Today, AV integrators face the toughest challenge they have ever encountered. The convergence of AV and IT has caused this phenomenon. We now live in a world of elements of AV systems in the unified communications and collaboration (UCC). With the continued growth of AV systems within the IT network; a new era was started.
The mission of Digital Narrowcasting Associates, Inc. (DNA) is to assist integrators to bring the “best of breed products” as solutions that fit AV customer applications. We are here to help you help your customer. We have more than 30 years of experience in both IT networking and AV. Because we understand the entire environment, we are confident we can contribute as a team member to your organization.
Customer experience is the critical factor in whether your company maintains and grows with your base of customers. As you can tell from our manufacturers’ list, we are a vendor that brings a solution for any need. We, like the manufacturers we represent, care about one thing—customer experience. The products we sell are applied to the proper application. Our arena is the cutting edge of AV technology. The best way to move that information seamlessly from place to place is via IP. We understand the ramifications and nuances of both the AV side and the IT side. Networking is our wheelhouse.
Our partner DVIGear and the DisplayNet product offer critical data center solutions for command and control. Using 10GbE technology, DisplayNet provides you with real-time AV signals that are uncompressed and feature high resolution of up to 4K UHD. DisplayNet supports a wide array of applications including point-to-point extension and complex matrix switching, as well as video wall and multiviewer displays.
The ability to deliver uncompressed A/V streams provides unprecedented levels of scalability, versatility, and reliability as there is an enormous installed base of 10GbE hardware that is in use for IT/data center applications worldwide. Our understanding and comprehension of the capabilities of these product tools provides companies a foundation and platform. This empowers companies to leverage the latest technologies to take full advantage of future enhancements for technology solutions.
DVIGear 10GbE Ethernet—New Proven Platform for AV Distribution
DisplayNet is an award-winning new concept for AV distribution that uses proven 10GbE technology to switch, extend and distribute uncompressed AV signals in real time with resolutions up to 4K UHD. By leveraging 10GbE Ethernet technology, DisplayNet delivers unprecedented levels of scalability, versatility and reliability, thanks to the enormous installed base of 10GbE hardware used in IT/data center applications around the world.
Yesterday, AV systems were designed around expensive proprietary matrix switchers. Now, system designers and integrators can use DisplayNet to effortlessly distribute AV signals using standard off-the-shelf 10GbE network switches. DisplayNet™ supports a wide array of applications including point-to-point extension and complex matrix switching, as well as video wall and multiviewer displays.
DVIGear is a leading supplier of digital connectivity solutions for a wide range of professional and commercial display applications. These products solve the most challenging problems in digital video distribution by providing our customers with the power and versatility they need to unify diverse AV signal environments. Regardless of the complexity of your system, our mission is to deliver every pixel perfectly from source to destination.
THESE PRODUCTS RANGE FROM ADAPTERS AND MOUNTING HARDWARE TO POWER MANAGEMENT PRODUCTS, TEST GEAR, AND WALL PLATES. SYSTEM DESIGNERS AND TECHNICIANS WILL FIND THESE PRODUCTS TO BE INVALUABLE TOOLS FOR THE SETUP, INSTALLATION, AND OPERATION OF CUTTING-EDGE DIGITAL DISPLAY SYSTEMS.
Converters/scalers provide two essential functions. First, they convert the input signal from one format to another (e.g. analog VGA to digital HDMI). Second, they allow the user to select the resolution of the output signal for display on a flat-screen display or projection system. In many cases, the quality of the output signal from our converter/scalers will be better than what is possible using a direct input on the display because of the price/performance limitations of consumer scaling engines.
DVIGear’s Super-High Resolution (SHR™) Series cables are the definitive standard for long-range transport of high resolution DVI and HDMI digital signals. Engineered for superior performance and durability, these cables support all DVI and HDMI resolutions with bit rates up to 2.25 Gbps at cable length of up to 60 meters (200 feet). Their rock-solid performance and dependability have made these cables the leading choice of system integrators around the world.
Some digital display applications can benefit from signal transport over fiber optic cables. This is especially true if cable distances greater than 60 meters (200 feet) are required, or if the cables must be plenum-rated or detached and pulled through a narrow conduit. Optical cables also offer excellent immunity to environmental RFI/EMI fields and have a small electronic footprint in terms of radiated inference.
Our long-range, active, fiber-optic cables feature integrated optical transceivers that support cable distances of up to 100 meters (328 feet). For longer distances, our range of optical extenders can transverse distances of several miles and have provisions for detachable optical cables, which can be custom ordered at any desired length.
Copper Cable Extenders
There are many challenges to overcome when designing systems that require long DVI/HDMI cable runs. These high-speed serial data formats operate at 10 times (or higher) bit rates than corresponding analog signals. The bit rates of these digital signals increase in direct proportion to their resolution and color depth. As cable length increases, moving these high-speed bits over copper cables becomes increasingly difficult due to a variety of factors, including cable capacitance, interpair and intrapair skew, crosstalk, differential impedance errors, group delay errors, etc.
In order to achieve successful digital cable runs, it is essential to use high-performance cables where these factors are minimized to the greatest extent possible. This is especially true with longer cables of more than 50 feet (15 meters), because these degenerative effects become worse as cable length increases. Improvements in cable range are also possible using copper cable extender technologies, for which there are two basic approaches: HDBaseT Extenders and Active Cable Extenders (ACE).
Some digital display applications can benefit from signal transport over fiber optic cables. This is especially true if cable distances greater than 50 meters (164 feet) are required, or if the cables must be plenum-rated, or detached and pulled through a narrow conduit. Optical cables also offer excellent immunity to environmental RFI/EMI fields and have a small electronic footprint in terms of radiated inference.
DVIGear offers a complete line of optical extenders that address the needs of diverse applications. These products support cable distances ranging from a few feet to several miles. DVIGear also offers several types of detachable optical cables, which can be custom ordered at any length desired.
Contact us today for the products and services that offer your company the best solutions to your AV challenges. Headquartered in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, we proudly serve clients across the United States and Canada.