18Gbps 8x8 HDMI Matrix Switch

Description

The AC-MX-88 is an 8x8 HDMI matrix switch that supports HDMI 2.0(a/b), HDCP 2.3, up to 4K video resolution, and up to 18 Gbps bandwidth. This matrix equalizes and amplifies the output to ensure the HDMI signal transmits through long HDMI cables without losing quality. This switch allows any source (Blu-ray, UHD Blu-ray, satellite receiver, game consoles, PCs, etc ... ) to show on connected displays.

Solve common issues, such as audio arriving before video, EDID issues, and mixed systems with lower capability displays with this matrix switcher. Audio delay is "on-board," so you can manage lip-sync issues before they become problematic, and with built-in HDMI scalers, you don't have to forfeit that 4K signal because you have a couple of older displays. Finally, EDID management allows maximum flexibility with today's broad mixture of sources and displays.

18Gbps 8x8 HDMI Matrix Switch

Product form
  • HDMI 2.0(a/b)
  • 18Gbps Bandwidth for up to 4K60 4:4:4 Support
  • Full HDR Support (HDR 10 & 12 Bit) Including Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and HLG Support
  • 4K > 1080p Down Scalers on each output
  • Advanced EDID Management

SKU: AC-MX-88

  • Shipped today? Order within: May 24, 2024 13:00:00 -0500

Description

The AC-MX-88 is an 8x8 HDMI matrix switch that supports HDMI 2.0(a/b), HDCP 2.3, up to 4K video resolution, and up to 18 Gbps bandwidth. This matrix equalizes and amplifies the output to ensure the HDMI signal transmits through long HDMI cables without losing quality. This switch allows any source (Blu-ray, UHD Blu-ray, satellite receiver, game consoles, PCs, etc ... ) to show on connected displays.

Solve common issues, such as audio arriving before video, EDID issues, and mixed systems with lower capability displays with this matrix switcher. Audio delay is "on-board," so you can manage lip-sync issues before they become problematic, and with built-in HDMI scalers, you don't have to forfeit that 4K signal because you have a couple of older displays. Finally, EDID management allows maximum flexibility with today's broad mixture of sources and displays.

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AVPro Edge User Interface - Managing HDMI signals can be challenging, from interoperability between sources and displays, changes in signal type coming from different types of content, to Hollywood protection with HDCP; each one of these things can cause havoc on the installation. With AVPro Edge's User Interface, we put the power back in the hands of the installers. Integrators can create their custom EDID strings to perfect the signal coming from the source or scale an image to work with a legacy display, all from an easily accessible and navigatable interface.
We developed the AEUI technology with our group of engineers. Installers can use our interface confidently, knowing that we are not simply attaching an already available technology. We built the AEUI from scratch for our integrators with the technology they requested

HDBaseT Compatibility Mode (HDBT-C) - Convert high bandwidth signals between 9Gbps-18Gbps to be used with HDBaseT transmitters. The conversion uses a proprietary algorithm that impacts the original image a little as possible, so integrators can transmit HDR and high bandwidth signals over long-distance transmission devices like HDBaseT Extenders or for use on a display that does not support 18Gbps. Best of all, integrators manage this setting on a per output basis, so they have complete control over which individual runs are “down-clocked.”

4K Down Scaling - This technology is managed on each output. Scaling will allow integrators to downscale 4K sources on outputs going to displays that may not support 4K. Additionally, this matrix switcher can scale chroma subsampling from 4:4:4 down to 4:2:0, ensuring compatibility with legacy devices. Other matrix switchers force a signal to work by “dumbing down” the entire system even if there is only one old 1080P display.

Extreme EDID Management - With 29 onboard EDID’s, including HDR EDID’s, not getting a picture is simply a thing of the past. Integrators can manage the input side of the switch by selecting a preloaded EDID. We also can instantly read an EDID from any connected display and apply it to the desired input, all with the push of a button. Goodbye, EDID problems...

Dual Audio De-Embedding - Our unique Audio De-Embedding allows:

  • The user can extract 2 Channel PCM audio from each output. NOTE: the Analog Port only supports 2CH PCM - for down-mixing, check out AC-AVDM-AUHD or our AXION line of matrix switchers.
  • It features four digital optical Toslink outputs with support for 7CH LPCM, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital +, DTS, DTS Master Audio.
  • Extracted audio routing options include
    1. Bind to output (extracted audio swaps with the video, this is the default mode)
    2. Bind to input (extracted audio is fixed to the corresponding input by the same number)
    3. Independent (extracted audio is routed however integrators like and there are commands to allow it to function as a separate matrix)

 

Audio Delay - With the AC-MX-88, integrators can manage audio delay per output on the balanced or digital outputs. Delay audio up to 630ms, so lip-sync problems vanish. Audio delay can be controlled directly from the front panel for ease of use and a simple setup with the push of a button.

