Extron just announced they are shopping their XTP II CP HD 4K PLUS input and output boards that provide local connectivity for HDMI and support for separate analog stereo audio. These boards are HDCP 2.2 compliant and provide the highest level of HDMI 2.0 switching performance in the Pro AV industry. They are fully compatible with all XTP II CrossPoint matrix switchers and can also be used with original XTP CrossPoint models. The 18 Gbps data rate throughput at each port easily accommodates requirements for support of resolutions up to 4K/60 with 4:4:4 chroma sampling. That means they are future-ready whenever the spec for HDMI can accommodate 4:4:4.
The XTP II CP HD 4K PLUS matrix boards are ideal for XTP Systems that require local routing of HDMI 2.0 signals. The XTP II CP 4i HD 4K PLUS input board can accept signals from up to four local HDMI sources, and includes analog stereo inputs to support audio embedding. For further flexibility and streamlined integration, these boards can convert between analog and digital audio formats for independent routing within the system. Additionally, embedded audio signals can be extracted and output from the XTP II CP 4o HD 4K PLUS as analog stereo for simplified connectivity into supporting audio systems.
XTP Systems provide a completely integrated switching and distribution solution for multiple digital and analog formats. They support local connectivity, as well as extended transmission capability to send video, audio, bidirectional RS232 and IR, and Ethernet up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded CATx cable. Even greater distances can be reached over fiber optic cabling with single-mode and multi-mode options. Matrix switcher sizes from 4×4 up to 64×64 provide a wide range of possibilities for new applications and system upgrades to support emerging video standards and formats. XTP II is the only AV technology platform that supports uncompressed 4K video while providing additional bandwidth to accommodate anticipated future video resolutions and formats.