Apantac Debuts TAHOMA-MultiCaster 'Five Features in One" Multiviewer at NAB2011

Apantac LLC will debut and demonstrate its TAHOMA-MultiCaster at NAB2011, booth N2530.

TAHOMA-MultiCaster combines the functionality of a Multiviewer, 16x4 or 16x8 routing switcher for the Multiviewer, up/down/cross converter and associated 16x1 router, audio routing switcher, and an audio embedder.

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In most cases, it would take five racks of equipment and fives times the amount of investment for a mobile van or broadcast facility to incorporate this kind of functionality. The TAHOMA-MultiCaster incorporates these five functions into a single 1RU device. Its compact size and cost-effective approach are ideal for space restricted applications such as ENG and SNG trucks.

The Multiviewer auto-detects incoming 3G, HD, or SD-SDI video signals, and provides on-screen monitoring of 16 channels of embedded audio per SDI input, as well as 4 channels of discrete audio per SDI input.

The built-in router provides enhanced access to HD-SDI or SD-SDI inputs for multi-image viewing, and with dynamic assignment or by simply recalling presets, a user can quickly assign sources to up to three different displays, or display the video sources more than once.

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Regardless of the input (HD, or SD), signal conversion occurs automatically based upon whether the router outputs are set for SD or HD.The integrated audio router supports discrete analog and AES audio inputs and the audio embedder lets users embed analog or AES audio into the 3G/HD/SD-SDI signals.This five-feature architecture provides advanced flexibility for visually monitoring signals, and simplifies installation, maintenance, and cabling.

TAHOMA-MultiCaster is available in two models

- TAHOMA-MultiCaster-4 supports 4 3G/HD/SD-SDI inputs with integrated 16x4 router, up/down/cross conversion with 16x1 router, one DVI/HDMI Multiviewer output, one SDI output, and analog or AES audio inputs. The module connects to a control panel for switching the router output.

- TAHOMA-MultiCaster-8 supports 8 3G/HD/SD-SDI inputs with integrated 16x8 router, up/down/cross conversion with 16x1 router, two DVI/HDMI Multiviewer outputs, one SDI output, and analog or AES audio inputs. The module connects to a control panel for switching the router output.

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About Apantac LLC

Apantac LLC is a leading designer and developer of high quality, cost effective image and signal processing equipment. The Apantac product line has been specifically designed to provide users with a flexible and innovative technology solution for signal extension and processing.The Apantac product line includes; Multiviewers, DVI, VGA, HDMI, KVM, Universal and touch-screen extenders / splitters / receivers, Fiber Optic Extenders, HDMI matrix switches, KVM switches, a line of RS232 converters and accessories and compact DA's and converters. These products are sold globally through direct selling channels, a growing network of dealers, system integrators, OEM's and various other partners.Apantac was founded in 2008 and is a privately held company with its headquarters located in Portland, Oregon, USA.

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