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Transformative Engineering Expands the Envelope of HDBase-T Capabilities With the Debut of an Enhanced HDMI Extender and 4x4 Matrix Switcher
CEDIA EXPO (9/6/11) -- Transformative Engineering has introduced the next-gen implementation of HDBase-T technology that will provide custom installers with greatly improved audio/video/data distribution capabilities, including the first (ever)use of simultaneous ARC (Audio Return Channel) and HEC (Home Ethernet Connection). This will allow audio signals to be sent back from a TV to an AV receiver while maintaining a home internet connection over the same HDMI cable. These new models also support Power Over HDBase-T (POH) capabilities that eliminate the need for separate power supplies at the receiver module and provide the ability to remotely power ancillary equipment.
These technologies will be used in the company's new HD-1 Improved HDMI extender and will be selectively applied to the new QX-4 Matrix Switcher, which offers 4 x 4 (expandable to 8 x 8) matrix switching.
These new products are in keeping with the company's philosophy of providing custom installers with a targeted number of multi-purpose products rather than dozens of limited capability devices. Wherever possible, T-E provides installers with a clear and economical upgrade path that can grow to meet the evolving needs of end users.
The Transformative Engineering HD-1Improved is the first HDBase-T product fully utilizing all of the current 5-Play™ protocols, including: full uncompressed HD (1080p) video, audio (including all current Digital Surround formats), 100BaseT over Ethernet, Power over Cable, and various control signals over a single 100 Meter LAN cable. This results in a fully-compliant HDMI 1.4a product (Certification Pending). Improved features from the previous generation include Power Over HDBase-T, used to power ancillary equipment; simultaneous HEC & ARC transmission; and Power-On-Demand, greatly reducing power usage and heat generation.
Transformative Engineering has also introduced the QX-4, the industry's first HDBase-T Matrix Switcher with HDMI 1.4a-compliant circuitry. The company's unique application of this protocol will take the form of a 4 X 4 Matrix switcher with both local (HDMI) and long-run, 100 Meter (HDBase-T) outputs. The company's proprietary, in-house engineering has designed this unit to be configurable and upgradable to an 8 X 8 Matrix Switcher.
These Matrix Switchers come loaded with T-E’s highly regarded feature set including Power-Over-HDBase-T (meaning the receiver end is powered by the Transmitter), IR Two-Way Communication, Ethernet over Base-T, and Power-On-Demand Circuitry. In addition, a provision for overall IR remote control (with Discrete commands), and RS232 interface are included.
The HD-1 Improved will be available in the end of September and be sold concurrently with the standard HD-1.
Information on these products and the rest of T-E’s CEDIA announcements can be found at the Transformative Engineering exhibit in Booth # 3404, or via their Website: www.transformativeengineering.com .
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Transformative Engineering, Inc.