Wyrestorm is a U.K.-based company with a U.S. office in Memphis, Tenn. and the company designs and manufactures a variety of matrix switching, signal testing and signal distribution products for the professional audio/video market.
The Skinny: As part of the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the company announced its AMP-001-010 HDBaseT D Class Digital Audio Amplifier. According to Wyrestorm, it is the first product to combine HDMI, HDBaseT and local amplification all within a single product.
The Specs: Wyrestorm boasts the AMP-001-010 and is the only product that can extract stereo audio direct from the digital audio signal within the HDBaseT format and amplify it locally. The company says it allows electronics professionals to save their clients money by eliminating the need additional amplification and other solutions that are required to mix digital and analog audio.
The company also explains all professional installers need to do is run a single Cat-5/6 cable between a source component and amplifier, and control is available via RS-232 or IR.
Solutions: Wyrestorm says electronics professionals can utilize the AMP-001-010 for basic single zone installations or larger installations where they can employ the company’s line of matrix switching products to form systems that handle more than 50 displays.