Falcon Electronics is proud to announce the launch of ATEN International’s new four-port HDMI-based video switch to the South African market. Designed specifically for A/V installers and home theatre enthusiasts, the VS482 Dual View HDMI switch supports four HDMI video input sources and two HDMI output displays, and offers a simple and cost-effective solution to add HDMI capabilities to a home theatre system by allowing users to switch easily between up to four HDMI A/V sources that are connected to up to two HDMI displays.

The VS482 complies with HDMI standards, and is designed to support 3D content, as well as ATEN’s exclusive Audio Return Channel (ARC) implementation technology. With this functionality, users can connect an HDMI cable to the ARC port to distribute audio from a source device to an audio/video receiver -- no additional audio cable is needed. The VS482 also offers instant switching and has OSD display controls for video, audio, system configuration and information.

“As more and more HDMI-based devices continue to proliferate within the widely popular home theatre market, the need for simultaneous access to various HDMI A/V sources is becoming increasingly important,” explains , of Falcon Electronics. “Through our newest HDMI video switch, the VS482, we are pleased to offer customers new and exciting value-added features such as our exclusive ARC functionality. For both A/V installers and home theatre enthusiasts alike, the VS482 offers an intuitive solution to bridge the gap between high-definition displays and HDMI-equipped sources such as Blu-ray players, game consoles and cable/satellite appliances.”

When the VS482 is leveraged in conjunction with ATEN’s VE810 HDMI Extender, the solution has even greater placement flexibility in a home theatre. The VE810, which includes IR control functionality, supports long distance transmissions of up to 40 meters (1920x1080p and 1920x1200p) and 60 metres (1080i).

The VS482 offers the following key features and functionality:
·    HDMI Support (3D, Audio Return Channel and Deep Color)
·    OSD for system configuration setting and information display
·    Instant switching between HDMI input sources via front panel push buttons or through RS-232 serial control port
·    EDID Expert technology to set up different configurations via various EDID modes
·    Allows users to view HDMI input source port/device for easy selection
·    Superior video quality - up to 1920x1200 (WUXGA)
·    Support for multi-channel audio (stereo/5.1/7.1)
·    Rack-mountable

The new ATEN VS482 Dual View HDMI switch is available from Falcon Electronics. For more information, please contact Falcon Head Office on 011 630-1000 or mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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