Savant is enhancing its premium switching credentials with the introduction of its new 4K/60 4:4:4 HDR video-over-IP switching platform.
The new Savant Ultra HD video switching platform, which debuted this week at ISE 2017 in Amsterdam, leverages the company’s history in telecom to deliver a high-speed scalable switching solution.
The new product line delivers 4K/60 4:4:4 HDR video distribution over IP with 0 frame latency. The unit's centralized 10GbE switch enables Ethernet connectivity throughout a project, with both fiber and copper options.
A transmit chassis for centralized sources and distributed receivers have been designed with ease of installation in mind, reducing the burden and complexity at the rack.
Audio down-mixing capabilities and audio breakout options make the new switching platform well suited to match with Savant’s recently released Pro Audio 4 IP-based switch with unlimited audio zone support and access to popular streaming services via Savant Music.
The video and audio distribution capability of this new switch cost effectively meets the demand of any job size, with the added advantage of scalability only limited by the size of the network, allowing installations of from 2 to 128 zones or more.
Advanced video processing features supported by the new platform include multi-video/video tiling, video wall and multi-switching applications.
“In prior ventures with Excel Switching, we led the telecom industry’s evolution to IP-based switching systems—today Savant is leading a similar evolution in video switching,” says Savant CEO Robert Madonna.
“These new best-in-class 4K switching solutions deliver the same advantages to the A/V integration professional within a complete suite of products that give them a competitive advantage in the luxury home and commercial markets.”
Madonna returned to Savant as CEO last year in order to accelerate the process of bringing innovative control and automation solutions to its loyal base of integration professionals.
Madonna told CE Pro that the new 4K switch was something the engineering team had been working on, and when he saw the potential of it, he put a large team of engineers on it so it could hit the market more quickly.