New Lightware product lines announced

Lightware has announced the release of its two new AV Over IP product lines, VINX and UBEX.

VINX is a CATx based AV Over IP extender for one Gigabit networks, extending HDMI video, connecting either via a direct CATx cable connection, or through a Gigabit Ethernet Switch in between.

The maximum delivery distance can reach up to 100 m with minimal latency, the maximum supported resolution is 3840 x 2160 @ 30Hz with 7.1 audio. Pair maximum 15 devices using the front panel DIP switches, or pair hundreds of units using the embedded web surface.

UBEX is an optical fiber based AV Over IP video system product line, designed to transfer 4K UHD @ 60 Hz 4:4:4 signals uncompressed on a 10 Gbit Ethernet network, which is unique on the market of AV Over IP extenders.

UBEX can operate both point-to-point and also as a networked AV system. Each UBEX can operate in sender or receiver modes, and also as a transceiver unit, switch among these operation modes can be easily performed by a firmware change.

A virtual matrix system can be built using UBEX units as input and output endpoints and by including a standard Ethernet switch as crosspoint. The device has dual, field-replaceable SFP+ optical modules, with extension distances ranging between 400 m with MultiMode (MM), and 80 km with Singlemode (SM).

Lightware has also released two matrix switchers, the MMX8x4-HT420M and MMX8×8-HDMI-4K-A, specifically designed for conference rooms, rental & staging, fixed installs and similar environments.

The MMX8x4-HT420M has four HDMI and four TPS (HDBaseT) inputs, and two HDMI and two TPS (HDBaseT) outputs. The device features a dedicated Special Audio Input Block for microphone and line-in. The built-in sound mixer DSP allows for free mixing of the audio signals from the de-embedded HDMI, the microphone or the line-in.

The MMX8×8-HDMI-4K-A, has eight HDMI video inputs and eight outputs, and manages maximum 4K / UHD (30Hz RGB 4:4:4, 60Hz YCbCr 4:2:0) videos. MMX8x8-HDMI-4K-A has balanced audio inputs and outputs and has RS-232, Serial and IR command injection services to send any control command directly to end points, while the built-in Event Manager feature provides control via RS-232 and IR ports for most collaboration room environments.

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