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AMX New Enova DGX Digital Media Switcher Wins another Award
Posted on Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Enova DGX 16 Digital Media Switcher, Automatically Solving HDCP Key Limitations and Other HDMI Hurdles, Named a CustomRetailer 2011 EXC!TE Award Winner

RICHARDSON, Texas – September 7, 2011 – AMX®, the leading provider of solutions that simplify the implementation, maintenance, and use of technology to create effective environments, today announced the recently revealed Enova® DGX 16 Digital Media Switcher was named a CustomRetailer 2011 EXC!TE Award winner. This is the second industry award recognizing the advancement the Enova DGX Digital Media Switcher line represents for the audiovisual industry; an industry, rapidly converging with the IT world and needing capabilities that align to IT standards.
As IP networks increasingly become the audiovisual network of choice for consumers and organizations, the Enova DGX 16 and 32, featuring a built-in NetLinx® Controller, provide the ideal backbone for today's installations. The Enova DGX 16 and 32 Digital Media Switchers manage and distribute analog and digital audio and video, including HDMI/HDCP, control, power and Ethernet, up to 100 meters over one standard, twisted pair cable when used in conjunction with DXLink Transmitters and Receivers.
The Enova DGX 16 and 32 are an IT-centric AV solution. And, they install with the ease of analog.
"The judges of these industry awards – as well as the dealers that have previewed the Enova DGX Digital Media Switchers, are realizing what a breakthrough the DGX is for the AV marketplace," said AMX Chief Technology Officer Robert Noble. "HDCP compliance has been a nightmare for installers, especially in large deployments. For the first time these HDMI/HDCP hurdles become 'analog simple' through an exclusive integrated AMX technology called InstaGate Pro™ that makes HDCP integration a plug-and-play operation."
One of the 'devils in the details' in today's audiovisual deployments is HDCP (high-bandwidth digital content protection). HDCP is a protection system on digital content often used with HDMI. HDCP initiates a conversation between the source and the display to authenticate each other. This process is known as the HDCP handshake. If this HDCP handshake doesn't execute properly viewers are left watching a blank screen, blinking video, or snow.
Another troubling aspect of HDCP authentication is key limitations. Each HDMI device has a random number of keys, which have to be received by a display before it will present the video. The problem is, manufacturers of HDMI devices do not publish the number of keys their devices have; it's an unknown. This can limit the number of displays to which you can send content.
"That's why the Enova DGX 16 and 32 are a real breakthrough for integrators," said Noble. "HDCP handshakes are completed and key-limitations are eliminated automatically. No tools, no delays, and no key constraints – it just works."
Additionally the Enova DGX series features SmartScale® Technology from AMX. Built-in SmartScale Technology on every output provides video that is automatically scaled perfectly to each connected display, eliminating the integration challenges that can occur when sources and displays have different supported resolutions; making it easy to specify, easy to install and easy to use.
According to CustomRetailer, the editorial team reviews new innovations within the industry and selects the winners of the EXCITE Awards based on a set of criteria such as, if the innovation makes an installer's life better or easier, and if it delivers a marked benefit to the end-user.
The Enova DGX series delivers on both.