New Milford, CT, USA October 13, 2010 – The 2010 AV Awards were announced on Friday, October 8, 2010 during a black tie gala held at London’s Radisson Blu Portman Hotel. Magenta Research’s Voyager Series took the top award as the 2010 Systems Product of the Year.
The AV Awards are hosted each year by AV Magazine and are considered the most important awards in the UK for the professional audio-visual industry. In examining the breadth and depth of the industry, a stellar line-up of independent judges evaluated hundreds of applications across twenty-five categories to recognize and celebrate the most significant contributions to the industry in 2010.
The pro-AV and digital signage industries have long awaited a cost effective solution to simplify the integration of digital and analog video and peripheral signals into a single platform that supports HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection), is easy to scale, configure and install, and can be procured at an investment level close to the historical analog platform pricing. In response, Magenta designed the Voyager Series to deliver exceptional high resolution image quality and 24/7 reliability while providing advanced functionality and usability for digital signage and pro-AV systems integration.
Magenta’s newly launched Voyager Series is the world’s first all-format fiber optic signal distribution platform, and establishes a new bar for video, audio and data transmission and distribution. The Voyager family is made up of an interoperable set of transmitters, receivers, distribution amplifiers and matrix switchers. When combined together, these components enable any end to end configuration for distribution of uncompressed video, audio, RS-232, IR and USB signals over fiber at distances up to 16.75MI/30KM.
“The unprecedented functionality, flexibility, performance and cost of the Voyager series truly makes it the future of AV extension and matrix switching, and we are excited that this is being recognized in the award for AV Awards’ 2010 Systems Product of the Year,” says Bob Michaels, President of Magenta Research.