Paulo Goncalves, an installer with EP Solutions in Mamaroneck, NY, was asked to complete a high end video installation for an apartment at the prestigious address of 1 Central Park South in New York City.
According to Paul, this residence required analog video distribution for five cable boxes and five blu-ray players to six different televisions in two different apartments (the apartments were linked together). Paulo also discovered that a previous company had pre-wired the residence with CAT5 and took that into consideration when making a choice in a matrix switcher. He suggested that the owner of the residence purchase a Key Digital Hercules Series™ model KD-MSCAT16X16 matrix switcher because of its convenience and value. The KD-MSCAT16X16 was able to make use of the pre-existing CAT5 wiring and did not require extra transmit baluns which not only kept the project in budget, but also made great use of limited space. Paulo commented that choosing the KD-MSCAT16X16 was a “no-brainer” and was, “the perfect solution for this situation.”
Paulo’s previous experience with Key Digital was with the Hercules Series™ KD-HDMS4X4 HDMI matrix switcher and the Fat Boy Series KD-MSA8X8Pro audio matrix switcher. He noted that the Hercules Series KD-MSCAT8X8 matrix switcher was, “complete, easy, and gave total control.” In fact the KD-MSCAT16X16 is flexible enough for any application as eight outputs distribute Component or RGBHV Video, Analog Audio, Digital Audio, and Control Signals up to 1,000 ft all over a single CAT5 cable. Having already familiarized himself with Key Digital products, Paulo had a successful experience with his installation and was able to make CAT5 cable runs to six TVs spread out between the two conjoined apartments.
At the end of the project Paulo was satisfied and confident that Key Digital had given him the necessary tools for yet another bulletproof installation in New York City - one of the most demanding cities in the world.