Tustin, California, USA – June 1, 2015
The U2-160-4 is a USB 2.0 extender with built-in 4-Port Hub in the remote end for connection of up to 4 USB devices. The extender is capable of sending USB signals across a CAT5e/6 cable up to 50 meters at data rates to 480 Mbps. In most applications no additional power supply connection is needed as power is drawn from the host and sent through the CAT5e/6 cable. A universal power supply is included which can be connected to the remote hub when using power hungry USB devices.
The UHBX-R-XT is an HDBaseT receiver with both HDMI output for connection to a local display as well as a re-buffered HDBaseT output so it can be used in a daisy chain.
The UHBX-R-XT utilizes Class-A HDBaseT technology with Long-Reach mode that allows up to 500 feet of Cat6 between any two receivers. Up to 6 receivers (displays) can be placed in the chain for a total chain length of 3,000 feet. The UHBX-R-XT provides an HDMI output, as well as IR and RS-232 for control. The RS-232 ports are addressable, so when connected in a chain, the user can address a particular box and send commands to a specific TV or projector.
IR can be extended from the sender to all the receivers, but also similar to RS-232 function, using the serial port on the sender, the user can address a specific receiver in the daisy chain and have it issue any IR command (most popular IR protocols are supported).
The SW-HD-4 is a 4 input HDMI Switcher with InstaPort Technology from Silicon Image enabling fast switching of four HDMI sources to a single HDMI output. The switcher supports 4K (UHD), 3D, 36-bit Deep Color video. Control switching via front panel button, using IR remote control, RS-232 , Telnet and also web GUI built in the unit.
Full EDID control is provided, whereby the user can decide individually the EDID content for each input. The user can choose from a list of standard EDIDs or copy the EDID from the connected display to any input. This can be done using the web GUI or by sending RS-232 commands.
Auto switching with priority is another important feature of the switcher. In Auto mode, the SW-HD-4 scans all inputs and automatically selects the active input. Priority is based on position with #1 input having the highest priority (so if more than one input has video, in Auto mode, the input with lowest port number will be selected).
Front panel buttons can be locked to prevent users from switching or changing modes. The Switcher can also disable HDCP support for any input forcing the source to send unencrypted content when allowed (some sources add HDCP even if the content shown is not protected). When the input does not have HDCP, the output will not have HDCP. This is a useful feature for connecting the output to devices that do not support HDCP such as video conferencing gear.
The SW-HD-4 provides a USB type A port on the back for connection of USB flash devices for firmware upgrade. This USB connector provides 500 ma of power and can be used to power external devices such as Google’s Chromecast or Amazon’s Fire TV. - See more at: http://www.avnetwork.com/digital-signage/0003/hall-research-switching-extender-products/95334#sthash.JKbePvtd.dpuf
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Hall Research is an engineering firm that specializes in design and manufacture of high quality AV and signal management products. 2014 marked Hall Research's 30th year of offering innovative and feature-rich products to the professional AV market. Hall Research products are used in Corporate AV, Education, Medical Imaging, Government, House of Worship and Digital Signage installations. Hall Research in headquartered in Tustin California, USA.