Atlona Ships New Two-Input Wall Plate Switcher Atlona is now shipping a new black version of the AT-HDVS-200-TX-WP-BLK 2x1 wall plate switcher for HDMI and VGA inputs with HDBaseT output.RS Staff ⋅ May 9, 2017 Expanding the integration and interface options for its HDVS-200 Series of full-featured HDBaseT AV solutions, Atlona is now shipping a new black version of the AT-HDVS-200-TX-WP-BLK 2×1 wall plate switcher for HDMI and VGA inputs with HDBaseT output. Well suited as the central component of small, automated AV systems or as a remote input device for larger switcher applications, the AT-HDVS-200-TX-WP-BLK combines auto-switching with built-in automatic display control and the single-cable simplicity of Ethernet-enabled HDBaseT signal transmission. Multiple included faceplate options allow the wall plate switcher to blend inconspicuously into many environments. The AT-HDVS-200-TX-WP-BLK features one HDMI input, one VGA input, and one always-on 3.5mm audio connection, enabling legacy VGA sources to be used with advanced HDMI display devices. HDMI signals up to 4K/UHD at 60Hz, VGA input signals up to 1920×1200, embedded audio, and control signals can be extended up to 328 feet (100 meters). Eliminating the need for complex control systems in small AV installations, the AT-HDVS-200-TX-WP-BLK’s automatic display control turns projectors and monitors on and off when a source is connected or removed, with these and other control signals transmitted via CEC, IP or RS-232. The unit also incorporates video signal detection technology to automatically switch to the active input when a source is connected, with a manual input selection button enabling users to override auto-switching when two active sources are present. Additional buttons provide user convenience, including volume and manual display power control. Paired with Atlona’s AT-HDVS-200-RX Ethernet-enabled HDBaseT scaler, the AT-HDVS-200-TX-WP-BLK forms a complete system for automatic HDMI and VGA source switching, HDBaseT transmission, scaling and control functions in classrooms, huddle rooms, and small conference rooms. For larger-scale systems and environments, it can serve as a remote input device for switchers with HDBaseT inputs including Atlona’s flagship AT-UHD-CLSO-840 4K matrix switcher, or for direct routing to HDBaseT displays and projectors. TCP/IP and RS-232 support provide flexible options for compatibility with third-party control systems. “The AT-HDVS-200-TX-WP-BLK is Atlona’s answer to the most heavily requested features sought by systems integrators in a wall plate switcher, without a preventative price point,” said Steve Kolta, product manager, Atlona. “Compact and inconspicuous, the AT-HDVS-200-TX-WP-BLK provides our customers with flexible auto-switching, scaling, and control functions—along with the diverse IP-based configuration/management and HDBaseT connectivity options installers require in corporate, education, and other AV environments today.” The PoE-powered AT-HDVS-200-TX-WP-BLK features a U.S., two-gang, Decora form factor and ships with multiple interchangeable black and white faceplates, allowing inconspicuous installation. Black and white faceplate options allow integrators to expose the convenient, front-mounted RJ-45 Ethernet port for additional design flexibility. The wall plate switcher can be configured and managed with the free Atlona Management System (AMS) network software platform, reducing installation time and enabling remote monitoring and support over a LAN, WAN, or VPN. The AT-HDVS-200-TX-WP-BLK is now shipping at a suggested retail price of $669.99.