ISE 2017: WyreStorm Matrix Switchers Support 4K, HDR, HDCP 2.2

WyreStorm releases new matrix switchers — MX-1616-HDBT-H2X 16×16 and MX-1010-HDBT-H2X 10×10 — at ISE 2017, capable of supporting 4K, HDR, HDCP 2.2, 18Gbps HDMI and HDBaseT as well as custom configure options for integrators.


WyreStorm offers electronics professionals a broad selection of signal managment products. Adding to its product line, the global company has announced two new matrix switchers during ISE 2017: the 16×16 MX-1616-HDBT-H2X and the 10×10 MX-1010-HDBT-H2X.

The company says the matrix switchers prioritize the growing demand for high-performance 4K and HDR-enabled content. 

“The H2X is an important release for WyreStorm, both in terms of its powerful feature set for residential and commercial applications, but also as an example of not merely following the trend of keeping up with technology,” says Dave Schorah, product manager, WyreStorm. “The H2X is something completely new. A product that really breaks new ground and opens up incredible integration opportunities for the dealer that we are confident they will appreciate.

“Our inclusion of an equal number of HDMI inputs, HDBaseT outputs and mirrored HDMI outputs means that unlike competing products, our MX-1616-HDBT-H2X and MX-1010-HDBT-H2X are true 16×16+16 and 10×10+10 matrixes.”

The matrix switchers feature WyreStorm's SmartEDID technology that detects and adjusts displays and source capabilities to ensure the output is delivering the highest possible resolution. The H2X products support 4K UHD 4:2:0 8-bit at 60Hz and 10-bit HDR 24Hz up to 70 meters (229 feet) with Class A HDBaseT that includes 5Play and ARC to all zones. 

The products also utilize WyreStorm's modular architecture that enables electronics professionals to build customized matrix switcher configurations. 

WireStorm also points out the H2X products integrate audio matrixes with three possible source inputs per zone in the form of audio deembedded HDMI, and adjustable line-level audio via S/PDIF inputs for use with wireless whole-house audio products, AirPlay and DLNA-enabled products. 

The matrix switchers incorporate audio DSPs to allow integrators to adjust gain, EQ and delay per zone, as well as an AVR priority mode to support dynamic EDID adjustments, and CEC options that provides a way to manage audio sources, TVs, projectors and other components.  

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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 has also served as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In his personal time beyond his family, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons and Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Binda Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.


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