On stand 5-R97 at ISE 2016, HDanywhere will showcase their latest offering of HDMI and HDBaseT matrix systems, called mHub. The mHub family is made up of two new 8×8 and 4×4 matrixes: a 4K / HDCP 2.2 4×4 (RRP £2499 inc. VAT) and 8×8 (RRP £6000 inc. VAT), and a 2K Full HD 1080p 4×4 (RRP £999 inc. VAT) and 8×8 (RRP £2499 inc. VAT), all of which are available to order and are shipping now before the show. All of these HDanywhere mHub matrixes can be set up, configured and controlled via the new HDanywhere Control App for IoS and Android devices, which will make its début at ISE 2016. The HDanywhere Control App lets installers offer their clients a simple way to switch between and control popular HDMI source devices at each TV from the comfort of their tablet or phone, and is perfect for homes which don’t require or don’t have the budget for full whole-home automation control.
The HDanywhere Control app also is useful as it enables installers to set up a HDanywhere mHub matrix, configure rooms and EDID settings. Homeowners can control any mHub matrix mentioned above, switch between HDMI source devices at each display location, and (via payable upgrades) gain control a number of popular HDMI entertainment devices e.g. Apple TV and Amazon fire TV.
The app will be available later in 2016 to download free with every mHub matrix package and will work on Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. The free version of the app can be downloaded multiple times per client site and allows for source switching functionality. Payable upgrades allow for control of particular source devices. Other control options for mHub matrixes include two-way IR, two-way RS232, and IP, with major third party control drivers available for Control4, Crestron, Loxone, RTI.
Dillan Pattni, Head of Marketing at HDanywhere, said “the development of an app sees HDanywhere continuing to develop our identity as the matrix company that is consumer-friendly, as we recognise that homeowners are ultimately the end-user of every piece of CI kit installed. Through now having simple control via an app, it’s easier for installers to market and sell our products to homeowners as enhancing their lifestyle and improving their home entertainment experience. Systems like Sonos mean that homeowners are increasingly looking at home tech objects and saying ‘does it have an app?’ Now our installers can offer the app as a control option for HDanywhere systems and popular HDMI source devices, whilst continuing to sell their favourite brand of third party control systems for jobs that require complete source device, matrix, multiroom audio, lighting and heating control. We had huge success stories in 2015 of CIs increasing their visibility to homeowners and receiving work through our HDanywhere Installer Network. For 2016, we expect the launch of the app will mean more and more homeowners contact CIs using our Installer Network seeking to have a HDanywhere system installed by an expert.”
To see the HDanywhere app for the first time and learn more about HDanywhere’s mHub family of HDMI and HDBaseT matrixes, visit stand 5-R97 at ISE Amsterdam and talk to a member of the HDanywhere team. For info on all HDanywhere products visit www.hdanywhere.trade and for sale enquiries contact: firstname.lastname@example.org