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March 11, 2013

Apantac's Tahoma Ultra 4K Multiviewer has Four Outputs for Driving a Single Ultra Hi-Res Monitor

By Michael Guta, TMCnet Contributing Writer

The definition on TVs is getting so detailed that it’s starting to make reality look dingy.

High-definition is no longer enough, as 4K UHD has 2160P and the next technology 8K UHD has 4320P. Although currently, programming for these technologies is almost nonexistent, there are customers lined up to buy $10-20,000 television sets so they can experience the incredible images they produce.

Apantac will be launching its new Tahoma Ultra 4K Multiviewer at the 2013 National Associations of Broadcasters (NAB) Conference, April 6-11 in Las Vegas.

The Tahoma Ultra-4K has four outputs to drive a single ultra-high-resolution monitor with 4K resolution. It can be used where high-end applications with 4K monitors or 2x2 video walls with four displays are required. The unit comes with redundant power and control methods through the front panel buttons.

The Apantac Director software provides a control application and configuration to give the user control of all the computer inputs with a single mouse and keyboard. It allows complete control of all the displays, such as moving across all windows on a single display, or multiple displays as well as adding data between connected computers by copying and pasting information.

The skin technology lets the user customize different options to individualize the system with borders, labels, fonts, audio meters and other graphics.

The complete line of Apantac Tahoma Multiviewers is designed to provide a cost-effective solution for multi-image display processing applications. This platform can be used for broadcast and professional AV environments, as well as corporate, medical or governmental applications for presentations and distance learning for educational applications.

Key features of the Tahoma Ultra 4K Multiviewer include:

  • Output resolution at 3840 x 2160, Universal inputs
  • 4-8 DVI, VGA, YPbPr, Composite, HDMi (optional), and SD-SDI/HD-SDI (optional) inputs
  • Up to 16 channels of embedded audio per input, four channels of discrete audio per input (optional)
  • Field upgradable to allow discrete audio (AES/AA)
  • Multiple outputs in DVI, HDMI or VGA (option)
  • Multiple labels per video windows - UMD, OMD (News - Alert), IMD, standalone labels

The DE platform accepts computer and broadcast signals of 4-16 HDMI, DVI, VGA, YPbPr, YC, and composite and 3G/HD/SD-SDI sources for multi-image display. The LE platform supports composite inputs all the way to 3G, and the DL supports a blend of broadcast and multimedia inputs.

Edited by Braden Becker

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