyer EXPRESS Hosted Digital Signage
The affordable, easy-to-use digital signage system that leverages your
• PowerfulsystemforcompanieswithlimitedITdepartmentsandcreativeresources.
• Fourstepstosuccess:Connectandpoweryourplayer(s);createandlogin
toyouraccount;registeryourplayer(s);andaddcontent.
• Design,schedule,assign,andsharecontentfromanywhereviatheWeb.
• Choosefrompredefinedscreenlayoutsormakeyourown.
• Scheduleplayliststoshowcontentatspecfictimesviaacalendar
or use our powerful mashup engine to automate scheduling.
• Easytoscalefromonesitetomanysitesandoneusertomanyusers.
• Drag-and-dropschedulingforinstantcontentupdates.
• TryitforFREEatmediaflyer.blackbox.com.
•Standard Warranty — 1 Year
• Extended Warranty — Add 1 or 2 Years
MediaFlyer EXPRESS architecture
Display
MONDAY
Web-based
MediaFlyer service
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VGA or HDMI cable
MediaFlyer EXPRESS Player
Admin laptop,
tablet, desktop,
or smartphone
VGA or HDMI cable
Display
The subscription-based signage solution.
MediaFlyer™EXPRESSprovidesample
functionalityandsatisfiesarangeofneeds,
whetheryoujustwanttoshowslideshows
andTwitterfeedsononescreenorifyouneed
tosupportmultipleplayersatmultiplesites.
Thissimple-to-implementdigitalsignage
platformturnsanyuser—theaverageoffice
manager,businessowner,orasystem
integrator—intoamultimediapro.
Loadedwithfeatures,MediaFlyerEXPRESS
enablesyoutoplaymanykindsofcontent,
manageitfromanetwork,andautomatecontent
playingfor24/7viewerengagement.
It’sidealforbusinesslobbies,doctors’offices,
bars,restaurants,retailstores,schools,and
virtuallyanylocationwithInternetaccess.
And,unlikeothersubscriptionservices,
MediaFlyerEXPRESSkeepsitsplayer(s)
continuouslyconnectedtoitsWeb-basedservice,
socontentupdatesoccuralmostinstantly.
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Youcanquicklycorrectanyerrorsorputupa
specialpromototakeadvantageofanimmediate
opportunity.
Your content displayed in 20 minutes!
MediaFlyerEXPRESSgivesyouallthefeatures
andfunctionsyouneedtosetupyoursignage.All
youneedisthescreen.ItcombinesahostedWeb
service,player,andallthecablesyouneedwith
adrag-and-dropinterface,soeverythingfalls
intoplace.Inlittletime,you’llhaveadisplaythat
attractscustomerattention.
Storeandplaymanytypesofcontent:Flash®
files,PowerPoint®slideshows,livetext,RSSnews
feeds,oranymixtureoftheseinalayoutofyour
design.Thesystemusesaplaylist,justlikeany
otherdigitalsignageplayer,andtheplaylistloops
backtothebeginningwhenit’sdone.Don’twant
tobebotheredwithplaylists?Thenjustsetit
uptorun“mashups,”withthesystemrandomly
displayingamixofmediaonthescreen.
Media formats supported:
• MPEG4(.mp4,
.m4v,or.mpg)
• Calendarformats
• Twitter® Wall
• QuickTime®
(H.264.mov)
• TwitterTimeline
• Windows® Media
(.wmv)
• Flashwidgets
• Ogg(.ogg)
• GIF,TIFF,JPEG,
BMP,andPNG
stillimages
• PDF
• HTMLelements
• Flashclocks
• Weatherapps
• Flickr®Importer
• FlickrSearch
• TenderSupport
• Timetricdata
• Webcams
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content, Web content, and social media.
Other capabilities and features
• Newuserscanbeaddedmanually,orinvite
themviae-mail.
• Multiplepermissionlevelsenableyouto
provideuserswithaccesstoonlythetools
theyneed.Theuserinterfaceadapts
automaticallyforagreatuserexperience.
• Assigncontenttooneplayerormanyplayers
usingdraganddrop.
• BrowserinterfacesupportsJava,PHP,ASP,
CSS3,andHTML5.
• Compact,VESA-mountableplayersupports
Gigabitspeedsandwirelessconnectivity.
• Playeridentifiesandadjuststoyourdisplay’s
preferredresolution.
• PlaysFlash®,PowerPoint®,MPEG4(.mp4,
.m4v,or.mpg),QuickTime®(H.264.mov),
Windows®Media(.wmv),Ogg(.ogg),and
RSSfeeds.
• DisplaysGIF,TIFF,JPEG,BMP,andPNGstill
images;PDF,HTML,andcalendarformats.
• Socialmediaintegration(seefacing page
forallthevariousmediasupported).
• Cachescontentlocallyontheplayerfor
optimalperformance.
• Diagnosticscreenforeasytroubleshooting.
• Supportsportraitorlandscapedisplay
orientation.
Screen shots: Drag-and-drop “Layout Editor”
(left); “Select Source Type” content editor (right).
Getting started: It’s easy as 1–2–3.
Step 1:Connectyourplayer(s)toadisplay,
theInternet,andpower.Theplayerregistration
informationappearsrightonthedisplay.Then
createorlogintoyourmediaflyer.blackbox.com
accountandaddyourplayersandsubscriptions.
Step 2:Uploadcontentusingdrag-and-drop.
Youcanuploadfilesoneoftwoways:byclicking
on+Addbuttonandbrowsingtoyourfilesor
bydragginganddroppingthefilesfromyour
machinedirectlytotheportal’spage(Google
Chrome®andFirefox®usersonly).Theuploader
showsyouathumbnailofthefileanditssize
andgivesyoutheopportunitytorenameit.
Step 3:Assigncontenttoaplayeroragroup
ofplayersusingdraganddrop.Theprocessfor
gettingcontenttoanywhereintheworldnormally
onlytakesafewseconds.Youcancontrolthe
contentbeingshownonanydisplayanywherein
yourorganizationindividually,oryoucansetany
numberofyourdisplaystoshowidenticalcontent.
Savetimebyusingoneofthepreloaded,
predefinedlayouts,oryoucancreateyourown
usingtheintuitivelayouttool.Itenablesyouto
divideadisplayintotwoormoreareasandcreate
atickerortextcrawlinazoneatthebottom.Add
asmanyzonesasyoulike,movethemaround,
makethemlargerorwider.
Forcontentplacement,youcanexpandor
contractanimageuntilitfitswithinthepixels
available.Oryoucanexpandandcroptheimage
Learn more at black-box.de/MediaFlyer
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tofitthescreenorscaleithorizontallyand
verticallysoitfillsthescreen.
Contentupdatesareautomaticallysentto
theplayerswithoutmakinganewscheduleor
reassigning it.
Plus,asanoption,thesystemsupports
HTTP-basedAPIprogrammingforinterfacing
with SharePoint®andotherdatasources.
MediaFlyer EXPRESS
HostedDigitalSignagePlatform
1-YearStarterKit
3-YearStarterKit
1-YearSubscriptionRenewal
3-YearSubscriptionRenewal
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Forfullfeaturesandspecs,gotoblack-box.de.
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iCOMPEL Digital Signage Platform
Set up impressive, attention-getting signage easily and affordably
• Anappliance-basedsolutionthatsetsupFAST with all
software preinstalled on the hardware.
• FREEupdatesandnoongoingsubscriptionorlicensing
fees for a lower cost of ownership and shorter ROI.
• Easytoscale.Usestandalonewithonescreenoracross
a network to supply content to multiple screens.
• ControllableviaastandardWebbrowserconnection.
• IncludesFREEprofessionallydesignedscreenlayouts.
• Enablesyoutodisplayamixofzonesshowingimages,text,
HTML, RSS and XML feeds, plus multiple videos side by side!
• VersionsforWi-Ficonnectivity,HDvideocapture,kiosks
and interactive kiosks, pluggable players for sliding into a
screen’s Intel® OPS slot, and fanless players for harsh
environments.
•Standard Warranty — 1 Year
• Extended Warranty — Add 1 or 2 Years
Front view: iCOMPEL P Series VESA Subscriber
Delivertherightmessageattherighttimeformaximumresultsusing
iCOMPEL™.It’sjustwhatyouneedtoassemble,distribute,andmanage
digitalsignagecontenteasilyininstallationsrangingfromsmalltovery
large.
iCOMPELsupportsmanyformats,soyoucancombinevideowith
scrollingtext,photos,Flash,andWebcontent.IthandlesMPEG,AVI,
QuickTime®,andPowerPoint®movies;JPEGimages;WAVandMP3
audio;HTML;andmore.
Bestofall,iCOMPELunitsworkrightoutoftheboxwithallsoftware
preinstalled.Thisway,youcangetyourdigitalsignageupandrunningfast
withouthavingtoloadanysoftwareandnavigateaseaoftechnicaland
broadcastingjargon.
Youcanthencreateoneormorescreenlayoutscontainingone
ormorezones—andevenplayvideoinmultiplezonesatthesametime.
FormaximumvideoandFlashrenderingcapabilities,besuretoorderour
PSeriesiCOMPEL.
Andsoftwareupdates,aswellastechnicalsupport,arealwaysfree.
Bygettingwhatyouneedupfront,you’renotpayingyearafteryearwith
ongoinglicensingorSaaSfees.
ToshowtextfromanRSSnewsfeed,justentertheURLofthefeedinto
theiCOMPEL.UseasimilarprocesswhenyouwanttodisplayactualWeb
pagesandXMLfeeds.
Withminimalsetuprequired,iCOMPELgivesyouaquickwayto:
•Upsell,cross-sell,merchandise,andadvertise.
•Createwelcomemessagingandwayfindingscreens.
•Shareinformationfaster,includingmeetingannouncements,
eventtimes,andup-to-the-minuteschedulechanges.
AfirewallbuiltintoiCOMPELkeepsaccesslimitedtoauthorizedusers
only,andthere’snoneedtoinstallanythird-partysoftwareorvirus
protection.Plus,itusesHTTPandHTTPSsecurityprotocols,andsupports
theLDAPapplicationprotocolandVPNcapabilitiesforsecureremoteaccess.
• Improveexperiencesforcustomers,visitors,andguests.
•Getdailyinformationtointernalstaffforimprovedprocesses.
•Buildandreinforceyourbrandorimage.
Easy to get started.
YoucaninstalliCOMPELpublishersandsubscribersonanetwork
andmanagethemviaabrowserfromanyPCorMac®onaLANorWAN.
OneiCOMPELpublishercansendmediaoverthenetworktoiCOMPEL
subscribersinanotherlocation.
Togetstarted,yousimplyconnecttheiCOMPELunittoyournetwork
andtoadisplay.Afterbootingup,theiCOMPELunitautomaticallyobtains
anIPaddressfromthenetwork.FixedIPaddressescanalsobeset.
Now,it’stimetogetcreative Beginbydragginganddroppingmedia
fromyourcomputerdesktoporafoldertotheiCOMPELmediafolderson
theappliance’sharddiskorusetheuserinterfacetobrowseforfiles.
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Six compelling reasons for iCOMPEL
• Itgivesyoutheflexibilitytocreateattention-gettingdigitalsignage
withoutalotofcreativeortechnicalknow-how.
• It’sscalablefromonetothousandsofdigitalsignagedisplays.
• It’sanaffordable,one-timeinvestmentwithnoongoingfees.
• Itkeepsdigitalsignagesimple,andit’seasyforbeginnerstomaster.
• It’seasytointegrate;itwon‘tcauseITandsecurityheadaches.
• It’sfromanindustryleaderwithFREE,24/7technicalsupportwho
cansupplyeverythingyouneedforend-to-enddigitalsignage.
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iCOMPEL
with the award-winning iCOMPEL.
iCOMPEL Content Commander (iCC)
iCOMPEL Data Engine (iDE)
iCOMPEL Deployment Manager (iDM)
• Create,distribute,manage,andeditcontentacross
the iCOMPEL platform.
• Simplifymanagement,remotelymonitorplayers,
and enable creation of local content by deploying
these iCOMPEL appliances.
• Easytoscale.Usestandalonewithonescreen
or across a network to supply content to
multiple screens.
• TheContentCommanderincludesmultiplescreen
formats to design content.
• TheDeploymentManagercutsongoingoperation
costs and helps to ensure digital signage uptime.
• WiththeDataEngine,capture,collate,andpresent
data from an external system for easy graphical
display onscreen.
•Standard Warranty — 1 Year
• Extended Warranty — Add 1 or 2 Years
Inadditiontothenetworkedsystemofpublishersandplayers/
subscribers,twootherappliancesand/orasoftwareplatformcanbe
employedwiththeiCOMPELdigitalsignagesystem.Theseadditionalparts
ofnetworkedsignagehelpusersmanageanddeploycontent,monitorand
remotelyconfigureiCOMPELappliances,andturndataintovisualelements
on a screen.
Onceconnectedtotheappliance,theseveraliCOMPELplayersare
representedintheiDM’seasy-to-manageGUIinterface.Itgivesusers
completevisibilityofthedigitalsignagenetwork.Specificplayersdisplay
aspushpinsonageographicmaporinasortable,tabularlist.Userscan
drilldowntoindividualplayerstochecktheirstatus.iCOMPELincludes
optionsforbuilt-inproof-of-playreportingsouserscantrackadvertising
andmessagingresults.
iCOMPEL Content Commander (iCC)
TheiCCbringsmultiuser,multichannelcapabilitiestoyournetworked
digitalsignagesystem.TheiCCprovidesmultiplescreenformatstodesign
content;automationofplaylistsforflexiblescheduling;anddistributes
contentwithseveralcontentchannels,simultaneouspublishing,andmore.
Thisappliancedeliversausefulbusinesstoolforcreating,distributing,
andmanagingcontentinasimpleanddependableway.TheiCCscales
seamlesslyfromsingletothousandplayernetworks.
TheiCCfeaturesamultilingualWebuserinterfacetocreatefullscreen
andmulti-zonecontentchannels.Userscanalsoproduceeasy-to-usead
hocportalsforlocalonsitecontentupdateandcontrol.
TheiCCbalancesease-of-usefornoviceswithaccesstomorepowerful
featuresforexperts.Thiscomprehensiveplatformhelpsusersachievean
organization’sgoalswhetherthosegoalsarebrandengagement,increased
revenue,industrycompliance,increasedefficiencies,awareness,cost
reduction,customersatisfaction—oranycombinationofthose.
iCOMPEL Deployment Manager (iDM)
TheiDMsimplifiescontrolofmultipleiCOMPELplayersinlargerdigital
signagedeployments.Thisappliancescalesfromafewdevicesuptoa
thousanddevices.Itenablesorganizationstomanagedigitalsignage
network(s)remotelyfromanylocation.AccessiblefromanyWebbrowser,
theiDMprovidescentralizedmanagementofandreportingformany
iCOMPELunits.
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iCOMPEL Data Engine (iDE)
TheiDEistheeasy,flexiblewaytobringlivedatatoyouriCOMPEL
signage.Thissophisticatedsoftwareadd-onenablesuserstopulldatafrom
anumberofthird-partysystemsandsourcesforoptimumintegrationwith
thecontentpublishingsystem(suchastheiCC).BlackBoxwillbeoffering
anumberofiDEconnectorpackagessotheenginecanpullfrombasic
programs(i.e.Googlecalendar),Microsoft®programs,theWeb,andeven
specialtyhospitalityprograms.
Forexample,usetheiDEtoqueryandcollectdatafromadatabaseor
otherdatasourcesfordeterminingwhattypeofcontentwillbepublished
toyoursignageatanygiventime.Publishingcanbeeitherdirectlytoyour
signageorviasubscribersoncethesubscribershavepooledandupdated
their channel content.
ByusingtheiDEintheiCOMPELapplication,organizationssignificantly
reducetheamountoftimeandresourcesneededtoupdatecontentthat’s
alwayschanging—forexample,signsthatdisplayproductorspace
availability,prices,schedules,etc.Readandprocessdatafrommany
differentlocationsfordisplayononescreenormultiplescreensinyour
digitalsignageapplicationusingtheiDE’smanybuilt-intools.
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Digital Signage: Grab their attention
Set up vibrant, real-time displays with this easy-to-use digital
It’s the ideal solution for:
• Corporate campuses
• Schools and universities
• Hotels and restaurants
• Government offices
• Healthcare
• Retail and entertainment
Features and Options for the iCOMPEL Digital Signage Solution
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Multimedia Multizone Layouts
Intuitive User Interface (Drag and Drop, Web)
• iCOMPEL™digitalsignageplayersprovideseveralzonesfor
content.Playrecordedvideo,livevideo(withHDcapture
option),RSSfeeds,data,andmore,toinform,educate,or
notifytheaudience.
• iCOMPELprovidesanumberoflayouttemplatesandmakes
signagedesignsimpleandintuitivewithitspublishingtools.
Content Scheduling
Local Content Updates
• Schedulecontenttocommunicatespecificmessagesat
specifictimes.Publisherscansendcontent,orplayers
canstorecontentandpresentitasscheduled.
• UpdatescreencontentfromanycomputerwithanInternet
connectiontoissuealertsorcustomizecontentforspecific
audiences.
Data Integration
Easy Deployment
• The iCOMPEL Data Engine (iDE) enables users to incorporate
datasourcesintoavisualpresentationontheirdigital
signage.
• iCOMPELisacompletehardwareandsoftwaresolution.
EachiCOMPELapplianceshipstoauserwithallthe
softwareinstalled.
Multiuser Access with Workflow
Live Video Capability HD Capture
• TheiCOMPELContentCommander(iCC)bringsmultiuser,
multichannelcapabilitiestonetworkeddigitalsignage.
• Wowyouraudiencebyincorporatinghigh-qualityvideo
and Flash into networked signage.
Wireless
Interactivity
• Wirelessconnectivityfornetworkedpublishersand
subscribersaswellasforstandalonekioskplayers.
Supports802.11nasanoption.
• General-purposeinput/output(GPIO),touchinteraction,
remotecontrols,motionsensors,andsoon.
Remote System Monitoring and Management
Proof-of-Play Reporting
• Subscribers and the iCOMPEL Deployment Manager (iDM)
giveusersanumberofmonitoringandmangementoptions
thatworkoverthenetwork.
• Track advertising and messaging results with built-in
proof-of-playreporting.
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iCOMPEL
signage platform!
Front view: iCOMPEL
Rear view: iCOMPEL
Low cost of ownership
• Norecurringlicensingfees.
• Freesoftwareupgrades.
•Includestraining.
• Includes24/7technicalsupport.
Easy to use
• iCOMPELisnetwork-baseddigitalsignagecontrolledviaastandard
Web browser.
• Pagelayouttemplatesanddrag-and-dropconfiguationsmakeit
simpleenoughfornon-technicalornon-creativeendusers.
• Enablesyoutosetupmultizonelayoutswitheachzoneplaying
differentmediafromitsownplaylist.
• Automatedsoftwarefunctionsimplifiesprocessofupdatingsoftware
onmanyplayers.
Easy to deploy
• Worksoutoftheboxwithallsoftwarepreinstalled.
• TheiCOMPELDeploymentManager(iDM)enablesremote
managementfromanylocation.
• UpdatescreencontentfromanyPCorMacwithanInternetconnection.
Scalable
• Usesstore-and-forwardtypeofmediadistribution,soitdoesn't
compromisenetworkbandwidthorresources.
• Gofromasingleall-in-oneplayertohundredsofscreensacrossan
enterprisenetworkwithmultipleusersandmultiplechannels.
• ThesystemiscompatiblewithahostofProAVextensionand
switchingsolutions.
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iCOMPEL Application: How It All Works Together
iCOMPEL Content Commander (iCC)
ThispublisherapplianceisgoingtobethecornerstoneofaniCOMPEL™
signagesolution.Itisamultichannel,multiuserpublisher.Themultilingual
Webuserinterfacecanbeusedtocreatefullscreenormultizonecontent
channels.Whileeasyenoughforanovicetouse,theiCCletsmore
technicallysavvyusersaccesspowerfulfeatures.Itscalesfromoneto
thousandsofplayernetworks.
Create — Thedrag-and-droplayouteditorenablesmultimedialayouts.
IncorporateRSSfeeds,socialmediaupdates,andliveTV,andreuse
Webassetsfordynamic,informationalsignage.
Schedule — Delivertherightmessagetotherightplaceattherighttime.
TheiCCmakesiteasytotargetyourspecificaudience.
Distribute —iCCprovidesformulti-usermanagementofmultiplecontent
channels.ContentdistributiontoplayerssupportsUSB,wired,WiFi,3G,
orsatelliteconnections.Manualandautomaticpublishingissupported.
Make it Local —Ingeneral,iCCcontentisregulatedfromacentral
locationorhomeoffice.However,theWeb-baseduserinterfacesmake
itsimpletomanagelocal("adhoc")messagesanddata,suchasmenus
andvenueschedules.TheiCCcontainsoptionsforsimpleuserstochoose
andplacecontentspecifictotheirlocation,suchasabranchoffice.
Forexample,sayauserdeployssignageonacollegecampuswith
severalcafeteriaoptions.Whiletheadministratormayloadonlyone
menu,heorshemayalsoincludealistofoptionalmenuitemsorfood
images.Alocalusercanchoosefromtheseoptionstopopulatethe
screen at his location.
iCOMPEL Deployment Manager (iDM)
Thisisthenetworkmanagementappliance,designedtomonitor
andremotelymanagemultipleiCOMPELdigitalsignageappliances.iDM
enablesremoteconfigurationandprovidesmonitoring,maintenance,
andmediaplayoutauditreports.
Maximize player uptime —TheiDMsupportsanextensivesuiteof
alarmscoveringmanyaspectsofplayerperformanceandbehavior.
Establishamonitoringregimetosuitusers'needs.
Minimize maintenance costs —TheiDMprovidesasecure,safe,remote
connection,whichsignificantlyreducestheneedforonsitemaintenance.
Proof-of-play reporting —TheiDMprovidessummariesofwhatmedia
hasplayedateachiCOMPELorgroupofiCOMPELs.
Reduce installation and configuration costs —TheiDMsimplifies
signagerolloutfromthebeginningofdeploymentbyprovidingasimple
mechanismforcreatingandcopyingsettingsprofiles.
iCOMPEL Data Engine (iDE)
iDEisasoftwareplatformthatturnsdataintovisuallyappealing
graphicsthatareeasierforuserstoread.iDEcanbeusedtointegrate
datafromrelateddatabases,Microsoft®Office,andotherfileformats.
iCOMPEL Subscribers
BlackBoxiCOMPELdigitalsignageisthecompletesolutionoffering
high-performance,solid-statedevices;powerfulfeature-richsoftware;
andnetworkingoptionsforturnkeycontentmanagementanddelivery.
Subscriberscanberackmount,VESAmount,orsmallformfactor,and
theyareloadedwithsubscribersoftwareandaLinuxoperatingsystem.
Everythingispreinstalled,enablingaspeedysetupwithveryfewtechnical
issuesuponlaunch.
Theseplayers:
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Deliverhigh-qualitycontentplayback.
Displayanymediainmultiplezones.
Makelocalcontentupdates.
Getyourdataonthescreenautomatically.
Providereliable,trouble-freeoperation.
Engagewithinteractivity.
EntertainwithlivevideoandTV.
DisplayexistingWebcontent.
Media supported:
nJavaScript
nPowerPointVideo(.WMV)
n Flash 11
n Real™1,2,3,4
nMPEG1,2,4(DivX®)
nQuickTime
nAVI
n MP3 and WAV
nGIF,TIFF,JPEG,BMP,andPNG
stillimages
nStaticorscrollingtext—inany
directionoratvariousspeeds
nHTML(setuponeormorezones
asaWebpagefromanexisting
Webserveroranintranet)
nXMLfeeds
nRSSsubscriberfeeds(to
automaticallycollectanddisplay
dynamictexturalfeedsfromthe
Internet)
nLivevideo(ontheversions
withbuilt-incapturecards
forHDvideoorDVB-T)
Visit the website to see our iCompel video tutorials.
Understand step-by-step how to:
• AccesiCOMPEL
• Createcontent layouts
• Schedulecontent
• Setupmultipointsystems
• Useadvancedfeatures
• Maintain troubleshootiCOMPEL
Just go to: www.black-box.de/icompeltutorials
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iCOMPEL
A typical multiple-building application:
MediaCento™ IPX PoE
Receivers for Multicasting
Channel 1
A
iCOMPEL™ player with HD Capture
Set-top box
Channel 2
B
Cable satellite
dish
iCOMPEL Content Commander
(iCC) or any iCOMPEL Publisher
iCOMPEL Subscriber, or
networked player
MediaCento IPX PoE
Transmitters
Network Switch
MediaCento IPX PoE
Receiver
LAN
Channel 3
C
VideoPlex4 Video Wall
Controller
iCOMPEL networked player
Channel 5
E
Building 1
Video Wall
iCOMPEL networked player
Interactive
public terminal
Building 2
iCOMPEL networked player
Building 3
iCOMPEL networked player
Channel 4
D
Displays
Channel1(A)
Channel4(D)
Lobbyorwaitingareaapplication
Aset-topboxreceivesvideofromacablesatellitedish.TheiCOMPEL
appliancereceivesthevideoaswellascontentfromthenetwork/Internet
channel,andsendscontenttothedigitalsignagedisplay.
Specialmessagingapplication2
iCOMPELsubscribersinemployeebreakroomsorproductionareas
capturesubscriber-basedcontent.Thesecanbeinmultipleroomsor
multiplebuildingsonacorporatecampus.
Channel2(B)
Channel5(E)
Campusdistributionapplication
Whenthesamecontentisbeingplayedonmultiplescreens,aniCOMPEL
subscribercanbeusedwithvideodistributiontechnology,suchas
MediaCentoIPXPoE.Spreadamessageacrossseveralscreenson
the network.
Interactivepublicterminal
Networkedsignagewithinteractivetouchscreencapabilities.Usersinteract
withcontent,whetherit'swayfinding,menu,orretailsalesinformation
—oranyothertypeofcontentthatneedstobedisplayed.
Channel3(C)
Specialmessagingapplication1
CombineiCOMPELandMediaCentotransmittersandreceivers,anda
specialtyvideowallcontrollerforstunning,uniquevideowalls.
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iCOMPEL: User Interface, cont.
Corporate office
• Inalobbyorreceptionarea,strengthencommunicationsfor
businesseslargeandsmall.
• iCOMPELenablesstreamingimagesandscrollingorstatictextin
displays.
• iCOMPELiswidelycompatiblewithmanytypesofmedia;there’sno
needtocreateandreformatexistingmediaforuploadingtothesystem.
Education
• Useinschoolsanduniversities.
• iCOMPELgivesyouasimple-to-integrateplatformforinforming,
alerting,andnotifyingstudentsandstaffinyourbuildingsoronyour
campus.
• Buildeye-catchingsignageandstreamcontentfromyourschoolWeb
site,acampusTVstudio,acentraladministrationoffice,andyourAV
andITdepartments—withoutaddinganytechnicalorcreativestaff.
Healthcare
• Hospitals,clinics,anddoctors’officescanuseiCOMPELto
communicatemoreeffectivelywithpatients,visitors,andstaff.
• Quicklysetupamessagingsysteminlobbies,waitingrooms,and
cafeteriastobroadcastannouncements,menus,bulletins,andother
time-sensitiveinformation.
• Devoteanareaofthescreentopromotingupcomingwellness
clinics,professionaldevelopmentseminars,andotherevents.
• Becauseit’sWebmanageable,communityrelationsstaffandother
administratorshaveasimple,cost-effectivewaytouploadanddistribute
mediaforviewinginfacilitiesacrossalargemedicalsystem.
iCOMPEL is loaded with layout capabilities
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Drag-and-droplayoutandzonemanipulation.
Automatedplayout,channelsetup,andmultizonecontent.
Schedulelayoutstoplayatdifferenttimes.
Eachzonecangetitsownplaylist.
Linktoexternalinformation,suchasWebcontent.
PulldowncontentfromanFTPfileserver.
Updatemessageslocallyatthescreen.
Interruptplayouttobroadcastemergencyalerts.
TriggercontentbyGPIO,ortouchscreen,inputsignals.
Resize and position items in precise increments or click and drag. Overlap and
make zones transparent. iCOMPEL supports unlimited zones for text or still
images, up to 15 zones for HTML, and one, two, or four zones for video
(depending on the series ordered).
For help ordering your iCOMPEL solution, call
our FREE, 24/7 Tech Support at 0811-5541 112.
For managing larger signage networks remotely
from any location, see our iCOMPEL Deployment
Managers (iDMs) at black-box.de.
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iCOMPEL: How to choose the right model
Moreappliancesarelistedonpages34–35.
Forproductdetails,seeblack-box.de/iCOMPEL.
Selection Guide | iCOMPEL Digital Signage Appliances
Features
iCOMPEL Content Commander
P Series
TypicalUsage
Contentmanagementsystem;
publisherfornetworkwithmultipleusers,
channels,andsubscribers.
SmoothvideoplayoutandrenderingofprofessionalFlashalongsidevideo,
staticimages,HTML,XML,andRSSWebcontent.
Video Zones
Createmultiplevideozonesusinglayout
tool.Nolocalplayout.
4
Publisher/Subscriber/Kiosk
Publisheronly.Nolocalplayout.
NetworkedPublisher/Player
NetworkedPublisher/Player
CPUProcessor
Intel XeonE3CPU
IntelCore i3
IntelCore™ i3
®
4
™
SystemRAM
16GB
2GB
2GB
SystemStorage
500GBHDD
500GBHDD
60GBSSD
MaximumResolution
N/A
Digital:2560x1600;
HDto1080p
Digital:2560x1600;
HDto1080p
VideoConnectors
(1)DisplayPortF,(1)HDMIF,
(1)DVI-IF,(1)FirewireF
(1)DisplayPortF,(1)HDMIF,
(1)DVI-IF
(1)HDMIF,(1)DVI-IF
AudioConnectors
(5)3.5-mm,(1)TOSLINK®,
(1)DisplayPortF,(1)HDMIF
(5)3.5-mm,(1)TOSLINK,
(1)DisplayPortF,(1)HDMIF
(1)HDMIF,(1)DVI-IF
USBConnectors
(6)USBTypeAF
(8)USBTypeAF:(6)USB2.0,
(2)USB3.0
(4)USBTypeAF:(2)USB2.0,
(2)USB3.0
EthernetConnectors
1000/100/10BASE-T
(1)RJ-45(10/100/1000Mbps)
(1)RJ-45(10/100/1000Mbps)
ExternalStorageConnectors
(1)eSATA
(1)eSATA
(1)eSATA
HDVideoCapture
—
(2)HDMI-FonmodelswithHDVideoCapture
—
SerialConnectors
—
OptionalUSBtoRS-232adapter
OptionalUSBtoRS-232adapter
Keyboard/MouseConnector
USB
USB
USB
TVCaptureConnectors
—
(1)4-pinminiDINF(S-Video),
(1)RCAF(Compositevideo),
(1)3.5-mm(audio),and
(1)I-Typejack(DVB-T)
—
WiFi
—
OptionalInternalPCIeCard(802.11a,
b,g,andn)(2.4and5Ghz)
OptionalInternalPCIeCard(802.11a,
b,g,andn)(2.4and5Ghz)
3G
—
Optionalexternal3GRouter
Optionalexternal3GRouter
Main Power
InternalPSU100–240VAC,
50/60Hz
InternalPSU100–240VAC,50/60Hz
External90–250VAC,50/60Hz,
DesktopType
PowerConsumption
60W
33W(Typicalconsumption)
40W(Typicalconsumption)
EnclosureSizeWxDxH(mm)
280x268x77
280x268x77
280x186x29
StandardPublisherUnit
ICC-AP-1500,ICC-AP-1000,
ICC-AP-500,ICC-AP-100
ICPS-2U-PU-N
ICPS-V-PU-N
PublisherwithWiFi
—
ICPS-2U-PU-W
ICPS-VE-PU-W
Publisherw/HDVideoCapture
—
ICPS-2U-PU-N-H
—
Publisherw/DVB-TTVCapture
—
ICPS-2U-PU-N-D
—
StandardSubsciberUnit
—
ICPS-2U-SU-N
ICPS-VE-SU-N
SubscriberwithWiFi
—
ICPS-2U-SU-W
ICPS-VE-SU-W
Subscriberw/HDVideoCapture
—
ICPS-2U-SU-N-H
—
Subscriberw/DVB-TTVCapture
—
ICPS-2U-SU-N-D
—
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Selection Guide | iCOMPEL Digital Signage Appliances, continued
Features
S Series
K Series Mini
K Series Plus
TypicalUsage
Professionalsignageusingin-housegraphics;displayof
optimizedFlashalongsidevideo,staticimages,HTML,XML,
and RSS Web content.
Single-screen kiosk
applications.
Single-screen,interactive
(touchscreen)kioskapplications;
includetouchlicense.
