NEW 1×8 Ultra HD HDMI Distribution Amplifier

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CE labs® NEW 1×8 Ultra HD HDMI Splitter

The UH8-4K 1×8 Ultra HD HDMI Distribution Amplifier, from CE labs®, allows you to split any HDMI digital video with embedded audio source to multiple HD displays. Integrated with CE labs patented Cable retention bracket, the UH8-4K may be cascaded up to 8 layers deep, perfect for retail video wall displays. Supporting video resolutions up to 4K x 2K @ 60 Hz, 8-bit.

Learn more about the UH8-4K and download the UH8-4K Spec Sheet.

The New 4k 60Hz Digital Media Player Line

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CE labs®/Cable Electronics, Inc. Announces New 4K 60Hz Digital Media Players

GARLAND, TX – March 2, 2015 – CE labs®/Cable Electronics, Inc. announces the addition of two new 4k 60Hz ultra high definition digital media players to the digital media player product line – the MP800 & the MP80. These new 4k 60Hz digital media players, housed in a commercial-grade chassis, are outfitted with HDMI 2.0 and are capable of playing HEVC content using the new h.265 codec at enhanced bit rates. The MP800, using the Linux OS, is a fully-loaded 4k 60Hz digital media player with RS-232 and IR control, 8-port GPIO interface, dual display capabilities and HDMI input. The MP80, an economic 4k 60Hz solution built on the Android OS, operates at 80% lower power consumption than that of comparable PC-based digital signage appliances and also comes with a 8-port GPIO interface.

Event Complex System Solution

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Digital Signage + Live Camera Feed + Advertising

Recently, a customer came to CE labs with a design proposal of placing digital signage into a large event complex. The customer required digital signage information display on all screens in the complex as well as the ability to switch to a live camera feed.

CE labs was able to develop a cost effective design that met all the customer’s needs and provided additional useful features.

Event Complex Diagram

In the installation, CE lab’s QM102 Dual Channel 1080p QAM Modulators were used in a cable head-end configuration, to produce a cost effective RF distribution source. The QM102 was used to broadcast camera feeds throughout the complex. We also fed one channel of the QM102 with a MP700R digital media player, to broadcast digital menu boards to the concession stands for cost reduction.

Note: Several QM102’s can be used on the RF network, at the same time, to scale the system to your needs.

In each of the Concession Stands and Concourse Areas, television monitors were tuned to the appropriate QAM television channel to deliver the desired content.

Each of the Private Suites were setup not only show the camera feeds, but to also broadcast suite owners’ advertising to their customers attending the event. This is done by the way of a MP700R-T media player with tuner. The system was programmed to broadcast full screen ads into the suites until event start time. The system will then switch to a live camera feed, either full screen or wrapped with custom advertising, depending on what the suite owner would like to see.

The entire system is fully controllable and could be monitored from any location with a network connection.

If you have any questions about these products or any other CE labs products, or if you would like to speak with us about your custom application, please fill out our Contact Form or call us at (800) 767-6189.

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New Series 7 4k 60Hz Digital Signage Player – AP74-4k

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CE labs®/Cable Electronics, Inc. Announces A New Series 7 4k 60Hz Digital Signage Player – AP74-4k

GARLAND, TX – August 14, 2014 – CE labs®/Cable Electronics, Inc. introduces the new AP74-4k, the latest network-ready 4K 60Hz digital signage player with HDCP 2.0, HDMI v2.0 and GPIO. The AP74-4k comes packed with a powerful quad-core processor that allows for true 4K resolution 60Hz ultra high definition playback using the HEVC codec h.265. The AP74-4k is network-ready via ethernet and is also integrated with auto-adjustable WiFi dual-band capabilities which can support both 2.4G and 5G wireless networks. When a network is not available, removable USB drives can be used to play content.

