Apantac is launching a new family of entry-level 2x2 HDMI and VGA matrix switches at next month’s InfoComm. They are a user-friendly solution designed for classroom and small conference room applications.
In a classroom environment the matrix switches work to connect two computers with two displays. VGA projects still feature in these environments, but there are less VGA computers being used. Therefore, a mix-and-match HDMI and VGA solution is proving to be an in-demand device.
In addition, the matrix switches are designed to address the future of 4K and the legacy of VGA inputs. The switches also include built-in remote control capabilities that integrate into popular control systems.
The new range of matrix switches includes five models that route HD video (1920 x 1080/1080P) and 4K/2K video (depending on the model) from two HDMI sources to any two HDMI displays. Two of the models also route a VGA source to a VGA output.
The range consists of:
- HDTV-2x2H - 2 HDMI inputs to 2 HDMI outputs up to 1080P
- HDTV-2x2A - 2 HDMI inputs to 1 HDMI output + 1 VGA output with discrete audio
- HDTV-VGA-2x2A - 1 HDMI + 1 VGA input (with audio) to 1 HDMI output + 1 VGA output with discrete audio
- HDTV-VGA-2x2H - 1 HDMI + 1 VGA input (with audio) to 2 HDMI outputs up to 1080P
- HDTV-2x2H-4K - 2 HDMI inputs to 2 HDMI outputs up to 4K/2K
Control of the sources is managed by either manual switching or using an IR or RS232 port. All models are also HDCP compliant.
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