DVIGear Launches 4K MultiViewer Switcher and Scaler

DVI-3580a_0316DVIGear 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.

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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..