05.01.17

WyreStorm adds audio matrix switching to 4K products

Wyrestorm H2X matrix family

WyreStorm will launch HDBaseT 4K UltraHD matrix switchers with dedicated audio matrix switching at ISE 2017.

The 16x16 (MX-1616-HDBT-H2X) and 10x10 (MX-1010-HDBT-H2X) models include the company’s SmartEDID feature to react to display and source capabilities for mixed 4K and 2K installations. 

4K-2K scaling and frameless switching is also available using the WyreStorm RX-70-4K-SCL HDBaseT scaling receiver, also launching at ISE 2017.

H2X models offer the same video performance as the company’s current H2 matrix platform, providing 4K UHD 4:2:0 8bit 60Hz and 10-bit HDR 24Hz up to 70m with Class A HDBaseT supporting the 5Play feature set and ARC to all zones. HDMI 18Gb/s inputs and mirrored outputs also offer capacity for full-range 4K UHD transmissions with automatic or manual CEC power triggers for HDMI and HDBaseT outputs.

H2X is designed with a modular architecture and an optional HDBaseT Input/HDBaseT Output transmission card is also available, making it suitable for installations where source devices are situated away from the rack.  

Both HDBaseT ports support the 5Play feature set, which means PoH, Ethernet and control signals are passed to both Transmitter and Receiver locations.

The H2X features an integrated audio matrix with three possible source inputs per zone in the form of audio de-embed of HDMI video sources, ARC from zones up to 5.1, and adjustable line-level audio only sources via S/PDIF audio input –made for digital audio streaming on Sonos, Apple Airplay and DLNA devices. In total it supports 30 potential separate audio inputs on the 10x10 H2X model and 48 individual audio inputs on the 16x16.

An audio DSP, featured on H2X transmission modules, allows adjustment of gain, EQ and delay per zone, source restriction per zone, and an AVR Priority Mode, which allows dynamic EDID adjustment depending on audio demand.  Internal diagnostics continually monitor performance of the main board and transmission cards.

ISE 2017 takes place at the Amsterdam RAI, February 7 to 10. WyreStorm will exhibit on stand 5-S100.