Infocomm 2008: ALTINEX INTRODUCES UT250-101 UNDER TABLE MATRIX SWITCHER

5 06 2008


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Altinex announce the introduction of the new UT250-101 Under Table Matrix Switcher. Designed to be mounted under a table as part of an integrated audiovisual system, the UT250-101 is an 8×4 VGA computer video and audio matrix switcher that provides easy routing and management of multimedia signals from multiple laptop computers and document cameras via a single, convenient location under a table—making this an invaluable product that greatly enhances productivity in the contemporary corporate boardroom or meeting facility.

The UT250-101 provides eight VGA-UXGA computer video inputs and eight 3.5mm stereo inputs—perfect, for example, for taking the external video monitor feed from multiple laptop computers along with the headphone outputs for accompanying audio signals. Now, multiple participants in a business meeting can “patch in” their laptops and easily route their presentation to a projector or video display without disrupting the continuity of the meeting. The UT250-101’s eight video inputs can be routed to any of four video outputs via a built in 16 button controller or using RS-232 control. The audio inputs accept both left- and right-channel signals, and then combine them to create a single balanced mono audio signal.

Signal switching is accomplished via an RS-232 port (by means of the Altinex MultiTouch™ touch screen panels, for example) or through the input select “Show me” button controller built into the UT250-101. The UT250-101’s output select controls are designed for use with momentary switches having built-in LEDs. Any input can be switched to either or both of the matrix switcher’s dual outputs. The UT250-101’s LEDs show which connections are selected—making it easy to visually determine routing configurations.

In addition to standard video and audio outputs, the new Altinex UT250-101 also has four integrated Twisted Pair (4TP) transmitters for transmitting the video and audio signals over long distances to remote multimedia presentation systems. This carries the advantage of using CAT5 cable for those long runs as opposed to VGA cable—thus easing the process of running lines through walls and conduit while also simplifying the cable’s termination (RJ45 as opposed to the larger 15-pin HD).The four Twisted Pair outputs can transmit video and audio signals to all Altinex Twisted Pair receivers.

The latest generation of Twisted Pair devices uses an innovative, patented technology (US Patent 7,065,190) developed by Altinex. The new signal processing technology enables the transmission and reception of fully equalized computer video and audio signals over long distances.

Altinex President and CEO Jack Gershfeld commented on the company’s new UT250-101 Under Table Matrix Switcher. “The new UT250-101 is a compact 8×4 matrix switcher that dramatically simplifies the patching of notebook computers and document cameras to display systems for effective presentations without disrupting the flow of a meeting. With available “Show Me” buttons, it’s easy to route a particular input to the desired output—making the switching of sources extremely convenient. Additionally, the UT250-101 can be controlled via RS-232, so it’s just as easy to configure one of our MultiTouch touch screen panels for even more intuitive system control. I believe business professionals will find the UT250-101’s ability to streamline the process of controlling multiple inputs a welcome addition to the boardroom.”
The new Altinex UT250-101 Under Table Matrix Switcher carries a MSRP of $2,495. The unit is expected to be available in July

more [www.altinex.com]

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