OK, so you’ve got computers in several rooms, a home theater, a listening room—in short, a connected home. But how do you make efficient use of it all? Chatsworth, CA-based connectivity company Gefen has an angle on that. The company is announcing three new switchers with plug-and-play connectivity for hooking up four different sources to four displays or projectors—more capability than many will need but enough for just about everyone.
For details go to http://www.gefen.com and also see the full text of the press release below.
One-to-Many Switching Makes Gefen's New Matrix Switchers Ideal for Computer, Home Theater and Commercial Environments
CHATSWORTH, CA -- Connectivity solutions provider Gefen is pleased to announce the availability of three new matrix switchers. Each offers a plug and play method of connecting four different sources to four displays or projectors. Three unique versions support computer, component and hi-def systems using the expanded HDMI v1.3 format. With support for analog or digital audio formats, these matrix switchers deliver hi-def video resolutions with audio for an engaging performance.
4x4 Component Audio Matrix
This rack mountable matrix allows you to view one of four component video sources on any four displays or projectors with both digital (S/PDIF) and analog (L/R) audio. It is ideal for entertainment facilities with various wall mounted displays. For residential homes, displays located in adjoining rooms can be controlled remotely, each having access to multiple set-top boxes and gaming consoles. Switching is controlled by IR remote or RS-232 connection, supporting high definition resolutions to 1080p and 2k.
4x4 Matrix for HDMI v1.3
This matrix is well suited for a range of applications including home theaters, entertainment venues, digital signage displays and presentation systems. It offers one of today's easiest methods of system integration, connecting four Blu-ray players, gaming consoles and set-top boxes to any four displays or projectors using HDMI v1.3. An IR remote or the RS-232 connection controls switching while 1080p full HD with deep color is delivered instantly to one or more displays. Multi-channel audio supporting Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio makes it best for today's most advanced systems.
4x4 VGA Audio Matrix
For computer users, this matrix allows an easy installation of four different video stations with access to four computers at any time. Analog stereo audio follows the selected video so all four destinations receive a real time transmission of audio and video with support for resolutions to 1920x1200. A rack mountable enclosure, IR remote, RS-232 control and point and click operations makes this matrix shine.