Video Zones
2
2
2
4
Publisher/Subscriber/Kiosk
NetworkedPublisher/Player
NetworkedPublisher/Player
KioskPlayer
KioskPlayer
CPUProcessor
Mid-rangeIntelCeleron
Mid-rangeIntelCeleron
IntelCeleronDualCore
IntelCore™ 3i
SystemRAM
4GB
4GB
2GB
2GB
SystemStorage
500GBHDD
60GBSSD
60GBSSD
60GBSSD
MaximumResolution
Digitalto2560x1600;
HDto1080p
Digitalto2560x1600;
HDto1080p
Analog/Digitalto1920x1080
HDto1080p
Digitalto2560x1600;
HDto1080p
VideoConnectors
(1)DisplayPortF(1)HDMIF,
(1)DVI-IF
(1)HDMIF,(1)DVI-IF
(1)HDMIF
(1)HD15(VGA)
(1)HDMIF,(1)DVI-IF
AudioConnectors
(2)3.5-mm,(1)TOSLINK,
(1)DisplayPortF,(1)HDMIF
(2)3.5-mm,(1)DisplayPortF,
(1)HDMIF
(4)3.5-mm
(1)3.5-mm
USBConnectors
(8)USBTypeAF:(6)USB2.0,
(2)USB3.0
(4)USBTypeAF:(2)USB2.0,
(2)USB3.0
(2)USBTypeAF(USB2.0)
(6)USBTypeAF:(2)USB2.0,(2)
USB3.0,(2)USBSleep-and-Charge
EthernetConnectors
(1)RJ-45(10/100/1000Mbps)
(1)RJ-45(10/100/1000Mbps)
(1)RJ-45(10/100/1000Mbps)
(1)RJ-45(10/100/1000Mbps)
ExternalStorageConnectors
(1)eSATA
(1)eSATA
—
(1)eSATA
HDVideoCapture
(2)HDMI-FonmodelswithHD
VideoCapture
—
—
—
SerialConnectors
OptionalUSBtoRS-232adapter
OptionalUSBtoRS-232adapter
Opt.USBtoRS-232adapter
OptionalUSBtoRS-232adapter
Keyboard/MouseConnector
USB
USB
USB
USB
TVCaptureConnectors
(1)4-pinminiDINF(S-Video),
(1)RCAF(Compositevideo),
(1)3.5-mm(audio),and
(1)I-Typejack(DVB-T)
—
—
—
WiFi
OptionalInternalPCIeCard
(802.11a,b,g,andn)
(2.4and5Ghz)
OptionalInternalPCIeCard
(802.11a,b,g,andn)
(2.4and5Ghz)
Optional
Optional
3G
Optionalexternal3GRouter
Optionalexternal3GRouter
Optionalexternal3GRouter
Optionalexternal3GRouter
Power
100–240VAC,50/60Hz
90–250VAC,50/60Hz
90–250VAC,50/60Hz
90–250VAC,50/60Hz
PowerConsumption
40W(Typicalconsumption)
40W(Typicalconsumption)
—
40W(Typicalconsumption)
EnclosureSizeWxDxH(mm)
280x268x77
280x186x29
168x149x23.5
280x186x29
StandardPublisherUnit
ICSS-2U-PU-N
ICSS-VE-PU-N
ICKS-VE-KU-N-R2
ICKP-VE-IU-N
PublisherwithWiFi
ICSS-2U-PU-W
ICSS-VE-PU-W
ICKS-VE-KU-W-R2
ICKP-VE-IU-W
Publisherw/HDVideoCapture
ICSS-2U-PU-N-H
—
—
—
Publisherw/DVB-TTVCapture
ICSS-2U-N-D
—
—
—
StandardSubsciberUnit
ICSS-2U-SU-N
ICSS-VE-SU-N
—
—
SubscriberwithWiFi
ICSS-2U-SU-W
ICSS-VE-SU-W
—
—
Subscriberw/HDVideoCapture
ICSS-2U-SU-N-H
—
—
—
Subscriberw/DVB-TTVCapture
ICSS-2U-SU-N-D
—
—
—
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O Series
Q Series
Q Series Mini
ConvenientlyinstallsinOPSslot.
Touchinteractivityandmenuboardapplicationsin
harshenvironments.
Fanlessapplianceforindustrial,hospitality,
menuboardapplications.
4
2
2
PublisherandPlayerUnits
Subscriber
Subscriber
IntelCorei3Mobile
CeleronDualCore(fanless)
CeleronDualCore(fanless)
2GB
2GB
2GB
60GBSSD
SSD–60GB
SSD–60GB
Digitalto1920x1080;
HDto1080p
Digitalto2560x1600;
HDto1080p
Digitalto1920x1080;
HDto1080p
InternalHDMI
DisplayPortandHDMI
VGAandHDMI
(1)3.5-mm,HDMI
(2)3.5-mm,(1)DisplayPortF,(1)HDMIF
(1)3.5-mm,(1)HDMIF
2xUSB(3.0)
4xUSB3.0
2xUSB2.0
(1)RJ-45(10/100/1000Mbps)
(1)RJ-45(10/100/1000Mbps)
(1)RJ-45(10/100/1000Mbps)
—
—
—
—
—
—
OptionalUSBtoRS-232adaptor
OptionalUSBtoRS-232adaptor
OptionalUSBtoRS-232adaptor
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
OptionalInternal(PCIecard(802.11a,b,g,andn)
(2.4and5GHz)
—
Optionalexternal3GRouter
Optionalexternal3GRouter
Optionalexternal3GRouter
InternalDCpowerunit+12–19Vfromdisplay
90–250VAC,50–60Hz
90–250VAC,50–60Hz
—
40W(TypicalConsumption)
25W(TypicalConsumption)
OPS standard
307x190x37
176x152x28
ICOS-PU
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
ICOS-SU
ICQS-VM-SU-N
ICQS-VE-SU-N
—
ICQS-VM-SU-W
—
—
—
—
—
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Product Selection Guide | Digital Extenders
Standard
Forproductdetails,seethefollowingpagesinthissection.
Solution/Description
Max. Resolution
Media
Max. Distance
Audio
Serial
XR HDMI and IR Extender
HDBaseT® basedextenderforHDvideo,
audio,andIRcontrolsignals.
1080pHD
CATx
100m
•
—
Extender
(VX-HDMI-TP-100M)
HDMI 5Play Extender
Similartoextenderabove,butwithEthernet
passthroughand3Dsupport.
4K
CATx
100m
•
—
Transmitter (VX-HDMI-HBP-TX)
Receiver (VX-HDMI-HBP-RX)
CATx
OverCAT6:
24-bit1080p:
40m;
24-bit
1080i/720p:
60m
•
—
Extender
(VX-HDMI-TP-3D40M)
CATx
1080p:
40m;
1080i/720p:
60m;
Daisychainup
to 600m
3D HDMI CATx Extender
Extends1080p24-bitcolorand3D;
daisychainablewhenusedwith
VSPX-HDMI-CSRX(below).
MediaCento™ HX
Aneconomicalwaytosplitandextend
uncompressedHDMIandsingle-link,
225-MHz(6.75-Gbps)video;supports3D;
daisychainablewhenusedwithVSPX-HDMI-CSRX.
1080pHD
1080pHD
Specific Component
1 x 4 TX (VSPX-HDMI1X4-TX)
•
—
Standard RX (VSPX-HDMI-RX)
Cascadable RX (VSPX-HDMI-CSRX)
Transmitter (VX-HDMI-POE-MTX)
Receiver (VX-HDMI-POE-MRX)
HDMI®
MediaCento™ IPX PoE
Send HDvideoandaudiooveranIPnetwork;
configurationsformulticast,unicast,multicast
tovideowalls,withUSBcapabilities,kits,and
controllerforvideowallsandmatrixswitching
available.
1080pHD
TCP/IP
LAN
Depends on
network and
switching
devices
Transmitter w/ USB (UVX-HDMI-POE-TX)
•
•
Receiver with USB (UVX-HDMI-POE-RX)
Kit 1-to-2 (VX-HDMI1X2-POE)
Kit 1-to-4 (VX-HDMI1X4-POE)
Kit 1-to-8 (VX-HDMI1X8-POE)
Switch/Video Wall Control (VSC-MC-CTRL)
HDMI Repeater
In-lineextenderforboostingHDMIsignals
overHDMIcable.
1080pHD;1920
x1200:HDMI
HDMI
Fromsource:
35m
—
•
3D HDMI Fibre Extender
Forextending1080pHD,including3DandIR
controlsignals,overmultimodefibre.
1080pHD
MM
fibre
1.6km
•
—
Repeater (VR-HDMI-50M)
Extender (VX-HDMI-FO)
Base Unit (VX-HDV-IP)
HD-over-IP Encoder/Decoder
AmodularunitforsendingHDMIorDVIover
aLANusingJPEG2000compression
(3G-SDIcardalsoavailable).
1080pHD
TCP/IP
LAN
Depends on
network and
switching
devices
withI/O
audio
card
DVI-I/HDMI I/O Card (VX-HDV-IP-HDMI)
—
3G-SDI I/O Card (VX-HDC-IP-SDI)
Audio I/O Card (VX-HDV-IP-AU)
DVI-D Extender
In-lineextenderforboostingDVIsignals
overDVIcable.
1080pHD;1920
x1200:DVI
DVI
Todisplay:
15m;
Fromsource:
15m
—
—
VR-DVI
CATx DVI-D with DDC SL Extender Kit
KitforextendingDVI-DandemulatedDDC
signalsoverCAT5/CAT5e/CAT6cable.
1280x1024DVI
at164ft.;
1600x1200DVI
at100ft.;
1920x1200DVI
at32.8ft.
CATx
50m
—
—
Extender Kit (ACS2001A-R3)
XR DVI-D Extender with Audio,
RS-232, and HDCP
KitforextendingDVI,audio,serial,and
HDCPdataoveroneCATxcable.
1080pHD;
1920x1200:DVI
CATx
100m
•
•
Extender (AVX-DVI-TP-100M)
DVI
Mini Extenders for DVI-D
and Stereo Audio over Fibre
Extenderandsplitteroptionsforextending
HD-qualityDVI,including24-bitcolordepth,
plusstereoaudiooverasinglefibre;
daisychainablewith2-portsplitter.
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Extender Kit (AVX-DVI-FO-MINI)
1080pHD;
1920x1200:DVI
MM or
SM
fibre
8-Port Splitter (AVX-DVI-FO-SP8)
1.5km
•
—
4-Port Splitter (AVX-DVI-FO-SP4)
2-Port Splitter (AVX-DVI-FO-SPCS)
Rx Only (AVX-DVI-FO-MINI-RX)
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Digital Video Extenders
Also see our solutions for extension of digital video
plus keyboard, mice, and other workstation peripheral signals:
Agility KVM-over-IP
The ultimate in digital KVM switching and IP-based extension for sharing HD video.
• Supportshigh-quality,full-frameDVI-DvideouptoRGB3:3:3—
great for monitoring, healthcare, and military simulation uses.
• Optimizedforuseinmultiheadvideoandredundant24/7
mission critical applications.
• No-losscompressionminimizesbandwidthuse.
• Configureformulticastingvideoandaudio,point-to-point
extension, KVM switching, or point-to-multipoint applications.
• DistanceisonlylimitedbyyourEthernetnetwork.
Userscaninteractwithanyofthecomputersusingseparate
keyboard,mice,andDVIdisplays.It’sidealforcollaborativevideo
applicationsandcontrolrooms.Evenbetter,withaniPATH™Agility
ControllerUnitadded,youcanremotelyconfigurealltransmittersand
receiversviaasingleinterface,definenewcontentchannels,switch,
manage,upgrade,log,andmore.
ExtendHDvideotoworkstationusersandprovidehigh-qualityHD
KVMswitchingwiththisflexiblesystem.Supportasmanyusersasyou
want—justkeepaddingreceiversforeveryuserconsole.
ThissystemcanbeaKVMswitch,sharingportal,orKVMextender,
multicastingcontenttomanyreceiverswithinanIPnetwork.It’supto
youhowyouconfigureit.TheAgilitydeliversperfectdigitalvideowith
noloss,andno-losscompressionminimizesbandwidthuse.
For more information, go to black-box.de/Agility.
Agility Controller
(ACR1000A-CTL)
Desktop Computer
or Server (DVI-D and USB)
Remote User Station
DVI-D Monitor with USB Keyboard
and Mouse
(ACR1000A-R)
Agility™ DVI, USB, and Audio over IP Extender,
Transmitter Unit (ACR1000A-T)
TCP/IP
Agility DVI,
USB, and Audio over
IP Extender, Receiver Unit
(ACR1000A-R)
(ACR1000A-T)
(ACR1000A-T)
(ACR1000A-R)
DKM Matrix Switching
Instantaneous switching of HD video, and high-performance modular routing for signal distribution.
OurDKMFXsystemfeaturestheonlydual-mediaswitcheswith
theabilitytouseexistingcopperandfibreforconnectivitybetween
aconsole/CPUandaswitchwithoutamediaconverterorthird-party
switchingdevice.
DKMFXoffersinstantaneousswitchingofHDvideoandsupport
forkeyboards,mice,audio,andotherUSBperipherals,andenables
non-blockingmatrixswitchingofDVI-D,SDI,HD-SDI,3G-SDI,USB-HID,
USB2.0,RS-232,analogaudio,ordigitalaudio.
It’sidealfor:
• Avideoandperipheralmatrixswitchsystemthatalsofeatures
HD video extension options.
• ForcompletedistributionofHDvideo,audio,anddataover
CATx or single-mode fibre cable.
• Losslessvideoextensionmeansahigh-resolutionendproduct.
• CompacttransmittersandreceiverscanbeusedwiththeDKMFX
switch chassis or as standalone, point-to-point KVM extenders.
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•Broadcastproductionapplications.
•Managersandusersofhigh-endeditingandrenderingcomputers.
•Mission-criticalcommandandcontrolroomswithvideowalls.
•SharingHDimagesorcollaboratinginhealthcareapplications.
•Easilymonitoringcriticalsystemsandcomputersatlongdistances.
Forhelpordering,pleasecall0811-5541 112.
For more information, go to black-box.de/DKMFX.
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XR HDMI and IR Extender
The extended range HDMI solution with enhanced control.
• UsesasingleCATxrun,reducingcable
clutter and simplifying setup.
• SendsuncompressedHDvideo
and audio up to 100 m.
• Optionwithadditional100Mbps
Ethernet passthrough.
• SupportsIRextension/CEC
passthrough for control at a screen.
• Provides10.2GbpsofHDMIvideo
bandwidth on all channels.
• Supports1080pat60Hzand48-bit
pixel rates.
• HDCPcompliantandBlu-rayready.
• Standard Warranty — 1 Year
• Extended Warranty — Add 1 or 3 Years
CONNECTORS
HDMI
UsingasingleCAT5e/6cable,thisHDBaseT®
basedextendermakesiteasytosenddigital
1080pvideoandaudioplusIRcontrolsignals
upto100m.The-E100Moptionalsofeatures
100-MbpsEthernetpassthroughinthesame
cable link.
Theextendersupports340MHz3.4Gbpsof
HDMI®videobandwidthperchanneland10.2
Gbpsonallchannels.Ittransmitsuncompressed
fullHDdigitalvideo/audioplusCECpassthrough
andsourcedevicecontrolviaabuilt-inIR
extenderfunction.
IR
NOTE: Distance depends on the quality of the
cable and the type of HDMI source and display.
FEATURES
CAT5, 5e, 6
IR Passthrough
VX-HDMI-TP-100M
XR HDMI and IR Extender
VideoandAudio
Video,AudioandEthernet
VX-HDMI-TP-100M
VX-HDMI-TP-E100M
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,gotoblack-box.de.
Forpricingdetails,call0811-5541 112.
HDMI 5-Play™ Extenders
Use HDBaseT technology to transmit Ethernet, serial data,
HDMI, power, and control signals for multimedia distribution.
• Similartotheextenderabovebutalso
supports Ethernet passthrough.
• Extendsuncompressedvideo,audio,
data, and IR control signals up to 100 m.
• Linepowered;onlyonePSUis
required.
• HDBaseTbased;provides10.2Gbps
of bandwidth on all channels.
• Supportsupto4Kresolutionsaswell
as 3D and Deep Color resolutions.
• HDCPcompliantandBlu-rayready.
• Standard Warranty — 1 Year
• Extended Warranty — Add 1 or 3 Years
RJ-45
CABLE
ControlAVsourceequipmentatthescreen
whiletransmittingEthernetdatatoaremote
location with this extender.
OverasingleCAT5e/6cable,thetransmitterreceivercomboextendsfull1080pvideoand
audioplusIRandserialRS-232controlsignals
upto100m.
Becauseitfeaturesbidirectional100BASE-T
passthrough,youcandistributebothHDMIand
Ethernetstreamingvideotoadisplayoverthe
samenon-networkedcablelink.Eachunithas
threeLANports.Useaportonthetransmitter
forinstance,topluginanEthernetswitchor
hub,andextenddatafromthatswitchorhubto
anetworkeddeviceontheothersideofthelink.
CONNECTORS
HDMI
Serial
RJ-45
IR
CABLE
FEATURES
CAT5, 5e, 6
IR Passthrough
NOTE: Distance depends on the quality of the cable
and the type of HDMI source and display.
HDMI 5-Play™ Extenders
Transmitter
Receiver
VX-HDMI-HBP-TX
VX-HDMI-HBP-RX
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,gotoblack-box.de.
Forpricingdetails,call0811-5541 112.
3D HDMI CATx Extender
Reach HDTV and 3D screens simply and affordably.
CONNECTORS
HDMI
RJ-45
CABLE
FEATURES
CAT5, 5e, 6
Daisychainable
CATx
Cable
HDMI Cable
• AfullytransparentHDMIextenderdesigned
tosupportallresolutions.
• UsingoneCAT6cable,extends1080i/720p
with24-bitcolorupto60mand24-bitFull
HD1080pupto40m.
• Sends36-bit1080pcolorupto20m.
• TransmitsHDMIwithzerocompression.
• HDMIDeepColorcapable.
• HDCP1.1compliantandBlu-rayready.
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Eight-levelequalizationcontrolforclarity.
7.1-channelsurroundsoundaudiosupport.
Electrostatic-discharge(ESD)protection.
OrdertheVSPX-HDMI-CSRXtodaisychain
upto3receivers.
• Standard Warranty—1Year
• Extended Warranty—Add1or3Years
NOTE: Maximum distance depends on the
quality of the cable and type of source and display.
Receiver
HDMI Cable
3D HDMI CATx Extender
VX-HDMI-TP-3D40M
Includes(1)transmitter,(1)receiver,(2)power
supplies,andwallmountingscrews.
MediaCentoHXReceiver,Cascadable
VSPX-HDMI-CSRX
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,gotoblack-box.de.
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Digital Video Extenders
MediaCento HX
An easy, economical way to split and extend AV signals
to digital signage in different areas.
• AsolutionforreachingmultipleHDand3Dscreens.
• UsesinexpensiveCAT5e/CAT6cableforuncompressed
HDMI® signal extension.
• Supportssingle-link,225-MHz(6.75-Gbps)videobandwidth.
• FeaturesalocalHDMIoutputformonitoringorcascadingunits.
• ExtendsHigh-SpeedHDMIandDeepColorresolutions.
• SiliconImage® chipset for wide compatibility and performance.
• HDCPcompliantandBlu-rayready.
• MultiplefeaturesforEDIDsupport.
• Durablechassiswithmountingtabs.
• Standard Warranty — 1 Year
• Extended Warranty — Add 1 or 3 Years
CONNECTORS
HDMI
RJ-45
CABLE
FEATURES
CAT5, 5e, 6
Daisychainable
VSPX-HDMI1X4-TX
LCD Screen
MediaCento HX Receivers
(VSPX-HDMI-CSRX)
iCOMPEL™ Digital
Signage Appliance
MediaCento™ HX
1 x 4 Transmitter
(VSPX-HDMI1X4-TX)
CATx Cable
CATx Cable
CATx Cable
to Additional
Receivers
HDMI Output Monitors
SplitandextendHDMIvideoandaudio
fromasinglesourceinputoverasinglesolid
CATxcablerunwithMediaCento™HX.
Useittodisplayvideosimultaneouslyon
fourdifferentscreensinlobbiesandotherareas
ofyourorganization.Ordaisychainupto3VSPXHDMI-CSRXreceiversforeachoutputtoreach
uptoatotalof12displays.
ThesystemenablesthedistributionofFull
HD(1080p)videoasfaras40mand
720p/1080ivideoupto60movereachlink.
AndbecauseMediaCentoHXsupportsHDCP
communications,youcanalsoextendcontent
fromaBlu-rayplayerorotherprotected-content
source.
Pure digital transmission over CATx.
Thetransmitterprovidesunalteredand
uncompresseddigitaltransmission.MediaCento
HXsupportssingle-link,25–225-MHz(6.75-Gbps)
bandwidthforsharp,full-motionrendering;
synchronizedvideoandaudiowithnoperceivable
delay;andDeepColorresolutionsforenhanced
color depth.
BecauseMediaCentoHXcanextendoversolid
coppercablingalreadyinstalledinyourbuilding,
it’seasytoputyourHDscreensinspaceswhere
yourtargetaudiencesfrequent—andyoudon’t
havetopullnewcablesand/orsacrificevideo
qualityintheprocess.It’sperfectforapplications
thatrequiredistanceforhigh-qualityvideo
resolutionsonHDTVand3Ddisplays.
Local monitoring and quality control.
Tomonitorvideolocally,simplyplugan
HDMIdisplayintothelocalHDMIoutputon
thetransmitter.Orusethatporttocascadeto
anothertransmitterforadditionalHDMIoutput.
(Acascadablereceiverisavailable.)
TheMediaCentoHXsystemalsohascontrols
formaximizingqualityandoptimizingthesignal
overextendeddistances.Yousimplyfine-tune
thesignalusingadigitalequalizationcontroldial
ontheMediaCentoHXReceiver.
TheMediaCentoHXsupportshigh-quality
sound,too.AspartoftheHDMIsignal,it
transmits7.1-channelsurroundsoundstereo
audio.
NOTE: Distance depends on the characteristics
and quality of the cable and the type of HDMI
source and display. For full specifications, see
black-box.de.
MediaCento HX
1x4Transmitter
Possible applicatons:
•Broadcaststudios
•Multimediaandgraphicspost-production
•Medicalimagingvideodistribution
•Sharingvideowithclassroomsinschools
•Retaildigitalsignagedeploymentsin
storesandmalls
•Commandandcontrolcenters
•Corporatevideosharingandtraining
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Receiver
Standard
Cascadable
VSPX-HDMI1X4-TX
VSPX-HDMI-RX
VSPX-HDMI-CSRX
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,gotoblack-box.de.
Forpricingdetails,call0811-5541 112.
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MediaCento IPX PoE Signal Extenders
Extend HDMI over IP for digital signage in multicast, video wall,
• Transmits HDMI® video and audio over an Ethernet network
to a virtually unlimited number of screens. Can go as far as
your network reaches.
• Uses existing standards-based Ethernet technology and TCP/IP
protocols.
• Three available settings: point-to-point, point-to-multipoint and
point-to-video wall.
• CanberemotelypoweredovertheEthernetusingstandard
802.3af PoE.
• Provides very high image quality with visually lossless compression.
• LockingHDMIandpowerconnectors.
• Asingletransmittercandelivermultimediatohundreds
of remote displays.
• EDIDcopyfunctionforoptimalPC-to-screenperformance.
• Supportsserialconnectionstoswitchscreenson/off.
• UsetheoptionalMediaCentoControlertoaddmatrixswitchingor
create impressive video walls.
ThisIPstreamingsolutionmulticastsHDMI
videoandaudiotoanearlyunlimitednumber
ofscreensonanetwork.Otherapplications
includemulticastingtoavideowall,unicasting,
andUSBsignaltransmissionfortouchscreens.
MediaCentoIPXisidealfordistributingdigital
signagecontentorotherHDvideoandaudio
acrossanEthernetnetwork.Becausethe
transmitterandreceiversinstalldirectlyintoan
existingLANinfrastructure,integrationiseasy.
There’snoneedtorunexpensivededicatedlinks
fromabackroomtodigitalsignageinlobbies.
TransmittersandreceiversarePoEpowered,
eliminatingtheneedforexternalpowersupplies.
Theextendertransmitsupto100mperlink
butgoesevenlongerwhenadditionalnetwork
switchesareaddedtothemix.MediaCentoIPX
multicastkitsincludetransmittersandreceivers,
anetworkswitch,
andlockingHDMIcables.
Usingfibrewithmediaconverterssends
signalsseveralkilometresifneeded.Itssignalis
completelydigitalfromendtoend,soadigital
contentisnevercompromised.
Lossless compression for HD extension.
Featuringvisuallylosslesscompressionand
ultra-lowlatency,theMediaCentoIPXunits
transmitbroadcast-qualityvideoandaudioand
supportFull1080presolutionnomatterwhat
thedistanceorthenumberofscreens,aswellas
allcommonPCresolutions(XGA,SXGA,UXGA,
WSXGA)upto1920x1200at60Hz.
MediaCentoIPXPoEfeaturesIGMPsupport
andpacketizessignalssoallyourHDsource
contentcanbedeliveredanywhereyouwant
overEthernetwiring.Itworksinpoint-to-point
orpoint-to-multipointconfigurations.Justplug
inasmanyreceiversasyouneedatyourremote
screens.
Inmulticastingforvideowalls,the
MediaCentoIPXsupportscustomizablemonitor
arraysizesforanyvideowallsetupor
application.Awallcanbeconfiguredfor
multiplerowsandcolumns.Foran8x8wall,
useonetransmitterandupto64receivers.Each
receiverscalesandoutputsthecorrectpartof
thepictureforitsvideowalldisplay.Toconfigure
videoimageoutput,simplyaccessthesystem's
Web-basedinterface.
Multicast Signage Application
Digital Displays
HDMI Cables
MediaCento IPX PoE
Multicast Receivers
(VX-HDMI-POE-MRX)
Digital Signage Player
CATx Cables
MediaCento™ IPX PoE
Multicast Transmitters
(VX-HDMI-POE-MTX)
HDMI Cable
CATx Cables
LAN
Layer 3 Switch
with IGMP
Layer 3 Switch
with IGMP
CATx Cable
PC
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Digital Video Extenders
and unicast applications.
MediaCento IPX USB
• Similar to the standard
MediaCento IPX PoE,
but with additional USB
capabilities.
Learn more about MedioCento IPX
and watch the video demonstration
via black-box.de/MIPX.
• Ideal for touchscreen applications using
the iCOMPEL Digital Signage system.
• ExtendHDMIvideoandaudiosignalsupto100metrespoint-to-point
using straight or crossover CATx cable.
• ExtendhighdefinitionvideosignalsoverLANusingpoint-to-point
(Unicast Mode) or point-to-multipoint (Multicast Mode) extension.
• Connect monitors, touchscreens, speakers, keyboards, mice, and other
USB 2.0 and 1.1 devices.
• Supportforresolutionsupto1920x1200,including1080p.
Note: NOT compatible with non-USB models.
Extremely easy to set up and use.
New level of control.
Possible applications:
MediaCentoIPXalsosupportsRS-232for
configurationandcontrol,andforextending
bidirectional control signals. Use this serial
linktoswitchscreensonoroff.
Theoptionalcontrollerapplianceturnsthe
MediaCentoIPXsystemintoanIP-basedmatrix
switchandvideowallcontroller.Switchfromany
sourcetoanydisplay,createpresets,combine
multiplereceiversintoavideowall,andcontrol
andswitchvideowallzonesremotelyoveraweb
interface.Italsofeaturesmobilesupport
allowingeasyaccessandmonitoringofpresets
fromcellphonesortabletdevices.
» Digitalsignageindifferentbuildingsorstores.
There’snoneedtoconfigureanyIPsettings
(althoughmoreexperienceduserscandothatif
needed).Simplyuserotaryswitchestosetthe
transmitterandreceiverstothesamemulticast
channelandallIPmulticastingsettingsare
automaticallyconfigured;thenjustconnectyour
source,yourdisplay(s),andanetworkswitch.
It’sreadytogo
» Distributinghigh-qualitymedicalimagingvideo
acrossahospitalcampus.
» Streamingvideotoclassroomsinschools.
» Multicastingvideoincommandandcontrol
roomsetups.
» Corporatevideosharingandtraining.
» Stagingandevents.
Forproductspecificationsandordering
information,seeblack-box.de.
MediaCento IPX
USB Touchscreen Application
Touchscreen
HDMI
HDMI
Transmitter
Receiver
UVX-HDMI-POE-TX
UVX-HDMI-POE-RX
Standard
Transmitter
Receiver
VX-HDMI-POE-MTX
VX-HDMI-POE-MRX
MulticastKits
1x2
1x4
1x8
Appliance
USB
USB
Digital Signage Player
withUSB
support
LAN
MediaCento IPX USB
Transmitter
(UVX-HDMI-POE-TX)
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MediaCento IPX USB
Receiver
(UVX-HDMI-POE-RX)
Controller
VX-HDMI1X2-POE
VX-HDMI1X4-POE
VX-HDMI1X8-POE
VSW-MC-CTRL
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,gotoblack-box.de.
Forpricingdetails,call0811-5541 112.
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HDMI Repeater
Boost 1080p HDMI video up to 35 m* with this inexpensive repeater.
• Regeneratesdigitalvideo/audiosignals
over High-Speed HDMI® cable.
• SupportsFullHDvideoupto1080p
and for 3D display.
• Features340-MHz/3.4-Gbpsbandwidth
per channel (10.2 Gbps on all channels).
• Supports12-bit-per-channelDeep
Color depths (36-bit on all channels).
• Eightlevelsofequalizationfor
optimizing for different cable lengths.
• HDCPpassthrough.UsewithaBlu-ray
or other protected content source.
•Standard Warranty — 1 Year
• Extended Warranty — Add 1 or 3 Years
BoostHDqualityvideoupto35m*withthis
in-lineHDMIRepeater.Placednexttoyourend
deviceattheendofalongerHigh-SpeedHDMI
cablerun,therepeaterregeneratestheHDMI
signal(including3DandDeepColorvideo)for
clearoutputonadistantHDMIdisplayor
projector.
What’smore,youcanadjustequalization
forreliableperformanceovertheexactlength
ofcableontherepeater’sinput.Simplyturn
an8-positionEQDIPswitchforyourlengthof
HDMIcable.Formaximumsignalprotection,
therepeaterfeaturesadurablemetalchassis
thathelpseliminateEMIinterferenceanddigital
“noise”thatcanresultinvideoimage“sparkles.”
CONNECTORS
CABLES
HDMI
Native
HDMI Repeater
HDMIRepeater
VR-HDMI-50M
PowerSupply
PSUforHDMIRepeater
VR-HDMI-PSU
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,gotoblack-box.de.
Forpricingdetails,call0811-5541 112.
*NOTE: Longer distances up to 50 m are possible with lower resolutions.
DVI-D Dual-Link Repeater
A simple, plug-and-play way to link a DVI-D display up to 30 m away.
• BoostyourDVI-Dsignalsupto15m
on each side of the extender.
• SupportsHDresolutionsupto2560x
1600.
• Eliminatespixelationandsparkleon
cable links longer than 5 m.
• SupportsDVI-DsinglelinkorDVI-D
dual link.
• HDCPcompatible.
•Standard Warranty — 2 Years
• Extended Warranty — Add 1 or 3 Years
CATx DVI-D with DDC SL Extender Kit
Send DVI-D signals up to 50m with this affordable solution —
great for imaging applications.
CONNECTORS
CABLE
DVI-D
Native
Thishandyin-lineextenderenablesyou
toboostDVI-Dvideoupto15moneachside.
Useit,forexample,tolinkamediaplayer,
PC,orothervideosourcetoanHDTVora
plasmaorLCDscreen.Evenbetter,theextender
correctssignaldegradationandlossofvideoin
longDVIruns.
DVI-D Dual-Link Repeater
VR-DVI
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,gotoblack-box.de.
Forpricingdetails,call0811-5541 112.
CONNECTORS
CABLE
DVI-I
CAT5, 5e, 6
• Acost-efficientsolutionforovercomingDVIcablelimits
by using CAT5/5e/6 cable instead.
• Clearvideoresolutionsupto1920x1200at60Hz.
• Idealforbroadcastandgraphicsstudios,R Dlabs,
and medical imaging applications.
• Internalpowerprotectionensuresacontinuous
and steady video signal.
• SupportsDDCemulation.
•Standard Warranty — 1 Year
• Extended Warranty — Add 1 or 3 Years
Takesingle-linkDVI-Ddigitalvideofartherfor
lessbyusingCAT5/5e/6cable.OurCATxDVI-D
withDDCSLExtenderKitparticularlyideal
foruseinconferencerooms,orinofficeand
industrialsettings.
