SAPPHIRE Technology to Showcase Ecosystem of Hardware & Software for Digital Signage at InfoComm 2013

Pro AV Dealers to witness unique interoperability and network control of unique IT/AV products

Hong Kong, June 6th, 2013 - SAPPHIRE Technology Ltd., a leading manufacturer and global supplier of innovative IT and professional AV products, today announced that it will be showcasing the ease of use and interoperability of its unique range of IT hardware, software and AV signal distribution products for digital signage, including player PCs, HDMI over CATx and Fiber extenders, advanced splitters, and video wall player components at InfoComm 2013, Orlando, Orange County Convention Center, Booth #5943.


"We look forward to unveiling several new additions to our product line at the show, including a SAPPHIRE EDGE player PC in a metal enclosure, SAPPHIRE PowerScaleTM 9-output video wall processor, 8x8 matrix switcher over CATx and HDMI over Fiber extender-rounding out our portfolio of solutions for digital signage," said Adrian Thompson, VP of Marketing, SAPPHIRE Technology Ltd. "SAPPHIRE products are designed to work well together, making it easy for integration partners to select solutions for their digital signage deployments-single-screen to eye-catching video wall-all from a single source."

The SAPPHIRE family of EDGE player PCs includes a range of feature-rich, compact designs built on AMD Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) technology-delivering significant energy savings without sacrificing performance. Shown for the very first time at InfoComm, the latest addition to the EDGE VS-Series: SAPPHIRE EDGE DS8, features a slim, wall mountable metal enclosure. With support for multiple Full HD outputs, integrated wired and wireless networking, and Barebones models enabling custom configurations and differentiation, SAPPHIRE player PCs are ideally suited for driving compelling content.

SAPPHIRE PowerCastXTM digital signage software is a powerful and flexible solution for creating attractive, multi-zone/multi-display dynamic signage systems. Expressly designed to leverage the performance and multi-display support of AMD EyefinityTM, SAPPHIRE PowerCastX features a contemporary user interface and delivers exceptional performance of Full HD content in dedicated zones across a single display-or extensive grid of displays-from a local player PC.

SAPPHIRE PowerScaleTM HDMI over CATx transmitter (TX)/receiver (RX) extender kits offer wall-mountable, small form factor enclosures, bi-directional control at resolutions up to Full HD 1080p60 via IR/RS-232, Power over Ethernet (PoE), auto equalization, and 7.1 channel digital audio at up to 330ft (100m). Also on display for the first time at InfoComm will be the new SAPPHIRE PowerScale EF1K HDMI over Fiber transmitter (TX)/receiver (RX) extender kit, providing support for resolutions up to Full HD 1080p60, bi-directional IR/RS-232 control, and 7.1 channel digital audio at distances up to 3,280ft (1 KM).

SAPPHIRE video wall solutions on display will include a SAPPHIRE PGS AMD FirePro W600 graphics card, and SAPPHIRE Pure Platinum H67 mini-ITX motherboard-based player PC powering a 3x2 multi-monitor display configuration running multiple HD video clips and other content using SAPPHIRE PowerCastX digital signage player/scheduler software.

Further Information

To book a meeting with a SAPPHIRE Pro AV representative at InfoComm 2013, please contact: proav@sapphiretech.com. For more information on the extensive line of SAPPHIRE Pro AV products, please visit: www.sapphiretech.com/proav.

About SAPPHIRE Technology

SAPPHIRE Technology is a leading manufacturer and global supplier of a broad range of innovative technologies for PC enthusiasts, home users and professionals. Its origins rooted in graphics hardware design and manufacturing, the extensive SAPPHIRE product range has since grown from state-of-the-art graphics add-in boards-for which SAPPHIRE is recognized as the premiere AMD partner-to include motherboards, mini PCs, external graphics expanders, and Professional AV products. Founded in 2001, SAPPHIRE is a privately held global company headquartered in Hong Kong. Further information can be found at: www.sapphiretech.com.

About InfoComm International®

InfoComm International® is the international trade association representing the professional audiovisual and information communications industries. Established in 1939, InfoComm has more than 5,000 members, including manufacturers, systems integrators, dealers and distributors, independent consultants, programmers, rental and staging companies, end-users and multimedia professionals from more than 80 countries. InfoComm International is the leading resource for AV standards, market research and news. Its training, certification and education programs set a standard of excellence for AV professionals. InfoComm International is the founder of InfoComm, the largest annual conference and exhibition for AV buyers and sellers worldwide. InfoComm also produces trade shows in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

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