Fresh off its CEA Innovations Award win at CES 2012, Atlona touted its LinkCast wireless HD distribution system during Integrated Systems Europe (ISE 2012) in Amsterdam.
Based on technology from Amimon (WHDi), the LinkCast system enables the distribution of multiple HDMI sources to multiple displays wirelessly up to 40 feet.
The product is aimed primarily at PC-type sources, as a USB port is required for power. The unit supports uncompressed video resolutions up to 1080p HD and 1280x1024, including 3D video, with a latency of less than one millisecond, according to the company.
In Europe, the product is expected to ship in Q3 after it receives CE approval for the region. Account manager Alex Babayan tells CE Pro, “We’re going to have so much more wireless. We’ll come out with commercial-grade wireless products really meant for integrators.”
In addition, Atlona touted a scaled down version of its HDBaseT Cat 5 switches. The new AT-PRO3HD44M is a 4x4 HDMI matrix for distributing audio, 1080p video and control signals over 60 meters of cable, with power provided by built-in PoE.
“We’re best known for our 8x8 and 16x16 switches,” Babayan says, “but we wanted something more for more residential.” The product is expected to retail for about $2,300 (excluding receiver modules).
Here’s the scoop on the PRO3HD44M from Atlona:
With the latest and more affordable HDBaseT technology extend HDMI sources up to 200ft at 1080p or 1920x1200. The Atlona HDMI 4 by 4 Matrix Switcher allows for effortless control of up to 8 devices through IR remote control, RS-232, 3rd party IR control box and the front panel. With a built in loop out S/PDIF port send audio to an AVR or Distribution Amp. To ensure all audio passes through, the 4 by 4 Matrix Switcher supports all Lossy and Lossless formats of Dolby and DTS over HDMI.
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