Atlona Technologies released their newest high quality HDMI 1.3 Audio De-Embedder designed for users to isolate high quality digital audio signal from multiple HDMI sources. The AT-HD577 is an advanced, professional version of the previous AT-HD570. The AT-HD577 offers a number of options for re-routing the audio including standard stereo (RCA) audio, digital coaxial, and optical. This new, advanced Audio De-embedder gives you the availability to remove the audio from your HDMI source so that you can re-route it to a secondary audio output device.
The company says that the stand out feature of this unit is the fact that offers 2x1 HDMI switching for applications requiring easy access to multiple HDMI sources such as HDMI home theater systems and PC HDMI/DVI devices. The AT-HD577 offers high bit rate HDMI 1.3 data that can scale down the color depth, allowing compliancy with HDMI 1.2 and DVI 1.1 in order to ease the limitation of the transmission distance and gain higher compatibility to the display without noticeable video degradation. The beneficial purpose of replacing the AT-HD577 with RCA instead of the AT-HD570’s 3.5mm ports was specifically for the purpose of more conventional audio ports for easier connection to you home theater, or alternative audio sources. To broaden the spectrum of HDMI audio output, high quality 7.1 channel analog audio outputs and stereo S/PDIF in both Toslink and RCA connectors are seamlessly integrated into this new unit.
With embedded 3D support capabilities, Atlona’s AT-HD577 is the perfect product for applications from Home Theater installations, with surround sound capabilities, to digital signage applications in which audio from an HD Display will be routed to a multi channel audio set-up. By offering the highest compatibility to HDMI 1.3 in the market today, the HD577 will truly enrich full digital video and audio experiences in the cost-effective and efficient manner.Atlona’s AT-HD577 can be seen at CEDIA 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia and is currently available with an MSRP of $279.