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8x2 HDMI Matrix

8x2 HDMI Matrix HDMI 1.3a Deep Color, Cresnet oder Ethernet Kommunikation zur Steuerung, Bedienung über Frontpanel möglich; dadurch auch stand-alone zu betreiben. 1 HE 19 Zoll, Volle HDCP Unterstützung. Hält die Kommunikation über HDCP mit den Geräten aufrecht (d.h.der Blu-ray Player geht nicht in den Sleepmodus!) Auflösungsmanagement, schnelles Umschalten der HDMI-Signale inkl. Signalerkennung.

QuickSwitch HD® switchers from Crestron® enable high-performance HDMI signal selection with groundbreaking new features designed by Crestron to deliver fast, trouble-free switching of all your DVD and Blu-ray Disc® players, HDTV receivers, media servers, game consoles, multimedia computers, surround processors and high-def displays. The HD-MD8X2 model features eight HDMI inputs, and two independently switchable HDMI outputs to feed two separate displays, or to support a single display that has built-in PIP capability.

HDMI is the standard for interfacing high-definition AV equipment, and it is key to handling the latest HD video and audio formats. As the leader in HDMI and control system technologies, Crestron has designed its QuickSwitch HD switchers to provide unparalleled performance, functionality, and custom integration capability. The HD-MD8X2 supports HDMI with HDCP, Deep Color and 3D, handling 1080p60 HD video and WUXGA computer resolutions, and multi-channel HD lossless audio.

QuickSwitch HD® Technology
Handling high-definition digital media means handling HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection), the encryption scheme that content providers use to protect their DVDs, Blu-ray discs, and broadcast signals against unauthorized copying. Viewing HDCP encrypted content requires a source device to "authenticate" each display and signal processor in the system and issue each one a "key" before the content can be viewed. Ordinarily this causes a complete loss of signal for up to 15 seconds each time a new source or display is selected anywhere in the system. To make matters worse, every source device has a limited number of keys available, so connect too many displays and the source will simply stop outputting a signal without warning.

Not to worry — Crestron QuickSwitch HD manages the keys for every HDCP-compliant device in the system, maintaining continuous authentication for each device to ensure fast, reliable routing switching.

EDID Format Management
With HDMI comes a multitude of confusing video and audio formats to keep track of, and chances are not every device in your system supports all of the same formats. Such conflicts can wreak havoc any time you route one source to more than one display or audio component. For instance, the Blu-ray player that's feeding your 1080p projector may restrict itself to a lower resolution, or even shut off completely, if you try to view the same signal on a lower resolution display at the same time. And, instead of enjoying 7.1 surround sound from your main audio system, you may find yourself limited to 5.1 or even plain old stereo.

The HD-MD8X2 eliminates such conflicts by managing the EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) that the devices use to communicate their capabilities. Via Crestron Toolbox™ software, the format and resolution capabilities of each device can be assessed, allowing the installer to configure EDID signals appropriately for the most desirable and predictable behavior. Signal information such as resolution, frame rate, aspect ratio, color depth, and audio format can also be sent to the control system and displayed on a touch screen to allow custom functionality and enhanced diagnostics.

High-Definition Scaler Option
High-performance scaling capability can be added to the HD-MD8X2 using the optional HD-SCALER[1]. The HD-SCALER features fully automatic operation and is compact enough to install right at the display location, ensuring an optimal image no matter what source is selected. It also provides analog video and audio inputs to accommodate additional analog sources.

Computer Compatibility
Besides handling every available HD format supported by HDMI, the HD-MD8X2 also supports computer resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 WUXGA, and is compatible with DVI and DisplayPort Multimode computer signals using a suitable adapter or dongle[2].

Audio Breakaway
Audio signals may be routed independent of video in the HD-MD8X2, allowing listening to one source while viewing another. For instance, listen to your favorite music from your media server while playing a video game or surfing the Internet on screen.

Front Panel Controls
The HD-MD8X2 works right out of the box without requiring any connection to a control system or computer, providing intuitive signal switching via its front panel. The front panel is great for everyday use, or may be used just for initial system testing. Front panel buttons may be locked out to prevent unauthorized tampering or accidental switching, while the LED indicators remain active to show signal routing status. The input and output controls can be labeled easily using Crestron Engraver software or standard 3/8" tape labels.