Thisextendersupportsclearvideoresolutions
of1920x1200at60Hzupto30mand1280x
1024at60Hzupto50m.
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Plus,it’seasytoinstallinyourapplication.
SimplyconnecttheDVI-DoutputofyourPC
withtheextender’slocalunitandyourdisplay
withtheremoteunit.Next,connectbothwith
theCATxlinkcable,andturnonthepower.Use
thePCexactlyasifyouhaveadirectconnection
toyourdisplay.
CATx DVI-D with DDC SL Extender Kit
CATxDVI-DwithDDCSLExtenderKit
ACS2001A-R3
Includes(1)transmitter,(1)receiver,and
(1)universalpowersupply.
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,gotoblack-box.de.
Forpricingdetails,call0811-5541 112.
NOTE: Extends digital video only.
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Digital Video Extenders
HD-over-IP Encoder/Decoder
Extend broadcast-quality 3G-SDI, HDMI, or DVI video
over a LAN IP using JPEG 2000 compression technology.
CONNECTORS
DVI-I
HDMI
SDI
RJ-45
CABLE
USB
PERIPHERALS
Ethernet CAT5, 5e, 6
Keyboard/Mouse
VX-HDV-IP and VX-HDV-IP-HDMI
• Captures,compresses,andencodesvideoforstreamingoveranIPnetwork.
• AlsodecodesIPsignalback,decompressingitforHDoutputonremotescreen(s).
• Uses PEG2000intraframecompression,ensuringeveryvideoframeistransmitted.
• DeliversFull1080p/60Hzvideooverthelinkwithoutnoticeablelossinquality.
• Modularinterface.OrderDVI-I/HDMI® or 3G-SDI cards for video input/output(s).
• Worksequallyaswellineitherpoint-to-pointorpoint-to-multipointsetups.
• MultipleunitscanbeinterconnectedviaLANs/WANsaswellastheInternet.
• Extendsupto100m—orfartherbyaddinganetworkswitch.
• AlsoextendsUSBkeyboard/mousesignalsoverIPtotheremoteend.
• Supportsdualredundantpowerinputandcontactclosures.
• HDCPcompatible.
• EDIDfunctionforoptimaldisplaydatacommunications.
•Standard Warranty — 1 Year
• Extended Warranty — Add 1 or 3 Years
Transmithigh-qualityvideooverastandard
IPnetworkfordisplayofHDcontenton
onescreen—ormulticastsignalstomultiple
displays—withtheBlackBox®HD-over-IP
Encoder/Decodersolution.
BecauseitusesJPEG2000compression,it’s
extremelyefficientwhenencodingthesignalfor
transmittingoveranetwork.Thisway,you’re
assuredeverysingleframeistransmittedwithout
anyvisiblelossofqualityformaximizingnetwork
bandwidthandclearrenderingofvideo.
Plus,itoffersverylowlatency.Delayisless
thanthreeframes*,whichmakesitidealfor
streaminglivevideofast.
Thesolutionusesexistingstandards-based
EthernettechnologyandIPprotocolstodigitally
transmitvideo(aswellasmultichannelaudio
ifusedwiththeHDMII/Ocard)atmaximum
Ethernetdistancesof100m.Togofarther,
simplyaddanetworkswitchorenableunlimited
distancesusingtheInternet.
AnAutoStreamfunctionenablesvideo
streamingtostartassoonasyouconnectthe
encoder/decoders.Connectionsbetweenunits
aredefinedusingsimpleIPaddressingviaa
browser-basedmanagementinterface,so
reconfiguringvideostreamsiseasy.
Order two or more base units.
You’llneedtoorderatleasttwoVX-HDV-IP
baseunitswithoneconfiguredasanencoderand
theotherasadecoder.Whensetuptoworkas
anencoder,thebaseunitcompressesthevideo
sourcesignalandtransmitsitoverIPviaaGigabit
Ethernetconnection.Thesecondunit,configured
asadecoder,decompressesthedata,andplaysit
backinitsoriginalformasHDvideo.
And,aslongasyouhavesuitableLAN/WAN
bandwidth,thequalityofthesourcevideois
preserved.Usethetwoencoder/decodersto
unicastvideotoonescreen,orusethreeormore
unitstomulticasttomultiplescreensonaLAN.
Flexible modular video interfaces.
Justadd3G-SDIorDVI-I/HDMII/OCardsfor
yourtypeofvideo.Youcanevenmixinterfaces,
connectinga3G-SDIsourceontheencoderside
andanHDMIdeviceonthedecoderside(each
I/Ocardhasvideoinandoutports).Forexample,
youcanpluga3G-SDIcameraintotheencoder
withthe3G-SDIcardandenableplaybackon
aremoteHDMIdisplayconnectedtotheHDMI
cardinstalledinthedecoderunit.
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Possible applications:
•Medicalimagedistribution
•MilitaryHDvideosharing
•TVbroadcaststudios
•Othervideorecording,editing,
andarchivalapplications
•Streamingvideoforeducationaland
entertainmentpurposes
•DistributingvideocontentviaanIP
network to digital signage
•Anywherethatrequireslowvideolatency
NOTE: You will likely need two base units and two
I/O cards for a fully functioning link (however, if you
already have a software JPEG 2000 encoder solution,
just one base unit with a card is needed). For power,
be sure to order a PSU for each encoder/decoder or
two PSUs for redundant power on a single base unit.
* Network delay not included. Speed and video
rendering depend on quality of the video source,
display(s), and cables, network bandwidth, and
other factors.
HD-over-IP Encoder/Decoder
HD-over-IPEncoder/DecoderBaseUnit
VX-HDV-IP
HD-over-IPEncoder/DecoderI/OCard
forDVI-I/HDMI
VX-HDV-IP-HDMI
Includes(1)HDMIadapter
for3G-SDI
VX-HDV-IP-SDI
HD-over-IPEncoder/DecoderAudioCard
VX-HDV-IP-AU
ExternalPSUforHD-over-IPEncoder/Decoder
Enhanced-Video
VX-HDV-IP-PSU
19"RackmountKit
VX-HDV-IP-RM
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,gotoblack-box.de.
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XR DVI-D Extender with Audio, RS-232, and HDCP
Save money and time by using a single CATx cable to extend
DVI video, stereo audio, serial RS-232, and HDCP signals.
• UseasingleCAT5e/6/7runforextendingDVI-Dvideoplusaudio.
• AlsoextendsserialRS-232andHDCPsignalstotheremotescreen.
• GoesmuchfartherthanDVIcabling—upto100m*.
• Supportsresolutionsupto1080p(HDTV)or1920x1200(VESA).
• Featuresautoequalizationforextendedvideorange.
• TransmitsserialRS-232TXDandRXDcontrolsignals.
• HDCPcompliantandBlu-rayready,andsupportsEDID.
• Nosoftwareordriverinstallationrequired.
• ComplieswiththeDVI1.0standard.
•Standard Warranty — Year
• Extended Warranty — Add 1 or 3 Years
PutadigitalDVIscreenupto100m*froma
videosourceandcontroladisplayviaRS-232
TXDandRXDcontrolsignalswithour
economicallypricedXRDVI-DExtender
withAudio,RS-232,andHDCP.
ExtendingoverasingleCAT5e/6/7cable,
thetransmitter-receivercombosupportsboth
HDTVresolutionsandVESAstandards.Itenables
flexiblescreenlocationwithoutcompromising
videoquality.
Theextendermakesiteasytosenddigital
1080p-qualityvideoand2-channelstereoanalog
audioplusserialRS-232controlsignalstoa
distantscreenorprojector.
CONNECTORS
DVI-D
RJ-45
Serial
CABLE
PERIPHERALS
CAT5e, 6, 7
Speakers
The extender includes a transmitter and a wallmountable receiver,
a powerful combo that enables you to extend 1080p video, audio,
serial control, and HDCP signals to a distant screen.
AudioisintegratedintotheCATxcable
extension,soyoudon’tneedaseparatecable
totransmitaudiofromthesourcetothescreen.
Becausetheextendersupportsbidirectional
RS-232control,youcanuseserialcommands
fromaPCtocontrolRS-232equipmentorturn
aremotescreenonandofftosaveenergyin
yourvideoapplication.
Plus,theXRDVI-DExtendersupportsEDID
andHDCPbypass,soyoucanalsoextend
contentfromaprotected-contentsource.
What’s included:
•Transmitter
•Receiver
•(2)powersupplieswithcords
•(2)wallmountbracketswith(4)screws
XR DVI-D Extender with Audio, RS-232,
and HDCP
AVX-DVI-TP-100M
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,gotoblack-box.de.
Forpricingdetails,call0811-5541 112.
*NOTE: Distance depends on the quality of the cable and the type of DVI source and display.
3D HDMI Fibre Extender
Extend lossless HDMI greater distances
and get support for new 3D screens.
CONNECTORS
CABLE
PERIPHERALS
FEATURES
HDMI
Multimode-SC
Speaker
IR Passthrough
• Sendsvideoupto1.6kilometresat1080ior
0.8 kilometres at 1080p over multimode fibre.
• Puredigitaltransmissionwithzerocompression.
• HDCPcompliantandBlu-rayready.
• IRextendingfunctionavailable(38kHz).
• Standard Warranty — 1 Year
• Extended Warranty — Add 1 or 3 Years
The3DHDMIFibreExtenderenablesyouto
extendHDMIvideoandintegrateddigitalaudio
upto1.6kilometresawayfromasourcewitha
singleduplexfibrecable.
Thisextenderisperfectforapplicationsthat
requiregreaterdistance,high-speedtransmission,
real-timehighvideoresolution,security,and
noiseimmunity.
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Plus,itfeaturesanHDMIpassthroughport
onthetransmitteranddualHDMIoutputson
thereceiver.
HDMIdisplayscanbeoptimizeduptothe
maximumresolutionofFullHD(1920x1080)/
WUXGA(1920x1200)/UXGA(1600x1200)
withintegratedHDMIaudio.
3D HDMI Fibre Extender
VX-HDMI-FO
Includes(1)localunit,(1)remoteunit,(1)IRemitter,
(1)IRreceiver,(2)powersupplies,(1)2-mSC/SCfibre
patchcable,(2)setsoffootpads,
and(8)mountingmagnets.
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,gotoblack-box.de.
Forpricingdetails,call0811-5541 112.
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Digital Video Extenders
Mini Extender for DVI-D and Stereo Audio over Fibre
Extend DVI-D video and stereo audio up to 1.5 kilometres
over just a single strand of optical fibre.
• ExtendsFullHDvideoand24-bitstereoaudio
over a single strand of single-mode or
multimode fibre with no signal loss.
• Verycompact,in-lineextenders.Noneed
to make room for an external box at a screen.
• Supportsresolutionsof1920x1200(WUXGA)at60Hz.
• Offerspowerfulopticaloutputandreliablesensitivity.
• EDIDprogrammableforusewiththelatestscreens.
• Lowpowerconsumption.
• Addoptionalsplittersformultipointvideodistribution.
•Standard Warranty — 1 Year
• Extended Warranty — Add 1 or 3 Years
CONNECTORS
DVI-D
Audio
CABLE
Multimode-LC
Single-Mode-LC
PERIPHERALS
FEATURES
Speaker
Daisychainable
AVX-DVI-FO-MINI
Possible applications:
Mini Extender for DVI-D and Stereo Audio
over Fibre Kit
•Reachingsignageinpublicinformationsystemsandtransitstationswithalotofinterference.
•DistributingHDvideotomonitorsinfactoriesorotherareaswithlotsofmachinery.
•Transmittingvideogreatdistancesinlargehospitalsoracrossmedicalhealthsystems.
•Extendingvideosecurelyingovernment,military,ordefenseindustryapplications.
MiniExtenderforDVI-DandStereoAudiooverFibre
Kit
AVX-DVI-FO-MINI
Includes(1)transmitter,(1)receiver,(2)power
supplies,and(2)3.5-mmaudiocables.
SparePowerSupplyfortheMiniExtenderKit
AVX-DVI-FO-PS
Fordistributingtomultiplescreens,adda…
Splitter
Thiseconomicalextenderkitenables
youtotransmitDVIandstereoaudiosignals
longerdistancesoverasingleopticalfibre
strand—withoutcompromisingthequality
oftheoriginalvideooraudiosignal.
DeliveringFullHDvideoresolutiontoa
screenupto1.5kilometresawayoversinglemodefibreor500metresawayovermultimode
fibre,theextenderkitisidealfortransmitting
DVI-DvideoandCD-qualityaudio
toremotedigitalsignageormonitors.
Theextendersupports24-bittruecolor
depth,whichmakesitgreatforsharingvideo
inhealthcare,education,multimediaproduction,
or engineering applications.
Andbecauseitusesopticalmediafor
extension,thesignalisimmunetointerference
fromnearbyequipmentandishighlysecure.
UseitwithLC-terminatedsimplexfibre.
Foroptimumdisplaycommunications,
theextenderreadsEDIDdatafromyourlatest,
custom-resolutionscreens.
Plus,thetransmitterandreceiverunitsare
super-compact.Thereceivercanbehiddenquite
easilybehindascreeninapublicarea,andthe
transmittercanbeinstalledin-lineataplayeror
othersourcedevice.
Needtoreachmorethanonedistant
screen?Adda4-or8-portsplitter,ora2-port
daisychainableversion,whichenablesyoutonot
onlyextendtoareceiverbutalsooutputvideoto
asecondsplitterforadditionalscreen
connectivity.
Splitters
8-Port
4-Port
2-PortDaisychainable*
AVX-DVI-FO-SP8
AVX-DVI-FO-SP4
AVX-DVI-FO-SPCS
Thenaddyourrequiredadditionalreceivers…
Receiver
AVX-DVI-FO-MINI-RX
TopowertheMiniExtenderoverfibre,add
USBPowerCable
AVX-DVI-FO-USBPS
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,gotoblack-box.de.
Forpricingdetails,call0811-5541 112.
* NOTE: The second port is for daisychaining
to a second splitter only, not for extending
to a receiver.
Find your fibre optic cable FAST!
Our on-line buyer’s guide makes it easy.
•First,chooseyourcorediametreandLZSHorPVCjacket.
•Then,choosebulkorpatchlengths,strandcount,simplex
orduplex,andyourconnector.
Just go to black-box.de, section technical, Buyer’s Guides
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Products | VideoInfrastructure
Product Selection Guide | Analog Extenders
Standard
Solution/Description
Max.
Resolution
Wizard Multimedia Extenders LP
Affordableextendersforextending
andsplittingVGAusingline-powered
receivers.
Maximumon
supportedinput:
VGA,
1080p:HD
MediaCento™ VX VGA Extenders
EconomicalextendersforsendingVGA,
stereoaudio,andserialTX/GNDsignals
overCATxwiththeoptiontomanage
groupsofportsonthemultiport
transmitters;alsowithcascadingvideo
portanddaisychainablereceiveroptions
forreaching1000+displays.
VGA
1920x1200:
VGA;(1080)
Economy VGA Extenders
Economicalextendersavailable
asa4-porttransmitterforreaching
multipleareas,aswellasfor
point-to-point extension.
1024x768:
VGA
Wizard USB Multimedia Extender
Transmitter/receivercombofor
extendingvideo,audio,andUSB2.0
and 1.1 peripheral signals.
1600x1280:
VGA
Wizard Multimedia Extenders
VGAextenderswithaudiosupportfor
single-andquad-channeltransmission;all
transmittersworkwithallreceivers;a
receiverisavailablefordaisychaining.
Mini CAT5 VGA Extenders
CATx-basedextenderkits,plus
multichannelVGAsplitter/extendersand
VGAreceivers,aswellasspace-saving
extender-in-wallplate options.
1600x1280:
VGA
1920x1440:
VGA,
1080p:HD
Forproductdetails,seethefollowingpagesinthissection.
Media
Max. Distance
Audio
Serial
Specific Component
4-Port TX (AVU4004A)
CATx
150m
•
•
1-Port TX/RX Kit (AVU4001A)
Rx (AVU4001A-RX)
CATx
CATx
Depends on
receiver
•
•
1-Port TX (AVX-VGA-TP-TX)
Depends on
receiver
•
•
4-Port TX (AVX-VGA-TP-TX-4)
Depends on
receiver
•
•
8-Port TX (AVX-VGA-TP-TX-8)
150m
•
•
Standard RX (AVX-VGA-TP-SRX)
300m
•
•
Long-Range RX (AVX-VGA-TP-LRX)
300m
•
•
Cascadable Long-Range RX (AVX-VGA-TP-CSRX)
150m
—
—
4-Port TX (AC555A-4-R2)
150m
—
—
2-Port RX (AC555A-REM-R2)
150m
—
—
Extender Kit (AC555A-R2)
150m
•
—
Extender Kit with Audio (AC556A-R2)
50m
•
—
Extender Kit (ACU5052A)
300m
•
—
Extender Kit (AVU5010A)
300m
•
—
TX, Single Video/Audio (AVU5001A)
300m
•
—
TX, Quad Video/Audio (AVU5004A)
300m
•
—
RX, Dual Video/Stereo Audio (AVU5011A)
300m
•
—
RX, Dual Video/Stereo Audio/
CATx Daisychain Port with Deskew (AVU5111A-R2)
150m
—
—
Extender Kit (AC504A)
150m
—
—
Splitter/TX with Local Port, 2-Channel (AC600A)
150m
—
—
Splitter/TX with Local Port, 4-Channel (AC601A)
150m
—
—
TX with Local Port (AC603A)
150m
—
—
TX, Wallplate (AC504A-WP)
150m
—
—
RX, Standalone (AC602A)
150m
—
—
RX, Wallplate (AC504A-WP-R)
CATx
CATx
CATx
Tech Support the way it should be:
Free, 24/7.
FREE—Whetheryoubuyornot.
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Analog Video Extenders
Product Selection Guide | Analog Extenders
Standard
VGA
(Cont.)
SDI
Solution/Description
Max. Resolution
Media
Mini CATx VGA Extenders
with Video Equalization
Adjustment
Budget-friendly,line-powered
VGAextenderswithvideo
equalizationandgaincontrol.
1920x1200:
VGA,
1080p:HD
3G-SDI Fibre Extender
Kitforextending3G-SDIvideo
extradistancesovera
singlestrandofsecures
ingle-modefibre.
1080p at
4/30/59.94/
60Hz
Component
S-Video/
Composite
FibrePath
Fibreextenderfortransmittingall
standardformats,including
NTSC,PAL,andSECAM.
Mini CAT5 Component
Extenders
CATx-basedextenderkitsfor
Componentvideo.
Component VIdeo Extender
CATx-basedComponentvideo
extender.
Video CCTV–A/V Hub
8-channelCATx-basedhubfor
communicatingwithremote
baluns(required).
Max. Distance
Audio
Serial
Specific Component
Extender Kit (VX-VGA520-K)
Standalone TX Only (VX-VGA520-TA)
CATx
150m
—
—
Standalone RX Only VX-VGA520-RA)
Wallplate TX Only (VX-VGA520-TB)
Wallplate RX Only (VX-VGA520-RB)
SM or
MMfibre
Universal Video/Stereo Audio
480p:HD
S-Video/
Fibre Extender
(butalsosupports MM or
Composite/ Extenderfortransmittingvarious
1080i/720pHDTV SMfibre
Component analog videoformatsandstereo
onBNC)
audiooverasinglefibre.
Multiple
onBNC
coax
Forproductdetails,seethefollowingpagesinthissection.
10km
•
—
Extender Kit (VX-SDI-FO-10KM)
•
—
TX (AC300A-TX-R2)
•
—
RX (AC300A-RX-R2)
SM:60km
—
MMfibre
2.4km
—
—
Extender Kit (AC444A)
1920x1440:
VGA,
1080p:HD
CATx
150m
—
—
Extender Kit (AC504A-CP)
1080p:HD
CATx
150m
—
—
Extender Kit (AC651A)
S-Video:576i;
Composite:480i
CATx
760m
•
—
Hub (IC445A)
PLUS see our selection of audio and video baluns.
Balunsarecompactdevicesthatenableyoutoconnectabalancedline,suchastwistedpair,toan
unbalancedline,suchascoaxcable,foreconomicalAV,CCTV,andCATVextensions.Weofferversions
forextendinghigh-resolutionvideoanddigitaloranalogaudiooverCATxcable,balunsfortransmitting
S-VideoandaudiosignalsoverCAT5,balunsforextendingComponentorsingle-signalCompositevideo
equipment,andothers.
For more on audio and video baluns, see pages 56 and 57.
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Black Box Explains
Alternatives to analog video cable extension.
Extendingvideolongdistancesoftenisn’tpossibleorpracticalusing
standardVGAorcoaxcabling.WithComposite,Component,andother
analogvideocabling,frequencylossesresultindeterioratedvideoquality.
Generally,withthesecables,theshorterdistancethebetter.
ExtendersthatextendanalogvideooverUTPcopperorfibrecable
solvethisproblem,enablingyoutousebackboneorhorizontalwiring
forlong-distanceextensions.Dependingontheextendermodel,video
inputcanbeVGA,Component,S-Video,Composite,orBNCcoax.
They’reagreatalternativetousinganalogvideoorcoaxcables,which
oftencan’tbeeasilypulledthroughtightspacesandcanbemoredifficult
toterminate.What’sreallyniceis,inmostbuildings,copperorfibre
cablingisalreadyinstalledtoservicedatacommunications.
Fibre-basedextendersprovidehigherbandwidthandinterference-free
extensionsatgreaterdistancesthancopper-typeCATxextenders.
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Butthere‘sthematterofcost.CATxextendersthatusecablingand
connectorscostconsiderablylessthanfibrecablingcomponents.
Anotherthingtoconsider:Coax-orVGA-cabledextensioninstallations
usuallyrequireaseparateRS-232orotherlinefortransmittingthecontrol
signalforthedisplay—yetanothercabletofitintotheconduit.CATx
cable,however,deliversboththevideoandcontrolsignalsthrougha
singletransmissionmedium.
Butwhatifyouhavelongrunsofcoaxinstalled?Anextenderlike
ourMediaCentoRF,whichuseslow-costRFcablingtobroadcastvideo
toremoteHDTVscreens,maybetheanswer.SupportingbothVGA
andComponentvideosourceinput,theMediaCentoRFencodesand
modulatessignalsforsingle-channelRFtransmissionoverexistingcoax
wiring.TheQAMtuneratthescreenenablesthereceptionoftheHD
MediaCentoRFchannel,sonoset-topboxorotherhardwareisrequired.
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Wizard Multimedia Extenders LP
CATx-based ways to send HD VGA video to
distant screens using line-powered receivers.
CONNECTORS
VGA
RJ-45
CABLE
PERIPHERALS
CAT5, 5e, 6
Serial
FEATURES
Daisychainable
AVU4001A
(includes transmitter and receiver)
AVU4004A
• Sendmaximumresolutionsata
maximum distance of 150 m.
• Transmitpowertoreceivers—great
for digital signage in areas short on
outlets.
• SupportcloningofEDIDdisplayinfo.
• Videoadjustmentonreceiverfor
controlling sharpness on the display.
•Standard Warranty — 2 Years
• Extended Warranty — Add 1 or 3 Year
SimplifyFullHD1080pextensionwiththese
CATx-basedVGAsolutions.WizardMultimedia
LPextendersenableyoutoreducethe
infrastructurerequiredforvideo-onlydigital
signage extension.
The4-porttransmitter(AVU4004A)extends
tofourscreensatdistancesupto150musing
solid-conductorcable,includingnon-networked
CATxrunsalreadyinstalled
inyourbuilding(shielded,foiltwisted-pair
FTP cableisrecommended).Justadda
WizardMultimediaExtenderLPReceiver
(AVU4001A-RX)foreachscreen.Usedwith
thereceivers,whicharesoldseparately,the
transmitterenablesyoutobroadcastFullHD
1080pvideotofourscreensinfourlocations
overCATxwiringalreadyinstalled.Itbroadcasts
maximumresolutionsatmaximumdistances,
goingfartherthanwhatisordinarilypossibleor
practicalwithstandardVGAcablingruns.
Needtoreachjustasingledisplay?
Thenorderour1-porttransmitter/receiver
kit(AVU4001A).Itincludesanultra-compact,
simple-to-installtransmitterandreceiver.Evenat
itsmaximumdistanceof152m,theWizard
MulitmediaExtenderLPsupportstransmissionof
FullHDvideoonitsanalogVGAconnectors.The
extenderalsofeaturesskewadjustmentonits
receiverforoptimizingvideodisplaysharpness.
Adjustascrewtogetahigh-contrastimageand
reduceshadowingontheimage.Asaplug-andplaysolution,thisextenderincludesbotha
transmitterandreceiver,withnospecialsoftware
toinstall.JustplugtheVGA
andUSBleadsintothehostcomputerorplayer;
attachtheinterconnectingCATxcabletothe
RJ-45port;plugtheVGAcableleadonthe
remoteunitintothevideoinputontheremote
screen;andattachthereceivertotheotherend
oftheCATxlinkcable.
Allreceiversarelinepowered,sopowerisn’t
requiredattheremoteend.Withnobulkypower
transformertoplugin,youcanreduceclutter
locallyatthesourceandremotelyatthedisplay.
TheWizardMultimediaExtenderLPtakesits
powerdirectlyfromaUSBinterfaceandextends
thatpoweroverthelinkusedforvideo,
transmittinglow-voltagepowerviaaspare
wiringpairtothereceiver.
GettingpowerfromtheUSBinterfacealso
makestheWizardMultimediaExtendersLP
greatfordigitalsignageorvideodistributionto
screensinareaswithoutabundantpoweroutlets.
The4-portmodelalsohasaserialport
forswitchingremotevideoonandoffplusa
feed-throughVGAportforlocalmonitoring.
Orusetheporttocascadetoanother4-port
transmitter—greatinapplicationswhereyou
havemorethanfourdisplaysthatyouwantto
reachwithyourhostsystem.Youcancascade
anothertransmittertosupportuptoeight
screens.
NOTE: Maximum distance depends on the
quality of the cable and the type of VGA source
and display. Low-skew cables are recommended
for distances over 50 m. For more specifications,
see black-box.de.
Wizard Multimedia Extenders LP
WizardMultimediaExtendersLP
4-PortTransmitter
1-PortTransmitter/ReceiverKit
CATx Cable
Desktop
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2
Wizard Multimedia
Extender LP, 1-Port,
Transmitter (AVU4001A)
Wizard Multimedia
Extender LP, 1-Port,
Receiver (AVU4001A)
LCD Screen
AVU4004A
AVU4001A
FortheAVU4004A,orderuptofourreceivers:
WizardMultimediaExtenderLPReceiver
AVU4001A-RX
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,gotoblack-box.de.
Forpricingdetails,call0811-5541 112.
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Analog Video Extenders
MediaCento VX Extenders
Economically extend VGA video, stereo audio, and serial
signals over CATx — and easily manage groups of ports.
• Transmithigh-qualityVGAplusaudioandserial
signals over standard UTP cable.
• TransmitRS-232(TX/GND)signalsforindependently
turning on/off ports.
• SupportVGAresolutionsofupto1920x1200
(or 1920 x 1080).
• EDIDcopyfunctionforoptimalPC-to-screen
performance.
• Long-rangemodelssupportdistancesof300m.
To go farther, use cascadable receivers.
• Cascadablereceiveralsosupports
VGA-port cascading to a 4- or 8-port transmitter.
•Standard Warranty — 1 Years
• Extended Warranty — Add 1 or 3 Years
UseordinarycopperUTPcabletodistribute
VGAvideo,stereoaudio,andserialsignalswith
theMediaCento™VXExtendersystem.The
extendersendsVGAvideo,stereoaudio,and
serialsignals,andsupportsdistancesofupto150
mwithastandardreceiverandupto300mwith
along-rangereceiver,orfartherwhenthe
distributionchainincludesthefamily’scascadable
receiverrepeaters.
Becausethetransmittersandreceiversinstall
directlyintoanexistingnon-networkedCATx
infrastructure,integrationiseasy.There’sno
longertheneedtopullnewVGAcablesto
distributevideotodistantmonitorsanddisplays.
Forconnectiontoamanagementcomputer,
thetransmittersincludeanRJ-11cableandRJ-11/
DB9converterforconnectingviaRS-232.
ThesystemsupportsmostcommonVGA
resolutions,includingWUXGA(1920x1200),
FullHD(1920x1080),andUXGA(1600x1200)
videoevenatthelongerdistances.Unique
equalizer,gain,andRGBskewcontrolsonevery
receiver,eventheshort-rangeversion,makeit
easytofine-tuneimagequalityoverlongerCATx
cableruns.
VGA
RJ-45
3.5-mm Audio
CABLE
PERIPHERALS
FEATURES
Serial
Daisychainable
CAT5, 5e, 6
AVX-VGA-TP-TX-8:
top: front view;
bottom: rear view
What’smore,asecondVGAportandsecond
3.5-mmaudiojackonthetransmittersenable
youtoconnectalocalmonitorandspeakers.
Toexpandtoadditionalscreens,orderone
ormoreofourcascadablelong-rangereceivers.
TheycanbelinkedviatheirRJ-45portstowork
assignalrepeaters(withuptofourunitsina
chain)and/orbeusedtocascadeviatheirVGA
portstoanothertransmitter.Dependingonthe
transmittersandreceiversordered,thesystem
supportsasmanyas32threadsandmorethan
1000displaysinaVGAdistributionnetwork.
MediaCento VX Cascadable
Long-Range Receiver
AVX-VGA-TP-CSRX
Screens
PC
CATX
VGA
CATX
CATX
VGA
MediaCento VX
Long-Range Receiver
AVX-VGA-TP-LRX
VGA
MediaCento VX
Standard Receiver
AVX-VGA-TP-SRX
VGA
Screens
MediaCento VX
MediaCentoVX
Transmitters
1-Port
4-Port
8-Port
Possible applications:
• AnydigitalsignageapplicationwithVGA
screensnearCATxwallplates
• Sendingvideotodistantclassroommonitors
in schools
• SharingvideowitholderVGAmonitorsin
controlrooms
• DistributinglegacyVGAvideoacrossa
hospitalcampus
CONNECTORS
• Extendingcorporatevideotomonitorsin
differentrooms
• Anywhereyouneedtoquicklymanage
videooutputongroupsofscreens
(governmentbuildings,transitstations,
malls,retailstores)
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AVX-VGA-TP-TX
AVX-VGA-TP-TX-4
AVX-VGA-TP-TX-8
Include(1)transmitter,(1)powersupply,(1)audio
cable,(1)RJ-11controlcable,(1)RJ-11-to-DB9serial
converter,(1)groundcable,and(4)rubberfeet.
Receivers
Standard(150m)
AVX-VGA-TP-SRX
Long-Range(300m)
AVX-VGA-TP-LRX
CascadableLong-Range
AVX-VGA-TP-CSRX
(300m)
Include(1)receiver,(1)powersupply,(1)groundcable,
and(4)rubberfeet.
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,gotoblack-box.de.
Forpricingdetails,call0811-5541 112.
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Economy VGA Extenders
Simplify and save by using ordinary CATx cable to reach
displays and speakers up to 150 metres away.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
AC555A-R2: left: local unit;
right: remote unit.
CONNECTORS
VGA
Audio
CABLE
PERIPHERALS
CAT5,5e,6
Speakers
UseordinaryCAT5/5e/6cabletoextendVGAorVGAandaudioupto152.4m.
Idealforconnectingdigitalsignageandextendingvideotoclassrooms.
Supportresolutionsupto1024x768.
Useequalization(gain)controlontheremoteunitstofine-tunevideo.
Featurea2-kVavalanchediodeforelectrostaticdischarge(ESD)protection.
4-PortVGATransmitterextendstofourlocationsandfeaturesalocalVGApassthroughport.
Forextendingtoonlyonearea,ordertheVGAExtenderKitortheVGAExtenderKitwithAudio.
Standard Warranty—1Year
Extended Warranty—Add1or3Years
Economy VGA Extenders
4-PortVGATransmitter
4-Port VGA Transmitter
(AC555A-4-R2)
PC or
Media Player
VGAExtenderKits
VGAExtenderKit
VGAExtenderKitwithAudio
CAT5e Cable
CAT5e Cable
2-Port VGA Receivers
(AC555A-REM-R2)
VGA
Cable
Display
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,gotoblack-box.de.
Forpricingdetails,call0811-5541 112.
Display
USB Multimedia Extender
Extend audio and video over CATx cable to remote
USB touchscreens and other peripherals.
Wizard USB
Multimedia Extender
(AVU5020A)
Local Unit
USB Cable
VGA Cable
USB Cable
AVU5020A
• ExtendVGAvideoandaudioupto
50 m over CATx.
• Reachmonitors,touchscreens,speakers,
and other USB 2.0 and 1.1 devices.
• Featuresanintegrated4-portUSBhub.
• Usetwoextenderstoextendvideo
from computers with dual monitors to
touchscreens and interactive kiosks.
