No, we are not talking about the one where everything tastes like chicken and has Keanu Reeves doing slow motion moves in a long, black coat.  We mean a video matrix and why you would want one in your home…

A video matrix, also known as an HDMI Matrix, is a device that allows you to route video signals from multiple sources to multiple displays. Using a video matrix in your home can provide several benefits, including:

  1. Simplify your Home Setup: With a video matrix, you can connect all your video sources (such as cable or satellite boxes, gaming consoles, Blu-ray players, and streaming devices) to each and every display in the house, instead of having to connect each one individually to each TV or projector separately. This simplifies cabling and reduces clutter.
  2. Flexibility: A video matrix gives you more flexibility  of where you can position your video sources and displays. You can place your video sources in a central location and route the signals to different displays throughout your home, without having to move the sources themselves.
  3. Cost-Effective: A video matrix can be a more cost-effective solution by preventing you having to purchase multiple video devices to connect to your displays. It can also save you money in the long run by reducing wear and tear on your devices and cables.
  4. Improved Video Quality: A video matrix can improve the quality of your video signal by maintaining the integrity of the signal as it is routed from the source to the display. This can result in sharper and clearer video.
  5. Easy of Use: Most video matrices integrate into control systems as well as voice assistants like Alexa. This allows the user to easily switch between video sources and displays using a remote control, app on their smartphone / tablet – or simply just using their voice.

In summary, a video matrix in your home can provide more flexibility, simplify your home setup, and improve the quality of your video signal.

Pro Media have partnered with two industry-leading and reliable brands to deliver the best Video Distribution experience for our customers…

Blustream is a relatively young company, having been founded in 2014, but they have quickly established themselves as a leading provider of audio-visual distribution solutions. Their products are sold in over 60 countries worldwide and have won several awards* for their innovative products and solutions. Blustream’s products have received positive reviews from customers and industry experts alike, with many praising their ease of use, reliability, and performance.

Pulse-Eight is a British company that specialises in developing and manufacturing audio-visual distribution solutions for residential and commercial applications. Founded in 2010, the company has quickly established itself as a leading provider of HDMI and HDBaseT distribution products. Pulse-Eight have also won several awards for their products** and have developed a custom integration with Control4 – our control system of choice.

Both companies’ success can be attributed to providing high-quality, reliable, and intuitive audio-visual distribution solutions for both residential and commercial applications. They both have a strong commitment to research and development, working closely with their partners and customers to understand their needs and develop products to address them.

To find out how a video matrix can help prevent fights as to who watches what – and where – in your house, please do get in touch.


Industry Awards:

*The AV News Award for Best Video Processing or Distribution Product, 2018 and the CEDIA Best New Hardware Product Award in 2019.

** CEDIA Best New Hardware Product Award 2012 and CEPro Best Award for Matrix Switching in 2021