 

Built-In Test Pattern - The unit features an internal test pattern generator that integrators can use to verify that the infrastructure after the matrix is intact. Displaying a test pattern on each output can save hours of painful troubleshooting and allow integrators to identify issues before becoming problems.

 

Easier Installation - With the AVPro Edge User Interface, many easily accessible tools are available inside our web-based user interface. Installers of all experience levels can fully deploy large video distribution systems more effortlessly than ever before. Companies will do more jobs and increase profits by finishing installs quicker and saving experienced technicians time and energy to direct towards new installations.

 

Identify Issues Before Leaving the Job Site - The AVPro Edge User Interface allows integrators to follow up and check each video signal's health. If there is an issue, integrators can use the HDMI and HDBaseT diagnosis tools to narrow down if there is an issue with the cabling, EDID, or resolutions. Integrators can leave a site confident that they won't have to be back while conveying an expert installation to their clients and earning more money. Ensure integrator technicians are working on new installs and not just fixing systems that should already be wrapped up.

 

Built-In Simple Video Switching Control - With Admin control, integrators can set up a user with limited access to the User Interface. This feature is perfect for smaller bars and restaurants that need to have their staff control straightforward source switching without having access to the entire setup, diagnostics commands, or volume controls. In some instances, this can help integrators work around some clients budget restraints, gaining installations they might not have won without the flexibility AVPro Edge products provide.

Video:
Video ResolutionsUp to 4k 60HZ 4:4:4
VESA ResolutionsUp to DCI 4k (4096x2160)
HDR Formats/Resolutions420, 422, 444 (10 and 12 Deep Color) HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, HLG 
Color SpaceYUV (Component), RGB (CSC: Rec. 601, Rec. 709, BT2020, DCI, P3 D6500)
Chroma Subsampling4:4:4, 4:2:2, 4:2:0 Supported
Deep ColorUp to 16 bit (1080), up to 12 BIT (4k)
Scalers (HDMI) Per OUTPUT Optional4k to 1080P Down-Scaling (Resolutions Only, Framerate Stays the same), and 4:4:4 to 4:2:0 (See manual for more info)
Audio:
Audio Formats Supported HDMIPCM 2.0 Ch, LPCM 5.1 & 7.1, Dolby Digtal, DTS 5.1, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-X, Dolby Atmos
Audio Formats Supported Extracted (TOSLINK)PCM 2.0 Ch, LPCM 6 CH, LPCM 7 CH, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus
Audio Formats Supported Extracted (2CH Port)PCM 2Ch
Audio Extraction LocationBind to INPUT, Bind to OUTPUT, or Matrix (Independent)
Audio Delay (Per OUTPUT, Extracted)Up To 630ms
Distance:
HDMI IN/OUT (4K60 4:4:4) Up to 50 Feet (Using Bullet Train HDMI)
HDMI IN/OUT (W/ AOC Cable) (4k60 4:4:4)Up to 130 Feet (Using Bullet Train AOC)
Other:
Bandwidth HDMI18 GBPS Uncompressed
HDCPHDCP 2.3 and Earlier 
Control:
PortsLAN, RS232, IR
DriversC4, RTI, ELAN, CRESTRON, URC 
(For More Information - See Drivers Page on AVProEdge.com/Drivers) 
LAN WebUIYES
Ports:
HDMI   Type A
LANRJ45 w/ Web Interface/ Control
Audio (Extracted Digital)Toslink
Audio (Extracted Analog)5 PIN Terminal Block (Balanced)
IR Ext3.5MM Stereo (3 Conductor)
RS2323 Pin Terminal Block
Environmental:
Operating Temperature23 to 125°F (-5 to 51°C)
Storage Temperature-4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
Humidity Range5-90% RH (No Condensation)
Power:
Power Consumption (Total)30 Watts Max
Power Supply - MatrixInput: AC 100-240V ~ 50/60Hz
Output: DC 12V  5A  
Dimensions:
Dimensions  (Unit Only - Height/Depth/Width)mm: 44.5 x 228.6 x 441.45
inch: 1.75 x 9 x 17.38
Dimensions (Packaged Height/Depth/Width)mm: 127 x 377.8 x 571.5
inch: 5 x 14.8 x 22.5
Rack Units1 Unit
Weight (Unit)7 lbs. (3.18 Kg)
Weight (Packaged)10.2 lbs. (4.63 Kg)
*Specifications subject to change without notice.  Mass & dimensions are approximate
  • AC-MX-88 (Matrix Switch)
  • 12V/5A Locking Power Supply
  • 1 x IR Remote Control
  • 1 x IR Extension Cable
  • 8 x 5-Pin to 2ch Audio Extraction Cable
  • 1 x 3-Pin Terminal Block
  • 2 x Mounting Brackets
  • 4 x Rubber Feet

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer.
​For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

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