INFOCOMM PREVIEW: ALTINEX DIGITAL MULTITASKER
Altinex introduces the new MT302-201 Digital Multitasker — a 4RU rackmountable chassis offering advanced AV system configuration options that are controllable using either a network or wireless setup.
The MT302-201 supports up to 20 Digital MultiTasker cards and is equipped with two Ethernet ports, an IR receiver/IR blaster, and an LCD front panel. Digital MultiTasker is controlled using TCP/IP commands or via a web-based interface. The unit’s front panel has an LCD to display essential information about the system and the cards installed, including the IP address of the MultiTasker on the network. The MultiTasker utilises a simple ASCII based command set to control the individual cards installed inside the enclosure. Individual cards are referenced using their slot number as a unique identifier.
The innovative enclosure has several cutting edge cards available for use with the system, including the MT312-104 Control Card, the MT305-804 8×4 HDMI Matrix Switcher, the MT315-101 HDMI Over Anywire Transmit Card, the MT315-102 HDMI Over Anywire Receive Card, the MT317-101 HDMI Over Fibre Optic Transmit Card, the MT317-102 HDMI Over Fibre Optic Receive Card, and the MT310-104 16×16 Stereo Audio Matrix Switcher. Additional options for the system include the MT399-101 Enclosure Rack-Mount Bracket Kit and the MT399-105 5-Piece Multitasker Card Slot Blanks as an alternative to unused/open slots.
Jack Gershfeld, President of Altinex, commented, “The new MT302-201 opens up a world of opportunities for use in today’s network-connected, AV meeting and presentation environments. With its onboard LCD for a quick look at the system’s various parameters and the ability to be controlled in multiple ways, our new MultiTasker offers integrators a comprehensive means of controlling and interacting with a myriad of AV equipment.”
The product is expected to be available in Q3 2016 and will be displayed at InfoComm 2016.