@ClareControls Adds Modular Matrix Switches to Media Distribution Family

New components reinforce Clare's commitment to meeting the requirements of the widest range of custom integrators.

SARASOTA, Fla. August 21, 2014 - Clare Controls originally launched its line of HDMI and HDBaseT components to fill prominent voids integrators encountered in the media distribution market. Today the company added important elements of flexibility and high performance to that family with the debut of its MOD Series modular matrix switches.


Clare is delivering the MOD Series switches in both 16 x 16 (3 RU) and 32 x 32 (5 RU) configurations. Both products boast a 10.2 Gbs backplane that supports hot-swappable I/O cards, also provided by Clare, in HDBaseT, HDMI, and VGA versions. The components deliver true plug-and-play cross switching of any input to any output (or combination of outputs) in the user's system. A 4K expansion module is slated for release in Q4, 2014. Both switches can be operated from the front panel, as well as via TCP/IP, RS232, and IR. The HDBaseT I/O cards add bi-directional RS232 and IR, enabling a broader range of automation control options.

The MOD Series integrates seamlessly into Clare Controls, Crestron, Control4, Elan G!, and RTI projects. Ideal for use in high-end residential or demanding commercial applications, the switches feature all-aluminum chassis designs with redundant power supplies to keep them running under the toughest conditions.

"The introduction of the MOD Series further demonstrates our intent to be a total solution for our dealers," stated Hank Alexander, Director of Distribution Sales for Clare. "We are delivering an ever-widening selection of affordable, powerful solutions that provide the highest quality experience possible, with designs calculated to provide optimal performance now and into the future."

About Clare Controls
Clare Controls is a provider of intelligent home automation technologies.  Clare solutions streamline the configuration and management of sophisticated home automation systems while providing unprecedented customer control.  For more information, visit www.clarecontrols.com.

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