Native Crestron Control
Via the choice of Cresnet® or high-speed Ethernet, the HD-MD8X2 allows direct communication with a Crestron control system for a fully integrated signal routing solution as part of any high-end home theater, boardroom, classroom, or command center system.

Easy Setup
Despite its many powerful features and capabilities, the HD-MD8X2 is simple to set up using Crestron Toolbox software. The Toolbox setup tool allows the installer to view information about each HDMI device and easily make intelligent choices to ensure a reliable system setup.

Adagio® Media System Expansion
The HD-MD8X2 provides transparent input expansion for the Crestron AMS-AIP, increasing its input capacity to 9 full-featured HDMI inputs with all signal routing controlled right through the AMS-AIP's front panel and remote. The AMS-AIP's onboard video processor supports PIP and PBP multi-window display of any two connected video sources including those connected to the HD-MD8X2. Adding the HD-MD8X2 to an AMS-AIP system is made simple using Adagio Composer software.

Key Features


  • High-performance 8x2 HDMI® switcher
  • QuickSwitch HD® switching technology
  • Handles HDMI with Deep Color, 3D, and 7.1 linear PCM or high-bitrate encoded audio
  • Also compatible with DVI and DisplayPort Multimode[2]
  • Supports video resolutions up to WUXGA 1920x1200 and HD 1080p60
  • Detects and reports detailed video and audio input information
  • Manages HDCP digital rights management for all connected devices
  • Performs automatic AV signal format management via EDID
  • HD-SCALER option ensures optimal image quality for all sources[1]
  • Includes front panel controls with security lockout
  • Allows audio breakaway switching
  • Simple setup and diagnostics via software
  • Native control system integration via Ethernet or Cresnet®
  • Provides input expansion for the Adagio® Media System (AMS-AIP)[1]
  • Single-space 19-inch rack-mountable


  1. Item(s) sold separately.
  2. HDMI IN requires an appropriate adapter or interface cable to accommodate a DVI or DisplayPort Multimode signal. HDMI OUT requires an appropriate adapter or interface cable to accommodate a DVI signal. CBL-HD-DVI interface cables available separately.

This product may be purchased from an authorized Crestron dealer. To find a dealer, please contact the Crestron sales representative for your area. A list of sales representatives is available online at www.crestron.com/salesreps or by calling 800-237-2041.

Specifications subject to change without notice. Crestron is not responsible for errors in typography or photography.

The specific patents that cover Crestron products are listed online at: patents.crestron.com.

Adagio, Cresnet, Crestron, Crestron Toolbox, QuickSwitch HD, and the Crestron logo are either trademarks or registered trademark of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Blu-ray Disc is either a trademark or registered trademark of the Blu-ray Disc Association in the United States and/or other countries. Dolby and Dolby Digital are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories in the United States and/or other countries. DTS and DTS-HD Master Audio are either trademarks or registered trademarks of DTS, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. HDMI and the HDMI Logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Crestron disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. ©2012 Crestron Electronics, Inc.

