SAPPHIRE Technology Ltd., a global supplier of innovative IT products and a leading provider of components for digital signage installations, today announced that it has joined InfoComm International in order to share its expertise, network and shape the professional AV industry. InfoComm is the leading non-profit association serving the professional AV communications industry, with members throughout the world. Known for its state-of-the-art graphics cards, motherboards, splitters/expanders and player PCs, SAPPHIRE has recently expanded its product line to include a broader range of products ideally suited to the professional AV industry. From extenders to digital signage software, SAPPHIRE is committed to offering reliable, interoperable, and cost-effective products for installation in retail locations, bars/restaurants, education facilities, lobbies, houses of worship and other environments. "We are very excited to have SAPPHIRE as a member of InfoComm," said Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D., Executive Director and CEO, InfoComm International. "Our members make it possible to improve and expand our education programs, tradeshows, government relations and outreach efforts, which in turn, make it possible for them to conduct their businesses successfully and competently." "When we entered the professional AV industry, we knew we wanted to be associated with the InfoComm brand," said Adrian Thompson, VP of Marketing, SAPPHIRE Technology Ltd. "InfoComm is the most well-known professional AV association in the world, and its members gain recognition by adhering to the 10 Standards of Excellence, developed in collaboration with industry experts to emphasize the best practices of AV businesses." SAPPHIRE's range of professional AV products includes the Vid-2X splitter/expander; a compact stand-alone unit that allows two monitors to be connected to a single Thunderbolt, DisplayPort or Dual-Link DVI output of a player PC. It also includes PowerScale HDMI over CATx extenders to ensure first-rate distribution of uncompressed AV signals at distances up to 330ft (100m), with support for Power over Ethernet (PoE). SAPPHIRE even offers user-friendly and cost-effective digital signage software in the form of PowerCastX. This software features a contemporary and intuitive user interface, multi-zone/multi-display support, 10 rotating layouts, and support for a variety of content on up to 12 displays. For more information on SAPPHIRE Pro AV products, please visit this page.