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Arista Corporation and NetworkSound Partner for 4K Video and Multichannel Audio Solution

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IP Flash Caster Combo for 4K Video and Multichannel Audio

IP Flash Caster Combo for 4K Video and Multichannel Audio

Fremont, CA – September 2018… Arista Corporation, recognized globally as a leading manufacturer of video wall LCD displays, AV extenders, matrix switchers, AV MultiViewers, and related products for the AV installation and industrial markets, is pleased to announce a partnership that will streamline system cabling for audio-visual setups by delivering the industry’s first combined 4K video and multichannel audio over a single fiber or CAT-6 cable solution. This unique solution—identified as the IP Flash Caster Combo for 4K Video and Multichannel Audio—uses Arista’s IP flash caster SDVoE products for 4K HDMI or SDI video and NetworkSound’s Mamba Audio over IP via a single CAT-6 or fiber cable to deliver pristine 4K video and professional quality multichannel audio.

Presently, installers who want to transport video and multichannel audio use two or more fiber/CAT-6 lines to carry video and audio on different cables. The combined Arista and Mamba Audio solution employs a single cable to deliver both 4K video and up to 64 x 64 channels of audio. With the combination of video, audio, and Ethernet control on a single cable and nicely housed in a 3U carry-on rackmount case, the IP Flash Caster Combo for 4K Video and Multichannel Audio offers an ideal, streamlined solution for both AV installers and event production professionals to quickly establish a very capable AV setup. The entire system is Plug & Play by simply connecting power and the Fiber/CAT-6 cable between the units. The audio system’s Dsub to XLR/TRS break-out cables provide a seamless solution for directing multiple audio channels to one’s audio equipment.

The IP Flash Caster Combo for 4K Video and Multichannel Audio incorporates a wealth of features. ON the video side of the equation, Arista’s IP Flash Caster products facilitate broadcast quality scaling, the ability to display adaptive scaling in 1xn signal distribution and facilitate true seamless switching in nxm signal switching. Further, the equipment provides Adaptive Clock Re-synchronization (ACR), color space conversion, frame rate conversion, the choice of multi-view, PIP, and PAP, and video wall processing. IP Flash Caster products also incorporate USB, RS-232, IR Extension and Switching options and provide Ethernet control over a 10GbE network switch.

Audio specifications include support for 16x16 channels up to 64x64 channels at 24 bits/48K, with a 1RU form factor for up to 16x16 channels and a 3RU form factor for 48x48 and 64x64 audio channels. The system supports line level inputs and outputs with the ability to use external microphone preamps for mic inputs. The system uses high-quality AKM audio converters, provides plug & play operation, and the use of standard D-Sub connectors for analog audio in and out.

Paul Shu, President of Arista Corporation, commented on the partnership product offering of the two companies. “Whether for installed applications or live event production, the ability to transport both 4K video and multichannel audio in an efficient manner has been a challenge. This partnership product offering with NetworkSound takes the guesswork out of the equation and streamlines the cabling process—with both picture and sound travelling down a single cable. The combination of Arista’s IP Flash Caster with NetworkSound’s Mamba Audio over IP creates a very capable, efficient, and intuitive solution to what has been a vexing issue for many integrators and live event production professionals.”

The IP Flash Caster Combo for 4K Video and Multichannel Audio carries an MSRP starting from $4,990. The package is available now.

About Arista Corporation

Arista offers products for a variety of professional audio-visual markets, including events, retail, residential, education, government, healthcare, and control rooms. Networked AV over IP has forever changed the dynamics of the pro AV industry by enabling installers and system integrators to replace proprietary AV matrix switches with off-the-shelf Ethernet networks that deliver dramatically better price/performance, flexibility, and scalability. Arista focuses on this market trend and has invested considerable resources on developing and expanding its networked AV over IP product families to help customers achieve their goals with the latest technology products. To learn more Arista Corporation, visit www.goarista.com.

About NetworkSound Corporation

NetworkSound is a pioneer in synchronized digital multichannel pro audio solutions over a CAT-5, Fiber and IP networks. NetworkSound multichannel audio solutions have been an integral part of sport broadcast, live, studio, worship and install markets for over a decade. NetworkSound's Mamba fiber audio system, MADI and Audio over IP systems have been used in number of high profile TV broadcast events all over the world and known for their reliability and plug & play operation. More info. at www.networksound.com.

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