• Supports1920x1200resolutionsand
fully supports DDC.
•Standard Warranty — 2 Years
• Extended Warranty — Add 1 or 3 Years
2
50
PC or
Media
Player
Wizard USB
Multimedia Extender
(AVU5020A)
Local Unit
AC555A-R2
AC556A-R2
Eachkitincludes(1)localunit,(1)remoteunit,(1)
1.8mVGAM/Fcable,and(2)powersupplies.
TheAC556A-R2alsoincludes(1)1.8maudiocable.
VGA
Cable
Display
AC555A-4-R2
AC555A-REM-R2
VGAReceiver,2-Port
CONNECTORS
VGA
Audio
USB
CABLE
PERIPHERALS
CAT5,5e,6
USB
Speakers Touchscreen
CATx Cable (up to 50 m)
VGA Cable
VGA from Local
Pass-through
Local Monitor
(Touchscreen)
USB Cable
CATx Cable (up to 50 m)
Local Monitor
(Touchscreen)
VGA Cable
USB Cable
TheWizardUSBMultimediaExtender
enablesyoutonotonlyextendvideoandstereo
audiooverCATx,butalsoconnecttoallsorts
ofUSB2.0and1.1devices.
Fourfull-speedUSB2.0devicescanbeused
simultaneously,disconnectedandreconnected
atanytimewithoutanyerrors.Plus,videoand
audiooutputsonthelocalunitenablelocal
controlofremotedevices.
Wizard USB Multimedia Extender
ACU5052A
Includes(1)localunit,(1)remoteunit,(1)in-linepower
supply,(8)rubberfeet,(1)VGAcable,(1)3.5-mmto
3.5-mmaudiocable,and(1)USBTypeAtoTypeB
cable.
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,gotoblack-box.de.
Forpricingdetails,call0811-5541 112.
What‘smore,theextenderalsotransmits
44.1-kHzCD-qualitystereoaudio.
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Analog Video Extenders
Multimedia Extenders
Transmit VGA video and stereo audio to remote screens
and speakers over ordinary CATx cable.
CONNECTORS
VGA
Audio
CABLE
PERIPHERALS
CAT5,5e,6
Speakers
Wizard Multimedia Extender Kit
AVU5004A
• Idealfordigitalsignageand
narrowcasting applications.
• ExtendVGAvideoandstereosignals
up to 300 m.
• Alltransmittersworkwithallreceivers.
To expand your system for additional
screens, simply cascade multiple units.
• Useasstandaloneunitsorrackmount
up to 16 units in the optional 3U chassis.
• Support1280x1024atdistancesof300
m and 1600 x 1280 at 200 m.
• Transmithigh-fidelity16-bit,44.1-kHz
stereo audio.
• Independentsharpnessandbrightness
controls.
• Featureadvancedspikesuppressionfor
operation in electronically noisy areas.
•Standard Warranty — 2 Years
• Extended Warranty — Add 1 or 3 Years
TakeyourPCvideotodistantdisplaysusing
easy-to-handleCATxcableswithourplug-andplayWizardMultimediaExtenders.
Thekit’stransmitter(availableindividuallyas
theAVU5001A)haslocalportsforlocalscreen
andspeakerconnectionsorforcascadingtoother
transmitterunits.Thekit’sreceiver(availableon
itsownastheAVU5011A)featuresdualVGA
andaudiooutputsforduplicatinginputfromthe
transmittertotworemotescreenswithspeakers.
Youcanalsouseaquadtransmittermodel
(AVU5004A)todirectlyfeedfourreceivers.In
addition,weofferareceiverwithbuilt-inskew
compensationandaCATxdaisychainport
(AVU5111A-R2).It’srecommendedforCAT5e
or higher cable extensions that are longer than
100m.WealsorecommenditforCAT5eor
higherapplicationsinwhichyouneed
toextendhigherresolutions.
AVU5010A
Includes(1)single-video/stereoaudiotransmitter
(AVU5001A),(1)receiverwithdualvideo/stereoaudio
ports(AVU5011A),(2)powersupplieswith(2)power
cords,and(2)setsofrubberfeet.
WizardMultimediaExtenders
Transmitters
SingleVideo/StereoAudio
AVU5001A
QuadVideo/StereoAudio
AVU5004A
Receivers
withDualVideo/StereoAudioPorts
AVU5011A
withDualVideo/StereoAudioPorts,CATx
DaisychainPortandIntegralDeskew
AVU5111A-R2
Individualtransmittersandreceiversincludeapower
supplywithpowercordand(4)rubberfeet.
WizardMultimediaExtenderRackmountChassis
AVU5000A
WizardMultimediaExtenderUniversalPlates
AVU5002
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,gotoblack-box.de.
Forpricingdetails,call0811-5541 112.
For complete specifications, see black-box.de.
Need peripheral support?
See our Wizard KVM Extenders for CATx-based VGA extension
and remote workstation control.
• WizardUSBKVMExtenderwithAudiosendsVGAvideo,audio,
andUSBkeyboardandmousesignalsupto300metresoverCATx.
• WizardUSBKVMExtenderwithDual-HeadVGAandAudio
supports300metredistancesforworkstationswithtwomonitors.
• Wizard USB SRX KVM Extender with Dual-Video, USB,
Audio, and RS-232 sendssignalsforVGA,audio,aUSBkeyboardand
mouse,andtwoUSBperipheralsmorethan49metres.
For more information, visit black-box.de and search for ACU5250.
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Mini CAT5 Extender Kits • Mini CAT5 Splitter/Extenders
Extend digital signage video up to 152 metres over ordinary
CAT5 cable.
CONNECTORS
VGA
Component
CABLE
CAT5
RJ-45
• UseCAT5cabletosend1600x1200videoupto90mat85Hz
or1280x1024videoupto152mat60Hz.
• Bufferandboostsignalsforclearimagesattheremoteend.
• Differentialsignalingeliminatesgroundloopsandnoise.
• For90m-extensions,asinglepowersupplyisallyouneed.
• Supportamaximumresolutionof1920x1440noninterlacedat60Hz
andHDTVat60Hzto1080p.
• Standard Warranty — 2 Years
• Extended Warranty—Add1or3Years
AC504A
Mini CAT5 Extender Kits
VGA
Component
Mini CAT5 VGA Extender
Wallplate Transmitter
(AC504A-WP) with Power Supply
iCOMPEL™ Digital
Signage Appliance
AC504A
AC504A-CP
Eachkitincludes(1)transmitter,(1)receiver,and(1)
powersupply.TheAC504Aalsoincludes(1)VGA
male/malecable.TheAC504A-CPalsoincludes(2)
cableswith(1)HD15maleto(3)RCAmale.
CAT5 Solid-Conductor Cable
VGA Cable
Mini CAT5
VGA Receiver
(AC602A)
Remote
Display
Mini CAT5 VGA Splitter/Extender Transmitter
with Local Port
2-Channel
4-Channel
AC600A
AC601A
Include(1)transmitter,(1)VGAmale/malecable,
and(1)powersupply.
MiniCAT5VGAExtenderTransmitterwithLocal
Port
AC603A
MiniCAT5VGAReceiver
AC504A-WP
Standalone
AC602A
NOTE: For 90 -extensions, you need a power supply at both ends.
To order a separate PSU for a remote unit, contact our FREE Tech Support.
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,gotoblack-box.de.
Forpricingdetails,call0811-5541 112.
Mini CATx VGA Extenders with Video Equalization
Adjustment
Budget-friendly, line-powered extenders for extending
VGA up to 150 metres.
CONNECTORS
VGA
RJ-45
CABLE
CAT5, 5e, 6
• ExtendVGAvideoupto150m
overordinaryCAT5/5e/6cable.
Mini CATx VGA Extender with Video
Equalization
• Verycompact,idealfortightspaces.
MiniCATxVGAExtenderwithVideoEqualization
VX-VGA520-K
AdjustmentKit
Includes(1)VX-VGA520-TAtransmitter,
(1)VX-VGA520-RAreceiver,and(1)powersupply.
• Requireonlyasinglepowersupplyunit.Can
bepoweredconvenientlyfromeitherendof
theCATxlink,locallyorremotely.
• Featurevideoequalizationandgaincontrol,so
youcanfine-tunevideoatextendeddistances.
• SupportVGAresolutionsupto1920x1200,
including1080pqualityvideo.
VX-VGA520-RA
Transmitter
Receiver
PowerSupply
VX-VGA520-TA
VX-VGA520-RA
VX-VGA520-PS
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,gotoblack-box.de.
Forpricingdetails,call0811-5541 112.
• EnableEDIDcopyingatthepushofabutton.
• Standard Warranty — 1 Year
• Extended Warranty—Add1or3Years
NOTE: Be sure to also order a power supply.
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Analog Video Extenders
FibrePath Extender System
No interference, high bandwidth, low cost. Fibre secures your video displays!
CONNECTORS
CABLE
Composite
Multimode-ST
• Idealforlong-distanceinformationdisplays,
digitalsignage,andsecuritysystems.
• Sendsvideoupto2.4kilometres.
• Eliminatesground-loopproblems.
• Workswithallstandardvideoformats,
includingNTSC,PAL,andSECAM.
• Eachunithasa62.5-µmmultimodeSTport
andBNCcoaxconnectors.
• Standard Warranty—3Years
• Extended Warranty—Add1or3Years
FibrePath
NOTE: The FibrePath transmitter and receiver
must be used in pairs.
Multimode, 62.5-Micron Fibre Optic Cable, Simplex
RG-59
Coax Cable
FibrePath Transmitter
(AC444A)
CCTV Camera or Other
Video Source
FibrePath
Receiver
(AC444A)
Display
Universal Video/Stereo Audio Fibre Extender
Ensure the quality of video and audio in noisy environments — use fibre.
Top: receiver (AC300A-RX-R2);
bottom: transmitter (AC300A-TX-R2).
The extender has BNC video connectors, screw
terminal block connnectors for audio, and an ST
fibre optic interface.
Receiver
Transmitter
AC444A
Includes(1)transmitter,(1)receiver,and(2)power
supplies.
Transmitter
AC445A-TX
Receiver
AC446A-RX
NOTE: These are intended as replacement units
and do not include power supplies.
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,gotoblack-box.de.
Forpricingdetails,call0811-5541 112.
CONNECTORS
Component Composite
CABLE
S-Video
Multimode-ST® Single-Mode-ST
• Sendonevideoandtwoaudiosignalsovera
single1310-nm,single-modefibre—asfaras
60kilometres.
• Twostereochannelsforcrystal-clearfidelity.
• All-digitaltransmissionprovidesexcellentimage
qualityandsound.
• Standard Warranty—3Years
• Extended Warranty—Add1or3Years
• Workswithfivetypesofvideoformats:
Compositevideo,Componentvideo,S-Video,
1080i/720pHDTV,andProgressiveScanDVD.
• Usewithmultimodeorsingle-modefibre,
andallanalogTVvideoequipment.
• Idealforprofessionalaudio/videoapplications,
POSdisplays,kiosks,andmore.
Universal Video/Stereo Audio Fibre Extender
Transmitter
Receiver
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,gotoblack-box.de.
Forpricingdetails,call0811-5541 112.
3G-SDI CATx Extender Kit
Extend HD SDI video up to 100m over standard CATx cables
• SupportsSDI(270Mbps),HD-SDI-292M(1.485,
Supports
1.485/1.001Gbps)andHD-SDI-424M/425M
1.485/1.001
(2.97/3.0Gbps).
(2.97/3.0
•Extendsthesignalsupto100moverCAT5e/6
• Extends
cables at all resolutions.
•LEDdiagnosticsindicatesyncronisationand
• LED
signaldetection.
signal
•Compactcastaluminiumenclosure.
AC300A-TX-R2
AC300A-RX-R2
CONNECTORS
SDI
RJ-45
CABLE
CAT5, 5e, 6
The3G-SDIExtenderKittransmitsHD-SDI
videoupto100moverstandardCATxcablein
apoint-to-pointapplication.TheExtender
supportsuncompressed,un-encrypteddigital
videoupto2.97/3.0Gbps.Optionallyitalso
includesembeddedaudioand/ortimecodes.
Useitwithintelevisionfacilitiesandbetween
professionalvideoequipment.
3G-SDI Extender Kit
IC800A
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,gotoblack-box.de.
Forpricingdetails,call0811-5541 112.
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3G-SDI Fibre Extender
Extend 3G-SDI video as far as 10 kilometres
over a single strand of secure single-mode fibre.
• IdealforlinkinganSDIcamerawith
SDI display or equipment in another
building.
• Extendsembeddedaudioand
metadata along with multirate SDI
video.
• WorkswitharangeofSD-SDI,HD-SDI,
or 3G-SDI (2.97-Gbps) devices.
• Alsohasvideoloopoutportsforlocal
and remote SDI connections.
• AutomaticallyreclocksSDIsignal’s
data rate to reduce video jitter.
• FeaturesequalizationonSDIinput
and outputs for extended distances.
• ImmunetoSMPTERP-198pathological
test patterns.
•Standard Warranty — 1 Year
• Extended Warranty — Add 1 or 3 Years
Takehigh-qualitySDIvideomuchfarther
thanwhat’sordinarilypossibleovercoaxruns.
TransmitmultirateSDIvideo,including3G-SDI
signals,atextendeddistancesoverasingle
strandofopticalfibrewiththeBlackBox®
3G-SDIFibreExtender.
IdealforanumberofTVbroadcast,video
editing,andpost-productionstudioapplications,
theextendersupportssingle-modedistancesup
10kilometresonitssmallform-factorpluggable
(SFP)interfacesforsimplexfibre.
Reclocks signal for consistent quality.
Theextendercomboincludesatransmitter
andreceiverforsendinghigh-endvideo,aswell
asembeddedaudioandmetadata,toanother
buildingorstudio.Thetransmitterconvertsan
SMPTE292M,SMPTE259M,SMPTE424M,or
DVB-ASIelectricalsignaltoopticalsignals.Then,
onanLCfibreconnectorattheremoteend,the
receiverequalizesandreclocksthesignalwhile
convertingthesignalbacktotheSDIsignal.
Also,theextenderisimmunetopathological
testpatterns(SMPTERP-198),whichguarantees
high-quality,flicker-freetransmission.
What’smore,the3G-SDIFibreExtender
equalizestheinputforreducingsignalloss.
Thisway,yougetgreaterrangebetween
thetransmitteranditsSDIsource.
Approvals
CEandRoHS
Coax Cable
Equalization
SD-SDI:300m;
HD-SDI:150m;
3G-SDI:90m
Connectors
Transmitter:SDIinput:(1)BNCF(75-ohm);SDIloopout:(1)BNCF(75-ohm);
Fibreinterconnect:(1)LCsimplexonSFP;
Receiver:SDIoutput:(1)BNCF(75-ohm);SDIloopout:(1)BNCF(75-ohm);
Fibreinterconnect:(1)LCsimplexonSFP
Operatingwavelength:1310nm;
Opticalfibre:Single-modeormultimode;
Lossbudget:0–15dB
Maximum Resolution
1080pat24/30/59.94/60Hz
Output Impedance
75ohms
Power
Input: 100–240VAC,50–60Hz,0.3A;Output:5VDC,4A
Video Bandwidth
2.97Gbps,2.97/1.001Gbps
Dimensions
Eachunit:3Hx4Wx11.6Dcm
Weight
Eachunit:0.14kg
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CABLE
PERIPHERALS
FEATURES
SDI
Multimode-LC Single-Mode-LC
Speaker
Daisychainable
The transmitter autodetects SDI standard, converting an SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M ,
SMPTE 424M, or DVB-ASI signal to optical signals. Then, at the remote end, the receiver
equalizes and reclocks the signal while converting the signal back to the SDI signal.
Technical Specifications
Fibre Characteristics
CONNECTORS
Orusetheloopouttodaisychaintoadditional
SDIequipment.EqualizationprovidesSDIinput
cabledistancesofupto90metresfor3G-SDI,
upto150metresforHD-SDI,andupto300
metresforSD-SDI*.
ForbotholderandnewerSDIinterfaces,
theextenderprocessesbitratesfrom270Mbps
upto2.97Gbps.
Use in a number of applications.
Setthe3G-SDIFibreExtenderup,for
instance,toconnectanSDIcameratoaSDIcompatiblevideorecorderontheothersideof
abuildingorcampus.OrconnectSDIswitching
equipmentataheadendtoadisplayonthe
othersideofastudio.It’salsogreatfor
corporatevideoapplicationswithSDIequipment.
Becausetheextenderusesfibrefor
transmissionofcontent,it’sinherentlymore
secureandimmunetooutsideinterference.
Forthisreason,the3G-SDIFibreExtenderis
idealforhealthcareapplicationsorotherplaces
wherevideosecurityiscritical.Also,it’sperfect
forreachingSDIequipmentinfactoryorother
“noisy”areas.
*NOTE: Cable equalization distance depends
on the characteristics and quality of the cable
and the type of SDI device.
3G-SDI Fibre Extender
VX-SDI-FO-10KM
Includes(1)transmitter,(1)receiver,(2)single-mode
SFPfibretransceivers,(2)powersupplies,and
(4)mountingscrews.
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,gotoblack-box.de.
Forpricingdetails,call0811-5541 112.
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Analog Video Extenders
Black Box Resources
White Papers | Videos | Case Studies
BlackBoxhasalmost40yearsofexperienceprovidingtechnologysolutionstocustomers.
Partofthecommitmenttoexcellenceisalsoprovidingtheeducationalinsight,research,and
experienceclientsneedforend-to-endsolutions.Browsetheselectionofwhitepapers,Visio
stencils,casestudies,videosandmoreatblack-box.de.
Digital Signage and ProAV White Papers
Learnmoreaboutdigitalsignageapplications,howtocreate
contentforsignage,allabout4K,andHDvideoswitchingand
extensiontechnologiesthatmakesignageandvideolook
great.
black-box.de/Whitepapers
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Products | Video Infrastructure
Save money by running audio/video signals over
Mount square baluns for
3G CCTV (HD SDI) Baluns
Transmit HD-SDI video, power and
PTZ over one CATx cable.
CONNECTORS
CABLE
BNC
CAT5,5e,6
RJ-45
CCTV Baluns
Run Composite video
over easy-to-handle CATx.
• SendHDCCTVvideo,remote
powerandPTZcontrolbetween
camerasandDVRs.
• IC553Aextendsthedistanceup
to45m(HD)or150m(SD).
• Supportsupto20VA/2Aviatwo
or30VA/2Aviathreetwisted
pairs.
NOTE: Must be used in pairs. Use
either two IC552A or combine one
IC552A with one IC553A.
IC552A
IC553A
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,goto
black-box.de.Forpricingdetails,
call 0811-5541 112.
CATV Balun
Integrate CATV equipment into
your CAT5 cabling system.
CONNECTORS
Coax
CABLE
RJ-45
CAT5
BNC
Screw Terminal
CABLE
RJ-45
CCTV Baluns
CCTVBaluns
BNC/RJ-45
BNC/ScrewTerminal
RCA/RJ-45
• Convertsbasebandsignalfrom
75-ohmcoaxcabletoCATx.
• Standard Warranty —
Lifetime
Quad Video Balun
Send four Composite video
signals up to 670 metres.
IC440A
IC444A
IC444A-RCA
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,goto
black-box.de.Forpricingdetails,
call 0811-5541 112.
CONNECTORS
Composite
RJ-45
CATV Balun
Quad Video Balun
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,goto
black-box.de.Forpricingdetails,
call 0811-5541 112.
• ConvertVGAsignalsfor
transmission over economial
4-pair shielded twisted pair
(STP) cable.
• Supportresolutionsof
640 x 480 at up to 137 m.
• Saveconduitspacebyusing
existing CAT5 STP cables to
distribute video.
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CAT5,5e,6
• EliminatesfourCompositeruns.
• RCAinputs.
•Standard Warranty —
Lifetime
IC564A
NOTE: Must be used in pairs.
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,goto
black-box.de.Forpricingdetails,
call 0811-5541 112.
VGA Baluns
Send VGA signals over STP cable.
AC641A
CABLE
• WorkswithCATV,VHF,andFM
systems.
• F-typeconnector.
•Standard Warranty —
Lifetime
IC448A-R2
NOTE: Must be used in pairs.
CAT5,5e,6
NOTE: Must be used in pairs.
3G CCTV Baluns
3GCCTVPassthtough
ActiveReceiver
CONNECTORS
•Standard Warranty —
Lifetime
CONNECTORS
VGA
Puttingalotofdistancebetween
aPCvideosourceandadisplay
devicecanbeexpensiveifyouuse
standardVGAcabletoconnectthe
two.BlackBoxVGAbalunsgive
usersabetteroptiontousetwistedpaircableinstead.
Thesecompact,nonpowered
devicesenableyoutoquicklyset
upVGAsource-to-displayrunsat
distancesupto137metres.
ThebalunsplugintothePCand
displaydevicesdirectly,settlingup
anddismantlingavideoconnection
RJ-45
CABLE
CAT5,5e,6
iseasy.Forthisreason,they’reideal
fortemporarycablepatchesin
trainingorconferencesettings.
VGA Baluns
IC448A-R2
(Order both a source and a display balun.)
Source Male
AC640A
DisplayFemale
AC641A
DisplayMale
AC642A
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,goto
black-box.de.Forpricingdetails,
call 0811-5541 112.
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Baluns
CAT5 instead of expensive coax cable.
security and organization.
Component/Composite
Video Balun
Extend high-end video.
• UseCAT5toextendComponent
video304.8m.Threepairsare
requiredforaYPbPrconnection.
• OruseonepairtosendComposite
video670.5m.
• Standard Warranty — 1 Year
• Extended Warranty—Add1
or3Years
CONNECTORS
CABLE
Composite Component Screw Terminal
CAT5
CABLE
RCA Audio Screw Terminal
CAT5
Audio Baluns
Component/Composite Video
Balun
IC462A
Dual Audio/Video Balun
Video/Stereo Audio Balun
Extend Composite video and
audio signals over 609 metres.
NOTE: Must be used in pairs.
CONNECTORS
NOTE: Must be used in pairs.
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,goto
black-box.de.Forpricingdetails,
call 0811-5541 112.
• DualAudio/VideoBalunextends
upto609.6m.
• Video/StereoAudioBalungoes
upto670.6m.
• Eliminatefourcoaxcables.
•Standard Warranty —
IC446A:Lifetime;
IC441A-R2:2 Years
• Extended Warranty —
IC441A-R2:Add1or3Years
Audio Baluns (Analog & Digital)
Extend audio over CAT5 cable.
CONNECTORS
Composite RCA Audio
CABLE
RJ-45
CAT5,5e,6
• Analog:upto1524m.Forstereo,
ordertwoperside.
• Digital:upto182.8m.
• Standard Warranty — 1 Year
• Extended Warranty—Add1
or3Years
AudioBaluns
Analog
Digital
IC460A
IC461A
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,goto
black-box.de.Forpricingdetails,
call 0811-5541 112.
Quad Audio Balun
Send four analog audio
signals as far as 1524 metres.
CONNECTORS
CABLE
RJ-45
CAT5
RCA Audio
• Agreatalternativetocoax.
• Connectors:(4)RCA,(1)RJ-45.
•Standard Warranty —
Lifetime
IC446A
Quad Audio Balun
Dual Audio/Video Baluns
IC565A-R2
DualAudio/VideoBalun
IC446A
Video/StereoAudioBalun IC441A-R2
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,goto
black-box.de.Forpricingdetails,
call 0811-5541 112.
NOTE: Must be used in pairs.
CCTV Passive Hub • CCTV Power-Through Baluns
Extend CCTV video and remote power over inexpensive CATx cable instead of coax.
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,goto
black-box.de.Forpricingdetails,
call 0811-5541 112.
CONNECTORS
BNC
Screw Terminal RJ-45
CABLE
CAT5,5e,6
•Standard Warranty—Lifetime
IC562A
• AllsupportNTSC,PAL,andSECAMformats.
CCTV Passive Hub with (16) BNC Coax Connectors
• The1UCCTV Passive Hub sendsvideo,PTZcontrol,andpowerover
ordinaryCATxcabling.
CCTVPassiveHubwith(16)BNCCoaxConnectors
IC562A
• Thehubextendsvideoatupto762m,PTZcontrolupto1.2kmand
powerupto106.6m.
CCTVPower-ThroughBaluns
withRJ-45Connectors
withScrewTerminals
IC560A
IC561A
• IthasRJ-45portsonthefrontandcoaxjacksontherear.Setports
individuallyforpower-throughorpass-through.Itworkswiththepowerthroughbaluns.
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,gotoblack-box.de.
Forpricingdetails,call0811-5541 112.
• CCTV Power-Through Balunssendcolorvideoupto670.5moverCATx.
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Product Selection Guide | Splitters
Video
Standard
Solution Description
HDMI
HDMI Splitters with Audio
SplitHDMI®videoandaudiosignalsfor2,4,
or8outputs;feature3.5-mmanalogaudiojacks
forseparatespeakerconnections.
4K HDMI Splitters
SDI
Media
Specific Component
1 x 2 Splitter with Audio (AVSP-HDMI1X2)
1080p:HD,
1920x1200:DVI
HDMI
1 x 4 Splitter with Audio (AVSP-HDMI1X4)
1 x 8 Splitter with Audio (AVSP-HDMI1X8)
3840x2160
HDMI
Dual-Link DVI-D Splitters
Splitultra-high-resolutiondual-linkDVIvideofor
outputonfourscreens.
1080p:HD,
2560x1600:DVI
DVI
DVI Splitters with Audio and HDCP
UsetosplitDVIsignalfor2or4outputsandreproduce
HDCP-protectedcontentonconnectedscreens.
1080p:HD,
1920x1200:DVI
DVI
3G-SDI Splitter, 1 x 4
Distribute3G/HD/SD-SDIsourcevideotofourdistant
SDIscreensordevices.
3G-SDI,HD-SDI,SD-SDI
Coax
VGA Video Splitters
UsetosplitVGAinputfor2,4,or8outputs.
2048x1536:VGA
VGA
Split4KHDMI®videosignalsfor2or4outputs
DVI
Forproductdetails,seethefollowingpagesinthissection.
Maximum
Resolution
1 x 2 Splitter (VSP-HDMI1X2-4K)
1 x 4 Splitter (VSP-HDMI1X4-4K)
1 x 2 Splitter (VSP-DLDVI1X2)
1 x 4 Splitter (VSP-DLDVI1X4)
1 x 2 Splitter (AVSP-DVI1X2)
1 x 4 Splitter (AVSP-DVI1X4)
1 x 8 Splitter (AVSP-DVI1X8)
1 x 4 Splitter (VSP-SDI1X4)
2-Channel Splitter (AC1056A-2)
4-Channel Splitter (AC1056A-4)
8-Channel Splitter (AC1056A-8)
VGA
2-/4-Port Audio/Video Splitters
Splittersfeaturing(1)VGA–audioin
and(2)or(4)VGA–audioout.
2048x1536:VGA
VGA
4-Port XGA Video Splitter
SplitsXGAsignalforfourscreens.
1600x1200:VGA
VGA
2-Port Splitter (AC650A-2)
4-Port Splitter (AC650A-4)
4-Port Splitter (AC090A)
Also see these CATx-based signal-distribution solutions in our extenders section:
MediaCento™ HX 1 x 4 Transmitter
Reach multiple HD screens simply and
affordably with this HDMI solution.
Notonlydoesitsplitthesignal,butit’salsoadistributionamplifier
thatregeneratestheHDMIsignalforboostingvideooverasinglesolid
CATxcablerun.
• SplitsandextendsAVsignalstofourdigitalsignagescreens.
• UsesinexpensiveCAT5e/CAT6cableforuncompressedHDMI
signal extension.
®
Plus,thedevicesupportssingle-link225-MHz(6.75-Gbps)
bandwidthforsharpfull-motionrendering,synchronizedvideoand
audiowithnoperceivabledelay,aswellasDeepColorresolutionsfor
enhancedcolordepthandrefreshrates.
• Supportssingle-link225-MHz(6.75-Gbps)videobandwidth.
• Transmits1080pvideoasfaras40m.
• HaslocalHDMIoutputformonitoringorcascadingunits.
For more information, see the Digital Video Extenders section.
Multimedia Extender LP 4-Port Transmitter
Broadcast HD VGA video to four distant screens using
line-powered receivers.
• Sendsmaximumresolutionsatamaximumdistanceof152.4m.
• Transmitspowertoreceivers.Greatforareasshortonoutlets
and reducing cords at screens.
• Featuresfeedthroughportforlocalmonitoringorcascadingunits.
This4-porttransmitterextendsVGAvideoasfaras152.4musing
solid-conductorCATxcable.
Usedwithseparatelysoldreceivers,thetransmitterbroadcasts
FullHD1080pvideotofourscreensinfourlocationsovercopper
alreadyinstalledinyourbuilding.
Evenbetter,thereceiversarelinepoweredfromthetransmitter,so
powerisn’trequiredattheremoteend.Thisfeaturemakestheextender
idealforroomswhereyou’reshortonoutlets,aswellasforreducingthe
numberofcordsaroundorbehindscreens.
For more information, see the Digital Video Extenders section.
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Video Splitters
HDMI Splitters with Audio
Affordable splitters for duplicating digital video from
one source on as many as eight HDMI displays.
• SplitanHDMI® signal between two,
four, or eight outputs simultaneously.
CONNECTORS
HDMI
Audio
AVSP-HDMI1X8
versionsalsoUHD(3840x2160).Highbandwidth
enablesyoutotransmitinformationathigh
speeds.
Plus,they’refullyHDCPcompliantandsupport
EDIDdisplayinformation.
TheHDMIwithAudioSplittersfeature
separate3.5-mmjacksfordistributingaudioon
eachchannel,thesplittersareidealfor
applicationswhere,insteadoftheHDMIaudio
capabilitiesoftheconnecteddisplays,youwantto
useexistinghigh-powerspeakersandhigh-fidelity
audioreceiverequipmentforaudiooutput.
NOTE: The quality of output depends largely on quality of the source, HDMI cable, and display.
HDMI Splitters
HDMISplitterswithAudio
1x2
AVSP-HDMI1X2
1x4
AVSP-HDMI1X4
1x8
AVSP-HDMI1X8
1x8modelalsoincludes(1)rackmountkit.
4KHDMISplitters
1x2
VSP-HDMI1X2-4K
1x4
VSP-HDMI1X4-4K
ToconnecttoDVIdevices,order…
HDMIMtoDVIFAdapter
HDMIMtoDVIMAdapter
VSP-DLDVI1X2
• Idealfordigitalsignage,classroom
and conference presentations, studios,
or any video broadcasting application.
• Supportsresolutionsupto2560x1600.
• Featureelectrostaticdischarge
(ESD) protection.
• Wallmountable,durablemetalchassis.
•Standard Warranty — 1 Year
• Extended Warranty — Add 1 or 3 Years
FA790
FA795-R2
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Dual-Link DVI-D Splitters
Easily split dual-link DVI without any loss in video quality.
• Reliablyandaccuratelyduplicate
dual-link DVI-D video.
Speakers
Options with
separate jacks
for audio!
• Blu-rayreadyforHDdisplay.
•Standard Warranty — 1 Year
• Extended Warranty — Add 1 or 3 Years
ThesplitterssupportHDMIdisplayresolutions
ofuptoUXGA(1600x1200),WUXGA(1920x
1200),orFullHD1080p(1920x1080),the4K
Native
4K
• TheHDMIwithAudioSplitters
distribute audio via the HDMI ports or
separate 3.5-mm analog audio jacks.
SimplyconnectHDMIcables,powerupthe
system,andyou’rereadytoduplicatevideo.You
canalsocascademultipleunitstobroadcastto
additional screens.
PERIPHERALS
Solution
• Provideaccuratevideoreproduction
without distortion and attenuation.
SplitanddistributeHDMIvideoplusaudio
fromaset-topbox,PC,orotherHDMIsource
devicetoeightdigitalscreens.Thesedevicessplit
asourcebetweentwo,four,oreightoutputs
simultaneouslywithoutsignalloss.
CABLE
CONNECTORS
CABLE
DVI-D
Native
VSP-DLDVI1X4
UseouraffordableDual-LinkDVI-DSplitters
totransmitdual-linkvideo(ultrahigh-resolution
videoupto2560x1600)fromaDVIsourceto
fourscreenlocationswithoutanylossinquality.
Thesplittersoffersimple,plug-and-play
installation.JustpluginDVIcablesintodual-link
DVIportsandconnectyourscreens.ADIPswitch
enablesEDIDlearning.
Thesedistributionamplifiersenableyouto
outputDVI1.1-compliantsourcevideoontwoor
fourDVIscreenssimultaneouslyforvideosharing.
Dual-Link DVI-D Splitters
Thesplittersmakeiteasytoshowavideo
presentationonmultiplescreens.They’realso
greatfordigitalsignageapplications.
