AV Integration with 4K and USB-C: Meet the Taurus UCX HC40
October 13, 2023
Orion, MI, October 13, 2023 – Introducing the Taurus UCX HC40, a groundbreaking video switcher carefully designed with AV integrators in mind. This state-of-the-art equipment harnesses the potential of USB-C connectivity, bringing a transformative edge to your AV installations.
This pioneering new device simplifies 4K video, audio, and control signal transmission, all while providing power over a single USB-C connection. All the advantages that the previous UCX devices were capable of are also available in this one: no more dealing with a tangle of cables and connectors, making your AV setups cleaner and more efficient. With data speeds of up to 5 Gbps thanks to USB 3.1 Gen1, you can ensure ultra-fast and reliable connections. High-quality, ultralow-latency video and audio are now at your fingertips.
The new Taurus variant brings an improved USB Hub, providing faster connections and enhanced compatibility with non-compliant USB devices and extenders. In the future, problem-solving for sure will become synonymous with the name of Taurus HC40.
Users who connect their laptop or other mobile device via USB-C can also enjoy charging up to 100W (120W total), thus eliminating the need to look for a wall plug and to avoid sudden interruption of meetings. Good news for Mac users, there’s an updated USB-Ethernetgatewayfor MacBook M1/M2compatibility.
Our commitment to innovation doesn’t stop here: the Taurus UCX HC40 boasts an array of general improvements, including a front live LED for easy status monitoring and the ability to configure internal pull-up/pull-down for Room Occupancy (OCS). It also provides more flash storage space, which is particularly advantageous for Lightware’sLARA. And, the new vent hole design ensures efficient passive cooling. In the 4×2 and 2×1 variants, we’ve switched the second USB host port to USB-C (data only) to support active USB extender cables. This simplifies your setups and ensures that you can seamlessly extend your AV systems.
In November 2023, a Dante-version of the Taurus UCX 4×2 variant, known as the UCX-4×2-HC40D, will be released. This version comes with support for Dante/AES67 network connection, enabling the immediate de-embedding of audio signals from the HDMI source. These audio signals can then be sent directly to an external audio system that is Dante/AES67 compatible. What’s more, the UCX-4×3-HC40BD product version, which will have the bidirectional Dante feature, is coming in early 2024.
Elevate your installations with the latest in USB-C technology, and deliver superior AV experiences. Contact us to learn more to witness the possibilities of USB-C in action.