Magenta Research, a provider of video, audio and control signal distribution and switching over Cat5/CatX cable and optical fiber, has announced that Dan Smith has been appointed national sales manager.
Dan will lead the internal sales organization and Magenta field representatives to maximize Magenta revenues in the United States. Prior to joining Magenta, Dan was national sales manager for the Information Technology Division of Samsung and previously worked for Tech Data. Mr. Smith has extensive experiences in the Pro AV segment with an intimate knowledge of the sales channels and existing relationships with many of the recognized industry sales representatives, dealers, integrators and consultants.
Magenta Vice President Bob Michaels commented, “Dan brings experience, technical depth and a strong degree of professionalism to the company and we look to his contributions to significantly increase our market penetration.”
Magenta Research provides adaptive distribution and switching of video/audio/control signals over CatX cable, DVI over fiber and/or Cat6 and, more recently, HDMI over Cat6. For over 10 years, Magenta has developed flexible video-over-CatX products, the MultiView Series. The company utilizes proprietary technologies to enable WUXGA/1080p video distribution at 2000 feet (610m). MultiView Series transmitters, receivers, switchers and distributive systems have been installed in a large variety of A/V applications, especially dynamic signage for retail, airport, fast food, museum, casino, theatre, courtroom and corporate applications. In 2006, Magenta introduced the Mondo Matrix, the first multimedia Cat5 matrix switcher that can be scaled incrementally from 16x16 to 256x512. The Mondo has quickly become the new standard for larger-scale video plus audio and/or serial matrix switching. In 2006, Magenta launched the Infinea DVI Series and an industry-first – unlimited DVI extension over optical fiber and/or Cat6 using digital signal repeaters at 10km of fiber or 600 ft. (183m) of Cat6. Based in Connecticut, USA, Magenta utilizes a network of international distributors, manufacturers’ representatives and resellers to market its enabling technology worldwide.
For more information on Magenta Research products/services, visit www.magenta-research.com.