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The TruLink Media Gateway, a Powerful, All-in-One A/V Connectivity Panel, Now Shipping

C2G announces innovative A/V connectivity through a single interface


DAYTON, OHIO — August 21, 2012C2G, the preferred provider of high performance cabling and connectivity solutions, announces the availability of the TruLink® Media Gateway. This series of active connectivity panels is a versatile A/V signal processor auto-switch that enables users to easily connect a wide array of electronic devices to an HDTV or projector. It provides Hassle-Free Connectivity for laptops, iPod®/iPad®/iPhone® devices, digital/video cameras, Blu-ray or DVD players, and game consoles to HDTV or projectors. The automatic switching capability provides ease of use, while the USB port adds a convenient way to charge portable electronics. Additionally, the TruLink Media Gateway simplifies connectivity in an environment where multiple users are sharing content such as presentations, video, audio, and other documents. The flexibility of this active connectivity panel makes it the perfect solution for multiple applications in the corporate, education, and healthcare environments.

The "Analog Sunset", the A/V industry's current trend of eliminating analog signals from devices, is expected to be completed in 2014. With the eminent shift from analog to digital, it is important to have a solution which can support the analog to digital migration path and has the ability to convert the signal automatically. The TruLink Media Gateway is a single interface, making it ideal for environments where analog equipment will eventually be upgraded to digital including laptops, iPod/iPad/iPhone devices, digital/video cameras, and Blu-ray or DVD players.

"The TruLink Media Gateway is the perfect solution for meeting customers' requirements for today's A/V applications where content is delivered from multiple sources to a single display such as a projector, monitor, or HDTV. As equipment transitions from analog to digital inputs/outputs, this line provides a convenient upgrade path to help plan for changes being brought about by the Analog Sunset," said Garry Dukes, director of product management for Lastar, parent company of C2G.

The TruLink Media Gateway connectivity panels are able to automatically upscale 480i (NTSC) and 576i (PAL) composite video and video signals from iPod/iPad/iPhone devices up to 1920 x 1080p, and display native HDMI® digital video signals up to 1920 x 1080p. They also support resolutions of up to 1280 x 1024 through the HD15 (VGA) input. Designed for easy maintenance and support, firmware updates can be deployed manually via the front USB port or automatically through the rear Ethernet port via an FTP server-potentially saving time and hundreds of hours in labor.

It is simple to install, as all A/V input signals are output through a single HDMI cable to the HDTV or projector. For installations that require the TruLink Media Gateway to be placed at a distance from the HDTV or projector, easily integrate an HDMI extension solution such as our HDMI Active Optical Cable or HDMI over Cat5 products. Specialized accessories such as a 90° HDMI cable with a locking screw or the TruLink EZ Key unlock the full potential of the TruLink Media Gateway. Standard accessories include the cables necessary for connecting devices to the A/V inputs on the front of the TruLink Media Gateway.

Additionally, the TruLink Media Gateway is simple to use, as it supports automatic switching, which allows the last connected device to be displayed on the HDTV or projector. Manual switching is supported through the rear RJ25 serial RS232 port. Integrate the TruLink A/V Controller with the TruLink Media Gateway to take advantage of the manual switching feature. Use the TruLink A/V controller to switch between the inputs of the TruLink Media Gateway with the simple press of a button. Complete an installation within an education or corporate facility by adding sound reinforcement with our TruLink Audio Amplifier and speakers. A variety of mounting options are now available for the TruLink Media Gateway. There are options designed for mounting in, on, or under conference room tables and podiums allowing greater installation flexibility for multiple applications in the corporate, education, and healthcare environments.

The TruLink Media Gateway is available through reseller and distribution partners for immediate shipping.

Due to Apple® using the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 instead of the 30-pin dock connector, the iPhone 5 is compatible with the Media Gateway for charging only. To charge the iPhone 5 it must be connected to the USB port on the Media Gateway using an Apple® Lightning to USB cable. The cable used to connect Apple® devices to the Media Gateway for audio and video requires that the Apple® device use a 30-pin dock connector. We will continue to monitor the development process of the iPhone 5 for changes that may make that product fully compatible with the Media Gateway.

About C2G

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.

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