What’s better than one output? Two, of course. Extron Electronics is making it easy to share that high-def source with two screens, via its new HDMI DA2.
The HDMI DA2 is a one input, two-output HDMI distribution amplifier. The HDCP-compliant product can handle 1080p/60 HDTVs and PCs with resolutions up to 1920x1200. It also supports data rates up to 6.75 Gbps, Deep Color up to 12-bit, 3D, Lip Sync, and HD lossless audio formats.
This product also has a very interesting Extron exclusives. First is EDID Minder, a feature that maintains continuous EDID communication between connected devices. The other perk is Key Minder, which can continuously authenticate HDCP encryption between all devices so that the user can simultaneously distribute source content to two displays.
Other features include automatic input cable equalization, automatic color bit depth management, selectable output muting, and indicators for monitoring and troubleshooting.
“AV system designers and integrators have long been asking for a robust, reliable HDMI distribution amplifier that’s designed for the demands of commercial AV integration,” says Casey Hall, Extron’s VP of sales and marketing. “The HDMI DA2 not only splits the signal, but also effectively and efficiently manages EDID and HDCP communication between the source and the displays.”