MSolutions Releases Remote USB Powering Option for Multiple Products


MSolutions just announced a remote USB powering option for its new 4K Ultra HD USB camera, all-in-one 4K sound bar and third-party PTZ camera systems. MSolutions will also unveil a new USB module for its MSTestPro AV tester that will help installers verify USB cable and signal integrity.

MSolutions’ new remote powering option was developed to “simplify deployment processes for installers inside meeting and learning spaces,” according to the company. The application removes the need for a separate power source and instead powers 12-volt cameras direct from MSolutions’ MS-6U1C extender over a single category cable for distances up to 333 feet (100 meters) — and with zero latency.

The MS-6U1C extender set, also introduced at ISE last month, is an entry-level USB-C solution that offers uncompressed extension of USB data, ideally for USB-C PTZ cameras, hard drives, laptops and other USB-C peripherals. The new extender set, along with the more feature-rich, five-input, USB 3.0-compatible MS-6U41A extender set, are both compatible with the company’s new MS-4KCam USB camera and MS-BEAM2 sound bar, which features an integrated tracking camera. All four products will receive their US debuts at InfoComm.

MSolutions will also add USB-C testing to its popular MS-TestPro handheld AV test devices. Users connect the MSolutions UCT module to the MS-TestPro 104 (MS104B) tester to immediately start testing for structural cable integrity and signal presence. For example, installers can test the USB cable wire by wire to ensure that the cable can cleanly transport the signal. That includes confirming the existence of all necessary wires under the shield and verifying if any are damaged.

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Additionally, the UCT module will confirm that the appropriate amount of bandwidth exists to carry a specific type of USB signal and confirm power consumption levels from USB devices. For example, USB-C signal failure typically happens when the transmitting device and cable cannot provide the amount of power required for the signal.