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Atlona Ships HDMI/USB-C Wall Plate Switcher, HDBaseT Transmitter

For light commercial installations, Atlona is now shipping the AT-HDVS-210U-TX-WP wall plate switcher, an HDBaseT-compatible switcher/transmitter with direct USB-C input support.

The new 2×1 switcher features one HDMI and one USB-C input, the latter of which enables direct connectivity for new and emerging laptops, tablets, and smartphones equipped with AV-capable USB-C ports. This eliminates the need for clunky and easily forgotten USB-C adapters, while helping presenters quickly go live with minimal effort.

Automatic input selection intelligently switches between the two interfaces when a new source is connected, using both hot plug detect (HPD) and active video detection technology to ensure reliable auto-switching even with source devices that maintain a high HPD signal when not actually delivering video.

Automatic display control powers up compatible displays and projectors without manual intervention when a presentation device is connected. Input selection, audio volume and display power can also be controlled via RS-232 or TCP/IP commands, enabling straightforward integration with third-party control systems.

The HDVS-210U-TX-WP’s HDBaseT transmitter enables 4K/UHD video at 60Hz with 4:2:0 chroma subsampling to be delivered over Cat-6a or Cat-7 cable up to 330 feet (100 meters) alongside embedded audio, control and Ethernet signals. Power is supplied remotely by the receiver via Power over Ethernet (PoE), minimizing wiring and simplifying integration.

The HDVS-210U-TX-WP features a U.S. single-gang, Decora-style form factor and ships with interchangeable black and white trim kits.

Offering end-customers and integrators a flexible choice of input interfaces to match their connectivity needs, the HDVS-210U-TX-WP is one of a trio of dual-input wall plate switchers in Atlona’s HDVS-200 series of HDBaseT AV solutions. Its sibling AT-HDVS-210H-TX-WP features two HDMI inputs, while the AT-HDVS-200-TX-WP pairs an HDMI input with an analog VGA interface. All three wall plate models integrate with Atlona’s AT-UHD-EX-100CE-RX-PSE receiver, HDVS-series receivers, and scalers, and HDBaseT-equipped switchers.

“Our growing family of aesthetically unobtrusive, HDBaseT-equipped wall plate switchers allows integrators to inconspicuously deploy exactly the interface connectivity they need, exactly where they need it to be,” said Steve Kolta, product manager, Atlona. “With native USB-C support, the HDVS-210U-TX-WP makes it easier and more convenient for presenters to take advantage of the latest Mac, Chromebook, and Windows PCs and other USB-C-equipped AV devices, while its extensive integration and automation features deliver outstanding value for customers and installations of any size.”

The HDVS-210U-TX-WP can be remotely configured and managed over a network with the free Atlona Management System (AMS 2.0) software or Atlona’s ground-breaking Velocity IP-based AV control platform. The HDVS-210U-TX-WP’s robust reliability is backed by Atlona’s award-winning 10-year limited product warranty and customer support services.