KVMSwitchTech Announces Release of Fully Customizable 8x8 HDMI Video Matrix Switch

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KVMSwitchTech's new 8x8 HDMI Video Matrix uses interchangeable cards to allow standard HDMI switching or extended switching using Cat5e/Cat6 cables.

Video Matrix Switch technology is a well established technology that is commonly used in a variety of industries ranging from hospitality, bars and restaurants, digital signage / outdoor advertising, and home entertainment centers. Where a standard Video Splitter allows a single source to be displayed on multiple monitors, a Video Matrix Switch allows multiple video sources to be displayed across multiple displays and projectors. Video Matrix Switches are available in a wide array of options including Composite, Component, S-Video, VGA, DVI, and HDMI. HDMI is quickly becoming the standard of choice in most of these applications as it offers high definition video and audio capabilities through the use of a single cable.

Another piece of equipment that is often required to effectively use a Video Matrix Switch is a video extender. Powered extenders are needed for transmitting signals to greater distances as signal degradation increases due to interference from nearby power sources and cable limitations. While some models of DVI Video Matrix Switch devices are capable of both functions through the use of interchangeable cards, most other Video Matrix Switches do not have this option. DVI Matrix Switchers with integrated DVI Fiber Optic Extender ports are an ideal product for the medical industry. DVI Optical Matrix units are typically used for long distance DVI signal transmission (300 meters) over multi mode fiber cable. This Matrix supports up to 1900x1200 video resolutions. The key features of this DVI Router are built-in signal generator, power-off status protection, and field upgradable modular design. These units can be used in conjunction with Quad Screen Splitter for PIP functionality.

KVMSwitchTech’s new 8x8 HDMI Matrix Switch now makes this integrated option available for users with HDMI video sources. The 8x8 HDMI Video Matrix Switch can come preconfigured with the preferred number of HDMI Cards or CatX Cards to match the customer specifications. The system can be configured with all the ports populated, or it can be shipped with blanks and the required cards can be added in the field on an as needed basis. Not only are the individual ports customizable, but it also allows for user control through front panel push buttons, DHCP compliant IP configuration, software control using a RS232 port, or an included IR remote control. This effectively makes it a scalable matrix ranging from a 2x2 for initial cost savings up to 8x8. It is built into a 1U chassis for mounting into a 19” rack and ships with all the necessary mounting equipment. It is important to note that, while it is designed with powered remote receivers for video extension, there are non-powered options available as well for use in areas where a sufficient number of outlets are not available.

About KVMSwitchTech:
KVMSwitchTech is an international supplier of all things KVM. Their experienced and knowledgeable staff is available for email and phone support without the need for navigating an automated phone system. They have many years of expertise in Video Matrix Switch equipment and are able to help design a solution from planning through implementation.


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