HDTV Supplys WolfPack 4K 5x8 HDMI Matrix Switcher over CAT5 w/8-HDBaseT Receivers is an integrated HDMI video and HDMI audio modular 5x8 HDMI matrix router. The 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 this 5-HDMI in and 8-HDBaseT extenders (which are included).
The core of the Modular HDMI Matrix Routers consist of a 9x9 Modular Matrix chassis & its highly configurable backplane that supports 5 - input HDMI cards & 8 - HDBaseT (RJ45) connections and includes 8 - HDBaseT POE receivers. You can control the switch via our IOS & Android app,front buttons, WEB GUI control, or the RS-232 serial port. The matrix does not have IR nor a remote control.
The heart of the 5x8 HDMI Matrix Switcher over CAT5 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 is still working.
Reasons that sets our WolfPack™ HDMI Modular Matrix Switchers apart from others:
4K/30 for the best picture
HDCP 1.4 compliant on all inputs and HDBaseT Receivers
Includes the best HDBaseT HDMI to CATx extenders, not cheap H.264 w/fuzzy compressed video
40 - Programmable Preset Scenes To Choose From
Fast switching speed
Control via an iPad, Android, Web Browser (WEB GUI), RS232 & Front Buttons
Pass-through Closed Caption (CC) Compatible
2-Year WolfPackCare Advance Replace Warranty
Free Lifetime Telephone, CHAT, TEXT and Email Tech Support
In & out cards available like VGA, DVI, Fiber, SDI, CVBS, YPbPr and Audio
The base model of this 5x8 HDMI Matrix Switcher over CAT5 is HDTV Supplys Modular HDMI Matrix Router and is preconfigured with 5-female HDMI inputs and 8-HDBaset outputs and comes with 8-HDBaseT receivers. 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.
WolfPack™ 5x8 HDMI Matrix Switch Configuration:
1 - 9-card in and 9-card out card cage
5 - 1-port HDMI input cards
8 - 1-port HDMI HDBaset output cards
8 - 8-HDBaset receivers to 220 feet at 1080p & 4K/30 at 110 feet
The WolfPack 5x8 HDMI Matrix Switcher over CAT5 manage many type of HDMI signals including HDBaseT CATx cabling. The 5x8 HDMI Matrix Switcher over CAT5 support long haul transmission, maintains power reliability in the event of failure and offer the best flexible solutions for an AV system deployment. Our 5x8 HDMI Matrix Switcher over CAT5 system also can support high-resolution HDMI sources routed to HDMI displays, monitors, projectors, or audio receivers, etc.
5x8 HDMI Matrix Switcher with CAT5 Outputs Features:
Chassis sizes: Supports 9 input and 9 outputs cards
8-HDMI HDBaseT R45 output cards
8-HDBaseT Receivers to support 220 feet with CAT5e/6/7 cables at 1080p
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 via an automation control system
Supports fast switching, no black/ blue/ split screen while switching
Supports resolution exchanges with several resolutions can be chosen and used
Supports both HDBaseT signal outputs and the 1080p distance can up to 220 feet with only one Ethernet cable
Control via Web / RS232 and Front Buttons control (no remote control)
EDID Explained: The 5x8 HDMI Matrix Switcher over CAT5 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.
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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: Ensures that even the most difficult display can receive audio and video with eight programmable memory presets loadable to any source connected to the matrix.
Modular HDMI Matrix Routers Specs:
Modular Configuration: 9 inputs and 9 outputs chassis
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.
This modular HDMI matrix switcher 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.
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.
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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: What is the dimension of the chassis?
A: 9x9: 2U - 482x390x88mm - 18.97x15.35x3.46 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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