8×8 HDMI | HDBaseT Switcher with Control

8×8 HDBaseT™ CSC ARC Matrix – 70m

The HMXL88ARC HDBaseT™ Matrix delivers new levels of advanced audio integration into our Essential range of 4K video matrix solutions. The HMXL88ARC is an 8×8 HDMI 2.0 4K 60Hz 4:4:4 matrix that uses CSC (Colour Space Conversion) technology to deliver 18Gbps HDMI over distances of up to 40m (1080p to 70m).

The HMXL88ARC features enhanced audio routing via an integrated 26×8 audio matrix. This enables the audio both from displays and sources, to be embedded and routed through the system at the users discretion.

The HMXL88ARC includes a simultaneous HDBaseT™ / HDMI output on output 1, video smart scaling on all HDBaseT™ outputs, and PoC (Power over Cable) to the remote RX70CS HDBaseT™ receivers. A in-built web browser interface for configuration and control of the Matrix, along with RS-232 and IR pass-through to enable seamless 3rd party control integration.


Key Features

  • Advanced HDBaseT™ technology offering distribution of video and audio over a single CAT cable
  • Advanced Colour Space Conversion (CSC) supports HDMI 2.0 18Gbps specification including HDR*
  • Features 8 x HDMI inputs which can be independently routed to 8 x HDBaseT™ outputs
  • Output 1 features simultaneous HDMI and HDBaseT™ output
  • Video Smart Scaling on HDBaseT™ outputs allowing a display only capable of supporting lower video resolutions (4K 60Hz 4:2:0 or 1080p) to receive • 4K 60Hz 4:4:4 video content while still showing maximum original 4K UHD resolution on remaining video outputs
  • Supports 4K 60Hz 4:4:4 UHD video up to 40m and 1080p video up to 70m
  • 26×8 Audio Matrix independently controllable from video. Audio source inputs include:
    • 8 x audio breakout from HDMI source inputs
    • 8 x audio breakout from zone outputs
    • 8 x ARC from zone outputs*
    • 1 x Optical and 1 x Analogue audio input
  • Supports all known HDMI audio formats including Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD Master Audio transmission
  • Web interface module for control and configuration of matrix
  • Supports bi-directional IR and RS-232 on all HDBaseT™ outputs
  • Control via front panel, IR, iOS / Android App, RS-232 and TCP/IP
  • Supports 24V PoC (Power over Cable) to power compatible Blustream RX70CS receivers
  • Supplied with Blustream IR receivers and emitters
  • Advanced EDID management and HDCP 2.2 compliant

*ARC feature supports HDMI ARC or Optical ARC
*PoC, CSC, and ARC feature compatible with RX70CS only



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Matrix Switchers

4K/60 HDR, 8×8 HDMI, ARC, CSC, Digtial Audio Outputs, EDID, HDBaseT, HDBaseT 40m & 70m, HDCP, IR, RS 232, S/PDIF, Stereo Audio Outputs


Technical Specifications:

Video Input Connectors: 8 x HDMI Type A, 19-pin, female
Video Output Connectors: 1 x HDMI Type A, 19-pin, female, 8 x HDBaseT™ RJ45 connector, used with RX70CS receiver
Audio Input Connectors: 1 x Analogue audio L/R (3.5mm stereo jack), 1 x Optical (S/PDIF)
Audio Output Connectors: 8 x Analogue audio L/R (3.5mm stereo jack), 8 x Optical (S/PDIF)
RS-232 Serial Ports: 9 x 3-pin Phoenix connector
TCP/IP Control: 1 x RJ45, female
IR Input Ports: 9 x 3.5mm stereo jack
IR Output Ports: 9 x 3.5mm mono jack
Rack Mountable: 2U rack height, rack ears included
Casing Dimensions (WxDxH): 436mm x 400mm x 88mm (without feet)
Shipping Weight: 10.5kg
Operating Temperature: 32°F to 104°F (-5°C to +55°C)
 Storage Temperature: 4°F to 140°F (-25°C to +70°C)
Power Supply: Internal: 100-240V AC



Product Datasheet

Product Manual

Product Schematic

IR Integration

IR Library