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Essential Install | Wyrestorm Wyrestorm’s RX- 70-4K-SCL allows for upscaling or downscaling content over HDBaseT Class A Mixed Resolution Projects With Scale WyreStorm’s Christian Thomas talks about the rise of mixed resolution installations, the potential compatibility issues faced by integrators and how they can solve them by injecting some scale into their AV projects. We currently fi nd ourselves in somewhat of a déjà vu moment that harkens back to early HDMI where systems were only able to output resolution compatible by all connected screens. If just one screen in an install supported a maximum resolution of 720p or 1080i, then all screens outputted that resolution, regardless of the fact that all other screens installed were 1080p. Ah, the joy. Now, with 2K/ 4K mixed resolution components ever more present in today’s multi-zone AV distributions, making sure your transmission gets to all screens at the intended resolution is an even more important consideration in any AV project. Everyone knows 4K UltraHD is great and here to stay, so will only become a more popular inclusion in distributions, but, like those dark HDMI days, when it comes to delivering signals to multiple zones, matrix switchers still only want to output resolution compatible to all connected screens. While that’s no problem if you’re rocking 4K screens in all zones, but what about if you’ve just got one or two? No matter how good your 4K display or projector is, the resulting picture resolution will likely be limited to whatever is compatible with the rest of the HD zones. Or how about if an installation contains a high-end 2K projector or screen that you want keep hold of rather than spending thousands on a 4K upgrade? Think about it. At this present time, who really needs 4K in all zones? And whoever wants to upgrade if they don’t have to? Especially if the existing 2K sink device originally cost a small fortune. That’s where the RX-70-4K-SCL comes in. WyreStorm’s new 70m HDBaseT Scaling Receiver solution that’s about to become your mixed resolution installation’s new best friend. Used in any environment where one or more sink devices do not match the capabilities of the rest of the system, the RX-70-4K-SCL is ideal for applications using older display technology a client would rather not replace, such as an expensive 2K projector or a high- end living room or bathroom TV, to ensure system wide resolution is not compromised when combining 4K and 2K display devices within an installation. The powerful scaling abilities of the RX-70-4K-SCL allow for upscaling or downscaling content over HDBaseT Class A to match the resolution of a connected screen or projector. Incoming video signals can be upscaled to 4K UHD resolutions to the tune of 3840x2160p @30Hz 4:4:4 8bit, 4096x2160 @60Hz 4:2:0 8bit or 24Hz 4:2:0 HDR 10bit or downscaled as low as 576p depending on the capabilities of the sink device, without compromising the resolution of the rest of the system. It’s not just in the video department where the RX-70-4K-SCL comes in handy for the modern AV distribution. Analogue and S/PDIF outputs are included to enable audio to be de-embedded from the source and sent to a local audio system. And even further control of audio is available with the ability to receive ARC from the display and sent over HDBaseT to the compatible transmitter or matrix. What’s more, when it comes to control, the receiver features bidirectional IR, RS232 and CEC triggering for a host of options to easily control both sources and displays from a remote location at the push of a button. Effortlessly, effi ciently and reliably resolving any screen capability issues in any install, the RX-70-4K-SCL provides scaling wherever you need it for a powerful and increasingly necessary tool for today’s mixed resolution AV projects. More Information: WyreStorm +44 (0) 1793 230343, wyrestorm.com August 2017 | 19