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Wizard Multimedia Extender Plus

Black Box sends clear signals

Multimedia Extender series ideal for digital signage application

Hallbergmoos, December 12, 2007 - With the new Wizard Multimedia Extender Plus series, Black Box makes secure and undistorted distribution of all media contents to audio-visual displays possible. Various models as well as the flexible CATx installation provide a tailor-made solution for every application, be it in a supermarket or a departure lounge.

The compact and robust devices of the Wizard series guarantee high-definition images and high sound quality. The Wizard Multimedia Extender Kit Plus comprises base transmitter (AVU6001A) and receiver (AVU6011A). These extend serial, audio and video signals over a single CATx cable - up to 300 meters. The base transmitter allows the local connection of a monitor, speaker and RS232 at the source computer.
All transmitting devices are equipped with a Display Management Software, which makes full control of all available connections via the RS232 port possible: individual monitors can be controlled bidirectionally, display groups can be controlled unidirectionally and simultaneously. Control can be individual or automatic. Furthermore, the base receiver has connection facilities for two displays with two speakers each.

The various models of the Extender series offer possibilities for flexible extensions. Transmitters AVU6004A and AVU6008A respectively send signals to up to four or eight receivers simultaneously. Via local VGA, audio and RS232 ports, the devices can be cascaded over up to three levels. Thus news or up-to-date information can directly be transmitted to up to 64 displays. In its biggest possible application, the system is extended with 32 separate CATx branches only.

"The integrated skew compensation of the receiver (AVU6111A) guarantees optimized image display despite interferences from different cable types or lengths", Axel Bürger, Managing Director of Black Box Deutschland GmbH, explains. "This feature ensures that the product can be used in any business - independent of the cable type used."

Signals are compensated at the receiving unit: the compensation of different pair lengths of CAT5e (or higher) cables allows high-resolution video images, even over great distances. "The Wizard Multimedia Extender Plus series was especially developed for use in digital signage applications", Bürger adds. "Whether at the point of sale or in trade fair centers - these devices bring all media content directly and in the best quality onto the display."

The base package can be obtained from 549,- Euro (plus VAT) from Black Box Deutschland.

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About Black Box:
Black Box (NASDAQ: BBOX) is one of the world's largest technical services company with focus on design, installation and maintenance of network infrastructure systems. From data communication and telecommunication services to on-site network installation, the company supports more than 175,000 clients in 141 countries with 173 regional offices.

With "Free Tech Support" for free and competent technical advice on the phone, free test scenarios, as well as installation and maintenance services, Black Box offers an exceptional service program. The Black Box main catalogue is well-known in the industry and comprises an extensive product portfolio on more than 700 pages. It provides details of approx. 10,000 IT products such as network components, as well as solutions for infrastructures and applications.

The headquarters of Black Box Corporation is in Pittsburgh, USA. Worldwide, the company has approximately 5000 employees, 65 of which in Germany. Black Box Deutschland GmbH is active on the German market since 1984. Its regular customers include small and medium-sized businesses, as well as big enterprises of various branches, such as services, industry, telecommunications, health care and public administration, as well as the banking and insurance sector.

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