HDTV Supplys WolfPack 4K/30 16x18 HDMI Matrix HDBaseT Switcher is a pre-configured integrated HDMI video and HDMI audio modular HDMI matrix switcher. The 18x18 chassis back plane allows HDMI technologies to be converted and switched eliminating external converters and it allows any input to be routed to any output, or the same input to be routed to all outputs. The core of the 16x18 HDMI Matrix HDBaseT Switcher consist of an 18x18 Modular Matrix chassis and its highly configurable backplane that supports 16 input cards and 18 HDBaseT output cards to 18-HDBaseT receivers that are supplied. The 16x18 HDMI Matrix HDBaseT Switcher is also 4K at 30 Hz compliant.
You can control the 16x18 HDMI Matrix HDBaseT Switcher via front buttons, WEB GUI control or the RS-232 serial port. The matrix does not have IR nor a remote control but can be controlled with its iOS and Android app. The matrix also has optional Elan and Control4 drivers.
By having 1-port slide in cards the matrix is very reliable as in the unlikely even there is a loss of signal you just replace the card with a spare you have purchased or order another from us. The complete matrix doesn′t have to be sent to us for a repair.
Reasons that sets our WolfPack™ HDMI Modular Matrix Switchers apart from others:
4K/30 HDMI cards for the best picture
HDMI 1.4 and HDCP 1.4 compliant on all inputs and outputs
Uses the best 4K/30 HDBaseT HDMI to CATx extenders with POC (Power Over Cable), not cheap H.264 with fuzzy compressed video
Control via an iPad, Android, Web Browser (WEB GUI), RS232 & Front Buttons
40-Configuration Scene Saving Settings
Closed Caption (CC) Pass-through
2-Power Supplys w/automatic switch-over if a problem occurs
2-Year WolfPackCare™ Advance Replace Warranty
Free Lifetime Telephone, CHAT, TEXT and Email Tech Support
Other in & out cards available like VGA, DVI, Fiber, SDI, CVBS, YPbPr and Audio
18 - HDMI HDBaseT receivers going to 220 feet at 1080p and 115 feet at 4K/30
2 - Spare input slots for adding 2-more inputs
The WolfPack 16x18 HDMI Matrix HDBaseT Switcher manages HDMI input signals for the inputs and HDBaseT CATx cabling for the output. This 16x18 HDMI Matrix HDBaseT Switcher support long haul transmission, maintains power reliability in the event of failure and offer the best flexible solutions for an AV system deployment. Our 16x18 HDMI Matrix HDBaseT Switcher also can support high-resolution HDMI sources routed to HDMI displays, monitors, projectors, or audio receivers, etc. The EDID can be selected between seven different modes or copied from the attached displays.
4K 16x18 HDMI Matrix HDBaseT Switcher Features:
Chassis size: 18 input and 18 outputs cards
Input Cards Supported:
16 - 4K female HDMI single port cards = 16 - HDMI inputs
18 - HDBaseT HDMI single port cards = 18 - RJ45 outputs
18 - HDBaseT Receivers to support 220 feet at 1080p or 115 feet with CAT5e/6/7 at 4K/30
Input HDMI cable distance: Up to ~12 feet with an AWG24 HDMI 1.4 high speed cable
Flexible card type design supporting 18 input cards and 18 output cards
Advanced EDID management for rapid integration of sources and displays
Front-panel LCD display for status feedback
Front-panel push buttons for local switching
IP controlled via built-in web server and LAN
RS-232 Serial interface for remote control
Supports resolution exchanges with several resolutions can be chosen and used
Uses a dual control system
Control via Web / RS232 and Front Buttons control (no remote control)
Manufactured to ISO 9001 standards
The heart of the 16x18 HDMI Matrix HDBaseT Switcher is the WolfPack chassis backplane which allows customization of the configuration for input and output cards to match every need of the system and application. The matrix support hot-plugs and you can change the cards while the equipment are still working.
Free Android and iOS App: The IOS App for this WolfPack card cage matrix is in the Apple Application Store and when you SEARCH the key words "MCS" or "Matrix Control System" you can download and install it to your iPad or iPhone. Also from your iPad or iPhone click the following link...MCS-matrix control system to install it directly.
EDID Explained: The 16x18 HDMI Matrix HDBaseT Switchers EDID provides for optimal source-to-screen performance. EDID will optimize the video card output for the capabilities of the end display. The EDID ghost unit enables the copying, emulating, cloning, and "learning" of EDID data from a display. Our EDID Emulator and repeater comes with pre-defined presets, user programmable banks, Sink EDID sniffing bank and more. Our EDID Emulator ensures proper operation, for the best performing HDMI audio and video signal between any source and display Resolves loss of video, intermittent (flashing) video, snow, or color-space (purple or red) issues.
Why not buy this 4K 16x18 Mini-HDMI Matrix HDBaseT Switcher w/18-HDBaseT Receivers & iPad today?
