Image Design Technology has launched two new UTP receivers in Magenta Research’s flagship MultiView series product line.
The K-500 TD (twin-display) and K-500 TDC (twin-display, chainable) receivers reduce receiver quantities by connecting two back-to-back or close-proximity displays, rather than one display.
A significant feature of the K-500 TD and K-500 TDC receivers is the simplified installation process. The TD/TDC units have a single, external switch and setup involves only a simple receiver adjustment while looking at the display, meaning there is no internal configuration required.
High-reliability design aspects, such as ESD (Electro-Static Discharge) protection on all input/output circuitry, result in an MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) of 100,000 hours.
This means the K-500 TD and K-500 TDC receivers are perfect for harsh or noisy
environments, such as gaming rooms and casinos, as the receivers ensure a clean signal path, reducing distortions and interference.
In addition, a fairly common configuration in retail dynamic signage is back-to-back displays, for example in the aisle of a grocery store or in a shopping mall's concourse.
Areas such as these would usually require a significant number of signal receivers but the K-500 TD and TDC cut the number of receivers needed into half, reducing capital expense for customers.
The added benefits are that less space is required and the installations become simpler. As with all MultiView AK Series receivers, the TD/TDC units feature signal equalisation fine-tuning, ensuring clear, crisp display imagery.
The K-500 TD and TDC receivers employ MultiView AK500 technology, including RepliSync and proprietary signal algorithms, and are specified to provide QXGA (2048x1536) resolution at the rate 500 ft, (152m) at the rate 70Hz refresh.
Each receiver uses active electronics to provide two HD15 (VGA) and two 3.5mm min-jack (audio) outputs.
K-500 TDC receivers can be daisy-chained and combined with a K-500 TD receiver at the chain's end, to address a series of four to twenty-four back-to-back displays.