MuxLab’s latest AV-over-IP fiber extender delivers uncompressed 4K/60 video globally

Feb. 28, 2018
New device delivers 4K/60 video from one or many sources, among one or many displays. 

MuxLab (Montreal, Quebec) says its AV over IP 4K/60 Uncompressed Extender, Fiber (model 500761) "offers a new twist to an existing favorite [product]." Like MuxLab’s other IP-based extenders, this device delivers 4K/60 video from one or many sources, among one or many displays.

This new model also delivers improved features that make it excel in the field, says MuxLab. The unit connects sources to displays through a 10Gig Ethernet Switch, enabling an easy, scalable way to implement virtual matrix switch and splitter configurations. "Massive video walls can be created at nearly any user-defined scale, provided the network bandwidth is available," according to a company press release.

MuxLab's AV over IP 4K/60 Uncompressed Extender, Fiber (model 500761) supports both HDMI and DisplayPort inputs for greater compatibility. The systems’ transmitters and receivers can connect to the Switch using OM4 multimode fiber cable, effectively transmitting up to 1300ft (400m) in distance so equipment can be stored far from the installation and accessed remotely.

Resolutions up to 4K/60 are supported when using both HDMI and DisplayPort. When uncompressed, zero latency video is delivered at 4K/60 (4:2:0). With light compression and visually lossless latency (less than one frame), video is delivered at 4K/60 (4:4:4).

The unit supports analog audio alternatives, with the ability to insert two-channel audio on the transmitting side and extract it at the receiver. Both transmitter and receiver come equipped with a 1G Ethernet Switch port to connect network devices. RS232 and IR provide remote control options. A wall-mount bracket kit is included.

When paired with MuxLab’s ProDigital Network Controller (model 500811), remote configuration and control of the entire AV over IP system is vastly simplified. Access from any smartphone or tablet is improved via the new MuxControl app. The system is also compatible with traditional third-party control apps.

“Building on MuxLab’s family of AV over IP Extenders for 4K/60, this new extender takes a solid concept and fine tunes it for greater industry applicability,” explains MuxLab’s director of product management, Joe Teixeira. “MuxLab will continue to advance its established IP expertise and expand its offerings to better serve integrators.”

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