Gefen’s latest product is designed to solve display compatibility issues when sending content to multiple mixed displays that utilize Ultra HD and 1080p resolutions.
The 4K Ultra HD 600MHz 1:2 Scaler with EDID Detective and Audio De-Embedder provides professional integrators with a splitter that incorporates scaling, EDID management and audio breakout options, all in a single product.
“This unit can accept a full bandwidth 600MHz HDMI 2.0 4K signal while offering downscaling capabilities on one of its split outputs, enabling users to pass the original 4K signal through, while gaining a 1080p output for use with downstream devices that are not 4K capable,” says product manager Jason Fitzgerald.
New HD 600MHz 1:2 Scaler Features Flexible Set-Up
One output can downscale a 4K 600MHz signal to full 1080p while the other can upscale an HD signal to full 4K Ultra HD 600MHz in a mixed-resolution display system.
Fitzgerald says a single 1080p input can also be split and scaled separate 1080p and 4K Ultra HD 600MHz outputs.
“Commercial integrators are often called upon to update and upgrade a legacy system, and may encounter a mixture of 1080p and 4K devices within a system,” explains Fitzgerald.
“This unit allows them to create two video paths from one input, with each path best suited for the devices it will be connected to. ”
Beyond the product’s scaling and signal-splitting features, the unit also provides advanced EDID management with built-in pass-thru and user EDID functions.
The unit also de-embeds audio from HDMI, and outputs it through a choice of left/right analog audio and Toslink optical digital audio (two channel LPCM) connections.
Gefen emphasizes the 1:2 scaler is compatible state-of-the-art formats such as Cinema DCI 4096×2160 at 60Hz with 4:4:4 chroma subsampling, and HDR formats such as HDR-10 and Dolby Vision.
“The 4K Ultra HD 600MHz 1:2 Scaler operates as an all-in-one problem solver,” adds Fitzgerald.
“With EDID capabilities built into this Gefen 4K Ultra HD multi-functional splitter, commercial integrators now have the opportunity for enhanced functionality in a mixed-display environment.”