HDTV Supply's WolfPack™ 4K 18x18 Modular HDMI Matrix Switcher Chassis with a Color 7" Touchscreen is an integrated HDMI video and HDMI audio modular HDMI matrix router. The 4K 18x18 chassis back plane allows various 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, or any combination with multiple technologies.
The core of the 4K/30 Modular HDMI Matrix Switcher Chassis consist of a a 18x18 Modular Matrix chassis and its highly configurable backplane that supports 18 - slide-in input cards and 18 - slide-in output cards. It is 4K at 30 Hz compliant. You can control the matrix switch via its IOS or Android app, 7" Touch Screen, TCPIP, a WEB GUI control or the Dual RS-232 serial port. The matrix does not have IR nor a remote control but can be controlled with its iOS and Android App as well as above.
HDTV Supply's 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 CAT6 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.
Reasons that set our WolfPack™ HDMI Modular Matrix Switchers apart from others:
4K at 30 Hz, 4X better than 1080p
HDMI 1.4 cards for the best picture
7" Color Touch Screen control
Uses the best 4K/30 HDBaseT HDMI to CAT6 extenders with POE (Power Over Ethernet), not cheap H.264 with fuzzy compressed video
Control via an iPad, Android, TCPIP, Web Browser (WEB GUI), RS232 & 7" Coor Touch Screen
Fast switching speed
2-Power Supplys w/automatic switch-over if a problem occurs
Optional Elan & 2-Way Control4 Drivers
40-Preset scenes that can be Saved and Recalled
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
6 additional 4K input slots for future card expansion to 18-inputs
2 additional 4K output slots for future card expansion to 18-ouputs
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.
This Modular 18x18 HDMI Matrix Switcher Chassis Features:
Supports up to 18 - 4K/30 input cards and 18 - 4K/30 output cards
Input Cards Supported:
HDBaseT Transmitters to 220 and 330 feet with CAT5e/6/7 at 1080p with (POC) Power Over Ethernet
4K HDBaseT Transmitters to 115 and 175 feet with CAT5e/6/7 at 4K/30 with (POC) Power Over Ethernet
Output Cards Supported:
HDBaseT Receivers to support 220 feet and 330 feet feet with CAT5e/6/7 at 1080p with (POC) Power Over Ethernet
4K HDBaseT receivers to 115 and 175 feet with CAT5e/6/7 at 4K/30 with (POC) Power Over Ethernet
Advanced EDID management for rapid integration of sources and displays
Front-panel 7" Touchscreen display for status feedback
IP controlled via built-in web server and LAN
RS-232 Serial interface for remote control via an automation control system
Supports resolution exchanges with several resolutions can be chosen and used
Supports both HDBaseT signal inputs and outputs and the 1080p distances can up to 220 or 330 feet feet with only one Ethernet cable with (POC) Power Over Ethernet
Uses a dual control system
Control via Web / RS232 and 7" Touch Screen control (no remote control)
The heart of the Modular HDMI Matrix Routers are 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 Modular HDMI Matrix Routers 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.
HDTV Supply, Inc. is an HDBaseT.Org Approved Adopter of HDBaseT™ Products.
Why not buy this 18x18 Modular HDMI Matrix Switcher with Touch Screen 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.
The WolfPack Modular HDMI Matrix Switcher Chassis manages many type of HDMI signals including HDBaseT CATx cabling. These Modular HDMI Matrix Routers support long haul HDMI transmissions, maintains power reliability in the event of failure and offer the best flexible solutions for an AV system deployment. Our Modular HDMI Matrix Switches 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.
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 "Failed" 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 User's Manual has and will work to control the matrix directly.
The below revolvable picture is for our larger 18x18 chassis, not this smaller 18x18 chassis, but shows the font and back which is similar.
Below is a video of the WolfPack 9x9 card cage model showing the fast switching speed and its features. The larger card cage models will operate exactly the same but will allow more input and output cards.
Example of our WEB GUI control multifunction buttons which can support sending the HEX code via RS232 to control the surrounding equipment such as another matrix switcher, projector etc.
Why not buy this 18x18 Modular HDMI Matrix Switcher with Touch Screen today?