Solving video distribution issues, the Metra M3B Pro (MultiMedia Broadcast Systems Pro) works in residential and commercial environments.
Metra explains the M3B Pro system installs into homes, businesses, hospitality facilities and houses of worship as a multisource video distribution system that uses existing coax cable runs and splitters.
The M3B Pro system also serves as a point-to-point long-distance wireless system that is capable of transmitting 1080p content as far as 200 meters (656 feet) without having to run cables back to structured wiring sources. Metra states the M3B Pro employs line-of-sight wireless, while allowing RF signal transmission through walls to eliminate centrally located wiring runs to matrix switchers.
Metra emphasizes that eliminating the cabling runs to centrally located matrix switchers saves time and money on programming and control systems.
Metra M3B Pro Components
Based on coax technologies, the M3B Pro system features receivers (RF RX), transmitters (RF TX), and a wireless system.
According to the Florida-based electronics manufacturer, the M3B system enables integrators to provide multiple sources to multiple displays using coax cabling and splitters. Metra points out the system is easy to install, and source selection is as simple as choosing a source from a programmable remote control.
The company notes that source selection is made by changing the input on the display side receiver unit.
Metra adds the RF TX transmitter facilitates easy source setup via channel selection buttons, and the transmitter includes an LED channel display and 100-channel output selection. The RF RX receiver includes a remote control for source selection, as well as a complete Hex code setup for learning remotes, an IR receiver, a LED channel display, and the same 100-channel output selection as the RF TX transmitter.