Just Add Power, a leader in AV-over-IP distribution, is accepting pre-orders for mid-February 2023 shipping of its 4K60 MaxColorTM Series 2 solutions, which feature KVM support, a fiber port connection, and audio return channel (ARC). The new MC-TX2 transmitter and MC-RX2 receiver natively support 4K60Hz in and out, allowing end users to play HDR video, including Dolby Vision and HDR10+ formats, using the growing number of Ultra 4K sources and devices in the market.
“When we announced the availability of our first MaxColor Series at the end of 2021, it was highly anticipated for its ability to cost-effectively distribute 4K60 12-bit video over existing network infrastructure,” said Taft Stricklin, sales team manager at Just Add Power. “We knew it was only a matter of time before our dealers were asking for 4:4:4 36-bit color support and greater flexibility in their design. Our R&D team worked tirelessly to develop the full MaxColor series that is ready for the future and will help strengthen their customer relationships. MaxColor 2 is just another great way we’re helping lead the way in AV-over-IP deployments.”
Just Add Power’s new MaxColor Series 2 solutions include all the features and benefits of the MaxColor Series 1 products with even more capabilities to support the most robust applications. With MaxColor Series 2, 4K60/4:4:4/36-bit color video can be distributed over a 1GB managed network using existing Cat X (Cat 5e minimum) cable, or over 10G fiber cable, so that integrators can use the cable that best fits their projects. It also boasts power over USB-C, supporting, for example, a USB web camera signal over IP. With the new ARC feature from Just Add Power, installers can easily send audio from a TV connected to a MaxColor 2 receiver and across the network to another MaxColor 2 receiver — connected to an audio-video receiver or other ARC-enabled amplifier — making project design even easier and more flexible.
The MaxColor 4K60 Series 2 transmitter and receiver provide integrators with an affordable and scalable 4K UHD distribution platform to support today’s 4K source content natively, with high frame rates over existing network infrastructures. MaxColor offers high-framerate, deep-color, and 4:4:4 chroma support to ensure that what is seen at the capable screen matches the output of the source with no subsampling or downscaling.
The series delivers zero detectable latency, instant and seamless switching, 4K up and downscaling, and HDR management while supporting all lossless audio formats and HDR10+, HLG, and Dolby Vision for the best viewing experience. Additional features include image pop, push, pull, and integrated control.