Magenta ‘breakthrough’ bolsters switch

Magenta Research launched its next generation UTP switch claiming support for addressable, full-duplex serial. The distribution and switching specialist says the Mondo II-SAP is the first Magenta switch to offer this function.

The capability was achieved by the development of Mondo III –SAP output cards, which, when combined with MultiView –SAP receivers, allow users to extend and switch high-definition video, stereo audio and addressable duplex serial to 2,000 feet (610 meters), on a single cable.

Bi-directional serial communication is designed for digital signage applications where display telemetry and/or metric collection are required, or in circumstances where users want verification that commands are received and implemented by the remote receiver/display.

Additional features introduced with Mondo III-SAP include a front-panel indicator dashboard, dual fans, a replaceable air filter, backlit 2x16 character LCD with 4 push buttons (used for configuration and diagnostic purposes) and a variety of redundancy-driven initiatives.

If addressable, full-duplex serial functionality (-SAP) is not required, users can opt for standard
Mondo output cards to switch video, audio and/or simplex serial signals. All Mondo Matrix
switches are built in a modular fashion, in increments of 16 inputs/outputs, from 16x16 to