16x16 4K HDR HDBaseT 5Play Matrix Switcher with 16x48 Audio Matrix & DSP (4K to 70m/230ft)

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Part Number MX-1616-HDBT-H2X

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The MX-1616-HDBT-H2X is a 16-way 4K HDR video and integrated 16x48 audio matrix with DSP featuring HDBaseT 5Play for uncompressed transmission and an optional HDBaseT Input card supporting remote source connection.

For commercial applications, the H2X provides centralized, secure AV signal management and distribution ensuring zero latency and perfect AV synchronicity of the latest HD and UHD formats.  The H2X can be integrated with a range of WyreStorm Pro AV accessory products to facilitate remote source connectivity and distribution for conference and collaboration applications, including wireless transmission and sharing.

For residential custom install, the H2X combines management of the latest UHD and legacy video formats, including SmartTV functions and audio-on-demand products. A step forward in understanding market demands and delivering a common sense solution for residential applications that improves end-user experience and simplifies product integration challenges.

Key features

  • 16-zone Video & Audio Matrix with Class A HDBaseT Transmission 
  • 48-input audio matrix to 16 audio zones with HDMI de-embed, S/PDIF in and ARC 
  • Supports 4K UHD content with 10-bit HDR to 70m/230ft and 1080p 48-bit to 100m/328ft
  • 16 HDMI inputs giving 18Gb/s throughput to 16 HDMI outputs 
  • AVR Priority mode for all HDMI and HDBaseT outputs

Overview

As one of the industry’s foremost matrix switcher manufacturers and HDBaseT technology authorities, WyreStorm has leveraged its switching expertise in the design of the H2X Series - its first HDBaseT 4K UltraHD matrix switchers to include dedicated audio matrix switching.  

The MX-1616-HDBT-H2X is a 16-way 4K HDR video and integrated 16x48 audio matrix including a powerful DSP and offer HDBaseT 5Play with WyreStorm’s QuickSync™ instant switching technology for uncompressed transmission and an optional HDBaseT Input card supporting remote source connection.

H2X Series matrix switchers were developed specifically for large, high-end commercial and residential applications requiring multi-source video distribution of the latest 4K HDR content as well as multi-source audio matrix switching to multiple zones.

Addressing the increase in mixed 2K/4K installations, WyreStorm’s SmartEDID™ feature dynamically reacts to changes in source routing to output the highest possible source resolution compatible with all displays, thereby removing any conflict when combining 1080p and 4K screens within the same installation.  Bidirectional 4K-2K scaling and frameless switching is also supported by integrating the H2X with the WyreStorm RX-70-4K-SCL HDBaseT scaling receiver set to launch 15th May 2017 – an important consideration for projects already containing high-end 2K projectors or displays a client would not want to upgrade to 4K devices.

H2X models continue to offer the same best-in-class video performance as WyreStorm’s award-winning H2 matrix platform to the tune of 4K UHD 4:2:0 8bit 60Hz and 10-bit HDR 24Hz up to 70m/230ft with Class A HDBaseT supporting the 5Play feature set and ARC to all zones.  HDMI 18Gb/s inputs and 16 mirrored outputs also offer capacity for full-range 4K UHD transmissions with automatic or manual CEC power triggers for every HDMI and HDBaseT output.

Furthermore, the modular architecture of the H2X also sees it support custom configuration.  The H2X launches with an optional HDBaseT Input/HDBaseT Output transmission card also available, which is perfect for installations where source devices are situated away from the rack.  Both HDBaseT ports support the 5Play feature set, which means PoH, Ethernet and control signals are passed to both Transmitter and Receiver locations.

The modular nature of the H2X means it will also support a further selection of multi-format transmission cards to be released Q2 2017 to offer support for alternative methods of transmission or expanding either audio or video capabilities of a system. 

However, audio is where things get really exciting with the H2X offering a true evolution in AV signal distribution that is quite literally wired for sound for the ultimate flexibility over what audio can be distributed from where, and to where.

An integrated audio matrix with three possible source inputs per zone supports audio de-embed of HDMI video sources, ARC from zones up to 5.1, and adjustable line-level audio only sources via S/PDIF audio input – tailor-made for digital audio streaming on Sonos, Apple Airplay and DLNA devices.  The result is support for a grand total of a massive 48 individual audio inputs on the MX-1616-HDBT-H2X.

Furthermore, the powerful audio DSP featured on all H2X transmission modules also allows adjustment of gain, EQ and delay per zone, source restriction per zone, and an AVR Priority Mode, which allows dynamic EDID adjustment depending on audio demand.  And keeping everything in check on the H2X is internal diagnostics that continually monitor performance of the main board and transmission cards.

