Smart-AVI HDR8x12-ULTRA Expandable HDMI 8 x 12 Matrix Switcher with CAT5 HDBaseT Outputs

Smart-AVI HDR8x12-ULTRA Expandable HDMI 8 x 12 Matrix Switcher with CAT5 HDBaseT Outputs

Smart-AVI HDR8x12-ULTRA Expandable HDMI 8 x 12 Matrix Switcher with CAT5 HDBaseT Outputs

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  • 1Description

The HDR8x12-ULTRA Expandable HDMI 8 x 12 Matrix Switcher from Smart-AVI is a high-definition video router that enables you to route HD 1080p content, multi-channel audio, and IR signals up to 425’ over a single CAT5/5e/6 cable, providing a solution to create a clean and efficient video and digital signage system. Thanks to the CAT5e/6 connection, the HDR8x8-ULTRA allows the operator to remotely switch the source as well as control the input sources. This allows for routing and viewing in applications such as home entertainment, digital signage, medical systems, live events, etc.

The matrix switcher features 8 input and 8 output card slots. Each input card has 2 HDMI ports and each output card has 2 RJ45 ports. This unit comes with 6 input and 6 output cards that provide a total of 8 HDMI inputs and 12 RJ45 outputs. Additional input/output cards (not included) can be installed to expand the capability to 16 x 16.

At each display end, the HDX-Ultra-RX (not included) receives the HDMI, IR, and RS-232 output signals. The HDMI signals are fed to the HDMI-capable display via an HDMI cable. The HDX-Ultra-RX also features an RS-232 port to output control signals.

Each video input of the HDR8x12-ULTRA incorporates SmartEDID programmable technology that makes it capable of learning video resolutions, audio settings, and 3D data. The EDID memory of each display is stored in a single flash memory, giving you freedom to choose any EDID and emulation for any display. EDID management allows learning and saving the attributes including audio of up to 100 displays. With support for HDMI 1.4, HDCP, HDR8x12-ULTRA can learn EDID from virtually any display device connected.

You can locally switch between sources without the use of any software via the easy-to-operate front panel, or remotely through an RS-232, IR, or TCP/IP connection. The LCD (4 x 40) displays detailed information about the status of the switch at any given moment. The included SmartControl software allows controlling the unit via an RS-232 connection. It enables users to control the matrix using the graphic user interface, without having to write the codes and send serial commands to the devices. The software enables configuration of the size and type of the matrix, including a preset defined at macro. In addition, it enables identification by name for each source and display.

The HDR8x8-ULTRA can be controlled remotely using Smart-AVI’s remote control solution (sold separately). It allows assigning inputs, outputs, and controlling routing functions. In addition, it can also control the video inputs. Sources like cable TV, DVD players, and others can be selected on the matrix switcher and then adjusted. It all happens with the same remote and without the need to run any new cables.

The Net-IP-Pro Module (sold separately) enables multiple users to control and configure the matrix from virtually anywhere in the world using a Web browser. It also supports Telnet for integration with other control systems.

Note: The remote control solution requires SRC-2A IR Remote Control, IR-EYE IR receiver, and Smart IR Blaster, all sold separately.

Switches any HDMI source input to any output up to 8 x 12
Sources can be routed independently to any display
Supports high-definition video resolutions of 480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p
Supports VGA, SVGA, SXGA, UXGA, and WUXGA (1920 x 1200) PC resolutions
Supports digital video formats in Deep Color to 12-bit per color
Compatible with HDMI version 1.4 and DVI
Supports 7.1 Digital Surround Sound Audio
Supports EDID for total control of compliant displays
Delivers uncompressed digital video with zero signal loss
Input cable equalization
HDMI output up to 25' with HDMI cables
Switching controlled via RS-232, IR, SmartControl GUI, or Web server
Front panel 4 x 40 LCD display
Easy switching via front panel
Browser Graphical User Interface (GUI)
Web-based interface
Telnet support
Firmware upgradeable for future support
Extends HDMI, IR output over single CAT5/5e/6 UTP cable
Extends IR and signals for remote control
Delivers uncompressed HD video up to 1080p @ 60 Hz @ 48 bits and 3D
Delivers data signals up to 3.4 Gb/s
Supports RC5 IR for local switching
Supports IR bypass for 36 to 60 kHz
Made in USA
Applications: Wall displays, digital signage, airports, dealer rooms, control rooms, audio/visual presentations, shopping centers, security, point-of-sale, hotels/resorts, KVM switch
In the Box
Smart-AVI HDR8x12-ULTRA Expandable HDMI 8 x 12 Matrix Switcher with CAT5 HDBaseT Outputs
  • CCPWR06 6' Power Plug Cable
  • CD with SmartControl Software
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Video Amplifier Bandwidth 3.2 G
    Input Video Signal Video (TMDS) 0.5 to 1.0 Vpp
    Input Signal 5 V for DCC
    Compliance HDMI 1.4 standard, DVI and HDCP compliant
    Pixel Clock Frequency >165 MP/sec
    Data Input 4:4:4 and 4:2:2 formats
    Resolution HDMI Formats: 480, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
    DVI: Up to 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
    Slots Input: 8 (6 x input cards included)
    Output: 8 (6 x output cards included)
    Video Inputs 8 x HDMI ports (type A, 19-pin, female, TMDS) (2 x HDMI ports on each input card)
    Video Outputs 12 x RJ45 10BaseT (2 x RJ45 ports on each output card)
    HDMI over UTP transmission
    Full HD 1080p, 36-bit color; 450' 23 AWG CAT6
    Video Formats RGB/YCBCR: 24/30/36-bit
    YCBCR: 8/10/12/16/20/24-bit
    Input Interface HDMI
    Signal Support DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby True-HD & Dolby Digital Plus integrated in HDMI signal
    Type CAT5/5e/6
    Maximum Cable Length 425.0' (129.5 m)
    Power Supply
    Input 50/60 Hz, 100 to 230 VAC
    Consumption 300 W
    IR Control: 38 kHz RC5
    Bypass: 30 to 60 kHz
    Front Panel 2 x 8 keyboard with 4 x 40 LCD
    RS-232 9,600 bps, software flow DB9 female
    TCP/IP Webserver, Telnet
    Environmental & Physical Specifications
    Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Storage: -20 to 140°F (-29 to 60°C)
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 19.00 x 5.25 x 13.00" (48.26 x 13.36 x 33.02 cm)
    Rack Height: 3U
    Weight 15.0 lb (6.8 kg)
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