Salt Mines, Key Chains and Media: Three Things AV Should Know About HDCP


It’s dark, cramped and dry.  A single elevator slides more than 600 feet underground creaking to a stop to deliver a solitary visitor and their payload ⁠— a locked case carrying an original 35 mm print. What’s in that case? The original celluloid print of Star Wars? Something more modern like Christopher Nolan’s 35 mm […]

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Gefen Ships 4K 600 MHz 4×1 Multi-View Seamless Switcher


Nortek Security & Control (NSC) today announced that it is now shipping the Gefen 4K 600 MHz 4×1 multi-view seamless switcher (EXT-UHD600A-MVSL-41). The 4×1 multi-view switcher is HDCP compliant, with support for input resolutions up to 1080p Full HD (60Hz) and output resolutions up to 4K@60Hz 4:4:4 (18 Gbps, 600 MHz TMDS clock). Audio from […]

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Kramer Announces WP-211T Automatic Switching Wall-Plate


Kramer’s new WP-211T wall-plate is an automatic switcher for 4K, HDBaseT, HDMI 1.4, HDCP 2.2 video signals. Offering priority and last-connected switching options, the WP-211T automatically switches according to the selected switching scheme based on active video signal detection. The WP-211T wall-plate can be powered through PoE over the HDBaseT connection. The WP-211T wall-plate can […]

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KanexPro Debuts New Lineup of AV-over-IP Encoders and Decoders


KanexPro has announced a new line of AV-over-IP Encoders and Decoders that will debut in booth C3944 at InfoComm 2018. The Network AV over IP Decoder and Receiver (EXT-NETAVKIT) is a set with one HDMI input, one local HDMI output with multiple phoenix connectors for audio output and a LAN (Ethernet) port with RS232 control port for […]

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Key Digital Launches HDMI Matrix Switchers With HDBaseT and Support for HDCP2.2, UHD/4K


The new 4K capable KD-Pro6x6CC and KD-Pro8x8CC Matrix Switchers (with KD-XSWRx Extenders) from Key Digital are compliant with HDCP 2.2 standards and handle 4096×2160 at 24fps (4:2:0 chroma sub-sampling). With KD-Pro6x6CC and KD-Pro8x8CC every input can be routed to a separate output set which consists of an HDMI and an HDBaseT output, both of which can be simultaneously active and mirror each other’s output, […]

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Comprehensive Intros 3×1 and 5×1 4K HDMI Switchers


Comprehensive Connectivity has launched a new series of HDMI Switchers that are all specified at HDCP 2.2 (4K@60 4:2:0). The CSW-HD301K and CSW-HD501K allow for three or five sources, respectively, to be switched to one HDMI-capable display. Comprehensive’s CSW-HD301K and CSW-HD501K are designed to support HDMI 2.0, HDCP 2.2, 3D, 12-bit Deep Color as well […]

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Roland’s Demos Both Live and Install Products at InfoComm


Roland Pro A/V is showing a variety of contractor and system integrator solutions that bridge the gap between audio and video tasks, allowing integrators to work seamlessly between the two mediums. The M-5000 Live Mixing Console, based on Roland’s acclaimed O.H.R.C.A. platform (Open High Resolution Configurable Architecture), is ideal for any application demanding power and […]

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Atlona Intros Eight-Input 4K Classroom Switcher


Atlona today launched the AT-UHD-CLSO-824, an eight-input, two output, 4K/UHD @ 60 Hz matrix switcher with mirrored HDMI and HDBaseT outputs. The latest addition in the company’s CLSO series of multi-format matrix switchers designed for commercial and education use, the CLSO-824 incorporates three HDBaseT and four HDMI inputs, one VGA analog video input and two […]

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DVIGear Introduces DisplayNet


DVIGear is launching something called DisplayNet at InfoComm 2015. DVIGear describes DisplayNet as “AV distribution that uses off-the-shelf 10GbE Ethernet technology to switch, extend and distribute AV signals.” The transmitter (DN-100TX) accepts multiple signals such as HDMI (with embedded audio and HDCP), analog stereo audio, bidirectional IR, RS232, and 1GbE and transmits them over a […]

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New Version 2.0 of Roland XS Series Multi-Format Matrix Switchers Introduced


Roland has announced a version 2.0 update for its XS Series Multi-Format Matrix Switchers. The XS Series rack mount switchers offer features benefiting both live production and fixed installations, enabling processing and switching of digital or analog video sources to multiple outputs simultaneously. New 2.0 features include uninterrupted output mode switching, cross dissolve switching, PGM/PST […]

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Extron DisplayPort to HDMI Scaler Featuring Audio De-Embedding Now Shipping


Extron is already shipping its DSC DP-HD A, an HDCP-compliant scaler that converts DisplayPort signals to HDMI. It accepts DisplayPort video at resolutions up to 3840×2160 @ 30 Hz with reduced blanking, and offers high performance scaling with multiple output rates up to 1920×1200, including HDTV 1080p/60 and 2K. The DSC DP-HD A features Extron […]

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FSR Launches New Matrix Switcher


FSR’s newest matrix switcher is the DV-HMSW4K-88, an 8×8 switcher for routing HD sources to any eight HDTV displays. Capable of routing up to 4K resolution content, the DV-HMSW4K-88 also manages multichannel digital audio formats such as PCM, Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio and control is accomplished via front-panel push buttons, IR remote […]

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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 HDCP-Compliant WindoWall Pro Series


Extron is shipping its new WindoWall Pro, a four-window display video wall processing system that offers full HDCP compliance at all HDMI inputs and outputs. WindoWall Console software is the user interface to the system, facilitating control and configuration of videowall systems, and the creation of presentations with multiple, independent windows for displaying graphics, HDTV […]

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Extron Fiber Optic DisplayPort Extender for Signals up to 2560×1600 Introduced


Extron’s new FOX II DP is a transmitter and receiver set for long haul transmission of HDCP-compliant DisplayPort video, multi-channel audio, RS232 control and IR control signals over fiber optic cabling. The FOX II DP brings support for higher resolutions up to 2560×1600, multi-channel audio, an audio return channel and IR support to the FOX […]

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RGB Spectrum Adds HDCP Support


RGB Spectrum’s MediaWall 4200, MediaWall 4500 and SuperView 5000 display wall processors and multi-viewers are now available with High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) support. As you may know, HDCP is an audio and video entertainment industry standard designed to protect digital content by employing complex authentication during transmission from a source device to a display […]

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