Gepco Introduces LSK Ultra-low Skew
Cable Provides Superior Video Transmission Over
DES PLAINES, IL, June 22, 2006—Gepco introudced the LSK series of ultra-low skew UTP cables at InfoComm 2006 (Booth #3659). This cable series is designed for the transmission of component analog video in a twisted-pair format without hardware delay compensation. The LSK was recently tested and recommended by Magenta Research for use with Magenta's MultiViewTM Series receivers.
Different than category-grade networking cables, the LSK has a consistent pair lay with a maximum time delay differential of 2 nanoseconds (per 100m) between any two pairs. This minimized pair skew (or delay) allows for red, green, and blue video components to remain in sync, ensuring optimal picture quality and reliable video distribution.
Magenta Research, a leader in the adaptive distribution of video/audio/control signals over Cat5 cable, tested the performance of Gepco's LSK with its own MultiView UTx Universal Transmitter and the MultiView AK1500-SA DP receiver. These transceiver pairs concurrently transmit the combination of high-resolution computer video, duplex serial and stereo audio signals. As a result of its tests, Magenta found that the LSK provided a strong, consistent video signal - especially over long distances.
"For signal distribution distances to 1,500 feet, Gepco's LSK cable offers superior transmission without the use of additional hardware," comments Keith Mortensen, CEO of Magenta Research. "In fact, MultiView users do not need to install the AkuComp skew compensation module for the AK1500 and AK1000 receivers if they use the LSK in their set-up. The LSK is designed with minimal video skew characteristics on its own. Overall, Gepco's LSK is a cost-effective solution for commercial AV and digital signage applications."
Each pair within the LSK series cable is constructed from 23 gage solid copper and a precision 100 Ohm, data-grade PVC or plenum TPE dielectric. UL rated, the LSK series is available in both Riser and Plenum versions for installation in almost any environment.
"Magenta Research's testing enabled us to ensure that the LSK series meets the requirements for component video distribution," comments Scott Fehl, Gepco's director of marketing. "The LSK series achieves an exceptionally low pair delay to ensure superior video signal over extended distances."
About Gepco® International
Gepco® International, with headquarters in Des Plaines, IL, and a branch location in Burbank, CA, has been a leading provider of studio and broadcast audio and video cables for more than 20 years. The company also specializes in manufacturing custom cable assemblies, panels, patch bay harnesses and breakout boxes. In addition, Gepco stocks and distributes connectors, patchbays and other cable-related products. For more information about Gepco, visit our Company Profile.
About Magenta Research
Magenta Research is the undisputed leader in the adaptive distribution of audio/visual signals over Cat5 cable. Over eight years, Magenta has developed the highest-performance, most flexible video-over-Cat5 product line, the MultiView Series. The company utilizes patent-pending RepliSyncT and complex, state-variable signal EQ technologies to enable UXGA video distribution at 1,500 feet (457m) and QXGA video at 1,000 feet. (305m). MultiView Series transmitters, receivers, switchers and distributive systems have been installed in a large variety of A/V applications, especially dynamic signage for airport, retail, fast food, museum, casino, theater, courtroom and corporate applications. In the fall of 2005, Magenta introduced the Mondo Matrix, the first multimedia Cat5 matrix switcher that can be scaled incrementally from 16x16 to 256x256. Based in New Milford, Connecticut, Magenta utilizes a network of international distributors, manufacturers' representatives and resellers to market its enabling technology worldwide. For more information, visit the Magenta Research website, www.magenta-research.com .
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