HDanywhere launches 4x4 Multiroom+ POE HD distribution matrix - create a smart home and make the most of the internet, HDTV and music around the home

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21st March 2013 - National Home Building and Renovation Show, NEC Birmingham, Stand G131 - Launched and on demonstration at the show is the new HDanywhere Multiroom + POE HD distribution Matrix. Easy to install for those who want a smart home to make the most of the internet, HDTV and music around the home.

Many homes have multiple HD-compatible TVs that aren’t being used to their full potential.  To make the most of the many HD sources now available (satellite or cable HDTV, Blu-ray, PS3 etc.), along with SMART TV internet streaming services (Netflix, Love Film, BBC iPlayer etc.), HDanywhere has launched its Multiroom+ POE (Power Over Internet) system, which gives users access to more HD content than ever before.

Multiroom+ explained

Consisting of a central ‘Hub’ and four ‘Receiver’ boxes, HDanywhere Multiroom+ POE lets users select, watch and control up to four HDMI sources in four locations around the home (all in uncompressed high-definition audio and video).  Installation is simple, with just a single Ethernet (Cat 5) cable required for each TV location, supplying the HDTV images, audio, internet (when connected to a broadband router) and control.  Now everyone can enjoy their choice of entertainment in different rooms at the same time.

Supplied as a complete kit for either DIY or electrician installation, HDanywhere’s 4 x 4 (four sources, four TV locations) Multiroom+ POE system is available in the UK now with an SRP of £1999.99.

The best quality picture and sound

Using the very latest technology (HDBaseT – see below for more details), HDanywhere Multiroom+ POE enables users to get the best possible performance from all their HDTVs with uncompressed full HD 1080p video and audio in pixel-perfect original quality.  Also compatible with 3D sources (Sky HD, Blu-ray etc.), the system is capable of super-high- definition video, such as full HD future-ready 4K resolutions.

All your devices and subscriptions on every TV

HDanywhere Multiroom+ POE maximises the value and unlocks the true potential of all home entertainment devices and subscriptions. Users are able to enjoy every set-top box, channel, Blu-ray, video or music downloads on up to four HDTVs in their home without sacrificing remote control functionality.

Control like you’re still in front of the box

IR (Infra Red) ‘Magic Eyes’ at each TV location allow users to use any original or universal remote to control the out-of-the-way sources.  Dubbed ‘Follow Me’ TV, users can pause in one room and resume playing in another.

De-cluttered viewing areas and living spaces

Users can remove all cables, boxes and TV furniture from their viewing areas and hide them away. The HDanywhere Multiroom+ POE Receiver box is all that is needed at every TV location. Small and palm-sized, it’s easily hidden behind the TV with only the IR Magic Eye needing to be visible.  Power is supplied over the Ethernet connection, removing the need for any unsightly ‘wall-wart’ power adaptors.

Get online with faster-than-Wi-Fi Internet

By connecting a broadband router to the HDanywhere Multiroom+ POE central Hub, users can activate a faster-than-Wi-Fi Ethernet LAN via the system. Two network ports are available at every Receiver providing a stable and secure wired Internet connection.  This is particularly significant by alleviating buffering issues for those streaming from the latest web-based content suppliers such as Netflix, Love Film and BBC iPlayer, or whilst running SMART TV apps, online gaming and for smoother surfing. This wired solution offers a more stable Internet connection while freeing up the home’s Wi-Fi for Smartphones and tablets.

Easy to install: just one cable for everything

HDanywhere Multiroom+ POE is simple to install, requiring a single network cable, carrying HD video and audio, Internet, control and 12v power between the central Hub and Receivers thanks to the latest HDBaseT POE transmission technology.

What is HDBaseT?

  • Uncompressed high-definition (HD) and 3D video plus future-ready 4K resolutions
  • Lossless digital audio formats 7.1 and beyond
  • High-speed Ethernet 100BaseT scaling up to Gigabit
  • 100w Power Over Ethernet (POE) up to 100m
  • Various backward + forward control signals (IR, USB, RS232)

Easy Installation – just plug and play

The system comes complete with everything packaged in the box to get it working (cable is extra) and can be fitted by either a competent DIY’er, custom installer, electrician or TV aerial engineer.  Cable lengths of up to 100 metres can be installed without any loss in quality.

What’s in the box?

1 x HDanywhere central matrix
4 x Receiver units
4 x ‘Magic Eye’ receivers
4 x ‘Magic Eye’ blasters

HDanywhere Multiroom+ POE is available now – 4 x 4 (four source, 4 screens) – UK SRP – £1999.99

Optional wall-mounted ‘receivers’ (fit a standard UK double-gang electrical back-box) available – £249.99

For further information, go to http://www.hdanywhere.co.uk

HD Connectivity can be contacted at:

HD Connectivity Ltd
Unit 23
Link Business Centre
Link Way
Malvern Link
WR14 1UQ
Tel: 0844 351 0190
E: info@hdconnectivity.com
W: www.hdconnectivity.com

HDanywhere is a brand name of HD Connectivity Ltd

Notes for Editors

HD Connectivity Ltd is a UK company based in Malvern, Worcestershire that develops, sells and supports High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) connectivity technologies and products for both the home and commercial environments.  Launched in 2012, HD Connectivity Ltd is also the owner of the HDanywhere brand of HDBaseT Matrix products and HDMI cabling solutions.

HD Connectivity is a member of the HDBaseT Alliance formed by LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Valens Semiconductor to promote and commercialize HDBaseT™ technology. HDBaseT enables a single LAN cable to replace multiple cables and connectors in the home entertainment and business environment.

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