Lightware Introduces Taurus TPX: USB-C Extenders for High-Resolution Transmission


Lightware Visual Engineering announced the Taurus TPX, a lineup of USB-C extenders for high-resolution transmission over long distances. Based on SDVoE technology, the Taurus TPX features a transmitter (TX) and a receiver (RX) that enable users to “connect their devices, share their content, switch hosts and control their meeting room easily and intuitively.”

The Taurus TPX is built on the foundation of Lightware’s Taurus UCX, a unified communications (UC) connectivity solution that “bridges the gap between BYOM applications and USB-C devices.” However, every meeting room is different, and the distance between the table (the host’s laptop) and the different peripherals such as the webcam or the high-quality mic is often beyond the native capabilities of USB technology.

The Taurus TPX is designed to connect devices and peripherals, such as web cameras and microphones, across long distances in large-scale applications. Lightware’s newest development, the Taurus TPX creates a solution for extending 4K60 4:4:4 video resolution across distances up to 100 meters. The Taurus TPX features two USB-C inputs, two HDMI inputs and USB ports for host devices, such as laptops, on the TX device, and together eight USB type-A connectors for peripherals, specifically four on the TX and four on the RX. This platform allows users to share their content, switch hosts and control their meeting room easily and intuitively. In addition, Taurus TPX provides fast charging of laptops, tablets and smartphones.

By harnessing SDVoE technology, users can enjoy the same benefits of simplified video, audio, control, Ethernet connectivity and charging over one single CatX cable in rooms where longer distances need to be bridged. Ideal for corporate, higher education and government and security applications, Taurus TPX enables users to utilize third-party videoconferencing applications within a collaboration space, including Cisco Webex, Microsoft Teams and Zoom. It creates a simplified and intuitive solution for users to switch between multiple third-party applications depending upon their meeting needs.

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Additionally, Taurus TPX can automate room assets like lights and shades without the complexity of using another control platform. Notably, the TX supplies power to the RX, eliminating the need for additional power sources and reducing power consumption across devices. The Taurus TPX can be controlled via button panels, web browsers or by connecting a source. Together with the auto-switching and room control capabilities, the Taurus TPX creates a simplified collaboration solution.

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