Atlona is shipping the new PRO3HD66M 6x6 HDMI to HDBaseT matrix switcher. Designed as a cost-effective solution for sharing media in multiple spaces simultaneously, the unit is also equipped with locking HDMI and power connectors for reliability.
A new addition to the PRO3HD collection, the PRO3HD66M matrix switcher uses HDBaseT and power over Ethernet to extend up to six sources to six HDBaseT outputs and two mirrored HDMI output connections over a distance of up to 70m. To facilitate multi-room distribution, the device powers zone extenders, eliminating the need for remote receivers (and a separate power source), resulting in increased cost-effectiveness. In addition, control-signal routing capabilities offer easy control of connected devices via IR and RS-232 from third-party control systems, while Ethernet connections contribute to simpler system configurations thanks to GUI and TCP/IP control.
De-embedded digital S/PDIF audio via the HDBaseT outputs enables simple audio distribution to multichannel amplifiers or AV receivers. The PRO3HD66M switcher's S/PDIF outputs support multichannel audio up to Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1, ensuring that displays are both audio and video compatible. In addition, multichannel HD digital audio from Blu-ray sources can be carried via Dolby TrueHD lossless HD digital audio or DTS HD Master Audio on two mirrored HDMI outputs.
Programmable EDID memory presets come pre-loaded to any source connected to the switcher, ensuring that all connected displays receive the highest supported quality of audio and video signals. The PRO3HD66M is also equipped with a USB port that enables firmware to be updated directly from the field.
"Our product development team continuously strives to bring our customers the winning combination of simplicity and market-changing innovations," said Steve Heintz, senior product manager, Atlona. "With our new PRO3HD66M switcher, we're introducing the easiest, most affordable, and reliable solution to route and connect multiple outputs simultaneously, resulting in lower costs for multi-room set-ups and applications. Now backed by our new 10-year warranty, customers can further trust that Atlona is behind both the requirements of today's connectivity marketplace and the factors needed for ensuring long-term success."