How do WyreStorm matrices handle HDCP?


HDCP (High Definition Copyright Protection) is a feature built in to HDMI devices to prevent theft of or illegal distribution of HD content.   Unlike some manufacturers products that try to block or bypass HDCP, itself an infringement of copyright regulations, WyreStorm Matrix switches are completely legal and fully comply with HDCP regulations.  They do this by assigning a “key” to every display connected to the switch. HDCP “keys” are assigned to a display when connected to a HDMI device normally. This doesn’t change when connected to a switch; it just assigns more of them.