Gefen from Core Brands today announced that its 4K 600 MHz 1:2 Scaler with EDID Detective and Audio-De-Embedder (EXT-UHD600A-12-DS) is now shipping. Gefen says that it has independent scalers built into each of its two HDMI outputs and one output can downscale a 4K 600 MHz signal to 1080p while the other can upscale an HD signal to 4K Ultra HD 600 MHz. In addition to its scaling and splitting capabilities, the unit also features advanced EDID management with built in, pass-through and user EDID capabilities. Gefen claims the scaler has the capability to handle 4096×2160 to 60 Hz 4:4:4 and 4K Ultra HD 3860×2160 to 60 Hz, 4:4:4 — both at 10-bit color — with HDR-10.
The new 1:2 scaler also de-embeds audio from HDMI, and outputs it as L/R analog and TOSLINK Optical Digital Audio (2 channel LPCM, and up to 5.1 channels of Bitstream). Multichannel digital audio includes 7.1 channels of LPCM and HBR (High Bit Rate) digital audio formats, such as Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD, DTS:X and DTS-HD Master Audio are passed through to both HDMI outputs.
The new Gefen scaler also supports 1080p Full HD, WUXGA (1920×1200 to 60 Hz), 3DTV (1080p) and 12-bit Deep Color (1080p).