What is it?An audio de-embedder that accepts an HDMI input and provides analogue stereo and digital S/PDIF audio along with a buffered HDMI video output. DetailsHoused in a compact 1U, quarter-rack metal enclosure, the HAE 100 is said to provide a simple, convenient solution for delivering audio to a sound system (stereo or surround sound) in HDMI installations. It offers a range of integrator-friendly features, including EDID Minder (a proprietary Extron technology designed to provide constant and continuous Extended Display Identification Data management with DVI or VGA source devices), input cable equalisation and front-panel status LED indicators. It supports data rates of up to 6.75Gbps for compatibility with HDMI 1.3 Deep Color and is HDCP compliant. It is also compatible with HDTV 1080p/60 and computer-video resolutions up to 1920 x 1200. EDID Minder automatically manages EDID communication between the input source and the display, ensuring the source powers up properly and reliably delivers content to the display. Input cable equalisation compensates for weak source signals or signal loss when using long input cable assemblies. Front panel LEDs offer comprehensive, real-time device status monitoring, including HDMI input/output and audio output signal presence, HDCP authentication – and whether the extracted audio is 2-channel PCM or encoded bitstream audio for Dolby Digital or DTS Digital Surround. A mini USB port on the front panel provides convenient access for device configuration.