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San Jose, CA 95134
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Atlona announces new Pro AV model 8x8 HDMI 1.3 over CAT5/6 Matrix Switch with 8 additional HDMI local outputs and LAN Control, AT-PROPROHD88M-SR
Posted on Friday, June 11, 2010


Atlona Technologies, a solutions based manufacturer of Audio Video products, has advanced theirprevious 8x8 HDMI 1.3 over CAT5 Matrix Switcher with a Pro AV model with
8 added IR Pass-through and LAN Control, AT-PROHD88M-SR.
            Atlona Technologies is excited to announce the release of their most advanced and industrious HDMI1.3 Matrix Switcher in the market today with the AT-PROHD88M-SR. This Pro AV model is a True 8x8:2 HDMI matrix switch. Atlona’s PROHD88M-SR features eight HDMI 1.3 inputs, and eight independently switchable HDMI and Twister Pair outputs to feed eight separate displays simultaneously. This unit also has the ability of equalization, amplification and re-clocking the signal to ensure accurate HDMI signal transmission through long cables without quality loss. Each output features 1 HDMI and 2 Twisted Pair connections where both are active at the same time. Twisted Pair outputs are used to connect to the eight included receiver modules.
            The Atlona 8x8:2 Matrix can be controlled though: IR Back Channel, RS232, RS485, TCP/IP (LAN) or/and supplied remote control. “We at Atlona are looking forward to making LAN control a regular installment in all upcoming Pro AV products,” says Atlona Product Manager Michael Khain. Along with the advanced control ability with LAN Control, as well as RS485 and RS232 function, Atlona’s 8X8 HDMI Matrix Switcher’s IR functions allow users to access to an additional eight HD sources such as DVD players, Blu-Ray, PS3, Xbox 360 or any other HDMI devices directly, from the location of that HD display.   Including manual control, that is a total of 5 control methods for this exceptional product. Installation is quick and easy without a needed power supply. With added metal handles in front for portability and positioning in rack mount installation applications, and support of discreet IR codes, installers will surely love this switcher.
“This product is the HDMI1.3 switcher professional installers have been waiting for, and it’s finally here,” says Atlona Company President. Not only will the transmission distance of Twister Pair (CAT5/6) outputs reach up to 100ft @ 1080P with infrared control signal, but that distance can be extended for additional 165ft with an optional Atlona repeater unit AT-PROHD-RP.  Along with being fully HDCP compliant, the AT-PROHD88M-SR is embedded with state of the art Silicon Image Chipset. While Atlona’s previous 8x8 matrix switcher (AT-HD88M-SR) remains one of the most accomplished AV units in the industry today, its redefined counterpart has exceeded all expectations for an extremely modest upscale in price making this unit perfect for any application, whether it be for commercial, educational, or digital signage purposes. 
Atlona’s Pro AV model AT-PROHD88M-SR is officially available today with an MSRP of $6499.00, and can be viewed at NAB 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
For more information, press only:
PR Director:
            Joshua Carlson, (408) 962-0515 ext 123,
For more information, sales only:
            Western Regional Sales Manager:
            Michael Hawkins (408) 962-0515 ext 133,
            Central Regional Sales Manager:
            Ron Kasmarsik (408) 962-0515 ext 137,
            Eastern Regional Sales Manager:
            Kevin Billingsley (408) 962-0515 ext 122
            Account Manager, Broadcasting, Central USA:
            Sid Guel (408) 962-0515 ext 234
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