HDMI matrix switchers are devices that allow centralized distribution and control of multiple digital and analog HDMI AV signals from a single location. These devices simplify the routing of video and audio signals from a range of input sources, such as PCs, Blu-ray players and surveillance cameras, to one or more output sources, such as TVs, monitors and projectors.
There are a variety of HDMI matrix switchers on the market today.
HDMI matrix switchers running over CAT6 cables are ideal if you are looking for inexpensive, flexible, durable connections that are easy to terminate in the field. These switchers extend the video signal over long distances, allowing technicians to install any length of cable needed for a particular application. This eliminates the technical and logistical issues associated with installing "long" HDMI cables.
IP HDMI Matrix Switchers allow conversion and transmission of HDMI signals up to 4K at 60 Hz 4:4:4 over new or existing IP networks without the need to run proprietary link cables between devices. IP Control also allows you to establish connections or recall configuration presets and assign custom names to each input, output and preset mode. In addition, IP Control supports simultaneous users from any device, including PCs, smartphones or tablets.
Component HDMI matrix switchers are a combination of component splitters and component switches in one device. They allow users to switch component video from multiple component sources to multiple displays with compatible outputs. Component video is video that has been split into two or more component channels. It refers to a component analog video (CAV) information which is transmitted or stored as three separate signals.
A composite matrix switcher transmits composite video and stereo audio from multiple video sources to multiple displays with compatible outputs. Composite video is an analog video transmission type that transmits audio on separate connections, which is different from higher quality S-video (two channels) and higher quality component video (three or more channels).
Modular matrix switchers are high-performance video and audio matrix switchers that support different video signals by cross-switching. They switch and transmit each video or audio signal independently to reduce signal attenuation. Users can choose to insert different signal cards into these switchers to suit different applications.
Preferred source devices can be used using remote controls or buttons on the console. It helps to transmit signals through multiple output sources using a single input source, while earlier models were used to provide limited options. HDMI matrix switchers combine HDMI splitters and HDMI switchers into one unit. HDMI matrix consoles are an excellent device for extending HDMI inputs to multiple inputs by splitting signals without loss of quality. Power the HDMI matrix switcher to ensure that the signal is buffered and amplified for long distance transmission. The best part about adding an HDMI matrix switcher to the circuit is that it allows for easy distribution of the same signal.
HDMI matrix switchers are perfect for any application that requires customizable, high-speed AV signal routing from multiple sources to one or more destinations.
HDMI matrix switchers are used in broadcast television, multimedia conference rooms, education and command and control centers. They are also ideal for corporate, government and military markets where signal management and high-speed distribution of high-resolution video signals are critical.
As professionals realize the benefits of using HDMI matrix switchers, manufacturers are emphasizing on expanding the variety. Today, you have more HDMI options to simplify your circuits. Please contact VISSONIC for your customized solution.