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Dual-LinkDVI-DSplitters
1x2
VSP-DLDVI1X2
1x4
VSP-DLDVI1X4
Bothinclude(1)splitter,(1)powersupply,and
(2)mountingscrews.
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DVI-D Splitters with Audio and HDCP
Broadcast HD video — even HDCP content — to two, four, or eight displays.
• Enableyoutoputdigitalvideocontent
before more customers and users.
• The2-and4-channelsplittersfeature
350-MHz bandwidth; the 8-channel
model provides 300-MHz bandwidth.
• FullyHDCPcompliantandworkwith
EDID-capable screens.
• Cascadableforadditionalscreenports.
•Standard Warranty — 1 Year
• Extended Warranty — Add 1 or 3 Years
Tobroadcasttoadditionalscreensfrom
thesameplayerorothersource,ordermultiple
splittersandconnectthemtogetherviacascaded
ports.
AndtoconnecttoHDMI®devices,justorder
anadapterforeachDVIportonyoursplitter.
Native
Speaker
Speakers
Audio Cables
DVI Cable with Audio
Media Server
DVI-D Splitter with
Audio and HDCP, 1 x 2
(AVSP-DVI1X2)
DVI
Cable
LCD Screen
LCD Screen
DVI-D Splitters with Audio and HDCP
Possible applications:
DVI-DSplitterswithAudioandHDCP:
1x2
AVSP-DVI1X2
1x4
AVSP-DVI1X4
1x8
AVSP-DVI1X8
•Retailandcorporatedigitalsignage
•Broadcastroomsandstudios
•Processcontrolandengineering
•HealthcareandR&Dimaging
•Classroomsandtrainingrooms
•Governmentcommandcenters
•Conferenceroomsandboardrooms
•Temporarysetupsattradeshows
Allinclude(1)splitterand(1)setofrubberfeet.
The1x4and1x8modelsalsoinclude
(2)rackmountingears.
DigitalVisualInterface(DVI)Cable,DVI-DMale,
StraightHood/DVIMale,StraightHood
1.8-m
EVNDVI02-0006
3.0-m
EVNDVI02-0010
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,gotoblack-box.de.
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3G–SDI Splitter, 1 x 4
Easily split and distribute 3G-SDI source video in HD
to four distant SDI screens.
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PERIPHERALS
AVSP-DVI1X4
NOTE: Maximum resolutions depend on the
type of AV equipment and the quality and the
length of the DVI cables.
• Supports3G-SDIaswellasHD-and
SD-SDI video distribution.
• Outputsvideoonfourseparately
buffered and reclocked BNC ports.
• Usescableequalizationandsignal
retiming for longer connections —
up to 60 m for 3G-SDI video.
• Passesaudioandallancillarydataof
the signal through.
• Durablemetalenclosure.
•Standard Warranty — 1 Year
• Extended Warranty — Add 1 or 3 Years
CABLE
Speakers
BecausethesplittersarefullyHDCP
compliant,youcandistributecontentfroma
Blu-rayplayerorotherHDCP-protectedsource.
Plus,theycanbeusedwiththenewestEDIDcapablescreens.TheyobtainEDIDdatafromthe
connecteddisplayssoyoursource’svideocardis
optimizedfordisplayingvideoonthosescreens.
DVI-D
AVSP-DVI1X2
Theseaffordablypricedsingle-linkDVI
splittersenableyoutoaccuratelyduplicate
oneHDvideoandstereoinputforoutputto
multiplescreens.
Theyprovidereliableoutputwithoutsignal
distortionandattenuation,supportingresolutions
ofuptoFullHD(1920x1080)aswellasWUXGA
(1920x1200)andUXGA(1600x1200).
CONNECTORS
CONNECTORS
CABLE
PERIPHERALS
SDI
Native
Speaker
Split,reclock,andamplifySDI
sourcevideoforfourSDIoutputson
1080pHDorSDmonitorsusingthe
3G-SDISplitter,1x4.
It’sparticularlyidealforTVstudio,postproduction,digitalcinema,orAVapplications
whereyouneedtosplitandextendfroma
cameraorotherdeviceequippedwith3G/HD/
SD-SDIoutputstofourSDI-compliantdisplays
orvideoprocessors.
Thesplitterautomaticallydetectsthetype
ofSDsignalonsourceinputandusesequalization
totransmitSD-SDIsignalsasfaras300mover
fourBNCcoaxrunstofourdisplays.
ForHD-SDIvideo,thesplittergoesupto150m
andfor3G-SDIvideo,upto60m.
3G-SDI Splitter
1x4
VSP-SDI1X4
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Video Splitters
VGA Video Splitters
Send eye-catching presentations over 64 metres
with these cascadable splitters.
• Simple-to-connectdevicesforbroadcastingPCvideoontwo,
four, or eight monitors up to 64 m away.
• The2-and4-channelsplittersfeature350-MHzbandwidth;the
8-channel model provides 300-MHz bandwidth.
• Cascadableforadditionalmonitorports.
• IncludeVGAcablesforinputandoutputconnections.
•Standard Warranty — 1 Year
• Extended Warranty — Add 1 or 3 Years
Greatforsplittingvideototradeshow
orretaildisplays,orfordisplayingvideoon
multiplemonitorsinclassrooms,ourVGAVideo
Splittersofferquicksetupandeasyuse.
JustconnecttheVGAcablesandpowerup
yoursystem,andyou’rereadytostartduplicating
VGAimagesformultiplemonitors.Youcan
evencascadeunitstoincreaseVGAoutputs
andconnectmoremonitors.
Thesplitterssupport1920x1440at70Hz
resolution,andprovideclear,sharpimages
whetheryou’reusingVGA,SuperVGA(SVGA),
ormultisyncmonitors.
What’sincluded:
• VGAVideoSplitter
• (1)1.5-mHD15male/HD15maleVGA
inputcable
• (1),(3),or(7)3-mHD15male/HD15
femaleVGAoutputcable(s),depending
onthemodelordered.
• Supportmonitorresolutionsupto2048x
1536at60Hzandpixelresolutionsupto
400MHz.
• Placemonitorsupto65maway.
• Compatiblewithabroadrangeofinterfaces,
includingVGA,SVGA,XGA,UXGA,QXGA,
andmultisync.
• Easy-to-usefront-panelselectswitches.
• SupporttheVESADDC,DDC2,andDDC2B
standards.
• Cascadableuptotwolevels.
• Equippedwith3.5-mmaudiojacks.
VGA
Native
VGA Video Splitters
VGAVideoSplitters:
2-Channel
4-Channel
8-Channel
AC1056A-2
AC1056A-4
AC1056A-8
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,gotoblack-box.de.
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CONNECTORS
CABLE
PERIPHERALS
VGA
Native
Speaker
• Standard Warranty — 1 Year
• Extended Warranty—Add1or3Years
Audio/Video Splitters
Audio/VideoSplitters:
2-Port
4-Port
• Allfourchannelssupportastandarddistance
of30.4to60.9m,dependingonthe
resolution.
• Orconfiguretwoofthechannelstosupport
distancesofupto182.8mwithoutavideo
booster.
• 250-MHzbandwidthsupportsresolutions
upto1600x1200(UXGA).
• ShieldedenclosureprotectsagainstEMI/RFI
interference.
AC650A-2-EU
AC650A-4-EU
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,gotoblack-box.de.
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4-Port XGA Video Splitter
Send one XGA or VGA signal to four monitors.
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CABLE
Top left: AC1056A-4 rear view;
top right: AC1056A-2 rear view;
bottom: AC1056A-8 rear view
2-/4-Port Audio/Video Splitters
Transmit video and audio signals from one PC to two or four VGA monitors.
Top: AC650A-4-EU front view;
bottom: AC650A-4-EU rear view
CONNECTORS
CONNECTORS
CABLE
VGA
Native
• Standard Warranty — 2 Years
• Extended Warranty—Add1or3Years
4-Port XGA Video Splitter
AC090AE
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Products | Video Infrastructure
Product Selection Guide | Switches
Forproductdetails,seethefollowingpages.
Standard
Description
Max.
Resolution
DisplayPort
DisplayPort Switches
2x1and4x1unitsforswitchingmultiple
DisplayPortsourcesfordisplayonone
DisplayPortscreen.
1080p:HDTV;
1920x1200:
DisplayPort
HDMI Switches
2x1and4x1unitsforswitchingmultipleHDMI
sourcesfordisplayononeHDMIscreen.
1080p:HDTV;
1920x1200:
DVI-D
1080p:HDTV;
1920x1200:
DVI-D
HDMI®
HDMI Switches with
Audio & Serial Control
Sameswitchesasabovebutwith3.5-mm
audioandRS-232managementports.
4K HDMI Switches
VGA
DDC
HDCP
Specific Component
—
•
•
2 x 1 Switch (AVSW-DP2X1)
•
•
•
2 x 1 Switch with Serial and Audio (AVSW-DP2X1A)
•
•
•
4 x 1 Switch with Serial and Audio (AVSW-DP4X1A)
—
•
•
2 x 1 Switch (AVSW-HDMI2X1)
—
•
•
4 x 1 Switch (AVSW-HDMI4X1)
•
•
•
2 x 1 Switch with Audio and Serial (AVSW-HDMI2X1A)
•
•
•
4 x 1 Switch with Audio and Serial (AVSW-HDMI4X1A)
•
•
•
2 x 1 4K HDMI Switch (VSW-HDMI2X1-4K)
•
•
•
4 x 1 4K HDMI Switch (VSW-HDMI4X1-4K)
•
—
•
4 x 4 Switch (VSW-HDMI4X4-B)
•
—
•
8 x 8 Switch (VSW-HDMI8X8-B)
XR 8 x 8 Matrix Switch (AVSW-HDMI8X8-X)
SwitchbetweenHDMIsourcestoa
singlehigh-definitiondisplaywithconfigurable
5.1/7.1audiochannelsandserialcontrol
3840x2160
4 x 4 and 8 x 8 HDMI Switches
SwitchingforeasilyroutingHDMIvideo
frommultiplesourcestomultipledisplays.
1080p:HDTV;
1920x1200:
DVI-D
•
•
•
DVI Switches with Audio
4 x 1 and 8 x 1 unitsforswitching
betweenmultipleDVI-Dsources.
8x8 DVI Matrix Switch with Audio
1080p:HDTV;
1920x1200:
DVI-I
•
•
•
1080p:HDTV;
1920x1200:
DVI-D
•
—
•
1080p:HDTV;
1920x1200:
DVI-D
•
•
•
2 x 4 DVI-D Matrix Switch with Audio
ForswitchingmultipleDVI/audio
sourcestomultiplescreens.
1080p:HDTV;
1920x1200:
DVI-D
•
—
—
2 x 4 Switch with Audio (AC1124A)
4 x 2 DVI-D Matrix Switch
with Audio & Serial
ForswitchingmultipleDVI/audiosources
tomultiplescreens;RS-232support.
1080p:HDTV;
1920x1200:
DVI-D
•
—
—
4 x 2 Switch with Audio and Serial (AC1125A)
VGA Switches with Serial
and 3.5-mm Audio
4x1and8x1unitsforswitchingVGAand
audiotoasinglescreenviaanRS-232link.
1600x1200:
VGA
•
—
—
Compact VGA Switches
2x1and4x1unitsforswitchingVGA
sources to a screen.
1600x1200:
VGA
—
—
—
Compact VGA Switches with Audio
2 x 1 and 4 x 1 units for switchingVGA
and audio sources to a screen.
1600x1200:
VGA
•
—
—
VGA Matrix Switches + Serial
8 x 8and16x16unitsforrouting
VGAtomultiplescreens.
1080p:TV;
1900x1200:
VGA
—
—
—
VGA Matrix Switches (VGA) with
Audio + IP and Serial Control
8 x 8and16x16unitsforroutingVGAandaudio
tomultiplescreens,plusIPcontrol.
1080p:TV;
1900x1200:
VGA
•
—
—
VGA Matrix Switches (RJ-45)
with Audio + Serial Control
8 x 8and16x16unitsforVGAvideo/audioswitching
onRJ-45portswithbuilt-inextendertransmitters.
1080p:TV;
1900x1200:
VGA
•
—
—
8 x 8 VGA and Audio Matrix Switch
FastmatrixswitchingforeightVGAsources
toeightVGAscreenswithaudio.
1920x1200:
VGA
•
—
—
8x8matrixforswitchingmultipleAV
sourcestomultipleAVscreens
DVI Switches with Audio and Serial
2-and4-channelunitsforswitching
DVI/audiosourcestomultiplescreens
viaanRS-232serialconnection.
DVI
Audio
4 x 1 Switch with Audio (AVSW-DVI4X1)
8 x 1 Switch with Audio (AVSW-DVI8X1)
8 x 8 Switch with Audio (AVSW-DVI8X8)
2-Channel Switch (AC1032A-2A)
4-Channel Switch (AC1032A-4A)
4 x 1 Switch (AVSW-VGA4X1A)
8 x 1 Switch (AVSW-VGA8X1A)
2 x 1 Switch (AC505A)
4 x 1 Switch (AC506A)
2 x 1 Switch with Audio (AC505A-2A-R2)
4 x 1 Switch with Audio (AC506A-4A)
8 x 8 Switch with Serial (AC1120A)
16 x 16 Switch with Serial (AC1122A)
8 x 8 Switch with Audio + IP and Serial (AC1121A)
16 x 16 Switch with Audio + IP and Serial (AC1123A)
8 x 8 Switch with Audio + Serial, RJ-45 Outputs
(AC1120A-RJ45)
16 x 16 Switch with Audio + Serial, RJ-45 Outputs
(AC1122A-RJ45)
8 x 8 Switch (AVSW-VGA8X8-B)
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Video Switches
DisplayPort Switches
Switch two or four DisplayPort sources
to a single DisplayPort display.
CONNECTORS
CABLE
FEATURES
DisplayPort
Native
Speaker
SWITCHING
Push Button
Serial
IR Remote
AVSW-DP4X1A
Switch
on newer
DisplayPort
computers!
AVSW-DP2X1A
DisplayPort Switch with Serial and 3.5-mm Audio, 4 x 1
(AVSW-DP4X1A)
RS-232
Console
Audio Cable
Serial Cable
DisplayPort Cable
DisplayPort
Compatible
Display
• Switchbetweentwoorfour
DisplayPort sources for output on a
high-resolution DisplayPort display.
• SupportHDresolutionsupto2560x
1600p.
• Plugandplay.Nosoftwarerequired
for operation.
• Allsupportbothaudioandvideo
simultaneously on the DisplayPort
connectors.
• Modelswithaudioandserialfeature
separate 3.5-mm audio ports plus an
RS-232 port for serial control.
•Standard Warranty — 1 Year
• Extended Warranty — Add 1 or 3 Years
PC
PC
SwitchbetweenvideofromDisplayPort
equippedelectronicsdevicesforreliableoutput
onaDisplayPortcompatibledisplay.Theswitches
eliminatetheneedtomanuallyswitchDisplayPort
cablesbetweensources.
Allmodelscanbecontrolledusingapush
button.
TheDisplayPortSwitcheswithSerialand
3.5-mmAudioalsosupportRS-232switching
control,aswellascontrolwithanIRremote
controller.Withtheseparateaudiochannel,you
cantransmitanalogaudiotoexternalspeakers
inadigitalsignageorothermultimedia
distributionapplication.
Onallthreemodels,LEDsindicatewhich
AVequipmentsourceisbeingdisplayed.
Idealforconferenceroomsandclassrooms,
theswitchesfeaturelatchingconnectorsfor
moresecureinputsandoutputs—greatfor
areaspronetoaccidentalunpluggingofAV
equipment.
DisplayPort Switches
DisplayPortSwitch
2x1
AVSW-DP2X1
DisplayPortSwitchwithSerialand3.5-mmAudio
2x1
AVSW-DP2X1A
4x1
AVSW-DP4X1A
Bothinclude(1)switch,(1)IRremote,and
(1) serial cable.
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HDMI Switches • HDMI Switches with Audio
and Serial Control
For switching between multiple sources for display
on a common HDMI screen.
CONNECTORS
HDMI
Audio
CABLE
PERIPHERALS
Native
SWITCHING
Speaker
• SupportHDresolutionsupto1080pand1920x1200.
• Plugandplay.Nosoftwarerequiredforoperation.
• DDC2Bcompatibleforconnectionstonewerdigitaldisplays.
• HDCP1.1compliantforprotectedcontent.
• Standard Warranty — 1 Year
• Extended Warranty — Add 1 or 3 Years
PC for Serial
Serial
Push Button
IR Remote
AVSW-HDMI2X1
Switching Control
Idealformeetingrooms,theseswitches
eliminatehavingtomanuallyswitchvariousHDMI
cablesbetweensourcesforshowingvideoona
singleHDMIscreen.
Onthestandardmodels,youswitchusing
asingletop-panelpushbutton.LEDsindicate
whichsourceisbeingdisplayed.
Theswitcheswithaudioandserial
connectors,however,canbecontrolledfrom
front-panelpushbuttons,anIRremote,oran
RS-232console.Theysupportserialcontrol
aswellasunidirectionalaudioontwoor
four3.5-mmjacks(amplifiedaudioinput
recommended).
Serial
Cable
4 x 1 HDMI Switch with
3.5-mm Audio and Serial Control
(AVSW-HDMI4X1A)
HDMI Switches
HDMI
Cable
HDMI
Cable
Audio
Cable
Audio
Cable
Thesematrixswitchesprovideunrivaled
versatilitywhencontrollingvideooutputon
HDMI®displays.Eachinputcanberoutedtoany
output,orthesameinputcanberoutedtoall
outputsoranycombination,eliminatingtheneed
tomanuallymovecablestodisplayHDMIvideo
fromdifferentsourcesondifferentscreens.
TheswitchessupportPCXGAtoWUXGA
1920x1200resolutionsandHDTV/DTV
resolutionsof480i/480p,576i/576p,720p,
1080i,and1080p.Theyalsocarrythehigh-speed
digitalvideosignalingofTMDSformatsfor10-,
64
AVSW-HDMI2X1
AVSW-HDMI4X1
HDMISwitcheswith3.5-mmAudioandSerialControl
2x1
AVSW-HDMI2X1A
4x1
AVSW-HDMI4X1A
4x1modelalsoincludesarackmountkit.
PC Source
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PC Source
4 x 4 and 8 x 8 HDMI Matrix Switches
Easy matrix switching for up to eight HDMI sources and eight
HDMI displays.
• Switchhigh-resolutionvideoplusdigital
audio from multiple sources to multiple
displays in any combination.
• Controlfromthefrontpanel,withthe
included IR remote controller, or from
an RS-232 console.
• Senddigitalsignalstoanyoralloutputs
simultaneously.
• HDCPcompliantandsupportautoEDID.
•Standard Warranty — 1 Year
• Extended Warranty — Add 1 or 3 Years
HDMISwitches
2x1
4x1
CONNECTORS
CABLE
SWITCHING
HDMI
Native
Push Button IR Remote
Serial
4K
Solution
VSW-HDMI8X8-B
VSW-HDMI4X4-B
12-,16-,or32-bitDeepColor,andtheyprovide
supportfor19:10aspectratio.
Inadditiontobuilt-inEDIDtablesandmanual
copyfunctions,theswitchesalsofeatureunique,
automaticEDIDhandling,whichensuresoptimum
displaycompatibilitywithanyconnectedHDMIor
DVIscreenwithouthavingtomanuallycopythe
EDIDtablefromoneofthescreens.
Theswitchesareidealforcorporatetheaters,
classrooms,andstudios.Whenusedwithdigital
signage,theyenableyoutoquicklyswitcha
displayfromonesourcetoanother.
HDMI Matrix Switches
4x4
VSW-HDMI4X4-B
8x8
VSW-HDMI8X8-B
Allinclude(1)switch,(1)IRremotecontroller,(1)
RS-232cable,and19"rackmountbrackets.
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Video Switches
HDBaseT 8 x 8 HDMI Matrix Switch
Switch and extend multiple HDMI and audio signals up to 100 metres.
• SupportsHDMI/DVIHDresolutions.
• Includes(8)built-inHDBaseT® output
interfaces.
• CompatiblewithallHDMIsourcedevices,
PC monitors, plasma HD displays, HDTV,
and audio receivers/amplifiers.
• SupportsanalogaudioinputandSPDIF
output, and digital audio.
• UsewiththeReceiverfordistances
up to 100 metres.
• Standard Warranty — 1 Year
• Extended Warranty — Add 1 or 3 Years
TheXR8x8HDMIMatrixSwitchwithAudio
isahigh-performance8x8matrixswitchwith
(8)HDMIplusanalogaudioinputs.Itsupports
(8)localHDMIandSPDIFaudiooutputsand
(8)HDBaseT™outputssimultaneously.
TheswitchsupportsHDBaseTtechnologyand
uncompressedfull-HDHDMIvideowith
embeddedaudio,RS-232,andIRbi-directional
signals,alloverasingleCATxcable.Analogaudio
inputwillbeembeddedintotheHDMIsignaland
CABLE
SWITCHING
HDMI
Native
Push Button IR Remote
Serial
AVSW-HDMI8X8-X
AVSW-HDMI-RX
canbeoutputasSPDIF,HDMI,oranalogaudio
fromanHDBaseTreceiver(AVSW-HDMI-RX).
Withasignalbandwidthof340MHz,there
isnosignaldegradation.
TheXR8x8HDMIMatrixSwitchwithAudio
featuresoneCAT6/6AandHDMIconnectorfor
eachoutput.TheRJ-45connectiononeach
outputextendstheHDMIsignaltoremote
locationsviaHDBaseTCATxcableextendedto
theHDBaseTReceiver(AVSW-HDMI-RX).
HDMI 4K Switches
Switch between HDMI sources to a single highdefinition display
• Supportsupto4K(UHD)resolutions(3840x2160).
• Mandatory3D-video,HDCPcompliant,andBlu-rayready.
• Smartautoswitchingfunctionenablesadevicetoautomatically
switch to a source when it becomes active.
• HDCPcompliantforprotectedcontent.
•AdvancedEDIDfunctionalityensuresaccurateoutputdisplay.
•Controlviafrontpanelpushbuttons,IRremotecontrolorserial
connection (4-Port model only).
• IndividuallyturnON/OFFoutputport
• Non-volatilememorystoresallsettingsincaseofblackout
•ConfigurableAudiochannelsettingidealfor5.1/7.1HomeTheater
AV Receiver
• Standard Warranty — 1 Year
• Extended Warranty — Add 1 or 3 Years
TheHDMI4KSwitchenablesswitching
betweentwoorfourHDMIsourcestoasingle
highdefinitiondisplay.Theswitchsupports
resolutionsupto4K(UHD)andhasasmartauto
switchingfunctionthatenablesthedeviceto
automaticallyswitchtoasourcewhenitbecomes
active.Inadditionversatileportselection
functionsprovidePriority,AutoandSwitch
modesforuser-friendlyswitchingviapush
buttonsorprioritysettings.
CONNECTORS
Switch
Receiver
AVSW-HDMI8X8-X
AVSW-HDMI-RX
Switchincludes(1)switch,(9)IRremotes,(1)power
cord,(1)rackmountsetwithscrews,and(1)IRsensor.
Receiverincludes(1)receiverand(1)powersupply
withpowercord.
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4K
Solution
CONNECTORS
CABLE
HDMI
Native
SWITCHING
Serial
Push Button
IR Remote
VSW-HDMI2X1-4K
See our 4K Video Whitepaper on
pages 90 and 91.
Theinnovativetechnologyavoidsunnecessary
flickerwhenaddingnewsysteminstruments
whileasignaloptimisationchoosesthebest
outoutsettingfromtheavailablealternatives.
AdvancedEDIDfunctionality,likecopy,read,
emulate,ensuresanaccurateoutputdisplay
includingtheseparatelearnofaudioandvideo
EDIDformultimedia/HomeTheatersystem
integration.
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HDBaseT™ 8 x 8 HDMI Matrix Switch
HDMI 4K Switches
2x1
4x1
VSW-HDMI2X1-4K
VSW-HDMI4X1-4K
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DVI Switches with Audio
Switch DVI video plus audio from multiple sources to a single screen.
• Routevideoplusaudiofromfour
oreightsourcestoacommondisplay.
• SupportFullHD1080p/1920x1200
resolutions.
• Easytocontrolfromthefrontpanel,the
includedIRremotecontroller,oranRS-232
workstation.
• EDIDcopyfunctionforensuringoptimal
screen resolution.
• HDCPcompliantforprotectedcontent.
CONNECTORS
CABLE
FEATURES
DVI-I
Native
Speaker
Audio
SWITCHING
Push Button IR Remote
Serial
DVI Switches with Audio
AVSW-DVI8X1
• Standard Warranty — 1 Year
• Extended Warranty—Add1or3Years
NOTE: Support digital video only.
4x1
AVSW-DVI4X1
8x1
AVSW-DVI8X1
Include(1)switch,(1)IRremotecontroller,
(1)rearbracketwithscrewkit,and(1)footpad.
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,gotoblack-box.de.
Forpricingdetails,call0811-5541 112.
DVI Switches with Audio and Serial Control
Route multiple DVI-D video and audio inputs to a single display.
CONNECTORS
CABLE
FEATURES
DVI-D
Native
Speaker
Audio
SWITCHING
Push Button
Serial
4-Channel DVI Switch
(AC1032A-4A)
PC
Audio Cables
Audio Cables
DVI Video Cables
DVI Video Cables
AC1032A-4A
• SwitchfrommultipleDVI-Ddevicestoa
commonDVI-DdisplayusinganRS-232
console.
• Resolutionsupto1080ponHDTVs.
• Supportinputcablingupto19.8m
anddriveDVI-Dsignalsupto15.2m.
• Skipunusedinputsautomatically.
DVI Switches with Audio and Serial Control
PC
• Standard Warranty — 2 Years
• Extended Warranty—Add1or3Years
NOTE: Support digital video only.
DVI Matrix Switches with Audio
and with Audio & Serial Control
High-resolution matrix switching for demanding
DVI applications.
2-Channel
AC1032A-2A
4-Channel
AC1032A-4A
Include(1)switch,(1)IRremotecontroller,
(1)rearbracketwithscrewkit,and(1)footpad.
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,gotoblack-box.de.
Forpricingdetails,call0811-5541 112.
CONNECTORS
CABLE
FEATURES
DVI-I
Native
Speaker
• Easily route video signals from two or four DVI sources
to four or two DVI display devices (LCDs, projectors, etc.)
and speakers.
• Switchusingthefront-panelbuttonsorwiththeincluded
remote control unit. The AC1125A also offers RS-232 control.
• AutoScanwithuser-selectablescanintervals.
• Switchbothvideoandaudiodirectly,andturnbothvideo
and audio on or off at each individual port.
•Standard Warranty — 1 Year
• Extended Warranty — Add 1 or 3 Years
What’sincluded:
•
•
•
•
•
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DVIMatrixSwitch
IRremotecontrolunit
Mountingplateandhardware
Setofrubberfootpads
SerialRS-232cable(AC1125Aonly)
Plasma Display
w/Audio
SWITCHING
IR Remote Push Button
Serial
AC1124A
NOTE: Support digital video only.
DVI Matrix Switches
2x4withAudio
4x2withAudio&SerialControl
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AC1124A
AC1125A
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Video Switches
8 x 8 DVI-D Matrix Switch with Audio
For fast switching of DVI sources and displays with audio.
CONNECTORS
CABLE
PERIPHERALS
DVI-D
Native
Speaker
Audio
SWITCHING
Push Button IR Remote
Serial
• RouteHDvideoandaudiofromanyinputtoanyoutput.
• Features340-MHzvideobandwidthand6.75-Gbpsspeeds.
• Supports3Dformatsand36-bitDeepColordepths.
• Easytocontrolusingfront-panelbuttons,theincluded
IRremote,orviaanRS-232console.
• PreviewoutputportformirroringvideodisplayedonOutput1.
• FullyHDCPcompliantandBlu-rayready.
• 1U-highrackmountablechassis.
•Standard Warranty — 1 Year
• Extended Warranty — Add 1 or 3 Years
Thishigh-performancematrixroutingsystem
bringsgreatercontroltomultimediaapplications
whereyouneedtoquicklyswitchbothvideoand
audiobetweenvariousDVIsourcesanddisplays.
It’sparticularlyusefulinanydigitalsignage
orcontrolroomapplicationwhenyouneedto
frequentlyreroutesourceinputforscreenoutput.
Usethematrixswitchtoswitch1080pDVIand
UXGA/WUXGA/DVIresolutionstoanyconnected
displaydevice,andevenselectanddistributeto
anyofitsoutputssimultaneously.
ThematrixswitchsupportsdigitalTMDS
formats,including3DandDeepColorresolutions,
andfeaturesdataratesupto6.75Gbpsand
340-MHzvideobandwidth.Ithas3.5-mmjacks
forsourceaudioandspeakerconnections.
Front-panelLEDsshowinputandoutputstatus,
andtheswitchstoresupto16presetswitching
configurations.Also,itremembersthelast
switchingstateincaseofpowerfailure.
Plus,theswitchisfullyHDCPcompliantand
supportsfourmodesofEDIDforlearningvarious
HDTVresolutionsandensuringoptimumvideo
cardcommunicationswiththelatestdisplays.
What’sincluded:
•
•
•
•
•
•
8x8DVI-DMatrixSwitchwithAudio
IRremotecontrolunit
IRremotereceiver
Rackmountinghardware
SerialRS-232cable
CDcontainingWindowsGUI
8 x8 DVI-D Matrix Switch with Audio
CalloutTechSupport
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Largest selection of HDBaseT™
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in the industry.
TheHDBaseTAllianceisacross-industryalliance
topromoteandstandardizeHDBaseTtechnology,
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uncompressedHDmultimediacontent.
BlackBoxoffersoffersthelargestselectionof
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VGA Switches with Serial and 3.5-mm Audio
Switch between four or eight VGA sources for
output on a single HD display or projector.
CONNECTORS
CABLE
FEATURES
VGA
Native
Speaker
SWITCHING
Push Button
Serial
IR Remote
What’s included:
•VGASwitchwithSerialandAudio
•(1)powersupply
•(4)rubberfeet
•(1)serialDB9to1.7-mmbarreladapter
•(2)rackmountearswithscrews
•Usermanual
AVSW-VGA4X1A
• Routevideoplusaudiofrommultiple
sources to a single display.
• Providehigh-resolutionoutput,up
to 1920 x 1200 and 1920 x 1440 VGA
resolutions, as well as 1920 x 1080.
•Supportserialswitchingcontrol
function plus IR control.
• LEDsshowyourselectedVGA
input source.
• Rackmountable.Hardwareincluded.
•Standard Warranty — 1 Year
• Extended Warranty — Add 1 or 3 Years
Usetheselow-priced,highlyreliableVGA
SwitcheswithSerialandAudioanywhereyou
needtoroutebothvideoandaudiofromfour
PCsorotherVGAsourcestoacommondisplay,
andenjoyhighresolutionsonthescreen.
They’reidealforclassrooms,controlcenters,
anddigitalsignageapplications,aswellasfor
useatmeetingsandseminarswhereyouneed
toswitchbetweenmultiplesourcesforoutput
onaVGAmonitororthroughaVGAprojector.
TheswitchesworkwithanarrayofVGA,
SVGA,andmultisyncmonitors.
Compact VGA Switches
Switch between VGA sources from a central location.
• Controlmanuallybypushingabutton
or via an RS-232 control device
(serial cable is included).
• Enablevideocabledistancesupto
45.7 m and crisp 1600 x 1200
resolution—buffered output protects
the signal integrity.
• AllexcepttheAC505Acanbeset
up to cycle between video sources
automatically.
• Youcanalsoblankandunblankan
output via a serial port command.
• Fitintotightspacesandwithstand
heavy use.
• Audioversionsfeature3.5-mmstereo
jacks and an RFI-shielded steel
enclosure.
•Standard Warranty — 2 Years
• Extended Warranty — Add 1 or 3 Years
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Inaddition,theswitchesareeasytoset
upandusewithfront-panelpushbutton
switchingcontrolorcontrolfromanRS-232
workstation.BecausetheysupportIRremote
passthrough,youcanalsocontrolswitchingin
thevicinityoftheVGAscreenswitharemote
controller.
VGA Switches with Serial and 3.5-mm
Audio
4x1
AVSW-VGA4X1A
8x1
AVSW-VGA8X1A
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,gotoblack-box.de.
Forpricingdetails,call0811-5541 112.
CONNECTORS
CABLE
FEATURES
VGA
Native
Speaker
SWITCHING
Push Button
Serial
AC505A-2A-R2
CompactVGASwitchesgomuchfartherthan
ordinaryvideoswitchesinboththedistanceand
resolutiontheysupport.
Thesesolid-state,electronicswitchesnot
onlyuseboosterstodriveVGAvideosignals
upto45.7m,theyalsoofferacrispresolutionof
upto1600x1200.
