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Bye-bye Coax; AMX Releases Digital Television Distribution System
Posted on Monday, August 29, 2011
New TDS Additions Take Advantage of Existing Ethernet Network, Gives Installers Simple Method for Simultaneous Distribution of Television Content to Multiple Displays
 
RICHARDSON, Texas – August 29, 2011 – AMX®, the leading provider of solutions that simplify the implementation, maintenance, and use of technology to create effective environments, today announced the immediate availability of both a new digital TV transmitter (DTV-TX03-US) and receiver (DTV-RX02-HD) as part of the Television Distribution System (TDS) line. The new receiver supports High-Definition signals and is compatible with all versions of AMX TDS transmitters. The new transmitter supports QAM & ATSC broadcast standards, those commonly used within North America, and parts of Central America and South Korea.
 
With businesses, restaurants and stadiums seeking to enhance their environments with televised programming, the Television Distribution System is an ideal solution as AV over IP networks is becoming the choice of facility managers and consumers.
 
The TDS delivers crystal clear digital television content across twisted pair cable commonly installed in office buildings and homes. These new units transmit unencrypted cable and over-the-air AV content using a multicast enabled LAN as opposed to a separate dedicated coaxial cable. They also deliver control over the single twisted pair cable, giving users simplified management and maintenance of facility-wide TV programming through a single interface.
 
"Running coaxial cable throughout an office building or a hospital is an expensive and disruptive process, especially when twisted pair cable has become a standard part of structures," explained AMX Chief Technology Officer Robert Noble. "Our Television Distribution System saves installers significant time and capital by distributing TV programming over commonly available Ethernet."
 
The Television Distribution System is a component of the new Network Media Group AMX formed to expand audiovisual capabilities in IT-centric applications.