The Themes of InfoComm 2019

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Over the years I’ve been in this industry (this was my 33rd InfoComm — 34th annual show with InfoComm/AVIXA though as my first, back in 1987, the show was called COMTEC — before the name was changed to InfoComm in 1988), the show has evolved from a technology-based show to a product-based show and, more […]

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Aurora Debuts 24-Port 10G Network Switch with PoE at InfoComm 2019

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Aurora Multimedia’s new IP-24PoE+, a 24 port PoE+/PoH+ injector to deliver power on a 10G connection, made its U.S. debut during InfoComm. Compatible with any standard 1G or 10G network switch, it delivers up to 30 watts of power per port thus, eliminating the need for local power supply. Aurora designed the IP-24PoE+ for its […]

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Aurora Ships HDBaseT 2.0 HT​ Series​ ​Transmitters and Receiver

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Aurora has shipped three new HDBaseT 2.0 products — the HTW-2, a two gang Decora wall plate HDBaseT transmitter, the HTE- TX2, a box-style HDBaseT transmitter and the HTE-RX2 receiver designed to decode the HDBaseT back to HDMI and audio. All three are capable of transmitting 4K60 4:4:4 18Gbps HDMI 2.0/HDCP2.2 up to 100m (330ft) […]

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Aurora Multimedia Debuts 4K Two-Input, Eight-Output HDMI and PoE Splitter & Scaler

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Aurora Multimedia announced the DXE-218, an eight-port 4K60 4:4:4 HDMI PoE Splitter with downscaling per individual output. The unit delivers individual port-level CEC control, EDID management, Hot-Plug Detection and EDID reporting per output. This is all done through the LAN port for full control and statistics of all ports. The downscaling per output allows 1080p […]

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Aurora Ships IPBaseT 10Gbps, 4K AV-over-IP Transceiver IPX-TC3

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Aurora Multimedia has what it’s calling the only encrypted 4K60 4:4:4 10Gbps AV-over-IP transceiver utilizing the company’s patent-pending IPBaseT technology based on the BlueRiver NT+ platform. The IPX-TC3 is the world’s first 10Gbps IPBaseT transceiver capable of 4K60 4:4:4 with a frame latency of only 100us (.1ms) offered in copper and fiber. The IPX-TC3 is […]

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Aurora Ships QXT Touch Panel

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Aurora claims its QXT-700 is the world’s first platform “agnostic” Quad Core IP HD 7″ Touch Panel (QXT-700TS) / Control System (QXT-2). Designed for conference rooms, educational facilities and control over digital signage systems, it mounts into a standard two-gang box, and uses a 7-inch 1280×800 touch screen with 170 degree viewing angles. It also includes […]

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Aurora Ships QXT-700 Control Panel

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Aurora is now shipping the QXT-700 7-inch HD control panel — a 1280×800 touch screen for their control system. Powered by a quad-core processor with a PoE-enabled 1-Gbps LAN port, multiple on-board RS-232/IR/relay ports, and DIO, the QXT-700 is designed for any conference room, classroom or hospitality A/V control application. Designed for integration with smartphones […]

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Aurora Multimedia Ships HDBaseT Receivers

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Aurora Multimedia is now shipping its DXE-CAT-RX3 series of HDBaseT receivers. There are four models all incorporating balanced analog stereo audio input and output with mixing capabilities, and dual relays for screen/lift control. The DXE-CAT-RX3A model adds a 2×35-watt amplifier. Two additional models come complete with on-board IP/web based control (DXE-CAT-RX3-C and DXE-RX3A-C). The “C” […]

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Aurora Intros Second Generation DXM Matrix Switchers with HDBaseT

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Aurora’s second generation Digital Xtreme Matrix (DXM) switchers with HDBaseT CAT I/O cards offering 1080p 60Hz transmission over single CAT cable up to 600 feet. Three card cage sizes for up to 32 discrete channels of Input and output. Aurora claims it has auto EDID learning and management. The DXM-G2 also offers flexible RS232 signal […]

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Aurora Adds 8-Button Single-Gang Keypad

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Aurora’s new DXB-8 is a low-cost, eight-button, single-gang wall keypad with two RS232 outputs. It mates with Aurora’s DXW-2 series HDBaseT Wall plates, allowing RS232 control via HDBaseT to the display over a single cable. The new button panel comes in black and white with an assortment of laser-etched backlit buttons. The DXB-8 can also […]

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Aurora Shows 3G to HDMI Converter

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Aurora says the DXE-STH and DXE-HTS are professional broadcast video products capable of converting 3G-SDI to HDMI and HDMI to 3G-SDI, respectively. The DXE-STH supports audio de-embedding, while the DXE-HTS supports audio embeddeding. The DXE-STH has a re-clocked loop-through SDI for local monitor support and can also identify the input signal (HD or SD), indicating […]

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Aurora Adds HDBaseT to Switcher/Scaler

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Aurora’s new ASP-S123V now has an integrated HDBaseT extender that allows the output to extend up to 330 ft at 1080p 60Hz using Cat5 cable. The ASP-S123V is a presentation scaler switcher designed for multi-signal processing of video, S-video, component video (YPbPr), VGA and HDMI inputs that can be scaled to 1080p in VGA/HDMI format. […]

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Aurora Claims 1000′ With New Component/VGA Extender

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With only one Cat-5/5e/6 cable, Aurora claims its new AS-CAT1-VGA lets you extend VGA (at WUXGA) or 720p component video (YPbPr) signals, with bi-directional IR control and half-duplex serial RS232 control simultaneously up to 1000 feet (330 meter). The AS-CAT1-VGA comes complete with transmitter and receiver, has built-in equalization, signal gain control and RGB delay […]

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