Just Add Power was at CEDIA 2009, and their demonstration of HDMI & IR over IP using a single CAT5e cable and a layer 3 network switch was by far the most impressive showing this year. Their solution allows you to create a completely customizableÂ matrix switch, with just the number of inputs and outputs you need – that switches lightning fast without the handshake issues of other products. There’s a scaler built into each “receiver” box that knows the resolution of the display its connected to, so you don’t have to worry about that either – down-scaling to 16×16 pixels and up-scaling to better than 1080p (1920×1080) are supported. The only limitation is how many display keys your source devices support. Most commercial devices like a Samsung Blu-ray player can support up to 16 – so you could have one Blu-ray player playing on 16 displays simultaneously. This solution is fully compliant with HDCP and does not break any copy protection, and supports 5.1 surround sound (but not DTS-HD master Audio or Dolby TrueHD at the moment).
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