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AV Switching

Comprehensive signal distribution in a single AV package

The use of all-digital distribution networks are now common in the AV world, with most new installations featuring either HDBaseT, Crestron’s Digital Media or Extron’s solutions in this same space. But for people who still have legacy/analog networks in place, the benefits of this system are considerable too. We’re now seeing several new components, products...
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Video Blog: Why are high quality cables and switchers critical for meeting and conference rooms?

As a general rule, we pay more attention to the things that seem conspicuous — say the projector we select in a room — than on the quality of the signal that we provide it. This “taking for granted” often results in even well-designed and well equipped meeting and conference rooms suffering from lack of...
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Extron SMD 202 H.264

Discover the benefits of a streaming media player

Today, the ability to stream live and recorded content from AV-enabled rooms is becoming a feature that businesses find extremely useful. It’s provides a very simple way to share important information in collaborators who are unable to participate for some reason, and also to help maintain records of critical meeting for referral later. Extron has...
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What is EDID in the context of video displays

FAQ: What is EDID in the context of video displays?

EDID is a protocol that enables digital video display technologies like HDMI, DVI and DisplayPort. According to Wikipedia… “Extended display identification data (EDID) is a data structure provided by a digital display to describe its capabilities to a video source (e.g. graphics card or set-top box). It is what enables a modern personal computer to...
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What are Matrix switchers

FAQ: What are Matrix switchers and why are they important in AV integration projects

As AV networks become more complex – because an increasing number of devices and rooms need to be a part of it – the use of matrix switchers becomes necessary. They allow the routing or switching of audio and video signals from multiple input sources to the one of several output devices. For example; the...
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What are the new features of HDMI 2.0

Tips: Understanding the benefits of HDMI 2.0 in enabling UHD/4K resolutions

With the advent of Ultra high resolution/4K solutions, comes the need for a new set of standards that deliver this high bandwith performance in a new range of AV products. HDMI 2.0 is one of these upgraded standards and represents a significant upgrade from the current generation of HDMI in several ways – not just...
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The Actis Integration and AV Blog is a forum for sharing tips, insights, news, solutions and experiences with people and businesses who are undertaking different types of integration projects in India. It covers topics like Professional AV, lighting, energy management, video collaboration, unified communications, presentations, network AV and environment control.

Over time it will grow into a practical, India-specific, knowledge base to assist CIOs/CTOs, architects, AV and lighting consultants, developers, educational institutions and the hospitality industry to make better choices and get more out of their investments in technology.

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