RTI debuted at ISE 2018 a range of new AV products designed to extend RTI control ecosystem across its traditional residential and the new entry commercial/professional markets, providing integrators with everything needed to automate the chosen environments. The highlight amongst the whole range of newer things, was the company’s recent acquisition of Miravue video over IP solution that contributes to further strengthening its ProAV ambitions.
The Miravue VIP-1 video-over-IP system is a powerful, scalable AV distribution tool over Ethernet, coax cable, and wireless networking. The unit acts as a transmitter, receiver, network switch, and wireless access point, dramatically lowering AV distribution costs by reducing cabling and installation time. It supports HDMI/HDCP 1.x and 2.x video sources with ultra-low latency. In addition, non-HDMI sources such as mobile devices, network video streams from IP cameras, and network-attached storage may be viewed without the need for additional equipment. The VIP-1’s built-in scaler matches the displays’ maximum resolution, while automatically providing stereo downmixing and lip-sync adjustment.
Prominent, besides Miravue was the HDMI and HDBaseT Video Matrix Solution- the VHD-4 and VHD-8 video matrix switchers extending HDMI, IR, and RS-232 signals up to 230 feet over a single Cat 5e/6 cable. The new VHX-4 and VHX-8 HDMI video switchers, featuring the latest in HDMI 2.0 technology, meet the unique needs of every installation. Also on show was a line of HDBaseT receivers/transmitters, video distribution accessories and wall plates.
With a view to meeting today’s corporate, education or retail environments, RTI introduced high-performance, scalable modular matrix switchers. The VMX-8 and VMX-16 modular matrix switchers are conveniently configured using cards in increments of four input/outputs. For the ultimate in versatility, the VFX-124 and VFX-248 flexible matrix switchers use a perfect blend of fixed outputs and open slots (12 and 24 respectively), each configurable as inputs or outputs depending on application. To handle all the different video signal types, a wide variety of input and output cards provide support for HDMI, HDBaseT, VGA, and more.
Aiming at meeting rooms, classrooms and lecture halls, RTI brought on switchers to make collaboration simple and efficient. The compact VSS-51 scaler/switcher comes with five inputs and accepts a variety of input formats, including a microphone. It combines truly seamless switching with advanced scaling and has mirrored HDMI and HDBaseT video outputs for easy connection to local and remote displays. The VMS-741 multi-viewer scaler has seven video inputs, with seven audio inputs. Video is output at 4K and may be configured for viewing up to four sources simultaneously on one display.