Gefen 8x8 Crosspoint Matrix for HDMI



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The Gefen EXT-HDFST-848CPN 8x8 Crosspoint Matrix for HDMI routes up to eight Hi-Def sources at resolutions up to 1080p Full HD with Deep Color and multichannel digital audio to any eight HDTV displays. The EXT-HDFST-848CPN eliminates the need to disconnect and reconnect HDMI sources and displays. The 8x8 Crosspoint Matrix for HDMI supports 3DTV and advanced digital audio formats such as Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio. Each source is accessible at all times from any display by using the included IR Remote Control Unit, the RS-232 port, IP (Telnet or Web Server), or using the front-panel push buttons. The EXT-HDFST-848CPN uses Gefen FST technology.

Fast Switching Technology (FST) is a Gefen software implementation for HDMI products. FST was created to improve the lengthy HDMI authentication process, based on the HDMI and HDCP specifications. FST allows connecting/disconnecting or turning any of the HDTV displays on or off without affecting other displays within the audio/video distribution system.

How It Works:

Using HDMI cables, connect up to eight Hi-Def sources to the HDMI inputs on the matrix. Connect up to eight HDTV displays to the HDMI outputs on the matrix. 3D content can be displayed only when connecting a 3D source. Connect the included power supply to the matrix and plug it into an available electrical outlet. Turn on the matrix by pressing the power switch and then apply power to the sources and to the displays.

Supported HDMI Features

  • Resolutions up to 1080p Full HD
  • 12 bit Deep Color
  • LPCM 7.1 Audio, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-HD Master Audio
  • 3DTV Pass-through
  • Lip Sync Pass-through

Gefen EXT-HDFST-848CPN Back View
Gefen EXT-HDFST-848CPN Crosspoint Matrix Rear View

Gefen EXT-HDFST-848CPN Features and Benefits:

  • Independently routes any eight Hi-Def sources to any of eight HDTV displays
  • Gefen FST speeds up the HDCP authentication process
  • Fast and Slow FST switch
  • Advanced EDID Management for rapid integration of sources and displays
  • Ability to save and recall presets
  • Supports DVI sources and displays using HDMI to DVI adapters or cables
  • Field-upgradeable firmware via IP
  • Front-Panel Switching capability
  • IR Remote Control via front panel sensor and back panel input (using EXT-RMT-EXTIR)
  • Serial (RS-232) control for automation
  • IP Control via Web Server and Telnet
  • Rack mountable
  • USB port for service only
  • HDCP compliant

Gefen EXT-HDFST-848CPN Diagram
Gefen EXT-HDFST-848CPN Crosspoint Matrix Diagram

Gefen EXT-HDFST-848CPN Package Contents:

  • 1 EXT-HDFST-848CPN 8x8 Crosspoint Matrix for HDMI
  • 1 IR remote control unit
  • 1 24V DC power supply
  • 1 AC power cord
  • 1 Quick Start Guide

Gefen EXT-HDFST-848CPN Specifications:

Width 17.25 in. (440 mm.)
Height3.5 in. (89 mm.)
Depth10 in. (254 mm.)
Weight13.6 lbs. (6.2 kg)
Power Input1 x 24V DC, locking
Power Consumption80 W (max.)
Video Input8 x HDMI Type A 19-pin, female, locking
Video Output8 x HDMI Type A 19-pin, female, locking
Serial (RS-232)1 x DB-9, female
USB1 x Mini-B, female
Ethernet1 x RJ-45, female
IR Extender1 x 3.5mm mini-stereo jack
Maximum Pixel Clock225 MHz
Lock Indicator1 x LED, blue
Power Indicator1 x LED, blue = ON; red = standby mode
Operating Temperature32 - 104 °F (0 to + 40 °C)
Supported Formats 
Resolution (max.)1080p Full HD