New AudioControl Video and Audio Transmission Products Go The Distance

Send Component Video Signals 1000' On Cat 5 Wiring!

Mountlake Terrace, WA August 2003: AudioControl, a U.S. designer and manufacturer of performance audio and video products proudly announces the addition of the BVD -20 and BVR -20 to its line of balanced video and audio transmitters. These latest additions to AudioControl's balanced line family of products can send component video signals (480i, 480p and 720p) up to 1000' over basic CAT -5 wiring. An extra input and output also allows for the transmitting of a digital audio signal or a composite video signal. Like many AudioControl products, the BVD -20 and BVR -20 were designed with great video bandwidth, so they can also transmit a 1080i HD component signal up to 300'.

"Based on comments from our dealers, there are numerous potential applications for the BVD -20 and BVR -20," commented Chris Kane of AudioControl. "The ability to send HD quality video and digital audio over inexpensive CAT -5 is a huge benefit for our dealers and their customers. This allows them to use wiring packages they installed yesterday to operate the technology of today…and hopefully tomorrow. Like the other AudioControl balanced line products, the BVD -20 and BVR -20 allows dealers an additional level of flexibility when it comes to installing the physical components of theater and distributed audio products."

The BVD20 can accept and transmit a component video signal of 1080i, 720p,or 480 formats plus a digital audio or composite video signal. It then outputs these signals over basic CAT -5 wiring, via an RJ -45 connector. The BVR -20 receives the signals from the BVD -20 via CAT -5 cable and outputs component video and digital audio!

Some of the potential applications for the BVD -20 and BVR -20 are:

- A HD satellite converter can be mounted in an equipment rack in a distant room and the 1080i signal can be sent to a remote mounted projector or a plasma monitor.

- A system that requires both a component and composite signal to be sent from the theater processor, like the AudioControl Maestro, to the remote mounted projectors or monitors.

The BVD -20 accepts one, three conductor RCA, component video input and one RCA input that will work with digital audio or composite video. In addition the BVD -20 and BVR -20 have the ability to pass almost 300 MHz of video bandwidth making it ideal for HD applications.

A balanced signal distribution format is the universal standard in professional audio environments such as recording and broadcast studios where zero tolerance for noise and hum is the norm. Because of its design, balanced transmission inherently rejects the vast majority of any hum, noise, or distortion introduced along the signal path.

The BVD -20 and BVR -20 are constructed using top -grade components and ultra -low -noise circuit designs derived from the company's professional audio and instrumentation designs. Sold separately and available in September 2003, the BVD -20 and BVR -20 are backed by a solid five -year warranty. These new models join the BLD -10, BLR -10, BLX -10, BVD -10 and BVR -10 balanced audio components in the AudioControl Balanced Line Driver series.

AudioControl has been designing and manufacturing the highest quality, award -winning home and car audio components in the United States since 1977. The company's headquarters, including research and development, manufacturing and production facilities are located in State of Washington, in the heart of the rainforest of the Pacific Northwest.

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