July 31, 2007 -- IOGear has introduced its 4-Port Automatic HDMI Switch, which the company says allows consumers to simultaneously control and connect up to four High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) devices to television sets.
According to the company, the device's patented High-Definition Automatic Switch (HDAS) technology instantly locks and transfers the active audio and video content to the connected HD display. With the switch, users can now maintain a single Universal Remote to control a home entertainment center by simply powering on the desired device, then alternating between sources.
A single HDMI cable connects an HDTV with the switch, which links up to four devices, such as Apple TV, DVD players, video game consoles and media servers. This capability significantly reduces the amount of wires plugged directly into a television set, making the switch suitable for modern wall-mount set-ups and eliminating manual switching of A/V inputs.
"HDMI technology integration in home media centers shows no sign of slowing down, and the launch of our 4-Port Automatic HDMI Switch is another testament of IOGEAR's dedication of simplifying integration of technology in consumers' living rooms," remarks Miranda Su, vice president of sales and marketing at IOGear. "With compact size and latency-free audio and video switching capabilities, this offering fits in any media center, providing a vivid and robust home entertainment viewing experience."
The product is High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) compliant and supports 1080p resolution. LEDs on the front panel display the HDMI device that is currently in use. The device is priced at $189.95.