Digital connectivity company Gefen's 4x1 Switcher for HDMI 4K/2K is now shipping.
This new switcher connects four HD sources using HDMI to one display. HDMI 2.0 support is included for this and all Gefen Ultra HD products that support 4K 60Hz resolutions with 3D pass-through. The inclusion of Gefen FST (Fast Switching Technology) is said to virtually eliminate signal latency, providing an instant switch of audio/video content.
These new features, and the fact that it can also support 1080p full HD. makes the new 4x1 Switcher for HDMI 4K/2K best suited for installations that have upgraded their display to 4K and still want access to sources such as gaming consoles and satellite set-top boxes as well as laptops and computers. Ultra HD content will be delivered at 4K resolution while high definition content will be delivered at 1080p resolution.
Completing the feature set are full HDCP compliance and support for lossless audio formats such as Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-H Master Audio.
This Gefen ToolBox product comes in a flat black or white wall-mountable enclosure that can be discreetly mounted behind the display or anywhere convenient for the integrator, as an alternative the rackmount equipment.
Control options include traditional pushbutton access, IR remote, RS-232 or IP via Telnet and UDP. The switcher firmware can be upgraded from anywhere by using the mini-USB and IP ports.