Video Signal Distribution & Processing

Not long ago, the only video signals the installation engineer had to deal with were composite video, RGB, VGA and S-Video. Nowadays there are many more signals to deal with such a component video, HDMI, DVI and SDI. In the recent past, everything was connected via coaxial cables, whereas now we may also send signals over CAT5 or CAT6, or via fibre optic cables. There is no single correct solution that works in every case, every installation is different in term of the signals required, how they are to be connected and the distance they have to travel. We can bring our knowledge and expertise to bear to assist you in deriving the best solution to meet your requirements, whether you are building a school, an entertainment complex, or command and control centre. Please contact us for a free quotation.

Distribution amplifiers allow a single source to be fed to multiple destinations without any degradation in quality and are available for all signal types and formats. Every signal type has a finite limit for the maximum permissible cable length and the modern digital formats such as HDMI and DVI are limited to quite short cables. We can provide range extenders for all signal types to overcome the basic limitations on cable length. Switching matrices allow multiple sources and multiple destinations to be connected in any combination. Scalers convert one signal type and resolution to another. For example, connecting a computer output at one resolution to a projector operating at a different resolution. Presentation switchers have a variety of different input types and a single output. The currently selected input is fed to the output with its format and resolution changed to suit the output device. Therefore the output is always the same format and resolution, irrespective of which input is selected. These are extremely useful in accommodating a wide variety of different video sources, for example in a classroom, lecture room, theatre or church. Video mixers allow wipes, fades and effects to be made between different video sources. We are all familiar with these as they are commonly seen on TV. The visual impact created by the use of a video mixer can be a great addition to any event using live video. Media servers provide instant online access to a range of recorded media and are useful, for example, in museums for providing many looped video sequences to different destinations. Some models offer a breathtaking range of effects that can be applied to the images, and these are very popular in entertainment venues.

Future Media can provide all the above technologies, engineered into a bespoke package for your situation, expertly combined into a final solution.

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