Magenta Brings Future of AV Extension & Switching to Canada

World’s First All-Format Fiber Optic Signal Distribution Platform, Voyager, Debuts at Canada’s DataVisual on Display Show
New Milford, CT, USA Tue, 2010-09-21

Following successful launches in the United States, Europe and Australia, Magenta Research will officially debut the new Voyager Series in Canada at the DataVisual on Display show in Toronto and Montreal on September 27th and 29th. Magenta will be introducing this revolutionary new extension and switching platform during the show and will be holding a Voyager Series training session in each location.

The Voyager Series enables pro-AV and digital signage customers to distribute multi-format high-bandwidth signals over fiber at significantly lower costs. Magenta’s Voyager Fiber Optic Signal Distribution Platform is an interoperable set of transmitters, receivers, distribution amplifiers and matrix switchers, which enables any end to end configuration for extension and switching of uncompressed multi-format video and audio, RS-232, IR and 480 Mbps USB 2.0 signals over fiber at distances up to 16.75MI/30KM.

The unprecedented functionality, flexibility, performance and cost of the Voyager series truly makes it the future of AV extension and matrix switching, and a perfect fit to introduce at Canada’s DataVisual on Display show," says Kamran Ahmed, Director of International Sales & Sr. Technology Advisor to Magenta Research.

The Voyager series uses a modular building block approach to deliver hundreds of different product configurations with numerous video and auxiliary signal types, fiber types and component types such as n-port transmitters, daisy-chain receivers, 1x7 distribution amplifiers and 8x8 to 320x320 scalable matrix switchers.

While the core FiberMAX engine enables the Voyager platform to define a new price-performance curve for AV distribution over fiber, the new product range also delivers an unprecedented number of unique features with real life benefits. Magenta’s innovative Flex-VCA architecture allows each Voyager transmitter and receiver to support a wide variety of analog and digital video formats through plug and play field interchangeable modules. The ability to easily field configure, upgrade and interchange signal types including video formats greatly increases flexibility in specification, procurement, installation and troubleshooting. With built in auto format conversion and delay free HDCP switching, sources and displays of all supported video types including HDMI, DVI, DisplayPort, VGA and SDI can be interconnected on the same network without the need for external converters, thereby reducing both cost and the number of potential failure points.

For Installations with displays requiring mixed resolutions, the Voyager series utilizes Magenta’s unique ScaleMAX technology to prevent low quality up-scaling on high resolution displays. By configuring each source to the highest resolution and then using broadcast quality downscaling for lower resolution displays, ScaleMAX technology ensures optimal content resolution on each and every display.

Various products within the Voyager family have started shipping and will be available through Magenta's partner, DataVisual, in Canada. DataVisual Marketing Inc. is a leading Canadian representative and distributor for top-quality Audio Visual products. They represent innovative products by industry leaders in integrated solutions and related accessories for the presentation, videoconferencing, staging and broadcast markets.

"We have proudly represented Magenta Research since 2004 and look forward to adding the revolutionary new Voyager Series to our broad range of products, further making us a one stop shop for all display technology requirements,” says Ben Kislich-Lemyre, General Manager of DataVisual Marketing Inc.

About Magenta Research:
Serving the pro-AV and digital signage markets, Magenta Research is the industry recognized leader in the transmission, switching and flexible distribution of multi-format video, audio and auxiliary signals over fiber and Cat-X cabling. Its product range includes AV extenders, distribution amplifiers and matrix switchers for DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, SDI, VGA, and component, composite, S-Video, audio, USB, RS-232 and IR signals. Magenta’s world renowned MultiView, Infinea and Mondo products are a benchmark in field reliability for 24/7 and mission critical environments. Hundreds of thousands of displays worldwide have been trusted with Magenta in virtually all environments including commercial, industrial, government, military, residential, transport, education, healthcare, retail, hospitality, sports and entertainment.

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