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ISE 2017: Atlona to launch ‘problem-solver’ devices

Atlona will introduce two new products at ISE next month to address AV integration-related challenges. The Etude Sync and AT-HDR-M2C (pictured) are both specifically for AV systems with HDR video as well as 4K/UHD at 60Hz with 4:4:4 chroma sampling.

The new Atlona Etude Sync (AT-ETU-SYNC) and AT-HDR-M2C resolve AV system design and installation issues frequently encountered with audio and video format compatibility, signal integrity, and EDID communication. Both products are HDCP 2.2 compliant and support HDMI 2.0 data rates up to 18Gbps.

“Our customers have always looked to Atlona for simple yet very effective solutions whenever a problem may arise during system design or on-site installation,” said Joshua Castro, product manager, Atlona. “With the increasing popularity and demand for 4K and HDR video, we are pleased to offer two new versions of our popular integration problem-solving devices that bring compatibility to new and emerging 4K HDR sources and displays.”

The Etude Sync provides EDID emulation and Hot Plug Detect communication between HDMI sink and source devices. It detects and corrects for signal integrity issues associated with cabling or connections, and can resolve compatibility problems between a source and destination.

In addition to addressing HDMI signal and device-related issues, the Etude Sync reports HDCP compliance at the source and sink. It can manage EDID communication with the source, by delivering EDID from the display or the Etude Sync’s internal memory.

The AT-HDR-M2C is an audio converter for extracting and downmixing multi-channel PCM, Dolby, and DTS audio from HDMI sources. It is suited to commercial and residential applications requiring playback of multi-channel source content over displays, distributed audio systems, and whole-house audio systems.

The HDR-M2C features an HDMI input with pass-through, and delivers stereo downmixed audio over HDMI, two-channel analogue unbalanced audio, and TOSLINK digital audio outputs.

The Etude Sync and AT-HDR-M2C begin shipping April 2017.

Stand: 5-S92

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