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Atlona has HDR handled

10 July 2018

Shipping immediately and being showcased at CEDIA Expo in the US soon, the JunoX 451 HDBT from Atlona is an HDMI and HDBaseT switcher for high dynamic range (HDR) formats.

Suitable for both residential and commercial AV applications, the new four-input switcher combines the features of the proven 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 colour spaces in the HDMI 2.0b specification, ensuring interoperability with new and emerging 4K/UHD source and display devices.

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 extracts two-channel PCM or multi-channel 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, RS232 and IR control capabilities and can be configured and managed over a network through its integrated web interface, the Atlona Management System (AMS 2.0) software or Atlona’s Velocity IP-based AV control platform.

“The valuable integration features, reliability and ease of use of the HDMI-only JunoX 451 have made it very popular with customers and systems integrators for HDR-enhanced residential and commercial switching needs,” said Joshua Castro, Atlona product manager. “We’re pleased to build on these benefits with the JunoX 451 HDBT, leveraging the reliability and convenience of HDBaseT to provide input interface versatility while making it even easier to integrate with shared sources from another room over long distances.”

The JunoX 451 HDBT is now shipping and includes Atlona’s award-winning 10-year limited product warranty to ensure long-term reliability and performance for integrators and users.

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