Atlona Ships 4K HDR-Capable HDMI Audio De-Embedder and Downmixer

Problem-solving AT-HDR-M2C converts multi-channel audio from 4K and HDR sources to digital and analog stereo outputs
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SAN JOSE, July19, 2017–Atlonais now shipping its new AT-HDR-M2Caudio converter, a key offering in its growing arrayof integration problem-solving devices supporting High Dynamic Range (HDR) content. Ideal for commercial or residential playback of multi-channel source content via displays, distributed audio systems,and whole-house audio systems, the AT-HDR-M2C extracts, decodes, and downmixes multi-channel PCM, Dolby®, and DTS® audio from HDMI sources.

The AT-HDR-M2C delivers stereo downmixed audio over HDMI, analog unbalanced audio, and TOSLINK digital audio outputs. It also simultaneously passes through the HDMI input with no downmixing.The successor to Atlona’s popular AT-HD-M2C and AT-UHD-M2C-BAL, the AT-HDR-M2C is compatible with HDMI signals up to 4K/UHD at 60 Hz with 4:4:4 chroma sampling and supports HDR10 plus other HDR formats. The new audio converter is compatible with HDMI data rates up to 18 Gbps and is HDCP 2.2 compliant.

Compatible with current and emerging 4K/UHD and HDR sources and displays, the AT-HDR-M2Csupports all video resolutions, audio formats – including all Dolby and DTS formats – and color spacesencompassed in the HDMI 2.0a specification, and can pass metadata for HDR content. The device can conveniently serve both surround-sound and two-channel audio systems from a multi-channel audio source, and can de-embed HDMI audio with or without being connected to a display or other HDMI destination.

“As the popularity and adoption of 4K and HDR video continues to grow in both residential and commercial settings, so too does the need for compatibility with these formats throughout the entire signal chain,” said Joshua Castro, product manager, Atlona. “The AT-HDR-M2C combines the audio conversion capabilities that integrators and end-users need with versatile support for HDR-enhanced content, and we’re pleased to be delivering it to the market.”

Integrated EDID management features and audio volume, bass, and treble adjustments can be controlled through the device’s graphical web interface, third-party control systems, or the free Atlona Management System (AMS) network software platform. AMS enables systems integrators and users to set up, manage, and monitor multiple Atlona solutions over a LAN, WAN, or VPN.

The AT-HDR-M2C is available immediately at a suggested retail price of $449.99, and is backed by Atlona’s award-winning 10-year limited product warranty and customer support services.

About Atlona

Atlona is a leading global manufacturer of AV and IT distribution and connectivity solutions. In an ever-changing industry, the company has been designing and engineering innovative, award-winning products for a diverse range of residential and commercial AV and IT markets, including education, business, government, entertainment, and healthcare.

Atlona’s products and services enable system designers, integrators, consultants, and installers worldwide to simplify installation, minimize maintenance and maximize the versatility of premier automated control solutions.  Backed by an industry-exclusive 10-year warranty, Atlona’s customer-driven products are designed and developed with the features, performance and reliability that leaders demand.  More information about Atlona is available at http://www.atlona.com.  Follow Atlona on Twitter at @Atlona.

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