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Atlona Ships AT-HDR-M2C Audio Converter

New device simplifies audio extraction and downmixing in residential and commercial environments with 4K and HDR systems
SAN JOSE, April 11, 2017 – Atlona is now shipping its AT-HDR-M2C audio converter, providing a seamless way to extract, downmix, and convert multi-channel HDMI source audio to two-channel HDMI, TOSLINK, and analog audio fordisplays, distributed audio systems, and whole-house audio systems.
The HDR-M2C simplifies this process through an HDMI input with pass-through capability. It automatically downmixes multi-channel PCM, Dolby®, and DTS® audio, and delivers 2.0 stereo signals over HDMI, two-channel analog unbalanced audio, and TOSLINK digital audio outputs. The HDR-M2C provides additional value for installers by enabling HDMI audio de-embedding with or without connection to a display or other destination.
The HDR-M2C audio converter includes EDID management features as well as audio volume and bass / treble controls, all available via Ethernet through the Atlona Management System (AMS), the web GUI, or a control system. AMS is a powerful network software platform ideal for configuring, managing, and monitoring the HDR-M2C and other Atlona IP-controllable devices over a LAN, WAN, or VPN. AMS is available free from Atlona.
“It’s not uncommon to share sources across two-channel, whole home audio, and multi-channel, home theater zones,” said Joshua Castro, product manager, Atlona. “Unless you have a way to preserve the multi-channel Dolby® or DTS® source signal, the home theater system is often limited to two-channel audio. The AT-HDR-M2C splits and downmixes multi-channel audio for two-channel displays, sound bars, or whole-home audio systems while passing the full, multi-channel HDMI signal with HDR metadata and HDCP 2.2 content protection to an AV receiver.”
Available now through Atlona partners worldwide, the HDR-M2C retails for $449.99. It includes Atlona’s award-winning 10-year limited product warranty and customer support services, so that integrators can specify, purchase, and install with confidence.
About Atlona
Atlona is a leading global provider of AV and IT distribution and connectivity solutions. In an ever-changing industry, the company has been designing and engineering innovative, award-winning products for a diverse range of residential and commercial AV and IT markets, including education, business, government, entertainment, and healthcare.
Atlona’s products and services enable system designers, integrators, consultants, and installers worldwide to simplify installation, minimize maintenance and maximize the versatility of premier automated control solutions.  Backed by an industry-exclusive 10-year warranty, Atlona’s customer-driven products are designed and developed with the features, performance and reliability that leaders demand.  More information about Atlona is available at http://www.atlona.com.  Follow Atlona on Twitter at @Atlona.

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