Atlona has expanded its Rondo family of HDMI distribution amplifiers with the Rondo 448 (AT-RON-448). The new add, which is already shipping, addresses the challenge of managing an imbalance of inputs and outputs for 4K/UHD/HDR sources and displays in residential and commercial AV environments.
The Rondo 448 provides a 1×8 architecture to move high-resolution video content from a central location to eight end points. This makes it a dependable problem-solver for high-end homes and retail environments, such as TV showrooms, tasked with moving media to an unusually high density of outputs. Similarly, the Rondo 448 supports full-motion, highly detailed graphics for presentation in conference rooms, classrooms, and video walls, made livelier through professional visualization, 3D renderings, and simulations.
Like its 1×2 and 1×4 siblings (Rondo 442 and Rondo 444), the Rondo 448 offers significant value to systems integrators and custom installers. All Rondo distribution amplifiers offer EDID management features to ensure compatibility between source and sink devices and provide front panel LED indicators for power and signal status to simplify setup and troubleshooting. In addition, installers can cascade up to eight units without compromising performance, to accommodate a wide range of installations and expand when necessary.
The Rondo 448 is compatible with all video resolutions, audio formats, and color space formats supported in the HDMI 2.0b specification, and can pass metadata for HDR content. It is also HDCP 2.2 compliant, allowing for the uninterrupted passage of protected content streams between devices.
The Rondo 448 distribution amplifier is priced at $780, and is supported with Atlona’s 10-year limited product warranty.