04.03.11

Extron releases HDMI audio de-embedder

Extron is shipping its HAE 100, an audio de-embedder that extracts the audio from an HDMI signal and provides outputs for analogue stereo and digital S/PDIF audio.

The HAE 100 supports data rates up to 6.75 Gbps for compatibility with HDMI 1.3 Deep Color. It is HDCP compliant and compatible with HDTV 1080p/60 or computer-video resolutions up to 1920x1200. It is equipped with a buffered HDMI video output with EDID Minder, input cable equalization and LED status display.

EDID Minder automatically manages EDID communication between the input source and the display. Input cable equalization compensates for weak source signals or signal loss when using long input cable assemblies.

LEDs on the front panel real-time device status monitoring, including HDMI input / output and audio output signal presence, HDCP authentication, and whether the extracted audio is two-channel PCM or encoded bitstream audio for Dolby Digital or DTS Digital Surround. A mini USB port on the front panel provides access for device configuration. The HAE 100 is housed in a 1U, quarter rack width metal enclosure.