Metra Home Theater Group rolls out M3B Metra Multimedia Broadcast System
Home theater products and accessories company Metra Home Theater Group announced on Thursday the launch of its new M3B (Metra Multimedia Broadcast) Systems. The M3B Systems will come in two formats, hardwired and wireless, which the company said will enable integrators to install either a flexible multi-source video distribution system into any home using the existing coax and splitters or a point-to-point long distance wireless systems.
The coax-based M3B System comes with a set of receivers (RF RX), transmitters (RF TX), and a wireless system, Metra said. It allows integrators to provide multiple sources to multiple displays at 1080p over common coax and splitters. The system also allows for “easy setup” with a programmable remote, eliminating the need for a control system, Metra explained.
Metra dove deeper in the RF TX transmitters:
The RF TX transmitters make it simple to setup sources via provided channel selection buttons and include an LED channel display and 100-channel output selection. The RF RX receivers include the remote control for source selection as well as a complete Hex code setup for learning remotes, an IR receiver and the same LED channel display and 100-channel output selection seen in the RF TX transmitter.
The M3B wireless system, Metra said, works up to 200 meters line-of-sight with full 1080p support allowing for RF signal transmission through walls. Optional Enhance Performance Antennas are available to boost signals if needed.
"The M3B System is a true game-changer. Residential video distribution has just become much simpler and far less expensive than with any other solution currently on the market,” Jessy Crabb, general manager of Metra Home Theater Group, said in a statement. “By eliminating wire runs to a centrally located matrix, requiring no networking skills for setup and no need for a control system, video distribution just took a major step forward in affordability for many end-users who previously only dreamed of this convenience.”