ELAN Adds 4K Video to the UltraMatrix HDMI/Audio Switchers

Furthering its commitment to providing custom installers with cutting-edge audio and video signal management solutions, ELAN, from Core Brands, today announced its next generation UHD UltraMatrix line of HDMI/Audio switchers with 4K compatibility. The new line made its debut at CEDIA 2016 at Core Brands Booth #4100 in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.

“The new ELAN UHD UltraMatrix line will include the same great features and easy configuration of the UltraMatrix line, but it has been enhanced to support multiple signal formats, including 4K,” Eric Herdman, Product Manager, ELAN, said today. “We’re maximizing signal format compatibility, without sacrificing the single-chassis ease-of-installation that makes the UltraMatrix line a favorite among ELAN dealers.”

The UHD UltraMatrix line is updated to include a 4K HDR Solution, which supports HDMI 2.0a, HDCP 2.2, 300MHz formats, as well as 4K @ 24Hz, 4:4:4, 8bpc = 297MHz, 4K @ 24Hz, 4:2:2, 12bpc = 297MHz, 4K @ 60Hz, 4:2:0, 8bpc = 297MHz, 4K @ 24Hz, 4:4:4, 10bpc = 371MHz, and 4K @ 24Hz, 4:2:0, 10bpc = 371MHz.

“Additionally, ELAN’s new UHD UltraMatrix line supports Dolby 5.1 Downmixing®, DTS, Dolby TrueHD® and Dolby Atmos® Pass Thru, as well as HDMI audio to digital and analog outputs,” Herdman added. “It is the ideal switcher to use when extending signals in a residential media or entertainment room.”

Created to simplify the connection and distribution of high performance audio and video gear, ELAN’s new UHD UltraMatrix line of HDMI/Audio switchers can send HDMI, Ethernet, serial and IR signals over a single cable. The integrated audio routing lets installers route audio from analog, optical SPDIF, coaxial SPDIF and HDMI inputs to any mix of analog, coaxial SPDIF or HDMI/HDBaseT outputs. This allows custom installers to designate HDMI displays as audio zones, which is ideal for entertainment and media rooms within a home.

HDBaseT technology is also incorporated within the ELAN UHD UltraMatrix switchers to facilitate high definition content distribution. “HDBaseT also connects control signals and Ethernet to remote areas, enabling control of monitors and sources, and providing internet to smart TVs, streaming sources and gaming devices,” explained Herdman.

According to Herdman, no installation ever seems to have enough inputs and outputs. “Even the best engineered projects often run short,” he said. “This new line of ELAN UHD UltraMatrix Switchers provides extensive I/O flexibility to route signals from any source to virtually any destination.”

Dealers interested in seeing the new ELAN UHD UltraMatrix HDMI/Audio Matrix Switchers can visit Core Brands Booth #4100 at CEDIA 2016 in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.