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RTcom Digital Extender EDM-1818

How do you rate the RTcom EDM- 1818?
On a scale of one to 10, I would give it an eight. The reason I give it an eight instead of a 10 is because the product is still evolving. The platform and performance is there, while new features and bugs are still being worked out.

For what types of installations

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is it best suited?
This product works well in two environments. One is for image magnification for trade shows and large-scale events where multiple HDMI sources need to be switched seamlessly. Second it works for point-to-point residential installations where the sources of content in the home are located in one area.

Describe the feature set of the EDM-1818.
The EDM-1818 is the only 18x18 high-resolution HDMI router on the market that has HDCP resident in its operation. The device has RS-232 remote or front-panel control. It handles all types of EDID data and handles HDMI resolutions up to 1080p.

What features would you like to see changed or added?
At this time, I do not see any new features I would add. The EDM-1818 seems to have the proper functionality for the types of applications I’m currently dealing with.

PRODUCT SPECS

  • New slot cards enable the EDM-1818M to become the first matrix router to combine CAT 5e/6 and fiber optic output with support for DVI, HDMI, SDI, and Display Port video formats through a single matrix switcher.Features a flexible back panel with slots for modular input/output cards
  • Expandable matrix router is user configurable, so input/output cards may be replaced at any time
  • Several user interface options: RS-232C, LAN (TCP/IP) control, and integrated touchpanel
  • HDCP compliant
  • Conforms to DVI 1.0, HDMI Ver1.3a and Display Port V1.1
  • Built-in Extended Display Identification Data (EDID) read function, with Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory (EEPROM), to save display EDID data

Supports non-VESA resolutions, including projectors with even unique resolutions. This function is easy to set up by the user
Built-in noise protection circuits in each input and output port

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