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Just Add Power’s KVM Series Transmitters Provide Solutions to Supply Chain Issues
Just Add Power’s new KVM-series transmitters solve supply chain issues through in-the-field upgradability.
These new transmitters are a result of the incredible customer demand for the 718AVP and 749AVP at a time when Dolby downmixing chips are in short supply. The solution supports keyboard, video and mouse (KVM) as well stereo audio breakout right out of the box. Once chips are available again, techs can modify them in the field to add full AVP functionality. This provides a flexible solution to allow dealers to proceed with projects that normally would have required AVP Series transmitters—protecting investments and keeping projects on time.
Similar to the out-of-stock 718AVP and 749AVP, these PoE transmitters encode a 4K or lower resolution source into an IP signal while sending it over networks with ultra low latency and instant switching.
The KVM series features support for HDCP 2.2 and USB 2.0; image pull; stereo audio output 3.5 mm with adjustable delay and RS-232, IR, and CEC control of sources. Upgraded features include Dolby DSP, re-encoding 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.
“We are not immune to supply chain issues,” says Just Add Power Sales Team Manager, Taft Strickland. “The new 718KVM and 749KVM transmitters not only present installers with an affordable, modular solution that provides the KVM product they need now but also offers them future support for AVP. We will continue to produce this product even after the chip shortage has resolved because it provides a lower cost of entry into Just Add Power AV distribution with KVM functionality for projects that do not need Dolby downmixing.”