At CEDIA, Savant Systems will launch a new family of multi-room media distribution products composed of three video distribution systems (8×8, 8×6, 8×4), an audio distribution system (32×20) and two HDBaseT receivers.
Video Switches: Savant’s three new SmartLink HDMI matrix video switches leverage HDBaseT 5Play technology, which allows integrators to use a single CAT5e/6 cable to deliver uncompressed high definition video, audio, control and power across 100 meters of cable length. Savant’s SmartLink technology is designed to ensure easy and efficient interoperability with other certified HDBaseT 5Play products. The three new video switch products are designed to be controlled using an Apple iOS device equipped with Savant’s TrueControl apps. The open control protocol of these new devices gives integrators the flexibility to upgrade their customers to a Savant video switch regardless of the existing control environment. The broad range of available control ports facilitates easy management of all audio and video sources, and the HDMI inputs can split off audio to send to a Savant audio switch for whole-house distribution.
HDBaseT Receivers: Savant’s new HDBaseT receivers are designed to connect the full HDBaseT 5Play feature set in any room, including video, audio, control, power and Ethernet all over a single Cat5e/6 cable. The receivers are available in two form factors; an in-wall solution and a slender standalone module designed to fit in the space between a flat panel display and the wall or mounting surface behind it. The functionality of both versions is identical, allowing integrators a greater range of installation options. Savant’s new HDBaseT receivers, paired with any of the new matrix switches, will deliver convenient, cost-effective audio and high-definition video distribution on a single cable path.
Audio Switch: Savant’s new SmartAudio SSA-3220 32×20 switch is the ultimate distributed audio solution housed in one compact 2U rack-mountable design. The SSA-3220 includes 16 analog and 16 digital selectable inputs, 20 outputs (16 analog plus four S/PDIF) for passing analog line-level audio to an external amplifier. Both analog and digital audio conversion capabilities are standard and both analog and digital audio is available simultaneously on each output for maximum flexibility. The broad range of selectable analog and digital inputs makes it simple to manage a large number of audio sources. The SSA-3220 incorporates control of volume, balance, and a useful seven-band equalizer (EQ) per zone of analog and digital audio.