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3G Ultra Project Planning Guide


Introduction

The Just Add Power 3G Ultra system is a 4K30 HDMI over IP distribution matrix. It can accept 4K60 video input, but will output video at a maximum of 4K30.

Every 3G Ultra system requires 4 components:

  1. One 3G Ultra Receiver per display
  2. One 3G Ultra Transmitter per source
  3. Managed gigabit Ethernet switch with enough ports for Transmitters and Receivers
  4. IP-based control system

Each Transmitter and Receiver requires a dedicated cat5e (or greater) network cable coming from the switch location.

See our full Product Catalog and use the resources below to choose the right models of 3G Ultra Transmitters and 3G Ultra Receivers, choose the right system to fit the installation requirements, and find control system drivers to manage it all.

See this article if you'd rather plan a 4K60 system. MaxColor devices are NOT compatible with 3G Ultra devices, but there are bridging options for adding MaxColor devices to a 3G Ultra system already in-place.


Part 1: Choose Receivers & Transmitters

We manufacture multiple models of Transmitters and Receivers to support different hardware requirements at endpoints, and all models within the 3G System can be mixed-and-matched to work together.

View the full Product Catalog.

Compare 3G Ultra Transmitters and mix and match to fit hardware features to each source location.

Compare 3G Ultra Receivers and mix and match to fit hardware features to each display location.

Consider adding Sound Transceivers as audio-only inputs and outputs that seamlessly combine with standard Transmitters and Receivers.

View Spec Sheets for all available models.


Part 2: Consider Accessory Parts

If the installation needs the ability to view multiple videos on the same display, consider adding a Tiling Transmitter.

If the installation needs to display a video wall with displays rotated diagonally, consider adding a Warp Engine Transmitter.

If the installation needs to control displays or sources with IR, consider adding Flux Capacitor IR Dongles to convert the RS232 ports on devices into IR emitters.

If the installation needs to store individual units in the rack, consider adding a Rack Shelf.


Part 3: Choose a System

Just Add Power supports two types of network designs, based on the networking requirements of the jobsite: VLAN Switching or Multicast Switching.

Please see here for Choosing A System that works best for your client's infrastructure needs.

Once you decide, download Advanced Matrix Programmer software to setup either type of system.


Part 4: Control System & Drivers

We support a range of IP-based control systems - some developed by us, others developed by industry partners - to give you as the Installer the ability to provide the perfect experience for your client.

An IP-based Control System will allow full control of all things Just Add Power.


Contact for Planning Assistance

We provide planning resources before the installation in addition to Technical Support during and after the installation. Contact us via email at [email protected] or phone at 1-800-615-0206 if you're unsure of anything.

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