12x8 High-Bandwidth RGB Matrix Switcher
Ultra high-bandwidth 800 MHz matrix switching with built-in audio DSP and automatic ducking.
Crestron® High-Bandwidth RGB Matrix Switchers deliver extreme performance for the most demanding presentation environments. With class-leading 800 MHz bandwidth, low-crosstalk, and super wide response, the CEN-RGBHVHB12X8 easily surpasses any requirement for high-performance, high-resolution analog video and computer signal routing. Factor in its enhanced audio DSP, verylow power consumption, and native Crestron system integration and you've got a solid winner for all your analog video and audio signal routing applications.
800 MHz Bandwidth Matrix Router
The CEN-RGBHVHB12X8 is capable of routing up to 12 computer or video sources to up to 8 display devices. Its five matrix levels accommodate any combination of analog RGBHV, HD/component, S-Video and composite signals. Ultra high-bandwidth and wide response ensure optimum performance for every signal as part of any AV system. Sync impedances for each input are selectable from the front panel or software to accommodate both short and long cable runs.
Video-follow-sync switching ensures a smooth transition when selecting between non-synchronous sources. Adjustable blanking allows each display device time to lock to the new sync signal before displaying the video image whenever a new source is selected.
Sync detection on each H and V input measures the sync rates of every RGBHV source and allows their values to be viewed on the front panel display, control system touchpanel, or through Crestron RoomView® software.
Audio Routing & DSP
Professional audio signal processing affords enhanced, high-performance audio routing and control, potentially eliminating the need for additional audio components. Each stereo output features real-time controllable volume, bass, treble, and mute controls, plus 5-band EQ with customizable presets. Programmable input level compensation helps ensure compatibility with a wide range of pro and semi-pro sources. Automatic blanking achieves a pop-free transition when switching between sources, while audio breakaway capability allows the routing of audio signals to follow video or be switched independently. The entire audio signal path has been designed from the ground up to deliver ultra quiet, distortion-free sound quality whether feeding sensitive amplifiers, assistive listening devices, or recording and broadcast equipment.
Built-in page override functionality simplifies system design, employing automatic mixing and ducking for a single audio paging source. When set to Paging Mode, an audio signal at Input Channel 12 will automatically be distributed to every output while the signals currently routed to each output are attenuated or "ducked" to allow the paging signal to be heard. The sensitivity and ducking amount are fully adjustable for smooth paging behavior and a natural transition back to the previous audio state.
Full-featured Front Panel
The CEN-RGBHVHB12X8 is fully operable out-of-the-box for use as a standalone switcher. Featuring an informative LCD display, quick-adjust knob, and quick access buttons, the front panel supports essential switcher operation without requiring a computer or control system. Advanced setup is available through Crestron Toolbox software. All signal routing, input impedances, and audio settings are stored in non-volatile memory onboard the switcher.
Customizable label strips are provided on the front panel for clear designation of its inputs and outputs using Crestron Engraver software or standard 3/8" tape labels. Names may also be entered through software to appear on the LCD display during operation. For security, the front panel controls can be password protected or locked out.
Crestron System Integration
Via Cresnet® or high-speed Ethernet, Crestron switchers offer the ultimate in control system integration. Every function is accessible for custom programming through SIMPL Windows or SystemBuilder software without deciphering cryptic protocols. Up to 10 routing presets can be saved onboard for instant recall. Integration with a Crestron Control System also provides the gateway to RoomView and e-Control® remote control and management solutions.
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.
Crestron, the Crestron logo, Cresnet, Crestron RoomView, Crestron Toolbox, e-Control, RoomView, SIMPL Windows, and SystemBuilder are trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and 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 proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. ©2011 Crestron Electronics, Inc.
Last Updated: Jun 8, 2011