Absolute AcousticsĀ®, a leading designer and manufacturer of AV signal
management and distribution solutions, recently announced its new series of
4K/UHD matrix switchers, providing integrators with a broad range of models to
support AV signal distribution from any source to any display. Compatible with new
ultrahigh definition sources and displays, every model reliably sends signals with
resolutions up to 2160p@30 4:4:4 or 2160p@60 4:2:0. Available for the first time to
the U.S. market, the matrix switchers will be on display at booth 4742 during CEDIA

Absolute Acoustics’ matrix line includes two HDMI models. The NDS-UM44 matrix
switcher is equipped with four HDMI inputs and four HDMI outputs, along with five
analogue stereo RCA audio outputs. All inputs and one output zone of the UM44
have HDMI audio de-embedding, extracting the digital audio contained in the HDMI
signal into a pair of RCA connectors. The NDS-UM88 extends the I/O range,
providing eight HDMI inputs and eight HDMI outputs with all inputs and two output
zones having HDMI audio de-embedding.

The line also includes two HDMI/HDBaseT options: The NDS-UHM44 features a
unique hybrid architecture of four HDMI inputs, one HDMI output and three HDBaseT
outputs in a compact 1RU chassis; the NDS-UHM88 matrix switcher offers eight
HDMI inputs inputs, two HDMI outputs, and six HDBaseT outputs in a 2RU chassis.
Both models are capable of transmitting audio, video, and control signals for
distances up to 328 feet (100 meters) over a single twisted-pair cable. Additionally,
each device’s output zone has HDMI audio de-embedding and extension ports for IR
and RS-232 for remote signal control. Enhancing flexibility, the last output is
equipped with multi-range HDBaseT technology, which enables transmission of
HDBaseT signals for 70 meters or 100 meters, depending on the chosen receiver.
Both models feature PoC technology, allowing electrical power to be sent to the
receivers via HDBaseT link, thereby eliminating the need for local power supplies.

Every model in Absolute Acoustics’ matrix switcher line-up can be controlled
manually via front panel buttons or remotely, by sending IR or RS-232 codes. When
connected to an Ethernet network, it can also be controlled over telnet protocol or
through its web interface, providing convenient access to the device’s status,
configuration and switching operations and enabling remote system operation.
Further expanding the range of features, the switchers can act as an automation
hub for any system, forwarding commands received on the control ports to devices
connected on each output via HDMI-CEC. This saves IR/RS-232 control ports,
simplifies cabling and eliminates additional hardware. Each model is designed to
work with Absolute Acoustics’ family of extenders.

An optional, solid aluminium magnetic cover panel provides integrators with an
elegant solution to system presentation. Available in 1RU and 2RU sizes, the cover
conveniently hides the system’s front panel buttons, LCD display and any lights that
could be intrusive in some environments.

Absolute Acoustics’ full line-up of 4K/UHD matrix switchers is now shipping. More
information is available at www.absoluteacoustics.com.