Atlona’s New 4K Switcher Aimed at Classroom Market

atlona-ex-0415Atlona’s new AT-UHD-CLSO-601 switcher and its receiver (the AT-UHD-EX-100CE-RX) have started to ship. Aimed at classrooms and meeting rooms, it’s a six-input (four HDCP-compliant HDMI and two multi-function analog inputs, allowing digital or legacy analog sources) 4K resolution (@30Hz) with built-in scaling and dual mirrored HDBaseT and HDMI outputs.

Designed as an all-in-one room controller, the AT-UHD-CLSO-601 switcher also includes a microphone input with phantom power, auto-switching, signal transmission up to 100 meters, PoE (Power over Ethernet), multiple RS-232 ports, balanced analog stereo output, and a web-based GUI. The AT-UHD-CLSO-601 is Atlona’s first multi-format switcher with Power over Ethernet and HDBaseT, permitting signal transmission — including AV content, control, Ethernet and 48V power — over a single cable as far as 328 feet (100 meters).

Capable of EDID management for optimizing video resolution and audio delivery, the switcher includes control via a handheld IR remote control as well as 3rd party control via IP, IR, or RS-232 formats ports or, of course, via front panel control.

atlona-4k-0415The AT-UHD-CLSO-601 accepts up to four digital sources (HDMI, DVI or DisplayPort) via four HDMI inputs as well as two 15-pin HD (VGA) ports for analog sources. Connection on the two analog sources does include stereo audio input and RS232 for bi-directional pass through of control system signals. With dual, simultaneous HDMI and HDBaseT outputs, it allows a system to drive two different kids of displays (analog and digital) in a room.

The AT-UHD-EX-100CE-RX is the receiver for the switcher designed (requiring no separate power connection as it uses the HDBaseT standard). The receiver supports 4K/UHD video @60Hz, provides pass-through of HDCP 2.2 content, supports EDID communication, and employs HDBaseT technology for extending signals, including multi-channel audio in formats up to Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HDTM Master Audio. The output of the switcher is converted to 4K 30Hz.

The receiver allows cable runs up to 328 feet (100 meters), utilizes IEE 802.3af standard 48V Power over Ethernet, and provides pass through of bi-directional Ethernet and control signals. It features a quarter rack width metal enclosure for installation with rear panel I/O ports for uncluttered wire management.

All the tech details for the switcher are here and for the receiver, they’re here.