Atlona will introduce two new products for addressing AV integration-related challenges at the forthcoming ISE 2017 show, both specifically for AV systems with HDR (high dynamic range) video as well as 4K/UHD @ 60 Hz with 4:4:4 chroma sampling. To be presented at Stand 5-S92 at the Amsterdam RAI from February 7-10, the new Atlona Etude Sync (AT-ETU-SYNC) and AT-HDR-M2C resolve AV system design and installation issues frequently encountered with audio and video format compatibility, signal integrity and EDID communication. Both products are HDCP 2.2 compliant and support HDMI 2.0 data rates up to 18 Gbps.
The Etude Sync provides EDID emulation and Hot Plug Detect communication between HDMI sink and source devices. It detects and corrects for signal integrity issues associated with cabling or connections, and can resolve compatibility problems between a source and destination. In addition, the Etude Sync reports HDCP compliance at the source and sink. It can manage EDID communication with the source, by delivering EDID from the display or the Etude Sync’s internal memory. It can be powered via USB by the included power supply, a laptop, or any available USB port nearby.
The AT-HDR-M2C is an audio converter for extracting and downmixing multi-channel PCM, Dolby and DTS audio from HDMI sources. It is ideal for commercial and residential applications requiring playback of multi-channel source content over displays, distributed audio systems and whole-house audio systems. The HDR-M2C features an HDMI input with pass-through, and delivers stereo downmixed audio over HDMI, two-channel analog unbalanced audio, and TOSLINK digital audio outputs. The HDR-M2C is compatible with all Dolby and DTS formats and de-embeds HDMI audio with or without connection to a display or other destination. This audio converter includes EDID management features as well as audio volume and bass / treble controls, all available via Ethernet through the free Atlona Management System (AMS), the web GUI or a control system.
The Etude Sync and HDR-M2C begin shipping April 2017. The Etude Sync will be available for a suggested retail price of $249.99, while the HDR-M2C will retail for $449.99.