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

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Lightware U.S.A., the U.S. distributor for Budapest-based Lightware Visual Engineering, will feature the 25G Hybrid Technology line of digital matrix switchers, which work in tandem with Lightware's Modular Extender (MODEX) family of external signal extenders.

Designed to deliver high-resolution image quality and 24/7 reliability, the 25G Hybrid is a complete source that manages and distributes all digital and analog signals over a single Cat-5 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.

Since the 25G Hybrid accepts multiple formats it enables users to deploy a single, space-saving frame instead of separate routers and switchers for various formats.

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 can be 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 25G Hybrid features include ethernet 10/100 connection in all input and output ports for local devices and remote extensions, USB KVM connectivity, and IR/CEC/RS-232 control signal support.

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