For Commercial Applications, Two- and Four-Zone Amplifiers are Among the First in the Industry to Support Ultra HD (4Kx2K) Resolution
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Aug. 20, 2013 — Atlona®, a leading digital connectivity solutions provider, today announced that its AT-HDDA-2 (1x2) and AT-HDDA-4 (1x4) HDMI® distribution amplifiers are now shipping. Among the industry's first such devices to support Ultra HD (4Kx2K), the highest resolution currently available, the AT-HDDA-2 and AT-HDDA-4 extend HDMI sources to two or four zones, respectively, for commercial applications.
The AT-HDDA-2 and AT-HDDA-4 distribution amplifiers are ideal for small- and medium-sized TV showroom and digital signage applications that utilize cutting-edge Ultra HD resolution. For larger settings, up to eight HDDA units can be cascaded. In addition to their high-resolution capabilities, the distribution amplifiers support all lossy and lossless audio formats up to Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™, and 3D up to 48-bit deep color.
Featuring advanced EDID management, the units learn reference EDID from the first connected output display and mirror it to all outputs, ensuring a reliable and uninterrupted AV signal. The AT-HDDA-2 and AT-HDDA-4 feature locking HDMI ports, link status LEDs for sources and outputs, and mini USB ports for easy firmware updates in the field. Easy to install, the AT-HDDA-2 features Velcro strips for shelf mounting and a captive screw power termination to reduce wiring and provide more reliable connections. The AT-HDDA-4 ships with dual-purpose wall/rackmount ears.
"The industry has been waiting for an HDMI distribution amplifier that supports Ultra HD, and we are excited to say that it's here and now available. The first products in our new HDDA family, the AT-HDDA-2 and AT-HDDA-4, are the perfect solution for reliably distributing video in the most vivid detail possible for commercial applications with multiple zones," said Steve Heintz, senior product manager, Atlona. "To meet the needs of applications requiring distribution over greater distances and the routing of different sources, the units are also compatible with our HDBaseT extender and distribution amplifier families, and our HDMI-to-HDMI matrix switchers."