InfoComm USA 2018 allowed Lightware to perform several live demos and to present a new interesting solution to improve the functionality and services of Cisco systems.
Let’s go straight to the point: the most interesting Lightware novelty of InfoComm 2018 is the UMX-HDMI-140 switcher, whose potential has been presented, starting from the possibility of improving, in a simple way, a Cisco Room, or a fully equipped environment with a Cisco system, adding multiport input and room control to the existing configuration. The proposal is quite simple: just include a Lightware switch in the room system, and control everything natively via Cisco’s Touch 10 touchscreen, with all the input ports of the connected Lightware switcher appearing on screen, displaying the active status of the ports. Lightware AV switchers and HDBaseT extenders are the perfect complement to any size Cisco room collaboration system.
Lightware’s proposal therefore consists of simplifying the expansion of AV connectivity without without the need for additional control processor, or sophisticated, custom programming: the devices like the UMX-HDMI-140 switcher provide multiport connections including VGA, DisplayPort, USB-C and DVI inputs, an extremely open API and the built-in Event Manager room control technology. All this to simplify not only the installation, but also control and management of the system. The UMX-HDMI-140 was designed for digital and analog video and audio signals: VGA, YPrPb, DVI, HDMI 1.4 and DP 1.1 with analog stereo audio from local inputs or embedded 7.1 HDR audio. UMX‑HDMI‑140 switches universal 4K video and audio to an HDMI output port. The unit can also handle HDCP encryption. Advanced EDID Management forces the required resolution from any video source and fixes the output format conforming the system requirements. UMX‑HDMI‑140 can be mounted on a rack shelf or used standalone, and is compatible with HDMI extenders and matrix switchers.
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