Key Digital Updates KD-PRO2x1X and KD-PRO4x1X Switchers


Key Digital just improved the KD-PRO2x1X (two input) and KD-PRO4x1X (four input) 4K/18G HDMI switchers with analog and digital audio de-embedding, auto switching, and app-based control. Designed for conference rooms, huddle spaces, classrooms, theater and gaming spaces, KD-Pro2x1X and KD-Pro4x1X allows multiple video sources to connect to a single video display while analog (3.5mm & […]

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New Key Digital HDMI Switchers Are Aimed at Consumer SoundBar Applications


Key Digital just introduced the KD-S2x1X and KD-S4x1X 4K/18G HDMI switchers – including push button and optical IR switching, status-monitoring LEDs, support for HDR10, HDCP 2.2 and 4K. These switchers claim UHD/4K support of 4096×2160 or 3840×2160 24/25/30/60hz at 4:4:4 (signals up to 18Gbps bandwidth). Designed for AV installations in presentation, theater and gaming spaces, […]

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Roland Pro AV Introduces XS-42H Matrix Switcher


Roland Professional AV just introduced the XS-42H Matrix Switcher for huddle spaces and small meeting room video and audio. The Roland XS-42H has seamless connection of up to four computers and tablets over HDMI, automatic audio-follows-video switching, web browser-based control from a computer, tablet or phone and selection of one of ten user-configurable meeting setup […]

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Hall Research Intros 4K 8×8 HDMI Matrix Switch with IR, RS232 and IP Control


Hall Research has introduced the HSM-88-4K compact 1U cross-point video switch. The matrix supports HDMI resolutions up to 4K and also supports HDCP 2.2, deep-color video, PCM, Dolby, DTS and HD audio standards. Users are able to save and recall multiple video routing configurations as presets. The matrix includes a two-line LCD on its front […]

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Metra Home Theater Group Intros an EDID Regenerator


Custom integrators are challenged with maintaining a high quality audio / video output, despite many issues that occur along the signal path connecting HDMI devices. To address this issue, Metra Home Theater Group has developed the Junior+ (HDM-JRPLUS) as the new “go to” EDID problem solver. This easy to install solution minimizes system failures and increases compatibility between devices that have different […]

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Kramer Introduces the PT-1C EDID Processor


Kramer’s new PT-1C is an EDID troubleshooter of sorts. Have problems with the way Apple handles HDCP, especially when integrating video conferencing systems? One of four back panel dip-switches turns HDCP on or off. When placed immediately downstream from a Mac with the HDCP off, the Mac outputs a non-encrypted signal that Kramer says solves […]

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Extron Ships Compact Six Input Presentation Switcher, Perfect for Classrooms and Small Meeting Rooms


Extron has started shipping its new MPS 601, a compact six-input, one-output media presentation switcher for digital and analog sources. It offers four, HDCP-compliant HDMI inputs and two RGB video inputs with analog stereo audio. RGB video and analog audio are digitized and switched through the HDMI output, without the need for additional signal conversion […]

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ATEN Intros 8×8 HDMI Matrix Switcher


ATEN last month announced the VM5808H 8×8 HDMI Matrix Switch, which connects up to eight HDMI sources to a maximum of eight HDMI displays. The company says that the switcher provides “nearly undetectable switching delay” between selected inputs and outputs, and also allows any input to be redirected to any or all outputs extending video […]

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Atlona Ships AT-HD-M2C Audio Converter


Atlona’s new AT-HD-M2C multichannel audio converter is designed to simplify mixed audio installations by converting  Dolby and DTS multichannel audio into a two-channel audio format. This enables the reception of multichannel audio content, conversion into two channels and playback on endpoints that normally cannot accept multichannel sources — delivering full compatibility with both displays and […]

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Extron Scaling Receiver for XTP Systems Ships


Extron has announced the immediate availability of the XTP SR HDMI, an HDCP-compliant scaling receiver that accepts HDMI, DVI, RGB, HD component video and standard definition video signals from XTP devices. The receiver provides selectable output rates up to 1920×1200, including HDTV 1080p/60 and 2K, to scale the video to the optimal output resolution for […]

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Extron Ships Two-Input Fiber Optic Transmitter Wall Plate


Extron is shipping its new FOX T UWP 302, a two-input fiber optic transmitter for long haul transmission of HDCP-compliant HDMI, RGBHV or HD component video and stereo audio signals over fiber optic cabling. This Decora-style wallplate transmitter can transmit images up to 1920×1200, including HDTV 1080p/60. Analog signals are digitized to ensure high quality […]

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Who’s Your “Fall Guy”?


Typically the fall guy is defined as the one who takes the blame when something goes wrong.  The term in that sense could be interchangeable with scapegoat.  However in this case, that is not the kind of fall guy I am asking about. I’m asking about the Colt Seavers type of “Fall Guy”.   In the […]

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Extron Ships EDID Emulator for HDMI


Nearly everyone has EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) issues when using HDMI, especially if you’re using different sources or different displays simultaneously. Extron is shipping its EDID 101H, an EDID emulator for HDMI signal sources. It features EDID Minder, an Extron technology designed to provide automatic and continuous EDID management, ensuring that the source powers […]

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Extron’s New Six-Input Presentation Switcher Sets New Bar


Extron’s new IN1606 is a six-input, HDCP-compliant video scaler that includes four HDMI inputs, two universal analog video inputs (component video, VGA and composite video), and two simultaneous HDMI outputs. This is THE PERFECT switcher for any and all classroom and most meeting room installs. It features what Extron calls an advanced video scaling engine […]

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Extron Ships High-Res VGA Line Driver with EDID Minder


Extron is now shipping its new Extender Plus VGA and Audio Line Driver with EDID Minder. This one-input, one-buffered-output line driver extends VGA-QXGA and HDTV component video along with audio signals up to 250 feet (75 meters). Unbalanced computer stereo audio is converted to balanced, line level stereo audio to eliminate noise usually associated with […]

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