by Wes Black
Calrads new 4 x 4 HDMI matrix switcher can be used for multi-room or multi-display signal delivery, IR or RS232 controllable.
xLobby Screenshot of Calrad’s 40-968M Sample Control Menu
The interface can be used with a touchscreen or IR style remote using IR commands to xLobby or via RS232 for one way or two way communication using RS232 protocol type remote controls. The (Group) commands provide a single event to switch all outputs to sources 1-4.
xLobby screenshot of the xController service running RS232 communication with Calrads 40-968M 4 x 4 HDMI matrix switcher.
-4 x 4 HDMI matrix switcher is real HDMI V1.3b;
-Support full HDMI resolutions 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 720i and standard video format;
-Multiple witching modes: IR remote control, operate manually or operate via RS232 port;
-With IR extender: enlarge remote control signal;
-19″ Rack-mountable: with mounting kit and screws;
-Input video signal: 0.5-1.0 volts p-p;
-Input DDC signal: 5 volts p-p (TTL);
-Audio: LPCM,Dolby-AC3, DTS7.1, DSD/Dolby TrueHD/DTS-HD master Audio;
-HDMI video color format: deep color 24bit/36bit
-RS232 communication: 9600, n,8, 1
-Maximum transmission distance: without signal loss with transmission distance of 10m by 26AWG hdmi cable and 15m by 24AWG hdmi cable and more 22 AWG hdmi cable.
-Power consumption: 36W (maximum);
-Power supply: 12V DC, 3A;
-Disc with manual, RS232 codes, IR codes
-Dimensions: 440 x 57 x 200mm;
-Net weight: 2.9kg;
-Shipping weight: 5kg.
Front View, 40-968M 4 x 4 HDMI Matrix Switcher
Rear View, 40-968M 4 x 4 HDMI Matrix Switcher
Rear view 40-968M with RS232 Port, Lan Port
IR Remote Control with discrete input selection or up\down input navigation
Drawing in PDF file format: xLobby Noir control system
Drawing Illustration of a xLobby controlled Satellite switching system used in a sports bar. The system can also be used in a home to route 4 video sources (Satellite, Blu-ray, xBox, xLobby) to 4 displays. xLobby can directly control the HDMI matrix switcher by itself or any type of universal remote such as RTI, etc. can be setup to speak with xLobby using a second RS232 port for full 2 way communication as well, so that touchscreens and wireless remotes have full 2 way control to the switcher independently or simultaneously.
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