Lightware U.S.A. Taking Orders for 25G Hybrid Line of Digital Matrix Switchers

lightware_25g_hybrid.jpgLightware U.S.A., the US distributor for Budapest-based Lightware Visual Engineering products, is now taking orders for the 25G Hybrid, a revolutionary line of digital matrix switchers, which work in tandem with Lightware's Modular Extender (MODEX) family of external signal extenders.

Designed to deliver exceptionally high-resolution image quality and 24/7reliability, 25G Hybrid technology sets a new standard in the pro AV industry. More than just a switcher, the 25G Hybrid is a complete source that manages and distributes all digital and analog signals over a single CAT5 cable or fiber via specially-developed input/output cards combined with audio add-ons. As a comprehensive line of digital matrix switchers, transmitters and receivers, 25G Hybrid combines switching with a powerful suite of diagnostic tools for the digital age, delivering a superior user experience.

"The 25G Hybrid is truly a unique product: It accepts multiple formats so instead of requiring separate routers and switchers for various formats users can deploy this single frame," explains Blake Dudash in sales and marketing. "Everyone is very excited about the 25G Hybrid and how it allows users to do more with less space."

At the heart of the new line is super-fast 25 gigabit per second data-rate switching, which allows transportation of next-generation video signals like HDMI 1.4 and DisplayPort1.2. The future-proof platform is ready for all video and audio standards, including 4K and stereo 3D formats.

Multilayer switching design allows independent routing of each signal type (breakaway switching) for all layers. This feature provides switching and extending of all signal layers separately, or in a breakaway format, to be recombined at output to a single connection.

Each video port is equipped with a separate audio input and output (audio return channel) connector forming a 320x320 S/PDIF crosspoint switch. It manages stereo and multichannel audio as well as high-bit rate formats like Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. Multichannel-to-stereo down mixing can be provided as an option.

Other 35G Hybrid features include Ethernet 10/100 connection in all input and output ports for local devices and remote extensions, USB KVM connectivity, and IT/CEC/RS-232 control signal support.

Lightware U.S.A. is taking orders for the 25G Hybrid now and expects to ship the product in January 2013.

About Lightware U.S.A.

Lightware U.S.A. is the US distributor of professional AV products manufactured by Lightware Visual Engineering in Budapest, Hungary. For more information on these products, visit www.lightwareUSA.com.

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