Atlona has begun shipping its commercial-market 4K switcher, the AT-UHD-SW-5000ED. The five-input switcher, capstone of SW-5 Series product line, includes two HDBaseT inputs and mirrored HDMI/HDBaseT outputs, offering integrators more flexibility in designing boardroom, classroom, and other AV presentation systems.
“We’re right on schedule with the launch plans announced in February and hope our distribution partners in the U.S. and internationally are poised to capitalize on that,” said Joshua Castro, Atlona product manager. “The SW-5000ED is a flexible, high value switcher. For example, simply by using our AT-UHD-HDVS-200-TX switchers or AT-UHD-EX-100CE-TX transmitters with the SW-5000ED, integrators can create a complete, fully-automatic presentation system in a meeting room, classroom or any other space, no control system necessary.”
The SW-5000ED supports 4K/UHD@60 Hz, 4:2:0 video (10.2 Gbps) and transmits AV signals along with Ethernet, Power over Ethernet, and control over a single cable to displays up to 328 feet (100 meters) from the switcher. Built-in control options include auto-switching, front-panel buttons, and compatibility with IR, RS-232, or TCP/IP-based control systems. The switcher also offers three HDMI inputs and audio de-embedding of digital audio from HDMI to two-channel, balanced analog audio.
The SW-5000ED enables two Atlona HDVS transmitters to be used in a single system, making it suited for presentations that are being given from two or three locations in a room, such as from a lectern, a conference table, or other location in a classroom or lecture hall.
The new switcher also supports the Atlona Management System (AMS), a powerful network software platform that integrates product configuration, management and updating, enables remote monitoring and support, and provides other features.
Displays connected to the SW-5000ED can be automatically turned on and off using IP, RS-232, or CEC control. Additional features include a web-based GUI for easy set-up and management of EDID, HDCP, and display control. The switcher is equipped with USB and LAN ports for firmware updating.
The SW-5000ED features a compact, 1U, half-rack width enclosure that is easily installed with included 19-inch rack-mount brackets that allow two units to be mounted side-by-side. Like all Atlona products, the SW-5000ED carries the company’s exclusive, award-winning 10-year warranty.