Wyrestorm Nieuwsbrief "The Brainstormer"



Welcome to The BrainStormer - an email newsletter from WyreStorm, focusing on AV signal distribution

technologies and solutions. Our goal is to provide you with useful information to make your job easier.

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Join the HDR Party

As part of the UHD Blu-ray standard, HDR or High Dynamic Range is set to take 2016 by storm as this latest leap forward in picture quality takes 4K to the next level.


To experience this you'll need an HDR-compatible 4K UHD source, HDR content and an HDR-compatible display. Panasonic, Philips and Samsung offer UHD Blu-ray players supporting HDR and the selection of HDR Blu-ray titles and streamed content from the likes of Netflix and Amazon is already good and only getting better.


Although HDR-compatible screens are now readily available from all the major manufacturers, be aware that levels of peak brightness and depth of black levels - measured in 'nits' - can vary among screens and manufacturers. The Ultra HD Premium logo appearing with 4K content, sources and displays can be a good indication that they meet the minimum standards for HDR as set out by the UHD Alliance - an association comprising leading manufacturers and content producers.  However, as this 'standard' is effectively just a program that these brands put their names to, other manufacturers, such as Sony may choose to use their own branding to push the HDR message. Also be aware of a similar initiative from Dolby called Dolby Vision. One thing you can count on regardless of manufacturer is full HDMI 2.0a compliance on all HDR screens.


The complete line of WyreStorm's H2 Series HDMI and HDBaseT 4K matrix switchers, receivers and extender are fully HDR compatible, supporting 3840x2160 @24hz 4:2:0 HDR 10-bit per channel (the BT.2020 standard). 4K UHD HDR content is distributed locally over HDMI with WyreStorm 4x4 and 6x6 matrix models, or over longer distances using HDBaseT up to 35m/114ft with the WyreStorm H2 Kit or up to 70m/230ft with 6x6 and 8x8 models.


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CEDIA 2016 in Dallas, TX is right around the corner and we are expecting a great show this year. With all the talk

about 4K and HDR, we are excited to show off our full line of H2 Series 4K matrixes and extenders.  At the booth

we'll also have an interactive side-by-side comparison of various signal distribution technologies. Come by and

vote for your favorite.

We will also be conducting a training session on designing the right AV system in today's mixed resolution applications.

Click here to learn more.


Make plans to visit WyreStorm at Booth #1705!


 Featured Products                                                                               


WyreStorm Multi-View Switcher Scalers


Both WyreStorm Multi-View Switcher Scalers offer seamless 4x2 matrix switching and upscaling

between from analog and digital AV sources to dual 4K outputs. Inputs include 4x HDMI, VGA, YUV

+ 2 audio channels.  


The source inputs can be switched, scaled and arranged in any size or configuration and

presented in full resolution simultaneously on a single HD 1080p or UHD 4K 2160p display.


To learn more Click here.


 Tech Corner                                                                                          



Configuring an Enado Control System


Have you had the opportunity to install the WyreStorm

Enado Control System?  It's one of the most intuitive AV

control systems on the market.  Watch this short video to

see the full setup - start to finish.

Click to view video


 New Case Study                                                                                   


Where: Fulham Reach Apartment Complex, London, UK

Market: Multi-occupancy residential/commercial

Summary: The project brief called for all apartments and penthouses in this award-winning luxury apartment complex ranging £1m- £5m ($1.3m - $6.5m) to feature reliable AV distribution and control to four main living areas (living room and up to 3 bedrooms).

The solution was standard-fit installation of WyreStorm 4x4 HDBaseT matrix switcher kit (MX-0404-PP-KIT) including four HDBaseT receivers throughout all 261 properties, controlled by Control4 to effortless distribute and control sources from any room in a residents' apartment. Click Here to learn more about the project and the growing demand for technology in the new build market.


To learn more Click here.



 In the News                                                                                           


WyreStorm Launches NetworkHD Touch Ap

August 1st, 2016 - Touch is designed to put control of an

entire NetworkHD system at a user's fingertips with live

video preview of all sources and displays, and drag-and-drop selection of content onto each display for easy switching

of any number of sources to any number of displays or

video walls. 

Read more



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