HDMI/DVI video matrix switch operates over Cat 5e/6/7 cabling
NTI's Veemux HDMI/DVI A/V matrix switch routes audio and video inputs from eight HDMI/DVI video sources to eight displays.
From Network Technologies Inc. (NTI), the Veemux HDMI/DVI A/V matrix switch routes audio and video inputs from eight HDMI/DVI video sources to eight displays (projectors, monitors, etc.) and speakers via Category 5e/6/7 cable. The video matrix switch is capable of connecting to as many as eight HDMI/DVI video sources via transmitters and eight video displays via receivers with a maximum extension of 600 feet (183 meters) between the transmitters and receivers.
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The SM-8X8-C6HD HDMI/DVI A/V matrix switch can be configured and controlled via Ethernet, serial port (USB or RS232), front panel buttons, or Infrared remote control. The switch is HDCP compliant and supports HDTV resolutions to 1080p and computer resolutions to 1920x1200 (WUXGA) with video quality adjustment done automatically at every connection change.
Each output provides one video signal and one stereo audio signal. Each input can be independently connected to any or all outputs with no image degradation and no loss of audio or video quality between the transmitters and receivers. Power is supplied to both the local and remote units so no additional power supplies are required.
HDMI and DVI transmitters and receivers can be supported on the same Veemux unit. The transmitter can be extended up to 300 feet (91 meters) and the receiver can be extended up to 300 feet (91 meters), for a total of 600 feet (183 meters) between the transmitters and receivers. Available now, the SM-8X8-C6HD HDMI/DVI A/V matrix switch is priced at $4,265.
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