A complex combination of HDMI source and display devices can be achieved
using a HDMI Matrix Switch. It is used to route and relay HDMI Video from
multiple inputs to multiple output devices simultaneously. By eliminating the
need to disconnect and reconnect the devices, this piece of hardware saves
time, effort and unnecessary clutter. Since HDMI technology uses only a single
cable to relay audio as well as video, high definition video and multi channel
audio can be relayed as encrypted and uncompressed digital streams over a
single thin cable. Hardware devices such as HD-DVD players, satellite set-top
boxes, TiVo systems or PCs that are HDMI-equipped and HDCP-enabled are all
compatible with this switch.
The HDMI Matrix supports a variety of form factors including 2x2, 4x2, 4x4
and 8x8 input - output configurations. In order to achieve larger distributions
and multiple viewing combinations, one can daisy chain or stack these switches.
Easy to install, and operating on simple plug and play functionality, setup
requires only connecting the HDMI sources to the matrixs inputs and the
displays to its outputs. Once powered on, the switch is ready to use. Control
over the sources and displays can be exercised using infra red remote control,
front panel push buttons or RS232, depending on model type. Indication of the
selected source is provided by the LEDs on the unit.
This HDMI Video Matrix Switch works at a HDTV resolution up to 1080p, 2k and
computer resolution up to 1920 x 1200 and relays images without ghosting of
images or data loss, resulting in crisp and clear images. The built-in repeater
and equalized chipset can boost digital HD signal length and ensures that the
resultant display is not pirated. A key feature is the ability to extend the
range of HDMI compliant devices by equalizing and re-clocking the HDMI signal.
Supporting a video amplifier bandwidth of 2.25 Gbps or 225 MHz, this device is
equipped with regulatory approvals from CE, FCC and RoHS along with being
compliant to HDMI and HDCP standards.
This HDMI Matrix Switch finds usage in digital signage applications, commercial
establishments and home theater set ups.