Lightware MX2 8×8 HDMI Audio Matrix Switcher

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The MX2-8×8-HDMI20-Audio is the first Lightware HDMI2.0 standalone matrix switcher that supports uncompromised 4K UHD resolution at 60Hz 4:4:4. Thanks to its compact size and silent design, it is particularly suitable for offices and meeting rooms, for 4K live events, and for future-proof operation centers. It is also a perfect choice for home theater enthusiasts who demand the highest quality along with HDMI2.0 and 4K@60Hz video signals. This standalone product has 8 HDMI2.0 inputs and 8 HDMI2.0 outputs transmitting up to 4K at 60Hz in 4:4:4 format, while supporting 3D, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. Each input port has audio connectors for embedding analog audio into the HDMI stream. Likewise, the audio connectors next to the output ports can provide de-embedded audio* for amplifiers and audio systems.

  • 4k@60Hz with RGB 4:4:4 colorspace, 18 Gbps bandwidth
  • HDMI 2.0, HDMI 1.x and DVI 1.0 compliant
  • HDCP 2.2 and HDCP 1.4 compliant with cross conversion capabilities
  • Fully non-blocking switching architecture with zero frame delay
  • Splitting of 4K UHD at 60Hz to two output ports with left half and right half of the original video
  • 4:4:4 to 4:2:0 downconversion
  • Built-in website
  • RS-232, Ethernet and USB control options
  • Pixel Accurate Reclocking on each input
  • HDR and Dolby Vision support*
  • Advanced EDID Management
  • Compact and silent design
  • LCD and push buttons for front panel control
  • Front to back cooling airflow

*Supported HDR formats are limited by the maximum bitrate of 18 Gbps in the HDMI 2.0 standard


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