StrandVision Debuts HD PC to TV Converter


StrandVision LLC is introducing a fully digital, high-definition (HD) personal computer-to-television adapter for use with its digital signage offering and for many other applications. Called, the HD solution includes an adapter (PCA) at the personal computer that is paired with a receiving adapter (TVA) at the television monitor. The adapters digitally connect all common peripherals via a single CAT5 or CAT6 network cable, either directly or through standard networking appliances, such as gateways, routers and fiber optic networks.

Computer technology and video are growing closer together every day. With we are delivering a commercial-class adapter at consumer-class prices that provides reliable transmission of regular or HD audio and video for our digital signage customers, says Mike Strand, StrandVision founder and CEO. As it turns out, is also quite useful for other commercial video applications and for consumer computer videophiles."

StrandVisions fully digital, HD personal computer-to-television adapters. The package includes a personal computer adapter that is paired with a television monitor receiving adapter. simplifies wiring for corporate digital signage networks, enabling users to easily and inexpensively extend digital signage content to multiple displays--normally using existing wiring. It works over corporate Local Area Networks or a dedicated network (recommended) for streaming digital signage video content. This type of set-up supports up to four different video streams on a 100MB network and a virtually unlimited number of receivers displaying the video streams. simultaneously displays the same video and audio content that is shown on the computer to the television monitor(s).

We see as a way for StrandVision installers and customers to quickly extend their digital signage networks using existing wiring while keeping to our philosophy of low cost, ease of use and reliability, continued Strand.

In addition to one-way HD video transmission, the adapters support two-way communications. The TVA includes standard mouse and keyboard connections, as well as audio in and out ports providing full remote control of the host personal computer.

For instance, a presenter in a meeting room could remotely control a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation, select a video clip, or call up streaming video from the Web to be shown on an LCD or plasma display in the room. An administrator of a digital signage system could control the display from any TVA-equipped location to adjust the digital signage content or look. TVA transmitter inputs can be disabled at the PCA transmitter to eliminate access and make the system more secure. Added features include a built-in infrared (IR) receiver and an input for an attached IR sensor on the TVA that enables viewers to use appropriately equipped remote controls, such as the Microsoft Windows Media Center Edition (MCE) remotes, and pointing devices, to communicate with the host personal computer. facilitates remote control of the host PC for both digital signage and business presentation applications.

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