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Octava HDMI Switch Available for Adding Multiple HDMI Sources to HD Display

February 1, 2006 Norcross, Ga.-

Octava Inc., specialists in HDMI solutions, announced the release of its latest generation HDMI products for home theater use. All products are available at:

HDMI will continue to be the de-facto standard in home video transmission 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.

“It is clear that more equipment such as Cable/Satellite Set Top boxes, DVD players, HD DVD players, Personal video recorders, video game stations, and computer video cards will adopt HDMI/DVI. However, many early-generation HDTV monitors only had 1 or 2 HDMI input leaving the early adopter no way to easily add HDMI enabled sources. Furthermore many Surround Sound Audio Receivers do not include HDMI switching. Octava’s HDMI switching solution was designed to allow end users to add HDMI sources and at the same time upgrade their existing Surround Sound Audio Receiver with HDMI switching capabilities. This allows the end user to fully experience the benefits of HDMI.”

Octava’s latest HDMI switch solution include a 3×1 HDMI switch and 5×1 HDMI switch. The 3×1 HDMI switch allows the user to connect up to 3 HDMI sources and share it with 1 HD monitor or projector. The 5×1 HDMI switch are for “power users” who intend to add in more sources in the future. “By providing 3×1 and 5×1 HDMI solutions, we ensure that the end user always has adequate number of ports for future expansions.”

The Octava HDMI switch has been meticulously engineered for superior impedance matching, minimum skew and clean transmission. All switches are HDCP compatible and are transparent to the HDCP process ensuring compatibility. Furthermore, Clear Eye technology has been employed to correct and improve signal quality over HDMI cables.
In addition, Octava HDMI switch incorporate Smart ScanTM auto-detection, which intelligently and automatically select the desired HDMI source allowing for the ultimate user friendliness. Smart ScanTM simplifies the user experience by minimizing dependence on additional remote controls. A further benefit of Smart ScanTM is that the HDMI switch may be placed behind the equipment cabinet and be controlled without an additional IR extender.

All products can be connected to DVI-D also simply by using a DVI-D to HDMI cable or adapter.

Jeff Su is product-marketing manager at Octava Inc. Jeff is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology (BSEE, MSEE) and has over 10 years of experience in CATV systems, RF, and microwave designs. He may be reached at

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