RTcom USA announces the Shipping of its Next Generation HDMI Matrix Router Solutions

New Digital Extender HS-44M Plus, HS-66M Plus, and HS-88M Plus Feature DVI 1920x1200, HDMI 2-Channel, and HDMI Multichannel EDID Modes

SPARTA, N.J., Dec. 2, 2009; RTcom USA Inc., a provider of digital connectivity solutions for professional and consumer A/V systems, today announced that it's enhanced HDMI Matrix router solutions have begun shipping. The new design changes both hardware and firmware by adding an extended display identification data (EDID) mode select function. The increased functionality of the HS -44M Plus, HS -66M Plus, and HS -88M Plus allows users to choose between DVI 1920x1200, HDMI 2 -channel, and HDMI multichannel EDID to ensure compatibility with up to eight different displays. In addition, the new routers offer an auto EDID save function, and a status LED light on the output port.

The original design was introduced in 2005 as the first true HDMI routing matrix switchers in the market. With the HS -44M Plus, HS -66M Plus, and HS -88M Plus matrix routers, HDMI signals from popular A/V devices - such as A/V receivers, satellite set top boxes, and Blu -ray disc players - can be sent simultaneously to four, six, or eight different displays without any degradation in signal quality. With the new EDID mode select function, the enhanced routers will ensure compatibility with DVI displays, displays requiring 2 -channel audio as well as multichannel displays. A status LED light on the output port indicates that the router is performing at maximum output levels.

"In any system relaying HDMI signals to a mix of DVI, 2 -channel, and multichannel displays, poses great potential for a loss of audio and video, as each component has its own requirements," said Andy Fliss, General Manager of RTcom USA. "By allowing users to select an EDID mode, our enhanced Digital Extender HDMI matrix routers provide truly seamless connectivity with outstanding signal quality, and the LED status indicator gives them assurance that everything is running smoothly."

The HS -44M Plus, HS -66M Plus, and HS -88M Plus HDMI Matrix Routers feature multiple switching modes allowing any of up to 4, 6, or 8 sources to be sent to any of 4, 6, or 8 display devices. Control options include RS -232C, LAN (TCP/IP), infrared or front panel keys. Resolution supports HDTV signals up to 1080p@60Hz with 36 bit color depth with complete HDCP compliance 128 keys available.

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