Not too long ago the A/V manufacturer Vanco introduced its Evolution line of media distribution products. Building upon this product launch, the Midwestern company has bundled several products from this line to offer dealers a preconfigured Evolution matrix system.
Vanco's new preconfigured HDMI 4×4 Matrix Selector Switch Over Cat5e/Cat6 with PoE Receivers features one of its 4×4 Matrix EVMX44QI, along with four EVRX2006 Receivers, four wideband IR Tx cables, four wideband IR Rx cables, an IR remote and a 12-volt power supply for the matrix.
With the prepackaged bundle dealers can set up systems that distribute four HDMI sources simultaneously to four displays, with an additional four outputs available to create larger systems. The matrix's outputs include PoE to eliminate the need for wall-wart power supplies at each display for the receivers, and Vanco points out the system is capable of transmitting 1080p at 60Hz content as far as 164 feet (50 meters) over a single Cat-5e/Cat-6 cable.
The system also provides automatic adjustment of EDID and signal equalization (EQ) to enable dealers to quickly assemble the system in the field.
Vanco adds the HDCP-compliant solution is also compatible with audio formats such as PCM, Dolby AC3, DTS 7.1 and DSD, and it provides a choice of RS-232, IP and IR control options.