RTcom USA Announces New Ground-Breaking Digital Matrix Routers

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New DVI and HDMI Matrix Routers allow delivery of six to eight video sources to the same number of displays.

RTcom USA Inc., provider of digital connectivity solutions for professional and consumer audio-visual and personal computer systems, today announced the HS-66M and HS-88M - the industry's first high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) matrix routers with 6-in 6-out and 8-in 8-out ports, respectively. Also new from RTcom USA is the DS-66HM, a high-performance digital video interface (DVI) router with 6-in-6 out ports. All three new Matrix Routers from RTcom USA feature full HDCP (High bandwidth Digital Content Protection) compliance, giving users the ability to transmit high-definition audio and video signals to as many as eight displays.

With the DS-66HM, HS-66M and HS-88M Matrix Routers, DVI and HDMI signals from popular consumer audio-visual products - such as A/V receivers, satellite set top boxes, and Blu-ray disc players - can be sent simultaneously to up to six or eight different displays without degradation in signals. The DS-66HM, HS-66M and HS-88M Matrix Routers' HDCP compatibility alleviates the problem of HDCP encoding, which previously blocked signals from being transmitted from audio-visual products to multiple displays.

"Our philosophy at RTcom is to provide high-quality, cutting-edge products to both consumers and professional integrators," said Joon Ryu, president of RTcom USA. "The DS-66HM, HS-66M and HS-88M Matrix Routers are indicative of this philosophy. We developed the industry-first six source input/output router; however, since we continually strive to be innovators in the digital connectivity market, we couldn't stop at just six."

The HS-66M Matrix Router:
•Multiple switching modes allow any of up to 6 sources to be sent to any of 6 display devices.
•Control options include RS-232C, LAN (TCP/IP), infrared or front panel keys
•Resolution support HDTV signal up to 1080p@60Hz with 36 bit color depth
•HDCP compliance at all output channels
•Compliance to HDMI V1.3
•Increased single-link bandwidth to 225 MHz
•Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio streams
•Built-in Extended Display Identification Data (EDID) read function, with Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory (EEPROM), to save display EDID data while supporting any HDTV with maximum resolutions. The unit also supports user setup of non-Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) resolutions, including projectors with unique resolutions.
•Built-in noise protection circuits in each input and output port
•Better control of the home theater system by providing compatibility with A/V receiver

The HS-88M Matrix Router:
•Multiple switching modes allow any of up to 8 sources to be sent to any of 8 display devices
•Control options include RS-232C, LAN (TCP/IP), infrared or front panel keys
•Resolution support HDTV signal up to 1080p@60Hz with 36 bit color depth.
•HDCP compliance at all output channels
•Compliance to HDMI V1.3
•Increased single-link bandwidth to 225 MHz
•Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio streams
•Built-in Extended Display Identification Data (EDID) read function, with Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory (EEPROM), to save display EDID data while supporting any HDTV with maximum resolutions. The unit also supports user setup of non-Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) resolution, including projectors with unique resolutions.
•Built-in noise protection circuits in each input and output port
•Better control of the home theater system by providing compatibility with A/V receiver

DS-66HM Matrix Router:
•Multiple switching modes allow any of up to 6 sources to be sent to any of 6 display devices
•Control options include RS-232C, LAN (TCP/IP), infrared or front panel keys
•Resolution support up to 2048 x 1080 at 60Hz, the highest resolution with DVI single link, and 1080p@60Hz with 36 bit color depth.
•HDCP compliance at all output channels
•Compliance to DVI V1.0 and HDMI V1.3
•Built-in Extended Display Identification Data (EDID) read function, with Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory (EEPROM), to save display EDID data while supporting any HDTV with maximum resolutions. The unit also supports user setup of non-Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) resolution, including projectors with unique resolutions.
•Built-in noise protection circuits in each input and output port
•Better control of the home theater system by providing compatibility with A/V receiver

The DS-66HM and HS-66M Matrix Routers are available now at an MSRP of $4,999 each and the HS-88M Matrix Router is currently available at an MSRP of $7,499. To purchase the products customers in US may contact Aurora Multimedia at (732) 591-5800 or sales @ auroramultimedia.com and international customers may contact RTcom USA, Inc. at (973) 383-4878 or rtcomusa @ earthlink.net.

For additional information, visit RTcom's NAB 2008 press kit at: http://www.virtualpressoffice.com/kit/RTcomNAB2008. RTcom will be located in the South Hall #2 of the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth #SL14813. For media inquires or to schedule a booth tour contact: Crystal DeCotiis at: (908) 722-5757 or cdecotiis @ randjpr.com.

About RTcom USA
RTcom USA Inc., headquartered in Sparta, N.J., is a leading manufacturer of professional digital A/V and PC connectivity products in the digital connectivity market. As an industry pioneer, RTcom USA works closely with the major international standards-setting bodies to develop and tailor its products for the needs of system integrators, home theater consumers and A/V equipment manufacturers. The company's products, sold under the Digital Extender® brand, include fiber optic DVI/HDMI extension systems, HDTV switchers, distribution amplifiers, matrix routers, signal converters, digital cables and adapters. Since its founding in 2001, RTcom USA has maintained manufacturing and R&D facilities in the U.S. and Korea. Visit http://www.digitalextender.com for more information.

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