Gefen announces new matrix switcher

Gefen has announced the availability of its 8x8 CrossPoint Matrix for HDMI v1.3, allowing direct connections between high definition sources and displays without networking.

High definition resolutions up to 1080p full HD are delivered instantly when selected. Gefen also says the product offers plug and play operation and support for the expanded HDMI v1.3 format.

Installation requires the connection of eight hi-definition sources to the eight HDMI inputs, and the connection of eight hi-definition displays to the eight HDMI outputs. Users can assign any source to any display, relaying hi-definition video with HDCP compliance and multi-channel audio with no signal delays.

The 8x8 Cross Point Matrix for HDMI v1.3 offers local front panel control, IR remote access and RS-232 compatibility. It comes with an external power supply, eight HDMI cables and rack ears for mounting.