At InfoComm 2012 in Las Vegas, ATEN announced new product additions to its VanCryst line of professional A/V solutions. The new products include new HD optical extenders, an HD 8x8 matrix video switch, a universal A/V to HD scaler, a VGA/CAT5 16x16 A/V matrix switch and an 8x8 VGA A/V matrix switch.
One of the new products, the VM0808H, is an 8x8 HD matrix video switch that is capable of routing up to eight HDMI sources to a maximum of eight HDMI displays. The VM0808H offers a "Power on Detection" feature where, if an HDMI source is powered off, the unit can automatically switch to the next powered-on source. The matrix switch is fully HDMI and HDCP compatible. It supports long distance transmission (up to 65 feet) over high quality HDMI cables. The VM0808H also boasts an ATEN exclusive Scheduling Program that provides users with the ability to switch content to each display on a customizable schedule.