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HD-MD8X8-4KZ-E

8x8 4K60 4:4:4 HDR AV Switcher

A high-performance rack-mountable 4K60 4:4:4 AV switcher. Provides eight HDMI® inputs and eight HDMI outputs. Includes support of HDR (High Dynamic Range) and Dolby Vision® video formats, advanced EDID management, native Crestron® control via Ethernet, XiO Cloud® connectivity, and enterprise-grade security.

The HD-MD8X8-4KZ-E is a 4K60 4:4:4 HDR (High Dynamic Range) AV switcher that provides a cost-effective solution for professional AV applications. Equipped with eight HDMI® inputs and eight HDMI outputs, the HD-MD8X8-4KZ-E includes features such as EDID management, HDCP 2.3 compliance, enterprise-grade security, and XiO Cloud® service support.

4K60 4:4:4 and HDR Support
The HD-MD8X8-4KZ-E supports video resolutions up to 4K60 with 4:4:4 color sampling. HDR10, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision® video formats are also supported.

EDID Management
The HD-MD8X8-4KZ-E provides comprehensive management of EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) to ensure that every source is displayed at the optimal resolution and format. For applications requiring a custom configuration, the HD-MD8X8-4KZ-E enables assessment of the format and resolution capabilities of any device that is connected to an HDMI output of the switcher. The HD-MD8X8-4KZ-E provides the ability to configure signals appropriately for the most desirable and predictable behavior.

HDMI Audio De-embedding
Embedded HDMI 2-channel LPCM audio can be extracted from the selected HDMI input and transmitted to either of the two AUX stereo audio outputs. Volume and mute control are configurable for each of the HDMI outputs and AUX audio outputs independently.

Device Control via CEC
Under the management of a control system, CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) over the HDMI connections can control the source and display devices, potentially eliminating the need for dedicated serial cables or IR emitters. CEC over the HDMI outputs can also enable the display devices to be turned on or off automatically without the use of a control system.

Enterprise-Grade Security
The HD-MD8X8-4KZ-E includes advanced security features and protocols. Using 802.1X authentication, Active Directory® credential management, PKI authentication, TLS, SSH, and HTTPS, the HD-MD8X8-4KZ-E provides a true enterprise-grade AV switcher.

Built-In Web Interface
Configuration of the HD-MD8X8-4KZ-E can be accomplished by using the built-in web interface. The configuration of a single unit can be downloaded to a computer or mobile device and then uploaded to multiple HD-MD8X8-4KZ-E units to simplify system installation.

.AV Framework™ Technology Support
In addition to a built-in web interface and control system programming, built-in .AV Framework technology of a Crestron control system can be used to configure and control the HD-MD8X8-4KZ-E. For information about .AV Framework technology and the supported Crestron control systems, visit www.crestron.com/avframework.

XiO Cloud® Service Support
The HD-MD8X8-4KZ-E is compatible with the XiO Cloud service, which is an IoT (Internet of Things) platform for remotely provisioning, monitoring, and managing Crestron devices across an enterprise or an entire client base. Built on the Microsoft® Azure® software platform and using industry-leading Azure IoT Hub technology, the XiO Cloud service enables installers and IT managers to deploy and manage thousands of devices in the amount of time it previously took to manage a single device. Unlike other virtual machine-based cloud solutions, Azure services provide unlimited scalability to suit the ever-growing needs of an enterprise. For more information, visit www.crestron.com/xiocloud.

1 RU Rack-Mountable Design
The HD-MD8X8-4KZ-E can be mounted into a 19-inch EIA equipment rack using the included rack ears. The device occupies 1 RU of rack space.

 
Key Features
  • 4K60 4:4:4 digital AV switcher
  • HDR10, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision® video formats
  • Eight HDMI® inputs and eight HDMI outputs
  • EDID management
  • HDCP 2.3 compliance
  • HDMI audio de-embedding
  • Device control via CEC
  • Enterprise-grade security
  • Built-in web interface
  • Compatibility with Crestron® 3-Series® or later control systems
  • .AV Framework™ technology support
  • XiO Cloud® service support
  • 1 RU rack-mountable design
  • 100-240 VAC power pack included
  1. 3D formats are not supported.
  2. 4K60 4:4:4 performance and HDR support require the use of HDMI cables and couplers with a minimum TMDS bandwidth of 18 Gbps. If 4K60 4:2:0 or 4K30 4:4:4 performance is acceptable, cables and couplers with a minimum bandwidth of 10.2 Gbps may be used. Bandwidth loss is cumulative; therefore, performance may be reduced when inserting multiple cables and couplers inline.
  3. The HDMI input requires an appropriate adapter or interface cable to accommodate a DVI or Dual-Mode DisplayPort signal. CBL-HDI-DVI interface cables are available separately.
  4. The HDMI output requires an appropriate adapter or interface cable to accommodate a DVI signal. CBL-HDI-DVI interface cables are available separately.

