Press Release Summary:
Allowing true matrix HDCP-compliant switching for up to 16 inputs, AT-PROHD1616M-SR can simultaneously feed 8 separate displays via 8 independently switchable HDMI and twisted pair (TP) outputs. True 16x16:2 HDMI matrix switcher also offers 7 switching modes and 7 in. LCD. Equalization, amplification, and re-clocking signal ensure accurate HDMI signal transmission through longer cables without quality loss. Transmission distance of CAT5/6 outputs reaches up to 100 ft @ 1080p.
Original Press Release:
Atlona Technologies to Unveil HDMI Pro AV 16x16 HDMI 1.3 Over CAT5/6 Matrix Switch with 16 Additional HDMI Local Outputs, AT-PROHD1616M-SR at InfoComm International Expo.
Atlona Technologies, solutions based manufacturer of Audio Video products, releases the most industrious Pro AV Matrix Switcher on the market at InfoComm 2010, the AT-PROHD1616M-SR.
Integrators taking advantage of the many benefits of HDMI's digital format have been hitting a wall when it comes to large format true matrix switching. While some matrix switches offer formats up to 8x8, many use what is called cross point switching, allowing each input to be viewed only on a single output. Other switches that offer true matrix switching are not HDCP compliant. Atlona's newest switcher, the AT-PROHD1616M-SR, breaks down many barriers for integrators allowing true matrix HDCP compliant switching for up to 16 inputs.
Atlona Technologies has been consistently made headway in the AV industry with the continuous release of Matrix Switchers for all formats. The newest addition to this Matrix line is no doubt their most advanced and industrious HDMI1.3 Matrix Switcher in the market today, the AT-PROHD1616M-SR. This Pro AV model is a True 16x16:2 HDMI matrix switcher featuring 16 HDMI 1.3 inputs, and eight independently switchable HDMI and Twister Pair outputs to feed eight separate displays simultaneously. This unit also has the ability of equalization, amplification and re-clocking the signal to ensure accurate HDMI signal transmission through long cables without quality loss. Each output features 1 HDMI and 2 Twisted Pair connections where both are active at the same time. Twisted Pair outputs are used to connect to the eight included receiver modules.
Unlike any other, this Atlona 16x16:2 Matrix has a total of seven available switching modes including; key buttons, touch panel, local IR, IR call back from remote locations, RS232, RS485 and Ethernet.
"Atlona is extremely excited for installers to reap the benefits of this installers many control functions as well as numerous beneficial attributes," says Atlona Product Manager Michael Khain. With these seven control functions, including IR, Atlona's 16x16 HDMI Matrix Switcher allows users access to sixteen additional HD sources such as DVD players, Blu-Ray, PS3, Xbox 360, Digital Signage content delivery systems or any other HDMI devices directly, from the location of that HD display. With added metal handles in front for portability and positioning in rack mount installation applications, and support of discreet IR codes, installers will surely love this switcher.
Not only will the transmission distance of Twister Pair (CAT5/6) outputs reach up to 100ft @ 1080P with infrared control signal, but that distance can be extended for additional 165ft with an optional Atlona repeater units. Along with being fully HDCP compliant, the AT-PROHD1616M-SR is embedded with state of the art Silicon Image Chipset. Perhaps the most notable addition to this unit would be the 7 inch LCD front panel display, which will allow installers the ability to preview all signals transmitted as well as Monitor the Output sources. This 16x16:2 Matrix Switcher is perfect for any application, whether it be for commercial, educational, or digital signage purposes.
Atlona's Pro AV model AT-PROHD1616M-SR is officially available today with an MSRP of $24999.00, and can be viewed at InfoComm 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.