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Atlona HDBaseT Devices Send AV Signals Hundreds of Feet & Support Resolutions up to 1920x1200

Atlona says its latest HDBaseT products will also work with the company's AT-HDRX HDBaseT receiver to provide more installation possibilities to electronics professionals.

Atlona HDBaseT Devices Send AV Signals Hundreds of Feet & Support Resolutions up to 1920x1200
Atlona's AT-HDCAT line of HDBaseT are a line of long-distance signal transmission products that can send A/V and power signals a few hundred feet.
Robert Archer · February 21, 2013

The San Jose, Calif.-based electronics manufacturer Atlona designs and manufactures a broad selection of products for the residential and commercial electronics markets and recently the company announced that it has started to ship its AT-HDCAT line of HDBaseT signal transmission products that can be used for home and light commercial installations.

Atlona says the products are available in a choice of 2x4 and 2x8 configurations, and the products are capable of transmitting HDMI sources to multiple displays for distances of nearly 330 feet. The products work with video signals ranging from 1080p and 1920x1200, to 3D video signals, and they also work with lossless audio formats such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio. In addition, the products are also capable of transmitting power signals to simplify system infrastructure.

“With a choice of four or eight outputs, and distances of 230 or 328 feet, our AT-HDCAT line of distribution amplifiers allows installers to select the right solution for extending HDMI signals in home theater and light commercial installations of any size,” says Steve Heintz, senior product manager, Atlona. “The units are compatible with our powerful new AT-HDRX and AT-HDRX-RSNET HDBaseT receivers and greatly simplify installations with their PoCc [power of category cable] capability.”

The company says the products are easy to use with features like smart auto switching that eliminates the need to manually change inputs and an EDID learning mode that ensures the devices work with a variety of products. Other features built into the products include HDMI loop outs that allow sources to be sent to multiple AT-HDCAT amplifiers and displays, and a choice of S/PDIF and analog audio loop outs that enable digital and analog stereo audio distribution to zone amplifiers and A/V receivers within a rack system.

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Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at [email protected]

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Home Theater · · 3D · Atlona · Dolby TrueHD · DTS-HD · EDID · All Topics
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