AV Installer’s New Best Friend: Altinex’s Pocket-Friendly DIGI Sniffer
The handheld DIGI Sniffer takes signal inputs from HDMI, DVI and the increasingly popular DisplayPort in any resolution and measures the incoming signal strength and degradation level on a simple array of six LEDs. The stronger the signal, the more LEDs alight.
The AV testing tool, designed for AV consultants and integrators, also supports content protected by High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) made to prevent piracy and content playback on unsupported devices.
The button-free design shuts off automatically to save power and only powers up when gripped on both sides, with the thumb and index finger touching a metal stud on each side.
The new device has just been released with a retail tag of US$145. Altinex is distributed in Australia through Axis Audio Visual, based out of Victoria.