Metra Home Theater Group (MHTG) will unveil its new HDMI Matrix products at the 2019 CEDIA Expo. Two of the new HDBaseT HDMI Matrix products, the CS-44MHDBTS and CS-88MHDBTS, will provide integrators the opportunity to scale video content at different resolutions to different displays. Unlike traditional matrixes, these will not default to the lowest resolution in the system. This system supports 4K/60, HDR, HLG and Dolby Vision, as well as digital coax output and/or 3.5-millimeter stereo PCM connections, plus resolution scaling on the mirrored HDBaseT outputs. It supports all versions of HDCP up to and including version 2.2 and supports 18Gbps uncompressed on HDMI outputs and 18 Gbps with minimal loss compression on HDBaseT outputs.
Two of the other HDMI matrix models, the CS-44M and CS-88M, provide quick switching features that will reduce user wait time when changing content/channels. These two models also support 4K/60, HDR, HLG and Dolby Vision, as well as digital coax output and/or 3.5mm stereo connections, HDCP up to and including version 2.2 and 18Gbps uncompressed on the HDMI outputs.
All four of the new matrixes include pre-built drivers for the most commonly used control systems, including Crestron, C4, RTI and more, to make smart-home integration easy. Knowing that system setup and testing is a vital part of any installation, a built-in signal generator and built-in EDID management is included on all models to make the job even simpler. Rack ears are also included and IP, RS232 and IR control is also supported. Options will be available for 4×4 or 8×8 input/outputs in HDBaseT HDMI with scaling (CS-44MHDBTS or CS-88MHDBTS) or HDMI quick switching (CS-44M or CS-88M). A receiver (CS-RECHDBT) will also be available for the HDBaseT matrixes.
New HDMI Matrix Products being featured at the 2019 CEDIA Expo include:
- CS-44MHDBTS: 4×4 HDBaseT HDMI Matrix with Scaling
- CS-88MHDBTS: 8×8 HDBaseT HDMI Matrix with Scaling
- CS-RECHDBT: HDBaseT Receiver for HDBaseT Matrix
- CS-44M: 4×4 HDMI Matrix Quick Switching
- CS-88M: 8×8 HDMI Matrix Quick Switching
See the 4×4 and 8×8 HDMI Matrix Switchers in this video:
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