Extron has just launched the HAE 100 4K, an audio de-embedder that extracts the audio from an HDMI signal, including audio from 4K sources. The HAE 100 4K provides outputs for analog stereo or dual mono signals, as well as digital multi-channel or two-channel S/PDIF audio. It is HDCP compliant, supports data rates up to 10.2 Gbps, and is compatible with video resolutions up to 4K. The HAE 100 4K is equipped with several integrator-friendly features such as a buffered HDMI video output with EDID Minder for simplified EDID management between the input source and the display, plus input cable equalization and comprehensive LED status display.
The HAE 100 4K offers several features that enhance and simplify AV system integration. To compensate for signal loss over long input cables, incoming HDMI signals are equalized up to 50 feet (15 meters) at 4K or 100 feet (30 meters) at 1080p/60 when used with Extron HDMI Pro cables. LEDs on the front panel offer comprehensive, real-time device status monitoring, including HDMI input, HDMI output and audio output signal presence, HDCP authentication, and the format of the extracted audio. The HAE 100 4K is housed in a compact 1″ (2.5 cm) high, quarter rack width metal enclosure that enables simple and discreet mounting in a range of environments.