Octava Inc., specialists in HDMI solutions, announced the release of the 4×4 HDMI / Ethernet CAT5-6 Matrix Switch. The 4×4 HDMI Matrix Switch enables users to switch 4 multiple HD sources to 4 HD Displays in any 256 combinations using HDMI cables or Ethernet CAT5/6 cables.
This unique 4×4 HDMI Ethernet Matrix Router has user configurable outputs. Each of the outputs can be configured for either 1) HDMI cable connection OR 2) CAT 5/ 6 Cable Connection. The Ethernet CAT 5/6 Matrix Switch is a complete HD routing solution for whole home HDTV systems. In addition, Infrared Extension allows I.R. signals to be sent from viewing area to the equipment room over CAT-5/6 Cables. Ethernet cables and connectors are easily field terminated thus allowing installers to easily install the proper length cable needed for ultimate flexibility and eliminate logistics problems of having custom length HDMI cables.
The 4×4 HDMI Matrix features 4 HDMI inputs, 4 HDMI Outputs, RS-232 control and fits in a 1RU rack mount housing for professional installations.
The 4×4 HDMI / Ethernet CAT5-6 Matrix Switch supports 1080P HD resolutions.
HDMI is the latest standard for distributing High Definition Digital Video and Audio in high def displays for 2 reasons: 1) uncompressed digital format ensures the best picture quality and 2) HDMI allows content providers to ensure that their intellectual property is protected through HDCP.