AV distribution amplifiers get greener, compensate for improper cable terminations

May 18, 2012
FSR's CDA-2EQG and CDA-2EQGA now feature an automatic power down feature.

FSR recently announced enhanced versions of its high-resolution 1x2 computer distribution amplifiers that significantly reduce the products' power consumption. The products will be introduced officially introduced at InfoComm, June 13-15. FSR explains that the new CDA-2EQG and CDA-2EQGA, with stereo audio, satisfy applications where a local monitor is needed along with a remote display device requiring a long cable run. Typical examples include conference and board rooms, classrooms, courtrooms, staging and rental areas, and houses of worship.

According to FSR, these enhanced models maintain the performance features of their predecessors while adding an automatic power-down feature that the company says reduces standby power consumption to less than 50 mW. That is a reduction of more than 95 percent. The enhanced products also include an advanced sync output circuit that helps to provide reliable display operation even when cables are terminated improperly.

When the CDA-2EQG local monitor output is deployed, "Signals arrive at the far end of the cable, up to 175 feet of standard mini hi-res coax, with an almost immeasurable amount of loss," FSR notes. Meanwhile, the CDA-2EQGA facilitates an active audio balancing circuit that "ensures long, noise-free stereo audio cable runs from the point of installation to the sound system," the company says.

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