Atlona has begun shipping its latest multi-format 4K/UHD AV switcher to dealers, following its announcement at ISE in February.

The new AT-UHD-CLSO-612ED is an advanced six-input switcher featuring built-in 4K scaling, mirrored HDBaseT and HDMI outputs and AV signal extension up to 100m.

Featuring advanced display control and automatic input selection, the new switcher can act as a central component for a fully automated boardroom or classroom AV system.

The UHD-CLSO-612ED is equipped with two HDBaseT inputs, two HDMI inputs, two multi-function analogue inputs and an audio input to give integrators the ability to meet wide-ranging AV needs with a single integrated component.

“The CLSO-612ED updates our successful original CLSO Series switcher with extended distance HDBaseT signal transmission, industry-standard Power over Ethernet and new control functionality to make it an ideal solution for a wide range of projects,” says Ilya Khayn, Atlona’s co-founder and CEO, when the product was announced in February.

“For instance, advanced display control and automatic input selection simplify AV system operation to the point that a manual control system can be eliminated.”

The switcher is designed to work with the Atlona AT-UHD-EX-100CE-TX HDBaseT transmitter and the AT-HDVS-200-TX switcher as remote inputs for sources placed on lecterns, conference tables, or any location within 100musing CAT6a/7 cable. In addition, an HDBaseT output is provided for remote displays to extend AV and control signals up to 100 meters using an AT-UHD-EX-100CE-RX Ethernet-enabled receiver.

The AT-UHD-CLSO-612ED utilises PoE technology to power compatible HDVS Series switchers connected to its inputs and to power an HDBaseT receiver connected to its output, eliminating the need for AC outlets to power remotely-located extender devices and streamlining installation of displays.

The switcher features automatic display control, which is designed to eliminate the need for complex and costly control systems in small AV systems. With it, the switcher automatically turns on the display whenever a source is connected and enables remote operation. Automatic input selection on the CLSO-612ED works by sensing the presence of any video signal. This gives far more reliable auto-switching performance.

The new switcher also supports the Atlona Management System (AMS), a network software platform that integrates product configuration, management and updating. AMS enables easier discovery of Atlona IP enabled devices on the network.

The CLSO-612ED offers professional audio features, including a microphone input with 48V phantom power and advanced ducking capability. This allows the switcher to address a wide array of audio control and processing needs that are regularly encountered in classrooms, conference rooms, boardrooms, training rooms and other presentation settings.

Other key features of the switcher include scaling to and from 4K for any combination of sources and displays, an on-screen menu selectable for English, Spanish, French or German and routing of RS-232 and IR control signals to other components connected in the system.

The suggested retail price of the AT-UHD-CLSO-612ED is $2,299.99, with UK pricing yet to be revealed.

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