HDMI, HDBaseT matrix app control from HDanywhere3 February 2016
The new HDanywhere mHub family is made up of two 8×8 and 4×4 matrixes, offering 4K / HDCP 2.2 and 2K full HD 1080p.
HDanywhere’s mHub 4K matrix is 4K Ultra HD and HDCP 2.2-capable, with matrixed audio extraction and PoE, and supporting the full HDBaseT-Pro 5-Play feature set. For projects with no 4K requirements, HDanywhere’s mHub 2K matrices are plug-and-play systems for the multizone distribution of full HD 1080p up to 50m over a Cat6 cable.
The mHub matrices also allow installers to extract audio over digital coax at the chassis or extract and down-mix to stereo via the 3.5mm jack on the chassis. They also have the ability to distribute high resolution digital audio formats.
All HDanywhere mHub matrixes can be set up, configured and controlled via the new HDanywhere Control App for iOS and Android devices, which are also being debuted at ISE 2016.
The HDanywhere Control App lets installers offer their clients a simple way to switch between and control HDMI source devices at each TV from their tablet or phone. The company claims it is perfect for homes which don’t require or don’t have the budget for full whole-home automation control.
The HDanywhere Control app also enables installers to set up a HDanywhere mHub matrix, and configure rooms and EDID settings. Homeowners can control any such mHub matrix and switch between HDMI source devices at each display location. Via payable upgrades homeowners can also gain control of a number of popular HDMI entertainment devices, for example Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV.
The app will be available later in 2016 to download free with every mHub matrix package and will work on Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. The free version of the app can be downloaded multiple times per client site and allows for source switching functionality.