RTI and Pulse-Eight Announce Strategic Partnership

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Aug. 28, 2018 — RTI, a leading control and automation manufacturer for residential and commercial settings, and Pulse-Eight, an award-winning developer of AV control and distribution systems based in the U.K., today announced they have entered a strategic relationship. This new partnership brings the power of Pulse-Eight’s class leading video distribution technology solutions to the Americas under the RTI brand.

Included in the lineup of video distribution products are the VHD-Ux 8×10 Matrix Switch and VHT-Ux Extender Set, which utilize the latest Class C+DSC HDBaseT technology to deliver Ultra HD 4K HDR with 4:4:4 chroma sampling over a single category cable. The result is a visually lossless video image with incredible color depth and contrast. This is all possible over distances up to 328 feet with no latency. Other solutions include 4×4 and 8×10 HDBaseT matrix switches, HDBaseT extenders (including 4K/60 HDR), and an HDMI 18Gbps 4K downscaler with audio de-embed.

“Pulse-Eight’s products are unmatched in their performance and price point,” said Ed McConaghay, CEO of RTI. “We’re delighted to be working with Pulse-Eight to bring the next generation of video distribution technology to our customers in North and South America.”

With an RTI matrix powered by Pulse-Eight, integrators can benefit from seamless integration inside the RTI control platform, including fault detection and self-discovery capabilities. In addition, by utilizing the RTiQ cloud-based remote management solution and Pulse-Eight’s built-in monitoring tools, integrators can intelligently monitor their clients’ systems and receive real-time alerts via email and text messages when a problem occurs. They can then remotely trigger custom actions and reset devices. The result is a better experience for their customers, with system downtime and costs dramatically reduced by eliminating the need for service calls.

“Integrating our technology into RTI’s product portfolio across America was a logical next step for us,” said Martin Ellis, Managing Director of Pulse-Eight. “Now, when integrators look for a video distribution solution that perfectly pairs with advanced control, they don’t have to waste time shopping around. By combining our systems into a single ecosystem, we allow integrators to specify the trusted platform that will provide an excellent end-user experience time and time again.”

The new lineup of video distribution products will debut at CEDIA Expo 2018, booth 2627, and will be shipping immediately following the show.