Gefen from Core Brands has debuted two new matrix products, the EXT-UHD600A-44 and EXT-UHD600A-88. Both matrix products are compliant with the HDMI 2.0a specification and support HDR and Rec. 2020 color color gamuts.
In addition to its full HDMI 2.0a and HDR compliance, both matrix products incorporate analog and digital audio breakouts that de-embed the audio stream from each HDMI output, thus allowing the isolated audio content to be connected to external amplifiers and music distribution systems, such as those found in bars, restaurants, clubs, venues, and corporate offices.
Two of the outputs on the EXT-UHD600A-44 have the ability to downscale a 4K signal to HD, while the remaining two outputs can upscale an HD signal to 4K. Both new matrix products include an API feature that provides data to open the door for exciting interactions between control/monitoring systems and Gefen products. The EXT-UHD600A-44 also includes Gefen’s Long Range Power (LRP) feature that Gefen claims eliminates the need for the use an external power supply when using a compatible extender to increase the matrix’s output beyond an HDMI cable’s limits.
The EXT-UHD600A-44 lists for $1,499 and the EXT-UHD600A-88 is $3,999. Here are the details.