8x8 HDMI Matrix Switcher w/Scaling, Separate Audio, Apps, Video Wall & 100ms Switching


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8x8 HDMI Matrix Switcher w/WEB GUI
Apps, Remote, RS232 & Front Control
Includes Scaling & Separate Audio
Built-in Video Wall Processor
Fast 100ms switching speed
Crestron, Control4 & Elan Drivers
WolfPackGold HDMI Switchers

HDTV Supplys WolfPack 8x8 HDMI Matrix Switcher with Separate Audio is a preconfigured integrated HDMI video and HDMI audio modular HDMI Matrix Switcher. The HDMI chassis back plane allows HDMI technologies allows any input to be routed to any output, or the same input to be routed to all outputs, or any combination. The core of the 8x8 HDMI Matrix Switch with Separate Audio consists of an 8x8 Modular Matrix chassis and its highly configurable backplane that supports up to two - 4 port HDMI input cards and up to two 4-port HDMI output cards. The 8x8 HDMI Matrix Switch with Separate Audio is 1080p compliant.

By having 4-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. The heart of the HDMI inputs is the WolfPack Router 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.

The number of video walls is only limited by the number of outputs that you have. It also has an optional HDMI Multi-viewer Quad-View Card that can show 4-videos on only one large picture display, like a projector showing on a large projector screen.

The Modular Card Cage chassis has 2 - input slots and 2 - output slots. The HDMI input and HDMI output cards are 4 - port HDMI cards having 4 - HDMI connectors on each card. If one populates the complete chassis it configures to a 8x8 HDMI Switcher.

Reasons that sets our WolfPack 8x8 HDMI Matrix Switch with Separate Audio apart from others:

  1. Fast 100ms switching speed
  2. Supports image size & color adjustment in Matrix Mode, not with the Video Wall function
  3. 4-port HDMI input cards w/scaling & embedded audio via 3-pin Phoenix audio ports
  4. 4-port HDMI output cards with de-embedded audio via 3-pin Phoenix audio ports
  5. Optional Control4 & Elan drivers
  6. 1080p, HDMI 1.4 and HDCP 1.4 compliant
  7. Small 2U modular chassis
  8. 16 - Preset scenes that can be Saved and Recalled
  9. Closed Caption (CC) Pass-through
  10. Control via an iPad, Android, remote control, Web Browser (WEB GUI), RS232 & Front Buttons
  11. No latency
  12. 2-Year Advance Replace Warranty
  13. Free Lifetime Telephone, CHAT, TEXT and Email Tech Support
  14. Built-in Video wall Processor

Video Wall Processor: The internal Video Wall processor allows you to create custom video wall layouts via our easy to use WEB GUI.

  • Example 1: Create a 2x2 Video Wall using 4-TVs with either one large picture or 4-individual pictures at one, or multiple locations.

Separate Embedded Audio In and De-embedded Audio Out: The matrix allows you to display video with separate audio coming from another audio source as it supports embedding the audio on the input cards 3.5mm audio connector and then de-embedding the audio on the output cards 3.5mm audio.

Hardware Scaling via DIP Switches on both in and out cards: The 8-pin DIP switch on the cards are for the manual scaling up/down. Each card has a 8-pin DIP switch to select multiple resolution settings to conform to your source devices and the destination devices.

Shown below is the configuration for this 8x8 HDMI Matrix Switcher.

WolfPack 8x8 HDMI Matrix Switch with Separate Audio Configuration:

  • 1 - 2-card in and 2-card out modular card cage chassis
  • 2 - 4-port HDMI input card = 8-HDMI inputs
  • 2 - 4-port HDMI output cards = 8-HDMI output
  • All input slots used in this configuration
  • All output slots used in this configuration

The WolfPack 8x8 HDMI Matrix Switch with Separate Audio manages HDMI input signals for the inputs and outputs. This 8x8 HDMI Matrix Switch with Separate Audio support long haul transmissions, maintains power reliability in the event of failure and offer the best flexible solutions for an AV system deployment. Our 8x8 HDMI Matrix Router also can support high-resolution HDMI sources routed to HDMI displays, monitors, projectors, or audio receivers, etc. The EDID can be selected between different modes or copied from the attached displays.

