Coppell, Texas-based Hall Technologies added a soft CODEC extender switcher to its lineup called Gemini. Gemini is both receiver and transmitter offering simplified localized presentation support for both classrooms and meeting rooms of all sizes. Hall Technologies is the global AV company specializing in end-to-end USB solutions and unified communications applications.
“Gemini was created to provide AV switching, USB, HDMI, DP, VGA, and USB-C extension, plus system control for meeting spaces using PC-based conferencing codecs like Teams, Zoom, Skype and Webex,” says VP of technology, Ken Eagle. “This kit offers six video inputs shared between both devices for HDMI, Display Port, VGA plus analog audio in and USB-C video signals. It’s a work horse. And when combined with our Ranger, CAM-1080PTZ, HT-SATELLITE-BT, and our cables; this becomes a total room solution ideal for classrooms and conference rooms in a variety of configurations.”
According to Hall Technologies, Gemini has six built-in USB ports. These include three on the transmitter and three on the receiver. This then allows for numerous Human Interface Devices (HID) as well as USB cameras and microphones. The kit is compatible with an UHD source up to 4K/[email protected] Hz with 4:2:0 color subsampling. It can also carry over all audio, video, data, control, USB and Ethernet transmission between the two devices over a single, Ethernet-enabled HDBaseT link up to 100m.
The purpose of Gemini is to simplify classroom and small office system integration. It also helps in installation beneath conference tables and in lecterns, by providing localized presentation-switching support.
Another version of this article originally appeared on our sister-site Commercial Integrator on February 13, 2023. It has since been updated for My TechDecisions’ audience.
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