Atlona Ships Opus Series of 4K HDR Matrix Switchers

Atlona is now shipping the new Opus series of HDMI-to-HDBaseT matrix switchers. The Opus family of switchers — available in 4×6, 6×8 and 8×10 models — is aimed at both residential and commercial installs.

The AT-OPUS-46M (4×6), AT-OPUS-68M (6×8) and AT-OPUS-810M (8×10) matrix switchers all output HDBaseT and can transmit HDMI, Ethernet pass through, bidirectional IR, and RS-232 control signals to compatible receivers over distances of up to 330 feet (100 meters). All three Opus matrix switchers comply with the HDCP 2.2 specification for protected content and support 4K/UHD video at 60 Hz with 4:4:4 chroma sampling (8-bit color only), as well as HDMI data rates up to 18 Gbps. The new switchers fully support all video resolutions, audio formats and color spaces in the HDMI 2.0b specification and offer compatibility with HDR formats including 4K HDR10 at 60 Hz and Dolby Vision, as well as HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) for future 60p HDR broadcast services. Visually-lossless VESA Display Stream Compression (DSC) enables HDR and 4K/60 4:4:4 signal delivery over HDBaseT.

All three Opus switcher models and the OPUS-RX receiver are available now and here are the specs.

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About Gary Kayye

Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe Publications, is one of the most prominent personalities in the audiovisual industry. He has been a contributor to WIRED magazine and a technical advisor and columnist for Sound & Communications magazine as well as an opinionated columnist for rAVe [Publications] since 2003. In addition to his writing and market analysis, Gary has been a product, marketing and business operations consultant to dozens of AV companies in the U.S. and overseas. Clients have included companies such as Sony, Sharp, Epson, Lutron, InFocus, Sanyo, Mitsubishi, NEC and Philips.   Gary, who has been involved with the audiovisual market for over 20 years, was the recipient of the InfoComm 2003 Educator of the Year Award and the 2007 NSCA Instructor of the Year Award. Over the years, he has donated much of his time as an active volunteer in the AV industry’s trade association and served as chairman of InfoComm’s Professional Education & Training Committee (PETC), chairman of the ICIA Design School Committee and chairman of InfoComm’s Installation School Committee. In addition, he has served on the InfoComm board of governors. He also helped grow the InfoComm Projection Shoot-Out as the premiere AV industry trade show special event serving on the committee from 1991 through 1997, and was instrumental in launching the Shoot-Out in the European market at the Photokina Expo in 1994 and 1996 as well as the Asian market at the 1995 and 1997 INFOCOMM Asia shows.   Prior to founding his own company, Gary was vice president of sales and marketing for AMX Corporation (www.amx.com), a manufacturer specializing in professional AV and residential AV control systems. Prior to AMX, Gary spent nine years at Extron Electronics (www.extron.com), rising to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Gary earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987 from the University of North Carolina and is currently Adjunct Faculty at UNC in the School of Journalism teaching a class on how future technologies will affect the future of advertising, PR and marketing.   He is also the founder of Swim for Smiles, a non-profit that raises money for the N.C. Children’s Hospital through swimming and other fitness-related events for kids. You can contact him at gary@ravepubs.com..