Extron Debuts HDMI Splitter Amplifier for MS Teams and It Can Do 8K Signals

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Extron announced the DA2 HD 8K L, an HDCP 2.3-compliant distribution amplifier for HDMI 2.1 signals. The company says it supports resolutions up to 8K/30 @ 4:4:4, including 5K applications such as for Microsoft Teams 21:9 in Front Row installations. The dual-output distribution amplifier supports data rates up to 40.1 Gbps, HDR, Deep Color up to 12 bits, 3D and HD lossless audio formats. It also provides CEC capability to streamline operation. For ProAV performance, it features multiple Extron technologies. Two of these technologies are EDID Minder Plus for support of additional memory blocks and Key Minder that ensures simultaneous distribution of HDCP-encrypted content. Other integration-friendly features incorporate automatic input equalization, selectable output muting and Ethernet monitoring and control. Extron says the DA2 HD 8K L is ideal for a wide variety of environments, from presentation spaces to esports venues, providing distribution of a high data rate HDMI source signal to multiple displays

According to Extron, the DA2 HD 8K L enables high data rate, HDMI 2.1 source content to be simultaneously displayed across two displays. To enhance and simplify integration, it offers many integrator-friendly features. Input cable equalization restores and reshapes incoming HDMI signals, reducing the need for additional signal conditioning equipment by compensating for weak source signals or signal loss from a long input cable. Color bit depth is automatically adjusted based on the display EDID, which prevents color compatibility conflicts between source and display. Also, outputs can be muted independently, allowing video and/or audio content to be previewed on a local monitor. To streamline operation, the distribution amplifier can be proactively monitored, managed, or controlled over a LAN or WAN using standard TCP/IP protocols. Housed in a 1″ (2.5 cm) high, quarter rack width metal enclosure and loaded with features, it can be mounted in a rack or discreetly installed in a rack or beneath a table or desk.