Arista Launches RS-122 Universal Rackmount System

Five swappable modules streamline customization, maintenance, and upgrades in pro AV applications
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FREMONT, CA—Arista Corporation, a global manufacturer of video wall, LCD displays, multiviewers, and related AV products, has introduced the RS-122 Universal 1RU Rackmount System with Dual HDBaseT, AV Over IP, and computer options.

Arista's   RS-122 Universal 1RU Rackmount System

Arista's  RS-122 Universal 1RU Rackmount System

The RS-122 enables integrators to determine which combination of transmitters and receivers should be placed in the system’s 1RU, 19-inch rackmount housing, with or without the PC controller module. It accommodates any two of five swappable modules: the MicroBox-1100A-E01 computer, the ARD-1006-A07-TX HDBaseT transmitter, the ARD-1006-A07-RX HDBaseT receiver, the ARD-1006-A31-TX AV Over IP transmitter, and the ARD-1006-A31-RX AV over IP receiver.

HDBaseT is a connectivity standard for the long distance distribution of uncompressed, full HDTV, and 4K Ultra HD (4K/UHD) in home and commercial settings. According to the HDBaseT Alliance, a key aspect of the technology is its converged delivery of uncompressed UHD digital video and audio, Ethernet, control signals, USB 2.0, and up to 100W of power through a single, 100m/328ft LAN cable. Alliance members include: Samsung Electronics, Sony Pictures, LG Electronics, and Valens.

[Read: Arista Launches New HDBaseT Extender/Transmitter]

With the ability to deliver uncompressed broadcast quality signals with zero-latency, the RS-122 supports HDMI 2.0, HDR video, windowing and audio downmixing, audio embedding/de-embedding, and more. The Windows and Linux compatible MicroBox-1100A-E01 computer module features an Intel Atom E3845 1.9GHz quad-core CPU and up to 8GB DDR3 memory.

The front panel has a four port USB 3.0 hub, dual Gigabit Ethernet, one RS-232/422/485 BIOS selectable COM port, a CFast slot, and a VGA port, while the rear ports include one HDMI port, one USB 2.0 connector, one RS-232/422/485 BIOS selectable COM port, an audio out jack, and a power on/off switch.

Arista Corporation President Paul Shu said, “With its modular design, the RS-122 was developed to minimize installation time and effort while also providing a significant maintenance advantage by way of its ability to swap the transmitter, receiver, or computer modules in a matter of seconds. This versatile system also provides maximum configuration flexibility to fit today's highly dynamic AV environments.”