Xantech Introduces New HDMI Distribution Line

Nortek Security & Control (NSC) today introduced its all-new line of Xantech HDMI distribution solutions — including extenders, switchers and distributions amps. Xantech, traditionally known as a control accessory company, is expending its video product line considerably with these new products — all centered around sending HDMI signals longer distances as well as solving quirky HDMI routing issues.

The three new Xantech extenders include:

  • The XT-HDBT-EX100-4K18G-KIT: 4K HDBaseT extender delivers HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2 support, Bi-directional IR, RS-232 and PoH (PoE) up to lengths of 70m at 4K (100m at 1080p) over a single CAT cable.
  • The XT-HDBT-EX70-4K-KIT: 4K HDBaseT solution delivers HDMI with HDCP 2.2 support, Bi-directional IR and PoH (PoE) up to lengths of 40m at 4K (70m at 1080p) over a single CAT cable.
  • The XT-CAT-EX40-KIT: Slim-line extender provides HDMI distribution over a single CAT cable at outstanding value and delivers HDMI & Bi-directional IR up to lengths of 40m @ 1080p and 50m @ 1080i.

Five new Xantech splitters include:

  • The XT-HDBT-SP14-KIT: 4K UHD HDBaseT splitter distributes a single HDMI source to four simultaneous HDBaseT outputs with HDCP 2.2 support.
  • The XT-SP12-4K18G: 4K HDMI 2.0 splitter distributes a single HDMI source to two simultaneous outputs, and supports full HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 with video resolutions up to and including 4K @ 60Hz 4:4:4.
  • The XT-SP14-4K18G: 4K HDMI 2.0 splitter distributes a single HDMI source to four simultaneous outputs and supports full HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 with video resolutions up to and including 4K @ 60Hz 4:4:4.
  • The XT-SW21-4K18G: 4K HDMI 2.0 switcher distributes 2x HDMI sources to a single output and supports full HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 with video resolutions up to and including 4K @ 60Hz 4:4:4.
  • The XT-SW41-4K18G: 4K HDMI 2.0 switcher distributes 4x HDMI sources to a single output and supports full HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 with video resolutions up to and including 4K @ 60Hz 4:4:4.
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Providing exceptional performance and value, the three new Xantech matrix switchers include:

  • The XT-HDBT-MX44-4K-KIT: The 4×4 HDBaseT Matrix, a 4K HDCP 2.2 Matrix package, delivers HDMI, Bi-directional IR and PoH (PoE) up to lengths of 70m over a single CAT cable and includes simultaneous HDBaseT/HDMI on output 1 and a web browser interface module for control and configuration of the matrix.
  • The XT-HDMI-MX44-4K18G: 4K HDMI matrix features HDMI 2.0 chipsets with HDCP 2.2 support, allowing for the distribution of four HDMI sources to four displays. The unit transmits all HDMI resolutions up to and including 4K 60Hz 4:4:4.
  • The XT-HDMI-MX42-4K18G: 4K HDMI matrix features HDMI 2.0 chipsets with HDCP 2.2 support, allowing distribution of four HDMI sources to two displays. The unit transmits all HDMI resolutions up to and including 4K 60Hz 4:4:4.

Designed to seamlessly convert and distribute audio signals in any installation, the new Xantech audio accessory offerings include:

  • The XT-CAT-ARC-KIT: Audio over CAT cable solution transmits digital audio signals up to distance of 300m (192kHz signals up to 100m). This plug-and-play device will extend both optical and coaxial digital inputs concurrently.
  • The XT-DAC-12: Designed to convert either coaxial or optical signals from a digital signal to analog stereo audio. This unit includes a digital converter for converting an optical signal to a coaxial signal.
  • The XT-DIG-11: Designed to convert coaxial or optical digital audio signals from one signal type to another, this unit supports 192kHz sample rates for enhanced sound reproduction. Outputs are simultaneous so that audio can be distributed to multiple locations.

And the new Xantech HDMI-SM-4K18G HDMI Signal Manager is designed to help solve issues with HDMI compatibility, HDCP 2.2, clock stretching, EDID and handshaking that are common when distributing higher bandwidth HDMI signals over longer distances.

Here are all the specs.

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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..