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May Newsletter 2014

Mirror Edge Networks

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May 2014


Upon receipt of this second email from me I am sure that you would like to know more about Mirror Edge Networks, so this is just a bit more information about what we are all about.

Mirror Edge Networks has been a passion of mine for well over two years.
I knew when I left Bang & Olufsen Cape Town that it was time to start thinking about starting my own company.

Making sure that I was able to rely on my highly skilled and knowledgaeble team was one of my highest priorities, so when I decided to finally start Mirror Edge Networks I knew exactly who to get in contact with.
With Lionel Brown’s commitment to work together we both knew that we could honour our clients with the type of high quality service they had previously come to expect from us.
Keeping this as our focus we know that our new clients will appreciate the time and effort that we put into making sure that everything is installed and working perfectly.

Together we make sure that all project planning is carried out correctly and professional Audio/Video installations are completed timeously for our clients.

Please enjoy some information from our latest projects below.

Speed Test Result

The power of Fibre

High quality Audio Video content is becoming readily available online. This is great for our entertainment, but how does our internet bandwidth restrict us from viewing this content?

I have recently posted about the 5 Benefits of Fibre Broadband in Clifton. We are currently able to offer high speed broadband internet as well as DSTV over IP. This means that residents of Clifton are finally able to access High Definition DSTV. Something previously unavailable.

HD Video Distribution – Our First Full House Project

We have just completed our first full house High Definition Video Distribution system.
This system includes equipment from various great companies that we are proud to work with.

The total installation included the following new items provided by us:

HDMI Video Matrix (switching 8 inputs to 7 outputs) from CYP
Crestron CP3 Controller
2 Crestron MLX-3 Remote Controls (3 iPads with Crestron App)
3 Samsung Ultra High Definition televisions
1 Integra Audio Video Receiver
2 ArtCoustic LCR’s, 1 ArtCoustic Spitfire Subwoofer
1.4km of CAT6 Cable
Infrastructure rack, including:
Draytek Router,
Ethernet Controlled Power Distribution Units by Lindy
2 48 Port Network Switches (1 Power over Ethernet)
MacMini Server,
XBMC Media Players connected to 16TB Drobo Media Storage.
2 AppleTV’s,
2 DSTV Explora Decoders, 1 High Definition DSTV Decoder
DVR relocation & Integration.
Close to 300 hours of installation, programming and calibration work.

More information about this installation and will be posted once we have had an opportunity to visit the client and take photos of the completed installation.

Please feel free to contact us if you would like to discuss this type of video distribution system for your own use.


Close Up: Checking all cabling is labelled corectly

High Definition Cabling Installation

We have recently completed our first full house High Definition Cabling Installation for a video distribution system. This type of system requires the correct infrastructure in the form of Cat6 and High Definition cabling installation

In this post we will show you what existing cabling we had to deal with and what the process of installing all the new cabling was.

Finished installation. All Cables patched in!

Our First AV Rack Build

We have recently completed our first full house High Definition video distribution system installation. This was our first opportunity to implement a High Definition Video Distribution system, which is all controlled via Crestron.

Due to the complexity of this type of installation, we installed all the required equipment into a Systems Rack.