Designers at SVSi, Madison, Ala. (www.southernvisionsystems.com), have made it easier for companies to send audio and video signals to digital signs or HDTVs.
The technology, dubbed Volante, lets a single transmitter deliver sound and sights to an unlimited number of displays over unlimited distances, and the entire delivery system can be housed in a standard desktop PC. Signals travel over standard Cat5e cable.
Receivers (VRR104s) work with any brand of single-link DVI monitors or HDTV, are housed in a commercialduty steel case, have stereo RCA output jacks, and an USB port. It is powered by a 5-Vdc external supply and has LEDs that show the status for power, and LAN and DVI connections. Transmitter cards (VCT103 AVs) install in either a PCI or PCIe slot, have an internal diskdrive- power connector, and accept USB and audio inputs from the PC.