Magenta Research, a pioneer in pro-AV signal distribution, extension and switching over Cat5/CatX cable and optical fiber, today announced the latest addition to its award-winning Voyager Fiber Optic Signal Distribution Platform. The Voyager VG-Matrix 48  is a 48-port full matrix switching solution, offering a smaller, more compact solution than the existing 160-port Voyager VG-Matrix 160. See a first time demonstration of the Voyager VG-Matrix 48 on Stand B30 at xSolutions 2011 taking place 19-29 October at ExCeL, London.
“We are excited to extend the benefits of Voyager’s all fiber, high bandwidth signal distribution platform to a wider customer base by introducing the Voyager VG-Matrix 48,” said Stuart Humphries, UK Business Development Manager, Magenta Research. “Designed to deliver exceptional high resolution image quality and 24/7 reliability, the Voyager Series offers advanced functionality and usability for digital signage and pro-AV systems integration.”
When combined with Voyager transmitters and receivers, a complete Voyager system allows analogue or digital video (with HDCP), plus audio and RS-232 signals, to be extended and/or distributed over single mode fiber (to distances of 30km) or multimode fiber(to distances of 2km). Voyager also converts analogue video inputs to digital, allowing signals to be outputted via an HDMI or DVI connection for additional system streamlining.
The Voyager VG-Matrix 48 takes up only 5U of rack space and can be outfitted with up to six I/O cards (with 8-ports each). In simplex mode (no HDCP and unidirectional RS-232), a fully populated VG-Matrix 48 switch operates as a 48x48. In duplex mode (required for HDCP or bidirectional RS-232) Magenta’s “Flex I/O” technology is enabled, allowing each port on the switch’s 8-port I/O cards to be utilised as an input or an output (i.e. 1x47, 2x46, 3x45, 47x1, 46x2, 45x3… etc.), delivering a fully flexible switching system that can easily adapt to changing requirements.
The VG-Matrix 48 also features dual power supplies for redundancy, a removable air filter, and comes with Magenta’s proprietary MagUI software, a PC-based configuration and switch control system designed specifically for Voyager systems.
About Magenta Research Ltd
Serving the pro-AV and digital signage markets, Magenta Research is the industry recognised 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, VGA, and component, composite, S-Video, audio, USB, and RS-232 and IR signals. Magenta’s world renowned products are benchmarks in field reliability for 24/7 and mission critical environments. For more information, please email European-Sales@magenta-research.com  or visit www.magenta-research.com  .