A robust OS is installed on the AP74-4k that comes with popular features such as auto-play, touchscreen support and GPIO. General GPIO functions include the ability to program volume, play/pause/skip/stop as well as activate playlists from assigned directories which give an added layer of depth to 4K TV user experience applications. Toslink optical SPDIF audio support is integrated and may be toggled with HDMI through GPIO making the AP74-4k an ideal solution for sound bar demos and POP kiosks.

“We made sure the AP74-4k is packed with many functions and features right out of the box”, Eric McCready, Vice President of Sales stated. “It’s important that we have an economical 4K digital signage solution that can be used in a diverse range of environments, more specifically retail, POP and sound bar applications. The AP74-4k delivers on all accounts.”

The AP74-4k also comes embedded with Bluetooth 4.0 allowing for personal area networks and communication with smartphone and tablets; excellent for individual presentations when highlighting a specific in-store product or service to customers and clients.

Support for HTML5, CSS3 and Jquery content give the AP74-4k added flexibility for easily updating digital menu boards and is fully compatible with QuickSign Pro Designer, a free HTML5 layout and content management software tool.

“We have had a remarkable response with QuickSign Pro Designer for digital menu board applications and content management over a local area network. The AP74-4k being fully compatible strengthens our product portfolio and gives us more tools to work with on the creative side.” said Tony Smith, Creative Director.

A solid-state device that provides higher reliability out in the field, the AP74-4k also has 3D playback support and provides 80% lower power consumption than that of comparable PC-based digital signage appliances.

The AP74-4k, which can be custom configured to project requirements and ready for installation, is available now.


AP74-4k Features:

  • Powerful Quad-core CPU allows for true 4k Ultra High Definition playback – 3840 x 2160
  • HEVC decode h.265 for true 4k playback
  • h.264 codec support at both 4k and 1920 x 1080
  • Toslink optical audio support
  • Network-ready over ethernet or wirelessly with integrated 5G WiFi Dual Band
  • External 8-button GPIO custom programmable functionality (optional) – Volume up/down – Play/stop/pause – Activate playlist – Toggle HDMI and Toslink audio connection
  • Embedded Bluetooth 4.0 allows devices to exchange data creating a personal area network(PAN)
  • Supports HTML5, CSS3 and Jquery content
  • Removable USB/TF media cards can be used when a network is not available
  • Can be custom configured to project requirements and ready for installation
  • No moving parts provide higher reliability out in the field
  • 80% lower power consumption than that of comparable PC-based digital signage appliances
  • Touchscreen support
  • HDCP 1.4 and HDMI v2.0
  • 3D playback support
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About CE labs®/Cable Electronics

CE labs®/Cable Electronics, Inc. is one of the top manufacturers of high performance pro A/V systems and digital signage solutions. With over 25 years of experience, CE labs has become an innovator in customized electronics manufacturing that specializes in engineering, research and development of state-of-the-art technology for the audio/video signal distribution management field and digital signage space. CE labs manufactures a full line of professional grade A/V distribution amplifiers, matrix switchers, digital media players and digital signage products. For more information, visit

3209 Wood Drive Garland, Texas, 75041 United States of America Phone: 469-429-9200 Fax: 469-429-9205

Contact Product Communications Eric McCready 469.429.9200

Going Strong at InfoComm

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Going Strong At InfoComm

We are back at it and exhibiting at InfoComm14! More than 10,000 technology products from more than 950 companies will be featured in Las Vegas, June 18-20, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

This year at InfoComm14, we are highlighting our NEW and improved products and services:

  • 4K 60Hz Ultra HD Digital Signage Players – 2 Models! Coming Soon!
  • 4K 60Hz HDMI Distribution Amplifiers – Passes True 4K signal!
  • 4K Ultra HD Extenders – Passes True 4K signals up to 328ft!
  • QuickSign Pro HTML5 Layout Software – Enhanced Features!
  • The Partnership Reseller Program – New! Coming Soon!
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Learn more about CE labs® Booth Highlights at InfoComm14.