Atlona releases HDMI to HDBaseT matrix switcher
Atlona is shipping its PRO3HD66M 6x6 HDMI to HDBaseT matrix switcher with locking HDMI and power connectors.
The switcher uses HDBaseT and Power over Category cable (PoCc) to extend up to six sources to six HDBaseT outputs and two mirrored HDMI output connections over a distance of up to 70m.
To facilitate multiroom distribution, the device powers zone extenders, eliminating the need for remote receivers to require a separate power source.
Control-signal-routing capabilities offer control of connected devices via IR and RS-232 from third-party control systems, while Ethernet connections contribute to simpler system configurations thanks to GUI and TCP/IP control.
With de-embedded digital S/PDIF audio for the HDBaseT outputs, audio distribution becomes easier for either multichannel amplifiers or AV receivers.
The PRO3HD66M switcher's S/PDIF outputs support multichannel audio up to Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1. In addition, Dolby TrueHD lossless HD digital audio and DTS HD Master Audio are supported on two mirrored HDMI outputs, enabling multichannel HD digital audio from Blu-ray sources.
Programmable EDID memory presets come pre-loaded to any source connected to the switcher and the PRO3HD66M is equipped with a USB port that enables installers to perform firmware updates directly from the field.