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Professional A/V Switchers and Splitters from IOGEAR AVIOR Support 3D [09-06-2011]

Designed for demanding commercial and residential projects, IOGEAR’s new A/V switchers and splitters give installers more connectivity options with high performance HDMI devices.

Foothill Ranch, Calif. - September 2011 - AVIOR, the custom installation line for IOGEAR, announces four and eight port versions of 3D-ready A/V switchers and splitters. Designed to give installers flexibility with 3D technology in their commercial and residential A/V projects, the switchers allow up to eight additional HDMI® devices to be connected to a single display while the splitters bring content from a single HDMI source to as many as eight 3D displays.

AVIOR's new rack-mountable 4x1 and 8x1 HDMI switchers provide HD and 3D switching between devices such as DVRs, set-top boxes, Blu-ray and DVD players, game consoles, media servers, computers and more on a single connected display. Both versions support 1080p with deep color as well as Dolby® TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio. For control, the HDMI switchers provide a built in serial port with RS-232 bi-directional capabilities along with front panel pushbutton and IR remote control. Consolidate, manage and deliver.

4-Port HD Audio/Video Switch with RS-232 Support - GHSW8141 - MSRP: $199.99
8-Port HD Audio/Video Switch with RS-232 Support - GHSW8181 - MSRP: $399.99

The new AVIOR HDMI Audio/Video Splitters are also four and eight port devices, but instead take HD audio/video from a single HDMI source and direct it to as many as eight separate HD TVs or displays with 3D support. Also HDCP compliant, the units support the highest quality HD video and multi-channel digital audio; enabling the splitting of HD content from DVR/set-top boxes, Blu-ray players, computers and other HD or non HD devices. Distribution of content is an important measure when transferring Full HD 1080p (24/60 Hz) with multi-channel audio and 12-bit Deep Color.

4-Port HD Audio/Video Splitter - GHSP8114 - MSRP: $249.99 - Cascades up to three levels supporting up to 64 HDMI signals.

8-Port HD Audio/Video Splitter - GHSP8118 - MSRP: $549.99 - Cascades up to three levels supporting up to 512 HDMI signals. [Cascade]: When two-ports are connected with the output port of the first connected to the input port of the second (a cascade connection).

"As A/V systems get more complex, we need devices that connect components together and streamline access to content, making the user experience as fluid as possible," said Bill Nguyen, senior marketing manager at IOGEAR. "Our AVIOR switchers work with the most advanced 3D displays and HDMI components to provide connectivity options for a variety of settings, potentially saving resources and headaches for installers."

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The AVIOR Series is IOGEAR's comprehensive product suite of Pro A/V Distribution products for installers and specialty resellers that enables convergence through connectivity in today's digital homes and commercial environments. The AVIOR Series includes a collection of switchers, splitters, HDMI adapters, extenders and wireless A/V Solutions to easily connect and network a multitude of home entertainment devices.

IOGEAR, headquartered in Foothill Ranch, Calif., manufactures innovative Home Electronics and Information Technology solutions that enable convergence through connectivity. Founded in 1999, the company develops products that help integrate technologies, share resources, decrease clutter and energy consumption, and reduce electronic waste. IOGEAR distributes throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia.

The company emphasizes the conservation of natural resources to both employees and customers through its GREEN initiatives program and "Road to a Million Trees" campaign. In partnership with Trees for the Future, one tree is planted for every product purchased on the IOGEAR site or through an IOGEAR GREEN initiative partner.

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