Liberty AV Solutions’ Intelix group has launched a four-input, four-output HDMI/HDBaseT matrix switcher dubbed the FLX-44. The FLX-44 features four HDMI inputs and four HDBaseT outputs with mirrored HDMI ports on outputs 1 and 2. The FLX-44 includes HDBaseT transmission chips to reach 70 meters (230 feet) over a single Cat6 or greater cable, and includes PoE (Power over Ethernet) to power the remote extender, such as the DIGI-HD60C-R. Intelix claims the FLX-44 has the bandwidth to allow Deep Color, full 3D and up to 7.1 multichannel audio to be routed to any output.
The FLX-44 can be controlled via the front panel, local or remote IR, RS232, Ethernet or via a Web browser and it’s spec’d to support bidirectional wideband IR, which allows the matrix to pass IR signals from the matrix to the display and/or vice versa. Each output supports RS232 tunneling through the HDBaseT extender. RS232 commands to remote displays can also be embedded in the control stream through the matrix from both the RS232 and Ethernet control ports, which will reduce the number of serial ports required for the control system. The extensive variety of control options makes the FLX-44 an easily accessible and extremely flexible matrix for any control system.
Each output of the iU rack-mountable FLX-44 also features analog audio outputs to feed the audio stream to audio amplifiers or DSPs. Each input of the matrix has the ability to have the HDCP compliance flag turned off, which will allow a non-HDCP encrypted signal to pass clearly to a video conferencing system.