17.03.14

HD Connectivity Announces HDanywhere HDMI Signal Manager

AUTHOR: HiddenWires

A HDMI Audio De-Embedder, Down-mixer & Video Scaler. Designed for when a single HDMI source signal is being shared to multiple HDMI si...

A HDMI Audio De-Embedder, Down-mixer & Video Scaler. Designed for when a single HDMI source signal is being shared to multiple HDMI sink devices (HDTV displays, monitors, AVRs or projectors), the HDMI Signal Manager ensures that each sink gets the type of HDMI signal that's best suited to its capabilities, by either up or downscaling video & audio to match. The HDanywhere HDMI Signal Manager is a veritable swiss army knife for the installer of HDMI devices. Where other brands produce endless SKUs of widgets, we have produced one - the ‘HDCSM’. A single HDMI box that does everything you need to make HDMI behave how you want it to at a display location. It’s a fixer device, a resolver of HDMI issues when it comes to video and audio, resolution or format. It contains a powerful signal processor that can up or downscale HDMI resolutions + de-embed, downmix and re-embed the HDMI audio stream. Its a widget, a gizmo, a gadget that is hard to summarise, so here’s what it does one function at a time: 1. HDMI Audio De-embedding - Audio is extracted from the HDMI datastream. 2. HDMI Audio Down-mixing - The de-embedded audio is output as both 5.1 via an optical port and down-mixed 2.0ch stereo via a 3.5mm headphone jack port. 3. HDMI Video Resolution Scaling - The signal manager can up or downscale the video on the input to match that required on the HDMI display connected to the output. It has three video options: 1. Fixed 1080p/60; 2. Fixed 720p/60; 3. AUTO, which scales to the highest resolution of the sink based on the EDID of the connected device. 4. HDMI Audio Embedding - users can select what audio format (multi-channel or stereo) is embedded back onto the HDMI signal for the HDMI output port. www.hdconnectivity.com