The AC-MX88-AUHD-HDBT is a true 8x8 HDMI/HDBaseT matrix switch. This is an ideal solution for digital entertainment centers, HDTV retail, show sites, data centers, schools, conference and training centers and more. This unit includes 8 HDMI inputs, and 8 HDMI/HDBaseT output blocks. These output blocks include a HDBaseT and HDMI port, these ports are mirrored, and both are active. This Matrix supports HDMI 2.0(a/b), HDCP 2.2, up to 4K video resolution, and up to 18 Gbps bandwidth. AVPro Edge is able to pass 18Gbps through category cable by using the new HDBaseT technology they have developed called "ICT". This switch allows any source to be shown on any of the connected displays. This matrix equalizes and amplifies the output to ensure the HDMI signal can be transmitted through long HDMI cables without loss of quality.
Audio Delay is “On-Board” so integrators can manage lip-sync issue before it is a problem. Also with built in Scalers, integrators don't have to forfeit that 4K signal just because there are a couple older displays. All that with Full EDID management allows maximum flexibility with today's wide mixture of sources and displays.
HDBaseT Compatibility Mode (HDBT-C) is an exclusive AVPro Edge technology that allows integrators to convert high bandwidth signals that are between 9 Gbps - 18Gbps like UHD Players, HDR Content, Gaming Systems, PC's, and Media Players. The conversion uses a proprietary algorithm that impacts the original image a little as possible to transmit HDR and high bandwidth signals over long distance transmission to a display that supports 4K but does not support 18Gbps. Best of all, this is managed on a per output basis so integrators have complete control over what individual runs are "down-clocked"
ICT (Invisible Compression Technology) on the HDBaseT Outputs is a revolution in HDMI extension technology. This proprietary technology can compress high bandwidth HDMI signals into a more manageable size to fit through a CAT Cable "pipe". The ICT algorithm can manage all flavors of HDR including 4:4:4, 4:2:2, and 4:2:0 as well as signals up to 18Gbps and 4K 60Hz 4:4:4. The architecture of ICT allows it to be compatible with all chroma subsampling types, color spaces and HDMI Deep Color up to 12 Bit. AVPro Edge's technology is unique because it is truly invisible. It is not only invisible to the human eye, it is invisible to HDMI test gear and other sink devices, what comes in is what goes out. What makes ICT special is that AVPro Edge preserves HDR Metadata and color information and depth in its full, original, integrity. Other compression technologies sacrifice these to save space and it will cause very visible banding, color shifting and motion artifacts in the image.
Like other AVPro Edge Matrix Switchers, this unit comes with scalers built in. Upscale at the HDMI output 1080p > 4K. With the HDBaseT outputs, scale 4K>1080p. There are limitations to scaling with this unit, integrators are not able to downscale on the HDMI outputs or upscale on the HDBaseT outputs.
With 29 on board EDID's, including HDR EDID's, not getting a picture is simply a thing of the past. Manage the input side of the switch by selecting a preloaded EDID. Integrators also have the ability to instantly read an EDID from any connected display and apply it to the desired input, all with the push of a button.
- HDMI 2.0(a/b)
- 18Gbps Uncompressed Bandwidth Support on HDMI
- 18 Gbps wit ICT on HDBaseT outputs
- 4K60 4:4:4 Support
- Full HDR Support (HDR 10 & 12 Bit)
- Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and HLG Support
- HDCP 2.2 (and all earlier versions supported)
- 1080p > 4K Up Scaling on HDMI outputs
- 4K > 1080P Down Scaling on HDBaseT outputs
- Advanced EDID Management
- IR, RS-232 and LAN Control Options
- Digital Toslink Out (7CH PCM, DD, DD+, DTS, DTS-MA)
- Balanced Analog Out (2CH PCM)
- Audio Delay for Digital & Analog Out
- HDBaseT Compatibility mode for mixed systems! (More below)
- Driver Support for Crestron, C4, RTI, ELAN and more!!!
- Extracted Audio Now Supports DD+, DTS Master Audio on Toslink
- Extracted Audio Now Has 3 Operating Modes: Bound to Input, Bound to Output, or Independent Matrix
- Built in Test Pattern on Each Output to Verify Infrastructure