8x9 Component Matrix Switch with CAT5 Outputs
Part # Idaho
Today's Price: $4,580.00
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NOTE: This product has been discontinued. See the above SIMILAR Tab for equivalent products or, if not there, call us at 833-WOLFPACK (833-965-3722) right now to discuss your needs.Why run multiple cables to each zone when you can use the Idaho 8x9 Component Matrix Switch with Single Wire CAT5 Outputs which enables you to distribute HD video, digital & analog audio, bidirectional IR control, and power to each viewing zone using SINGLE CAT5E connections!
Each of these 2RU expansion boxes connect cleanly to the Idaho 8x9 Component Matrix Switch with Single Wire CAT5 Outputs main unit using our expansion ports (ribbon cables). No need for external splitter or bulky cabling!
In addition to sending more than anyone over a single cable, the Idaho series offers many new features such as:
Each output is individually switch-able. You can configure the Idaho 8x9 Component Matrix Switch with Single Wire CAT5 Outputs in one of 2 control modes:
Audio volume control: The Idaho 8x9 Component Matrix Switch with Single Wire CAT5 Outputs integrates fully independent input and output volume adjustments on analog stereo audio using high quality DSP processing. Why is this important?
The input volume control allows you to equalize the volume from all sources to a common level. Many satellite boxes output volume levels below nominal, so without this feature you would need to adjust the volume manually every time you switch between Cable/DVD to satellite. After equalization, all your sources will have the same volume level.
The output volume control is mainly used for two types of applications. The first is to control the volume on your TV speakers from the centralized system. It eliminates the need to use the TV remote to control volume. The second application is for in wall/ceiling speakers. Since volume control is built into the Idaho, you can use inexpensive and high quality fixed gain multichannel power amplifiers to drive your speakers.
Not only does this simplify control, but it will save you several hundred dollars on the total solution. Please see our forum for some examples of fixed gain amplifiers commonly used with the Idaho.
HDMI expansion capability: The Idaho 8x9 Component Matrix Switch with Single Wire CAT5 Outputs has the ability to seamlessly add HDMI matrix switching capability. Simply purchase one of our HMX series rack mountable HDMI matrix switches and connect the RS-232 port from the HMX switch to the expansion port on the Idaho. You will be able to switch the HDMI matrix through the same control interface you use to switch the Idaho. No need for a separate remote or RS-232 controller.
Upgradeable firmware: The Idaho 8x9 Component Matrix Switch with Single Wire CAT5 Outputs supports firmware updates over the RS-232 port. Future updates will add the capability to control all our new products over the expansion port. Follow this link for more information.
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