Leaf to Demo Industry-First 20×20 Matrix Switcher at 2013 InfoComm

leafaudioOrlando, Florida – InfoComm Booth #1891 – June 11, 2013 – Leaf, a custom brand of HD audio/video distribution and switching solutions, is pleased to bring its LTHDMI2020E to InfoComm 2013, offering an intimate look at how the commanding HDMI matrix distribution system lends structure and support to robust light commercial applications.

Unlike other switchers on the market, the LTHDMI2020E features four, back-panel HDMI outputs for in-rack or in-room video and audio connectivity. Sixteen HDBaseT LTB1E remote breakout units can receive audio and video from up to 52 potential sources, in addition to controlling data and Ethernet connectivity, up to 100m/328ft away.

Alongside 20, full-1080p HDMI 1.4 inputs, there are 16 SPDIF (coax) digital audio and 16 analog audio outputs that enable the centralized racking of power amplifiers while eliminating the need for a separate audio switcher. Sixteen bi-directional IR ports, plus RS-232, allow passing of control signals to remote devices, all while a sleek front-panel touchscreen makes setup a breeze.

“As the industry’s first 20×20 matrix switcher, Leaf offers unparalleled connectivity and features for even the most complex custom install projects,” said Dean Vaughan, Director of Sales and Marketing at Leaf. “With the growing need for a reliable solution that can handle more than just A/V – but also control data and Ethernet capability – we have seen more and more custom integrators integrating the 20×20 within light commercial applications. Delivering impressive picture quality, speed of switching and overall ease of installation we have been able to provide a viable solution for our dealers who wish to flawlessly distribute HDMI content beyond the home and within the light commercial marketplace.”

To minimize EDID errors, the Zone Lock feature provides the ability to lock a source to a particular zone. Locking the source to the zone allows the passage of specific EDID data ensuring that the display and source correctly interact. This is useful in systems where only certain displays are possible, for example, 3D, or where locking out a certain source from other zones is desired.

Additionally, the LTHDMI2020E is Control4® Certified. Upon passing rigorous interoperability tests to ensure the 20×20 matrix switcher would integrate seamlessly with Control4 automation systems, the Leaf product line now offers Control4 dealers an easy way to expand their sales with a unique, powerful solution capable of delivering a bullet proof media experience.

The Leaf LTHDMI2020E has an introductory MSRP of $15,000.00, plus $350 per LTB1E breakout unit and is currently available for order and shipment.

Leaf will be running interactive demos featuring the LTHDMI2020E throughout InfoComm 2013 within the Leaf Booth #1891.

For more information, please visit http://www.leafaudio.com