SoundMag - - News - By Athina Mal­lis

Video dis­tri­bu­tion com­pany Bluestream has un­veiled its new Con­trac­tor HDBaseT Ma­trix dis­tribut­ing HDMI, Bi-di­rec­tional IR and PoH (PoE) up to lengths of 70m over a sin­gle CAT ca­ble.

The com­pany says the new C44-KIT dis­trib­utes 4K HDCP 2.2 res­o­lu­tions from 4 sources to 4 zones.

The Ma­trix also pro­vides ad­vanced fea­tures in­clud­ing si­mul­ta­ne­ous HDBaseT/ HDMI out­put and a web browser in­ter­face mod­ule for ad­vanced con­trol in­te­gra­tion and con­fig­u­ra­tion of the ma­trix. The so­lu­tion comes as a plug and play kit sup­plied with 4 x HEX70B Re­ceivers.

Martyn Shirley, gen­eral man­ager of Blus­tream says, “We have wit­nessed new ma­trix price points emerge dur­ing the last 12 months and the mar­ket is cry­ing out for stripped down pro­fes­sional so­lu­tions that can main­tain their place as the back­bone of any multi room AV sys­tem. We’ve worked closely with our cus­tomers and com­po­nent level sup­pli­ers to de­velop our lat­est con­trac­tor se­ries of cost ef­fec­tive so­lu­tions. The key to this has been lis­ten­ing to our part­ners and then en­gi­neer­ing ap­pli­ca­tion spe­cific prod­ucts with re­dun­dant fea­tures re­moved.

“We have spec­i­fied the C44-KIT to sup­port the lat­est HDCP2.2 pro­to­col and res­o­lu­tions up to 4K 60Hz 4:2:0, which ac­counts for the max­i­mum res­o­lu­tion of over 95 per cent of 4K sources cur­rently on the mar­ket. Dur­ing the next 6-12 months we ex­pect the mar­ket to po­larise as we see the in­tro­duc­tion of ad­vanced HDBaseT so­lu­tions that sup­port the full 4K res­o­lu­tion of 60Hz 4:4:4. These new so­lu­tions will nat­u­rally be more ex­pen­sive than cur­rent models and be­cause if this is more im­por­tant than ever that AV en­gi­neers spec­ify the cor­rect equip­ment for the project in hand. The C44-KIT will be a great so­lu­tion for res­i­den­tial 4 zone in­stal­la­tions for years to come.”

The C44-KIT is avail­able now at a RRP of $2,499.

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