Savant receivers, switchers boost range5 February 2014
An audio distribution system and two HDBaseT receivers to accommodate a wide range of installation options are joining Savant’s multi-room media distribution family.
Savant’s new HDBaseT receivers are designed to connect the full HDBaseT 5Play feature set in any room, including video, audio, control, power and Ethernet over a single Cat5e/6 cable. The receivers are available as an in-wall solution or as a slender standalone module, designed to fit in the space between a flat panel display and the wall or mounting surface behind it. The functionality of both versions is identical, allowing integrators a greater range of installation options.
The company claims its new HDBaseT receivers, paired with any of the new SmartLink HDMI matrix video switches, will deliver convenient, cost-effective audio and high-definition video distribution on a single cable path.
The new SmartAudio SSA-3220 32 x 20 switch is a distributed audio solution housed in one compact 2U rack-mountable design. The SSA-3220 includes 16 analogue and 16 digital selectable inputs, 20 outputs (16 analogue plus four S/PDIF) for passing analogue line-level audio to an external amplifier.
Both analogue and digital audio conversion capabilities are standard and both analogue and digital audio are available simultaneously on each output for maximum flexibility. The company says the broad range of selectable analogue and digital inputs make it simple to manage a large number of audio sources. The SSA-3220 incorporates control of volume, balance and a seven-band equaliser per zone of analogue and digital audio.