Extron Electronics, a world leading innovator and manufacturer in the audio visual field, have in the past week announced that they are now shipping a new line of high performance HDMI matrix switchers. Named the DXP HD 4K PLUS Series, the new switchers support signals up to 4K/60 with 4:4:4 chroma sampling.
The newly shipping HDCP 2.2 compliant matrix switchers support HDMI 2.0b specifications, including data rates up to 18 Gbps, HDR, Deep Color up to 12-bit, 3D, and HD lossless audio formats.
What’s more, all of the switchers in the new series also incorporate a range of Extron technologies, including SpeedSwitch, EDID Minder, and Key Minder as well as HDMI input equalization and output regeneration to ensure reliable system operation.
Through use of the switchers, digital audio can be de-embedded from any input and assigned to digital or analog stereo outputs for ease of integration. For greater flexibility, too, the switchers are available in 4×4, 8×4, and 8×8 sizes, making them ideal for applications that require reliable, high performance matrix switching of 4K/60 HDMI signals.
Speaking about the company’s shipping announcement, Extron’s vice president of global sales and marketing, Casey Hall, explained the motivation behind introducing the new line:
‘By introducing the next generation of Extron DXP 4K/60 HDMI matrix switchers, we are meeting an ever increasing demand for 4K/60 video distribution…With their 18 Gbps data rate capabilities, the DXP HD 4K PLUS Series delivers the performance required for distributing 4K/60 signals at 4:4:4 chroma sampling in command and control centers [sic], visualization environments, and other demanding applications.’