HDTV Supplys implementation of the HDBaseT technology and this product adds virtually zero latency to the HDMI audio and video signal, less than 7 microseconds (0.000007 sec) over 220 feet of CATx cable. At 100 feet you are talking about 3 microseconds (0.000003 sec). This means for example, in a church or auditorium, the speakers lips are always in synch with the video image on all the TVs and projectors 100's of feet away.
Supports EDID Management: Ensure that even the most difficult display can receive audio and video with eight programmable memory presets loadable to any source connected to the matrix.
Includes a Back Up Power Supply: In the unlikely event the main power supply becomes inoperable, the built in redundant power supply will seamlessly take over the matrices power needs.
When one is designing an HDMI Matrix Switch the most important initial specification is the number of inputs and outputs you will need in your facility. The next, and often forgotten, is how the user wants to control those inputs and outputs. HDTV Supply has your back when you're buying one of our WolfPack Family of Modular Matrix Switchers as we have dozens of way to control the inputs and outputs and are shown at Controlling WolfPack Modular Matrix Systems, as well as below:
HDTV Supply has successfully installed our WolfPack, WolfPackLite and our other HDMI Matrix Switchers in Sports Bars, Restaurants, Bowling Alleys, Fitness Centers, Malls, Places of Worship, Data Centers, Gaming Rooms, Nail Salons, County Clubs, Casinos, Factories, Conference Rooms, Schools, Home Theaters or many other installations requiring HDMI matrix switching. The reason, we are told by the users, is the number of features we offer compared to other companies they looked at.
These modular HDMI matrix switchers can usually be integrated with many third party control systems using the RS232 port on the back of the matrix.
For experienced AV hardware and software professionals who want to write their own drivers for 3rd party control systems from:
...and we have created a simple and very easy to use RS232 script to write your own drivers.
EXAMPLE: If you want to switch input 8 to output 1, 8, 16, the RS232 command would be x1&8&16. and notice the command has a period (.) at the end of the string. The matrix even replies "OK" when the right command is received and shows "ERR" when receiving a wrong command. Here is the RS232 User Manual if you want to write your own drivers.
How to use the info:
END USER: If you are an end user and want to have a whole-house control system from any of the above 3rd party control houses but your budget can't support the price you were quoted, do the following:
Call us for a quote
Once you get our quote call a 3rd party control reseller or installer in your area and tell them "Here is the hardware I want to use, please give me a quote on writing the software and installing all of the hardware at my location." You usually can save $1,000s on larger systems.
CAVEAT: We are not certified by any of the above 3rd party control systems companies nor have the necessary hardware to verify, troubleshoot and support the 3rd party writing of the code. We do warranty, though, that the RS232 script in the above RS232 Users Manual has and will work to control the matrix directly.
Below is a video of the WolfPack 9x9 card cage model showing the fast switching speed and its features. The larger 18x18 card cage model will operate exactly the same but will allow more input and output cards.
Q: How many Preset scenes can I Save and Recall?
Q: What are the HDCP options?
A: You can choose either to open or close the HDCP on the output card. A receiver that cannot support HDCP can also display the sources with HDCP.
Non-HDCP source to a HDCP compliant TV
HDCP source to a non-HDCP compliant TV
Q: What is you test procedure?
A: Our testing procedure is:
Assembling: Production line self-testing (Basic Functions)
Initial Testing: Includes every card, control software and front panel front buttons
24 Hours Aging: Gao Sheng Standard Aging Room
Final testing: All Functions
QC final Inspection: Sticker, serial number, etc
Packing: Pack and ship
Q: How do the 2-power supplies work with the matrix?
A: For the 2 power supply system on the card cage matrix, it's a redundant system. We can have two power supply system on at the same time (if one's down, it can hop to another, it guarantees the matrix won't shut down). It also can operate with just one power supply on and the other one is for back-up
Q: What are the dimensions of the chassis?
A: 18x18: 4U - 482x390x178mm - 18.97x15.35x7.01 inches (L/W/H)
Q: Do you have any tips in the unlikely event the unit fails?
A: Turn it OFF and then disconnect the matrix from the AC power and all cables. Pull out each board from the rear and push back in. Plug all cables back in and turn it on.
Q: How is HDBaseT technology different than others?
A: Unlike other HD distribution technologies, HDBaseT is the only technology which enables CAT5/6/7 connectivity from 70 meters to 100 meters, depending upon the specific product, for uncompressed full HD multimedia content and up to 100 watts of charging power via a single cable. HDBaseT is optimized for video applications and can connect all HDBaseT enabled home entertainment devices. Also, HDBaseT technology has the capacity to deliver double the resolution available today to future 2K and 4K formats. Other existing solutions also require a specific cable and/or a new proprietary connector while HDBaseT utilizes the existing Ethernet infrastructure.
Keep cables away from any equipment with an electromagnetic wave, e.g., mobile phone, microwave, radio equipment, fluorescent lamp, high voltage power lines, etc.
CAT5/6 cables should not exceed 220 feet or (70m).
Please adhere to the TIA/EIA568B standards when terminating network cables in the field.
Shielded CAT5/6 with metal RJ-45 connectors are recommended to safeguard against random video flashes caused by electromagnetic interference (EMI).
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