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 100m 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 fibre-based AV Over IP video system product line, designed to transfer 4K UHD @ 60Hz 4:4:4 signals uncompressed on a 10Gbit Ethernet network.

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 400m with MultiMode (MM), and 80km 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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