Atlona Debuts Eight-Input, Two-Output 4K Matrix

atlona-4kmatrix-0515Atlona wants its new AT-UHD-CLSO-824 to be used as the centerpiece of complex AV systems. The AT-UHD-CLSO-824 is an eight-input, two output, 4K/UHD@60 Hz with 4:2:0 color switcher with mirrored HDMI and HDBaseT outputs. It’s the latest addition in the company’s CLSO series of multi-format matrix switchers designed for commercial and education use, the CLSO-824 incorporates three HDBaseT and four HDMI inputs, one VGA analog video input and two HDBaseT outputs, each with a mirrored HDMI output — and it’s being aimed at conference rooms, classrooms, and training environments.

Some of the features aimed specifically at ProAV integrators include two microphone inputs with 48 V phantom power (integrated with mic ducking to automatically lower the audio level on the active AV input when someone speaks into the mic), Ethernet-enabled 328 ft. (100 m.) HDBaseT signal extension, 10 local RS232 ports, balanced analog stereo output and a web-based GUI for switcher configuration.)

The mirrored HDMI and HDBaseT outputs, it allows for an instructor reference monitor or additional room monitors to be connected. The AT-UHD-CLSO-824 accepts up to four digital sources — HDMI, DVI or DisplayPort — via four HDMI inputs, a multi-function analog input on 15-pin HD connectors with balanced audio input accepts analog sources in multiple video standards and multiple, bi-directional RS232 ports provide pass through device management from the control system.

Finally, three HDBaseT inputs are designed for use with Atlona’s AT-UHD-EX-100CE extender and the new HDVS transmitter series with PoE. Ethernet-enabled HDBaseT signal extension also route control signals from third-party control processors via HDBaseT along with 4K/UHD audio and video through a single cable up to 328 ft. (100 m.). The web interface for the AT-UHD-CLSO-824 enables EDID management for optimizing video resolution and audio delivery and allows HDCP management for using the switcher with compliant and non-compliant devices. The switcher, while provided with a handheld IR remote control, can also be controlled via third-party control systems using IR, IP or RS232 formats.

The switcher is 1U rack mountable (full rack width) and includes a desktop power supply with detachable power cable and an IR hand held remote control. It’s scheduled to ship by September 2015. More information will be here when it’s up.