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Covid Inc. Brings 40 Years of Connectivity Leadership to Rocky Mountain Audio Video Expo

The Company Will Showcase Panel and Wall Plate Customization and Ordering Solutions, 4K and 8K HDMI Active Optical Cables

TEMPE, Ariz. — Oct. 12, 2022 — Celebrating its 40th year as the leading, industry-trusted connectivity supplier, Covid Inc. today announced its solutions lineup for Rocky Mountain AVX, Oct. 19-20 in Denver. At Booth 612, the company will highlight its HDBaseT sets and 4K and 8K UHD HDMI active optical cables (AOC). Additionally, it will show integrators how they can use the Panel Spec 2.0 software and cutting-edge machinery to design and arrange custom-manufactured wall plates and rack panels effortlessly, as well as how to manage installation projects easily with the company’s ONE SKU ordering option.

“After 40 years of being one of the industry’s most trusted connectivity solutions providers, we carry the same commitment to helping our integration partners deliver the best performance and great user experience — thanks to our high-quality, reliable, and tested products,” said Norm Carson, President at Covid Inc. “We are excited to see our integrators at Rocky Mountain AVX and share with them how we’re continuing to surpass the growing demand for professional AV systems across all markets.”

HDBaseT Sets
At Rocky Mountain AVX, Covid will showcase its HDBaseT sets, including the EHB-250-W. The EHB-250-W 4K HDBaseT signal extension set is capable of transmitting HDMI and USB over a single Cat 6/6A cable up to 132 feet at 4K60Hz or 328 feet at 1080p. The receiver offers support for one independent analog audio and one-way RS-232 signal pass-through, with HDMI and USB unidirectional signal transmission. The bundle’s decora transmitter wall plate features one USB 2.0 and one HDMI 4K60 input for laptops and other devices and an audio input for a microphone or audio source. The kit is perfectly suited for classrooms, conference rooms, or meeting rooms. Additional HDBaseT sets include the EHB-200 box set, which extends HDMI 4K@60Hz (4K-18G) video signals up to 394 feet (120 meters) or 1080p up to 492 feet (150 meters), as well as the EHB-220-W 4K HDMI extender set, which transmits ultra-high-definition video, audio, and RS-232 up to distances of 230 feet (70 meters) via a single Cat 6/6A cable.

4K and 8K HDMI Active Optical Cables
Where the transport of ultra-high-definition 4K and 8K signals over long distances is needed, Covid will highlight its 4K and 8K (plenum and non-plenum) HDMI AOC. The 4K HDMI AOC cable transmits UHD resolutions up to 2160p@60Hz (4K 18G). They support multichannel audio, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-HD Master Audio and are EDID-, CEC,- and HDCP-compliant. The 4K plenum cables are available for a variety of lengths up to 300 feet. Some HDMI cables are available with a unique detachable connector that makes it easy to pull through tight spaces or conduit and that snaps back into place once the cable is installed. For 8K installations, the company offers a plenum HDMI AOC that supports resolutions up to 7680p@120Hz (8K 48G) at distances up to 100 feet.

Custom Wall Plates and Rack Panels
Empowering integrators with the ability to design, lay out, and prepare cost estimates for custom AV wall plates and rack panels, Covid’s Panel Spec 2.0 allows integrators to design and quote projects using a PC or compatible device from anywhere via a browser-based application. Users can choose from a large variety of connectors including feed-through, keystone, pigtail, and Neutrik in standard single- or double-gang configurations. Plates are available in aluminum or stainless materials with anodized or powder coat finishes and a variety of standard and custom color options. The process offers custom CNC machining and direct graphic printing of custom and standard templates and connectors, providing a one-of-a-kind and value-add service on any installation.

ONE SKU Ordering
Sourcing and staging cables, wall plates, connectors, and signal extenders for large installation projects can be a daunting task. With that in mind, Covid now offers the ONE SKU program, which allows integrators to create one custom part number for a group of typically ordered items, manage installation projects with ease by grouping items for specific rooms and projects, order items using a single part number, and receive items in a single package. The result is savings of time and labor that are typically spent ordering, sorting, and verifying components that are needed on each installation.

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About Covid Inc.
Covid, Inc. was founded in 1982 in Tempe, Arizona, originally offering signal management solutions for the growing professional AV market. In those 40 years, the company has become the preferred connectivity supplier for the education, corporate, government, health care, hospitality, worship, and broadcast markets. Backed by expert sales, customer service, and technical support, Covid Inc. is committed to delivering high-quality, competitively priced, and reliable cable assemblies, bulk cable, wall plates and panels, extenders, splitters, switchers, connectors, adapters, power cords, tools, and other digital signal management solutions for any AV project. Covid, Inc. is particularly recognized for the latest range of HDBaseT™ solutions, their custom wall plate and panel designer, as well as their custom manufacturing capabilities. Using the company’s Panel Spec software, designers, integrators, and installers can easily design, lay out, and prepare cost estimates for AV wall plates and panels to fit any technical specification or application. Utilizing Covid, Inc.’s state-of-the-art CNC machines and direct graphic printing provides a one-of-kind value-add service for any installation.

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