Connectivity solutions provider Gefen announced today the release of its new matrix switcher, upgraded to handle the HDMI v1.3 format with cross-point capability.
With HDCP compliance and support for all HDMI v1.3 features including deep color, the 4×4 Matrix for HDMI v1.3 connects and distributes any one of four hi-def sources to any one of four HDTVs in a plug and play fashion. It supports hi-def video resolutions to 1080p full HD plus multi-channel digital audio, including features like lip sync, DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD, which is routed together with the video.
Ideal for bringing together multiple sources and displays throughout the home or professional environment, the 4×4 Matrix for HDMI v1.3 offers control by IR remote and through the RS-232 port, allowing for home automation integration.
“This new version gives installers working with the next generation of HDMI equipment a reliable method of integrating multiple sources and displays,” said Hagai Gefen, president and CEO, Gefen Inc. “If displays need to be mounted in different rooms, Gefen also supplies hi-def extension solutions to simplify the installation process.”
Installation requires a simple connection to its four sources and four displays. Boosted by a 24v power supply, the Matrix switches sources and displays in seconds. The unit’s inputs and outputs line the backside of the single, rack mountable enclosure.