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Matrix switchers are common in sports bars, restaurants, bowling alleys, casinos, and hotels for their ability to send and receive AV signals to multiple zones from a central location.
FREMONT, CA, January 20, 2016 by Florante Ancheta /24-7PressRelease/ -- When a business is comprised of multiple video components such as cable or satellite boxes and media servers, it makes sense to share all that content with every display. The best way to accomplish this is using a device called a matrix switcher. A matrix switcher enables the user to route any source to any TV or display. Matrix switchers are common in sports bars, restaurants, bowling alleys, casinos, and hotels for their ability to send and receive AV signals to multiple zones from a central location. Matrix switchers can be as small and simple as a 2x2 which is two sources to two displays. They can also come as a 4x4, 8x8, 16x16, 32x32 or even more. Today, we'd like to introduce you to a couple of Atlona's matrix switchers that are best suited for sports bars, restaurants, bowling alleys or any multi-zone application.
Introducing the AT-UHD-PRO3-88M, which is an 8x8 and the AT-UHD-PRO3-1616M, which is a 16x16. These units support dual distance HDMI to HDBaseT matrix switching for 4K/UHD. The PRO3-88M and PRO3-1616M are advanced and innovative units developed by a manufacturer that began implementing HDBaseT as a standard for most of their products. For those that are new to HDBaseT, this technology allows the transmission of audio, video, Ethernet, power, and control over a single category cable.
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The PRO3-88M and PRO3-1616M are robust matrix routers with power over Ethernet capacity for receivers and an option for an analog audio breakout. The PRO3-88M and 1616M matrix switchers for 4K/UHD present HDBaseT routing of up to 328 feet as well as 230 feet for shorter cable runs. Atlona has also included two HDMI outputs for mirrored routing on both of these units to allow HDMI based audio to an AVR or to be used as an extra output.
Let's explore the AT-UHD-PRO3-88M in depth. The outputs of this unit offer a bi-directional extension for RS-232 and IR control with remote. If you're wondering why Atlona did not make all outputs extend up to 328 feet, well there is an excellent reason. Atlona understands that installers and integrators alike with their clients all have a budget. The option for distance adds value to approach the needs of an application that demands to meet budget. There are two cooperative receivers for the switcher, the AT-UHD-EX-100CE-RX for 328 feet and the AT-UHD-EX-70C-RX for 230 feet.
These advanced matrix switchers can also be coupled to a small and energy efficient amplifier. The AT-PA100-G2 stereo/mono audio amplifier is an excellent fit when integrating the matrix switcher in classrooms, offices, or home theaters. It's also exceptional in presentation settings for its microphone ducking feature. The presenter can just speak into the mic, and the background audio will simmer down so the voice can be heard. While we're on the subject of sound, another unique device that works well with the matrix switchers is the AT-UHD-M2C-BAL multi-channel audio converter. This converter is designed to extract multi-channel LPCM, Dolby, and DTS surround sound signals of HDMI sources over to balanced analog signals for professional AV systems.
Installers and Integrators can be assured that the PRO3-88M & PRO3-1616M matrix switchers for 4K/UHD are equipped with the latest content protection specification which is HDCP 2.2. Cooperating with PC's, displays and other sources, these new units from Atlona future proofs AV systems for expected technology advancements, playback devices and 4K/UHD streaming services. These units are also flexible with control comprising of RS-232, TCP/IP, and IR options with 3rd party control systems. Extra value features we should not forget to mention is the simple GUI-based configuration using an integrated web server that gives status reports. Also, the web GUI (graphical user interface) allows a swift configuration of internal settings and troubleshooting from an iPad, tablet, smartphone or a PC in the field. The video below is a great example of what a matrix switcher + receivers, amplifier, converter, and a seamless control system can do for a business.
Advanced Matrix Switcher Solution to Supercharge Any Sports Bar or Any Multi-zone Application
The PRO3-88M and PRO3-1616M are loaded with features that can benefit any business looking to add an AV system or upgrade their current one. BZB Express is a system/solution based supplier of professional audio, video, broadcasting, and digital signage products. We understand that this is a big investment for any company, and we welcome your questions and concerns. Give us a call and speak with one of our technology experts for an honest consultation. For every AV problem, there's a BZB solution!
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