August 13, 2007 08:00 ET
Accell Announces UltraAV 2-1 HDMI Switch Featuring HDMI 1.3a Category 2 Support
The World's Smallest and First HDMI 1.3a Category 2 Compatible 2-1 Switch
FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - August 13, 2007) - Accell, a provider of premium audio/video interconnects, today
announced its new UltraAV™ 2-1
HDMI™ 1.3a Category 2 Switch for the A/V home theater market at the
incredibly low price of $99.99. Accell's latest HDMI switch will be exhibited
during CEDIA Expo 2007 September
5-9 in Denver, Colorado.
Accell recognizes that although other companies produce HDMI switches in
2-1 and 4-1 configurations, not all support both the HDMI 1.3a Category 1
and Category 2 specifications. HDMI 1.3a Category 2, also known as HDMI
1.3 High-Speed, is a quantum leap over HDMI 1.3a Category 1 and earlier
"A/V devices that support any part of the HDMI 1.3a Category 2 are starting
to emerge, and Accell plans on being the frontrunner in its connectivity,"
stated Tenny Sin, Accell's Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "Home
users expanding their A/V system with HDMI devices may find their TV lacks enough HDMI inputs,
therefore building a system with an HDMI 1.3a Category 2 Switch provides
built-in scalability for the inclusion, presently or in the future, of
products that support features from this specification."
Accell's UltraAV 2-1 Switch supports HDMI 1.3a Category 2 including up to
1440p resolution, 10.2Gbps
(340MHz) high-speed data transfer and rich 48-bit deep color. In addition,
this small and ultra-compact switch supports Dolby True-HD and DTS-HD audio formats. The switch
requires no external power and is complete with a remote control and an
infrared extender so it may be placed out-of-sight.
Accell Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of BizLink Technology, is
focused on the design, manufacture and delivery of affordable, high quality
connectivity products including audio/video interconnects and distribution
systems, computer and networking cables. Accell produces high quality and
innovative connectivity products by combining the low cost benefits of a
global manufacturer and the design capabilities of a Silicon Valley based
engineering and marketing team. Accell is a member of CEDIA and CEA. For
more information, please visit our Web site at www.accellcables.com.