Offers Cross Point Integration of High Definition Sources and Displays
Connectivity solutions provider Gefen announced today the release of its new matrix switcher, upgraded to handle the HDMI v1.3 format with cross-point capability.
With HDCP compliance and support for all HDMI v1.3 features including deep color, the 4×4 Matrix for HDMI v1.3 connects and distributes any one of four hi-def sources to any one of four HDTVs in a plug and play fashion. It supports hi-def video resolutions to 1080p full HD plus multi-channel digital audio, including features like lip sync, DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD, which is routed together with the video.
Ideal for bringing together multiple sources and displays throughout the home or professional environment, the 4×4 Matrix for HDMI v1.3 offers control by IR remote and through the RS-232 port, allowing for home automation integration.
“This new version gives installers working with the next generation of HDMI equipment a reliable method of integrating multiple sources and displays,” said Hagai Gefen, president and CEO, Gefen Inc. “If displays need to be mounted in different rooms, Gefen also supplies hi-def extension solutions to simplify the installation process.”
Installation requires a simple connection to its four sources and four displays. Boosted by a 24v power supply, the Matrix switches sources and displays in seconds. The unit’s inputs and outputs line the backside of the single, rack mountable enclosure.