DVIGear is expanding its line of switching and scaling products with the new DVI-3580a 4K MultiViewer Switcher / Scaler. The DVI-3580a accepts up to seven video inputs: four HDMI (or DVI), two DisplayPort and one RGB/YPbPr analog (VGA). The unit supports a broad range of input signal formats and resolutions up to 4K/60p (4:4:4 on the DisplayPort inputs). The selected input signal is routed to two mirrored outputs, one HDMI and one HDBaseT. The HDBaseT output is POH (Power over HDBaseT) compliant, so a compatible receiver unit (model DVI-7520-RX — sold separately) may be remotely powered from the DVI-3580a unit over the HDBaseT link. This MultiViewer can simultaneously display up to four video signals with resolutions up to 4K, which are displayed in four possible layouts: single, double, triple or quadruple. Any input signal can be displayed in any MultiViewer window.
In addition to this device’s video capabilities, the DVI-3580a also includes audio embedding as well as de-embedded audio outputs. Each video input is coupled with an analog stereo audio input connection. The unit includes three audio outputs: HDMI / HDBaseT embedded audio, eight-channel (7.1) analog audio and TOSLINK optical audio. User-adjustable lip-sync correction is provided. This unit may be controlled via a variety of options, including LAN (built-in Web GUI or Telnet), RS232, IR remote control and front panel selections.
The DVI-3580a includes EDID Management capabilities that allow each connected source device to be presented with a unique EDID from a variety of possible files, including: one of six factory installed EDID values, the EDID from the connected HDMI or HDBaseT display or one of seven custom EDID values that can be stored in the unit’s memory. EDID values can also be downloaded from and uploaded into any custom EDID memory, which allows the possibility of off-line EDID editing and the creation of custom EDID files.