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InfoComm 2014: TVOne launches CORIOmatrix mini matrix router

Paddy Baker 17 June 2014
InfoComm 2014: TVOne launches CORIOmatrix mini matrix router

tvONE is launching of the CORIOmatrix mini at InfoComm 2014 – a new 1RU, routing matrix router that is also a 12-port scaler, format converter, audio router and HDBaseT extender. The C3-310 CORIOmatrix mini is unique in that it uses modular hardware with five AV module slots (or 16 with the larger 4RU C3-340 model) that offer a wide mix of top-quality signal management options.

In addition, the CORIOmatrix mini also comes a completely new web interface which is accessible with the latest versions of IE, Chrome and Firefox web browsers. Control is also possible via RS-232 and IP.

“In today’s world, AV installations and BYOD environments demand total flexibility. Every day installers are faced with displays and projectors of varying ages, sizes, connection limitations and aspect ratios, and these all need to be fed by an equally diverse selection of sources,” said Andy Fliss, director of marketing, tvONE. “The CORIOmatrix mini is a reliable source for any room system that has diverse inputs and outputs. It is a small 1RU non-squared matrix router that can scale and convert nearly any signal source to any signal output requirement.”

The CORIOmatrix mini is based on tvONE’s CORIO 2 technology and provides high-quality, modular video matrix switching using firmware-based video routing, switching & video conversion. When a module is inserted into one of the universal module slots, the CORIOmatrix mini automatically recognises the inserted module type and whether it is an input or output connection. This allows considerable flexibility in the configuration of the unit. Modules can be added or changed as needed.

The CORIOmatrix mini also provides up, down and cross conversion between a variety of analogue and digital video formats. Once input, video is processed, routed and scaled at 24-bit RGB 4:4:4 full bandwidth sampling rate. Pixel level motion adaptive, and diagonal interpolation, ensure high-quality de-interlacing of PAL, NTSC and 1080i signals. 3:2 Pulldown ensures proper 24fps film extraction from NTSC and 1080i sources. All video signal parameters can be customised, adjusted and stored in non-volatile memory.

All video sources can be viewed simultaneously on one display via the optional Monitor Output card. The CORIOmatrix mini can embed and de-embed audio signals from video sources while routing. An optional Audio module enables D/A conversion.

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