Equipped with 12 slots, this new Lindy matrix, which will be presented at ISE 2020, combines the flexibility of seamless AV switching with the conversion and extension of the signals guaranteed by HDBaseT technology
A configurable and flexible HDMI & HDBaseT switch, composed of the main unit and a series of input and output cards that can be separately purchased: this is, in short, the latest Lindy proposal in the modular matrices, aimed at a wide range of users in the fields of professional AV, video editing, television studios, but also video surveillance and entertainment in public places, up to digital signage or Smart Home applications. The product, in fact, makes it possible to create any combination, from one input and eleven outputs up to eleven inputs and one output, combining the HDMI and HDBaseT ports as desired and as needed. The slots do not all need to be equipped with cards; it’s possible, instead, to leave some slots free for future uses, or in case of changes and extension of the system.
The matrix supports high resolution AV content with a data transmission rate of up to 18 Gbps. Thanks to the HDMI input and output cards, it’s possible to switch Full 18G signals with resolutions up to 4096 × 2160@60Hz 4: 4: 4 8Bit. HDBaseT cards support 10.2G resolutions up to 4096 × 2160@60Hz 4: 2: 0 8Bit or 4096 × 2160@30Hz 4: 4: 4 8Bit. In mixed configurations, conversions with upscaling or downscaling between resolutions are carried out automatically. By using Cat.6A or higher cables for HDBaseT transmissions, distances up to 100m can be covered; distances of up to 70m are supported if Cat.5e or Cat.6 cables are used.
As for audio, the possibilities offered by this matrix are two: the standard use of the HDMI/HDBaseT stream or the management of separate audio signals, which are then integrated into the AV stream of the input card.
The seamless technology allows the switching times to be reduced below 0.1ms, with the result that it’s impossible for a spectator to perceive the period of darkness of the display. This feature is particularly suitable for professional installations in television studios. The switch also supports HDCP 2.2 encryption for transferring protected content.
All HDBaseT ports also support PoH (Power-over-HDBaseT), to be able to power HDBaseT transmitters and receivers via a single network cable. The system will be presented, with the others Lindy’s novelties, at ISE 2020 and can be ordered starting from the end of February.
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