8x8 HDMI Matrix Switch with Separate Audio Features:

  • 8x8 modular card cage chassis
  • Two 4-port HDMI input card w/scaling & embedded audio = 8-inputs
  • 2 - 4-port HDMI output cards = 8 outputs
  • Control via iOS/Android App, WEB GUI, RS232, front panel & a remote control
  • Small 2U modular chassis
  • Supports image size & color adjustment in Matrix Mode, not with the Video Wall function
  • 100ms Seamless switching
  • Input HDMI cable distance: Up to ~12 feet with an AWG24 HDMI 1.4 high speed cable
  • Output HDMI cable distance: Up to ~35 feet with an AWG24 HDMI 1.4 high speed cable
  • Flexible card type design supporting four 4-port input cards and four 4-port 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 100ms seamless switching, no black/ blue/ split screen while switching
  • Supports resolution exchanges with several resolutions can be chosen and used
  • Hot-pluggable
  • Control via Web GUI, RS232, Front Buttons and a remote control
  • Rack-mountable

EDID Explained: The 8x8 HDMI Matrix Switcher 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 predefined 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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The WolfPack Seamless Modular HDMI Matrix Routers advanced processor allows it to process live signals simultaneously which means it can seamlessly and instantly switch within 100ms between HDMI inputs and outputs. The WolfPack 8x8 Modular HDMI Matrix Switcher Chassis allows switching between inputs with a clean video cut (frame-to-frame switching with no glitches). Most non-seamless matrix switchers require a delay of several seconds before they can switch between devices but with this WolfPack family that wait time is completely eliminated.

8x8 HDMI Matrix Router Specs:

  • Modular Configuration: 8 inputs/8 outputs
  • Output cable distance: ~35 feet AWG24 HDMI 1.4 high speed cable
  • Supported Input & Outputs Signals:
    • HDMI and Display Port: up to 1080p at 60 Hz
  • Control: Apps, remote control, TCP/IP, RS232 and front buttons
  • Power Supply 100 ??240VAC, 50-60Hz
  • Power Consumption 50W 70W
  • Operating Temperature -10??to 50??/li>
  • Storage Temperature -25??to 55??/li>

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Reasons To Buy an HDTV Supply WolfPack Product

Why not buy this 8x8 HDMI Matrix Switcher with Separate Audio today?


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:
  1. Free iPad App (iOS)
  2. Free iPhone App (iOS)
  3. Free iPod App (iOS)
  4. Free Android Tablet App
  5. Free Android Phone App
  6. Free Samsung Galaxy Tablet App
  7. Free Samsung Galaxy Phone App
  8. Free Web GUI from any browser is standard
  9. Front panel push-buttons are standard
  10. Optional $100 7" Color Touch Screen on select models (Call)
  11. Dual RS232 ports are standard on select models
  12. Dual TCPIP ports are standard on select models
  13. DTVGame Sports Bar DirecTV??Control System (Call)
  14. Allonis Sports Bar DirecTV??Control System (Call)
  15. Free One-Way Control4 Drivers
  16. Optional $99 2-Way Control4 Drivers
  17. Optional $99 URC Drivers
  18. Optional $129 Crestron Drivers
  19. Optional $99 Elan Drivers
  20. Optional $99 RTI Drivers
  21. Optional Harmony Remote Control Codes for select models (Call)
For an up-to-date listing of all the methods to control our WolfPack Matrix Switchers go to Ways to Control Our WolfPack Family Of Modular Matrix Systems.

Control Drivers:

DirecTV Controller


HDTV Supply has successfully installed our WolfPack, WolfPackLite and our other HDMI Matrix Routers 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:

  • AMX
  • Control4
  • Creston
  • RTI
  • Elan
  • Media Switcher
  • OnControls
  • Savant
  • SimpleControl
  • SwitchItUp
  • SAVI Control
  • URC Control

...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 "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:

  1. Call us for a quote
  2. 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.

Also, CLICK HERE for our DirecTV??& HDMI Matrix Control Software for Bars & Restaurants

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Q: How do you adjust the image size and color adjustment?
Unfortunately, all of our matrix switchers with a Video Wall function are NOT able to adjust the image size, brightness or color. It can only be used in the matrix mode.

Q: Is the fan noisy?
It is actually very quiet as we use oil sealed bearings and it is a modular design and easy to replace if any problem occurs.

Q: What are the HDCP options?
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.

  1. Mix-n-Match combinations:
  2. Non-HDCP source to a HDCP compliant TV
  3. HDCP source to a non-HDCP compliant TV

Q: What is you test procedure?
Our testing procedure is:

  1. Assembling: Production line self-testing (Basic Functions)
  2. Initial Testing: Includes every card, control software and Front Buttons
  3. 24 Hours Aging: Gao Sheng Standard Aging Room
  4. Final testing: All Functions
  5. QC final Inspection: Sticker, serial number, etc
  6. Packing: Pack and ship

Q: How do the 2-power supplies work with the matrix?
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?
It is 8x8: 2U

Q: Do you have any tips in the unlikely event the unit fails?
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.

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