New MTP Models Transmit High Resolution Video And Serial Communication Over A Single CAT 5 Cable

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Anaheim, California (March 19, 2004) – Extron Electronics today set a new price/performance standard for twisted pair technology with the introduction of two new high performance products for sending computer-video and serial communication signals over a single CAT 5, 5e, or 6 cable. The MTP T 15HD RS Transmitter and MTP R 15HD RS Receiver are compatible with resolutions up to 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) and support bi-directional serial communication. They are ideal for use where long distance cable runs (up to 600 feet/185 meters) are required, such as point-of-sale, digital signage, and kiosk applications. The MTP T 15HD RS and MTP R 15HD RS precisely optimize image quality for various UTP cable lengths using adjustment controls on both the transmitter and receiver. The transmitter features a pre-peaking switch that provides additional compensation at the front end for the longest cable runs. The receiver offers individual variable gain and peaking controls, allowing users to dial in the exact amount of gain and peaking required for each unique cable run. "These new additions to our line of compact and lightweight mini twisted pair products enable AV system integrators to use one UTP cable for serial communication signals as well as video," said Lee Dodson, vice president of marketing for Extron. Part of the VersaTools® line of compact and lightweight AV products, the MTP transceivers are designed for easy integration into new and existing AV environments, and can fit just about anywhere: in racks (up to four in a single 1U rack), under tables and desktops, or next to a projector. The list price for the MTP T 15HD RS is $395.00, and the list price for the MTP R 15HD RS is $430.00. Both products are available now. For additional information, contact an Extron Customer Support Representative at: USA 714.491.1500 or 800.633.9876 (inside USA and Canada only) Europe +31.33.453.4040 or +800.3987.6673 (inside Europe only) Asia +65.6383.4400 or 800.EXTRON.S3 (800.7339.8766) Japan +81.3.3511.7655 Visit our press site at

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