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Just Add Power to Demo Its ‘Just OS’ Firmware at CEDIA Expo 2018

Just Add Power plans on showing off several new products at CEDIA Expo 2018, including its 3G Ultra HD over IP receiver and Just OS firmware.

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At CEDIA 2018, Sept. 4-8 at the San Diego Convention Center, Just Add Power (J+P) will demonstrate its new 3G Ultra HD over IP Series Daisy Chain Receiver and launch Just OS, its family of firmware and app-based solutions for control and management of video distribution on any network.

Just OS will feature the company's latest firmware update, Every Switch Supported (ESS), which provides switching capability to make integration even easier. The company is also hosting two training opportunities during the show, and a special CEDIA celebration on Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. at House of Blues San Diego.

“Every year, as video sources and display locations increase, video distribution becomes more complex and expensive using traditional matrix and custom cable options,” says Taft Stricklin, sales team manager at J+P.

“Just Add Power is committed to making the distribution chain simpler by utilizing the power of the network. What we're doing at CEDIA this year will allow integrators to build an unconstrained video distribution system easily in up to 4K quality for every application and budget.”

J+P's New PoE Receiver and Training Sessions 

At the show, J+P will display the new VBS-HDIP-3G 509POE Daisy Chain Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) receiver — the latest in the company's 3G Series. It distributes Ultra HD and 4K video over a single Cat-5e cable without the need for fiber.

With the onboard pass-through network port, any PoE device can be connected—a network soundbar, IPTV control, or a single display location can be expanded into a video wall. The receiver also expands the number of PoE devices that can be added to the system by connecting a PoE switch to the port.

J+P will also demonstrate its new Just OS family of firmware, built from the ground up with the Representational State Transfer (REST) application programming interface (API), which is widely used in IoT application development.

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Just Add Power says the REST API was chosen for its ability to scale installations almost infinitely, and since it is based around network and web services, the company says it makes integration even easier.

This launch enables J+P's ESS capabilities, which the company says were developed to allow integrators to build any size 4K matrix on an existing network without having to change switches. It also brings together J+P's Switch Please and Plug-Play-Present solutions under one umbrella.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to attend two manufacturer product training sessions at the show to learn more about J+P's solutions. In each session, J+P will walk attendees through the product history and best practices for designing, managing, and scaling video distribution for residential installations of any size. 

Session 1 will be held Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2-3:30 p.m. in Room 1B, and Session 2 will be held Thursday, Sept. 6, 2-3:30 p.m. in Room 8.

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