Smart -e digital audio at every output

Smart-e design addition gives digital audio at every output without the need to re-cable

Smart -e design addition gives digital audio at every output without the need to re -cable

AV distribution and switching company Smart -e has developed a unique 'one cable' AV solution that automatically delivers digital audio sound to speakers in each room.

The Dolby 5.1 digital audio signal is transmitted via the same CAT 5* cable as the power, VGA (Video Graphics Array) and stereo audio control, to speakers in every room, extending cinematic sound quality beyond the home cinema. As Jon Lane, Smart -e's managing director said "Automatically distributing digital audio from a single source to multiple outputs is unique. We know of no other company that is able to provide professional AV solutions which distribute digital audio to every room through a single cable".

The digital audio signal associates with each source within the system, and when a channel is selected is automatically transmitted, via a decoder, to all the speakers at the selected output. Jon Lane added "By combining the Dolby 5.1 digital audio transmission within the same cable as the power, video and stereo, there is no need to re -wire a property, as the existing CAT5* cabling can be utilised."

The design addition has been added to Smart -e's equipment aimed at entertainment systems in residential and marine environments. The new feature has become an immediate hit with installers and clients as it saves installation time, money and of course cuts disruption during install.

Smart -e matrices which are available from 4 outputs/4 inputs to 256 outputs/256 inputs, all have the unique capability to transmit 5.1 Dolby digital audio via a single cable.

For further information visit Smart -e's website at or ring 01483 283365.

* CAT 5 refers to Category 5, 5e, 6, 7 and 8 structured cabling.


Dated: Thursday, 27th September 2007
Editors: for more information contact Julie Gander, Gander Associates Ltd., t: 01702 711600, m: 07860 909622, e:

Smart -e Limited
Smart -e Limited designs and manufactures high quality audio and video distribution and switching equipment which delivers the most comprehensive and technically advanced solutions for analogue multimedia equipment over CAT (5, 5e, 6,7 and 8) structured cabling. Capitalising on its broadcasting heritage, Smart -e has a wide range of proven point -to -point, point -to -multipoint and multipoint -to -multipoint products to accommodate all formats of analogue and digital video, and audio signals, providing high performance, content rich links from DVDs, digital TVs, cameras, laptops and PCs to projectors, HDTV, PC monitors and speakers. With a thorough understanding of structured cabling and being at the forefront of audio and visual technology, the company also has an unprecedented reputation for developing innovative solutions for unique one -off projects.

Designers, specifiers and consultants from across the globe, choose Smart -e products to meet the high demands for speed and clarity. Smart -e equipment can be found in sports stadiums, exhibition centres, education environments, airports and shopping centres, as well as on cruise liners and luxury yachts, cross channel ferries and offshore platforms. Additionally, the company's equipment is used in many security environments where high quality sound and vision is critical.

The Smart -e product range is available from the company's distribution network. High level technical on -line and telephone support is provided direct from Smart -e for all equipment. For distributors and more information contact:

Smart -e Limited, Ranmore Manor, Ranmore Common, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6SX
t: +44 (0) 1483 283365, f: +44 (0) 1483 281511, e: sales@smart, w:

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