Leading AV distribution innovator Blustream announced today that it is shipping its new 4K HDMI 2.0 8×8 Platinum Matrix. The PLA88CS combines the global standard of advanced HDBaseT™ to transmit HDMI, ARC, LAN, and bi-directional IR and RS-232 signals up to lengths of 328 feet in 4K UHD and 492 feet in 1080p over a single CAT cable. It can accommodate displays with various resolutions —downscaling 4K videos for lower-resolution displays while maintaining pristine resolution for UHD displays — and elevates the audio experience across multiple formats.
“The PLA88CS combines an 8×8 video matrix with a 24×16 audio matrix independently controlled from the video for uncompromising performance and versatility,” said Martyn Shirley, Blustream’s General Manager. “And it is unlike any other matrix in its capacity to mix several multiple high-bit-rate audio output formats, thanks to its independent Dolby Audio and DTS Audio downmixing. Between drastically reducing cables, labor, and programming tasks while elevating features to support today’s 4K UHD installations, we are confident that the PLA88CS matrix will provide installers with a stress-free setup that delivers the high-quality viewing and listening experience users demand.”