Access any 8 HDMI sources from up to 4 displays -- Using CAT5 cables!8 HDMI Sources + 4 Displays = A Versatile and Cost-Effective HDTV Matrix System
The rack-mountable 8x4 CAT5 Matrix for HDMI sends high definition video and multichannel digital audio from any of 8 HDMI sources to any 4 Displays either locally or remotely connected via CAT-5 cables. The HDMI inputs consist of 4 High Definition video switches that can each accept 2 video sources. This input scheme allows up to 8 sources to be available while viewing any 4 on the output displays concurrently.
The 8x4 CAT5 Matrix for HDMI eliminates the need to disconnect and reconnect sources to displays. It works with Blu-Ray players, Set-Top boxes, Home Theater PCs, and game consoles that connect to an HDMI display. Displays can be connected either locally or remotely over CAT-5 cables, making for truly flexible HDMI routing options and creative extension possibilities. Any source is accessible at all times by any display by selecting it using an IR remote or an RS-232 remote control device. The Matrix comes with rack ears for mounting in a shelving system.
How It WorksUp to 8 HDMI sources (4 viewable at any one time) connect to the Matrix's inputs and up to four Displays connect to the Matrix's outputs. Power up the 8x4 CAT5 Matrix for HDMI , HDMI sources and all connected Displays. Select which HDMI sources you want to view on each display using the IR remote. The result will be clear and vibrant HDMI video with multichannel digital audio at each Display.
The 8x4 CAT5 Matrix for HDMI incorporates a 2x1 switch in front of each input on a traditional 4x4 matrix. This allows for the connection of up to 8 different HDMI source devices with a maximum of 4 sources available for viewing at any one time. Each of the 4 switched inputs on the 8x4 CAT5 Matrix for HDMI are labeled as "A" and "B". Both "A" and "B" for each input cannot be active at the same time.
HDMI extensions can be made at distances of up to 300 feet over CAT5 cabling at 1080i resolution, or at distances of up to 150 feet at 1080p resolution.