Extron Adds HDCP Compliance to Modular Matrix
Extron Electronics announced HDCP-compliant DVI and HDMI matrix boards for the company's SMX System MultiMatrix, Extron's modular, field-configurable matrix switching platform.
Extron Electronics announced HDCP-compliant DVI and HDMI matrix boards for the company's SMX System MultiMatrix, Extron's modular, field-configurable matrix switching platform. The new SMX DVI Pro and SMX HDMI matrix boards are HDMI 1.3-compatible and available in I/O sizes from 4x4 to 8x8.
Company officials said the new boards were designed with intelligent features to help in AV integration, including HDCP Status Reporting and Compliance Checking, which reads and reports HDCP status for all connected sources and displays, and EDID Minder, which automatically manages EDID communication between display and input source.
Extron SMX DVI Pro and HDMI matrix boards also come with input equalization to compensate for weak source signals or signal loss due to long or poor quality cables, as well as output reclocking, which restores signal amplitude, timing, and clock rate to a signal. According to Extron, the SMX System MultiMatrix is an ideal choice for conference and training facilities, medical imaging systems, and other mid-sized applications that require the switching of different signal types and a cost-effective upgrade path for ongoing I/O or signal format changes.
"With the release of these new, HDCP-compliant DVI and HDMI matrix boards for the SMX System MultiMatrix, Extron has addressed key challenges faced by integrators as they help their customers make the transition to digital AV," said Casey Hall Extron vice president of sales and marketing, in a statement.
The SMX HDMI Series Matrix Switcher Boards support computer video to 1920x1200 and HDTV to 1080p, as well as embedded audio and control signals. They enable the routing of content from Blu-ray Disc players and other content-protected sources to one or more displays. SMX HDMI matrix boards provide +5 VDC, 250 mA of power on each output for external peripheral devices.
The SMX DVI Pro Series Matrix Switcher Boards also support computer video to 1920x1200 and HDTV to 1080p, and provide +5 VDC, 250 mA of power on each output. For installation convenience and flexibility in cable selection, the boards are equipped with DVI-I connectors for inputs and outputs, according to the company.