Video-over-IP distribution provider Just Add Power recently introduced its 2GΩ/3G ST1 Sound Transceiver.
The ST1 Sound Transceiver is an audio-only component that functions as either an input or output. It allows custom integrators to easily add a stereo audio source to any Just Add Power system, or to extract stereo audio from an existing transmitter, the company states.
With the ST1, integrators can easily build a stereo audio distribution matrix with unlimited inputs and outputs that runs over network wiring. As an audio input, the ST1 feeds stereo audio into a Just Add Power system. Any audio source with an analog audio out — a TV, Sonos amp, CD player, microphone, and more — can be connected and played on any receiver.
As an audio output, the transceiver can play any stereo content from any Just Add Power device, while providing variable audio control. This allows for unique functionality, such as sending analog audio from a display to the main rack without having to run an extra network cable, according to the company.
By combining the ST1 transceiver with Just Add Power transmitters and receivers in the same installation, installers can mix audio and video in new and unique ways, the company adds. For example, they can provide clients with the ability to watch sporting events while listening to radio commentary, give a presentation by mixing PC video with microphone audio, or even add an audio return channel.
“Over the past few years, we’ve focused on enhancing our Ultra HD over IP platform with audio functionality — from the industry’s first solution to support the Dante eight-channel chipset, to a transmitter that allows installers to cost-effectively add a stereo analog audio output,” says Taft Stricklin, sales team manager at Just Add Power. “Now we’re cranking the audio dial up to 11 with our ST1, which not only simplifies installations but provides installers with a powerful tool for creating unique experiences for their clients.”