SEMINOLE, Fla. — July 22, 2021 — Just Add Power, a leader in AV-over-IP distribution, today announced that the company received the CE Pro 2021 Top New Technology (TNT) Award in the residential “Multi-room AV Components” category for its 2GΩ/3G ST1 Sound Transceiver. An audio-only component that functions as either an input or output, the ST1 allows integrators to add a stereo audio source easily to any Just Add Power system, or to extract stereo audio from an existing transmitter.
“With the ST1, we’ve made it possible for integrators to further elevate the audio installation experience within the same platform,” said Ed Qualls, CEO and founder of Just Add Power. “Customers can expand the audio experience of their AV system to its fullest potential in new and exciting ways. We’re honored to receive the seal of approval from CE Pro and the industry.”
With the ST1, integrators can easily build a stereo audio distribution matrix with unlimited inputs and outputs that runs over network wiring. As an audio input, the ST1 feeds stereo audio into a Just Add Power system. Any audio source with an analog audio out — a TV, Sonos amp, CD player, microphone, and more — can be connected and played on any receiver. As an audio output, the transceiver is capable of playing any stereo audio content from any Just Add Power device, while providing variable audio control. This allows for unique functionality, such as sending analog audio from a display to the main rack without having to run an extra network cable.
By combining the transceiver with Just Add Power transmitters and receivers in the same installation, installers now have the ability to mix audio and video in new and unique ways. For example, they can provide their clients with the ability to watch sporting events while listening to radio commentary, give a presentation by mixing PC video with microphone audio, or even add an audio return channel.
As with all models in the Just Add Power lineup, the ST1 provides unmatched scalability — integrating seamlessly with any generation of the company’s products.