Usetheswitches,forinstance,inaconference
roomwheretwoorfourlaptopuserscantake
turnsprojectingtheirscreenimagesontoasingle
big-screenVGAmonitor.
They’realsousefulanywhereyouneedto
usefewermonitorsfordisplayingvideosources.
ControlswitchingviaanattachedRS-232
device(serialcontrolcableisincluded).You
canalsoblankoutputfromonesourceor
switchmanually.
Compact VGA Switches
2x1
AC505A
2x1withAudio
AC505A-2A-R2
4x1
AC506A
4x1withAudio
AC506A-4A
Allswitchesinclude(1)serialcable.TheAC505Aalso
includes(1)pushbuttoncable.
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Video Switches
VGA Matrix Switches
These programmable switches make it easy to route
VGA and 1080p HD video to multiple screens.
CONNECTORS
VGA
CABLE
RJ-45
Native
CAT5,5e,6
PERIPHERALS
Speaker
SWITCHING
OSD
Mini CAT5 VGA Extender
(AC504A) Transmitter
Versions for
switching via
an IP link!
16 x 16 Matrix Switch with
VGA Outputs and IP and
Serial Control (AC1123A)
Push Button
Mini CAT5 VGA Extender
(AC504A) Receiver
CATx Cable
VGA
Cable
VGA Cable
Audio Cable
CPU
Audio Cable
Remote
Projector
Laptop
Thesehigh-endmatrixswitchesenableeasy
crosspointswitchinginmultimediaorcommand
andcontrolapplications.Theyprovide8or16
outputs,eachcapableofindependentlydisplaying
anyof8or16inputsinanycombination.
Theycanalsobeprogrammedtoswitch
automaticallybetweenpresetpatternsatcertain
timesoftheday.Storeupto8or16patternsfor
easyrecalllater.Plus,theoutputscanbeblanked
outormuted.
VGA Matrix Switches
8x8
16x16
VGA Extenders
MiniCAT5VGAExtenderKit
AC504A
MiniCAT5VGAExtenderReceiver
AC602A
AC1120A
AC1122A
VGAOutputswithAudio+IPandSerialControl
8x8
AC1121A
16x16
AC1123A
RJ-45OutputswithAudio+SerialControl
8x8
AC1120A-RJ45
16x16
AC1122A-RJ45
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,gotoblack-box.de.
Forpricingdetails,call0811-5541 112.
8 x 8 VGA and Audio Matrix Switch
Fast matrix switching for eight VGA sources
to eight VGA screens with audio.
• Forcrosspointswitchingof
high-resolution VGA signals
in any combination.
• SendVGAsignalsalong
with audio to any or all
outputs simultaneously.
• Outputsresolutionsupto
1920 x 1200.
• Includes3.5-mmjacksforstereoaudio
inputs and stereo speaker outputs.
• Controlfromthefrontpanel,with
its IR controller, or via an RS-232 link.
• Standard Warranty — 1 Year
• Extended Warranty — Add 1 or 3 Years
Audio Cable
VGA Cable
AC1121A
• Idealfordigitalsignagesystemswhere
you want to switch source inputs for
output on various screens.
• ForcrosspointswitchingofPCorHD
(VGA or YPbPr) video signals.
• Workwith640x480to1920x1600
PC video and SD or HDTV Component
video (YPbPr) from 480i to 1080p.
• Programtoswitchatspecifictimes.
• Intuitivekeypadsforconfiguringties.
• Switchusingfront-panelbuttons,via
one or two RS-232 interfaces, or over
the Internet (AC1121A, AC1123A).
•UsewithExtenderstoconnectremote
screens.
• Standard Warranty — 2 Years
• Extended Warranty — Add 1 or 3 Years
IP
Serial
MiniCAT5VGAExtenderReceiverWallplate
AC504A-WP-R
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,gotoblack-box.de.
Forpricingdetails,call0811-5541 112.
CONNECTORS
CABLE
PERIPHERALS
VGA
Native
Speaker
SWITCHING
Push Button IR Remote
Serial
What’sincluded
The8x8VGAandAudioMatrixSwitch
providesvideoroutingspeedandversatility
whencontrollingvideoandstereoaudio
outputonVGAmonitorsordisplays.
It’sidealforanyapplicationwheremultiple
displayswithspeakersmustbelinkedtomultiple
sourcesandmanaged.Anyinputcanberouted
toanyoutput,orthesameinputcanberouted
toalloutputsoranycombination.There’sno
needtomanuallymoveinputandoutputcables.
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•
•
•
•
•
•
8x8VGAandAudioMatrixSwitch
IRremote
IRreceiver
RS-232cable(DB9male/DB9female)
12-VDCpowersupplywithcord
19"rackmountbrackets
CDcontainingRS-232controlsoftwaredriver
VGA and Audio Matrix Switch
8x8
AVSW-VGA8X8-B
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,gotoblack-box.de.
Forpricingdetails,call0811-5541 112.
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Video Scalers, Converters, & Adapters
Product Selection Guide | Scalers & Converters
Solution/Description
Forproductdetailsandsupportedresolutions,seethefollowingpages.
Input Connector(s)
Output Connector(s)
Switchable
Code
(1) DVI-I,
(1)VGA,
(1)Component
(1)DVI-I,
(1)VGAF
•
AC139A
(seewebsite)
Video to PC/HDTV Switching Scaler
Upconvertsfromanalogvideo,enablesspecificationaseither
ComponentorPCvideo(upto1080iorSXGAresolutions);
audioversionalsoavailable.
(1) Component,(1)Composite,
(1)S-Video,(1)VGA,plusaudiojacks
on AC138Aversion
(1)HD15with(1)VGAcable
and(1)HD15/(3)RCAcable
(YPbPr);plusaudiojackson
AC138Aversion
•
VGA/HDTV Video Scaler Plus
VGA/HDTVtoVGA/HDTVscanrateconverterthatoutputsa
specifiedresolutionandrefreshrateregardlessoftheinput.
(1)VGA
(1)VGA;(1)VGA(localloopout
withmirroringcapabilities)
—
AC345A-R2
Multi-Format AV Scaler with DisplayPort
ForscalingdigitalDisplayPort*,HDMI*,andDVIandanalog
VGA,Component,S-Video,andCompositevideoforVGAand
HDMI1080poutput;withSPDIFand2.5-mmexternalaudio
onallchannelsexcept*.
(1)DisplayPort,(1)HDMI,(1)DVI-Iwith
audio,(2)Compositewithaudio,(1)
S-Videowithaudio,
(1)Componentwithaudio,(1)VGA
withaudio
(1)HDMI,(1)VGAwithaudio
•
AVSC-7DA-HDMI
VGA to Video Ultimate Pro
ConvertsVGAtoComposite,S-Video,orComponentvideo
signals.
(1)VGA
(1)SCART(RGB),(1)S-Video,
(1)Composite,(1)Component
—
AC340A-R2
HDMI to 3G-SDI/HD-SDI Converter
ConvertsHDMIforoutputontwoSDIinterfaces;supports
loopoutanddaisychainingviaoneSDIport.
(1)HDMI
(1) SDI,(1)SDI(fordirector
loopout/daisychaining
connection)
—
VSC-HDMI-SDI
(1)SDI
(1) HDMI,(1)SDI(passthrough)
—
VSC-SDI-HDMI
VGA/DVI to DVI-D Converter
ConvertsandscalesVGAvideoandDVI-DvideoforsinglelinkDVI-Doutput.
(1)DVI-I(withVGAadaptercable)
(1) DVI-D
—
ACS411A-R2
VGA/DVI/Video/EGA/CGA to DVI-D Converter
ConvertsandscalesEGA/CGA,VGA,Component,S-Video,
Composite,andDVI-Ivideosignalsforsingle-linkDVI-D
output.
(1)DVI-I(withVGA,ComponentYPbPr
and S-Videoadaptercables),(1)EGA/
CGA(DB9)
(1) DVI-D
—
ACS412A
(1)DVI-I(withVGAadaptercable);
(1) ComponentRGBHVon(5)BNC
(1) DVI-D
—
ACS414A
(1)DVI-I(withVGAadaptercable),
(1)Component,(1)S-Video,(1)SDI,
(1)or(4)Composite
(1) DVI-D
—
ACS413A
HDMI-to-VGA Converter Scaler with Audio
TranslateHDMIsignalstobecompatiblewithVGAdisplays
andanalogordigitalaudio.
(1)HDMI
(1)VGA
—
AVSC-HDMI-VGA
VGA-to-HDMI Converter Scaler with Audio
ScaleVGAorComponentinputforHD1080pWUXGA
output.
(1)VGA
(1)HDMI
—
AVSC-VGA-HDMI-R2
(3)Componentvideo(1forComposite)
(1)HDMI
—
AVSC-VIDEO-HDMI
(1)HDMI,(1)RCA(S/PDIF),
(1)3.5-mmAudio
1)HDMI,(1)RCA(S/PDIF),
(1)3.5-mmAudio
—
AVSC-HDMI
(1)HDMI
(3)Componentvideo)RCA)
—
AVSC-HDMI-VIDEO
(1)BCN(SDI)
(1)HDMI,(1)BNC(SDILoopout)
—
AVSC-HDMI-HDMI
Multi-Format HD Video Scaler
Digital/analogscalerthatacceptsPCRGB(uptoUXGA),
Component(480iupto1080p),andDVI(uptoWUXGA),
scalingthemtoDVIandanalogoutputs.
3G-SDI/HD-SDI to HDMI Converter
ConvertsSDIforoutputonanHDMIdisplay.
VGA/DVI/RGB to DVI-D Converter
ConvertsandscalesVGA,RGBHV,andDVI-Ivideo
forsingle-linkDVI-Doutput..
VGA/DVI/Video/SDI to DVI-D Converter
ConvertsandscalesSDI,VGA,Component(YPbPr),S-Video,
Composite,andDVI-Ivideosignalsforsingle-linkDVI-D
output.
Component/Composite-to-HDMI Scaler and Converter
with Audio
ConvertoldersignaltypestoHDMIwithembeddedaudio.
HDMI & Audio-to-HDMI & Audio Scaler
ConvertHDMItoDVI-DVideowitheitheranalogordigital
Audio
HDMI-to-Component/Composite Scaler and Converter
with Audio
AC136A-R2
AC138A
ConvertHDMI-sourcestoanalogreceiverswithaudio
3g/HD-SDI-to-HDMI Scaler and Converter with Audio
and local Loopback
ConvertSDIsignalstoshowthemonHDMIdisplays.
What do you need: a converter or a scaler?
Videoconverters,attheirmostbasic,convertandreformatsignals
fromonevideointerfaceforanothertypeofvideointerface.
Ascalerwithscanconversiontechnology,however,samplesthe
inputsignalatfullresolutionandconvertstheimageintoasignal
suitablefordisplayonaTVoranHDTV.Resolutionmatchesthenative
resolutionoftheconnecteddisplay.
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Ifyouneedhelpchoosingasolution,justgiveusacall.
Usually,thescalinginvolves“upconverting”thevideosignalso
theresolutionisaccuratelyframedforanewerdisplaytype.Theactual
scalingisaprocesswherethenumberofdisplaypixelsismapped
andadjustedtoaccuratelymatchthedisplay’sresolution.
Also,deinterlacingtechnologywithadvancedmotioncompensation
intelligentlyscalesthesourcesignaltothedesiredresolutionwith
virtuallynoartifactsordistortion.
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AV Converters and Scalers
Solve compatibility issues by converting and scaling analog and
digital video and audio signals.
AVSC-HDMI-VGA
• Choosefromsixunits:HDMI-to-VGA,
HDMI-to-Component/Composite,
HDMI-to-HDMI/DVI, SDI-to-HDMI,
VGA-to-HDMI and Component/
Composite-to-HDMI.
•HDMI1.3compliant.
• Easy-to-useOSDmenumakesitsimple
to choose output resolutions and adjust
image settings.
•Supportsnoisereductionandvideo
enhancement features.
• Analoganddigitalaudio.
• PowerthrougheitherexternalPSU
or USB.
• ControlledthroughUSB,pushbuttons,
or IR remote.
• USBfirmwareupgradableforfuture
compatibility
• Compact,wallmountablechassis.
• Standard Warranty — 1 Year
• Extended Warranty — Add 1 or 3 Years
ConverttoorfromHDMIdependingon
theconverter/scaler.Dictatetheleveland
degreeofconversionandscalingonthebox
itself,selectingthedesiredresolutionthrough
itsOSDinterface.Nocomplicatedconfiguration
isnecessary.
ThescalerssupportawiderangeofHDTV
resolutions—upto1080pandPCresolutions
uptoWUXGA.
Adjusttheoutputimage’scontrast,
brightness,hue,saturation,andsharpness,
aswellasitsRGB(colortone)levelandaspect
ratiosize.
Inadditiontoscalingvideo,thescalers
supportaudioconnections.Combineaudiowith
videothroughHDMI.Thescalersprovidestereo
LPCManalog/digitalaudioinputandembedded
HDMIaudiooutput.
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AVSC-VGA-HDMI-R2
AVSC-VIDEO-HDMI
HDMI-to-VGA with Audio
TheHDMI-to-VGAScalerandConverterwith
AudioiscompatiblewithallHDMIsource(DVD
players,PCs)andVGAsinks(oldermonitors).
Theconverter/scalerisHDCPcompliant(does
notconvertcopyright-protectedcontent).
ThisscalerconvertsdigitalHDMIvideo
withembeddedaudiotoVGAanalogvideo
witheitherstereoanalogaudioordigitalSPDIF
audio.Withthismodule,newerHDMIsources
suchasDVDplayersandnewvideocardscan
beusedwitholderVGAmonitorsandsinks.
HDMI-to-VGA with Audio
Here’saneasywaytoupscaleanalogvideo
fromaVGAsourceforclean,clear1080p
displayonanLCDoraplasmascreen.
JustpluginaVGAcablefromaPC,laptop,
orotherVGAsourceandtheBlackBox®VGA
toHDMIConverterScalerwithAudioscales
thevideosignalfordigitaloutputonanHDMI
screen.It’sjustwhatisneededtogetcomputer
videotoplayonthatbig,newHDTV.
HDMI-to-Component/Composite with
Audio
TheHDMI-to-Component/CompositeScaler
andConverteroffersinstantconversionsfrom
digitalHDMItoanalogComponent/Composite
videowitheitheranaloguestereoaudioorSPDIF
digitalaudio.Withthisconverteranaloguevideo
basedreceiverssuchasTVcanbereadily
connectedtoHDMIsourcessuchasDVDplayers
orPS3.Theunitprovidesacosteffective
solutiontoconnectoldernondigitaldisplays
tonewerdigitalHDMIorDVIsources,while
enjoyinghighdefinitiondigitalvideowithpixel
ratesupto165MHzandaudio.
Component/Composite-to-HDMI with
Audio
NextcomestheComponent/Compositeto-HDMIScalerandConverter,whichsupports
awiderangeofresolutionsincluding1920x
1200,480i/p,576i/p,720p,1080i,and1080p.
It’scompatiblewithallHDMIsinks,suchasPC
monitors,plasmaHDdisplays,HDTVs,and
audio/receivers/amplifiers.
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Video Scalers, Converters, & Adapters
CONNECTORS
HDMI
SDI
VGA
Composite Component S-Video
CABLE
Native
PERIPHERALS
Speaker
CONTROL
Push Button IR Remote
Serial
USB
AVSC-HDMI-VIDEO
AVSC-SDI-HDMI
AVSC-HDMI
Thisunitconvertsvideowithleft-right
analogueaudioorSPDIFdigitalaudiotodigital
HDMIwithembeddedaudio.Withthismodule,
Composite/Componentbaseddevices,suchas
gamingsystemsoraBlu-rayplayerwithanalog
audio,canreadilyconnecttoyourHDMITVor
monitor.
SDI-to-HDMI with Audio and Local Loopout
TheSDI-to-HDMI&AudioScalerand
Convertersupports3G-,HD-andSD-SDIvideo
formatsaswellasHDMIuptoversion1.3.The
puredigitalconversionbetweenSDIandHDMI
ensuresalosslesstransformationforbothvideo
andaudio.Videoinputsaresupportedfor3G
upto1080pat50/59.94/60Hz(4:2:2),forHD
upto1080pat24/30Hz,1080ior720pat
50/59.94/60HzandforSDwithPALat50Hz.
Theunitalsosupportsuptoeightchannel
audio,providingabrilliantsoundexperience
through7.1channelor5.1channelaudio.
Inadditiontwolowjitterandre-clocked
outputscanbeyoufordaisychainor
connectingmultiplemonitors.FinallytheSDI
loop-outcanbeusedasaconnectiontoother
SDIdevices.
HDMI-to-HDMI with Audio
TheHDMI&AudioScalerenablesauserto
convertDVIwithanalogordigitalaudiointo
HDMIwithembeddedaudio,ortheotherway
around;convertHDMIwithembeddedaudioto
DVIwithseparateanalogordigitalaudio.
Useite.g.toconnectHDMIbaseddevices
suchasBlu-rayDiscplayers,PS3,DVDplayers,
camcorders,orset-topboxestoyourPCLCD
andPCspeakers.Orconnectfulldigitalvideo
andaudiotoaDVIenabledmonitorandS/PDIF
equippedaudioreceiverandamplifier,andmake
thehighestcompatibilitytoyourhometheatre
devices.
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AV Converters and Scalers
HDMI-to-VGA
VGA-to-HDMI
HDMI-to-Component/
Composite
Component/Compositeto-HDMI
SDI-to-HDMI
HDMI-to-HDMI/DVI
AVSC-HDMI-VGA
AVSC-VGA-HDMI-R2
AVSC-HDMI-VIDEO
AVSC-VIDEO-HDMI
AVSC-SDI-HDMI
AVSC-HDMI
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,gotoblack-box.de
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HDMI to 3G-SDI/HD-SDI Converter
An easy way to connect an HDMI source to SDI displays or other
professional equipment.
CONNECTORS
HDMI
SDI
CABLE
Native
• ConvertsanHDMI® signal for output on two serial digital interface devices.
• Supports3G-SDI,HD-SDI,andSD-SDIoutputontwocoaxBNCconnectors.
• Purelydigital,real-timeconversion—withnolossofvideooraudio.
• Standard Warranty — 1 Year
• Extended Warranty — Add 1 or 3 Years
Idealforprofessionalvideoandbroadcast
engineeringapplications,thishandyconverter
enablesyoutoconnectanHDMIsourcetoa
3G-SDI,anHD-SDI,oranSD-SDIdisplay.Use
consumerelectronicsdevicesoracamerawith
HDMIoutputinyourSDIsetup.
ThedevicesupportsanarrayofHDvideo
formatsandprovidesdigitallypureHDMI-to-SDI
conversion,ensuringnolossintheconversion
forbothvideoandaudiosignaling.UseitinaTV
studio,post-production,digitalcinema,orother
HDMI-to-SDIAVapplications.
3G-SDI/HD-SDI to HDMI Converter
A low-cost way to use a standard HDMI screen instead of a pricey SDI
display for SDI monitoring.
HDMI to 3G-SDI/HD-SDI Converter
VSC-HDMI-SDI
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,gotoblack-box.de.
Forpricingdetails,call0811-5541 112.
CONNECTORS
HDMI
SDI
CABLE
Native
• ConvertsserialdigitalinterfacevideoforoutputtoanHDMI® display.
• Supports3G-SDI(3Gbps),HD-SDI,andSD-SDIinputoncoaxBNC.
• ProvidesdigitallypureSDI-to-HDMIconversion,withnovideooraudioloss.
• UseinaTVstudio,post-production,digitalcinema,orAVapplicationwhereyou
need to show uncompressed digital video from professional video equipment
on a consumer-grade HDTV.
• Standard Warranty — 1 Year
• Extended Warranty — Add 1 or 3 Years
Thiseconomicconverterenablesyouto
connecta3G-SDI,anHD-SDI,oranSD-SDI
sourceforoutputonanHDMIdisplay—just
whatyouneedtorepurposeanordinaryHDTV
forvideomonitoringinyourSDIsetup.
NOTE: Distance depends on the quality of
the cable and the type of SDI source. Cable
equalization supports maximum distances of
90 m for 3G-SDI; 150 m for HD-SDI; and 300 m
for SD-SDI.
3G-SDI/HD-SDI to HDMI Converter
VSC-SDI-HDMI
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,gotoblack-box.de.
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Video Scalers, Converters, & Adapters
Multi-Format AV Scaler
with DisplayPort
A one-box solution for scaling
analog and digital video inputs
for either HDMI or VGA output.
CONNECTORS
DisplayPort
Locking HDMI
DVI-D
VGA
Component S-Video Composite
CABLE
PERIPHERALS
Native
Speakers
CONTROL
IR Remote Push Button
Serial
3D
capable!
• ScalesawiderangeofHDformatsfor
PC (XGA to WUXGA VESA) and HDMI
output.
• FeaturesVGA,Component,S-Video,
Composite, DisplayPort, HDMI, and
DVI-D video input ports.
• OutputsVGAandHDMI1080pwith
36-bit Deep Color video plus SPDIF
and stereo audio.
• HDCPcompliantandBlu-rayready.
•Processes3:2and2:2filmmode.
• Idealoutputtingvideoin3DandLCD
and DLP projector applications.
• Controlfromfrontpanel,IRremote
control, via a Windows® GUI via RS-232
port, or from an Ethernet connection.
• SupportsIRremotesignalextension
up to 300 m.
• Standard Warranty — 1 Year
• Extended Warranty — Add 1 or 3 Years
Thisprofessional-grade,multiformat/multiport
scalerfeaturessevendifferentinputsandenables
youtooutputvideoinHDMIandVGAformats
alongwithS/PDIFandstereoaudio.Connect
yourBlu-rayplayer,PC,set-topbox,andother
electronicdevicestoitsinputsandscalevideo
toyourdesiredresolutioninnotimeatall.
top/bottomsignaltypesfor3D,aswellasa
specialalgorithmforRH/LHsynchronization
in24-HzfullHDapplications.
Itfeaturesfouranalog(VGA,Component
YPbPr,S-Video,andCompositevideo)inputs
alongwithdigitalvideoinputsforDisplayPort,
HDMI,andDVI-D(alongwithaudio).
Theboxautodetectsthevideoinputsignal,
determiningthevideostandardformatfroman
NTSC/PAL/SECAMsystem.Also,becauseevery
porthasacorrespondingaudiojackforhighqualityaudio,there’snoneedforanyexternal
audioprocessorsinyourmultimediaapplication.
ThescalersupportsfullHDTVrates,including
2550x1600DisplayPortresolutions,HDMI
1080pat60Hz,andhigherDVIresolutionsof
1920x1200,soit‘sidealforanycontrolorpostproductionapplicationwithamixofsourceand
displaytechnology(suchasinvideobroadcasting,
medicalimaging,andR&Dsimulationlabs).Use
it to connect a Mac®laptopwithaDisplayPort
outputtoanHDTV.
What‘smore,thehigh-performancescaler
supportsS-Videowitha3Dcombfilter,aswellas
HDMI3Dformats.Useitwitha3D-readyDLP®
videoprojectorforaccurate3Ddisplay.Featuring
advanced3Dde-interlacefunctions,thescaler
supportsframepacking,andside-by-sideand
Fourpresetcolormodesandanintelligent
coloradjustmentforhue,saturation,sharpness,
brightness,andmoreensurecrisp,accurate
videoreproduction.
Youalsogetversatilecontrol.ItfeaturespushbuttonandIRremotecontrol,andserialcontrol
(viaaWindowsGUIapplicationorathird-party
applicationrunningonanRS-232console).You
canevencontrolitoveranEthernetLANviaits
networkport.
Multi-Format AV Scaler with DisplayPort
AVSC-7DA-HDMI
Includes(1)scaler,(1)IRremotecontroller,Windows
controlsoftware,(2)rackmountbrackets.
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,gotoblack-box.de.
Forpricingdetails,call0811-5541 112.
Audio amplifier
Composite plus audio in
Audio
out
HDMI out
HDMI HDTV
VGA out
Multi-Format
AV Scaler with
DisplayPort
(AVSC-7DA-HDMI)
PC/Ethernet
RS-232 control
Component
in
PC
DVI plus audio in
Mac
DisplayPort in
Blu-ray DVD
HDMI in
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Video to PC/HDTV Switching Scaler
Professional multiformat switcher and scaler
for displaying analog video on HD screens.
CONNECTORS
VGA
Component Composite S-Video
CABLE
CONTROL
Native
IR Remote Push Button
Control System,
RS-232 Cable
Video to PC/HDTV
Switching Scaler
(AC136A-R2)
LCD
CAT5 Cable
Optional CAT5
UTP Extension
DVD Player,
Component Cable
Camera,
Composite
Cable
AC136A-R2: top: front view;
bottom: rear view
• ConvertsS-Video,Composite,or
Component (YCbCr) video input to
high-resolution PC or HDTV output.
• Upconvertsmultipleanalogvideo
standards for display on a high-def
digital signage screen.
• Featuresfourdifferentvideoinputs:
PC, Component, Composite, and
S-Video.
• Scaledoutputcanbeswitchedtoany
of the inputs.
• Fine-tunesharpnessandcolor,applya
3D comb filter to stop jitter, and more.
• Standard Warranty — 2 Years
• Extended Warranty — Add 1 or 3 Years
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Wallplate
PC, VGA Cable
Cable or
HDTV Receiver
Thissophisticatedboxnotonlyupconverts
varioustypesofanalogvideoinputforoptimal
displayonanLCDoraplasmascreen,italso
enablesyoutoswitchbetweenfourdifferent
videosources.
UseaVideotoPC/HDTVSwitchingScaler
indigialsignagesetups,meetingrooms,or
anywhereyouwanttooutputandscalevideo
signalsfordisplayonaplasmaorLCDpanelor
throughanLCDvideoprojector.
Attacheitherstandarddefinition(SD)orhighdefinition(HD)devices.TheboxacceptsbothTV
andPCinputsandscalesthemtoyourdesired
high-resolutionoutput.It’sparticularlyusefulfor
streamingvideofromolderstandarddefinition
equipment,suchasDVDordiscplayers,VCRs,
orcamcorders,soitlooksgreatonalarger,
moreadvanceddisplay.
Thescalerhasfourdifferentinputs;
Compositevideo(NTSCorPAL),S-Video
(NTSCorPAL),Componentvideo(SDandHD
from480pupto1080i),andPCvideo(VGA640
x480uptoSXGA1280x1024).Theincluded
BNC-to-RCAadaptersenableCompositeand
Componentinputs.
Video to PC/HDTV Switching Scaler
AC136A-R2
Include(1)scaler,(1)IRremotecontroller,(1)VGA
cable,(1)S-Videocable,(1)Compositevideocable,
(1)BNCtoRCAadapter,(1)powersupply,and
RS-232software
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,gotoblack-box.de.
Forpricingdetails,call0811-5541 112.
VGA/HDTV Video Scaler Plus
Scalable resolution plus video output mirroring — great for
teleprompter use.
• ScalestheresolutionofanyPCor
HDTV video signal up or down to
match that of another PC or HDTV.
• ProvidesasteadyVGAsignaltoyour
display device, enabling you to switch
seamlessly from one input to another.
• InvertstheVGAoutputhorizontally,
making it perfect for teleprompters
and rear-projection systems.
• Horizontalmirroringforteleprompter
and rear-projection systems.
• ConvertsbetweenYPbPrandRGBHV.
• Featuresaloop-outHD15portfor
connecting a DVD player to an HDTV.
• Standard Warranty — 2 Years
• Extended Warranty — Add 1 or 3 Years
Serial
CONNECTORS
CABLE
VGA
Native
CONTROL
OSD
Push Button
VGA/HDTV Video Scaler Plus
(AC345A-R2)
Screen
DVR
Thisdeviceprovidesthefunctionsofavideo
scaler,scanconverter,andformattransformerin
oneunit.ItscalesPCorHDTVresolutionsupor
downtomatchthatofanotherPCorHDTV.
TheVGA/HDTVVideoScalerPlusalsooffers
theuniquecapabilitytomirrortheVGAinput
signal(VGAtoVGA),andbecauseitsupports
invertingtheVGAoutputhorizontally,it’sperfect
fortelepromptersandrear-projectionsystems.
VGA/HDTV Video Scaler Plus
AC345A-R2
Includes(1)scaler,(1)VGAcable,(1)VGAto
Componentcable,and(1)universalpowersupply.
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,gotoblack-box.de.
Forpricingdetails,call0811-5541 112.
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Video Scalers, Converters, & Adapters
DVI-D to VGA Converter
View digital images on an existing VGA monitor.
CONNECTORS
VGA
• ViewimagesfromCPUswithaDVIoutputonaVGAmonitor.
• Convertssingle-linkdigitalDVIsignalsfromagraphicscardona
computerfordisplayonananalogVGAmonitororprojector.
• Performsdigital-to-analogconversion.Built-in”virtualDDC”converts
VGAanalogDDCsignalstoDVIdigitalDDCsignals.
• HasDVI-Dsingle-linkfemaleandHD15femaleVGAconnectors.
• Standard Warranty — 2 Years
• Extended Warranty—Add1or3Years
HDMI EDID Ghost
Optimize video output for any HDMI
display.
• LearnsEDIDdatafromanHDMI
displaysoyourvideosource
conformstooptimalresolution
settings.
• GhostfunctionsavestheEDID
ofyourdisplays,sothesource
bootswiththecorrectsettings.
• EDIDlearningfunctionality
preventscomputersfrom
deactivatingports.
• UniqueAudioInventoryfeature
providestwo-channel,5.1
Channel,and7.1Channelaudio
EDIDlearning.
• Supportsresolutionsupto1080p.
• Standard Warranty — 1 Year
• Extended Warranty—Add1
or3Years
DVI-D
Native
DVI-D to VGA Converter
AC1038A
Includes(1)Adapter,and(1)DVD-D
cable.
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,goto
black-box.de.Forpricingdetails,
call 0811-5541 112.
VGA EDID Ghost
Trouble-free VGA video connections for screens
without DDC support.
• Idealforsystemswithmixedanaloganddigital
video.
• Helpspreventbootproblems.
• Plugitintoadisplay.ItreadsallEDID
information.
• Theninstallitbetweenagraphicscardanda
switchorextender.
• Idealfordigitalsignage,multimedia,orKVM
switchingsystemsaswellasfornewer
monitorssupportingonlyafewhighresolutionformats.
• Standard Warranty — 2 Years
• Extended Warranty—Add1or3Years
CABLE
CONNECTORS
CABLE
VGA
Native
VGA DDC Ghost
ACS2100A
5-VPowerSupply
The VGA DDC Ghost is ideal for mixed analog/
digital video systems, and newer monitors that
support only a few high-resolution formats.
CONNECTORS
CABLE
HDMI
Native
HDMI EDID Ghost
PS649-R3
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,gotoblack-box.de.
Forpricingdetails,call0811-5541 112.
DVI-D EDID Ghost
Optimize video output for any DVI-D
display.
• LearnsEDIDdatafromaDVI-D
displaysoyourvideosource
conformstooptimalresolution
settings.
• GhostfunctionsavestheEDID
ofyourdisplays,sothesource
bootswiththecorrectsettings.
• EDIDlearningfunctionality
preventscomputersfrom
deactivatingports.
• Supportsresolutionsupto
2560x1600.
• Standard Warranty — 1 Year
• Extended Warranty—Add1
or3Years
CONNECTORS
CABLE
DVI-D
Native
DVI-D EDID Ghost
VG-HDMI
Includes(1)Ghost,(1)powercable,
(1)user’smanual,and(1)footpadset.
VG-DVI
Includes(1)Ghost,(1)powercable,
(1)user’smanual,and(1)footpadset.
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,goto
black-box.de.Forpricingdetails,
call 0811-5541 112.
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,goto
black-box.de.Forpricingdetails,
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Professional DVI-D Converters
Easily convert a variety of video types for
output to a DVI-D screen.
CONNECTORS
DVI-I
VGA
DVI-D
Component Composite S-Video
DB9
SDI
CABLE
CONTROL
Native
IR Remote
ACS413A
ACS411A-R2
• Idealforstudiosandlabswithamixoflegacyanddigital
video equipment.
• Automaticallyscaleandconvertanalogvideoresolutions
up to 1920 x 1200.
• AlsoscalesDVI-IforaDVI-Ddisplay.
• Featuremorethan160presetvideoformats.
• Enableyoutomanuallyselectthemostsuitablevideo
mode,evenifyoudon’tknowtheinputsignal.
• EasyOSDcontrolforresolutionselectionandvideocorrection tools.
• IncludeanIRremoteforeasycontrol.
• Standard Warranty — 2 Years
• Extended Warranty — Add 1 or 3 Years
Idealforapplicationswithamixofanaloganddigitalvideoequipment,
theseDVI-Dconvertersenableyoutoconvertandscaleavarietyofinput
signals,includingDVI-I,VGA,Component,andCompositeforoutputon
single-linkDVI-Ddisplays.
