Blustream Intros Line of HDBaseT AV Distribution Products

bluestreaBlustream announced a new line of HDBaseT AV distribution products for residential and commercial integrators including 8×8 and 6×6 HDBaseT matrixes; an HDBaseT receiver; an HDBaseT extender with audio return channel (ARC) control; and a four-way HDMI switch with HDBaseT.

Using color space conversion (CSC) technology, the 6×6 HMXL66ARC and 8×8 HMXL88ARC HDBaseT matrixes support 4K 60Hz (4:4:4) resolutions over distances of 40 meters via a single Cat6 cable. Both devices offer audio features designed specifically for integrating all AV sources in the system. Each features an integrated audio matrix for enhanced audio routing, and via ARC, enables the audio from displays and all other sources to be embedded and routed through the system at the user’s discretion.

Designed to work in conjunction with the new matrixes, the RX70CS HDBaseT CSC receiver extends HDMI, bidirectional IR, and RS-232 signals up to 40 meters at 4K 18Gbps and up to 70 meters at 1080p. The device supports HDMI 2.0 and enables ARC control when used with the HMXL66ARC, HMXL88ARC, or other compatible Blustream solutions. In addition, the RX70CS supports simultaneous analog stereo and optical TOSLINK audio breakout.

Blustream says the new HEX70ARC-KIT extender provides enhanced HDBaseT integration with the latest AV receivers and sound bars. Purpose-built for integrators requiring reliable ARC delivery via both HDMI and optical sources, the device distributes HDMI, ARC, optical audio return, bidirectional IR, and bidirectional power over cable (PoC) up to 40 meters at 4K 60Hz (4:2:0) and 70 meters at 1080p.

The SW41HDBT four-way HDMI 2.0 4K 60Hz (4:4:4) HDBaseT switch is ideal for boardrooms, classrooms and huddle spaces. Using CSC technology, the device delivers HDMI and HDBaseT inputs to simultaneous HDMI/HDBaseT outputs. The versatile SW41HDBT provides enhanced features, including PoC to power-connected Blustream transmitter and receiver products; a web GUI for configuration and source and display control via CEC; manual or automated source selection; RS-232 pass-through; and control via the front panel, IR, RS-232 and TCP/IP.