ORLANDO, FLA. (InfoComm 2011, Booth #2583) – June 15, 2011 — C2G, the preferred provider of high–performance cabling and connectivity solutions, today announced the introduction of the TruLink® Media Gateway product family of connectivity panels. The panels enable easy multimedia sharing and in–room entertainment for markets including corporate, hospitality, education and healthcare.
The TruLink Media Gateway products from C2G provide plug–and–play connection ports for HDMI, VGA, composite video, 3.5mm audio, USB, Ethernet, Apple® devices, MP3 players and power receptacles. Users can connect their laptops, portable media devices, DVD or Blu–Ray players, gaming consoles or any other compatible equipment to the Media Gateway and display them to a high–definition TV. Cell phones and MP3 players can be charged through the unit's USB port.
“People now carry their media on a vast array of equipment and devices, and the ability to handle all types of equipment is important whether they are in a guest room, classroom or boardroom,” said Gary Hess, vice president of innovation for Lastar™, parent company of C2G. “The TruLink Media Gateway turns any room with a display into a multimedia hub that allows users to easily incorporate their own content and personal technology.”
The automatic device detection of the gateway switches between active video inputs, and content is sent out to a display via a single HDMI cable. Connected CEC–compliant TVs will automatically power on and select the HDMI input on the TV when a device is connected.
Units are available in a desktop or an in–wall configuration, and organizations can customize the front plate to match the room décor or include the company's logo. Advanced connectivity allows easy firmware updates via the network in a matter of seconds, saving thousands of dollars in costs each time a new technology is introduced.
The first product in the line to ship is the TruLink Media Gateway model W1, which is designed for corporate and hospitality environments, such as conference rooms and guest rooms, to allow users to connect a wide variety of A/V equipment and portable media devices. It will be demonstrated at InfoComm in the C2G booth (#2583).
C2G, a group brand Legrand, is a global leader in IT, A/V, datacom cabling and connectivity solutions since 1984. C2G delivers connectivity solutions renowned for superior quality, value and innovation and are backed by an uncompromising commitment to customer service. C2G is widely known as the cabling and connectivity supplier of choice for industry leading technology resellers and distributors across North America, EMEA and Asia. In 2014 C2G joined the Data Communications division of Legrand, North America, the world specialist in products and systems for electrical installations and information networks, offering solutions for use in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. For more information, please visit C2G.