Smart versatile switcher
New multi-format nine input professional switcher from Smart-e
UK-based audio visual designer and manufacturer Smart-e has unveiled a new multi-format nine input professional presentation switcher (SDS-7000) offering an unprecedented level of both switching and distribution for high resolution HDMI, HDBaseT or DisplayPort, signals together with legacy analogue signals.
As Smart-e’s managing director and founder Jon Lane says “The SDS-7000 offers fantastic versatility and flexibility as it allows selection between nine different digital and analogue inputs, accepting a multitude of devices from laptops and HD video cameras, to blue-ray players and DVDs, whilst featuring two simultaneous outputs with HDMI and HDBaseT connections.”
Thanks to Smart-e’s extensive AV expertise in analogue and digital distribution over CAT5e-8 cable, the new SDS-7000 switcher provides an ‘all-in-one’ AV solution for the corporate, commercial and educational sectors. Intended for use in meeting and boardrooms, training facilities and lecture theatres, the SDS-7000 is a professional and versatile switcher capable of selecting between nine different digital and analogue inputs. These include 3 HDMI, 1 HDBaseT, 2 RGBHV (VGA), 1 DisplayPort, 1 Composite and 1 Component inputs.
An internal image processor provides video switching and scaling up to WUXGA (1920 x1200) resolution and is available via an HDMI and HDBaseT connection transmitting up to 100m of CAT5e-8 cable. Each source can also have an associated analogue stereo audio input which can be selected alongside the embedded digital audio and outputted via an internal stereo power amplifier.
The compact 1U 19 inch rack mounting chassis makes for easy installation. Whilst control options include RS232, IP, Infrared and front panel buttons with LCD display.
Available for shipping now, the SDS-7000 includes a 3-year ‘return to base’ warranty, extended warranty options and extensive technical support. For technical details and prices contact Smart-e direct on tel: +44 (0) 1306 628264 or visit www.smart-e.co.uk.