WyreStorm Debuts New 8×8 Matrix Switcher

wyrestorm mx 0808 kit v2

The WyreStorm MX-0808-KIT V2 just debuted as an 8×8 matrix switcher now with eight HDMI Inputs, eight HDBaseT Outputs, and four mirrored HDMI outputs (to HDBaseT ports 1 through 4). The new 8×8 Switcher can process content up to 4K/60 (4:2:0) 8-bit or 4K/30 (4:4:4) 8-bit, supporting HDR, 30Hz HDR-10 and multichannel audio as well as being integrated with HDCP 2.2 support.

Much like its V1 predecessor, the V2 is aimed at small to mid-size commercial applications where up to 4K UHD content is the norm and distances are shorter such as in small sports bars/pubs, houses of worship and fitness centers. Eight Inputs of 4K UHD content is distributed over HDBaseT to 35 meters/115 feet via the included 8x KIT HDBaseT receivers which are powered from the matrix through PoH technology. The HDBaseT kit receivers are also equipped with IR Extension Ports and RS232 ports for connected device control and seamless integration.

Working automatically on signal presence or triggered via the API, the MX-0808-KIT V2 includes support for standby mode and A/V mute function that further enhances the offering for commercial installations. This 8×8 kit can send power trigger commands to all compatible connected screens or projectors, meaning an integrated autonomous control solution all through one device.

The V2 also replaces the 8x digital S/PDIF outputs found in V1 with 4x balanced analog audio outputs corresponding with the last 4 HDBaseT outputs, therefore eliminating the need to add separate Digital-to-Analog converters for external audio amplification.