Gefen targets demanding professional applications
The 4x4 Seamless Matrix for HDMI from Gefen is a new matrix that has been optimised for use in demanding professional applications such as live productions, providing full cross-point routing of four sources to four displays. A built-in scaler allows for video refinements up to 1080p full HD with the added ability to resize each image.
The matrix provides the ability to configure up to 10 routing scenarios for professional installations. Users can assign names to all inputs and outputs, then configure and recall them at any time using 10 pre-sets on the front panel for added versatility. Users can also upload configurations using IP connectivity, and can route, upload and save EDID information from any connected display to the internal memory, then assign it to any source. HPD and DDC control further increases cohesion among all connected equipment.
The matrix’s on-screen menu keeps critical data within reach at any time via the front panel display and web interface, including routing information, scaling, HDCP status, EDID and more. All switching and control options are available through the matrix’s front-panel buttons.
Installation requires connection of all four sources and all four displays to the matrix’s four HDMI inputs and four HDMI outputs. Locking HDMI ports and a locking power supply on this rack mountable matrix ensure stable and secure connections.
Gefen describes the matrix as competitively priced, claiming it provides features that typically can only be found on larger, more expensive matrix systems.