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ADS Techs New Broadcast Division Sets the Pace in Distribution Amplifiers with New Triple-rate 4-Port Solution

LAS VEGAS, NV (April 17, 2007) — PYRO AV (, the new Broadcast Solutions Division of ADS Tech (, announced at NAB today the 3G14DA Triple-rate 4-port Distribution Amplifier (DA). The 3G14DA is the first product in PYRO AV’s new 3G family of solutions for broadcast and professional media producers. The 3G distribution amplifier will be showcased this week at the ADS Tech/PYRO AV NAB Booth #SL7910.

By designing in triple-rate convenience, PYRO AV provides their 3G DA customers with backward compatibility and support for SD-SDI (270 Mb/sec.) and HD-SDI (1.5 Gb/sec.) in addition to 3 Gb./sec data rates.

“This means you’re future-proofed,” said Mike McCoy, president of ADS Tech. “You may not be running 3 Gb/sec. today, but you probably will in the future. Your investment in the 3G14DA ensures the highest quality for today’s SD/HD-SDI projects and compatibility for tomorrow.”

The 3G14DA supports resolutions up to 1920 x 1080p 60 over a single coax cable. To enhance productivity, it automatically detects the signal speed and resolution of the incoming video signal and distributes pristine broadcast-quality video over the four output ports without having to adjust dip switches or user settings. Individual “signal present” LED’s display the locked SDI rate (270 MB, 1.5 Gb/sec and 3 Gb/sec.).

In addition to providing cable equalization to restore SDI signals with data rates ranging from 143 MB/sec. to 2.97 Gb/sec.over a 70 -ohm coax cable, the 3G14DA is designed to recover the embedded clock, re-time the clock signal and remove high-frequency jitter from SMPTE 424M, 292M and 259M-c compliant digital video signals. The signal is then output through high-quality cable drivers for each output port to ensure SMPTE-compliant SDI video output up to 2.97 Gb/sec.

Featuring a streamlined low-profile design (about 4″x3″x1″), the PYRO AV 3G Distribution Amplifier is protected by an exceptionally rugged cast aluminum enclosure with steel end plates. With the steel locking power connector outside and the solid-state circuitry inside, this device is designed to last a lifetime in the studio or on the road.

Pricing, Availability
PYRO AV’s 3G14DA Triple-rate 4-port Distribution Amplifier will be available from OneSource Distributors,, in May. Ready to use right out of the box, the 3G Distribution Amplifier includes a 5 VDC Power Supply with a Locking Connector as well as Velcro strips and rack mounting screws for easy mounting, and a user guide. Like all of ADS Tech PYRO AV brand solutions, the 3G Distribution Amplifier is backed by a 5-year warranty.

PYRO AV is the Broadcast Solutions division of ADS Technologies, Inc. The PYRO AV division is made up of a team of dedicated engineers with more than 15 years experience designing and developing high-quality video capture and conversion technologies. PYRO AV develops solutions for the pro-sumer, broadcast and post-production markets and is currently shipping a line up of broadcast-quality video converters.

PYRO AV products are distributed by OneSource Distributors and authorized dealers across North America. For more information, visit

About ADS Technologies
ADS Technologies is a world leader in Universal Serial Bus and IEEE-1394/FireWire solutions. Since 1992, the company has introduced high-quality multimedia, networking and presentation products at consumer-friendly prices. ADS Tech pioneered the consumer video editing industry with several USB MPEG-2 conversion devices designed to make archiving video to DVD easy and affordable. Going even one step further, ADS Tech not only enables customers to capture their video content, but also take their video, television and music to go anywhere whether on DVD, CD, or portable video players.

ADS Technologies’ products are distributed by Ingram Micro in the United States, Canada and Europe. ADS Technologies’ products are available in nearly 3,000 consumer electronic and computer retail stores and through OEM private label customers around the world who market ADS Technologies products under their own brand name. For more information, visit or call 800.888.5244.

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