Theprofessional-grade,plug-and-playconvertersareidealforbroadcast
andvideoproductionstudios.TheyareveryusefulforusewithPCCPUs
Analog/DVI-I Video to DVI-D Converters
VGA/DVI/Video/EGA/CGAtoDVI-D
VGA/DVI/Video/SDItoDVI-D
VGA/DVI/RGBtoDVI-DConverter
witholdervideocardsorvideoequipmentwithjustanalogvideooutput.
Evenbetter,theboxesscaletheVGAsignalfromthesource‘svideocard
toaselectableresolutiononadigital-onlyDVIscreen.
How they work.
Theconvertersdigitizetheincomingsignalandstoreitinaninternal
videomemorybeforedisplayingthevideoinacompatibleformat.
Theconvertersfeaturemorethan160presetvideoformatsstored
intheirinternaltables,andtheyenablesyoutoconfigureDDC
foroptimizingsource-to-displaycommunications.
Iftheinputsignalcorrespondstooneoftheseformats,thesignalwill
beautomaticallydetectedbytheconverterandthepicturewillbedisplayed.
Oryoucanmanuallyselectthemostsuitablevideomode,evenifyoudon't
knowtheinputsignal.
Optimizingthepicturesettingsforyourinputsignaliseasy.Simplyuse
theincludedIRremotecontrollertonavigatethroughanon-screendisplay
(OSD)menuofcontrolsforresolutionsaswellasvideo-correctiontools.
Adjustcolor,pixelclock,pixelphase,aspectratio,andothersettings,
andsetituptoscalethepicturetothemaximumvalueautomatically.
Ormanuallyselectnon-standardandunsupportedvideomodes.
VGA/DVI to DVI-D Converter
ACS412A
ACS413A
ACS414A
ACS411A-R2
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,gotoblack-box.de.
Forpricingdetails,call0811-5541 112.
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,gotoblack-box.de.
Forpricingdetails,call0811-5541 112.
NOTE A: Can be mounted in a 19" rack using ACS2209A-RMK-R.
NOTE B: Also available in a card versions that that mix and match with the Modular DKM Extender Chassis (see our website).
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Video Scalers, Converters, & Adapters
USB 3.0 Converters
Connect up to six DVI or HDMI monitors, LCDs, or projectors
toyourPC’sUSB3.0port.Norebootrequired.
• ConvertUSBinputintoDVIorHDMIoutputtodisplay
media files from your computer on a big screen.
• Connectuptosixdevicessimultaneously.
No extra video cards needed.
• WorkswithallDVI-Idisplays.
• Resolutionsupto1920x1200,including1080p.
• ExtendandMirrormodesupport.
• Resumesfromhibernationandsuspendmodes.
• Standard Warranty — 1 Year
• Extended Warranty — Add 1 Year
TheUSB3.0DisplayAdaptersenableyoutoplaymediafilesfromyour
PConabigscreen.TheadaptersconvertUSBinputsignalsintoDVIor
HDMIoutputsignalssoyoucanenjoyhigh-qualityvideo(resolutionsup
to1080p).SimplyconnectyourPCtotheconverterusingtheincluded
USBcable.ThenconnecttheconvertertothedisplaydevicewithaDVI
orHDMIcable.
Theadaptersaresupereasytouse.Onceyouconnectyourdisplay
device,you’rereadytogo.Norebootsareneeded.
Needmultiplemonitors?Noproblem.Youcanconnectuptosix
monitors,LCDs,projectors,orotherdevicessimultaneouslytoyourPC.
Betteryet,youdon’tneedextravideocards.
HDMI and DVI
Pattern Generator
Save time when testing
video calibration on
HDMI and DVI screens.
• Portabledevicefortestingand
evaluatingHDMIHDTV/HDCP
displaysandpanels.
• Helpsensurevideoreproduction
anddisplayareuptoparin
digitalsignageapplications.
• Enablesyoutogeneratetest
patternstotroubleshootvideo
calibrationissueswithease.
• Agreattoolforverifyingthat
sourcevideoisreproduced
accuratelyonaremotedisplay.
• Uses48timingsfrom640x350
to1920x1200resolutions,and
uptoHDTV1080pvideo.
• Idealforhealthcare,biotech,
processengineering,and
educationallabsettings.
• Standard Warranty — 1 Year
• Extended Warranty—Add1
or3Years
CONNECTORS
CABLE
CONTROL
HDMI
Native
Push Button
HDMI and DVI Pattern
Generator
PG-DIG
Includes(1)patterngenerator,(1)HDMI
cable,and(1)HDMI-to-DVIconverter.
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,goto
black-box.de.Forpricingdetails,
call 0811-5541 112.
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CONNECTORS
DVI
USB
HDMI
USB 3.0 to DVI
USB 3.0 to DVI or HDMI Converters
(VSC-USB-DVI, VSC-USB-HDMI)
DVI or HDMI cable
PC
Multiple
monitors
USB 3.0 Converters
USB3.0toDVI
USB3.0toHDMI
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,gotoblack-box.de.
Forpricingdetails,call0811-5541 112.
VGA Pattern
Generator
Evaluate and test
VGA signal reproduction
on screens and panels.
•HelpsensureVGAvideosignal
reproductionanddisplay
areuptopar.
• Enablesyoutogeneratetest
patternstotroubleshootvideo
calibrationissueswithease.
• Agreattoolforverifyingthat
sourcevideoisreproduced
accuratelyonaremotedisplay.
• Uses38timingsforVGA
resolutionsfrom640x350upto
1680x1050,aswellas34video
testpatternsfordeterminingcolor
performanceandlinearityfast.
• SupportsH/V(TTL)and
sync-on-green(SoG)type
at162-MHzfrequency.
•Compactanddurable.
• Standard Warranty — 1 Year
• Extended Warranty—Add1
or3Years
VSC-USB-DVI
VSC-USB-HDMI
CONNECTORS
CABLE
CONTROL
VGA
Native
Push Button
VGA Pattern Generator
PG-VGA
Includes(1)patterngeneratorand
(1)VGAcable.
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,goto
black-box.de.Forpricingdetails,
call 0811-5541 112.
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VideoPlex4 4K Video Wall Controller
Position individually-shaped video wall designs with display video
4K
Solution
VSC-VPLEX4: top: front view; bottom: rear view
• Control up to four displays in a wall configuration.
• Daisychain multiple units to create walls with more than
four displays.
• Displays video sources on a video wall, freely scaled and
positioned, including rotations of 90°, 180°, and 270°.
• No restrictions on arrangement of screens in a wall or
on combination of screen sizes.
• Input resolutions up to 4K (3840 x 2160).
• Outputs video digitally 100% in real time — great for
displaying live camera feeds or animated content.
• Gap compensation for images scaled across screens.
• SupportsDVIandanalogRGBoutputmonitors
• Configure using software loaded on a PC connected
via a USB link.
• Durable,stainlesssteelchassis.
• Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows 7 compatible.
• Lowpowerconsumption.
•Standard Warranty — 3 Years
• Extended Warranty — Add 1 or 3 Years
Controlandscalevideoacrossfourvideodisplaysofanysizeand
resolutionwiththeVideoPlex44KVideoWallControllerfromBlackBox.
It’sjustwhatyouneedtocreateeye-catchingvideowallstoadvertise
andpromoteandtoeducateyouraudiencewhileprojectingyour
messageandcontentonalargerscale.
TheVideoPlex4isastandalonedisplaywallcontrollerthatacceptsa
standardsingle-ordual-linkDVIinputandflexiblydisplaysitonupto
fouroutputmonitors.Theappliancecaninput4Kresolutionimagesand
outputthemviaDVIoranalogRGB.Youcanreproducetheentireimage
oneachscreenorshowcroppedregionsoftheimageoneachscreen.
Outputresolutionandframeratedonotneedtoberelatedtothat
80
oftheinput.TheVideoPlex4willoptionallyupscaleandconvertframe
ratestoeachcroppedregionindependently.Additionally,eachoutput
canbefreelymirroredorrotatedthrough90°,180°,or270°tosupport
creativemixesoflandscapeandportraitmonitors.
Flexible, expandable controller hardware.
TheVideoPlex4hardwarefeaturesaDVI-Dinputportforconnecting
adigitalvideosource.Itcanacceptsingle-ordual-linksignals.
Ontheoutputs,theVideoPlex4supportsconnectionstofourDVI-I
(VGAorDVI)displays,andallVESAresolutionsaresupported.Useitto
displayimagesonyourHDTVscreens.
Asanappliance-basedsolution,theVideoPlex4givesyouthe
advantagesofquicksetupandgreatstability,evenin24/7applications.
Youdon’tneedtoinstallanysoftwareonsourceequipment.Justplug
inthesourcedevicesandbeginconfiguringyourmatrixofscreensusing
aclientcomputer.
Modularindesign,itcanalsobecombinedwithotherVideoPlex4
unitstocontrolandscalevideoonmorethanfourscreens.
Workswithvariousmanufacturers’equipment.
TheVideoPlex4hardwaresitsbetweenthesourcesandthedisplays.
Onalloutputs,thevideowallcontrollerworkswithvarioustypesof
digitaldisplaysfromdifferentmanufacturersaslongastheysupport
VESAstandardresolutions.
OntheVideoPlex4inputs,anysourcecanbeconnected,whether
it’saDVDplayer,acomputer,alivefeedfromacamera,aniCOMPEL™
playerorappliance,amediaserver,avideomixer,orasimilardevice.
Distortion-free display, no matter the amount of scaling.
TheVideoPlex4enlargesvideoacrossseveralscreensinawaythat
compensatesforgapsbetweendisplayssoproportionsarepreserved.
Thisway,youcreateanatural,distortion-freevideowallviewingexperience.
Evenwhenyoumovescreensfartherapart,gapcompensationprevents
unnaturaljumpsfromonedisplaytothenext.
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Video walls
sources freely positioned, including rotations of 90°, 180°, and 270°.
Athighresolutions,like4K,DVIsignalsnormallycan'tbeguaranteed
beyondacablelengthof5mbecauseofsignallossesinherent
intheDVIcablesandconnectors.TheVideoPlex4'sactiveequalization
hardwarecancompenstatefortheselossesandsupportcablelengths
ofupto20mevenatfulldual-linkresolutions(330-Mhzpixelclock).
Lowerresolutionsenableevenlongercablelengths.
See our 4K Video Whitepaper on pages 90 and 91.
1. High input resolutions for superior video
quality.
Supportsvideoinputupto4Kresolutiontoprovidecrystal
clearvideooutputoneachofthedisplays.
2. Outputs LIVE video with clarity.
Nolatency.Noblur.JustclearHDTVqualityvideo,nomatter
ifit’scomingfromaPC,amediaserver,oracamerafeed.
3. Built to withstand heavy 24/7 use.
Notonlydoesitboastlowpowerconsumption,butitoffers
astabledesignforuseinalways-onsignageapplications—
somethingtoconsiderifyou’renottheretorebootequipment.
4. It’seasytocontrolfromaPCorlaptop.
SetupcanbedonefromsoftwareloadedonaPCconnected
viaaUSB.
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VideoPlex4 4K Video Wall Controller
VSC-VPLEX4
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Products | Video Infrastructure
Wireless HDMI Presentation System
Turn your wired HDMI/VGA projector display into a wireless
one for fast, safe audio/video presentations.
CONNECTORS
HDMI
CABLE
VGA
Wireless
RJ-45
• Sharemultimediapresentationsfromyourlaptop
or tablet.
• SupportsprojectorsandLCDscreenswithHDMI
or VGA inputs, as well as wired Ethernet and
802.11b/g/n wireless connections.
• Worksfromupto91.4maway*.
• Connectupto32usersforday-longpresentation
sessions.
• Changepresenterswithoneclick.Nomore
swapping cables in and out.
• Conferencecontrolgivesyoucontroloverwho
can present and access your network.
• 4-to-1split-screenfunctionenablesfourusers
to present at the same time.
•Standard Warranty — 1 Year
• Extended Warranty — Add 1 or 3 Years
Wireless HDMI
Presentation System
(AVX-HDMI-WI)
Laptop
Laptop
Laptop
Laptop
TheWirelessHDMIPresentationSystem
functionsasbothawirelessreceiverandan
802.11b/g/naccesspoint.Itenablesasmany
as32laptopuserstologinanddisplaytheir
computerscreenvideoandaudiofromupto90
metresaway*.Thesystem’sapplicationsoftware
capturestheimagesandsendsthemthrough
2.4-GHzradiowavestothereceiver
foroutput.
MeetingparticipantscanopenaPowerPoint®
presentationorotherfile,suchasaWord
documentorJPGimage,andthepresentation
isthensentwirelesslytotheWirelessHDMI
PresentationSystemforoverheaddisplay.
Fast, easy Plug-and-Show setup.
WiththePlug-and-ShowUSBtoken,wireless
presentationsareeasy.JustlinkaPCorMacto
theWirelessHDMIPresentationSystemthrough
aWLANoranEthernetconnection.Plugthe
tokenintoaUSBportandinsecondsyourscreen
willbewirelesslysenttotheSystemandbeseen
bytheentireroom.
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Great for high-security environments.
TheWirelessHDMIPresentationSystem
makesyouthegatekeeper.Youcancontrolwho
canconnecttoyourwiredorwirelessnetworks.
Youcanalsogiveconferenceparticipantsaccess
totheInternet,whilekeepingthemoffyour
networks.Youcanalsodenythemnetwork
andInternetaccess.Thesystemfeaturessession
loginandWEP/WPA/WPA2-PSKsecurity.
4-to-1 split-screen for multiple users.
Withthis4-to-1split-screenfeature,youcan
displayuptofourdifferentuserscreensatthe
sametime.Theindividualscreensareshownin
quadrants,whichmakesitgreatforeducation
andtrainingapplicationswheretheaudience
canmakeside-by-sidecomparisons.Youcan
alsoassignspecificquadrantstoeachpresenter.
Simple, Web-based control interface.
TheWeb-basedadministrativetoolmakesit
simpleforyoutoconfigureandmanagedevice
settings.EnabletheSNMPmanagerandyou
canmanagesettingsonmultipleWireless
HDMIPresentationSystemreceivers.
Remote desktop function.
Havegreatermobilitywhenpresentingat
apodiumoranywhereinameetingroom.The
RemoteDesktopfunctionenablesyoutocontrol
apresentationfromawirelessUSBmouse/
keyboardortotogglebetweenslidesina
presentationusingaUSBwirelessclicker.You
canalsoconnectaUSBkeyboardandmouse
totheWirelessHDMIPresentationSystem.
* Under optimum conditions, depending on the
environment.
Wireless HDMI Presentation System
upto720p
upto1080p
AVX-HDMI-WI
ACG1180A
Forfullfeaturesandspecs,gotoblack-box.de.
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Presentation Solutions
Micro Wireless VGA Presentation Tool
Enhance meeting collaboration. Plug this compact device into a display
for easy presentation sharing.
CONNECTORS
CABLE
VGA
Wireless
• Wirelesslyprojectlaptopvideofromwhereyousit—upto91.4maway.*
• Easytosetupanduse.
• Supportsfouractiveusersinquad-screenmode.
• Compatiblewith802.11n.
• Featuresplug-and-display,Webbrowser-basedcontrol.
• SupportsTCP/IPprotocolsandDHCPorstaticIPaddressconfiguration.
• OutputsSVGAandXGAresolutions;supports32-bitcolor.
• Functionsasbothawirelessreceiverandan802.11b/g/naccesspoint/bridge.
•Standard Warranty — 1 Year
• Extended Warranty — Add 1 or 3 Years
Needtosimplifypresentationsharingduringmeetings,particularly
whenyou’reontheroadorhavetofrequentlymovefromroomtoroom?
ThenbesuretoorderthishandyMicroWirelessVGAPresentationTool.
Works as wireless receiver.
PerformingasaWi-Fireceiver,theMicroWirelessVGAPresentation
Toolnotonlysupportswirelessvideopresentationsharingbyyou,butalso
bymultipleusers.Thesystem’sapplicationsoftwarecapturestheimages
onauser’slaptoporPCandsendsthemthrough2.4-GHzradiowavesto
thepresentationtooland,inturn,totheprojectororscreenforoutput.
Italsoprovides802.11nWi-Fisupport—deliveringuptofivetimesthe
throughputandgreaterrangeofearlierWi-Fitechnology.
Great for PowerPoint presentations.
UserswithaccesstotheMicroWirelessVGAPresentationToolcan
launchPowerPoint®Vieweroranotherapplicationoropenanyfile(such
asaWorddocumentorJPGimage),anditwillbeprojectedwirelesslyto
thepresentationtoolfromwheretheysit.
Inquad-screenmode,theMicroWirelessVGAPresentationTool
displaysuptofouruserscreensatthesametime.Theindividualscreens
areshowninquadrants,whichmakesitgreatforeducationandtraining
applicationswheremultipleuserscancompareworkandshareinformation.
Simple to connect and use.
ToinstalltheMicroWirelessVGAPresentationTool,yousimplyinsertit
intotheVGAportonyourdisplayorprojector,pluginitspoweradapter
(ifProAVisn’tsupported),poweruptheprojectorordisplay,andturnon
thepresentationtool.Fromthestartingpage,ascreenpopsuptotellyou
thepresentationtoolisreadytouse.
Forconvenientsetupofmultipleusers,youcaneveninsertaUSB
thumbdriveandfollowawizardtomakea“token”forenablingother
users’access.
Download screen.
Main page.
Play button.
Micro Wireless VGA Presentation Tool
AVX-VGA-WI
* Under optimum conditions with no obstructions, depending on the
environment.
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Products | Video Infrastructure
HDMI Cables and Adapters
Transmit your digital video and digital audio signals over one cable.
VCB-HDMI
EVHDMI04-DS
EVHDMI04-DS
• Transmithigh-bandwidthcompressedvideo,multichannel
digital audio, and intelligent format and command data.
• ConnectHDTVset-topboxes,digitalTVs,DVDs,andother
equipment with HDMI interfaces.
• PremiumHigh-SpeedHDMICableswithEthernetalso
transmit network data.
• Swiveladaptersandcablehaveconnectorsthatturn90°
for tight installations.
•HDMI-to-DVIcablesandadaptersenableyoutoconnect
mismatched interfaces.
• Doubleshieldingpreventssignallossandscreenghosting
for maximum video performance.
•Standard Warranty — Lifetime
HDMI®isastandardinterfaceforconnectingdigitalmedia.BlackBox
hasawiderangeofHDMIcablesandadapterstofitanyAVinstallation.Use
themtoconnectDVDandBlu-ray™players,set-topboxes,andotherdigital
audio/visualequipmentwiththeHDMIinterface.
Totransmitnetworkdataoverthesamecable,andforhigh-resolution
1080pdisplays,aswellas4K,3D,andDeepColor,orderPremiumHighSpeedHDMIcable.Theyfeatureadedicateddatachannelforconnecting
HDMIEthernetChannelenableddevices.
OrderStandardHDMItoHDMICableformostHDTVconnectionswith
resolutionsupto1080ior720pvideofromcable,satellite,orBlu-ray
players.
ToconnectHDMItoDVIorviceversa,usetheHDMItoDVISwivel
Adapter.Swivelingconnectorsrotate90°upanddownandareidealfor
rearequipmentconnectionsintightareas.
UseanHDMIMicroCabletoconnectasmartphone,digitalcamera,
tablet,andotherdevicestoaTVorHDMIdisplay.ItsupportsfullHDMI
specsanddelivershighresolution1080pvideo.
HDMI Cables
HDMI Cables
PremiumHigh-SpeedHDMICablewithEthernet,PVC,Male/Male
1-m
VCB-HDMI-001M
2-m
VCB-HDMI-002M
3-m
VCB-HDMI-003M
5-m
VCB-HDMI-005M
7-m
VCB-HDMI-007M
10-m
VCB-HDMI-010M
15-m
VCB-HDMI-015M
20-m
VCB-HDMI-020M
25-m
VCB-HDMI-025M
30-m
VCB-HDMI-030M
Standard HDMItoHDMICable,Swivel/Swivel,Male/Male
1-m
EVHDMI04-DS-001M
2-m
EVHDMI04-DS-002M
3-m
EVHDMI04-DS-003M
Forspecsorpricing,goto black-box.de.
Standard HDMItoHDMICable,Swivel/Straight,Male/Male
1-m
2-m
3-m
Standard HDMItoHDMIMicroCable,PVC,Male/Male
9-m
1.8-m
Standard HDMItoDVICable,PVC,Male/Male
1-m
2-m
3-m
5-m
StandardHDMI Adapters
HDMIMaletoDVIFemale
HDMIMaletoDVIMale
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EVHDMI04-SS-001M
EVHDMI04-SS-002M
EVHDMI04-SS-003M
VCB-MHDMI-0003
VCB-MHDMI-0006
EVHDMI02T-001M
EVHDMI02T-002M
EVHDMI02T-003M
EVHDMI02T-005M
FA790
FA795-R2
Forspecsorpricing,goto black-box.de.
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Cables
Slim-Line High-Speed HDMI Cable
Ultra-slim HDMI cable provides cleaner, greener
connections.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Lessweightenablesmoresecureconnectionstotelevisions.
Superflexibleforeasierhandlingandinstallation.
AlmosthalfthediametreofregularHDMIcable.
Triple-shieldedforhigh-performancetransmissions.
Supportstransmissionsupto10.2Gbpsupto4.5metres.
Alsosupports3D,1080p,4Kx2Kresolutions.
AudioReturnChannel(ARC).
3-and5-metrelengthcableshaveaRedMere™chipsetforequalization.
Standard Warranty — 1 Year
Standard HDMI to HDMI Cable
Male/Male
1-m
2-m
3-m
5-m
Forspecsorpricing,goto black-box.de.
VCS-HDMI-001M
VCS-HDMI-002M
VCS-HDMI-003M
VCS-HDMI-005M
Hybrid Copper/Fibre High-Speed HDMI Cable
with Ethernet, LSZH
Transmit high-def HDMI signals up to 100 metres with
this active copper/fibre cable.
• ConvertsHDMIsignalstofibreandthenbackagain.
• Constructedwith(6)4-pair28-AWGcopperwires;(1)24-AWGcopper
wire;and(4)50-micronmultimodefibrestrands.
• Useforcriticaldisplayapplications,suchasdigitalsignage,
thatdemandHDMIsignalintegrity.
• Supportsupto4Kresolutionsandis3Dready.
• Digitalaudiosupport.
• Noexternalpowersupplyneeded.
• Low-smoke,zerohalogen.
• Standard Warranty — 1 Year
Hybrid Copper/Fibre High-Speed HDMI Cable
HDMI,Male/Male
10-m
15-m
20-m
25-m
35-m
For specs or pricing, go to black-box.de.
Hybrid Copper/Fibre High-Speed HDMI Cable
VCH-HDMI-010M
VCH-HDMI-015M
VCH-HDMI-020M
VCH-HDMI-025M
VCH-HDMI-035M
HDMI,Male/Male
40-m
45-m
50-m
90-m
100-m
Forspecsorpricing,goto black-box.de.
VCH-HDMI-040M
VCH-HDMI-045M
VCH-HDMI-050M
VCH-HDMI-090M
VCH-HDMI-100M
Active High-Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet, CL2
Transmit flawless video, audio, and data signals up
to 30 metres.
• Built-inRedMere™equalizerenablessuper-longdistanceswithout
additional boosters.
• IncorporatesadedicatedchannelintotheHDMIlinkenablinghighspeed,bi-directionalnetworkingupto100-Mbps.
• CL2ratedforin-wallinstallations.
• Supportsresolutionsupto4K.
•Alsosupports3D,360-Hzrefreshrates,andAudioReturnTechnology
(ARC).
• Digitalaudiosupport.
• Provides10.2-Gbpshigh-speedbandwidth.
• Noexternalpowersupplyneeded.
• Standard Warranty — 1 Year
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Active High-Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet, CL2
HDMI,Male/Male
22.9-m
30.5-m
VCA-HDMI-0075
VCA-HDMI-0100
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Products | Video Infrastructure
Locking HDMI Cables
Secure your application with specialty HDMI cables to prevent accidental
or malicious disconnects.
• CablesandadapterhavealockingHDMIconnectoronatleastoneend
forsecureconnectionstoHDMImonitors.
• Useinsystemswhereyoucan'tafforddisconnectsortampering.
• ConnectHDMIorDVIvideosourcessuchasPCs,Blu-ray™,orprojectors
toHDMImonitors.
• High-Speed™Certified.
• Supports3DandDeepColor,Ethernet,and1080p.
• TheHDMIlockingconnectorisascrewlock.
• Standard Warranty—Lifetime
VCL-HDMIDVI
NOTE: Locking HDMI cables are designed to work with Black Box products
only. They are not guaranteed to work with other manufacturers' products.
VCL-HDMIL
Locking High-Speed HDMI Cables
LockingHDMI-to-DVI-D,Male/Male(4.95Gbps)
1-m
2-m
3-m
5-m
VCL-HDMIS
VCL-HDMIDVI-001M
VCL-HDMIDVI-002M
VCL-HDMIDVI-003M
VCL-HDMIDVI-005M
LockingHDMI-to-StandardHDMI,Male/Male(10.2Gbps)
1-m
2-m
3-m
5-m
VCL-HDMIS-001M
VCL-HDMIS-002M
VCL-HDMIS-003M
VCL-HDMIS-005M
LockingHDMI-to-LockingHDMI,Male/Male(10.2Gbps)
1-m
2-m
3-m
5-m
VCL-HDMIL-001M
VCL-HDMIL-002M
VCL-HDMIL-003M
VCL-HDMIL-005M
LockingHDMIMaletoDVIFemaleAdapter,15-cm(6")(4.95Gbps)
VAL-HDMIDVI
Forspecsorpricing,goto black-box.de.
VAL-HDMIDVI
Use HDMI Locking Cables with:
HDMI-over-IP
HDMI Matrix Switch
8x8 and 4x4 HDMI Matrix Switches
VX-HDMI-POE Series
UVX-HDMI-POE Series
AVSW-HDMI8x8-X
VSW-HDMI8X8-B, 4X4-B
HDMI 5Play™ Extender
VX-HDMI-HBP-TX and -RX
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HDMI Matrix Switch Receiver
AVSW-HDMI-RX
HDMI Extender
VX-HDMI-TP-E100M
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Cables
DisplayPort Cables and Adapter Cables
The fast, compact digital interface.
VCB-DP-0006-MM
•
•
•
•
•
Transmitbothdigitalvideoandaudioinonecable.
Supportvideowithupto1080presolutionplusdigitalaudio.
Version1.1supports10.8Gbps.
Compactlatchingconnectors.
Supportcolordepthsof6,8,10,12,and16bitsandtwo-way
connectivity.
• Adaptersareinterfacepoweredandrequirenoseparatepowersupply.
• Standard Warranty—Lifetime
DisplayPort Cable
Male/Male,32AWG
0.9-m
1.8-m
3.0-m
4.5-m
EVNDPDVI-MF-R3
DisplayPort Adapter Cable
VCB-DP-0003-MM
VCB-DP-0006-MM
VCB-DP-0010-MM
VCB-DP-0015-MM
Forspecsorpricing,goto black-box.de.
DisplayPortMale
20.3cm
toHDMIFemale
toDVI-DFemale
toHD15(VGA)Female
EVNDPHDMI-MF-R3
EVNDPDVI-MF-R3
EVNDPVGA-MF-R3
Forspecsorpricing,goto black-box.de.
DVI Cables and Adapters
Get high-speed digital communications
and improved video.
EVNDVI02
• Supportsdual-linkdigitaltransmissionsupto9.9Gbps
andsingle-linkdigitaltransmissionsupto4.95Gbps.
• Optimizescomputer-to-projectorconnections,eliminating
resolutionorcolorchangesandpixel-lockadjustments.
• DVI/DVIcablesmeettherequirementsofdigitalvideo,
digitaltelecommunications,andparallelcomputing.
• Standard Warranty—Lifetime
FA461
DVI Cables
DVI Cables (Continued)
DVI-AMale,Single-Link,StraightHood/VGAHD15Male
1.8-m
3.0-m
4.5-m
7.6-m
EVNDVI01-0006
EVNDVI01-0010
EVNDVI01-0015
EVNDVI01-0025
DVI-IMaleDual-Link,90°/VGAHD15Male
1.8-m
CustomLengths
EVNDVI04-0006
EVNDVI04
DVI-DMale/DVI-DMale,Dual-Link,StraightHoods
0.9-m
1.8-m
3.0-m
4.5-m
7.6-m
10.6-m
15.2-m
FA462
EVNDVI02-0003
EVNDVI02-0006
EVNDVI02-0010
EVNDVI02-0015
EVNDVI02-0025
EVNDVI02-0035
EVNDVI02-0050
DVI-DMale/DVI-DFemaleExtension
1.8-m
3.0-m
EVNDVI03-0006
EVNDVI03-0010
DVI-IMale/DVI-IMale,Dual-Link,StraightHoods
1.0-m
1.5-m
2.0-m
3.0-m
5.0-m
10.0-m
DVI-I-DL-001M
DVI-I-DL-001.5M
DVI-I-DL-002M
DVI-I-DL-003M
DVI-I-DL-005M
DVI-I-DL-010M
DVIAdapters,Single-Link
DVI-IMale–VGAHD15Female
DVI-IFemale–VGAHD15Male
FA461
FA462
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Products | Video Infrastructure
MiniDisplayPort Cables
Make connections to newer Mini DisplayPort Mac or PCs.
• LinkadevicewithstandardDisplayPortorDVIconnectortoanewer
Mac®orPCnotebookcomputerwithaMiniDisplayPortconnector.
•MeetsDisplayPort1.1standards.
•Supportsdata-transferratesofupto5.4Gbpsforhigh-resolutiondigital
displays.
•Useforreal-timedigitalaudioandvideotransfers.
•Supports1080presolutions.
•Requiresnodriversoradapters.
• Standard Warranty—Lifetime
Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort Adapter Cable
MiniDisplayPortMale/DisplayPortMale,32AWG
0.9-m
1.8-m
3.0-m
4.5-m
ENVMDPDP-0003-MM
Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter Cable
ENVMDPDP-0003-MM
ENVMDPDP-0006-MM
ENVMDPDP-0010-MM
ENVMDPDP-0015-MM
Forspecsorpricing,goto black-box.de.
MiniDisplayPortMale/DVIFemale,32AWG
0.9-m
1.8-m
3.0-m
4.5-m
ENVMDPDVI-0003-MF
ENVMDPDVI-0006-MM
ENVMDDVI-0010-MM
ENVMDPDVI-0015-MM
Forspecsorpricing,goto black-box.de.
VGA Video Cable with Ferrite Core
High-quality cable for superior video transmissions.
• Ferritecoreoffersextraprotectionagainstexternalinterference.
• Featurestinnedcopperbraidandouterbraidforsignalshielding.
• HD15videoconnectorshavePins9and15enabledforcompliance
withtheDisplayDataChannel(DDC)standard.
• Customlengthsalsoavailable.Callfordetails.
•Standard Warranty—Lifetime
VGA Video Cable with Ferrite Core
HD15,PVC,Beige,M/M,M/F,orF/F
0.9-m M/M
M/F
F/F
1.5-m M/M
3.0-m M/M
M/F
F/F
6.0-m M/M
M/F
F/F
7.6-m M/M
15.2-m M/M
22.8-m M/M
30.4-m M/M
Forspecsorpricing,goto black-box.de.
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HD15 Male—VGA
EVNPS06
HD15 Female—VGA
VGA Video Cable with Ferrite Core
EVNPS06-0003-MM
EVNPS06-0003-MF
EVNPS06-0003-FF
EVNPS06-0005-MM
EVNPS06-0010-MM
EVNPS06-0010-MF
EVNPS06-0010-FF
EVNPS06-0020-MM
EVNPS06-0020-MF
EVNPS06-0020-FF
EVNPS06-0025-MM
EVNPS06-0050-MM
EVNPS06-0075-MM
EVNPS06-0100-MM
HD15,PVC,Black,M/M
0.9-m
1.5-m
3.0-m
6.0-m
7.6-m
15.2-m
22.8-m
30.4-m
Forspecsorpricing,goto black-box.de.
EVNPS06B-0003-MM
EVNPS06B-0005-MM
EVNPS06B-0010-MM
EVNPS06B-0020-MM
EVNPS06B-0025-MM
EVNPS06B-0050-MM
EVNPS06B-0075-MM
EVNPS06B-0100-MM
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Audio Cables
Component Video Cable
Great performance for any high-definition
component video (RGB) application.
S/PDIF Audio or Composite Video Coax Cable
RCA cable that can carry digital S/PDIF
audio or composite video.
• Ensurethebestpossiblepicture
qualityfromyourhigh-defvideo
devices.
• UseforconnectingDVDand
Blu-rayplayers,videogame
consoles,andothervideo
equipment.
