8x8 HDBaseT Matrix - 100m (4K up to 70m), Bi-directional IR & RS-232, PoH (PoE), Simultaneous HDBaseT/HDMI Outputs,  Audio Breakout, ARC enabled, HDCP 2.2 compliant 


Our Platinum 8x8 HDBaseT Matrix delivers a range of industry leading features. The PLA88ARC is a 4K HDCP 2.2 compliant 8x8 matrix, transmitting HDMI, Bi-directional IR and PoH (PoE) up to lengths of 100m over a single CAT cable. The matrix also provides advanced features including independent audio routing, Audio Return Channel (ARC), simultaneous HDBaseT/HDMI outputs, two HDBaseT inputs , LAN Serving, RS-232 pass through to enable seamless 3rd party control integration and web interface module for control and configuration of the matrix. The matrix can be configured using the Blustream Software, allowing the user to define audio channels, designate EDID presets and insert audio delays on outputs to correct any lip sync issues within the system.


Key Features 

  • Advanced HDBaseT technology offering uncompressed video and audio with zero latency
  • Features 8x HDMI inputs which can be independently routed to 8x HDBaseT + HDMI outputs
  • Simultaneous HDBaseT and HDMI outputs to allow connection to dual displays per zone
  • Inputs 1  & 2 support Dual HDBaseT & HDMI  to enable integration of remote HDMI sources up to 70m distance (4K up to 40m)
  • Up to 24x16 Audio Matrix independently controllable from video:-                                                                                                                
    • - 8x independent analogue L/R audio inputs which can be routed to audio outputs or embedded onto HDBaseT/HDMI outputs
    • - HDMI audio breakout to Coaxial digital and analogue L/R audio outputs with variable pre-amp line level control
    • - Supports ARC (Audio Return Channel) via HDMI or Optical digital inputs from compatible HEX100ARC-RX receivers. 
  • Extends HDMI  up to distance of 100m over single CAT cable 
  • Supports 4K UHD video up to 70m (3840 x 2160 @30Hz 4:4:4, 4096 x 2160 @24Hz 4:4:4, and 4K @60Hz 4:2:0) 
  • Supports all industry standard video resolutions including VGA-WUXGA and 480i-4K
  • Supports 3D signal display
  • Supports all known HDMI audio formats including Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD Master Audio transmission
  • Integrated Ethernet switch (LAN Serving) when used with Blustream HEX100ARC-Rx receiver. HEX100ARC-RX features 3-port Ethernet switch
  • Web interface module for control and configuration of Matrix
  • Bi-directional RS-232 from all input and output locations (with compatible transmitters & receivers)
  • Bi-directional IR from all input and output locations
  • Supplied with Blustream  IR receivers, emitters and RS-232 control cable
  • Control of Matrix via front panel , IR, RS-232 and TCP/IP
  • Supports PoH (Power over HDBaseT) to power compatible HDBaseT transmitters & receivers 
  • 3rd Party drivers available for all major home control brands
  • Advanced EDID management 
  • HDCP 2.2 compliant
  • 2U Design for 19" rack mount integration - Mounting kit included
  • Specifications 

  • Video Input Connectors: 8x HDMI Type A, 19-pin, female, locking,  2x HDBaseT RJ45 connector
  • Video Output Connectors: 8x HDMI Type A, 19-pin, female, locking,  8x HDBaseT RJ45 connector
  • Audio Input Connectors: 8x 3.5mm stereo jack (L/R)
  • Audio Output Connectors: 8x RCA (SPDIF), 8x 3.5mm stereo jack (L/R)
  • RS-232 serial ports: 9x 3-Pin Phoenix connector
  • TCP/IP Control: RJ45, female
  • Ethernet/Network: RJ45, female
  • IR Input ports: 9x 3.5mm stereo jack
  • IR Output ports: 9x 3.5mm mono jack
  • Rack-Mountable: 2 U rack height, rack ears included
  • Casing Dimensions (W x H x D): 440mm x 87mm x 361m, without feet
  • Dimensions Including Connections (W x H x D): 440mm x 87mm x 369mm, without feet
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8kg
  • Operating Temperature: 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
  • Storage Temperature : -4°F to 140°F (-20°C to 60°C)
  • Power Supply: Internal 100-240v DC

Box Contents

  • 1 x PLA88ARC
  • 1 x Remote control
  • 1 x Rack mounting kit
  • 9 x IR emitters
  • 9 x IR receiver
  • 9 x IR control cable - 3.5mm-3.5mm cable
  • 2 x Serial cable - 9-pin RS232 to 3-pin phoenix connector
  • 1 x User manual
  • Power cable/s