Sony Electronics today introduced the CAV-CVS12ES HD video distribution system during Pacific Coast Builders Conference in San Francisco (May 30-June 1).
The CAV-CVS12ES distributes 12 zones of high-definition video throughout the home ? via a single Cat5e wire per zone ? and is integrated with the Sony CAV-M1000ES and CAV-M1000NR audio/video distribution system.
"With the rapid growth and popularity of HD video, custom installers are looking to integrate solutions that satisfy the desire for connectivity throughout the entire home," said Neal Manowitz, director of marketing for Sony Electronics' Consumer Systems and Applications division.
Designed to distribute up to twelve source components throughout a home, the CAV-CVS12ES is a single-box solution that incorporates eight HD component video inputs (up to 1080p) and four composite video inputs with up-conversion for flexible device connectivity. High definition video content is delivered to up to 12 zones through CAT5e wiring, which is fed into a component adapter connected to the display.
The CAV-CVS12ES also features IR and RS-232.
The CAV-CVS12ES will be available in September with an MSRP of $2,700 and can be purchased through authorized Sony installation dealers. The CAV-CVB1 Cat5e to component box will also be available in September with an MSRP of $129.