Our team at BZB Express are always keeping our eyes peeled for the newest products in our industry. The electronics that surround us is constantly changing the way we live, play and work, and we want to keep our customers up to date. Today, we’ve got an exciting new product from Atlona Technologies that is ideal for multi-zone applications to distribute multiple signals along with control.
Introducing the AT-UHD-PRO3-44M dual-distance 4K/UHD 4×4 HDMI to HDBaseT matrix switcher with power-over-Ethernet. The PRO3-44M allows both extended distance, 328 feet and long distance, 230 feet using the HDBaseT transmission over category cable. If you’re new to HDBaseT technology, what this unit allows is passage of video, audio, control, Ethernet and power over a single category cable. This innovative unit also offers a helpful bi-directional extension of both RS-232 and IR Control. An HDMI output is also available as a mirrored output for routing HDMI-based audio to an AVR or as an additional matrix output. The PRO3-44M is HDCP 2.2 compliant and maintains EDID communication. The matrix supports any 3rd party control system and integrates with any TCP/IP, RS-232, or IR based control signals. Created for multi-zone residential or commercial distribution applications, the AT-UHD-PRO3-44M highlights a 1U, rack-mountable enclosure with an internal, international power supply.
Let’s break down the features and cover them in detail.
Four HDBaseT outputs with dual-distance transmission of A/V, control and power signals over a single category cable: One extended distance, 328 feet output and three long distance, 230 feet outputs offer a bi-directional extension of both RS-232 and IR control plus remote power. Compatible receivers include the AT-UHD-EX-100CE-RX (100-meter performance with control, includes one AT-IR-CS-TX IR emitter cable) AT-UHD-EX-70C-RX (70-meter performance with control, includes one AT-IR-CS-TX IR emitter cable)
HDMI output with individually selectable mirror and matrix modes: Switchable HDMI output can mirror any HDBaseT output for routing HDMI-based audio signals to AVRs; in matrix mode, the HDMI output can become an additional matrix output. Provides output flexibility to facilitate a variety of output needs and destinations.
4K/UHD capability with HDCP 2.2 copy protection: Compatible with ultra-high definition PCs and other sources and displays and adheres to latest content protection specification. Future proofs AV systems in preparation for technology improvements, 4K/UHD streaming services and playback devices
Audio De-embedding with volume, mute, and 5-band EQ: Stereo, line level audio breakout with volume, mute, and 5-band EQ on captive screw connectors for three output zones. Grants audio signal distribution to any sound system.
Power over Ethernet for remote-powered receivers: Industry standard IEEE 802.3af PoE supplied by the matrix over HDBaseT. No local AC outlet needed; preserves time and installation costs.
TCP/IP, RS-232, and IR, control: Flexible control options compatible with 3rd-party control systems. Reduces installation time and costs.
The diagram below is an illustration of how the AT-UHD-PRO3-44M is set-up for a multi-zone application.
The AT-UHD-PRO3-44M is ideal for professional installation in:
Multi-zone applications to spread multiple AV signals along with control signals. One, 328 foot (100 meters) HDBaseT output pairs with an AT-UHD-EX-100CE-RX* receiver and three, 230 foot (70 meters) HDBaseT outputs work with AT-UHD-EX-70C-RX receivers to match a variety of distribution gaps and requirements throughout a residence. Home AV systems with separate distributed audio systems. Three unbalanced audio outputs on captive screw connectors simplify connection to multichannel amplifiers for zoned audio where level, mute, and a 5-band graphic EQ can be applied in the matrix switcher for each zone. The PRO3-44M will soon be available. For additional questions about this upcoming product from Atlona, please speak with one of our BZB Express representatives to assist you at 888-660-2962.
*Ethernet pass-through is not available on the AT-UHD-EX-100CE-RX receiver when used with UHD-PRO3 Series matrix switchers.