Following the success of their award-winning MILESTONE CAT5-Video system, Bluedelta introduces a leaner, greener, upgrade MILESTONE 2.0.
Not only does MILESTONE 2.0 boast enhanced capabilities but it requires 30% less current to operate, giving it a smaller carbon footprint than its predecessor.
The use of CAT5 cabling allows the video signal to cover extremely long distances at very low materials cost and unlike wireless systems this will not increase the background radiation and avoids cross-interference with wireless LANs.
Aimed at both the professional installer and true videophile, MILESTONE 2.0 has applications as varied as home entertainment through to video surveillance all of which are enhanced in the 2.0 version with its increased functionality, including:
* New auto video-sensing; allows Milestone to be used in addition to the main TV output on many sources, such as the VCR port of a digibox.
* New Local Source Inserter; every room can have its own DVD with no extra cabling.
* New IR indication on every unit, helps with diagnosing installation issues.
* New Sky signal injector, allows direct 7.5MHz signalling to Sky digiboxes.
* Improved equalisation, better signal quality on long cable runs (over 600m).
* Improved video clamping, rock-solid sync on even the fussiest flat-panel TVs.
* Improved InfaRed relay circuit will be able to cope with multiple IR frequencies.
* Improved Power-save; even less standby power, just enough to work the IR circuit.
MILESTONE is flexible and modular; system components (see following page) can be used individually or grouped in a 'pick-and-mix' offering to meet all requirements, thus create everything from simple point-to-point links all the way through to large scale multi-outlet systems.
Schematics of possible system set-ups are available on the full product specification (PDF File) see the press assets pages.
* High quality video to remote TVs
* Low Cost CAT5 cable
* Cable runs up to 1600 meters!
* Remote control return as standard
* Fully Off-On-Widescreen switching
* Visual signal status and IR indication
* Compact design for easy installation, shipping and storage
* Settable EQ for level and sharpness
* Modular design
* Stackable Hubs for up to 512 outputs.
* Full-system power-save.
MILESTONE is ideal for any distribution systems where high quality video and audio are required, but where either the distances are too great for SCART or UHF leads, where a higher picture quality is required, or simply where a less bulky cable is needed.
OVERVIEW OF THE SYSTEM COMPONENTS & THEIR FUNCTIONS
A variety of components are available within the MILESTONE system range making it the most flexible on the market today including:
This is designed for use in daisychain installations. Up to four outlets can be fed this way.
NEW Long Range Slave:
This unit is specifically designed to offer improved performance over long cable runs (over 600m), and is equipped with a new independent equalization circuit.
NEW Sky Signal Injector:
provides direct 7.5MHz control (like Smart-Eye) to Sky digiboxes. This is essential to avoid interference where multiple boxes are located together.
NEW Local Source Inserter:
This unit allows a local video source to override the network feed, so every room can have its own DVD player with no extra cabling.
The MILESTONE Master:
This simply plugs into your video source, and takes its power from a compact plug-top power supply.
This comes in two versions; the standard SCART Master plugs directly into any SCAT video source, and the Phono Master, can be used for non-SCART sources such as cameras and media PCs
The MILESTONE Slave:
This attaches to the display / remote TV. The MILESTONE Slave includes an adjustable active equalisation system, ensuring clear, sharp, and bright signals. The standard SCART Slave, like the SCART Master it simply plugs in like a conventional SCART connector; and there is a Phono-Slave option for use with non-SCART displays and projectors.
These basic components create an economical point-to-point link without even needing an extra mains socket at the TV, as the Slaves are entirely remote powered from the Master.
The MILESTONE System Hub:
This unit comes into it's own when connecting multiple displays to several Video Sources. Available in two versions, 4-way and 8-way, you simply attach it to the source device (MILESTONE Master or MILESTONE Smart-SCART) via CAT5, and then run CAT5 from there to the remote displays.
MILESTONE Hubs can be 'stacked', so for instance a Hub-8 could be used to feed more Hub-8s via each output, each of which could have eight Slaves attached, giving 64 outlets in total. If you wanted to you could even have another layer, so theoretically you could have up to 512 displays from the same source! The Hub can either be powered locally or remotely from the Master, (ideal for sighting in loft spaces where no power is available,) or you can plug even power the Hub and it can back-power the Master via the feed cable.
Eye and Blaster:
The system relays remote control commands back to the video source from any remote location using these two control devices that simply plug into the Master and Slave as necessary, the connectors are even colour-coded to ensure they go the right way round. The Eye is very sensitive, and the Blaster is extremely powerful, but additional pickups and emitters can be connected in the unlikely event they prove necessary.
This works in exactly the same way as the conventional Smart-SCART, allowing for multiple video input devices (SCART connections) to be connected to one output without loss of quality and with auto-sensing switching facility (even connecting to a local TV via SCART in the same way,) but also provides a CAT5 output for the MILESTONE system.
Bluedelta Design makes technology for busy people - Founded in 2002, Bluedelta Design Limited of Melbourn, Cambs is a leading designer of innovative consumer devices for a better viewing experience, including the Phantom-PLUS, a low-cost solution for automatic digital video recording. The company holds patents design and copyrights to a variety of technologies.
Notes to Editors:
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