RGB Spectrum Adds HDBaseT to Its Linx Matrix Switcher Systems

RGB Spectrum Adds HDBaseT to Its Linx Matrix Switcher Systems

RGB Spectrum is unveiling HDBaseT capability for its Linx Matrix Switchers with a line-up of UTP/STP extender products, including input/output cards and endpoints that incorporate HDBaseT transmission technology, at InfoComm 2013.

RGB Spectrum's Linx matrix switchers provide connectivity solutions for a variety of applications that require signal distribution within rooms, and across buildings and campuses, by accommodating any mix of copper, fiber, or STP/UTP cable connections. The new HDBaseT-certified CAT-LinxTM cards complement existing DVI/HDMI and fiber cards to expand the capabilities of the system.

"The new CAT-Linx cards offer tremendous opportunities for custom installation professionals to fully capitalize on installation cost savings," said Jed Deame, vice president of marketing at RGB Spectrum. "CAT-Linx cards are incredibly easy to integrate into a Linx matrix switcher system, instantly providing installers with a cost-effective solution for long cable runs, including those transferring HD and 3D signals."

To take advantage of HDBaseT technology, users can simply install a CAT-Linx card into any available slot of a Linx switcher chassis. CAT-Linx cards allow HDMI (with embedded audio) and serial data to be reliably transmitted between the switcher and CAT-Linx endpoints that can be located up to 150 meters away.

CAT-Linx cards utilize Power over HDBaseT (PoH) technology to provide power to endpoints through the same cable that carries the signal, effectively eliminating the need for external power supplies. Additionally, because CAT-Linx cards are HDBaseT certified, they work seamlessly with certified third-party endpoints as well.

RGB Spectrum's Linx matrix switchers and CAT-Linx cards, along with other innovative products from RGB Spectrum, will be on display at booth #3600 at InfoComm 2013, held June 12-14 in Orlando, Fla.

Additionally, RGB Spectrum will hold a special training session entitled "Digital Signal Distribution" on Wednesday, June 12 from 1-2:30 p.m. at InfoComm 2013. This session will review everything integrators need to know about digital signal distribution, different video transmission methods, and RGB Spectrum's unique solutions to transmission issues.

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About RGB Spectrum

RGB Spectrum's mission is to offer innovative solutions for the display, recording, and transmission of computer and video signals. Since its establishment in 1987, RGB Spectrum has established itself as a leading designer and manufacturer of cutting-edge audio-visual solutions for industrial, medical, educational, commercial, and military applications. With advanced capabilities, proven reliability, and flexible user interfaces, RGB Spectrum's offerings are preferred by a "Who's Who" list of major global organizations. Capabilities include multiviewers, video wall display processors, matrix switchers, streaming codecs, video recorders and multi-user KVM and control room management systems.

RGB Spectrum is a privately held company based in Alameda, California. For more information about our products, please call 510-814-7000 or contact us online.