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Just Add Power Now Shipping AVP-Enabling Chipset for Field-Modifiable KVM Transmitters

The New 718KVM/749KVM Transmitters Can Now Be Upgraded to Enable Full AVP Functionality

SEMINOLE, Fla. — Sept. 29, 2022 — Just Add Power, a leader in video-over-IP distribution, is amping up the capabilities of its 718KVM/749KVM transmitters to offer full AVP functionality with Dolby chipsets that are now available for order. Built in response to the incredible customer demand for the company’s 718AVP and 749AVP transmitters at a time when the solutions’ Dolby downmixing chipset was in short supply, the 718KVM/749KVM transmitters support keyboard, video, and mouse (KVM) — as well as stereo audio breakout — right out of the box. With the installation of the new Dolby chipset, the transmitters can be modified in the field to deliver full AVP performance.

“When supply chain issues threatened to disrupt workflow and investments, we knew we had to solve this hardware problem with the same modular and flexible approach that has made Just Add Power an AV distribution leader,” said Taft Stricklin, sales team manager for Just Add Power. “We are pumped to offer the new Dolby chipset and introduce a whole new level of modularity. With the 718KVM and 749KVM transmitters now a permanent part of our portfolio, installers have a lower cost of entry into Just Add Power AV distribution with KVM functionality, or they can add the chipset — supporting AVP and enabling Dolby downmixing only where needed.”

Just Add Power’s new 718KVM and the rackmount 749KVM will replace the out-of-stock 718AVP and 749AVP indefinitely. Like the AVP models, the new PoE transmitters encode a 4K or lower-resolution source device into an IP signal and send it over the network with ultra-low latency and instant switching; support HDCP 2.2 and USB 2.0; and feature image pull, 3.5mm stereo audio output with adjustable delay, and RS-232, IR, and CEC control of sources. With the chipset upgrade, the 718KVM and 749KVM will enable Dolby DSP, the re-encoding of Dolby Digital 5.1 as Dolby Pro Logic II for HDMI distribution to both multi-channel and stereo audio zones and provide two analog audio inputs that are mixable with HDMI audio. The KVM transmitters are now shipping.

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About Just Add Power
Founded in 1992 by three employees of IBM who were happy to shed their dark suits and red ties, Just Add Power is dedicated to doing tech a little bit differently. Instead of being consigned to the dustbin by planned obsolescence, the company’s high-quality AV-over-IP distribution solutions increase in value over time. By offering new devices that are compatible with previous systems and providing free firmware updates when innovations break, Just Add Power respects the end users’ investment in their systems. This makes it easy for dealers to engage customers for years of system improvement, while the reliability of the video keeps them coming back for more. Just Add Power is committed to making systems easy to install and easy to use, with industry-renowned training sessions and technical support team giving installers all of the skills and information they need. Whether it’s an unlimited matrix of sources and screens, a video wall, or an architectural installation, our revolutionary design philosophy makes it simple to create an AV system that rocks.

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