Just Add Power Ultra HD/IP 3G+ AVP Rackmount Transmitter
Just Add Power plans to launch four new products at Integrated Systems Europe in Amsterdam (Booth 5-R108). Most notably, two new products will be added to their 3G Ultra HD over IP platform—winner of ‘Best Multiroom AV’ product at CEDIA Dallas.
The 3G+AVP Rackmount Transmitter is a 1U rack-mountable device with three 3G+AVP Ultra HD over IP Transmitters built in which delivers 4K with HDPC 2.2 support, 1080p or lower resolution content from three HDMI 2.0 sources over a local area network using a Layer 3 Gigabit Managed Switch, to be decoded by a 3G+AVP Receiver at the display locations. The 3G+AVP Receivers are able to downscale a 4K signal with HDCP 2.2 to 1080p for viewing on HDMI screens and also upscale a Full HD 1080p or lower signal from any HDMI 1 device, outputting it at a maximum of 4K 2160p for viewing on 4K TVs. If cases where user’s don’t want the receivers to scale source content up or down, there is a selectable passthrough mode on each receiver, which delivers the same video resolution output by the source directly to the TV. This passthrough mode is useful for new 4K panels with scaling functionality, as it will allow the installer to choose which upscaling process is best for the end users application.
The second product is the 3G+HIFI Transmitter. The Transmitter features local HDMI output for 4K distribution projects that require support for uncompressed multichannel audio formats, such as Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Atmos and DTS: X. 3G+HIFI Transmitters work with existing 3G+AVP Receivers, described above, and can be mixed and matched in the same network as 3G+AVP Transmitters. The 3G+HIFI Transmitters are only necessary for use with sources outputting uncompressed multichannel audio formats. For 5.1 multichannel or stereo audio formats, along with down-mixing 5.1 to be output as stereo in individual zones and injecting LINE or MIC audio, installers can use the 3G+AVP Transmitters that have a licensed Dolby Digital Processor on board.
Integrators will need one transmitter per HDMI 2.0 source, one receiver per HDMI 2.0 display and a Layer 3 Gigabit Managed Switch with a suitable number of ports in order to create any size of 4K-capable HDMI matrix with HDCP 2.2 support and 4K to 1080p up/downscaling capabilities. The third generation of Just Add Power hardware is intended for projects in which integrators are faced with having 4K / HDMI 2.0 panels with HDCP 2.2 only in the primary viewing zones but legacy 1080p or earlier panels elsewhere. In this scenario, the 3G+ Ultra HD over IP transmitters and receivers are able make a 4K source device with HDCP 2.2, such as the Sony FMP-X10 UHD player or Amazon Fire TV with UHD, be simultaneously viewed in 2160p (4K UltraHD) on 4K displays and in 1080p on Full HD displays, without any additional signal management hardware required.
Also on show at ISE will be the 19” Razor Shelf accessory device and an IR Dongle device. The Razor Shelf can hold up to 13 individual Just Add Power 2G/2G+ or 3G transmitters or receivers vertically in any desired combination. The IR Dongle is an RS232 to IR converter that allows for full IR control of integrated sources and displays in any 2G/2G+ or 3G Just Add Power HDMI over IP install
Just Add Power’s products will be demonstrated at ISE 2016 on stand 5-R108.