Platinum 8x8 HDBaseT™ CSC AV Matrix with Audio Downmixing - 150m

Our Platinum 8x8 HDBaseT™ CSC Matrix delivers a range of industry leading features.

The PLA88CS is a 4K HDMI 2.0 8x8 Matrix, distributing HDMI, ARC, LAN, Bi-directional IR / RS-232 and PoC up to lengths of 150m (1080p) over a single CAT cable.

Advanced optional features include dual HDMI and HDBaseT™ outputs featuring CSC for support of 4K resolutions including 4K 60Hz 4:4:4 colour space, and HDR, with independent down-scaling of 4K video to allow those displays only capable of supporting lower video resolutions to receive 4K video while still showing maximum original UHD resolution on the higher-definition displays.

The Matrix also provides advanced features including independent Dolby Audio (Atmos) & DTS Audio down mixing on HDMI and audio outputs allowing a mixture of different audio output formats for use with different audio capable displays and AV amplifiers.

The PLA88CS also includes independent audio routing, Audio Return Channel (ARC), Optical (S/PDIF) audio delay for lip sync correction, bi-directional IR and RS-232 pass-through, and a web-GUI for control and configuration.

4K 60Hz 444 ARC Audio Downmixing HDBaseT LAN Optical Audio Return

• Advanced HDBaseT™ technology offering distribution of video and audio over a single CAT cable
• Advanced Colour Space Conversion (CSC) supports HDMI2.0 18Gbps specification including HDR
• 4x Simultaneous HDBaseT™ and HDMI outputs to allow connection to dual displays per zone
• Extends HDMI up to distance of 150m at 1080p, and 4K UHD video up to 100m (up to 4K 60Hz 4:4:4) using LRM (Long Range Mode)
• Features 8x HDMI inputs which can be independently routed to 4x HDBaseT™, and 4x HDBaseT™ / HDMI outputs
• 2x HDBaseT™ CSC inputs for connectivity to remote video sources not located locally to the Matrix
• Independent video scaling on all HDBaseT™ outputs
• Independent Dolby Audio & DTS Audio down mixing on HDMI and audio outputs
• Up to 24x16 Audio Matrix independently controllable from video:-
   - 2x analogue L/R and 2x Optical (S/PDIF) audio inputs which can be routed to audio outputs, or embedded onto HDBaseT™/ HDMI outputs
   - HDMI audio breakout to Optical (S/PDIF) digital, or analogue L/R audio outputs with variable pre-amp line level control
   - Supports ARC (Audio Return Channel) via HDMI or Optical (S/PDIF) digital inputs from compatible RX150CS Receivers
   - Supports full Dolby Audio and DTS Audio down mixing from HDMI inputs to 2ch audio
• Supports all industry standard video resolutions including VGA-WUXGA and 480i-4K
• Bi-directional IR & RS-232 from all input and output locations (with compatible Transmitters & Receivers)
• Integrated Ethernet (100Mbps) switch (LAN Serving) when used with Blustream RX150CS Receivers
• Web interface module for control and configuration of the Matrix
• Control of Matrix via front panel , IR, RS-232, and TCP/IP
• Supports 24V PoC (Power over Cable) to power compatible RX150CS or RX70CS Receivers
• 3rd party drivers available for major control brands
• HDCP 2.2 compliant with advanced EDID management
• 2U Design for 19” rack mount integration - mounting kit included
• Recommended receiver: RX150CS (where 18Gbps CSC, Long Range Mode, LAN, Audio Return, and 24V PoC support is required)
• Optional receiver: RX70CS (where 18Gbps CSC, Audio Return, and 24V PoC support only is required) - max distance 70m at 1080p, 40m at 4K 60Hz 4:4:4

• Video Input Connectors: 8 x HDMI Type A, 19-pin, female, 2 x HDBaseT™ RJ45 connectors
• Video Output Connectors: 4 x HDMI Type A, 19-pin, female, 8 x HDBaseT™ RJ45 connectors
• Audio Input Connectors: 2 x Analogue audio L/R (3.5mm stereo Jack), 2 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 Port: 9 x 3-pin Phoenix connector
• TCP/IP Control: 1 x RJ45, female
• Ethernet/Network: 1 x RJ45, female
• IR Input Ports: 10 x 3.5mm stereo jack
• IR Output Ports: 9 x 3.5mm mono jack
• Rack Mountable: 2U rack height, rack ears included
• Casing Dimensions (W x H x D): 440mm x 87mm x 361mm (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 AC

NOTE: Specifications are subject to change without notice. Weights and dimensions are approximate.

1 x PLA88CS
1 x Rack Mounting Kit
1 x Remote Control
9 x IR Emitters
9 x IR Receivers
9 x IR Control Cable - 3.5mm to 3.5mm
2 x Serial Cable - DB9 to 3-pin Phoenix Connector
9 x 3-Pin Phoenix Connector
1 x Quick Reference Guide
IEC Power Cable(s)

Get in touch with us.

We have regional headquarters located in Melbourne, Australia, the UK and the USA. From all locations our experienced product managers are on hand to provide real time sales and technical support to our customers. Coupled with state of the art testing and training facilities this ensures our products can be installed in any AV environment with unrivalled confidence. We proudly deliver 24 hour technical support via phone, email and live chat to our sales partners throughout the world.

United Kingdom
Blustream UK
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Melton Road,
Hickling Pastures,
LE14 3QG, UK
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Madrid, Spain
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5775 12th Avenue East,
Suite 180,
MN 55379
+1 (952) 333-8411

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Mt. Waverley,
Victoria 3149,
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