StormAudio has completed in-house development of a proprietary HDMI card that will be integrated into its new preamp/processors and available as an upgrade for products already out in the field from this September. The card will be demonstrated at CEDIA Expo along with equipment from Seymour-Screen Excellence, Alcons Audio and M&K.
The card is called the StormAudio HDMI 7+2 eARC and has seven inputs and two outputs with better switching time and compatibility with all HDMI devices, according to the company. 4K, 18 Gbps, Dolby Vision, HDR10 and eARC (HDMI 2.1) support represent key features of the card’s inputs and outputs.
“The new card is the result of a collaborative effort between our product development team in France and a specialized circuit board manufacturer partner,” says StormAudio US Sales Manager Gary Blouse. “This was critical for us to undertake, yet we see that mediocre HDMI performance has been the bane of our competition.”
Blouse continued “Manufacturers are often at the mercy of vendors, having to accept ‘off-the-shelf’ HDMI cards that deliver less than optimal results. Given the newest formats and associated demanding performance specs, this simply would not do. Since coming to market in 2016, top designers and acousticians have identified StormAudio as having something truly special to offer with key attributes being sound, ease-of-programming and upgrade capability.”
StormAudio’s product range has garnered several awards and consists of 16, 20 and 32-channel digital and analog preamp/processors and 8- and 16-channel power amplifiers. The processors all feature built-in Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D, as well as Dirac Live calibration and the StormMonitoring remote web-based tool. You can learn more from StormAudio here.