WyreStorm is announcing at ISE 2018 the H2XC Series modular HDBaseT 5Play 4K with integrated audio DSP matrix switchers, featuring a selection of customizable multi-format, multi-platform transmission cards.
An evolution of the H2X Series, the H2XC was developed to offer even more pro AV and large high-end residential options for the distribution of multi-source 4K UHD with HDR and legacy video formats, as well as multi-source audio matrix switching to multiple zones, including SmartTV functions and audio-on-demand products. As per its parent model, the H2XC Series includes WyreStorm’s proprietary SmartEDID technology to dynamically remove conflicts when combining 1080p and 4K screens within the same installation.
The H2XC features a choice of a 10 or 16-way H2X chassis populated by a custom selection of six multi-format transmission cards in any quality or combination as per customer specification. The H2XC features an integrated audio matrix with powerful DSP capable of routing up to three separate audio signals per transmission card (depending on card model), including ARC, HDMI de-embed from video and separate line-level audio only sources.
The TX-H2X-HDMI card offers 4K HDR with multiple audio options to 70 meters (230 feet) or 1080p to 140 meters (459 feet). Connectivity includes HDMI in, HDBaseT Class A and mirrored HDMI out, S/PDIF audio in, S/PDIF and analog stereo audio out and IR to zone for source control. The TX-H2X-HDBT card offers the same connectivity, with the exception of swapping the HDMI input for a Class A HDBaseT Input to support decentralized source connection.
Dedicated video and audio cards enable video and audio zone-expansion respectively to allow a dealer to skew the number of AV inputs and outputs to suit the project. The The TX-H2X-VDZ offers HDBaseT in, HDBaseT and mirrored HDMI out and IR to zone, while the TX-H2X-ADZ features HDMI in and out alongside S/PDIF audio in, S/PDIF and analog stereo audio out.
The final two TX-H2X-VLC and TX-H2X-OM3 cards support 18Gbps transmissions of 2160p 60Hz 4:4:4 and 2160p 60Hz 4:2:2 HDR 12 bit. While the TX-H2X-VLC features HDBaseT Class A transmission to 70 meters (230 feet), the TX-H2X-OM3 instead offers transmission over multi-mode fibre up to 300 meters (984 feet). Both cards also feature include HDMI in, mirrored HDMI out, S/PDIF audio in, S/PDIF and analog stereo audio out and IR to zone.
Both will be available in Q1 of 2018 with pricing still to be announced. The H2XC modular transmission cards options are:
- TX-H2X-HDMI; $999 MSRP; now shipping for H2X Series models
- TX-H2X-HDBT; $999 MSRP; now shipping for H2X Series models
- TX-H2X-VDZ; MSRP TBC; available Q1 2018
- TX-H2X-ADZ; MSRP TBC; available Q1 2018
- TX-H2X-VLC; MSRP TBC; available Q1 2018
- TX-H2X-OM3; MSRP TBC; available Q1 2018
- TX-H2X-SDI; MSRP TBC; available Q1 2018