Altinex takes video over Anywire
High definition 1080p/60Hz video signals can be sent uncompressed at distances up to 182m (600 feet) with Altinex’ new Anywire transmission system. The solution is reportedly capable of transmission over any copper cable, including speaker wire, low-voltage wires, any type of Cat cable and coaxial wires, for example. The fact that the Anywire TP315-101 and TP315-102 transmitter/receiver system can reportedly transmit long distances without a Cat-6 cable makes the solution well-suited to digital signage, particularly in venues where existing architectural concerns prohibit disruption.
According to the manufacturer, a single transmitter and receiver can exchange signals via a two-conductor cable, while a single TP315-101 transmitter is capable of driving up to four TP315-102 receivers using either four individual wire pairs over 180m each, or by daisy chaining the receivers.
Elaborating on the technology behind the Anywire solution, Altinex president Jack Gershfeld offered, ‘Our new Anywire transmitter converts HDMI signals into a serial data stream, which is then encoded for transmission over any copper media. Further, the TP315-101 transmitter incorporates a local video output to support a local monitor. The local monitor enables the user on the transmitter side to know what is being presented on the far side of the installation.’
Additionally, Altinex has announced the UT260-052 under table HDMI switcher, a five input, two output digital switcher designed for use with Altinex ShareTime display controllers. Stated to be available in a lightweight and compact form factor, the switcher boasts fast switching on all HDMI inputs in addition to low power consumption, making it suited to huddle spaces and similarly compact meeting rooms. In addition to the five external inputs, there is a sixth internal media player input available to play files from a USB flash drive that can serve as a screensaver or for a company’s logo presentation. Each of the five inputs is paired with an LED to indicate the presence of a signal. Input selection is supported through any of the following: Altinex ShareTime controllers, TCP/IP commands using a third-party controller, Altinex tabletop units with display select (Show Me) support, and automatic switching to the last input connected.