Brea, CA – August 2008… Altinex, recognized globally as a leading manufacturer of Modular AV Signal Management Solutions™, proudly introduces the new MT107-500 Universal Twisted Pair Matrix Switcher. Designed to make the installation of twisted pair matrix switchers easy and intuitive, the new MT107-500 is highly configurable and is the only twisted pair matrix switcher system in its class that fits into an astonishingly compact 4RU form factor.
A member of Altinex’ highly acclaimed MuliTasker® product line, the new MT107-500 Universal Twisted Pair Matrix Switcher can be factory configured in any one of 49 possible arrangements from 16x16 to 64x64. With support for video resolutions ranging from VGA through WSXGA (480p-1080p) plus audio, the MT107-500 employs shielded RJ45 connectors for low noise—ensuring crystal clear image quality accompanied by pristine audio.
Being dedicated to twisted pair signal switching, the MT107-500’s IO slots are designed only for TP (Twisted Pair) cards. As the location of the engine is fixed, the various I/O cards are installed on each side of the engine—based upon the desired matrix size. Should an AV system need to be expanded, the MT107-500 is upgradeable to any size (maximum: 64x64) at the factory or by qualified Altinex dealers. All unused slots are covered by protective plates from the inside. Since the MT107-500 incorporates all switching for 4 twisted pairs, system setup and installation is very easy. After installing the switcher into a rack, one needs only to terminate the cables and connect them to the switcher with the various transmitters and receivers connected.
Control of the MT107-500 Universal Twisted Pair Matrix Switcher is maintained through the MultiTasker enclosure. The switcher may be controlled via the RS-232 port, or by preprogramming the MultiTasker front panel. Programming the front panel makes it easy to perform switching tasks during installation—even if the control system is not yet in place. The MT107-500 is fully compatible with Altinex MultiTouch™ touch screen panels and can be supplied with a fully programmed touch screen controller.
Altinex President and CEO Jack Gershfeld commented on the company’s new MT107-500 Universal Twisted Pair Matrix Switcher. “The MT107-500 may be easily configured to meet customer requirements by selecting the appropriate number of input and output cards,” said Gershfeld. “This new, highly configurable matrix switching system for Twisted Pair devices uses an innovative, patented technology developed exclusively by Altinex. The new signal processing technology facilitates transmission and reception of fully equalized computer video signals and stereo audio signals over long distances. Equally significant is the system’s ability to fit a 64 x 64 I/O configuration into just 4RU of rack space. Given the cost of rack space alone, our new MT107-500 combines cutting-edge technology with unprecedented value.”
The new Altinex MT107-500 Universal Twisted Pair Matrix Switcher ranges in price, based upon the selected configuration. It is available now, with quick factory turnaround.
Founded in 1993, Altinex, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of Modular AV Signal Management Solutions™. The company offers a comprehensive line of computer video interfaces, distribution amplifiers, switchers, matrix switchers, special application products, and a large variety of furniture connectivity products. Altinex is an ISO 9001:2000 certified corporation that conducts all R&D, design, manufacturing, marketing, and sales from its corporate headquarters in Brea, California, USA. For additional information, visit the company online at www.altinex.com or contact them directly at 1.800.ALTINEX.