Atlona Unveils Eight-Input 4K/UHD Matrix Switcher

For classrooms and conference rooms
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SAN JOSE, Calif. — Designed as the centerpiece of complex AV systems, Atlona introduced the AT-UHD-CLSO-824, an eight-input, two output, 4K/UHD @ 60 Hz matrix switcher with mirrored HDMI and HDBaseT outputs. The latest addition in the company’s CLSO series of multi-format matrix switchers designed for commercial and education use, the CLSO-824 incorporates three HDBaseT and four HDMI inputs, one VGA analog video input and two HDBaseT outputs, each with a mirrored HDMI output, making it a good choice for conference rooms, classrooms and training environments.

Atlona, a Silicon Valley-based company, will be exhibiting at InfoComm in Booth 1569.

Features such as two microphone inputs with 48 V phantom power, Ethernet-enabled 328 ft. (100 m.) HDBaseT signal extension, 10 local RS-232 ports, balanced analog stereo output, and a web-based GUI for switcher configuration are among its list of advanced features for commercial integrators and their customers.

“The AT-UHD-CLSO-824 is our most advanced multi-format switcher, and its flexibility to route different video signals to multiple displays makes it an ideal switcher for complex system designs.” said Ilya Khayn, Atlona’s president and co-founder. “The CLSO-824 introduction at InfoComm also highlights our second major launch of the year, making 2015 our biggest year ever.”

With mirrored HDMI and HDBaseT outputs, the matrix switcher accommodates a wide variety of meeting and classroom needs, such as a confidence monitor, dual displays and divisible rooms, with one screen per room. The AT-UHD-CLSO-824 accepts up to four digital sources — HDMI, DVI, or DisplayPort — via four HDMI inputs. A multi-function analog input on 15-pin HD connectors with balanced audio input accepts analog sources in multiple video standards. And multiple, bi-directional RS-232 ports provide pass-through device management from the control system.

Three HDBaseT inputs are designed for use with Atlona’s AT-UHD-EX-100CE extender and the new HDVS transmitter series with PoE. Ethernet-enabled HDBaseT signal extension also route control signals from third-party control processors via HDBaseT along with 4K/UHD audio and video through a single cable up to 328 ft. (100 m.). The web interface for the AT-UHD-CLSO-824 enables EDID management for optimizing video resolution and audio delivery and allows HDCP management for using the switcher with compliant and non-compliant devices. The switcher, while provided with a handheld IR remote control, can also be controlled via third-party control systems using IR, IP or RS-232 formats.

In addition to providing 48V phantom power on the microphone inputs, the AT-UHD-CLSO-824 is equipped with microphone ducking, a feature that automatically lowers the audio level on the active AV input when someone speaks into the mic. The switcher is rack-mountable, occupying 1RU in height and full-rack width, and includes a desktop power supply with detachable power cable and an IR hand held remote control.

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