IOGEAR Simplifies Home Entertainment Connections With World's First True Automatic HDMI Switch

Provides Extra HDMI Connections for HD TVs Without the Need for Additional


Mar 27, 2007, 01:00 ET from IOGEAR

    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
 HDMI switch.
     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
 three-year warranty.
     For further information on the company and its connectivity solutions,
 please visit
     About IOGEAR
     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
     (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
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