Middle Atlantic Unveils AV Industry’s First Universal DC Power Solution

Middle Atlantic Products today announced its new DC Power Distribution, the AV industry’s first centralized DC power solution that solves the growing complexities integrators often face in AV, security, and residential applications. The unit eliminates messy, space-consuming wall warts and other power clutter with a universal power solution for DC-powered devices.

“The proliferation of small devices in AV installation is making it increasingly difficult for integrators to balance power demands with the space constraints and the small number of power outlets available to these systems. The DC Power Distribution product line is the first solution of its kind to reliably and intelligently solve what’s become a huge challenge facing integrators on the job,” said Scott Lowder, senior product manager of power at Middle Atlantic. “With this solution, integrators no longer have to waste valuable time trying to work around this issue. Our DC Power Distribution is perfectly engineered to power devices such as extenders, scalers, converters, and media players while eliminating space and outlet challenges.”

With flexible mounting options for all size models, DC Power Distribution products are available as 45W DC compact and 125W DC 1RU systems, allowing the system to fit anywhere, including typical rack units, small enclosures, and wall boxes. Designed with a color-coded screw terminal connector platform and polarity labeling for its 5V, 12V, 18V, and 24V outputs, installation is intuitive. Integrators simply trim leads to length to streamline their installations. Not only does this feature reduce the design modifications that come with trying to fit the growing number of DC-power wall warts into installations, it also saves integrators labor time and costs. DC Power Distribution ships with everything the integrator needs in the system’s hardware kit, including flexible mounting hardware, color-coded screw terminal connectors, and a six-foot IEC power cord.

Other key features of the DC Power Distribution solutions include multiple voltage outputs supported in one unit to address the needs of a variety of components that could be connected to it. The solutions also offer reliable multi-level protection on both AC input and DC outputs, USB ports to conveniently power compatible products, and AC convenience outlets on the 45W model. Furthermore, LED indicator lights show activity on each output and alert users to maximum capacity on each voltage bank.

The DC Power Distribution will be on display at InfoComm 2016 at Middle Atlantic’s booth C9125. More information about Middle Atlantic Products is available at www.middleatlantic.com.

Middle Atlantic Products has been part of the Legrand group since its acquisition in 2011.

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