BZB Express Introduces New Atlona 8×8 High-Speed HDMI Matrix Switchers Featuring HDBaseT™ Technology – AT-PRO2HD88M

BZB Express Introduces the latest additions to Atlona family of high-speed HDMI matrix switchers: AT-PRO2HD88M Featuring HDBaseT™ technology — consumer electronics (CE) connectivity technology optimized for whole-home and commercial multimedia distribution — the switchers extend HDMI sources, including full uncompressed HD video and audio, up to 330 feet at 1080p resolution over a single, cost-effective Cat 5/6/7 cable.

Extension to 450 feet at 1080p is also available with updated firmware. By supporting HDBaseT technology, the switchers also provide bidirectional RS-232 and zone-specific bidirectional IR pass-through up to 60 KHz and extensive Extended Display Identification Data (EDID) management, which allows installers to make any source or display function properly.

The perfect solution for remotely located HD sources such as Blu-ray™ players, Sony® PlayStations®, set-top boxes, satellite receivers or any other HDMI device, the AT-PRO2HD88M is true 8×8 high-speed HDMI matrix switchers. The units feature eight (8×8) inputs with the same number of independently switchable twisted pair outputs to route to Atlona’s AT-PRO2HDREC and AT-PRO2HD1616M-RX receiver modules (sold separately).

Atlona’s receiver modules are both equipped with bidirectional IR and RS-232, and locking power connectors, and extend HDMI sources up to 450 feet at 1080p resolution that supports all 3D formats. In addition, the AT-PRO2HD1616M-RX features built-in audio de-embedding. The AT-PRO2HD88M have the ability to equalize, amplify, and reclock the signal to ensure HDMI-accurate signal transmission through long cables without quality loss.

The matrix switchers feature stereo pass-through to allow the routing of local source audio from the matrix head-end to zone receiver units. Supporting bidirectional RS-232 and IR makes the units ideal for control and automation solutions such as Control4, RTI, and all other control systems. In addition, the matrix switchers provide support for Deep Color, HDCP, as well as full 3D support for all formats, while preserving 7.1-channel digital audio, including DTS-HD and Dolby® TrueHD. For portability and rack-mount installations, the AT-PRO2HD88M is available with four convenient U rack ears attached.

“The next-generation AT-PRO2HD88M is the most advanced and industrious matrix switchers on the market today. Bolstered with HDBaseT technology, the units greatly simplify installations, saving time and money for integrators without compromising on quality for their clients,” said Atlona’s vice president of product development and co-founder, Michael Khain.

“Atlona is an influential player in the professional audio/video industry and a key supporter of HDBaseT technology,” said Micha Risling, vice president of marketing and business development for Valens Semiconductor and member of the HDBaseT Alliance board. “The HDBaseT Alliance relies on the innovations of its member companies like Atlona to drive HDBaseT technology forward and, as a fellow member of the Alliance, we appreciate Atlona’s dedication to furthering the impact of HDBaseT technology in the marketplace.”

The AT-PRO2HD88M is available now at MSRPs of $7,499.99, respectively.

Full Specifications:

Atlona HDBaseT 8 by 8 HDMI Matrix Switcher over CAT5e/6/7

Extend HDMI and DVI (with HDMI to DVI adapter ex. AT14040) sources up to 330ft at 1080p or 1920×1200. The Atlona HDMI 8 by 8 Matrix Switcher allows for effortless control of up to 16 devices through IR remote control, RS-232, 3rd party IR controllers and the front panel. With stereo audio embedding combine stereo audio with DVI signals over one CAT5e/6/7 cable. To ensure all audio passes through the 8 by 8 Matrix Switcher supports all Lossy and Lossless formats of Dolby and DTS. The AT-PRO2HD88M delivers the best quality available with pass through of up to 1080p, 1920×1200, 3D, and Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master audio signals.

Go Further with More

  • Extend your audio/visual experience up to 330ft over CAT5e/6/7 cables. This HDBaseT based technology allows you to send IR, RS-232, video (up to 1080p or 1920×1200) and audio (all Lossy and Lossless formats) signals over a single CAT5e/6/7 cable.

Bidirectional Control

  • Compatible with all 3rd party controllers and IR remote controls, get bidirectional control from the RS-232 and IR ports. Control the matrix and the in zone displays with RS-232 or control all connected devices with the new zone dedicated IR ports.

No Device Left Behind

  • Ensure that even the most difficult display can receive audio and video with 8 programmable memory presets loadable to any source connected to the matrix.

Back Up Power Supply

  • In the event the main power supply becomes inoperable the built in redundant power supply will seamlessly take over the matrix’s energy needs.

Technical Specification

  • Bandwidth Frequency: 6.75Gbps
  • Input ports: 8 x HDMI (Female Type), 9 x IR 3.5mm mono, 1 x Firmware update, 8 x 3.5mm Stereo Audio
  • Output ports: 8 x CAT 5e/6/7, 1 x RS-232, 9 x IR 3.5mm mono
  • Resolution outputs: Video: up to 1080p Vesa: up to 1920×1200
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 6.93×18.98×14.27 (inch) or 176x482x362.5 (mm)
  • Weight: 21.61lbs or 9.8 kg

Package Contents

  • 1 x 8×8 Matrix Switcher over CAT5e/6/7
  • 9 x IR Extender
  • 9 x IR Emitter
  • 2 x 24V/6.25A DC adaptor
  • 2 x Power Cord
  • 1 x Remote Control
  • 1 x User Manual


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