Atlona is set to unveil two new products designed to address AV integration-related challenges at the upcoming ISE 2017 show, both specifically designed for AV systems with HDR (high dynamic range) video as well as 4K/UHD @ 60 Hz with 4:4:4 chroma sampling.
Specifically, the Atlona Etude Sync (AT-ETU-SYNC) and AT-HDR-M2C have been optimised to resolve AV system design and installation issues frequently encountered with audio and video format compatibility, signal integrity and EDID communication. Both products are HDCP 2.2 compliant and support HDMI 2.0 data rates up to 18 Gbps.
Available for a suggested retail price of $249.99 (approximately £204), the Etude Sync provides EDID emulation and Hot Plug Detect communication between HDMI sink and source devices. It detects and corrects for signal integrity issues associated with cabling or connections, and can resolve compatibility problems between a source and destination.
In addition to addressing HDMI signal and device-related issues, the Etude Sync reports HDCP compliance at the source and sink. It can manage EDID communication with the source, by delivering EDID from the display or the Etude Sync’s internal memory.
This device is particularly well suited for AV system troubleshooting whilst aiming to ensure a reliable, consistent performance. For convenience to installers and technicians in the field, the Etude Sync can be powered via USB by the included power supply, a laptop, or any available USB port nearby.
Retailing for $449.99 (approximately £366.53), the AT-HDR-M2C is an audio converter for extracting and down-mixing multi-channel PCM, Dolby and DTS audio from HDMI sources. This product is suitable for commercial and residential applications requiring playback of multi-channel source content over displays, distributed audio systems, as well as whole-house audio systems.
The HDR-M2C features an HDMI input with pass-through and delivers stereo down-mixed audio over HDMI, two-channel analogue unbalanced audio and TOSLINK digital audio outputs. The HDR-M2C is compatible with all Dolby and DTS formats and de-embeds HDMI audio with or without connection to a display or other destination.
This audio converter includes EDID management features as well as audio volume and bass / treble controls – all available via Ethernet through the Atlona Management System (AMS), the web GUI, or a control system.
The Etude Sync and HDR-M2C begin shipping April 2017. Both products include Atlona’s 10-year limited product warranty and customer support services.
Visit Atlona at ISE on stand 5-S92.