Atlona Launches Four-Input HDMI and HDBaseT Switcher for HDR-Enhanced 4K/UHD Signals
The new switcher combines the features of the JunoX 451 (AT-JUNO-451) 4×1 HDMI switcher with the benefits of HDBaseT for transporting signals over longer distances.
Atlona has introduced the JunoX 451 HDBT (AT-JUNO-451-HDBT) HDMI and HDBaseT switcher for high dynamic range (HDR) formats, the latest entry in the company’s range of HDR-enabled 4K/UHD signal routing solutions.
Combining the features of the JunoX 451 (AT-JUNO-451) 4×1 HDMI switcher with the benefits of HDBaseT for transporting signals over longer distances, the JunoX 451 HDBT features three HDMI inputs alongside one HDBaseT input for receiving video, embedded audio, and Ethernet over CAT6a or CAT7 cable up to 330 feet (100 meters). Automatic input selection using hot plug detect (HPD) and active video detection technology intelligently switches between inputs without user intervention when a new source is connected.
The JunoX 451 HDBT supports 4K/UHD video at 60 Hz with 4:4:4 chroma sampling and is compliant with the HDCP 2.2 content protection specification. Able to pass metadata for HDR content, the Juno X 451 HDBT supports the 4K HDR10 and Dolby Vision HDR formats at 60 Hz. The new switcher is compatible with all video resolutions, audio formats, and color spaces in the HDMI 2.0b specification.
Supporting HDMI data rates up to 18 Gbps, the new switcher can receive HDBaseT at data rates up to 10 Gbps from current Atlona distribution solutions, including the AT-UHD-PRO3 family, AT-UHD-CAT product line, and AT-UHD-SW series, as well as 18 Gbps 4K HDR HDBaseT signals from forthcoming Atlona matrix switchers.
HDMI audio de-embedding extracts2-channel PCM or multichannel bitstream audio to the switcher’s TOSLINK optical digital audio output for flexible integration, while support for the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) provides an return audio pathway from a television set to an AV receiver or soundbar via the TOSLINK connection. The JunoX 451 HDBT offers TCP/IP, RS-232, and IR control capabilities, and can be configured and managed over a networktrough its integrated web interface, the Atlona Management System (AMS 2.0) software, or Atlona’s Velocity IP-based AV control platform.