HydraConnect announced that its flagship HDMI processor for Control4 systems, the HSS-1, has been certified by Control4 Corporation for use with its control systems.
The HSS-1 HDMI processor has been certified by Control4 for use with the company's control systems.
HSS-1 functions as a complete control center for whole house audio and video distribution and control. It features an 8X8 HDMI matrix switch, and 8X8 stereo audio matrix switch, and provides for control of TVs, BluRay players, and AV Receivers through CEC.
HSS-1 supports all HDMI 1.4a features such as 3D and deep color. Additionally, HSS-1 provides for AV remix. This feature allows the customer to watch a video channel while listening to a different audio channel. For example, someone could watch a football game on the television while listening to music from a music server. Using HydraConnect’s proprietary FlashConnect technology, no video delays are observable when adding and subtracting TVs. An On Screen Display (OSD) alerts the consumer to the sharing of video and audio sources.
HSS-1 implements a CEC based display and video source control system. CEC is a control mechanism embedded in a standard HDMI interconnect designed for a single television and DVD player. Using CEC to control TVs eliminates unsightly IR Flashers as well as the support equipment required to drive the flashers.