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HDMI Switchers and Extenders
What are Matrix switchers

FAQ: What are Matrix switchers and why are they important in AV integration projects

As AV networks become more complex – because an increasing number of devices and rooms need to be a part of it – the use of matrix switchers becomes necessary. They allow the routing or switching of audio and video signals from multiple input sources to the one of several output devices. For example; the...
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FAQ: What is the minimum requirement for HDBaseT?

According to the HDBaseT Alliance… “HDBaseT was developed to work with the most basic LAN infrastructure, ie. Cat5e cables. However the best practices recommended by installers and integrators suggest the use of Cat6 cables for better performance and error-free transmission.” However while HDBaseT uses an Ethernet jack (RJ-45), it does NOT work on a regular...
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What are the new features of HDMI 2.0

FAQ: What new features will HDMI 2.0 offer?

According to the HDMI Forum, HDMI 2.0 is an upgrade over HDMI 1.4, which will be… Backward compatible with earlier versions of the HDMI specification Support much higher bandwidth – up to 18Gbps Add key enhancements for enhancing the consumer video and audio experience Does not specify a new cable or connector standard Some specific...
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All about HDMI

FAQ: What is HDMI?

According to the HDMI Forum… “HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a data transfer standard that allows high-resolution, all-digital data (both audio and video) to be transported via a single cable. This dramatically simplifies cabling and helps provide consumers with the highest-quality HD experience. It transmits all ATSC HDTV standards and supports 8-channel, 192kHz, uncompressed digital...
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How the upcoming HDBaseT matches up against the reigning HDMI standards

We’ve recently seen a rapid influx of a new generation of entertainment devices like live smart/interactive televisions, 3D video and 4K resolution – which represent a rapid step up in technology. But for these devices to fulfill their potential, they rely on underlying data transport technologies that connects them to other devices and to content...
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What are the new features of HDMI 2.0

Tips: Understanding the benefits of HDMI 2.0 in enabling UHD/4K resolutions

With the advent of Ultra-high resolution/4K solutions, comes the need for a new set of standards that deliver this high bandwidth performance in a new range of AV products. HDMI 2.0 is one of these upgraded standards and represents a significant upgrade from the current generation of HDMI in several ways – not just limited...
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