AV & VGA Detachable Cabling System Audio/video base cables, pigtails, and wallplates
Reviewing the RapidRun system • Detachable interconnect system for A/V & VGA cables • Save termination hassle during installation • Opens new opportunities for contractors & installers • Flexible—many connector options, signals can be combined over one cable • Modular—easy to upgrade as applications change • Attractive pricing—good opportunity for profit
Who can use RapidRun? • A/V installers • Contractors/builders requiring pre-wired VGA or A/V cabling • Data installers wishing to “cross-over” into A/V • Types of end-users: • Educational institutions • Conference rooms • Training facilities • Retail stores • Houses of worship • Residential home theaters
How to identify potential RapidRun customers • Anyone who is buying the following: • Bulk VGA/UXGA cable • Bulk 5 coax/3 coax cable • Plenum VGA cables • Raw AV connectors (RCA, HD15) • A/V or VGA wallplates • Any long-length AV cables • RCA • S-video • Component video • VGA • These are candidates for RapidRun instead!
Why do we need this product? • Less termination headaches • High performance • Saves installers time on large projects • No need to field-terminate VGA and AV connections • Time = $$$!! • Flexibility • Connections can change with applications
Without RapidRun • A/V and VGA bulk cable pulled without connectors, then terminated at each drop • Field terminations might be difficult • Solder • Screw-down terminals • Field terminations may also affect performance • Inconsistent shielding, grounding practices • If applications change, new cable must be run
With RapidRun • Installer pulls base cable • Includes pulling cap on each end • Protection • Ease of use • ¾” conduit with 90° sweep • 15 lbs of pulling tension • Then, terminates to pigtail or wallplate with easy-to-use MUVI connector • Termination is clean, sturdy, and takes only seconds
How does it work? • The system consists of two major components • Base cable • Break-Away • Pigtail or wallplate • Installer plans wiring strategy, decides which signals will be used • Select base cable • Choose the proper Break-Aways accordingly • MUVI connectors make termination easy
What kind of signals? • A/V • Composite video (VCR, camera) • S-video (DVD, PC) • Component video (DVD, HD tuner) • Line-level audio (Stereo) • Digital audio (SP/DIF) • VGA/UXGA • HD15 connector (PC monitor) • 5 BNC connector (RGBHV)
Base cables • Available in two versions • UXGA 3 Mini-coax, 3 Twisted-pair, 2 conductors PVC • 15 pin connector • Dual foil and braid shield • 5 Mini-coax PVC • 12 pin connector • Dual foil and braid shield • Plenum jackets also available • Stock lengths • 15ft • 25ft • 35ft • 50ft • 75ft • 100ft • 125ft • 150ft
Which base cable do I use? • Determine the type of signals that will be carried • A/V applications • Use 5 Mini-coax base cable • VGA applications • Use UXGA base cable • Future-proofing • Run one of each
Break-aways (pigtails /wallplates) • RapidRun connector on one end • Different connector combos available on other end • HD15 • RCA • S-video (4-pin Mini DIN) • BNC
The RapidRun MUVI connector • Multiple Use Versatile Interconnect • Solder terminations • Brass contact terminals • Bright nickel plated finish • Precision CNC machined connectors • Extremely simple to attach with unique locking mechanism that tightens from either end • Loss-less connection without compromising the characteristic impedance or properties of the signal • Pulling eye cap also protects connectors from dirt, dust and oil during installations.
What it means for you: • Flexibility • Base cables can be used with many connector/signal types • Affordability • Your customer sees very attractive pricing vs. substitute solutions • Convenience & ease of use • MUVI connectors eliminate complicated field termination • Lets any data installer get started with A/V • Unique in marketplace • Offers your customers an efficient, one-of-a-kind solution • Award-winning product—CEA TechHome Mark of Excellence • Repeat business • Break-aways can be upgraded as applications change
FAQs • What kind of connector is that? • This is a proprietary circular DIN-style connector. It can be referred to as a MUVI Connector”. • Can I get custom lengths? • Yes, custom-lengths will be available. • What about plenum jackets? • Some plenum-jacketed cables will be stocked, in various lengths. Custom-built lengths will also be available. • How is the connector terminated? • The conductors of the cable are soldered securely to the RapidRun connector. This is standard practice for factory-assembled cables, and results in a high-performance, highly stable connection.
More FAQs • How large of a conduit can I put it in? • 3/4” conduit, with a factory 90° sweep. • How long of a cable can I have? • Many factors can affect maximum cable length. For most applications, picture quality is maintained up to 150 feet. Analog A/V (composite, S-video, YPbPr), applications can sometime exceed this, going to 200 feet and beyond. The longest base cables that will be stocked are 150-footers. • Does it support Hi-Def? • Supports UXGA & YPbPr analog video, both of which support HD resolutions (including 720p and1080i). Length considerations should always be taken into account.
THE LAST OF THE FAQs • How strong is the pulling eye? • The factory has tested the strength of the ring on the pulling eye, and pulling force should not exceed 15 lbs. If stronger pulling force is needed, a pulling aid that attaches to the wire itself can be used. • Who needs the RapidRun system? • Hotels, banquet centers, exhibition halls, convention centers, training rooms, presentation areas, houses of worship, conference rooms, classrooms, high-end home theater installations, auditoriums, transportation terminals, retail stores, etc. • ANYWHERE WHERE A/V OR VGA SIGNALS NEED TO GO A LONG DISTANCE, THROUGH A SMALL SPACE, AND WITH A MINIMAL AMOUNT OF TERMINATION WORK!!!