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Leaf Announces LTHDMI2020E Control4 Certified 20x20 HDMI Matrix (15/2/2013)
Enhancing the Leaf product family is the industry's first, ultra-powerful 20x20 Matrix Switcher, complete with an over 300 foot range and the ability to receive audio and video from up to 52 potential sources.
Leaf, a custom brand of HD audio/video distribution and switching solutions, showed its LTHDMI2020E at 2013 Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), while offering an intimate look at how the commanding HDMI matrix distribution system utilizes HDBaseT technology.
Unlike other switchers on the market, the LTHDMI2020E features four, back-panel HDMI outputs for in-rack or in-room video and audio connectivity. Sixteen HDBaseT LTB1E remote breakout units can receive audio and video from up to 52 potential sources, in addition to controlling data and Ethernet connectivity, up to 100m/328ft away.
Alongside 20, full-1080p HDMI 1.4 inputs, there are 16 SPDIF (coax) digital audio and 16 analog audio outputs that enable the centralized racking of power amplifiers while eliminating the need for a separate audio switcher. Sixteen bi-directional IR ports, plus RS-232, allow passing of control signals to remote devices, all while a sleek front-panel touchscreen makes setup a breeze.
"As the industry's first 20x20 matrix switcher, Leaf offers unparalleled connectivity and features for even the most complex custom install projects," said Dean Vaughan, Director of Sales and Marketing at Leaf. "Complete with four back-panel HDMI outputs and provisions for 16 HDBaseT outputs, we strive to make it easier than ever to flawlessly distribute HDMI content."
To minimize EDID errors, the Zone Lock feature provides the ability to lock a source to a particular zone. Locking the source to the zone allows the passage of specific EDID data ensuring that the display and source correctly interact. This is useful in systems where only certain displays are possible, for example, 3D, or where locking out a certain source from other zones is desired.
Additionally, the LTHDMI2020E is now Control4®Certified. Upon passing rigorous interoperability tests to ensure the 20x20 matrix switcher would integrate seamlessly with Control4 automation systems, the Leaf product line now offers Control4 dealers an easy way to expand their sales with a unique, powerful solution capable of delivering a bullet proof media experience.
The Leaf LTHDMI2020E has an introductory MSRP of $15,000.00, plus $350 per LTB1E breakout unit and is currently available through Control4 dealers.
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