Atlona, which is distributed in A/NZ by Midwich, has added a new member to its line of commercial market AV matrix switchers, the AT-UHD-CLSO-840.
It is an eight-input, four-output 4K HDMI and HDBaseT switcher designed for applications including video conferencing, multi-screen presentations and divisible room installations often specified for classroom, corporate or hospitality environments.
The new matrix is equipped with five HDMI and three HDBaseT inputs, two HDMI outputs and two HDBaseT outputs. It is envisioned for use in a variety of meeting room settings, such as video conferencing suites requiring at least three independent outputs for connections to displays and a conferencing codec. Its audio capabilities include an independent 8×4 audio matrix using audio de-embedded from the video sources with matrix switching to four balanced, analogue audio outputs. There are also four analogue audio inputs, each dedicated to embedding content onto a corresponding video output.
Other advanced features on the CLSO-840 include PoE on the HDBaseT inputs and outputs, allowing use of Atlona UHD-EX Series or HDVS-200 Series HDBaseT transmitters and receivers, and eliminating the need for separate power supplies for remote components. All HDBaseT inputs and outputs allow transmission distances up to 100m.
The new matrix includes a LAN connection for IP-based control, including configuration and monitoring via Atlona Management System (AMS) software, available to customers via free download. It can extend Ethernet from a control processor, and features IP to RS-232 translation for converting TCP/IP commands to RS-232. This provides the flexibility of extending TCP/IP or RS-232 control to remote devices over HDBaseT.