Atlona, a leading digital connectivity solutions
provider, has released its new HDVS family of HDMI and VGA/Audio
products — the AT-HDVS-TX box, AT-HDVS-TX-WP wall plate
switcher/transmitters, and AT-HDVS-RX scaler/receiver with signal
transport via HDBaseT.
combined, these products provide connectivity and control for installed
AV systems by enabling the use of both VGA and HDMI sources in addition
to control of connected displays. For VGA sources, analog audio is
embedded within digital video signals.
smaller rooms with digital displays such as flat panels and projectors
with DVI or HDMI inputs, the new units provide the most effective
solution to transition from analog to digital sources. With balanced
analog audio de-embedding, the units provide a simple interface to
external audio systems, while the integrated scaler ensures
compatibility of VGA sources with any display. The AT-HDVS-TX-WP fits
both U.S. and U.K. 2 gang wall-boxes and features a rugged steel
construction, making it ideal for classroom settings.
HDBaseT, users obtain reliable connection distances up to 230 feet (70
meters) from the wall plate using a single category cable. Because they
use Power over Category cable (PoCc), there is no need for a power
source at the wall plate, leading to a simple installation and setup
process. Both the AT-HDVS-TX and the AT-HDVS-TX-WP are controllable by
illuminated buttons, RS-232, or using auto-switch to select the last
connected source. Flexibility is furthered with the AT-HDVS-RX — a fully
functional scaler — now equipped with HDBaseT input and HDMI output
with balanced, de-embedded analog audio. Additionally, the unit can
control displays based on signals received from the AT-HDVS-TX or
AT-HDVS-TX-WP or can be controlled by RS-232.
the AT-HDVS-TX or AT-HDVS-TX-WP can be used for switching/control in a
simple system or as input and output devices in larger systems. The
AT-HDVS-TX is ideal for use with displays with HDBaseT inputs, since it
can be powered both directly as well as by PoCc from the receiver. For
systems with multiple displays, the AT-HDVS-RX scaler/receiver provides
simple resolution management and signal distribution via HDBaseT.
"Our new switcher/transmitters and scaler/receivers mark a significant
step for Atlona as we begin to produce products that are specifically
designed for today's commercial AV marketplace," said Bill Schripsema,
commercial product manager, Atlona. "We consider our new HDVS products
to be the perfect solutions for the requirements of today's small
systems and we look forward to providing support for larger systems in
the very near future."