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HDMI for Digital Signage Products

A roundup of HDMI products for use in digital signage applications

HDMI for Digital Signage Products

May 26, 2010 2:31 PM

Accell ProUltra Supreme High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet

Those looking for the latest in high-speed HDMI cables will find just what they’re looking for in Accell’s new ProUltra Supreme High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet. Accell’s new high-speed cable supports all resolutions and video formats including high-definition 1080p, 4Kx2K and 3D. In addition, it features a built-in Ethernet data channel, enabling high-speed bi-directional networking at up to 100Mbps. The cable features up to 10.2Gbps throughput for full support of 3D video; supports all resolutions, including 1080p and 4Kx2K; integrated Ethernet and audio return channels; supports Deep Color and x.v.Color technologies; and passes both DTS-HD or Dolby True-HD 7.1 digital audio. Price: NA

Gefen announced a new high-definition matrix switcher for HDMI to provide better integration options for high-definition systems that conform to the latest HDMI 1.4 specifications. Gefen’s 2×2 switcher for HDMI v1.4is actually a full cross-point matrix that comes equipped with two HDMI inputs, two HDMI outputs, and IR and RS-232 control. The inputs support two high-definition videosources, such as set-top boxes, Blu-ray players, and gaming systems, using the HDMI format. Each input can be accessed by remote control to route to any of the two HDMI outputs. This matrix switcher can accommodate the simultaneous connection of two high-definition displays to the same or a different source. This new matrix switcher is fully HDCP compliant and supports all HDMI v1.4 features including audio return, Ethernet extension, and 3D TV features. Price: NA

Atlona Technologies AT-PROHD1616M-SR

Atlona Technologies will release the pro AV matrix switcher, the AT-PROHD1616M-SR, at InfoComm 2010. Integrators taking advantage of the many benefits of HDMI’s digital format have been hitting a wall when it comes to large format true matrix switching. While some matrix switches offer formats up to 8×8, many use what is called cross-point switching, allowing each input to be viewed only on a single output. Other switches that offer true matrix switching are not HDCP-compliant. The AT-PROHD1616M-SR, breaks down many barriers for integrators allowing true matrix HDCP compliant switching for up to 16 inputs. Price: $24,999

Comprehensive HR Pro series Plenum HDMI Cables

Comprehensive’s HR Pro series Plenum HDMI Cables allow HDMI cables to be run without conduit, saving money and time. These cables are designed with a large 24-gauge oxygen-free copper-center conductor, offering excellent signal transfer for high-definition HDTV cable performance, over longer distances than traditional cables. Triple shielding provides maximum rejection of all EM and RF interference and 24k gold connectors ensure superior connectivity. Features include 10.2Gbps high speed, 12-bit deep color, 120Hz refresh rate, lip sync, 3D capable, and more. A CL2P plenum rating makes this the perfect cable for both commercial and residential installations. Price: NA

Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the MPS 409, a multiformat presentation switcher for digital and analog signals. It combines five independent switchers in a single compact enclosure: 3×1 HDMI with embedded audio, 2×1 DVI, 2×1 VGA/HDTV component video, 2×1 composite video, and 9×1 analog stereo audio. For optimum flexibility in system design, the MPS 409 features three selectable switching modes, including the ability to route all DVI and HDMI sources to the display using a single HDMI cable. EDID Minder provides continuous EDID communications between the HDMI, DVI, and VGA sources and the display device and ensures the reliable display of video. HDMI and DVI inputs and outputs are HDCP compliant, ensuring the display of content protected media. The MPS 409 is ideal for use in single-display applications that require a hybrid switcher for integration of digital and analog video sources and associated audio signals, including conference rooms, classrooms, training facilities, and rental/staging. Price: Upon request

Apantac continues to diversify its family of multiviewers with the launch of the Tahoma-DE series of multiviewers. The Tahoma-DE multiviewers were primarily designed for the growing multi-image display processing demands of the command and control, medical, security, and a variety of professional AV markets. The Tahoma-DE series of multiviewers are truly universal in nature whereby each input can be configured to auto-detect four, eight, 12, or 16 HDMI/DVI/VGA/YPbPr/YC/composite sources or an optional HD/SD-SDI source. One of the most compact multiviewers on the market, the Tahoma-DE supports eight high-resolution inputs in 1RU or 16 high-resolution inputs in 2RUs. Price: NA

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