Arista Corporation Announces Video Projection
Mapping Turnkey System
All-in-one solution supports up to 16 projectors and streamlines setup
Fremont, CA – February 2019… Arista Corporation, recognized globally as a leading manufacturer of video wall LCD displays, AV extenders, matrix switchers, AV MultiViewers, and related products for the AV installation and industrial markets, announces its Video Projection Mapping Turnkey System. Designed as a compact, all-in-one solution for projection mapping applications, the new Video Projection Mapping Turnkey System consists of two major sections: (1) a powerful video processing computer and, (2) a fully integrated transmitter / receiver cluster capable of accommodating up to sixteen HDBaseT transmitters. The entire system is pre-configured, resulting in a streamlined system that merely requires connecting and disconnecting etherCON cables to and from the projectors before and after the event.
The system integrates a 4U rack mount computer named QuadMosaic. Powered by an Intel Xeon 10-core processor, it can be upgraded to a 22-core processor if more CPU horsepower is required. The system is populated with 128 GB DDR4-2400 system memory and can be upgraded to 512GB. Five swappable 2TB SATA HDDs are installed and configured in a RAID-5 configuration with one hot spare SATA HDD. This RAID configuration provides a total of 6TB storage capacity and maximum data protection to prevent any data loss due to HDD failure. High throughput NVMe storage for enhanced performance is optionally available. Two NVMe drives are installed in RAID-1 for boot drive redundancy with four NVMe drives configured in RAID-5 for working space storage. Using NVMe drives for boot drive and working space storage increases speed during video rendering.
The second major section of the system is Arista’s ARD-5816-A07-TX HDBaseT Cluster that houses up to sixteen HDBaseT transmitter blades. Each transmitter blade is located on the front of the unit and is hot swappable. There are up to sixteen I/O blades located at the rear of the unit and each I/O blade is hot swappable. Three types of cables facilitate connection to the I/O blades: DP, HDBaseT, and 10/100 LAN. There are sixteen DP video outputs from the video processing computer connected to the DP video input of the ARD-5816 I/O blades. Minimum lengths of DP cable help reduce system cable clutter—resulting in better cable management and streamlined maintenance.
Each ARD-5816 HDBaseT transmitter is integrated with a 10/100 LAN port. A 24-port gigabit Ethernet switch and an additional 8-port etherCON patch panel option is available for utilizing HDBaseT integrated projectors. The 24-port gigabit Ethernet switch is installed at the rear side of the rack and a total of sixteen 10/100 LAN ports from the ARD-5816 are connected to the Ethernet switch. The remaining eight Ethernet ports of the gigabit switch are connected to the etherCON patch panel via rear RJ45 connectors. This configuration option provides front accessible Ethernet connections to control up to sixteen HDBaseT integrated projectors. This configuration option also provides projector control via the same HDBaseT cable that is connected to each HDBaseT integrated projector.
Arista’s Video Projection Mapping Turnkey System comes with two 8-port etherCON patch panels. A total of sixteen HDBaseT outputs are connected to the etherCON patch panels via rear RJ45 connectors. Neutrik etherCON ruggedized, lockable RJ45 connectors provide robust cable connectivity for data transfer in harsh and demanding projection mapping environments. The front accessible etherCON patch panels provide a total of sixteen HDBaseT connections. This fully integrated turnkey system provides an effortless solution when setting up and tearing down a video projection mapping event. All that is required of the technician is to connect sixteen etherCON or Cat cables to sixteen projectors and power the system up.
Paul Shu, President of Arista Corporation, commented on the company’s new Video Projection Mapping Turnkey System, “Arista’s Video Projection Mapping Turnkey System comes with a redundant power supply to power the ARD-5816. Redundancy is equipped in every crucial section throughout the entire projection mapping system, encompassing a redundant power supply and redundant storage in the video processing computer, a redundant power supply for the ARD-5816 that houses up to sixteen HDBaseT transmitter blades, and each blade can be hot swapped in the event of blade failure. This is a unique projection mapping solution that, I’m confident, will make the entire process easier and more efficient.”
The Arista Video Projection Mapping Turnkey System ranges in price depending upon the desired configuration. For additional information, contact Arista Corporation at 510-226-1800.
Arista’s Video Projection Mapping Turnkey System will be on display during the 2019 InfoComm Show in Orlando, FL – Booth #1161
About Arista Corporation
Arista offers products for a variety of professional audio-visual markets, including events, retail, residential, education, government, healthcare, and control rooms. Networked AV over IP has forever changed the dynamics of the pro AV industry by enabling installers and system integrators to replace proprietary AV matrix switches with off-the-shelf Ethernet networks that deliver dramatically better price/performance, flexibility, and scalability. Arista focuses on this market trend and has invested considerable resources on developing and expanding its networked AV over IP product families to help customers achieve their goals with the latest technology products. To learn more Arista Corporation, visit www.goarista.com