LIGHTWARE AT BOEING, NEW HDMI EXTENDER
The new Lightware SW4-OPT-TX240RAK is a 4K UHD HDMI multimode single fibre extender with multiple format input ports that’s designed to handle HDMI1.4, DP1.1 and DVI-D digital video signals. It also accepts analogue stereo audio from local inputs, HDMI embedded audio up to eight channel PCM or HBR audio.
The device extends HDMI 1.4 and DVI 1.0 signals with HDCP over one multimode fibre and transmits video signal with embedded audio to a distance of up to 2500m. The model also extends RS-232 and USB KVM and features Advanced EDID Management and Pixel Accurate Reclocking Lightware technologies. SW4-OPT-TX240RAK can be installed on rack or used standalone, and have a twist-to-lock DC power plug for operational safety.
LDC Device Discovery Screen Update
A novel feature of the recently released 1.10.1 version of the LDC is the totally redesigned Device Discovery screen, which underwent substantial changes. Favourite Devices and a new Tools button are now added and the different connection interfaces of Ethernet, serial and USB are moved to separate tabs for a cleaner look, allowing more space on the screen for Ethernet devices, if numerous of them are connected at the same time. Automatically discovered devices can be added to a favourite list by clicking the star icon. Besides the product name and the device label, which are stored in the device itself, a local alias name can be added, while any IP address can also be added to the favourite list manually. Device lists can be sorted by IP address, product name, device label or serial number.
Lightware Gear in Boeing Collaboration Center
Boeing has recently unveiled its state of the art Collaboration Centre filled with professional, AV configurations including Lightware’s TPS extenders and matrices at its core The Centre is set up to take visitors through the 100-year-old narrative of Boeing’s story in a specific sequence.
Upon entering, visitors are immediately greeted by the Entrance Feature, which is a multi-sensory visualisation of the company’s diverse capabilities, combining backlit screens with imagery from ultra-short-throw projectors in a tightly synchronised playout from a workstation/server. Guests then encounter the Welcome Wall: this 3 x 3 array of 55-inch multi-touch displays communicates customised messages for VIPs, weather and airport info and also a comprehensive 100-year history of Boeing.