Gefen unveils new HDMI 4Kx2K switchers25 February 2014
Gefen has announced the availability of two new ToolBox Matrix Switchers for HDMI 4Kx2K.
The 4×4 Matrix for HDMI 4Kx2K routes any four sources to any combination of four displays and supports resolutions up to 4K with 3DTV pass-through. The 6×2 Matrix for HDMI 4Kx2K routes any six sources to two independent displays. Backward compatibility with 1080p full HD resolutions means both solutions can serve as an addition to an existing or new high definition system geared for immediate deployment and future UHD compatibility.
Both matrix switchers include Gefen FST (Fast Switching Technology) to reduce the switching time by speeding up the lengthy HDCP authentication process. HBR (High Bit Rate) lossless audio formats such as LPCM 7.1, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-HD Master Audio are delivered along with video. Control buttons on both models allow for configuration of advanced EDID management, audio modes, FST, and routing options to refine system performance. The switchers also feature a web server interface for setup and control, IR remote, RS-232 and IP control, and a locking power supply.
Both matrix switchers will support DVI equipment when using add-on HDMI-to-DVI adapter cables, also available from Gefen. The mini-USB and IP ports allow for convenient field upgrades when new firmware becomes available.