Aurora, OH: Network Technologies Inc (NTI) today announced the addition of the 4K HDMI Matrix Switch Over HDBase-T with Power over Ethernet (PoE) to its popular line of Video Matrix Switches. The matrix switch routes uncompressed Ultra-HD 4Kx2K digital HDMI signals and IR from eight HDMI video sources to eight displays and speakers via inexpensive CATx cable using HDBase-T Technology.
The SM-8X8-C64KR-POE-HDBT matrix switch is capable of connecting to as many as eight HDMI video sources directly and eight video displays via ST-C6HDPOE-HDBT-R-LC receivers with a maximum extension of 328 feet from the switch using CAT5e/6/7 cable. Power over Ethernet (PoE) provides power to all connected receivers – no power supply required at the remote unit. Each input can be independently connected to any or all outputs.
The 4K HDMI Matrix Switch Over HDBase-T supports Ultra-HD 4Kx2K resolutions to 4096x2160, HDTV resolutions to 1080p, and computer resolutions to 1920x1200. Configure and control the switch through Ethernet, serial port, front panel buttons, or IR remote control. Bi-directional IR control from input and output locations enable flexible control. One IR remote control and two IR emitters and receivers are included with the switch; additional IR accessories can be purchased if needed for more extensive configurations. Ethernet ports on the switch and receivers can be used to connect network devices such as 100Base-T routers, hubs, smart TVs, or smart Blu-Ray players.
HDMI features supported include: 24/36-bit Deep Color; x.v.Color; Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital, DTS 7.1, and LPCM; 3D; bandwidth up to 225 MHz (6.75 Gbps); support for CEC (consumer electronic control) compatible devices; and Lip Sync. The unit is HDCP compliant and supports external and internal EDID settings. With a 2RU design and no loss of audio or video quality between the switch and remote units, the 4K HDMI Matrix Switch is ideal for many digital signage applications.