IRVINE, Calif., March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital home enthusiasts no
longer have to use a remote to alternate between multiple High-Definition
Multimedia Interface (HDMI) devices with the world's first true automatic
IOGEAR's new HDMI 2x1 Automatic Switch (HDAS) is the only product on
the market that senses which HDMI product is currently in use, with
IOGEAR's patented HDAS technology, and instantly locks and transfers the
appropriate audio and video content to the connected HD display. It also
eliminates the hassle of having to plug and unplug HDMI cables between home
entertainment equipment in order to connect to an HDTV that does not have
enough input ports.
According to In-Stat, HDMI-enabled device shipments will grow 78
percent per year through 2010(1). As the technology becomes increasingly
incorporated into common consumer electronics products such as set top
boxes, DVD players, gaming consoles like PLAYSTATION(R)3, and even
computers, end users may run into the issue of having too many HDMI-enabled
pieces of hardware and not enough inputs on their televisions. Because of
this, they may not be able to experience the high-definition video and
audio that their digital devices can provide. IOGEAR's new HDMI 2x1
Automatic Switch provides two input ports that transfer fully-uncompressed
digital video and audio to an HDMI display through a single output.
"The majority of new home entertainment products support HDMI, however,
most televisions do not have enough input ports to connect to all of them
at once," said Miranda Su, vice president of sales and marketing at IOGEAR,
Inc. "Our new HDMI 2x1 Automatic Switch eliminates frustrations associated
with having to continuously plug and unplug devices. Additionally, it is
the only true automatic switch available that intuitively detects which
source is active and delivers the audio and video content completely in
sync with almost no latency."
The product is High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)(TM)
compliant and supports 1080p resolution. LEDs on the front panel display
the HDMI device that is currently in use. It is priced at $169.95 (MSRP)
and is available immediately from all major catalog resellers, online
resellers and selected retail outlets, and comes with IOGEAR's standard
For further information on the company and its connectivity solutions,
please visit www.iogear.com.
IOGEAR, Inc., headquartered in Irvine, CA, offers fun, stylish and
innovative technology products to home users, office workers and road
warriors. A leading connectivity manufacturer, the company provides a range
of KVM (Keyboard, Video, Mouse) and KVMP (Peripheral), Connectivity and
Sharing, Networking, AV Digital Home, Mobility and Desktop solutions.
IOGEAR's products decrease office clutter, create true connected home
and small-office environments and enhance mobile lifestyles. As one of the
only true manufacturers in the industry, IOGEAR offers high-quality
products backed by the service and support that consumers demand.
Regardless of time and location, customers can reach the Customer Advocacy
Team for support at 1-866-946-4327.
IOGEAR is an environmentally-conscious organization that emphasizes
conserving natural resources to employees and customers. The company
distributes products throughout North and South America, Europe,
Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. For further information, please visit
IOGEAR's Web site at www.iogear.com.
(c) 2007 IOGEAR. All rights reserved. IOGEAR and the IOGEAR logo are
registered trademarks or trademarks of IOGEAR. Other company and product
names may be trademarks of their respective owners.
Note to Editors: When referring to IOGEAR, please print in all caps.
(1) 'HDMI heading for sustained growth, while DVI begins decline in 2007,
says In-Stat.' November 20, 2006.
Contacts: Amy White / Aida Causevic