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ELAN Showcases Video Distribution at ISE 2017

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ELAN MatrixELAN debuts a line of HDMI products at ISE 2017, including matrix switchers, HDBaseT receivers and transmitters, a VoIP receiver and transmitter, and a VoIP control module.

Set to ship on Q1 2017, the lineup is ideal for light commercial applications as well as the residential market. As the company puts it, the products meet the specific needs of residential installations, and provide custom installers with a range of state-of-the-art options for end-to-end home control and automation solutions.

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Asus Intros DSL-AC88U Modem Router

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Asus announces a combination of modem and router with the DSL-AC88U-- a piece of networking gear the company claims is its fastest yet through to the use of Broadcom NitroQAM technology.

Asus DSL-AC88UThe DSL-AC88U supports the G.fast standard, as well as ADSL, ADSL2/2 and VDSL2 services. It promises broadband speeds of up to 18x faster than VDSL2 services allow, and also connects to the internet via regular ethenet. Meanwhile NitroQAM (1024-QAM) technology enables wifi data rates of up to 2167Mbps on the 5GHz band and 1000Mbps on the 2.4GHz band, for concurrent bandwidth of up to 3167Mbps.

Further connectivity comes through a pair of USB ports-- one USB 3.0 in the front, and one USB 2.0 in the back. This allows users to turn the router into a NAS or share a printer across the home network, and the ports also handle compatible 3G/4G USB dongles to add cellular connectivity as a backup.

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Gefen Intros DisplayPort 1.2 Fibre-Optic Extender

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Gefen from Core Brands presents the EXT-DP-4K600-1SC at ISE 2017-- an extender the company claims allows installers to place 4K 600MHz DisplayPort 1.2 sources and displays up to 200m apart with full optical isolation.

Gefen extenderThe EXT-DP-4K600-1SC extends HDCP 2.2, HDCP 1.4 and DPCP compliant DisplayPort 600MHz 4K audio/video over fibre. It supports WQUXGA (3840×2400), 4K Ultra HD (3840×2160), and 4K Cinema — DCI (4096×2160), up to 60 Hz frame rate and 4:4:4 Chroma sub-sampling. The AV signal is extended up to 200m, over a single strand of SC-terminated 50/125µm OM3 or better multi-mode fibre-optic cable.

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AMX Brings N2400 Encoders/Decoders at ISE

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AMX launches the N2400 series at ISE 2017-- a range of encoders and decoders able to send 4K video over gigabit ethernet networks with "near-impeccable latency."

AMX N2400The N2400 series devices support 4K video at 60Hz and 4:4:4 (8-bit colour) through JPEG encoding, and deliver content at native frame rates and colour space with just two frames of latency. HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 support provides compatibility with all current 4K sources and displays.

AMX says the encoders and decoders are easy to integrate with existing video-distribution infrastructures. The devices can be PoE+ powered, and operate via either standard 12VDC power or ethernet connection from the local network switch. Integration is made easiery through use of the same control APIs, software and web interfaces as existing AMX networked AV solutions.

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Savant Intros 4K over IP Switching

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Savant announces an "ultra-high-performance" 4K video over IP switching platform-- one giving installers a "distinct advantage" in the delivery of premium AV content to both residential and commercial clients.

SavantThe new product line delivers 4K/60 4:4:4 HDR video distribution over IP, with zero frame latency and the convenience of a centralised 10GbE switch. The chassis is designed for ease of installation, while audio down-mixing capabilities and audio breakout options make it an ideal match with the recently released Savant Pro Audio 4 IP-based switch with unlimited audio zone support and access to all popular streaming services.

The switch is scalable from 2 to 128 zones, and support for advanced video processing features includes multi-video/video tiling, video wall and multi-switching applications.

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Gefen Expands 600MHz Series

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Gefen debuts a pair of matrix products at ISE 2017-- the EXT-UHD600A-44 and EXT-UHD600A-88, both featuring support for the HDMI 2.0a (4K 4:2:20 @ 60Hz) and HDCP 2.2 standards.

Gefen matrixThe two matrix products are compliant with the bandwidth of the HDMI 2.0a specification and support all 4K timings and Chroma subsampling formats, as well as features such as HDR and all aspects of Rec 2020. Both incorporate analog and digital audio breakouts to de-multiplex the audio stream from each HDMI output, allowing the connection of isolated audio content to external amplifiers and music distribution systems.

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HDanywhere Shows IP2IR Tech at ISE 2017

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ISE 2017 sees HDanywhere integrate IP2IR technology within an HDMI/HDBT matrix-- providing customers with a means to eliminate 3rd party controllers in whole-home AV projects.

mhub MAXIP2IR is not a new technology, but it is not too widely adopted by manufacturers. According to HDA it allows users to use devices such as the Amazon Echo or HDA's own uControl app to control any device connected to the matrix via infrared, without need for additional hardware.

The uControl app features enhanced control functionality with a programming-free setup. Customers simply need to choose what source to watch and where, with all functions of the device in question shown on screen. One can personalise it with user-settable zone background images and a choice of light or dark themes.

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