Arista Corporation Announces ARD-5816-31 Cluster for AV over IP Copper/Fiber Transmitter and Receiver Cards

Posted on June 25

Uncompressed 4K/60 4:4:4 AV over IP technology at the system’s core

Fremont, CA – InfoComm booth C2800… Arista Corporation, recognized globally as a leading manufacturer of video wall LCD displays, AV extenders, matrix switchers, AV MultiViewers, and related products for the AV installation and industrial markets, announces the ARD-5816-31 cluster for use with the company’s IP Flash Caster AV over IP Copper/Fiber Transmitter and Receiver Cards. With the ability to house 16 AV over IP copper and / or fiber transmitter / receiver cards, the Arista ARD-5816-31 incorporates the latest SDVoE uncompressed 4K/60 4:4:4 AV over IP core technology combined with Arista’s video conversion technology, resulting in stunning imagery without compromise.

As a unit capable of housing upwards of 16 copper and fiber transmitter / receiver cards, the ARD-5816-31 is able to address complex requirements in transmitting hybrid video signal sources over long distances, thus simplifying integration for large and complex professional AV system installations by serving as a convenient, centralized solution for controlling multiple video displays and providing expansion capability, which is not possible for traditional AV switchers.

The new ARD-5816-31 supports a wide range of video formats, including HDMI®, DVI-D, 3G-SDI, and 6G/12G-SDI. With the ARD-5816-31’s hot-swappable, modular design, the transmitter and receiver cards can be inserted and removed without the need to power the unit down—thus simplifying field service. As the ARD-5816-31 serves as the unit that houses the various transmitter and receiver cards, the enclosure’s thermal management design provides optimal cooling and ventilation in mission-critical environments where continuous, 24/7 operation is essential—ensuring superior reliability.

The ARD-5816-31 system’s features include HDMI 2.0, HDR video, windowing and audio downmixing, audio embedding/de-embedding, and more. Further, the ARD-5816-31 provides multi-source video compositing capabilities for multi-view, picture-in-picture (PIP), and picture and picture capabilities (PAP) within the AV signal distribution system. The Arista IP Flash Caster’s multi-source video compositing capability enables each receiver to combine multiple video sources onto a single display to accomplish PIP and PAP.

The ARD-5816-31 provides video-splitting and bezel correction capabilities to create a full video-wall of any size—without additional equipment. The system’s multi-source video compositing capability.

enables each receiver to automatically split an incoming video and render only a portion of the image as part of a video wall. Configurable bezel correction support compensates for the thickness of the bezel to hide the pixels needing to be obscured by the display’s bezel. The ARD-5816-31 can be controlled via web-enabled control software that puts the system’s AV control at one’s fingertips.

Paul Shu, President of Arista Corporation, commented on the company’s new ARD-5816-31 system for use with IP Flash Caster AV over IP Copper/Fiber transmitter and receiver cards, “The ARD-5816-31 redefines AV signal processing and distribution architecture by delivering a single, cost-effective, and scalable AV signal processing and distribution system that integrates the functionality of several costly, discreet, single-function components. Either fiber optic or twisted pair (CAT6) cabling can be used with the system. I’m confident AV integrators will find much to like with the product due to its ability to eliminate individual power supplies for each transmitter or receiver card— streamlining installation in the process.”

The Arista ARD-5816-31 system for AV over IP Copper/Fiber Transmitter and Receiver Cards carries the following MSRP pricing:

  • ARD-5816-31 (housing unit):                         $549.
  • A31-TX IP Flash Caster transmitter card (copper): $1,095.
  • A31-RX IP Flash Caster receiver card (copper): $1,095.
  • B31-TX IP Flash Caster transmitter card (fiber): $1,195.
  • B31-RX IP Flash Caster transmitter card (fiber): $1,195.

All system components are expected to be available June 2018.

About Arista Corporation

Arista offers products for a variety of professional audio-visual markets, including events, retail, residential, education, government, healthcare, and control rooms. Networked AV over IP has forever changed the dynamics of the pro AV industry by enabling installers and system integrators to replace proprietary AV matrix switches with off-the-shelf Ethernet networks that deliver dramatically better price/performance, flexibility, and scalability. Arista focuses on this market trend and has invested considerable resources on developing and expanding its networked AV over IP product families to help customers achieve their goals with the latest technology products. To learn more Arista Corporation, visit

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