This product may be purchased from select authorized Crestron dealers and distributors. To find a dealer or distributor, please contact the Crestron sales representative for your area. A list of sales representatives is available online at www.crestron.com/How-To-Buy/Find-a-Representative or by calling 855‑263‑8754.

This product is covered under the Crestron standard limited warranty. Refer to www.crestron.com/warranty for full details.

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

Certain Crestron products contain open source software. For specific information, please visit www.crestron.com/opensource.

Crestron, the Crestron logo, .AV Framework, 3‑Series, and XiO Cloud are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Dolby, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, and Dolby Vision are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories in the United States and/or other countries. DTS, DTS HD, and DTS:X 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. Microsoft, Active Directory, and Azure are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. DisplayPort is either a trademark or registered trademark of Video Electronics Standards Association in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks, registered 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. Crestron is not responsible for errors in typography or photography. Specifications are subject to change without notice. ©2020 Crestron Electronics, Inc.

 
Video
Input Signal Types HDMI with HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, Deep Color, 4K60 4:4:4 support1, 2 (DVI and Dual-Mode DisplayPort interface compatible3)
Output Signal Types HDMI with HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, Deep Color, and 4K60 4:4:4 support1, 2 (DVI compatible4)
Switcher 8x8 digital AV switcher
Copy Protection HDCP 2.3
Maximum Resolutions Common resolutions are listed in the following table.
Scan
Type
Resolution Frame
Rate
Color
Sampling
Color
Depth
Progressive 4096x2160 DCI 4K
and 3840x2160 4K UHD
24 Hz 4:4:4 36 bit
30 Hz 4:4:4 36 bit
60 Hz 4:2:2 36 bit
60 Hz 4:4:4 24 bit
2560x1600 WQXGA 60 Hz 4:4:4 36 bit
1920x1080 HD 1080p 60 Hz 4:4:4 36 bit
Interlaced
(Input Only)
1920x1080 HD 1080i 30 Hz 4:4:4 36 bit
NOTE: Custom resolutions that do not exceed 4096 pixels in width and 2160 pixels in height are supported at pixel clock rates up to 600 MHz.
Audio - General
Digital-To-Analog Conversion 24-bit 48 kHz
Frequency Response ±0.5 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
THD+N <0.005%, 1 kHz, 10 dBV
S/N Ratio >95 dB, 10 dBV, 20 Hz to 20 KHz, A-weighted
Crosstalk ≤90 dB, 1 KHz, for multiple inputs only
Stereo Separation ≤80 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Audio - Source Inputs
Input Signal Type HDMI (Dual-Mode DisplayPort interface compatible3)
Formats Dolby Digital®, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby® TrueHD, Dolby Atmos®, DTS®, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS HD® High Res, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X®, LPCM up to 8 channels
Audio - Digital Output
Output Signal Type HDMI
Formats Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS HD High Res, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X, LPCM up to 8 channels
Source -80 dB to +20 dB adjustment range, plus Mute
Master Volume -80 dB to +20 dB adjustment range, plus Mute
Audio - Analog Line Output
Output Signal Type/Format Stereo 2-channel
Volume Control -80 dB to +20 dB adjustment range, plus Mute, Mono, and Stereo
Communications
Ethernet 100/1000 Mbps, auto-switching, auto-negotiating, auto-discovery, full/half duplex, DHCP, Web browser setup and control, Crestron control system integration, IEEE 802.1X, Secure CIP, Authentication, SSH/SSL, TLS
USB For firmware loading and configuration management and to power a USB powered device
HDMI HDCP 2.3, EDID, CEC
Connectors
HDMI IN 1-8 (8) 19-pin Type A connector, female;
HDMI digital video/audio input (DVI and Dual-Mode DisplayPort interface compatible3)
HDMI OUT 1-8 (8) 19-pin Type A connector, female;
HDMI digital video/audio output (DVI compatible4)
AUDIO OUT, AUX 1-2 (2) 5-pin 3.5 mm detachable terminal block;
Balanced/unbalanced stereo line-level audio output;
Output Impedance: <100 Ohms;
Maximum Output Level: 4 Vrms balanced, 2 Vrms unbalanced
LAN (1) 8-pin RJ-45 connector, female;
