Wyrestorm preps HDBase T Lite Matrix switch/receivers

posted on Monday, 16th April 2012 by Steve May

HDMI  HD over IP  Distribution  HDBaseT 

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Wyrestorm has confirmed that its HDBaseT Lite matrix and receiver range is on course for a May/June launch in the UK. The new models promise to bring the benefits of single wire HD distribution to price sensitive projects (although final pricing has yet to be announced).

The HDBaseT Lite system will deliver 1080p Full HD video up to 70m using single Cat5/6/7 and will support two-way IR and RS232 control. While these Lite systems lack the Ethernet pass-through for broadband found in the brand's upscale models, they do feature duplicate HDMI receiver outputs for extra system flexibility.

Three Matrix switches will be launched, in 4x4, 6x6 and 8x8 configurations. A standard HDBaseT Lite installation is good for cable lengths up to 70m, although Wyrestorm says this can be multiplied by a factor of 4 when used with multiple 70m extender sets.

Unlike the brand's Pro HDBase T line-up, Lite kit can't handle 4K streams but that's unlikely to prove problematic for most integrators. The brand claims a bandwidth capacity of 6.75GBPS, which compares to 10.2Gbps for the step-up models. Interestingly, the Lite display receivers can draw power directly from the 5v USB point of a TV, which not only saves space but is eco-friendly, as the units are only powered when the screen is on. System integration is expected to be wide, with protocol support for AMX, Control 4, Crestron, Red Eye, Nevo, RTI, Control FX, Savant and Bit Wise.

Wyrestorm was an early supporter of of HDBase T technology, shipping its first products back in October 2010; it was also one of the first to join the HDBaseT Alliance (along with Sony, Samsung, LG and Valens). Speaking about the new range, General Manager Adrian Ickeringill says: "Compared to dual cable transmission, single cable HDBaseT and HDBT Lite are more robust and easier to install - and now our Lite models offer select benefits of HDBaseT but at a fraction of the cost." More news as we get it.

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Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology journalist, who also writes for T3, TechRadar, Home Cinema Choice and ERT (amongst others).

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