We are pleased to announce that the new 2G+AVPro transmitter and receiver models are now available to order and shipping worldwide.
What is 2G+AVPro?
2G+AVPro is the newest model of HD over IP transmitter and receiver, which have added audio features that the 2G and 2G+ generations do not.
The transmitters are BIG NEWS.
2G/2G+ transmitters can only send one audio format at a time. By comparison the 2G+AVPro transmitters have a Dolby DSP chipset on board that transforms Dolby 5.1 audio to Dolby PLII format and sends it over the network.
The Dolby PLII format is recognized as Stereo 2.0 audio by regular HDMI devices but an AVR in a multi-channel audio zone is able to recognize the Dolby PLII and convert it back to 5.1. The result is that you simultaneously get 2.0 stereo audio in all stereo zones and 5.1 in all multi-channel zones. No fiddling with EDID settings or additional signal management is required, as can be the case with fixed format video matrixes.
This mixed mode audio format works on all the 2G/2G+/2G+AVPro receivers running firmware A5.30 or later. Integrators do not have to pair AVPro receivers with AVPro transmitters in order to receive the benefits of the Dolby DSP chipset. The 2G+AVPro transmitters and receivers are backwards compatible with all the other 2G and 2G+ models, allowing integrators to implement the AVPro features only where needed without having to replace the entire system with AVPro models.
Additionally the AVPro transmitters have an integrated audio mixer on board, which allows the three audio inputs (HDMI, Stereo, and Mic) to be independently mixed / muted via a control system.
Both the AVPro transmitter and receiver models have a variable audio output on the stereo out port that can be adjusted up or down via a control system. They also both feature an integrated ground loop isolator.
How does 2G+AVPro measure up?
For more info, check out the below video from Just Add Power at CEDIA Denver 2014.