Lightware unleashes USB-C connectivity with Taurus UCX HC40

Lightware Visual Engineering announced the launch of Taurus UCX HC40, a video switcher carefully designed with AV integrators in mind. This equipment harnesses the potential of USB-C connectivity.

Taurus UCX HC40 simplifies 4K video, audio, and control signal transmission while providing power over a single USB-C connection. Moreover, with data speeds of up to 5 Gbps thanks to USB 3.1 Gen1, it ensures quality and ultralow-latency of video and audio.

The new Taurus variant brings a USB Hub, providing connections and enhanced compatibility with non-compliant USB devices and extenders. It also includes a front live LED for status monitoring and the ability to configure internal pull-up/pull-down for Room Occupancy (OCS); more flash storage space. In the 4×2 and 2×1 versions, the second USB hosts a port to USB-C (data only) to support active USB extender cables.

“Our commitment to innovation is one of the characteristics of Lightware Visual Engineering and it’s embedded in each one of our products and solutions. With Taurus UCX HC40, we are moving a step forward, elevating installations with the latest in USB-C technology, and delivering superior experiences for AV integrators,” commented Gergely Vida, CEO, Lightware Visual Engineering.

In November 2023, a Dante-version of the Taurus UCX 4×2 variant, known as the UCX-4×2-HC40D, will come with support for Dante/AES67 network connection. The UCX-4×3-HC40BD product version will be available in early 2024.