Magenta Research, a recognized leader in Pro AV signal switching, extension and distribution, was recently awarded a 2012 SCN/InfoComm Installation Product Award for having the Most Innovative Video Switching Product at June’s 2012 InfoComm exposition.
The fiber-optic based Voyager VG-Matrix 160  matrix switch beat out a host of competitors, including a Crestron DM product entry, to take the honor, which was officially announced in a special ceremony that took place in Las Vegas on June 12. The award program was overseen by NewBay Media’s System Contractor News (SCN) magazine
The Voyager VG-Matrix 160 is a unique fiber-optic based matrix switch because of its considerable headroom—Voyager switching solutions can achieve a whopping 640 total ports—and the ability to configure any single port on Voyager’s 8-port I/O cards as an input or an output. Such options grant system integrators plenty of room for future application growth while providing a fully flexible system that can extend, distribute and switch digital (with HDCP) and analog video, audio and serial to distances of 18.6 miles.
Typical digital video switches feature some delay when switching between sources, especially those with HDCP. Voyager matrix switchers can switch between all types of source content at extremely high speeds. A YouTube video demonstration of Voyager’s fast switching capabilities is available here: http://youtu.be/Skl46pqSOgg 
“All of us at Magenta are really excited that the Voyager Series has been recognized with yet another coveted award,” stated Magenta President John Dace. “With all the new Voyager products and options we unveiled at InfoComm, Voyager has completed its evolution into a fully scalable and adaptable platform for signal distribution.”
For more information on the Voyager Series, please visit Magenta at magenta-research.com or call 1.800.805.0944.
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, VGA, and component, composite, S-Video, audio, USB, and RS-232 signals. Magenta’s world renowned MultiView, Infinea and Mondo products are benchmarks in field reliability for 24/7 and mission critical environments, and Magenta's recently launched Voyager Series is an all-format fiber optic signal distribution platform. 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.