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AMX Launches Enova DGX Digital Media Switchers to Unprecedented Demand
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Named Best New Product at InfoComm 2011, Dealers Testing and Ordering DGX in Record Numbers after Seeing HDMI/HDCP Hurdles 'Truly' Solved
RICHARDSON, Texas – January 10, 2012 – AMX®, the leading provider of solutions that simplify the implementation, maintenance, and use of technology to create effective environments, today announced the immediate US availability of the Enova® DGX 16 and Enova DGX 32 Digital Media Switchers. The modular matrix switchers are proving to be an industry first for end users seeking a future-proof HDMI/HDCP solution that can perfectly scale to any resolution without being limited to a pre-determined list of resolutions. The DGX Switchers feature exclusive AMX technologies SmartScale®, InstaGate Pro™ and built-in NetLinx® control to serve as the centerpiece for today's network-centric installations.
Record demand for the Best New Product at InfoComm 2011 is largely due to advances like SmartScale, found on every video output and eliminating the challenges that can occur when sources and displays have different supported resolutions. It outsmarts competing scaling technologies by independently responding to each display's declared EDID information and scaling video to optimal resolution and parameters without manual setup.
"I get a kick out of watching the excitement of dealers trying out the DGX for the first time and it hits them, 'all you do is plug in cables and no matter what source you're sending or what combination of resolutions you are outputting – a simply beautiful, perfectly scaled picture appears on every display, without delay,' " said AMX Product Manager Paul Hand. "HDMI/HDCP installations and sub-par scaling options have been a time-consuming nightmare and finally with the DGX, a solid, reliable solution is here."
Also eliminating HDMI/HDCP frustrations is InstaGate Pro from AMX. Onboard every Enova DGX Switcher, InstaGate Pro lets installers integrate HDCP into system designs with plug-and-play simplicity. Installations are finished in record time without delays or key constraints. "The number one request I heard from our dealers was for a switcher that can distribute HDMI/HDCP without complicated workarounds and costly tools," said Rashid Skaf, AMX President & CEO. "I went to our engineers and asked for a digital media switcher that would allow an installer to plug in any source and it just works. I couldn't be happier with the end result. The DGX simply delivers."
Another crucial aspect for dealers is the proficiency gained by the built-in NetLinx Controller. As the only digital switcher with an embedded controller, installations are further simplified and perform in flawless orchestration.
"The Enova DGX line is the first 'real' solution to the AV/IT installation challenges integrators are facing, and importantly its architecture is enduring for the future," said AMX Chief Technology Officer Robert Noble. "The Enova DGX has an embedded Ethernet switch and support for AMX DXLink which allows connected AV devices to be centrally managed over the same cable used to distribute media."
The initial Enova DGX shipment includes the DGX 16 and 32 Switcher enclosures, the DGX Input and Output Boards for HDMI and DVI, plus the Audio Insert / Extract Expansion Boards.
Further enhancements to the DGX 16 and 32 are on schedule to deliver in the coming months, including DXLink input and output boards as well as fiber boards.