Ultra Stereo Labs, a leader in digital cinema and
alternative content technology, has developed and is now shipping the new 6-Channel
HDMI 1.4b HSW-602 Switch. The HSW-602 fills the need for a professional,
complete processing unit for alternative content in cinemas.
It features a
program bus and preview bus allowing the user to preview the next event using a
monitor on the preview output and then to switch that input to the projector
using the program bus. It also includes a microphone and stereo line input that
can overlay on any of the HDMI content. This feature allows a presenter to add
live narration to a video presentation. In addition, all the HSW-602 devices
may be remotely controlled via a wireless tablet using CEC (consumer electronics
control). The switch will be on display in the USL booth at the CineAsia
Convention located in the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre from
December 9 through December 11.
The HSW-602 Switch features include 6 HDMI inputs and 2 HDMI
outputs which all support 1080p 3D video. The audio input includes a live
microphone, stereo line input, and an 8-channel AES/EBU input from the cinema
server. The audio outputs include S/PDIF over optical and coax, and an 8-channel
AES/EBU output to feed the cinema processor. An additional feature included is
a browser interface for easy configuration. The HSW-602 Switch may be remotely
controlled via Ethernet or contact closures from the digital cinema server or
other devices such as tablets or PCs. All HDMI inputs and outputs maintain continuous
HDCP security links to prevent attached devices from going into sleep mode.
USL, Inc. hardware engineer Troy Fredriks states, “The HSW-602 simplifies HDMI- based
presentations by streamlining cumbersome operations into a single,
straightforward interface.” USL Engineer Jay Wyatt notes that “the HSW-602 is
truly a Swiss-army knife for combinations of HDMI playback.”
For more than thirty-three years, USL, Inc. has been a
global leader for technical achievements in design, manufacturing, research,
and development of cinema products and is the 2013 recipient of the
International Cinema Technology Association’s Manufacturer of the Year award.
[For further information and product specifications, visit
USL booth #108 at CineAsia or contact USL, Inc.’s Clint Koch at firstname.lastname@example.org]