Route any eight HDMI sources and Bi-Directional IR control to eight different locations up to 330 feet (100 meters) away, using HDBaseT over a single CAT-5e cable
The GefenPRO 8x8 Matrix for HDMI with eight ELR-POL Outputs and Bi-Directional IR routes up to eight Hi-Def sources at resolutions up to 1080p Full HD with Deep Color and multi-channel digital audio to any of eight HDTV displays, using FST to speed up HDCP authentication process. Each of the included ELR-POL Receivers units are used to extend HDMI to eight locations, using Gefen ELR (Extra Long Range) and POL (Power Over Line) technologies. ELR is based on HDBaseT and allows the extension of HDMI using a single CAT-5e cable. POL eliminates the need to externally power the Receiver units. The GefenPRO 8x8 Matrix for HDMI supports 3DTV pass-through and 8 channel digital audio formats such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. Each source is accessible at all times from any display location by using the included IR Remote, the RS-232 port, IP control (Telnet or Web GUI), or by using the front-panel push buttons. Bi-Directional IR allows the source to be controlled from the viewing location. The display can be controlled from the source location using IR commands. 3D content can be displayed when connecting a 3DTV and 3D source.
How It Works
Using HDMI cables, connect the Hi-Def sources to the eight HDMI inputs on the matrix. Connect up to eight HDTV displays to the included Receiver units, also using HDMI cables. Use a single CAT-5e cable, up to 330 feet (100 meters), to connect each of the Receiver units to the matrix.
Connect the included AC power cord to the matrix and connect it to an available electrical outlet. Power to each of the Receiver units is delivered from the matrix. To control each Hi-Def source from the display location, connect an IR Extender (Gefen part no. EXT-RMT-EXTIRC) to the IR Ext jack on each Receiver unit. Connect an IR Emitter (Gefen part no. EXT-IREMIT) to the corresponding IR Out for each source input on the matrix and place the IR emitter over the IR sensor of the Hi-Def source. Point the IR remote at the IR Extender (at the display location) to control the Hi-Def source. To control the display placed near the Receiver unit, connect the IR Emitter output from an automation device (such as the Gefen PACS or Mini PACS) to the corresponding IR Input on the matrix. Connect an IR emitter (Gefen part no. EXT-IREMIT) to the IR Out on each Receiver unit, and attach the IR emitter to the IR sensor of the display.
Fast Switching Technology (FST) is a Gefen software implementation for HDMI products. FST was created to improve the lengthy HDMI authentication process, based on the HDMI and HDCP specifications. FST allows for connecting/disconnecting or turning any of the HDTV displays on or off without affecting other displays within the audio/video distribution system.
This product is 4K x 2K-compliant
Shielded (STP) CAT-5e or CAT-6a is recommended. Unshielded (UTP)CAT-5e or CAT-6a may be acceptable depending on cable quality but is not the top choice.
POL (Power Over Line) technology from Gefen utilizing the Ethernet channel to send power to the Receiver unit.
Supported HDMI Features
4K x 2K-compliant
Resolutions up to 1080p Full HD
12-bit Deep Color
LPCM 7.1 audio, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, and DTS-HD Master Audio
Lip Sync pass-through