Atlona’s AT-UHD-PRO3-88M HDMI to HDBaseT is the Ultra Solution Matrix Switcher for 4K/UHD Signals.

As expected, 4K/UHD products continue to make their way to our homes, our businesses and our lives. The transition from 1080p to 4K/UHD will take years while consumers are still learning what 4K/UHD is all about. On the other hand, developers, designers, and other businesses in the AV industry have to be 2 to 3 steps ahead of everyone else when it comes to new technology. With that said, we’d like to preview a new device that’ll give us a glimpse of what the future beholds.

Introducing the AT-UHD-PRO3-88M from Atlona which is a dual distance HDMI to HDBaseT matrix switcher for 4K/UHD. The AT-UHD-PRO3-88M is a powerful new unit from a manufacturer that started designing HDBaseT as a standard for many of their products. This very capable matrix switcher enables PoE (power over ethernet) for receivers and an option for analog audio breakout. The AT-UHD-PRO3-88M HDMI to HDBaseT matrix switcher for 4K/UHD is able to provide flexible HDBaseT routing of up to 100 meters (328ft) and 70 meters (230ft) which is still a long distance. An added feature seen in many advanced matrix switchers including the AT-UHD-PRO3-88M are two HDMI outputs for mirrored routing. This awesome feature allows the user to route HDMI based audio to an AVR or simply be used as an additional output.

Let’s take a look at the AT-UHD-PRO3-88M in depth. Atlona’s 4K/UHD matrix switcher has eight HDBaseT outputs with dual-distance transmission; four for extended distance (100 meters) and four for long distance (70 meters). These outputs also offer bi-directional extension for RS-232 and IR control with remote. You may be asking, “Why not make all the outputs 100 meters?”. Atlona knows that integrators and their clients all have a budget and with this in mind, the option for distance adds value to address the needs of an installation that needs to meet budget. There will be two compatible receivers for the switcher, the AT-UHD-EX-100CE-RX for 100 meters and the AT-UHD-EX-70C-RX for 70 meters.

Integrators, installers, and users alike can be confident that the AT-UHD-PRO3-88M HDMI to HDBaseT matrix switcher for 4K/UHD adheres to the latest content protection specification which is HDCP 2.2. Compatible with UHD  PC’s, displays and other sources, the powerful unit from Atlona future proofs AV systems for upcoming technology improvements, playback devices and 4K/UHD streaming services. Let’s also not forget that this powerful unit is flexible with control including TCP/IP, RS-232, and IR options with 3rd party control systems. Other useful features we should not forget to mention is the AT-UHD-PRO3-88M’s simple GUI-based configuration using an integrated web server that provides status reports for EDID, HDCP, and I/O routing. In addition, the web GUI allows a swift configuration of internal settings and troubleshooting from a smartphone, iPad, tablet or a PC in the field.

So many features and benefits, it’s hard to imagine that the AT-UHD-PRO3-88M has more to offer. Well, cut my tongue for speaking too soon because this matrix switcher does have more to offer. Independent volume control allows easier integration with zone control systems. Many amplifiers don’t provide mute, volume or equalizer options to tailor the sound for each zone, but the AT-UHD-PRO3-88M allows this for each de-embedded audio output. The features and benefits of the AT-UHD-PRO3-88M will not only justify the price but will also justify the decision of the buyer for choosing Atlona and their 10 years limited warranty. If you are curious and would like to find out more, please call one of our helpful agents to assist you with questions or concerns.