ISE 2016: Metra Home Develops Velox UHD Cables, Ethereal Gigabit Accelerator

Attendees to Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2016 are seeing new feature upgrades to the Ethereal HDM-GA1 and Velox Cables, alongside a new range of Helios mounts, from Metra Home Theatre Group.

Jordan O'Brien

ISE 2016 attendees are seeing new feature upgrades to the Ethereal HDM-GA1 and Velox Cables, alongside a new range of Helios mounts, Metra Home Theater Group has revealed. 

One big focus at the show for Metra Home is the HDM-GA1 Gigabit Accelerator, which now supports in-wall cables extending over 55 feet. Installers using the HDM-GA1 will be able to utilize existing passive HDMI cables to upgrade and support the full 4K/60, 4:4:4, HDR signal that is now available in many video products coming to the market.

The compact in-line Gigabit Accelerator has a 2-inch by 2-inch aluminum chassis that is powered from an external USB power supply through a USB mini connector.

Also on the show floor are the Velox Cables from Ethereal, which are now available in various sizes up to 50 feet, compared to the previous limitation of 40 feet. All of the cables support the latest generation of HD, Ultra HD and 4K video applications with the new Targa 1 Module developed in In-Visions Technology Inc.

The Velox UHD cables support 18 Gbps signal for higher resolutions, frame rates and colors over HD digital interconnects. Like the Ethereal HDM-GA1, the Velox Cables are also assembled in the USA.

Finally, Metra Home has announced that new Helios full-swivel television mounts designed to accommodate larger TVs weighing up to 150 lbs and ranging from 42 inches to 90 inches, is also on its stand at ISE 2016.

The new mounts, compatible with Plasma, LCD and LED TVs, include a 90° swivel mount with extensions up to 31in away from the wall. Installers will also be pleased by the fact that the flat panel mounts are nearly flush to the wall.

“Our newly updated HDM-GA1 and Velox Cables allow integrators to go the distance with our reliable products,” says Jessy Crabb, general manager of Metra Home Theater Group. “We look forward to having our international representatives, International AV sales with us at the show, meeting potential new distributors and showcasing our reliable solutions to our global integrators at ISE 2016.”

Metra Home Theater Group is showing the new Ethereal HDM-GA1, Velox Cables and Helios Mounts, all of which are now available across the United States and in select European locations through their representatives, along with its numerous other products at ISE 2016 at stand 5-R116.