Ethereal, which is part of the Metra Home Theater Group, has added the HDM-GA1 Gigabit Accelerator to its line. It allows the installer to utilize existing in-wall passive HDMI cables up to 15 meters in length to upgrade and support the full 4K/60, 4:4:4, HDR signal now available in many video products.
The compact in-line Gigabit Accelerator has a 2-inch by 1-inch aluminum chassis that is powered from an external USB power supply through a USB mini connector and is designed to be easy for anyone to install. The HDM-GA1 rebuilds the video channels to a level that exceeds the HDMI 2.0A standard while repairing the data timing clock channel. The simple “plug and play” device from Metra takes micro-technology and transforms any quality 24-gauge passive cable up to 15 meters to 4K with full signal integrity. This new innovation from Metra gives dealers with a very simple way to upgrade current installations to the latest 4K technology, meeting 4K/60, 4:4:4, HDR standards with existing HDMI cables.
"The HDM-GA1 Gigabit Accelerator gives integrators a reason to go back to their customers with an easy 4K upgrade solution,” said Jessy Crabb, general manager of Metra Home Theater Group. “It’s ultra-reliable and so easy to install. Our dealers and their clients will be delighted to know they don’t have to rewire the house because the client wants to upgrade to 4K video.”
Metra Home Theater Group’s Ethereal HDM-GA1 has built in DDC Correction Circuitry and repairs EDID rise time while working in both directions. With an input sensitivity of -35dB, the HDM-GA1 will also work with 26, 28 or 30 AWG Passive HDMI cables at lengths up to 10 meters. Retail price is $399.
Metra Home Theater Group will showcase the Ethereal HDM-GA1, along with its entire product line up at CEDIA EXPO 2015 (Booth 4942), held October 14-17, in Dallas.