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AMX Conquers the Conference Table Top Mess with Innovatively Designed Retractable Cable Solution
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2013
New HydraPort Modules Pummel the Competition with Significant Improvements to Design, Functionality and Reliability ORLANDO, Florida – June 12, 2013 – Is it really that difficult to find a product that not only frees meeting room visitors from bringing their own device cables but actually works the way it should without being ugly? At InfoComm 2013, AMX® responded to the market's frustrations with clumsy, retractable cable designs and messy conference room tables. The new AMX HydraPort Cable Retractor Modules were logically designed specifically to work smoothly and seamlessly, require no adjustments and ensure second to none video and audio fidelity. At InfoComm, AMX also announced two new HydraPort Dual USB Modules that offer the convenience of two USB modules in a 1 HydraPort unit size for connecting to a network and/or charging devices. Early in the design phase of the new Retractor Modules, AMX realized the answer to a better solution was the cable itself. Too many competitors chose to use off the shelf cables that were never designed to be rolled up. Instead, AMX designed new cables that ensure efficient, trouble-free retraction and AV fidelity that exceeded that of standard cables. And if general functionality and ease of use weren't enough, AMX retractor modules also handily beat the competition in overall size by being 85% more compact. Each of the four new Retractor Modules support a specific AV format (HDMI, DisplayPort, Ethernet and RGB with Audio) and can be installed in any of the 600 900 or 1200 HydraPort base assemblies. AMX is also making these same flat cables available for additional use under carpet or anywhere a flat cable is desired. The announcement of two new Dual USB HydraPort Modules reinforces AMX support of the popularity of BYOD environments by doubling the number of USB ports in a simple module and maximizing HydraPort real estate while lowering cost. For applications where both network connectivity and charging are needed, the Dual USB Module with Printed USB Symbol will be available. For applications where full USB power charging for mobile devices is required, the Dual USB Module with Printed Charging Symbol module will be available. Availabilty and Additional Details AMX is demonstrating the new HydraPort Cable Retractor Modules and Dual USB Modules in Booth 2216 at InfoComm 2013, being held June 12 - 14 in Orlando, Florida. All of the new HydraPort models (Retractor Modules, Flat Cables and Dual USB Modules) are expected to ship September 2013.