By early August, Just Add Power will release a firmware update for its 3G Ultra HD over IP range of devices, enabling them to support the distribution of 4K HDR content to multiple screens over a 1Gb network infrastructure.
The update means that 3G Ultra HD over IP products can be used to create any size of HDMI matrix, with installers being able to distribute a combination 4K HDR, 4K non-HDR, 1080p, and lower-resolution source device content to a mixture of HDMI 2.0 and 1.4 screens. The receivers behind each display have a built-in scaler that allows 4K HDCP 2.2 encrypted content (HDR or otherwise) to be downscaled to 1080p for full HD displays, but retained in 2160p with HDCP 2.2 in 4K zones.
The new Just Add Power firmware will work with the two most common HDR formats: Dolby Vision and HDR10.
“The addition of HDR-support means distributing 4K HDR content from devices such as the Kaleidescape Strato Player and Samsung UHD Blu-ray Player is simple and easy,” said Ed Qualls, founder and president of Just Add Power. “Switching between different resolution of content (4K HDR, 4K non-HDR, and 1080p) is seamless and does not cause any delay in switching.”
The firmware will be available to download from by visiting justaddpower.com.