• Canalsobeusedforcomposite
videoplusstereoaudio.
• Getthebestsoundpossiblewhen
connectingdigitalaudio
equipmentusingtheS/PDIF
standard.
• S/PDIFcancarrytwochannelsof
uncompressedPCMaudioor
compressed5.1/7.1surround
sound.
• Standard Warranty —
Lifetime
Component Video Cable
(3)RCAConnectorsonEachEnd,M/M
0.5-m
0.9-m
1.8-m
3.7-m
7.6-m
• Standard Warranty —
Lifetime
S/PDIF Audio or Composite Video Coax Cable
VCB-3RCA-0001
VCB-3RCA-0003
VCB-3RCA-0006
VCB-3RCA-0012
VCB-3RCA-0025
(1)RCAConnectoronEachEnd,M/M
0.5-m
0.9-m
1.8-m
3.7-m
7.6-m
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Stereo Audio Cable
Improve the audio of your home theater.
Stereo Audio Cable
Connect your PC or mobile devices
to a sound system.
• UsetoconnectDVDorBlu-ray
players,videogameconsoles,
andstereosoundsystems.
• Heavy-dutycablehasspiral
shieldingtopreventinterference
and noise.
• Standard Warranty —
Lifetime
• UsetoplaysoundfromyourPC
ormobiledevicesonyourstereo
systemwithRCAjacks.
• Transfersanalogsignals.
• 28AWG.
• Standard Warranty —
Lifetime
Stereo Audio Cable
(2)RCAConnectorsonEachEnd,M/M
0.5-m
0.9-m
1.8-m
3.7-m
7.6-m
ACB-1RCA-0001
ACB-1RCA-0003
ACB-1RCA-0006
ACB-1RCA-0012
ACB-1RCA-0025
ACB-2RCA-0001
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ACB-2RCA-0025
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Stereo Audio Cable
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1.8-m
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3.5-mm Stereo Audio Cable
Stereo sound for your computer.
• Connectsyourstereospeakerstoyourcomputerforsuperioraudio
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Education | Whitepaper 4K Video
Piecing Together the 4K Puzzle
4Kvideo,alsocalledUltraHighDefinition(UHD),delivers
stunningbeautyandresolutionindigitalsignageandvideo
extensionapplications.Aswithalldisruptiveinnovation,it
presentsissuesthatcanmakedeploymenttricky.
Enormousbandwidthisrequiredtodeliver4Kvideo—10
Gbits/second.Thisplacesunprecedenteddemandson
infrastructure.Tobesuccessfulinreal-worldapplications,
4Kdistributionsystemsmustbedesignedandengineeredto
addressthefollowingpuzzlepieces:
•Mismatchedresolutions
•Bandwidthrequirements
•Supporting4KwithmultipleAVinterfaces
•Newcablelengths
4K Technology Overview
Theterm“4K”isusedtorefertovideosignalswitha
horizontalresolutionontheorderof4,000pixels(generally,
3840pixels).Previousgenerationsofvideoresolutionswere
describedbytheverticalresolution(e.g.,1080prefersto
asignalwith1080verticallines).Theincreaseinresolution
presentedby4Kistremendous,ascharacterizedinFigure1.
Figure 1: Video resolutions.
UHD 3840 x 2160 (4K)
Ultra High Definition
1920 x 1080 HD 1080i/1080p
1280 x 720 HD 720p
Anincreasingnumberofdisplaysshowresolutionsthatfall
between1080pand4K.Evenifagivensystemisnotbeing
designedfor4Kcontent,hardwaredesignedfor2Ksignals
willnotcarrythesehigherresolutions.Therefore,the
principlesinthisdocumentmustbeappliedinanysystemthat
mightencounterresolutionssuchasthoseshowninFigure2.
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Figure 2: Tweener resolutions.
UHD 3840 x 2160 (4K)
Ultra High Definition
1920 x 1080 HD 1080i/1080p
1280 x 720 HD 720p
Maximum resolution for 2K switches
Insomeprofessionalspheres,theterms4KandUltraHD
(UHD)havebecomeconflated;howevertheyarenot
interchangeable.Asfarasaconsumerisconcerned,thereis
littlepracticaldifference,buttheydomeandifferent things.
Simplyput,4Kisaprofessionalproductionandcinema
standard.UHDisthestandardforconsumerdisplaysand
broadcast.Togetabetterunderstandingof4Ktechnology,
let’slookatthepiecesofthe4Kpuzzle.
Piece #1: Two Standard 4K Resolutions
720p,1080i,and1080pvideoallsharethesameaspectratio,
whichis1.78:1(16:9).Sinceessentiallyallsourcesanddisplays
haveusedthisaspectratio,we’veseenaneraofrelative
simplicity.With4K,allthatisoutthewindowbecauseit
presentsthechallengeofmanagingtwodifferentstandard
resolutions.
TheresolutioncommonlyreferredtoasUHD,3840x2160,is
preciselyfourtimestheresolutionof1080p,andresultsfrom
doublingthehorizontalandverticalpixelcountof1920x
1080.Therefore,itsaspectratioisthesameashigh-definition
(HD)video,thatis,16:9.Most4Kdeviceshaveanative
resolutionof3840x2160.
Thesecondtypeof4Kresolutionis4096x2160,whichhas
anaspectratioof19:10;thisresolutioniscommonlyreferred
toas4KDCI.Itisusedinmovieproductionandexhibitionin
commercialcineplexes.
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Many4Kcamerasandsourcedevicescanbesettoeitherof
thetworesolutions.Displaysandsourceswillhavetobe
carefullymatchedandcorrectlyconfiguredinordertodisplay
allofthevideoinformationwithoutcroppingorstretching.
Understandingthedifferencesbetweenconventionaldisplay
resolutionsand4Kresolutionswillpreventdifficultiesin
adoptingthisnewtechnology.
reflectstheDVIvideospecs1.3.HDMI1.4exceedsthe
dual-linkDVIspecs,althoughitisusingonlyasinglelink.
HDMI1.3/1.4bandwidthis10.2GBps(singlelink340Mhz).
TherecentlyreleasedHDMI2.0standardincreasesthe
bandwidthto18Gbps(600Mhz),effectivelymatchingthe
bandwidthofDisplayPortforsupporting4Katupto60
framespersecond(fps).
DisplayPort1.2
Piece #2: 4K Resolution requires 10Gbps Bandwidth
Todeliver1920x1080videoat60framespersecondsrequiresa DisplayPortisaslightlydifferent,micro-packetbasedvideo
standardsupportingamaximum.bandwidthofabout17Gbps.
datarateof4.46Gbitspersecond.Therefore,afour-times
increaseinpixelswouldincreasetherequireddataratebyafactor Bythatstandard,DisplayPortiscurrentlyonlysuitableasa
singleconnectoptionforfullUHD3840x2160at60fps.
offour.However,HDMIsupportsamaximumdatarateof10.2
NoteallcurrentgraphiccardswithDPsupportfullspecof
Gbits/s,includingoverhead.Manyoftoday’s4Kdevicesare
DP1.2aspecat5.3Gbpsperlaneandthereforeonlysupport
limitedto30framespersecondorless.Forfilm,thisdoesn’t
30fpsratherthan60fps4Kresolutions.
representachange,astheoriginalsourcematerialis24frames
persecond.Forvideoandcomputerapplications,it’simportantto Thunderbolt
notethattheframerateisreducedbyhalf.Thekeynowisto
Thunderbolt1.0isanApple-onlyinterface.Itiscompatible
designsystemsthatmayneedtomanagecontentat24,25,30,
withDP1.1andcapableofnativelyoutputtingDisplayPort
50,and60framespersecond.
signals.Thunderbolt2.0isneededtosupport4Kat60Hz,
Chromasubsamplingcanenablethetransmissionof4Kvideoat andiscompatiblewithDisplayPort1.2.
60framespersecondatunder9Gbits/sbycompressingcolor
informationto4:2:0—whichisthechromaencodingusedon
Piece #4: 4K Requires New Cable Lengths
Blu-ray®discs.Chromasubsamplingtransmitsluminance
Evenwiththereductioninframerateandpossiblegainsfrom
informationatfullresolutionandchrominanceatalower
chromasubsampling,delivering4Kvideorequiresmassive
resolution(inthiscase1920x1080).Becausethehumaneyehas bandwidth.In4Kapplications,maximumtwistedpaircopper
aloweracuityforcolordifferencesthanforluminance,this
cablelengths(CATxSTP)aresignificantlyshorterthanthe
optimizesforthebestperceivedimagefromtheavailable
industryisaccustomedtowithHDvideo,creatinganewissue
bandwidth.
forsystemdesigners.
Inanalogsystems,anoverlylongcableruncanresultina
Piece #3: 4K is supported by Multiple AV Interfaces
degradedimage.Inadigitalsystem,anoverlylongcablerun
HDMIisnottheonlywaytoextend4K.Herearethetypical
canresultinnopictureatall.Worse,incompatibilities
videointerfacesandframesratestheysupport:
betweensourcesanddisplaysareexacerbatedbylongcable
TheDVIspecificationenables1920x1200pixelstobe
runs.Justbecausesomedevicestestokaywithalongercable
transmittedinsingle-linkformator2560x1600(2048x
rundoesn’tnecessarilymeanthateverydeviceintroducedinto
2048)pixelsinduallink.Full4Kresolutionsof3840x2160or
thesystemlaterwill,too.Inpractice,HDMIcablelengthsmay
higheroverdual-linkDVIarepossible,butonlyatlessthan30
bemorelimitedatthehigherbandwidthrequiredby4Kas
Hzduetobandwidthlimitations.Requiredbandwidthisupto
well.
4.95Gbps(165Mhz)forsinglelinkor9.9Gbps(2x165Mhz)
Inordertocombatthesenegativeeffects,high-speedHDMI
for dual link.
cablesarerecommendedforuseintransmitting4K.Toreach
BasicallythesamesignalformatasDVI,HDMIallowshigher
farther,extenderscanbeused.HDBaseT™isthemost
pixel-clockfrequenciesandbythat,higherbandwidthof
commonstandardfor4K.
resolutionsanddeepercolor.Detailsdependonthedifferent
evolutionversionsofHDMI.UptoHDMI1.2,itmoreorless
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TechSupport’sProductofChoice|HDMI-over-IPDistributionwithMediaCentoIPX
AV-over-IP
Why wait?
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HDMI-over-IPextendersprovidehigh-qualityvideo,audio,andUSB
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resolutionusingexistingEthernetinfrastructure.
Why AV-over-IP
UsingEthernetinfrastructuretodistributeHDvideosignalsenables
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todisplaysinlobbies.”
EasilydistributeHDMIoverIP
WiththeMediaCentoIPX,it’ssimpletoconfigurecontentfor
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Imagequality
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Networking Cables
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Ethernet Switch
Networking
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MediaCento IPX Transmitters
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Ethernet Switch
PC
HDMI Cables
Wireless Access
Mobile
Device
Blu-Ray Players
LAN-based applications for AV-over-IP include:
• Hospitality and retail
•Digitalsignage
•Eventcenters
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• Smart home AV distribution
• ControlRoomswithVideoWalls
•SignalinginTransportation
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Index | NameIndex
0–9
2-/4-PortAudio/VideoSplitters __________________
3D HDMI
CATxExtender_____________________________
Fibre Extender _____________________________
3G-SDIFibreExtender _________________________
4-PortXGAVideoSplitter ______________________
63
38
44
54
61
A–C
Adapters
Audio ____________________________________ 84
DDCGhost _______________________________ 77
DisplayPort________________________________ 87
DVI ______________________________________ 87
DVIVGA _________________________________ 77
DVI-DEDIDGhost __________________________ 77
HDMI ____________________________________ 84
HDMIEDIDGhost __________________________ 77
HDMILockingtoDVI _______________________ 86
USB3.0toDVI ____________________________ 79
USB3.0toHDMI __________________________ 79
VGADVI _________________________________ 77
Video ____________________________________ 84
Audio
Baluns ________________________________ 56–57
Cables ___________________________________ 89
HybridCopper/FibreHDMICable _____________ 85
AVDistributionTutorial,DistributionComponents
_____________________________________ 8–9
Baluns
Audio _________________________________ 56–57
CATV _________________________________ 56–57
CCTV _________________________________ 56–57
Chassis ________________________________ 56–57
ComponentVideo/Digital ________________ 56–57
Component/CompositeVideo_____________ 56–57
CompositeVideo _______________________ 56–57
DualAudio/Video _______________________ 56–57
Mounts _______________________________ 56–57
QuadAudio ____________________________ 56–57
QuadVideo ____________________________ 56–57
RGBVideo _____________________________ 56–57
SDI ___________________________________ 56–57
S-Video _______________________________ 56–57
S-VideowithDualAudio _________________ 56–57
VGA __________________________________ 56–57
Video _________________________________ 56–57
VideoPTZ______________________________ 56–57
Video/StereoAudio______________________ 56–57
Video-Only_____________________________ 56–57
Black Box Explains
AlternativestoAnalogVideoExtension ________ 47
End-to-End Solutions ____________________ 20–21
Cables
3.5-mmStereoAudio_______________________ 89
Audio ______________________________ 84,88–89
ComponentVideo _________________________ 89
CompositeVideoCoax _____________________ 89
DisplayPort________________________________ 87
MiniDisplayPort ___________________________ 88
DVI ______________________________________ 87
HDMI _________________________________ 84–86
HDMILocking _____________________________ 86
HDMI,ActiveHigh-Speed ___________________ 85
HDMI,Slim-Line,High-Speed ________________ 85
HybridCopper/FibreHDMI __________________ 85
RCA _____________________________________ 89
S/PDIFAudio ______________________________ 89
StereoAudio ______________________________ 89
VGA _____________________________________ 88
Video ______________________________ 84,88–89
CATVBaluns ______________________________ 56–57
CATxDVI-DwithDDCSLExtenderKit ___________ 42
CCTVBaluns______________________________ 56–57
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CoaxBaluns ______________________________ 56–57
CompactVGASwitches _______________________ 68
Component Video
Converters __________________________ 72-73,76
EducationTutorial ____________________________2
Extenders _________________________________ 53
Composite Video
Converters ______________________________72-73
EducationTutorial ____________________________2
Converters
AnalogDVI-ItoDVI-D ______________________ 78
Buyer’sGuide _____________________________ 71
CompositeVideo ________________________72-73
DVI ________________________________ 72-73,77
DVI-DtoVGAAdapter ______________________ 77
HDMI ______________________________ 72-73,76
HDMItoSDI/HD-SDI ________________________ 74
SDI/HD-SDItoHDMI ______________________72-74
VGA ____________________________ 72-73,76–77
VGA/DVItoDVI-D__________________________ 78
VGA/DVI/RGBtoDVI-D _____________________ 78
VGA/DVI/Video/EGA/CGAtoDVI-D ___________ 78
VGA/DVI/Video/SDItoDVI-D _________________ 78
VGA/HDTVScalerPlus ______________________ 76
VideotoVGA/HDTVVideoScaler _____________ 76
D–E
Digital Signage
DistributionComponents _________________ 10–11
Ecosystem _____________________________ 18–19
FeaturesandBenefits ____________________ 28–29
HowItAllWorksTogether ________________ 30–31
iCC ___________________________________ 26–27
iCOMPEL ______________________________ 26–35
iCOMPELApplication ____________________ 30–31
iCOMPELContentCommander ____________ 26–27
iCOMPELDataEngine____________________ 26–27
iCOMPELDeploymentManager____________ 26–27
iCOMPELiDE ___________________________ 26–27
iCOMPELiDM __________________________ 26–27
MediaFlyerExpress ______________________ 24–25
Overview ______________________________ 14–23
Planning _______________________________ 22–23
SelectionGuide,iCOMPEL ________________ 33–35
DisplayPort
Adapters _________________________________ 87
Cables _________________________________87,88
EducationTutorial ____________________________3
Scalers ___________________________________ 75
Switches__________________________________ 63
DVI
Cables ___________________________________ 87
CATxBasedExtenders ______________________ 44
Converters _______________________ 72-73,77–78
DDCGhost _______________________________ 77
Dual-LinkDVI-DSplitters ____________________ 59
EducationTutorial ____________________________3
Extenders _______________________________42-45
FibreOpticExtenders _____________________44-45
FibreOpticSplitters _________________________ 45
MatrixSwitches__________________________66-67
Pattern Generators _________________________ 79
Repeaters _________________________________ 42
Scalers __________________________ 72-73,75,78
Splitters ____________________________ 45,59-60
Switches_______________________________ 66–67
USB3.0toHDMIAdapter ___________________ 79
USBAdapter ______________________________ 79
VGAAdapter______________________________ 77
Adapters _________________________________ 87
DVI-D
EDIDGhost _______________________________ 77
ExtenderwithAudioandEDID _______________ 42
SplitterswithAudioandHDCP _______________ 60
Education Tutorials
AccessoryandRemoteControlHardware ______ 12
Cable-BasedDistribution___________________ 4,6
DigitalVideoFormats ______________________ 2–3
IP-BasedDistribution_______________________ 5–7
Security,Optimization,andTroubleshooting ____ 13
EGA/CGA
Converters ________________________________ 78
Scalers ___________________________________ 78
Extenders
3DHDMICATxExtender ____________________ 38
3DHDMIFibreExtender_____________________ 44
3G-SDIFibreExtender ____________________53,54
5PlayHDMI _______________________________ 38
CATxBased _______________________ 42,44,53-54
CATxDVI-DwithDDCSLKit _________________ 42
CATx-BasedVGA ________________________48-51
ComponentVideo _________________________ 53
DigitalExtendersBuyer’sGuide _______________ 36
DisplayPort______________________________40-41
DVI ___________________________________ 44–45
EconomyVGAExtenders ____________________ 50
FibreOptic __________________________ 44–45,53
FibreOpticDVI ____________________________ 45
FibreOpticVGA ___________________________ 53
FibreOpticVideo __________________________ 54
FibrePath _________________________________ 53
HDViewVideo ____________________________ 48
HDMI __________________________________38-44
HD-over-IPEncoder/Decoder _________________ 45
In-Line ___________________________________ 42
MediaCentoHX ___________________________ 39
MediaCentoIPX _________________________40-41
MediaCentoVXVideo ______________________ 49
MiniCAT5Splitter/Extenders _________________ 52
MiniCATxVGAExtenderswith
VideoEqualizationAdjustment ____________ 52
MiniforDVI-DandStereoAudiooverFibre_____ 45
SDI ______________________________ 43,53,54,56
S-Video __________________________________ 55
Touchscreen_____________________________41,50
UniversalVideo/StereoAudioFibre ____________ 53
VGA ___________________________________51-52
VGAwithUSB _____________________________ 50
WizardMultimediaExtenders ______________48-51
WizardMultimediaLP ______________________ 48
WizardUSBMultimediaExtender _____________ 50
XRDVI-DExtenderwithAudio,
RS-232,andHDCP ______________________ 44
XRHDMIandIRExtender ___________________ 38
XRHDMI,IR,RS-232,andEthernetExtender ___ 38
F–L
Fibre Optic
DVIExtenders __________________________ 44–45
DVISplitters _____________________________54,60
Extenders ____________________________ 44,45,53
Video Extenders ______________________ 44,45,53
HybridCopper/FibreHDMICable _____________ 85
FibrePathExtenders ___________________________ 53
HDBaseTExtension ___________________________ 67
HDMI
3G-SDI/HD-SDIConverters_________________72-74
4K ____________________________________64-65
5PlayExtenders ____________________________ 38
ActiveHigh-SpeedCablewithEthernet ________ 85
Adapters _________________________________ 84
Cables ________________________________ 84–86
Converters ______________________________72-76
EDIDGhost _______________________________ 77
EducationTutorial ____________________________3
Extenders _______________________________38-44
FibreOpticExtenders _______________________ 44
HybridCopper/FibreCable___________________ 85
LockingCables __________________________85-86
MatrixSwitches_________________________ 64–65
MatrixSwitches,4x4,8x8 _________________ 64
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Index
MatrixSwitches,8x8withAudio ____________ 65
Pattern Generators _________________________ 79
Repeaters _________________________________ 42
Scalers __________________________40–41,71–76
Splitters _______________________________ 41,59
Switches________________________________64-65
USB3.0toHDMIAdapter ___________________ 79
WirelessAdapter___________________________ 82
HD-over-IPEncoder/Decoder ____________________ 43
HDTVConverters _____________________________ 76
iCOMPEL
DigitalSignage ___________________26–29,32–35
FeaturesandBenefits ____________________ 28–29
iCOMPEL ________________________ 26–27,32–35
iCOMPELApplication ____________________ 30–31
iCOMPELContentCommander ____________ 26–27
iCOMPELDataEngine____________________ 26–27
iCOMPELDeploymentManager____________ 26–27
iCOMPELiDE ___________________________ 26–27
iCOMPELiDM __________________________ 26–27
Selection Guide _________________________ 33–35
User Interface _____________________________ 32
IP Extenders ____________________________40-41,43
M–R
MatrixSwitches,HDMI ______________________64-65
MediaCento
HXExtenders ______________________________ 39
IPX PoE Multicast ________________________40-41
IPXPoEMulticastforVideoWalls ___________40-41
IPX PoE Unicast __________________________40-41
MulticastKits ____________________________40-41
USB____________________________________40-41
VXVideoExtenderSystem___________________ 49
MediaFlyerEXPRESSDigitalSignage __________ 24–25
MicroWirelessVGAPresentationTool____________ 83
MiniCAT5Splitter/Extenders ___________________ 52
MiniCATxVGAExtenderswithVideo
EqualizationAdjustment ____________________ 52
MiniforDVI-DandStereoAudiooverFibre _______ 45
Mounts
Balun __________________________________56-57
MultiDVI-DExtendersoverCATxorFibre _________ 44
Pattern Generators
HDMIandDVI _____________________________ 79
VGA _____________________________________ 79
PoE,Extenders ____________________________ 40–41
Presentation Tools
MicroWirelessVGA ________________________ 83
WirelessHDMIPresentationSystem ___________ 82
Product Selection Guides
AnalogVideoExtenders _____________________ 46
iCOMPEL ______________________________ 33–35
DigitalVideoExtenders _____________________ 36
ScalersandConverters ______________________ 71
Splitters __________________________________ 58
Switches__________________________________ 62
PTZ,Baluns ________________________________56-57
Repeaters
DVI ______________________________________ 42
HDMI ____________________________________ 42
S
Scalers
3G-SDI/HD-SDItoHDMI___________________72-74
Buyer’sGuide _____________________________ 7 1
ComponentVideo ____________________72-73,78
CompositeVideo _____________________72-73,75
DisplayPort________________________________ 7 5
DVI _____________________________ 72-73,75,78
EGA/CGA_________________________________ 7 8
HDMI ___________________________40–41, 72–76
Multi-FormatAVScalerwithDisplayPort _______ 7 5
SDI ____________________________________72-74
S-Video _______________________________ 75, 78
VGA ____________________________ 72-73,75, 78
VGA/DVItoDVI-D__________________________ 7 8
VGA/DVI/RGBtoDVI-D _____________________ 7 8
VGA/DVI/Video/EGA/CGAtoDVI-D ___________ 7 8
VGA/DVI/Video/SDItoDVI-D _________________ 7 8
VideotoVGA/HDTVVideoScaler _____________ 7 6
SDI
AgilityKVM-over-IP ___________________________ 37
3G-SDICATxExtender______________________ 53,53
3G-SDIFibreExtender ______________________ 54
Baluns ___________________________________ 56
Converters ______________________________72-74
EducationTutorial ____________________________2
Extenders ___________________________ 43.53,54
Scalers _________________________________72-74
Splitters __________________________________ 60
SerialControl ________________________________ 65
Splitters
2-/4-PortAudio/VideoSplitters _______________ 61
3G-SDISplitter,1x4 _______________________ 60
4-PortXGAVideoSplitter ___________________ 61
Dual-LinkDVI-D ___________________________ 59
DVI ________________________________ 45,59–61
DVI-DSplitterswithAudioandHDCP _________ 60
HDMI _________________________________ 41,59
HDMIwithAudio __________________________ 59
MediaCentoHX ___________________________ 39
MediaCentoIP __________________________40-41
MediaCentoVX ___________________________ 49
MiniCAT5Splitter/Extenders _________________ 52
SDI ______________________________________ 60
VGA _______________________________50,52,61
S-Video
Converters _____________________________ 76,78
EducationTutorial ____________________________2
Scalers ___________________________________ 78
Switches
CompactVGASwitches _____________________ 67
CompactVGASwitcheswithAudio ___________ 67
DisplayPort________________________________ 63
DVI ___________________________________ 66–67
HDMI __________________________________64-65
Product Selection Guide _____________________ 62
VGA ___________________________________68-69
VGAMatrix _______________________________ 69
Video Matrix ______________________________ 69
Boosters __________________________________ 61
Cables ___________________________________ 88
Converters _______________________ 72-73,76–78
DDCGhost _______________________________ 77
DVIAdapters ______________________________ 77
EducationTutorial ____________________________2
Extenders _______________________________51-52
ExtenderswithUSB ________________________ 50
Matrix____________________________________ 69
Pattern Generators _________________________ 79
Scalers _______________________72-73,75–76,78
Splitters _______________________________ 58,61
Stereo-AudioFibreExtenders_________________ 53
Switches________________________________68-69
SwitcheswithSerialand3.5-mmAudio _______ 68
VGAandAudioMatrixSwitch,8x8 __________ 69
Video
ActiveHigh-SpeedHDMICablewithEthernet __ 85
Adapters _________________________________ 84
Baluns ________________________________ 56–57
Cables _________________________________84-89
ComponentVideoCables ___________________ 89
HybridCopper/FibreHDMICable _____________ 85
VideoWallController,IPX ________________ 40–11
VideoWallController,4KResolution _______ 80–81
VideoWallController,VideoPlex44K _______ 80–81
WallMounts ______________________________ 37
VideoPlex44KVideoWallController __________ 80–81
WirelessPresentationSystem,WPS ______________ 82
Wireless,MicroWirelessVGAPresentationTool____ 83
WizardMultimediaLP _________________________ 48
XRDVI-DExtenderwithAudio,RS-232,andHDCP_ 44
XRHDMI,IR,RS-232,andEthernetExtender ______ 38
T–Z
Touchscreen
Extenders ____________________________40-41,50
Tutorials
4KVideo _______________________________90-91
AV-over-IP,Whywait? ____________________92-93
Cabling ____________________________________9
Converters __________________________________8
Displays _______________________________ 14–15
DisplayOptions _________________________ 14
DisplayConfigurations ___________________ 15
DisplayLocations ________________________ 15
DistributionComponents_________________ 12–13
DistributionMethods ______________________ 4–5
DistributionSources _______________________ 6–7
GhostsandAdapters _________________________8
Scalers _____________________________________8
VideoFormats ____________________________ 2–3
Analog __________________________________2
Digital ___________________________________3
UniversalVideo/StereoAudioFibreExtenders______ 53
USB
DVIAdapter_______________________________ 79
HDMIAdapter _____________________________ 79
VGA
Baluns ________________________________ 56–57
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A –C
AC090AE _______________________
AC1032A-2A,-4A________________
AC1038A _______________________
AC1056A-2,-4,-8 _______________
AC1120A–1123A _________________
AC1124A–1125A _________________
AC136A-R2 _____________________
AC300A-RX-R2,300A-TX-R2 ______
AC345A-R2 _____________________
AC444A,445A-TX,446A-RX ______
AC504A-CP,-WP ________________
AC504A,-R ____________________
AC505A,505A-2A-R2,506A,
506A-4A _____________________
AC555A-4-R2,555A-R2,
555A-REM-R2,556A-R2________
AC600A–603A __________________
AC602A ________________________
AC640A–642A __________________
AC650A-2,-4 ___________________
AC654A ________________________
ACB-1RCA,-2RCA _______________
ACS2001A-R3 ___________________
ACS2100A ______________________
ACS411A-R2,412A,413A,414A ___
ACU5022A ______________________
AVSC-7DA-HDMI_________________
AVSC-HDMI _____________________
AVSC-HDMI-VGA ________________
AVSC-HDMI-VIDEO _______________
AVSC-SDI-HDMI _________________
AVSC-VGA-HDMI-R2 _____________
AVSC-VIDEO-HDMI _______________
AVSP-DVI1X2,1X4,1X8 ___________
61
66
66
61
69
66
76
53
76
53
52
52
68
50
52
69
56
61
52
89
42
77
78
50
75
73
73
73
73
73
73
60
AVSP-HDMI1X2,1X4,1X8 _________ 59
AVSW-DP2X1,-DP2X1A,-DP4X1A__ 66
AVSW-DVI4X1,8X1 ______________ 67
AVSW-DVI8X8___________________ 67
AVSW-HDMI2X1,-2X1A,-4X1,4X1A ________________________ 65
AVSW-HDMI8X8-X,-HDMI-RX _____ 65
AVSW-VGA4X1A,-VGA8X1A ______ 68
AVSW-VGA8X8-B ________________ 69
AVU4001A,4001A-RX,4004A ____ 48
AVU5000A–5001A,5002,5004A __ 51
AVU5010A–5011A _______________ 51
AVU5111A-R2 ___________________ 51
AVX-DVI-FO-MINI,-MINI-RX,
-SP4,-SP8,-SPCS,-USBPS,-PS ___ 45
AVX-DVI-TP-100M _______________ 44
AVX-HDMI-WI ___________________ 82
AVX-VGA-TP-CSRX,TP-LRX,TP-SRX,
TP-TX,TX-4,-X-6 ______________ 49
AVX-VGA-WI ____________________ 83
D –L
DVI-I-DL_________________________ 87
EJ110 ___________________________ 89
EVHDMI02T _____________________ 84
EVHDMI04-DS,-SS _______________ 84
EVNDPHDMI-MF-R3______________ 87
EVNDVI01–04 ___________________ 87
EVNDVI02 ______________________ 60
EVNMDPDP _____________________ 88
EVNMDPDVI ____________________ 88
EVNPS06,06B ___________________ 88
FA461–462 _____________________ 87
FA790 __________________________ 59
FA790–791______________________ 84
FA795-R2 _______________________ 59
FA795-R2 _______________________ 84
IC440A _________________________ 56
IC444A,IC444A-RCA ____________ 56
IC448A-R2 ______________________ 56
IC450A-R2 ______________________ 56
IC460A–462A ___________________ 57
IC550A,IC553A _________________ 56
IC560A–562A ___________________ 57
IC564A _________________________ 56
IC800A _________________________ 53
ICC-AP__________________________ 33
ICKP-VE ________________________ 34
ICKS-VE ________________________ 34
ICOS ___________________________ 35
IC-P402DST-USB,P462DST-USB,
P552DST-USB _________________ 36
ICPS-2U,-V,VE __________________ 33
ICQS ___________________________ 35
ICSS-2U,VE _____________________ 34
IC-V323DST-USB,V423DST-USB,
V463DST-USB,V552DST-USB ___ 36
M–Z
MFLY-X01,-X03 _______________ 24–25
PG-DIG _________________________ 79
PG-VGA ________________________ 79
UVX-HDMI-POE-TX,RX _______ 40-41
VCA-HDMI ______________________ 85
VCB-3RCA ______________________ 89
VCB-DP _________________________ 87
VCB-HDMI ______________________ 84
VCB-MHDMI ____________________ 84
VCH-HDMI ______________________ 85
VCL-HDMIDVI,-HDMIL,-HDMIS ___ 86
VCS-HDMI ______________________ 85
VG-HDMI,-DVI __________________ 77
VR-DVI _________________________ 42
VR-HDMI-50M,-PSU _____________ 42
VSC-HDMI-SDI ___________________ 74
VSC-MC-CTRL ___________________ 41
VSC-SDI-HDMI ___________________ 74
VSC-USB-DVI,-HDMI _____________ 79
VSC-VPLEX4 _____________________ 81
VSP-DLDVI1X2,1X4 ______________ 59
VSP-HDMI1X2-4K,1X4-4K ________ 59
VSP-SDI1X4 _____________________ 60
VSPX-HDMI1X4-TX,-HDMI-CSRX,
HDMI-RX _____________________ 39
VSPX-HDMI-CSRX________________ 39
VSW-HDMI4X4-B,8X8-B _________ 64
VX-HDMI1X2-POE,-HDMI1X4-POE,
-HDMI1X8-POE ____________ 40-41
VX-HDMI-FO ____________________ 44
VX-HDMI-HBP-TX,RX ____________ 38
VX-HDMI-POE-MTX,-MRX _____ 40-41
VX-HDMI-TP-3D40M _____________ 38
VX-HDMI-TP-100M_______________ 39
VX-HDMI-TP-E100M _____________ 39
VX-HDV-IP,IP-HDMI,IP-PSU,IP-RM,
IP-SDI ________________________ 43
VX-SDI-FO-10KM ________________ 54
VX-VGA520-K,RA,RB,PS,TA,TB __ 52
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