InfoComm 2019: Altona Rondo 448 Expands Rondo Family of 4K and HDR Distribution Amps

Now-shipping Atlona Rondo 448 (AT-RON-448) is a 1×8 Rondo Family model that addresses the challenge of distributing high dynamic range (HDR) formats.

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InfoComm 2019: Altona Rondo 448 Expands Rondo Family of 4K and HDR Distribution Amps

Altona Rondo 448

Atlona enters InfoComm 2019, its first since being acquired by Panduit, with plenty to discuss with integrators – including the expansion of its Rondo family of HDMI distribution amplifiers. The new Atlona Rondo 448 (AT-RON-448) is now shipping and the company says it addresses the challenge of managing an imbalance of inputs and outputs for 4K/UHD/HDR sources and displays in residential and commercial AV environments.

The Rondo 448 provides a 1×8 architecture to move high-resolution video content from a central location to eight end points. According to Atlona, this makes it a dependable problem-solver for high-end homes and retail environments, such as TV showrooms, tasked with moving media to an unusually high density of outputs.

Similarly, the Rondo 448 supports full-motion, highly detailed graphics for presentation in conference rooms, classrooms and video walls, made livelier through professional visualization, 3D renderings, simulations and more.

More on Atlona Rondo 448  (via press release):

Like its 1×2 and 1×4 siblings (Rondo 442 and Rondo 444), the Rondo 448 offers significant value to systems integrators and custom installers.

All Rondo distribution amplifiers offer EDID management features to ensure compatibility between source and sink devices, and provide front panel LED indicators for power and signal status to simplify setup and troubleshooting.

In addition, installers can cascade up to eight units without compromising performance, to accommodate a wide range of installations and expand when necessary.

The Rondo 448 is compatible with all video resolutions, audio formats, and color space formats supported in the HDMI 2.0b specification, and can pass metadata for HDR content. It is also HDCP 2.2 compliant, allowing for the uninterrupted passage of protected content streams between devices.

“The success of our first two Rondo solutions has proven its promise of a substantial efficiency boost to commercial and residential integrators looking for easy-to-install, easy-to-use switching and distribution solutions,” says Joshua Castro, Atlona product manager. “The Rondo 448 will provide a solution with the same high reliability and long-term value for end users managing content across a much higher density of end points.”

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The Rondo 448 distribution amplifier is priced at $780, and comes with Atlona’s 10-year limited product warranty.

Atlona will present the Rondo 448 at InfoComm 2019 (Booth 3012). Atlona adds that you can register for a free pass using code ATL175.

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