  Switcher 8x2 digital matrix, resolution management, Crestron QuickSwitch HD®
  Input Signal Types HDMI, DVI[2], DisplayPort Multimode[2]
  Output Signal Types HDMI, DVI[2]
  Formats HDMI w/Deep Color & 3D, DVI, HDCP content protection support
  Input Resolutions, Progressive 640x480@60Hz, 720x480@60Hz (480p), 720x576@50Hz (576p), 800x600@60Hz, 848x480@60Hz, 852x480@60Hz, 854x480@60Hz, 1024x768@60Hz, 1024x852@60Hz, 1024x1024@60Hz, 1280x720@50Hz (720p50), 1280x720@60Hz (720p60), 1280x768@60Hz, 1280x800@60Hz, 1280x960@60Hz, 1280x1024@60Hz, 1360x768@60Hz, 1365x1024@60Hz, 1366x768@60Hz, 1400x1050@60Hz, 1440x900@60Hz, 1600x900@60Hz, 1600x1200@60Hz, 1680x1050@60Hz, 1920x1080@24Hz (1080p24), 1920x1080@25Hz (1080p25), 1920x1080@50Hz (1080p50), 1920x1080@60Hz (1080p60), 1920x1200@60Hz, 2048x1080@24Hz, 2048x1152@60Hz, plus any other resolution allowed by HDMI up to 165MHz pixel clock
  Input Resolutions, Interlaced 720x480@30Hz (480i), 720x576@25Hz (576i), 1920x1080@25Hz (1080i25), 1920x1080@30Hz (1080i30), plus any other resolution allowed by HDMI up to 165MHz pixel clock
  Output Resolutions Matched to inputs
  Switcher 8x2 digital multi-channel matrix switching, audio-follow-video or breakaway
  Input Signal Types HDMI, DisplayPort Multimode[2]
  Output Signal Types HDMI
  Formats Dolby Digital®, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby® TrueHD, DTS®, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD High Res, DTS-HD Master Audio™, Up to 8ch PCM
  Ethernet For control and console; 10/100 Mbps, auto-switching, auto-negotiating, auto-discovery, full/half duplex, DHCP
  Cresnet For control and console, Cresnet slave
  USB For console, USB 1.1 client
  HDMI Provides EDID and HDCP key management
  INPUT 1 – 8 (8) 19-pin Type A HDMI female;
HDMI digital video/audio inputs;
Also supports DVI and DisplayPort Multimode[2]
  OUTPUT 1 – 2 (2) 19-pin Type A HDMI female;
HDMI digital video/audio outputs;
Also supports DVI[2]
  LAN (1) 8-wire RJ45 female (8P8C modular jack);
10Base-T/100Base-TX Ethernet port
  COMPUTER (1) USB Type B female;
USB 1.1 computer console port (6 ft cable included)
  NET (2) 4-pin 3.5mm detachable terminal blocks;
Cresnet slave ports, paralleled
  G (1) 6-32 screw, chassis ground lug
Controls & Indicators
  PWR (1) green LED, indicates 24 Volts DC power supplied from Cresnet control network
  NET (1) amber LED, indicates communication with Cresnet system
  SYNC (1) recessed pushbutton & red LED, selects SYNC mode for viewing input signal sensing
  VIEW (1) pushbutton and red LED, selects VIEW mode for viewing current routes
  ROUTE (1) pushbutton and red LED, selects ROUTE mode to allow routing changes
  A (1) pushbutton & red LED, selects audio routing view
  V (1) pushbutton & red LED, selects video routing view
  IN 1 – 8 (8) pushbuttons and red LEDs, select input for routing
  OUT 1 –2 (2) pushbuttons and red LEDs, select output for routing
  SETUP (rear) (1) miniature pushbutton & red LED, used for touch-settable ID (TSID) and Ethernet autodiscovery
  LAN (rear) (1) green and (1) amber LEDs, green indicates Ethernet link status, amber indicates Ethernet activity
Power Requirements
  Cresnet Power Usage 27 Watts (1.13 Amps @ 24 Volts DC)
  Temperature 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
  Humidity 10% to 90% RH (non-condensing)
  Heat Dissipation 92 BTU/Hr
  Chassis Metal, black finish, convection-cooled, vented top and sides
  Faceplate Metal, black finish with polycarbonate label overlay
  Mounting Freestanding or 1U 19-inch rack-mountable (adhesive feet and rack ears included)
  Height 1.80 in (46 mm);
1.70 in (44 mm) without feet

17.03 in (433 mm);
19.0 in (483 mm) with ears

  Depth 10.06 in (256 mm)
  4.1 lb (1.9 kg)

HD-MD8X2 with MPC-M25
Models Included: HD-MD8X2, MPC-M25, MP-WP152

Example of HD-MD8X2 system using an MPC-M25 Media Presentation Controller™.

Application Diagram (PDF - 262 K)
Rev. Date: 10/9/2009

Application Diagram

Transmitting HDMI Over Fiber
Models Included: HD-MD8X2, HD-RX1-F, HD-TX1-F, MP-WP140, MP-WP152

Transmitting HDMI over fiber using HD-TX1-F, HD-RX1-F and HD-MD8X2.

Application Diagram (PDF - 304 K)
Rev. Date: 10/9/2009

Application Diagram


Spec Sheet

Spec Sheet (PDF - 1.0 M)
Rev. Date: 6/22/2012

Installation and Operations Guide

Installation And Operations Guide (PDF - 2.23 M)
Doc. No. 6714B
Rev. Date: 9/25/2013

CADs, Drawings and Revit Files

Zoomable Drawing

Zoomable Drawing

Cad Files

Cad Files (ZIP - 1.2 M)
Rev. Date: 4/16/2009

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Invitation to Tender

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Letzte Änderung 11.11.2012