tvONE officially launched the new Magenta MultiView II DVI Receiver at InfoComm. The new MultiView II DVI Receiver provides a digital connection for most new display devices. Combined with the MV II DVI TX, the MV II DVI RX can extend 1080p video, SPDIF or analog audio, as well as bi-directional RS232, 1,000 feet — and all on any single CAT cable (Cat 5/5e/6/6a or low skew) providing a flawless, crisp uncompressed video image. The MultiView DVI TX/RX combination is far less susceptible to environmental anomalies than many other common Cat 5/6 video extension systems.
MultiView DVI’s most exciting feature is its full backwards compatibility with Magenta’s UTP-based crosspoint switch, the Mondo Matrix. Combining MultiView DVI with a Mondo Matrix provides integrators with the ability to implement digital video when utilizing one of the largest switches in the world, as the Mondo is configurable in increments of 16 inputs and outputs, from 16×16 all the way to 256×512.
In addition to the standard daisy-chain functionality that most MultiView receivers possess, users will also have a choice of outputting digital DVI video or analog RGBHV from a Mondo, by mixing and matching new MultiView DVI receivers alongside existing MultiView receivers. This adaptability ensures that architects, integrators, installers and end users are presented with more options than ever before for designing, installing and operating a switched environment that can easily adapt to multiple video formats, alongside audio and serial signals.