Making The Matrix More Useful at ISE 2017

  • Matrix integrated IP2IR controller enables voice control and app like no other. 
  • First 18G solutions cater for the most premium TV experience possible.

HDANYWHERE, situated in Hall 5-R83, will be showing the latest additions to their ‘smarter, neater AV’ 2017 product range. With many HDMI distribution brands targeting commercial, HDA is keeping their focus firmly on the residential smart home market. 

HDA’s first innovation being demonstrated on the ISE show floor is their patent-pending IP2IR control within an HDMI matrix so that you don’t necessarily need to add a third party controller in whole-home AV projects. Instead, you can use HDA’s ‘bundled-free’ uControl app or Alexa to control connected sources and displays, as well as trigger macros. Of course, integration with Alexa is the future, and through the more expansive control ability offered by IP2IR, a macro-based Alexa demonstration like no other mustn’t be missed.

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HDA’s uControl app is an impressive freebie. It is programming-free and super simple to set up, offering all the controllability required for most AV scenarios. Once downloaded, users can choose which source they want to watch and where, with all the various functions of each device shown on screen, with familiar button layouts and gesture control. It can be personalised with user-settable zone background images, plus the option for light or dark themes. There is no need for a separate controller as it is integrated into the matrix.

Also being launched is the MAX series of Ultra HD Premium™ compatible products that support full-fat 4K60 8bit 4:4:4 or 4K60 10bit 4:2:0 (HDR10) even over a single Cat6 cable, for the most ‘Premium TV’ experience possible. The first HDA MAX items are an 18G HDMI 2.0 spec matrix switcher and an ingenious 18G-over-HDBaseT long-range HDMI extender with ‘Tipping Point Compression’ (TPC). TPC makes it possible to transmit 600MHz/18G content down HDBaseT’s constricted 10.2G pipe using very light compression, meaning there is no human-perceivable difference in video quality while TPC is active. It’s smart because the compression only becomes active when the input data rate tips over the 10.2G threshold (which in reality, isn’t often) – hence ‘tipping point’.

The last ISE announcement is HDA’s first-ever audio product, the MHUB AUDIO matrix amplifier. A fusion of the best of analogue and digital audio technology in a hybrid device that offers audio routeing, lip-sync delay DSP two-band HF and LP EQ and high quality 50 watt sound amplification. Designed and built in the UK to be a natural companion to any PRO video matrix, also integrates immediately with uControl.

HDA’s 2017 brochure can be viewed here 

HDANYWHERE are situated in Hall 5, Stand R83 (Opposite HDBaseT).

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