ELAN Debuts UltraMatrix Line of Switchers

elan4-0914The ELAN UltraMatrix includes three lines of matrix switchers that switch analog, digital, HDMI and HDBaseT audio return inputs, along with analog, digital and HDMI outputs. Using integrated audio routing, installers can route audio from analog, optical SPDIF, coaxial SPDIF and HDMI inputs to analog, coaxial SPDIF or HDMI/HDBaseT outputs.

The series flagship gMV1616 combines extensive audio switching with a 16 HDMI input and 16 HDMI/HDBaseT output switcher in a single chassis. It offers 72 audio inputs paths and 64 audio output paths while allowing for a single HDBaseT wire to carry HDMI, Ethernet, serial and IR signals to each display.

The midsize model is the gMV88, which offers 8×8 HDMI switching with HDBaseT/HDMI mirrored outputs, 56 audio input paths and 40 audio output paths. It provides all the functionality of the flagship model and is ideal for medium-sized multi-zone installations.

For smaller jobs the gMV64 offers 6×4 HDMI switching with HDBaseT output, 34 audio input paths and 20 audio output paths.

To use the HDBaseT outputs, ELAN is also introducing the ELAN HDRE that decodes HDBaseT, IR, serial and Ethernet signals. A unique HDRE is required for each HDBaseT output, and the unit includes a four-port Ethernet switch and local audio inputs.

The breakdown of inputs and outputs for each ELAN gMV switcher are as follows:

gMV1616

  • 72 total inputs – 16 analog, 24 digital, 16 HDMI, 16 ARP
  • 64 total outputs – 32 analog, 16 digital, 16 HDMI

gMV88

  • 56 total inputs – 16 analog, 24 digital, 8 HDMI, 8 ARP
  • 40 total outputs – 16 analog, 16 digital, 8 HDMI
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gMV64

  • 34 total inputs – 8 analog, 16 digital, 6 HDMI, 4 ARP
  • 20 total outputs – 8 analog, 8 digital, 4 HDMI

Here are all the specs.