Blustream to Debut Latest AV Distribution Solutions at InfoComm 2021

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Highlights include presentation switches with support for AirPlay, Miracast, and audio mixing; video-over-IP platform featuring Dante integration; and uncompressed, unconverted 18Gbps HDMI over HDBaseT extender set

Leading AV distribution innovator Blustream today announced that the company will be highlighting its latest AV distribution solutions at InfoComm 2021, taking place Oct. 27-29 in the Orlando Convention Center. On display in booth 3743 will be Blustream’s AMF41W and AMF42AU 4K multiformat presentation switches, the IP250UHD 4K multicast video-over-IP platform featuring Dante integration, and the HEX18G-KIT uncompressed, unconverted 18Gbps HDMI over HDBaseT extender set.

“We’ll be exhibiting for the first time at InfoComm 2021 and can’t wait to see everyone in person to introduce them to our wide range of advanced AV distribution solutions,” said Jason Dominique, Blustream U.S. Sales Director. “Our 4K multiformat presentation switches simplify content sharing from boardrooms to classrooms with features like AirPlay and Miracast support, plus audio mixing, while our IP250UHD platform lowers costs by allowing installers to integrate networked audio via Dante only on the required endpoints. Finally, for installations demanding the highest possible quality, our HEX18G-KIT enables the distribution of bit-for-bit 4K HDMI video and audio up to 328 feet over a single Cat6A cable. It’s going to be an amazing show, and we look forward to seeing the integrator community live.”

The ultimate solution for wireless presentations, the AMF41W presentation switch features four HDMI, AirPlay, and Miracast inputs to a single HDMI output. The unit offers an onboard 2.4/5GHz WiFi hotspot that eliminates the complexity of setting up guest wireless networks and boasts a multi-viewing capability with configurable screen layouts, support for seven concurrent video signals, and more. The AMF42AU presentation switch offers one USB-C and three HDMI 2.0 inputs to one HDBaseT and two HDMI 2.0 outputs. Enhanced features include seamless switching, independent video scaling on outputs, and MIC input with audio mixing.

Adding to the Blustream IP200UHD family of products, the IP250UHD-TX transmitter and IP250UHD-RX video scaling receiver distribute UHD and 4K video with HDCP 2.2 up to 328 feet over a single category or fiber cable. The video-over-IP platform allows integrators to input two audio channels from the video-over-IP system for playout on Dante-enabled devices and extract two channels from the Dante network for playout across the Blustream system.

The HEX18G-KIT supports the HDMI 2.0 18Gbps specification, including 4K 60Hz 4:4:4 UHD video, and HDCP 2.3/2.2. The HEX18G-TX transmitter and HEX18G-RX receiver support uncompressed distribution of the latest HDR resolutions — including HDR10/10+ and Dolby Vision — for the ultimate in picture quality. HDMI re-clocking on the HDBaseT receiver helps to resolve HDMI HDCP, compatibility, and handshaking issues. The extender set supports all known HDMI audio formats, in addition to bi-directional IR, RS-232, and power over cable.