ATEN International, a leading designer and manufacturer of advanced connectivity solutions, announced that it will extend its range of HDMI solutions with the introduction of a new HDMI Matrix Switch, model VM0404H. The VM0404H is a 4x4 HDMI Matrix Switch that provides a convenient system to route high definition video and audio from any of four HDMI sources to any of four HDMI displays.
Simultaneous access to multiple HDMI A/V sources has become a prevalent need and everyday HDMI devices are becoming more popular in environments such as home theatres, businesses, entertainment and education. The VM0404H from ATEN’s VanCryst™ Professional A/V Solutions product line allows consumers to easily connect up to four HDMI devices such as HD Camcorders, Satellite Receivers, HD-DVD players, Blu-ray Players, Home Theater PCs, Streaming Media Players, or Gaming Consoles. The four inputs can then be switched to any combination of up to four HDMI monitors, Displays, Projectors or TVs simultaneously. The Matrix switch can be cascaded with other VM0404Hs in order to provide up to 64 HDMI sources/displays for, as an example, digital signage systems.
The VM0404H’s remote control and convenient front panel pushbuttons allow users to quickly and easily cycle through and select the HDMI sources and displays while the front panel LEDs indicate the source device for each display at a glance. The switch also has a built-in bi-directional RS-232 serial interface which allows system control through either a high-end controller, PC, and/or home automation / home theater software package. The VM0404H enables fast and easy remote automated HDMI source to port switching controlled via the RS-232 serial port.
The new HDMI Matrix Switch provides both superior quality audio and high-resolution video. It fully supports HDTV resolutions of 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p and also video protocols including VGA, SVGA, SXGA, UXGA, and WUXGA. It is compliant with HDMI 1.3b, HDCP 1.1 and HDMI CEC. The VM0404H provides a refresh frequency of 60 Hz with a maximum cable distance of 20 meters using 24 AWG and 15 meters using 28 AWG. One feature adding to the switch’s superior sound quality is that it fully supports Dolby True HD and DTS HD Master Audio compliant devices. With the audio enabled function, there is no requirement for a separate set of speakers for each source. Another user-friendly feature is power on detection, which allows the VM0404H to automatically switch to the other powered-on computer when either is shut down.
The VM0404H HDMI Matrix Switch is your perfect solution for simultaneously connecting any of four sources of digital high definition video to any of four HDMI displays. For instance, if you need to add four HDMI inputs to a multi-screen home theater system, the VM0404H is an easy and affordable way to do it. Moreover it can provide multiple solutions for needs across finance, education, business, and commercial industries. The "digital infrastructure revolution” applies to more than just home entertainment. Digital content is everywhere in today's businesses, educational institutions and medical environments. “ATEN offers a complete range of HDMI solutions for various applications such as cutting-edge: video switches, video splitters and video extenders" said Kevin Chen, President of ATEN International.
The VM0404H is a part of ATEN’s complete HDMI product line that includes:
* VS481A/VS0801H: 4/8-Port HDMI Switch which connects four/eight sources to one HDMI display, with multi-channel audio for the ultimate in home theatre.
* VS182/VS184/VS0108H: 2/4/8-Port HDMI Splitter that connects one HDMI source to two/four/eight HDMI displays cascadable to three levels to provide up to 8/64/512 HD displays.
* VE800: HDMI Extender which extends your HDMI display up to 60 meters using Cat 5e cable for flexible HDMI video installations.
ATEN International Co., Ltd. is specialized in connectivity solutions in information technology. Established in 1979, ATEN is today considered the leading manufacturer of KVM Switches worldwide. This prominent position was reached by continuously high investment in research and development, resulting in numerous patents and exemplified by the sophisticated ASIC, developed in the ATEN labs and manufactured by ATEN. The product range today covers hundreds of connectivity products, providing complete KVM solutions from entry level to the enterprise market. Among the customers of ATEN are large companies with global operations, midrange and small businesses, as well as ambitious private users. For further information, please visit http://www.aten.com