The Voyager fiber optic matrix from tvONE has been optimised to offer system designers and installers ‘tremendous flexibility’, as each port can be configured as an input or output and is expandable beyond 2,000 ports.

With the incorporation of the new Voyager USB 2.0 Fiber Optic KVM extender, tvONE introduces a complete video and AV signal switching system independently distributing video, audio and USB all over fiber – all on the same matrix.

The Voyager USB is suitable for extending USB peripherals including keyboards, mice, interactive whiteboards, touchscreens, flash drives, hard drives, audio devices, cameras and any other USB device across a dedicated multimode or single mode fiber connection.

Comprised of two individual units: the CPU transceiver and the remote transceiver, the Voyager USB 2.0 Fiber Optic KVM Extender enables users to extend USB 2.0 up to 500m from a computer using multi-mode fiber, although distances up to 10KM can be reached using single-mode fiber and upgraded SFPs.

“The new Voyager USB 2.0 Fiber Optic KVM Extender has allowed us to expand the capabilities of Voyager,” comments Mark Armon, product manager at tvONE. “Our pro AV customers can now extend USB and distribute it independently of audio, video, and RS232 by using our Voyager Matrix. This is just one more reason that makes Voyager the world’s most flexible fiber optic matrix.”

Each pair can accommodate up to 14 different USB devices at one time. When used in combination with Magenta Voyager Matrix routers, such as the VG-48 and VG-160, designers can build remote managed computer/video applications with thousands of endpoints on a security-isolated fiber infrastructure over a 10km radius.