Extron adds HDMI audio embedder with 4K support

Extron HAI 100 4K audio embedder

Extron has introduced the HAI 100 4K, an audio embedder that embeds two-channel analog audio or digital two-channel S/PDIF audio onto the HDMI output signal.

The HAI 100 4K includes an HDMI input, analog stereo audio and S/PDIF audio inputs, as well as an HDMI output. It is HDCP compliant, supports data rates up to 10.2 Gbps, and is compatible with video resolutions up to 4K.

The HAI 100 4K includes features such as adjustable gain control for the analog audio input, EDID Minder for simplified EDID management between the input source and the display, plus HDMI input cable equalisation and comprehensive LED status display.

It is suitable for applications requiring audio from a sound system to be embedded with an HDMI video signal, supporting systems that rely on HDMI for signal distribution.

Additionally, to compensate for signal loss over long input cables, incoming HDMI signals are equalised up to 50 feet (15 metres) at 4K or 100 feet (30 metres) at 1080p/60 when used with Extron HDMI Pro cables. LEDs on the front panel offer real-time device status monitoring, including HDMI input and output signal presence, and HDCP authentication.