Atlona is now shipping the AT-UHD-CLSO-840 for US$4,999.99 MSRP, a versatile eight-input, four-output 4K HDMI and HDBaseT matrix switcher built for videoconferencing, multi-screen presentations and divisible room installations.

The CLSO-840 offers both local and remote inputs and outputs for flexibility across AV formats and connectivity options, presenting itself as a matrix solution for classroom, corporate and hospitality environments.

The matrix is equipped with five HDMI and three HDBaseT inputs, two HDMI outputs and two HDBaseT outputs and is particularly suitable for meeting room settings where videoconferencing suites require at least three independent outputs for connections to displays and a conferencing codec.

The CLSO-840 is designed to easily integrate into an audio system with DSP through an independent 8×4 audio matrix that routes de-embedded HDMI audio to analogue audio outputs – with gain control and EQ also available. There are also four analogue audio inputs, each dedicated to embedding content onto a corresponding video output.

“The CLSO-840 is our response to many partner and integrator requests for a powerful, four-output 4K matrix needed in videoconferencing, distance learning and training rooms,” comments Steve Kolta, product manager at Atlona.  “At the same time, we made integrating complex AV matrix systems very easy and efficient through our free Atlona Management System, even for several CLSO-840 units in an installation.”

Other key features include PoE on the HDBaseT inputs and outputs, allowing for the use of Atlona UHD-EX Series or HDVS-200 Series HDBaseT transmitters and receivers, eliminating the need for separate power supplies for remote components. All HDBaseT inputs and outputs allow transmission distances up to 100m(330ft).

The matrix includes Ethernet and RS-232 connections for third-party control and can extend Ethernet from a control processor, as well as featuring IP to RS-232 translation for converting TCP/IP commands to RS-232. This provides the flexibility of extending TCP/IP or RS-232 control to remote devices over HDBaseT.

AMS is available free from Atlona, aiming to streamline installation and maintenance of several Atlona products throughout a facility or enterprise from a standard web browser.

This matrix switcher includes a 10-year limited product warranty and customer support services, and will be demonstrated at stand 5-S92 from February 7-10 at ISE 2017.

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