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[/caption]Brea, CA – November 2011… Altinex, a leading manufacturer of Signal Management SolutionsA®, introduces the DIGI Sniffer Digital Video Signal Detector / Tester. An indispensible tool for AV consultants and integrators, the new DIGI Sniffer is designed for measuring digital video signal strength. This versatile, handheld signal testing solution is compatible with HDMIA®, DVI, and Display Port signal types and accommodates any signal resolution.
The new Altinex DIGI Sniffer features a six LED bar graph that conveniently shows the strength of the video signal connected to the device. The perfect tool for testing all HDMI compliant video sources and cables, the DIGI Sniffer monitors the digital video signal and determines the degradation level. The stronger the signal, the more LEDs are illuminated. The DIGI Sniffer works with both HDCP (High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection) and non-HDCP signals.
Designed to conveniently fit in one’s pocket, the new Altinex DIGI Sniffer features auto power control (shut-off) and will only turn on when touched from both sides—ensuring extended battery life for easy operation. The unit engages when one’s thumb and index finger make contact with the metal stud on each side of the unit. By simply connecting the HDMI cable to the unit, the on-board LED’s will then display signal strength.
Larry Drum, CTS, Altinex’ Regional Sales Manager for the Central United States, commented on the DIGI Sniffer’s ease of use, “The new Altinex DIGI Sniffer is a terrific signal testing tool for anyone involved in the design and installation of AV systems. Compact and incredibly easy to use, this signal tester eliminates guesswork for HDMI installations and offers a straight forward, 6 LED interface that makes the process of testing signal integrity quick and painless. No AV professional should be without one.”
The Altinex DIGI Sniffer carries an MSRP of $145. The unit is available now.
Founded in 1993, Altinex, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of Signal Management SolutionsA®. The company offers a comprehensive line of matrix switchers, connectivity products, and color touch panel and control products. Altinex is an ISO 9001:2008 certified corporation that conducts all R&D, design, manufacturing, marketing, and sales from its corporate headquarters in Brea, California, USA. For additional information, visit the company online at
or contact them directly at 1.800.ALTINEX or 714.990.2300.