Presentation matrix switch consolidates management of multiple video sources

July 30, 2020
New from Tripp Lite, the 9x2 Multi-Format Presentation Matrix Switch with Audio Extractor, model B300-9X2-4K can be applied in a variety of settings, including boardrooms, classrooms and home theaters.

Tripp Lite has introduced its 9x2 Multi-Format Presentation Matrix Switch with Audio Extractor, model B300-9X2-4K, which connects up to nine audio/video sources, such as computers, media players and cable boxes, with one or two HDMI displays and provides the ability to control the content shown on each screen.

Tripp Lite’s Presentation Matrix Switch model B300-9X2-4K consolidates management of up to nine video sources and provides user-friendly switching between sources.

The switch supports the same or different content on two HDMI displays and features three display modes: matrix, mirror and picture-in-picture. It allows control of one or two computers with built-in KVM switch and supports sending stereo sound to speakers or amplifiers.

“Matrix switches are a convenient way to ensure a seamless viewing experience for audiences during multimedia lectures and corporate trainings,” observes David Posner, vice president of product marketing, connectivity, at Tripp Lite.

A preview feature shows the content from all the sources at the same time, allowing identification of each source’s content. Six HDMI inputs and a DisplayPort input support video resolutions up to 4096 x 2160 (4K x 2K).

VGA + Audio and Component/Composite inputs support video resolutions up to 1080p. Users can easily switch between connected video sources using the unit's front-panel buttons, the included IR remote or an RS-232 serial controller.

A built-in KVM switch allows control of one or two connected computers using a keyboard and mouse. Two USB ports accept peripherals, such as flash drives.

Tripp Lite's Posner concludes, “Tripp Lite’s 9x2 Multi-Format Presentation Matrix Switch is a flexible, versatile solution for consolidating control of analog and 4K digital video sources and viewing the same or different content on two displays. The switch saves the time and hassle of reconfiguring source connections to displays every time content from a different device is needed.”

The following video from Tripp Lite teachers viewers how to extend an HDMI signal up to 125 feet—well beyond the typical five-meter distance limitation—using cost-effective Cat5 or Cat6 cables.

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