Sure, for some folks a simple 4-port HDMI extender is all that's needed, but you're not playing around, are you? If "overkill" is the only way that you roll, check out IOGEAR's latest: the HDMI Control Center includes a wireless keyboard with built-in laser trackball, supports 1080p (1920 x 1200) and HDMI 1.3, is HDCP compliant, rocks Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio Support, and ships for the princely sum of $499.95. Definitely not for the weak-willed. PR after the break.


IOGEAR Launches HDMI Control Center Offering Users Complete Convergence Between Home Electronics and Their PCs


Provides customers with interaction of all devices from a single, centralized location

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- CEDIA EXPO -- Entertainment enthusiasts can now control all of their HDMI electronic devices and manage their home office and media center from the comfort of their couch with IOGEAR's HDMI Control Center.

Using the wireless keyboard with built-in laser trackball, consumers can easily control, navigate, switch and interact with their HDMI-connected computers and devices. For example, users can switch from a favorite HD movie on a Blu-ray player to the computer, viewable on the HDTV, to quickly send an email and then return to the film. IOGEAR's HDMI Control Center allows families to consolidate their office and entertainment technology into one convenient location for easy access. It also eliminates the need for additional equipment, such as a monitor, by managing all content on a HDTV. It is an easy out-of-box, plug-and-play solution with a sleek design to complement any set-up with a Blu-ray / DVD player, game console, set-top box and media server / computer.

"At IOGEAR, we are constantly innovating new technologies to give consumers the easiest and most complete computing and entertainment experience," said Miranda Su, executive vice president of IOGEAR. "As convergence increases between these two mediums, we strive to offer solutions that efficiently and cost-effectively bridge this gap."

IOGEAR's HDMI Control Center will be on display at the 2009 CEDIA Expo, September 10-13 in Atlanta, GA, booth number 5715.

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