100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T Ethernet port
24VDC 2.5 A (1) 2.1 x 5.5 mm DC power connector;
24 VDC power input;
PW-2420RU power pack included
SERVICE (1) USB Type A female;
For firmware loading and configuration management;
Can also provide up to 5 V 500 mA power to a USB powered device
G (1) 6-32 screw, chassis ground lug
Controls and Indicators
PWR (1) LED. Amber indicates that the device is booting. Green indicates that the device is operational.
INPUT 1-8 (8) Push buttons for manual input selection and (8) LEDs. Green indicates that the corresponding input is routed to an output.
Amber indicates that a source is detected at the corresponding input but is not routed to an output.
OUTPUT 1-8 (8) Push buttons for manual output selection and (8) LEDs. Green indicates that a display or other destination device is detected and the corresponding output is transmitting video. Amber indicates that a display or other destination device is detected but no video is routed to the corresponding output.
SETUP (1) Red LED and (1) push button for display of IP address on connected HDMI outputs
Ethernet (2) LEDs on RJ-45 LAN connector.
Link status LED: Green indicates that a 100BASE-TX link is established. Amber indicates that a 1000BASE-T link is established.
Ethernet activity LED: Flashing amber indicates Ethernet activity.
Power
Power Pack (Included) Input: 1.3 A maximum @ 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz;
Output: 2.5 A @ 24 VDC;
Model: PW-2420RU
Power Consumption 29 W typical
Environmental
Temperature 32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C)
Humidity 10% to 90% RH (non-condensing)
Heat Dissipation 98 BTU/hr typical
Acoustic Noise 33.55 dBA typical
Construction
Chassis Metal, black finish, vented sides
Mounting 1 RU 19-inch rack-mountable (rack ears included)
Dimensions
Height 1.72 in. (44 mm)
Width 17.33 in. (441 mm) without rack ears
Depth 7.02 in. (179 mm)
Weight
5.15 lb (2.37 kg)
Compliance
Regulatory Model M201946002
Bureau Veritas Listed for US & Canada, IC, CE, FCC Part 15 Class B digital device
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  1. 3D formats are not supported.
  2. 4K60 4:4:4 performance and HDR support require the use of HDMI cables and couplers with a minimum TMDS bandwidth of 18 Gbps. If 4K60 4:2:0 or 4K30 4:4:4 performance is acceptable, cables and couplers with a minimum bandwidth of 10.2 Gbps may be used. Bandwidth loss is cumulative; therefore, performance may be reduced when inserting multiple cables and couplers inline.
  3. The HDMI input requires an appropriate adapter or interface cable to accommodate a DVI or Dual-Mode DisplayPort signal. CBL-HDI-DVI interface cables are available separately.
  4. The HDMI output requires an appropriate adapter or interface cable to accommodate a DVI signal. CBL-HDI-DVI interface cables are available separately.

This product may be purchased from select authorized Crestron dealers and distributors. To find a dealer or distributor, please contact the Crestron sales representative for your area. A list of sales representatives is available online at www.crestron.com/How-To-Buy/Find-a-Representative or by calling 855‑263‑8754.

This product is covered under the Crestron standard limited warranty. Refer to www.crestron.com/warranty for full details.

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

Certain Crestron products contain open source software. For specific information, please visit www.crestron.com/opensource.

Crestron, the Crestron logo, .AV Framework, 3‑Series, and XiO Cloud are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Dolby, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, and Dolby Vision are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories in the United States and/or other countries. DTS, DTS HD, and DTS:X 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. Microsoft, Active Directory, and Azure are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. DisplayPort is either a trademark or registered trademark of Video Electronics Standards Association in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks, registered 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. Crestron is not responsible for errors in typography or photography. Specifications are subject to change without notice. ©2020 Crestron Electronics, Inc.

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