Gefen introduces two HDMI 2.0a compliant matrix products at InfoComm 2017
Gefen debuted two matrix products at InfoComm 2017, the EXT-UHD600A-44 and EXT-UHD600A-88. Both matrices fully support the latest HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 2.2 standards.
Both matrix products are compliant with the full bandwidth of the HDMI 2.0a specification and support all 4K timings and Chroma subsampling formats, meaning that features such as HDR and all aspects of Rec. 2020 are also supported.
Both matrix products incorporate analog and digital audio breakouts that de-embed the audio stream from each HDMI output, thus allowing the isolated audio content to be connected to external amplifiers and music distribution systems, such as those found in bars, restaurants, clubs, venues, and corporate offices.
Independent scalers are built into each output – and for the first time in a Gefen matrix – two of the outputs on the EXT-UHD600A-44 have the ability to downscale a 4K signal to HD, while the remaining two outputs can upscale an HD signal to 4K Ultra HD, maximising compatibility in a mixed display system.
Both new matrix products include a Professional API feature that provides previously unattainable data to open the door for exciting interactions between control/monitoring systems and Gefen products. The EXT-UHD600A-44 also includes Gefen’s Long Range Power (LRP) feature that eliminates the need for commercial installers to use an external power supply when using a compatible extender to increase the matrix’s output beyond an HDMI cable’s limits.