Atlona Ships Three More 4K Products

AT-HD-M2C-BALst-0315Atlona has announced that three of its new products unveiled last month at ISE in Amsterdam, the AT-UHD-M2C-BAL converter, AT-UHD-SW-52 switcher, and AT-UHD-SW-51 switcher, are already shipping.

The AT-UHD-M2C-BAL is a 4K-compatible converter which extracts and down-mixes Dolby and DTS audio tracks and provides balanced analog audio output in stereo or mono. It uses a web-based interface allowing remote control of mode, volume and EQ. The converter also processes audio content while allowing 4K/UHD video to pass through from the source to a display.

The analog signal output from the converter (+4dBu) is provided via a five-wire captive-screw connector on the rear panel. Rear panel connections also include ports for IP (RJ45) and RS232 and it includes remote settings for volume, mute, bass and treble. Audio on the converter’s HDMI output, also on the rear panel, is configurable to provide either the original multichannel content or the down-
mixed channels.

The front panel of the AT-UHD-M2C-BAL provides an HDMI jack for source input and a USB jack for installing firmware updates. LEDs indicate the format of the audio source (PCM, Dolby HD, DTS-HD, etc.). The device is HDCP compliant but Atlona claims it can be switched on/off for use with non-compliant displays and devices.

The AT-UHD-SW-52 and AT-UHD-SW-51 are part of the AT-UHD-SW-5 Series, Atlona’s first line of HDMI switchers that support 4K/UHD video @ 60 Hz. Both switchers are spec’d to have 10.2 Gbps bandwidth and an internal web server enabling control of EDID, HDCP, and audio settings. The switchers can be manually switched, set for auto-switching or controlled via IR, IP, or RS232 formats. Both switchers support multi-channel digital audio formats up to Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.

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The AT-UHD-SW-52 offers an audio return channel and provides dual mirrored HDMI outputs without HDBaseT. The switcher has front panel control for source selection and volume level and it is spend to do audio de-embedding with rear panel outputs for S/PDIF and balanced stereo audio.

The AT-UHD-SW-51 is positioned as a “cost-effective” version that includes web-enabled control of EDID and HDCP, audio de-embedding with stereo output (unbalanced) and S/PDIF output.

Both switchers are 1U rack-mountable in a half width enclosure. More information is here.