Like new VPU Plus MK2 with (2) HD-SDI from 2013. Previously used in a demo.
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Previously used as a demo in a studio installation. Maintained by in house technicians.
(1) VPU Plus MK2
Configuration, programming, operation, content distribution
and software updates via any grandMA2
Easy to connect for instant start
Supports blind-mode and preview programming (switchable
from the console)
Built-in EDID manager to avoid wrong output configuration
Advanced pixel mapping functionality DVI out and
Pixelmapper can be used simultaneously
Frame and DMX synchronicity
Very low latency live video input (VPU Plus MK2 and VPU
3D keystoning and softedging
Efficient backup solution one additional MA VPU is capable
of backing up any MA VPU
Implemented text ticker and test-pattern generator
Layer reference option: this allows any layer as input for
Professional balanced sound playback (with or without ground
Best hardware components encapsulated and decoupled for
outstanding performance and rock-solid reliability
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