Fremont, CA – December 2020… ARISTA Corporation, recognized globally as a leading manufacturer of professional audio products, AV extenders, matrix switchers, and related products for the professional audio and AV installation markets, is pleased to announce the ARS-200-HD HDMI Audio to Dante® Audio converter and the ARS-200-DH Dante Audio Stream to HDMI Audio converter. Ideal for presentation environments where audio needs to be converted from one format to the other where long distance transmission is involved, the ARISTA ARS-200-HD and ARS-200-DH are the perfect solutions.
The ARS-200-HD is an ideal tool for extracting audio from, for example, a DVD player and converting the audio stream to Dante format. This enables the audio signals to be transmitted over long distance and used with Public Address (PA) systems—ensuring that everyone can hear the sound that accompanies the visuals. The converter / interface uses an HDMI Type A female connector for HDMI input and an HDMI Type A female connector for video loopback output. The HDMI input and loopback output maximum supported video resolution is 4096 x 2160 / 3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz (4:4:4).
ARISTA’s ARS-200-DH Dante Audio Stream to HDMI converter makes an excellent choice, for example, in presentation environments where Audio is being handled via Dante in order to cover long distances in a large hall while audio and video is desired in the most outlying areas. In such cases, Dante audio is being received by the ARS-200-DH while it is also receiving video input via HDMI. In this case, the ARS-200-DH merges the audio with the HDMI signal so that it can feed external displays. The ARS-200-DH outputs stereo audio (20HZ – 20kHZ) with a frequency response of 20HZ – 20kHZ. Maximum video resolution is 4096 x 2160 / 3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz (4:4:4) and both the video input and the video loopback ports are HDMI Type A female connectors.
Power for both the ARS-200-HD and the ARS-200-DH can be handled via either a DC 12V feed or PoE (Power over Ethernet). Both units are housed in a rugged metal housing for the utmost reliability and the dimensions for both units are 3.3 x 3.9 x 1.1 inch.
Paul Shu, ARISTA’s President of Sales and Marketing, commented on the company’s latest Dante / HDMI offerings, “Arista continues to broaden and enhance its Pro Audio products portfolio. The ARS-200-HD and ARS-200-DH are two new building blocks adding to Arista’s Pro Audio products baseline and filling the products gap in the residential audio installation market. The ARS-200-HD enables the integrator to add HDMI audio into a Dante audio network and the ARS-200-HD enables integrators to add Dante audio to HDMI audio output in a very quick and easy installation. I believe these two new products can help integrators streamline their installations, saving time and effort in the process.”
ARISTA’s new ARS-200-HD and ARS-200-DH converters / interfaces are scheduled to become available Q1, 2021. For pricing information, please contact ARISTA Corporation at (510) 226-1800.
About ARISTA Corporation
ARISTA offers products for a variety of professional audio-visual markets, including events, retail, residential, education, government, healthcare, and control rooms. Networked AV over IP has forever changed the dynamics of the pro AV industry by enabling installers and system integrators to replace proprietary AV matrix switches with off-the-shelf Ethernet networks that deliver dramatically better price/performance, flexibility, and scalability. ARISTA focuses on this market trend and has invested considerable resources on developing and expanding its networked AV over IP product families to help customers achieve their goals with the latest technology products. To learn more about ARISTA Corporation, visit www.aristaproav.com.