posted by Deborah D. McAdams /
06.01.2014 11:49 AM
Roland Systems Group Announces XS Series Multiformat AV Matrix Switchers
Targets fixed installations
LOS ANGELES—Roland Systems Group announced the
Roland XS Series, a new line of multiformat matrix switchers
designed for fixed installations requiring integrated video
and audio conversion and switching.
The series supports eight HDMI, RGB/Component/S-video/Composite
inputs and up to four HDMI or HDBaseT outputs with scalers to support
picture-in-picture, resizing, rotating, and flipping. Audio can be
embedded into outputs via eight stereo audio inputs (two microphone)
and/or HDMI audio as well as de-embedded on output. Additional features
include iPad control, EDID emulation and HDCP management.
The XS Series is available in three configurations: 8-in/4-out
(XS-84H), 8-in/3-out (XS-83H), and 8-in/2-out (XS-82H) and is intended
for conference rooms, education, 4K
switching to 1080p, performing art centers, churches, convention centers
Remotely control the Roland XS Series using the native iPad app, XS
Remote, via RS-232C interface, and control over LAN connections. Remote
control is valuable for installed applications where front panel
controls are not accessible or a programmable touch control interface is
required that can access functions of the XS Series.
The XS-84 model is capable of switching four video sources as a group
enabling the use of up to two 4K inputs. The multiformat capabilities
allows users to switch 4K, HD, SD, XGA and other computer formats up to
Advanced video processing functions makes multiscreen video
productions possible for both signage and live applications. Scale a
single image across multiple displays using the SPAN mode and then
easily switch to a different image on each screen in Matrix mode. Each
input channel supports adjustments for scaling, positioning and aspect
ratio before output ensuring the best possible picture. In education environments the XS series can switch between and route
HDCP video from computers, smart phones, blu-ray, and even still images
from internal memory to displays. Up to four HDBaseT outputs for long
distance transmission of audio and video content to displays throughout a
For teleconferencing applications, the XS series features four
internal busses each for video and audio. It can be used to create
minus-one audio to feed directly into teleconferencing systems. Switch
up to eight computer and video devices both analog and digital formats.
Audio ducking functions lowers audio levels when microphone audio is
detected making it ideal for conference or boardroom environments.