Altinex introduced Muse, a system for distributing power, HDMI, and IR control signals in AV systems.
This new, disruptive technology is designed to change the way integrators install AV systems—particularly in environments where multiple video displays are required, such as sports bars and digital signage applications. With the ability to distribute power, HDMI, and IR control signals up to 300 feet (90m) over a single, low voltage, shielded CAT-6 cable, Muse is a system designed to enable AV Integrators to eliminate the worry of electrical outlet placement.
The new Altinex Muse distribution system initially consists of four products: The MU200-110 multi-unit transmitter chassis that utilizes up to ten MU300-104 HDMI, power, and IR transmitter cards, a stand-alone MU400-111 HDMI, power, and IR transmitter, and the MU500-112 receiver or “breakout box” that facilitates the individual power, HDMI, and IR control connections at the destination display / projector.
The Altinex Muse MU200-110 HDMI and power transmitter chassis provides a total of 1,500 watts to support up to ten MU300-104 HDMI, power, and IR transmitter cards—each delivering up to 150 watts of power, HDMI, and IR control to a device up to 300 feet (90m) away over a single, shielded CAT-6 cable. The MU200-110 chassis has an integrated self-configuring FlexDA HDMI distribution amplifier capable of any configuration the system design requires. The distribution amplifier is designed to automatically self-configure based on the input signal for each card. A user can build ten 1x1's, two 1x5's, one 1x10, or configurations in between. The MU200-110 also has a ‘loop thru’ of the HDMI signal, enabling system designers to connect to the ‘next’ MU200-110 chassis to expand the number of chassis or displays in a system or design.
Each Muse MU300-104 (chassis based) or MU400-111 (stand-alone) transmitter delivers up to 150 watts of power, HDMI, and IR control, at up to 300 feet (90m) over a single, shielded CAT-6 cable. HDMI video is delivered with HDCP (High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection) and HDMI compliance. The load (draw) of each transmitter and receiver set is monitored in real time and integrated safety measures are designed to automatically disable the pair if loading exceeds the maximum limits to protect the integrity and safety of the system. The output from each transmitter can power displays up to 52 inches with the available 150 watts.
Completing the Muse system is the MU500-112 receiver unit. The unit provides local power of up to 150 watts and connectors for HDMI, power, and IR signals. Combining IR in the system provides users a means of sending IR signals from the ‘far end’ to control the local display device.
Pricing & Availability:
The Altinex Muse power, HDMI, and IR control distribution system is fully compliant with HDMI and HDCP standards, is pending UL/cUL approval. Muse is slated to become available early Q1, 2013.
MSRP pricing is as follows:
- MU200-110 HDMI and power transmitter chassis: $1,620.00
- MU300-104 HDMI, power, and IR transmitter card: $792.00
- MU400-111 stand-alone HDMI, power, and IR transmitter card: $891.00
- MU500-112 receiver unit: $783.00
Visit the company online at www.altinex.com.
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