The ability to distribute a variety of video and audio sources to several different display devices is very important in many places – community centres, conference suites, schools, churches etc.
Modern advances mean that a full HD signal (1080i) and audio signal can be distributed over Cat5e, allowing cable runs of up to 1000ft. This cuts down the cost of installing cable infrastructure and also removes the strict limitation of the maximum length of HDMI cable.
By using a matrix switcher any input can be mapped to any output allowing ultimate flexibility about which input source is viewed on which display. Also practically any input source – satellite set-top box, PC, video camera, CCTV system etc. – can be interfaced with the matrix switcher.