WYRESTORM TO LAUNCH H2X SERIES MATRIX SWITCHERS
WyreStorm has leveraged its switching expertise in the design of its first HDBaseT 4K UltraHD matrix switchers to include dedicated audio matrix switching. Both 16×16 (MX-1616-HDBT-H2X) and 10×10 (MX-1010-HDBT-H2X) models will be launched at ISE 2017.
Addressing the increase in mixed 4K/2K installations, WyreStorm’s SmartEDID feature dynamically detects and reacts to display and source capabilities to output the highest possible resolution for each individual source.
H2X models continue to offer the same video performance as its current H2 matrix platform to the tune of 4K UHD 4:2:0 8-bit 60Hz and 10-bit HDR 24Hz up to 70m with Class A HDBaseT supporting the 5Play feature set and ARC to all zones. HDMI 18Gb/s inputs and mirrored outputs also offer capacity for full-range 4K UHD transmissions with automatic or manual CEC power triggers for every HDMI and HDBaseT output.
The modular architecture of the H2X also sees it support custom configuration with an optional HDBaseT input/HDBaseT output transmission card also available. Both HDBaseT ports support the 5Play feature set which means PoH, Ethernet, and control signals are passed to both Transmitter and Receiver locations.
Notably, the H2X offers an integrated audio matrix with three possible source inputs per zone in the form of audio de-embed of HDMI video sources, ARC from zones up to 5.1, and adjustable line level audio only sources via S/PDIF audio input — tailor-made for digital audio streaming on Sonos, Apple AirPlay, and DLNA devices. This amounts to support for a total of 30 potential separate audio inputs on the 10×10 H2X model and a huge 48 individual audio inputs on the 16×16.
WyreStorm product manager, Dave Schorah, commented, “The H2X is an important release for WyreStorm, both in terms of its powerful feature set for residential and commercial applications, but also as an example of not merely following the trend of keeping up with technology. The H2X is something completely new. A product that really breaks new ground and opens up incredible integration opportunities for the dealer that we are confident they will appreciate.”