**NEW! SUPERCEDING TECHCONNECT2**
For help understanding the changes click here to see the TC2 to TC3 transition Cheatsheet.
Techconnect is a modular audio-visual faceplate family engineered especially for AV installers.
A “surround” which comes in two parts fits to a backbox (or “mudring” if your wall is hollow), then the modules fix in place to complete the installation. Techconnect is based around standard UK backbox sizes, but Vision also offers mounting hardware for other countries.
Improved Fit and Finish
In Techconnect3 every element of Techconnect has been reconsidered and improved. From more space behind the modules stash cables, to narrower and more even gaps between modules.
Modern Matt White
Pure white with a chiselled profile, Techconnect3 also has 11 mm of flat space above and below the connectors for information or company branding stickers.
Techconnect3 has shorter modules and extra ribbing to reduce module flex. On parts where flex is desirable to avoid shattering ABS plastic is used.
The modules have a tab that hooks into the surround at the bottom, then a couple of turns of the pre-installed screw lock the module into place.
All modules, mounting hardware, and cables are sold individually or in simple packages which can be used as a starting point.
Amp and Control Modules
Install a powerful audio amplifier or a universal controller right next to the connectivity modules. The faceplate is close at hand and securely fastened in place.
The system includes active modules which boost USB or extend HDMI, VGA, and USB signals over CAT6 cable.
A major cost component of cables is copper. Techconnect cable balances cost and quality providing conductors which carry sufficient current to support high resolution signals, and the shielding is evenly wound to avoid jitter and flagging. Ferrite Cores on VGA, USB, and HDMI cables eliminate RF induction noise.
VGA, Phono (RCA), and Minijack Techconnect cables have phoenix connectors on one end which plugs right in to the rear of the modules. These phoenix connectors can easily be removed to pull cables.
Vision’s VGA cable included the SDA and SCL data lines to support EDID handshakes which allows the display device to communicate its supported display modes.
Faceplates that require soldering take time to build onsite, and – even for experts – create a possible point of failure in the system. Techconnect de-risks an installation.