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Atlona Ships Eight-Zone HDMI Matrix Switcher

By RS Staff November 26,2012




Atlona is now shipping its AT-H2H-88M 8x8 HDMI matrix switcher, designed for signal routing in large home theaters and professional installations.
Atlona Eight Zone Matrix
The AT-H2H-88M is bolstered with advanced features such as EDID management, S/PDIF audio loop outs, multiple control interfaces, in-field upgradable firmware, and Audio Return Channel (ARC).

"Recently, we introduced the AT-H2H-44M 4x4 HDMI matrix switcher, which has proven to be a hit with installers for mid-size home theater projects," said Steve Heintz, senior product manager, Atlona. "Adding more flexibility to our switcher lineup, the AT-H2H-88M brings the same advanced features to eight zones, accommodating the signal routing needs for larger projects within residential and commercial environments."

The AT-H2H-88M's advanced EDID management feature ensures compatibility across multiple display types, sends communication between sources and displays, and automatically provides a compatible EDID at start up. The unit also features an EDID learning function that can be customized for any connected component such as AVRs, set-top boxes, and TVs. S/PDIF port loop-outs allow audio distribution to zone amplifiers or AV receivers within a rack, while the video signal is routed via the HDMI output to the zone display. The S/PDIF output supports digital audio signals up to Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1.
 
With multiple control interfaces such as RS-232, IR, and the front panel—with future updates for TCP/IP control through the unit's Ethernet port—this 8x8 HDMI matrix switcher was developed with whole-home media control and professional needs in mind. In addition, the AT-H2H-88M features a field-serviceable firmware port that allows for quick and easy upgrades.

The AT-H2H-88M is available now at authorized dealers and distributors.