Lightware Launches Series of Input and Output Boards for 25G Matrix Platform

Lightware Visual Engineering has introduced a new set of boards for its flagship 25G matrix platform. They include the 4K-compliant 25G-HDMI2, the 25G-DVID2, and the 25G-OPTS2 and OPTM2 all of which feature 4K UHD support and handle resolutions up to 4096x2160 @ 30Hz. Lightware USA. is the US distributor of Lightware Visual Engineering products.
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Lightware Visual Engineering has introduced a new set of boards for its flagship 25G matrix platform.  They include the 4K-compliant 25G-HDMI2, the 25G-DVID2, and the 25G-OPTS2 and OPTM2 all of which feature 4K UHD support and handle resolutions up to 4096x2160 @ 30Hz.  Lightware USA. is the US distributor of Lightware Visual Engineering products.

"Lightware offers the world's fastest matrix switcher, the 25G Hybrid 80x80 frame, and has many supporting products in the 25G family," says Drew Taylor, director of sales and applications at Lightware USA.  "There are now many different I/O boards available for the 25G frames but these three stand out for the capabilities and flexibility that every Lightware user will want to take advantage of." 

Lightware's 25G Hybrid frames are scalable up to 160 inputs and 160 outputs and manage signals in 8 distinct layers.  The platforms offer break-away switching, which has never been achieved before and which effectively results in "three-dimensional" switching flexibility.  At the heart of the platform are the various I/O boards, which connect sources and display devices together either locally or through various extender options.

The 25G-HDMI2 4K compatible HDMI input and output boards provide fully transparent HDMI 1.4 connectivity to the latest high-end digital sources including the Audio Return Channel and 3D functions between the endpoints.  The new 300 MHz board supports the latest 3D formats as well as HD multichannel audio.  They feature 8 HDMI connectors with an additional digital S/PDIF audio connector for each HDMI port.  Each input and output has 30m copper cable compensation and individual EDID Management.

The 25G-DVID2 4K compatible DVI-D single-link input and output boards provide fully transparent HDMI 1.4 connectivity to the latest high-end digital sources including 3D functions between the endpoints.  The new 300 MHz board supports the latest 3D formats as well as HD multichannel audio.  Each input and output has 30m copper cable compensation and individual EDID Management.

The 25G-HDM2 and 25G-DVID2 series are both available with different audio and USB add-ons for more complex applications where advanced audio or control options are necessary.

The 25G-OPTS2 4K compatible single-mode optical input and output boards are available with a variety of fiber optical connectors like LC, SC, ST or Neutrik OpticalCON.  These optical boards can extend up to 10,000m distance with single-mode fiber technology.  The OPTS technology provides a transparent medium for all existing video, audio and control signal formats according to the 25G multilayer architecture (Video, Audio, Ethernet, USB KVM, RS-232, IR and CEC transmission), and allows extension from MODEX transmitter and receiver units.

The 25G-OPTM2 4K compatible multi-mode optical input and output boards are available with a variety of fiber optical connectors like LC, SC, ST or Neutrik OpticalCON.  These optical boards can extend up to 300m distance over multi-mode fiber.  The OPTM technology provides a transparent medium for all existing video, audio and control signal formats according to the 25G multilayer architecture (Video, Audio, Ethernet, USB KVM, RS-232, IR and CEC transmission), and allows extension from MODEX transmitter and receiver units.

"The addition of these three series of boards demonstrates the deep and expanding commitment of Lightware to 25G signal management," Taylor reports.

About Lightware USA

Lightware USA is the US distributor of professional AV products manufactured by Lightware Visual Engineering in Budapest, Hungary. With the flexibility of the Lightware product line, the Lightware USA team is able to assist with the design for some of the highest performance systems in the world. Router sizes ranging from the robust UMX4x4-Pro up to the impressive 160x160 25G Hybrid give Lightware USA the edge over the competition when it comes to routing multiple video sources to the ever changing variety of displays in the industry. Their array of solutions for extending the highest resolution video formats including 4K and 3D over Cat or Fiber put Lightware USA on the forefront of cutting edge technology.

For more information on these products, visit www.LightwareUSA.com.

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