Atlona Fuels Progress, Unveils Full HDR HDMI Matrix Switcher with Audio

Atlona continues to advance their high dynamic range AV integration catalog by unleashing their Full HDR HDMI Matrix Switcher, AT-HDR-H2H-88MA. Recently showcased at InfoComm 2018, the high-performance HDMI matrix switcher is capable of switching emerging 4K/UHD and HDR signals. Integrators and installers alike will also be ecstatic to learn extracting audio from the HDMI matrix switch is elementary.


Full HDR HDMI Matrix Switcher

A counterpart to Atlona’s AT-HDR-H2H-44MA 4×4 HDMI matrix switcher, the 8×8 AT-HDR-H2H-88MA expands input and output space for larger-scale systems. The bigger Full HDR HDMI matrix switcher model supports all video resolutions, audio, and color space formats in the HDMI 2.0b specification. In general, the 8×8 sustains the reliability, performance, and integrator-friendly hallmarks of the smaller 4×4. This state-of-the-art 4K/UHD and HDR compatible unit is excellent when integrating HD sources and TVs. The matrix is also future proof and will support any future HDR broadcast services while offering protection of content via HDCP 2.2 compliance.

Our guys from BZBtv take the Full HDR HDMI matrix switcher for a test drive. The full demo video is below.


Advanced Features

The 8×8 Full HDR HDMI matrix switcher supports 4K/UHD video at 60 Hz. Along with 4:4:4 chroma sampling and transmission of data rates up to 18 Gbps. Furthermore, users can be sure their viewing experience is uninterrupted with fast, blink-free switching. Swift input selection eliminates visible display artifacts and long wait times from handshaking and HDCP validation.

The AT-HDR-H2H-88MA makes it easy to extract HDMI two-channel audio for a whole-house or a commercial audio system. To illustrate, each HDMI output is pair with an unbalanced analog audio output. As a result, the ports support multi-channel audio including PCM, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus™, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos®, DTS® Digital Surround™, DTS-HD Master Audio™, and DTS:X®

Control Options

The AT-HDR-H2H-88MA has a variety of user-friendly control and configuration options: RS-232, IR, TCP/IP, web GUI, and front panel button controls. In addition, a built-in LCD menu display accompanies the intuitive front panel buttons. Also, RS-232 or the included IR remote provide added convenience. An integrated web interface allows fast, menu-based configuration of the matrix switcher from a mobile device or PC. Additionally, using the free Atlona Management System (AMS 2.0) software and Atlona Velocity AV control platform allows full remote control, configuration, and monitoring over IP networks.


Atlona’s 8×8 Full HDR HDMI matrix switcher is designed for many environments. Some ideal applications include:

  • Residential installations: designed for AV systems with the latest UHD and HDR sources like UHD Blu-ray players, TVs, and projectors.
  • TV showrooms: Properly demonstrate the quality and appeal of 4K and HDR content on multiple TVs.
  • Professional AV applications: ideal for highly detailed, full-motion 4K graphics presentations for simulations, 3D renderings, visualizations, and more.

Atlona Advantage

Atlona prides themselves as an agile company that’s able to offer dependable products facing the challenges of today’s AV industry. Equally important is their commitment to customers by providing unparalleled backend support. The AT-HDR-H2H-88MA includes their award-winning 10-year limited product warranty and reliable customer support services that are available seven-days-a-week. In fact, Atlona offers a next-day advanced replacement that’s valid for one year following the original date of purchase.

The Atlona AT-HDR-H2H-88MA Full HDR HDMI matrix switcher is now shipping and available on our online store. BZB Express is a partner and authorized reseller of Atlona products and extends the Atlona Advantage support program to all clients, as well.