# A True Story about Matrix Switchers

## When people think of matrices or hear the word of matrix, the first thing came into their mind is probably a mathematics lesson or at least some science fiction with Keanu Reeves starring at Matrix.

If you remember from school, matrices are the rectangular agreement of numbers, expressions, symbols which are arranged in columns and rows. But from AV point of view, it means a little bit different and more exciting thing.

### What is a Matrix?

The term “matrix switch” comes from the mathematical matrix structure, which is a two-dimensional structure with N rows and M columns representing N times M values. Likewise, a matrix switch with N input ports and M output ports has N times M switching possibilities. Typical configurations for matrix switches include 4 x 4 and 8 x 4. You can either buy a prebuilt or a modular, customizable chassis. This way you can choose the type of I/O cards for your application and the manufacturer will assemble it for you. Kind of like building a computer.

### What is a Matrix Switcher?

A matrix switch simplifies your audiovisual distribution. It consists of an array of internal buses or circuits laid out in a grid of rows and columns so that connections can be set up anywhere the circuits intersect, and a path can be established between any input port and any output port. A matrix switch can provide full bandwidth to multiple, simultaneous transmissions on a port-to-port, point-to-point basis.

As for the unique properties of matrices, still staying at algebra, if we multiple two non-zero values, then the outcome will never be a zero. But if we multiply two non-zero values in matrix, then the outcome can be zero. But not in case of matrix switchers. They definitely provide the ability to route any input to any output or to multiple outputs at any time. They are ideal for presentation applications where input signals must be switched to certain or multiple outputs.

But how to present? How we can use a presentation matrix? Or what is a presentation matrix at all? Too many questions and if they are in a whirl in your head, keep on reading. All the answers are here.

### What is a Presentation Matrix Switcher?

Presenting is usually a part of business. For this, you need your presentation skills or a presentation matrix or both. Using these, you surely will have the desired impact on your audience.

A presentation matrix is simply developed for displaying information to the audience. In every project where attractive visual display is required, we use presentation matrices. To attract the attention of the audience, these devices have several features and effects up their sleeves. Are you curious enough to learn more about them?

Effective presentations are a mixture of a variety of elements. You have to know what your audience wants. You need to prepare good, interesting, engaging content. You need to make sure that your message has maximum impact. Let’s look in detail at those key features of a presentation matrix.

### What are the Key Features of a Presentation Matrix?

Seamless switching is one of them. It is just like a kind of housework. Do you know why? If we do it, it is invisible. If we do not do it, it is visible. So, this feature is a must to make the audience to feel comfortable with your device and make it invisible when the input information quickly changed, without any black frame or distortion.

Cross fade switching is another great thing that gives a more elegant way to display live video information of multiple sources. There is so much more. The picture-in-picture capability makes possible to display even two live video contents parallel over one output screen. No mess, no argue. Another additional feature is the on-screen-display which allows extra identification of the input source or content.

### Do You Have Any Idea What is the Best out of These Features?

These effects do not load the eyes at all. Therefore, they can be used unlimitedly even during a very long presentation either sitting on a bit not boring lecture or on a thrillful corporate meeting. Either you daylong supervise a video wall by work or you organize a nightlong movie with friends.

As you now already can see, the opportunities are endless with these visually appealing effects. And by now, you might already find out that presentation matrices are the ever best solutions to amaze the audience and definitely do not let them go until you want them to do so.

### Why Do We Use Matrices?

We use matrices to improve the customer experience with attractive video handling services where high reliability and all-in-one service is needed for the perfect customer satisfaction. These devices give perfect solution for demanding AV projects where lot of signals must be processed and transferred parallel. All the possible services are built in, no external box required.

To select the right matrix switcher for a specific environment, there are several guidelines to consider. Matrix switchers are used in environments where it is important to catch the visitors’ eyes such as corporate boardrooms, command and control centers, university halls, sport stadiums, department stores, restaurants, home theatres and video conference rooms.

### What is a matrix?

Matrices provide different services by processing all the main industry standard signal interfaces that are switched to any output.

### What is a presentation matrix?

Presentation matrices give perfect solution for demanding AV projects where a lot of signals must be processed and transferred parallel. All the possible services are built in, no external box required.

### Why do we use matrices?

We use matrices to improve the customer experience with attractive video handling services where high reliability and all-in-one service is needed for the perfect customer satisfaction.