ATLONA 8-INPUT 4K/UHD MATRIX SWITCHER
Designed as the centerpiece of complex AV systems, Atlona has introduced its AT-UHD-CLSO-824, an eight-input, two output, 4K/UHD @ 60Hz matrix switcher with mirrored HDMI and HDBaseT outputs.
The latest addition in the company’s CLSO series of multi-format matrix switchers for commercial and education use, the new model incorporates three HDBaseT and four HDMI inputs, one VGA analogue video input and two HDBaseT outputs, each with a mirrored HDMI output, making it ideal for conference rooms, classrooms, and training environments.
Additional features include two microphone inputs with 48V phantom power, Ethernet-enabled 100 m HDBaseT signal extension, 10 local RS-232 ports, balanced analogue stereo output, and a web-based GUI for switcher configuration.
“The AT-UHD-CLSO-824 is our most advanced multi-format switcher, and its flexibility to route different video signals to multiple displays makes it an ideal switcher for complex system designs,” says Atlona president and co-founder Ilya Khayn.
With mirrored HDMI and HDBaseT outputs, the matrix switcher accommodates a variety of meeting and classroom needs, such as a confidence monitor, dual displays, and divisible rooms, with one screen per room. It accepts up to four digital sources – HDMI, DVI, or DisplayPort – via four HDMI inputs. A multi-function analogue input on 15-pin HD connectors with balanced audio input accepts analogue sources in multiple video standards. And multiple, bi-directional RS-232 ports provide pass through device management from the control system.
Three HDBaseT inputs are designed for use with Atlona’s AT-UHD-EX-100CE extender and the new HDVS transmitter series with PoE. Ethernet-enabled HDBaseT signal extension also route control signals from third-party control processors via HDBaseT along with 4K/UHD audio and video through a single cable up to 100m. The web interface for the new switcher enables EDID management for optimising video resolution and audio delivery and allows HDCP management for using the switcher with compliant and non-compliant devices. The switcher, while provided with a handheld IR remote control, can also be controlled via third-party control systems using IR, IP, or RS-232 formats.
In addition to providing 48V phantom power on the microphone inputs, the unit is equipped with microphone ducking, a feature which automatically lowers the audio level on the active AV input when someone speaks into the mic. The switcher is rack mountable, occupying 1U in height and full rack width, and includes a desktop power supply with detachable power cable and an IR hand held remote control.
The AT-UHD-CLSO-824 will be available in Q3 2015 and can be seen at booth #1569.