Control4 launches 4K matrix switches for the home28 April 2015
Residential technology manufacturer Control4 is launching fully HDCP 2.2 compliant 4K UHD audio and video matrix switches. Available to order immediately, the new line can distribute 4K content, including copy-protected content, to every room within a Control4 smart home without the need for additional hardware or software.
“We are committed to delivering on the promise of 4K by offering compelling video distribution solutions to homeowners who expect the very best in entertainment,” said Martin Plaehn, Control4 chairman and CEO. “Our recent acquisition of Leaf, the Australia-based provider of audio/video distribution products, helped us get to market faster with a comprehensive media distribution solution that is truly 4K-ready today.”
Three different models – 10×10, 8×8 and 6×6 – are available for projects of various scales, distributing 4K Ultra HD video content and high-fidelity audio to up to 10 TVs in the house, from 10 separate sources. An integrated audio matrix switch extracts stereo audio from the HDMI inputs and delivers audio to up to eight zones throughout the home. Advanced device management is said to give faster and more responsive switching between sources.
An unobtrusive ultra-compact receiver eliminates the need for extra equipment or wiring, reducing costs and installation time. Powered via a single cable, this compact receiver does not require a separate power supply.
“Our customers want all things 4K, so I’m glad to see Control4 taking the lead in offering a 4K distribution line-up that will enable homeowners to easily access and enjoy that brilliant content without requiring a software or hardware update to do so,” said Scott Fuelling, president, Phoenix Unequaled Home Entertainment. “They’ve also designed the products to make it easier for us to streamline installation – less wire and gear means less hassle and expense, which is great news for us and our customers.”
This new line of 4K UHD distribution products designed by the audio and video development experts at Leaf enables independent Control4 dealers to meet growing consumer demand for 4K UHD entertainment with a solution that is easy to install, perfect for mid-sized projects and backed by Control4 support, service and warranties.