Atlona is now shipping the AT-HDVS-210U-TX-WP wall plate switcher, which the company says is the industry’s first HDBaseT-compatible switcher/transmitter with direct USB-C input support. The new 2×1 switcher, which also supports HDMI connectivity, will make its European debut in the Atlona stand (5-U80) at the ISE 2018 show, being held February 6-9 at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre.
The HDVS-210U-TX-WP features one HDMI and one USB-C input, the latter of which enables direct connectivity for new and emerging laptops, tablets, and smartphones equipped with AV-capable USB-C ports. Automatic input selection switches between the two interfaces when a new source is connected, using both hot plug detect (HPD) and active video detection technology to ensure reliable auto-switching even with source devices that maintain a high HPD signal when not actually delivering video.
Automatic display control powers up compatible displays and projectors without manual intervention when a presentationdevice is connected, streamlining operation. Input selection, audio volume and display power can also be controlled via RS232 or TCP/IP commands, enabling straightforward integration with third-party control systems.
The HDVS-210U-TX-WP’s HDBaseT transmitter enables 4K/UHD video at 60Hz with 4:2:0 chroma subsampling (8-bit color) to be delivered over Cat6a or Cat7 cable up to 330 feet (100 meters) alongside embedded audio, control and Ethernet signals. Power is supplied remotely by the receiver via Power over Ethernet (PoE).
The HDVS-210U-TX-WP features a U.S. one-gang, Decora-style form factor and ships with interchangeable black and white trim kits.
The HDVS-210U-TX-WP is one of a trio of dual-input wall plate switchers in Atlona’s HDVS-200 series of HDBaseT AV solutions. Its sibling AT-HDVS-210H-TX-WP features two HDMI inputs, while the AT-HDVS-200-TX-WP pairs an HDMI input with an analog VGA interface. All three wall plate models integrate seamlessly with Atlona’s AT-UHD-EX-100CE-RX-PSE receiver, HDVS-series receivers and scalers, and HDBaseT-equipped switchers.