Arista Corporation Debuts ARD-3002 IP Flash Caster AV over IP Multi-Function Transmitter / Receiver Series - Sound & Video Contractor

Arista Corporation Debuts ARD-3002 IP Flash Caster AV over IP Multi-Function Transmitter / Receiver Series

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Fremont, CA – InfoComm booth C2800… 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 the ARD-3002 AV over IP Multi-Function Transmitter/Receiver Series. Incorporating the latest SDVoE uncompressed 4K/60 4:4:4 AV over IP core technology combined with Arista’s video conversion technology, the system's copper/fiber interface transmitters and receivers are designed to address complex requirements in the transmission, switching, and distribution of hybrid video signal sources over long distances.

The new ARD-3002 supports a wide range of video formats, including HDMI®, DVI-D, 3G-SDI, and 6G/12G-SDI. The ARD-3002 receiver has options to incorporate dual and quad HDMI/SDI outputs—enabling the system to fit into a wide range of application environments. The various modules available for the ARD-3002 offer the following features: 4K transmitter with HDMI 2.0 loopback, a transmitter with legacy VGA input, a receiver with dual 4K HDMI 2.0 splitter output, a receiver with quad 4K HDMI 2.0 splitter output, and a receiver offering quad 3G-SDI splitter output.

Like other products (ARD-3001) in the Arista IP Flash Caster family, the ARD-3002’sfeature set includes HDMI 2.0, HDR video, windowing and audio downmixing, audio embedding/de-embedding, and more. The ARD-3002 provides multi-source video compositing capabilities for multi-view, picture-in-picture (PIP), and picture and picture capabilities (PAP) within the AV signal distribution system. The IP Flash Caster’s multi-source video compositing capability enables each receiver to combine multiple video sources onto a single display to accomplish PIP and PAP.

Arista’s ARD-3002 provides video-splitting and bezel correction capabilities to create a full videowall of any size capabilities—without additional equipment. The system’s multi-source video compositing capability enables each receiver to automatically split an incoming video and render only a portion of the image as part of a video wall. Configurable bezel correction support compensates for the thickness of the bezel to hide the pixels needing to be obscured by the display bezel. The ARD-3002 can be controlled via Web-enabled control software, which puts the system’s AV control at one’s fingertips.

Paul Shu, President of Arista Corporation, commented on the company’s newest offering, “With a rich feature set, our new ARD-3002 IP Flash Caster expands on the capabilities of our other IP Flash Caster family of products. In addition to its 4K video signal management capability, the ARD-3002 provides USB, RS-232, IR and analog audio switching capability as well as a 1Gbps Ethernet pass through port. These features make the ARD-3002 an outstanding solution for a wide range of video signal distribution and display challenges commonly encountered in today’s complex AV installations. I’m confident integrators will find much to like.”

Arista’s ARD-3002 IP Flash Caster Series for AV over IP carries an MSRP starting from $1,699. The system is expected to be available June 1, 2018.

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.

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