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Signal Distribution

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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Get rid of multiple cables and expenses

Simplification of VC, AV and other cabling is something that we strongly recommend to clients in all our projects, because of the cost and management benefits they achieve in projects. But to do this requires a change in the way we approach our cabling infrastructure. Extron has introduced the new AXP 64 CAT to eliminate...
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Whitepaper: Hitting the moving target of 4K

As the 4K resolution standard is gaining acceptance in the consumer segment – there is a need for enterprise grade AV systems to also incorporate support for them. But as is the case with any new technology standard, 4K is still a dynamic set of standards and systems designed today, with a need to plan...
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Ease your switching pains upto 4K resolution

The right combination of products and technology can ensure that your audio visual application needs, will be delivered at the best performance. Next generation switchers play a major role in handling the bandwidth, switching the backplane, deployment flexibility, and scalability. Extron recently announced XTP II CrossPoint modular matrix switchers, which feature a 50 Gbps digital...
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Types of Calbes

A visual guide to cables

This guide from Radio Shack describes the different types of audio and video cables that are commonly used in AV installations. Clicking on the images of the cables (on the page on the RadioShack site) provides a lot of information about the proper use of different types of cables via FAQs. NOTE: Some of the...
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Whitepaper: Distributing 4K and UHD Signals in Pro AV environments

Amongst AV professionals, there is consensus on the fact that “the system is only as good as the distribution”. This refers to common experiences with clients who are new to large scale AV deployments — and who focus on more glamorous and conspicuous elements (like the display and audio hardware) and somewhat overlook the distribution...
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how to improve your integration projects

What you can’t see, can mess up your integration projects

When it comes to integration projects of various kinds – whether it’s for audio-visual functionality, for lighting and energy management systems, or for UC systems – there is a tendency to spend a lot of time in making good decisions on the “visible” elements. This means that the display devices are selected very carefully, the...
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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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FAQ: What is the minimum requirement for HDBaseT?

According to the HDBaseT Alliance… “HDBaseT was developed to work with the most basic LAN infrastructure, ie. Cat5e cables. However the best practices recommended by installers and integrators suggest the use of Cat6 cables for better performance and error-free transmission.” However while HDBaseT uses an Ethernet jack (RJ-45), it does NOT work on a regular...
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What are the new features of HDMI 2.0

FAQ: What new features will HDMI 2.0 offer?

According to the HDMI Forum, HDMI 2.0 is an upgrade over HDMI 1.4, which will be… Backward compatible with earlier versions of the HDMI specification Support much higher bandwidth – up to 18Gbps Add key enhancements for enhancing the consumer video and audio experience Does not specify a new cable or connector standard Some specific...
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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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