ATLONA INTRODUCES MULTI-OUTPUT 4K SWITCHER
Atlona introduces the AT-UHD-CLSO-840, an eight-input, four-output 4K HDMI and HDBaseT switcher designed for applications such as videoconferencing, multi-screen presentations, and divisible room installations.
The new matrix is equipped with five HDMI and three HDBaseT inputs, two HDMI outputs, and two HDBaseT outputs. It is designed for use in settings requiring at least three independent outputs for connections to displays and a conferencing codec. Its audio capabilities include an independent 8 x 4 audio matrix using audio de-embedded from the video sources with matrix switching to four balanced, analogue audio outputs. There are also four analog audio inputs, each dedicated to embedding content onto a corresponding video output.
Other features on the CLSO-840 include PoE on the HDBaseT inputs and outputs, allowing use of Atlona UHD-EX Series or HDVS-200 Series HDBaseT transmitters and receivers. All HDBaseT inputs and outputs allow transmission distances up to 100m.
The new matrix includes a LAN connection for IP-based control, including configuration and monitoring via Atlona Management System (AMS) software, available to customers via free download. It can extend Ethernet from a control processor, and features IP to RS-232 translation for converting TCP/IP commands to RS-232. This provides the flexibility of extending TCP/IP or RS-232 control to remote devices over HDBaseT.
Audio output on each channel has independent volume control and five-band equalisation. The matrix also provides HDCP management, enabling Apple sources to perform properly when used in teleconferencing systems.
The AT-UHD-CLSO-840 is rack mountable in a 2U rack space. It will be available in Q1 2017 at a suggested retail price of $4999.99.