Atlona Launches Four-Input HDMI and HDBaseT Switcher for HDR

Atlona today introduced the JunoX 451 HDBT (AT-JUNO-451-HDBT) HDMI and HDBaseT switcher with HDR. The JunoX 451 HDBT features three HDMI inputs alongside one HDBaseT input for receiving video, embedded audio and Ethernet over Cat6a or Cat7 cable up to 330 feet (100 meters). Automatic input selection using hot plug detect (HPD) and active video detection technology intelligently switches between inputs without user intervention when a new source is connected.

The JunoX 451 HDBT supports 4K/UHD video at 60 Hz with 4:4:4 chroma sampling and is compliant with the HDCP 2.2content protection specification. Able to pass metadata for HDR content, the Juno X 451 HDBT supports the 4K HDR10 and Dolby Vision HDR formats at 60 Hz. The new switcher is compatible with all video resolutions, audio formats and color spaces in the HDMI 2.0b specification, ensuring seamless interoperability with new and emerging 4K/UHD source and display devices.

Pristine image quality and compatibility with the latest HDR-equipped sources, projectors and displays make the JunoX 451 HDBT equally at home in residential theater installations or in detail-intensive, professional AV environments. Supporting HDMI data rates up to 18 Gbps, the new switcher can receive HDBaseT at data rates up to 10 Gbps from current Atlona distribution solutions including the AT-UHD-PRO3 family, AT-UHD-CAT product line and AT-UHD-SW series, as well as 18 Gbps 4K HDR HDBaseT signals from forthcoming Atlona matrix switchers.

HDMI audio de-embedding extracts two-channel PCM or multi-channel bitstream audio to the switcher’s TOSLINK optical digital audio output for flexible integration, while support for the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) provides an return audio pathway from a television set to an AV receiver or soundbar via the TOSLINK connection. The JunoX 451 HDBT offers TCP/IP, RS232 and IR control capabilities and can be configured and managed over a network through its integrated web interface, the Atlona Management System (AMS 2.0) software or Atlona’s ground-breaking Velocity IP-based AV control platform.

The JunoX 451 HDBT is here.

Sara Abrons

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