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MSRP $4999 (call for best pricing)


PESA’s PRO-8X8-HDMI-CAT is an 8 HDMI input by 8 HDMI output over CAT5 Matrix with IR Control Paths. This 1RU package supports the latest in HDCP compliance and allows full switching capabilities of each HDMI source to any or all outputs at the same time. The 1RU package supports the latest in HDCP compliance and allows full switching capabilities of each HDMI source to any or all outputs at the same time. The unit supports all the latest high definition video transports for HDMI up to 1080p60 – plus each source supports full multi-channel (up to 7.1) digital audio from any of the eight HDMI sources.


The package includes the main 1RU frame and eight compact receiver modules that can be placed near the display or HDMI output source. By using two CAT5e or CAT6 cables for each of the eight compact receivers, the module can be placed up to 55m (180ft) from the main unit without power. Control of the PRO-8X8-HDMI-CAT is accomplished via standard RS-232, IR remote or from the local front panel pushbutton feature. Included with each system is a simple setup GUI interface for easy configuration and command switching Further, the built-in IR extension function allows remote users access to the DVD player, PS3 or any HDMI equipped devices directly.



-Supports all HDMI video types up to HDTV 1080p/60

-Supported data rates up to 6.75 Gbps, Deep Color up to 12-bit, 3D, and HD lossless audio formats

-HDCP compliant

-HDCP Switch Intelligence for reliable multi-path switchingbuilt in switch intelligence authenticates and maintains continuous HDCP encryption between input and output devices to ensure quick and reliable switching for any source to be displayed on multiple displays at the same time.

-EDID Switch intelligence automatically manages EDID communication between connected devicesEDID settings are included to manage the source output compatibility with all displays or output devices.

-Automatic color bit depth managementGet automatic color bit-depth adjustments between 24/30/36 bits based on EDID communications and port assignment settings.

-Easy cable equalization adjustment with 8 level rotary switch

-Matrix switch provides +5 VDC power on the HDMI outputs for CATx receivers

-Front panel button selections allows quick input/output switchFront panel includes source and destination buttons with large easy-to-read LED’s to display active switch numbers.

-RS-232 control portUsing serial commands, the PRO-HDMI-8X8-CAT matrix switchers can be controlled and configured via the included Windows®-based control software, or integrated into a third party control system. With PESA PRO’s simple command protocol, a basic set of ASCII commands can be included in many 3rd party control systems.

-PESA PRO Matrix Control softwareProvides a simple GUI interface for I/O configuration and other customization functions via RS-232 remote control. This software allows for fast switch port-to-port presets quick intuitive one-to-many switch where any input can be switched to every output.

-Rack-mountable 1U, full rack width metal enclosure

-Internal universal power supplyThe 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, international power supply provides worldwide power compatibility.

-IR remote control – the matrix switch can be controlled remote with IR commands

-Extend video signals up to 115 feet (35m) over CAT5e at 1080p60

-Fast response time of 2-5 seconds per channel switch

-Supports 7.1 channel digital audio








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