HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Avocent Corp. has introduced a new version of its Emerge MPX extender, the MPX1500 high-definition multipoint extender, which wirelessly distributes HD content from a single source to multiple destinations. Emerge MPX extenders can be deployed for a variety of digital signage and professional video applications, providing panels with live content, entertainment and advertising in retail outlets, theaters, restaurants, airports, etc. The MPX1500 has added new functionality for centrally managing the MPX extender devices over the Internet.
The AV infrastructure created by the MPX extenders can be centrally accessed and controlled through a Web management interface. The product is designed to allow AV and IT managers to connect to each individual transmitter and receiver to reboot, update, adjust the luminance and chrominance, change the frequency the radio transmits, and various other tuning parameters. For a widely dispersed digital signage network, this eliminates the need to send technical staff onsite for troubleshooting and repairs.
The MPX1500 receiver has a universal media port based upon a digital video interface (DVI) connector, supporting a wide range of analog and digital video formats rather than requiring separate interface modules. The new MPX extender is dramatically smaller than the previous version making mounting the device easier and more convenient.