Harnessing USB-C for 4K AV Excellence

Oct 21, 2023 | Industry News


Harnessing USB-C for 4K AV Excellence

The Taurus UCX HC40 is a groundbreaking video switcher carefully designed with AV integrators in mind. This state-of-the-art equipment exploits the potential of USB-C connectivity, bringing a transformative edge to your AV installations.

Simplify 4K video, audio, and control signal transmission through a single USB-C connection. Say goodbye to cable clutter, making your AV setups cleaner and more efficient. Enjoy lightning-fast data speeds of up to 5 Gbps with USB 3.1 Gen1 for ultra-low latency video and audio. Plus, for those who connect their laptops or mobile devices via USB-C, enjoy up to 100W of charging power – no more frantic searches for wall plugs!

Enhanced USB Hub and MacBook Compatibility

The new Taurus variant boasts an improved USB Hub, providing faster connections and broader compatibility. For MacBook users, an updated USB-Ethernet gateway ensures seamless compatibility with M1/M2 models.

Unveiling More Innovative Features

Automated room control features are also included through GPIO ports, besides of RS-232 and occupancy sensor connectivity, and the switcher also thrives when it comes to audio capabilities, offering analog audio de-embedding.

The Future: Dante-Enabled Versions

In November 2023, anticipate the release of the UCX-4×2-HC40D with Dante/AES67 support, simplifying audio signal management. Early 2024 will see the UCX-4×3-HC40BD, featuring bidirectional Dante capabilities.

The Taurus UCX product family is Lightware’s ground-breaking innovation offered for the increasingly growing demand for cutting-edge solutions in the world of Unified Communications.