Transformative Engineering Debuts Space Extender for Connected Workplace
Transformative Engineering, an audio/video/data connectivity solutions provider, has introduced its HDU-1 Collaborative-Space Extender. The extender is intended for remote conferencing and interactive presentations in conference rooms, classrooms and huddle-spaces. It features USB connection with HDMI, VGA, analog audio and IR.
The Transformative Engineering HDU-1 Extender system consists of an HDU-1 TX transmitter and an HDU-1 RX receiver connected by up to 30 meters of UTP Category cable using an HDBase-T interface.
The HDU-1TX transmitter can be installed: in, on, or under a conference table, or directly into a wall. The transmitter provides plug-and-play video and computer connections for HDMI, VGA, USB, IR and analog audio.
The HDU-1RX, with its corresponding HDMI, USB, IR, and audio connections, is mounted at the HD video display, white board or interactive TV. The system uses a single power supply that can be connected to either the transmitter or receiver.
"Previously, commercial integrators had to combine the functions of several different systems to approach the integrated capabilities of the HDU-1 and just one Category cable," Jon Ralston, Director of Sales for Transformative Engineering, said in a statement.
"The HDU-1 closes the Interactive loop for classrooms, conference rooms, and huddle spaces with the addition of a fully synchronous USB 2.0 connection. It can power a USB webcam at the TV and deliver HD video to the connected computer for instant, affordable video conferencing.
"The HDU-1 connects an interactive TV or Smart-Board directly to a teacher's or presenter's computer. It works with interactive projectors, touchscreens, and allows users to capture and save modified 'white-board' documents. The HDU-1 offers quality, utility, value, and competitive advantage to the professional installer that is representative of all Transformative Engineering products."
Transformative Engineering uses HDBase-T to enable video resolutions up to 1080p and computer resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 – uncompressed. The VGA Input is converted to HDMI with computer-selected resolution.
The HDU-1 automatically prioritizes the HDMI and VGA sources, or they can be selected manually. A microphone can be used to inject analog audio into the HDMI transmission or dedicated audio outputs at the receiving end. IR control signals are automatically transmitted in either direction for convenient operation of connected devices.
The Transformative Engineering HDU-1 Collaborative Space Extender is now available for an MSRP of $729.