Offering real-world benefits and addressing real-world installation issues are key to WyreStorm’s product development, which is seen in support for CEC to manage power of both source devices as well as TVs and projectors, as well as the AVR Priority Mode feature to solve the (digital) age-old CI problem of mixing multichannel and stereo zones on a single video matrix by enabling the matrix to prioritize certain zones to have multichannel surround sound where an AVR is on.

Features

  • 16x16+16 HDBaseT Class A 5Play 4K UHD matrix switcher featuring 16 zone video and integrated audio matrixing 
  • Modular platform with optional HDBaseT PoH Input card for connection and matrixing of remote sources throughout an installation – more modular cards options available Q2 2017 
  • 48-input audio matrix to 16 audio zones with HDMI de-embed, S/PDIF in and ARC 
  • 16 HDMI inputs giving 18Gb/s throughput to 16 HDMI outputs 
  • Supports 4K UHD content with 10-bit HDR to 70m/230ft or 1080p/60/48-bit to 100m/328ft 
  • AVR Priority mode for all HDMI and HDBaseT outputs 
  • CEC power triggering for all HDMI and HDBaseT outputs 
  • Source restriction of any source to any zone 
  • Completely independent A/V matrix platforms allowing real flexibility 
  • Built-in diagnostic to monitor system and transmission performance 
  • DSP allowing adjustment of Gain, EQ, delay and compression for every audio zone 
  • PoH to every zone powers 5Play or 5Play-with-ARC receivers 
  • Accessory devices to build large system infrastructures 
  • QuickSync™ technology for instant switching 
  • SmartEDID™ feature dynamically solves mixed resolution conflicts when combining 2K/4K screens in the same installation Accessory devices to build large system infrastructures 

In the Box

1 x MX-1616-HDBT-H2X HDBaseT Matrix Switcher
1 x Handheld IR Remote
16 x IR emitters
16 x 3-pin phoenix to stereo RCA sockets
1x AC Power Cord with US Plug
1x AC Power Cord with UK Plug
1x AC Power Cord with EU Plug
1x USB to UART Serial Cable
2 x 4u rack ears and screws
1x Quickstart Guide

Specifications

Audio and Video

Inputs
16x HDMI In19-pin type A
16x S/PDIF In Coaxial Digital
Outputs
16x HDMI 19-pin type A (Mirrors HDBaseT)
16x HDBaseT 8-pin RJ-45 female)
16x S/PDIF Out Coaxial Digital
16x Audio Out 3pin Phoenix Connector
Output Video Encoding
HDBaseT Class A 5Play
Encoding Data Rate
9.2Gbps
End to End Latency 10μs (micro seconds)
Audio Formats
S/PDIF: 2ch PCM | Multichannel: Up to 5.1 DTS and Dolby Digital
HDMI: 2ch PCM | Multichannel: LPCM and Up to DTS-X and Dolby Atmos
Video Resolutions (Max)
HDMI
1920x1080p @60Hz 12bit (15m/50ft) | 16bit (7m/23ft)
3840x2160p @24/25/30Hz 4:4:4 8bit (7m/23ft) @24Hz 4:2:0 HDR 10bit (3m/9.8ft)
4096x2160p @60Hz 8bit 4:2:0 (7m/23ft)
 
Using Cat6
1920x1080p @60Hz 12bit (100m/328ft) | 16bit (100m/328ft)
3840x2160p @30Hz 4:4:4 8bit (70m/230ft)
3840x2160p @24Hz 4:2:0 HDR 10bit (70m/230ft)
4096x2160p @60Hz 4:2:0 8bit (70m/230ft)
 
Using Cat6a/7
1920x1080p @60Hz 12bit (100m/328ft) | 16bit (100m/328ft)
3840x2160p @30Hz 4:4:4 8bit (100m/328ft)
3840x2160p @24Hz 4:2:0 HDR 10bit (100m/328ft)
4096x2160p @60Hz 4:2:0 8bit (100m/328ft)
 
Using Cat6a/7 (Extended Distance Mode)
1920x1080p @60Hz 12bit (140m/460ft)
Color Depth
1080p: 16bit | 4K UHD: 8bit | HDR @24p: 10bit BT.2020
Maximum Pixel Clock
HDMI: 600MHz | HDBaseT: 297MHz

Communication and Control

HDMI
HDMI | HDCP 2.2 | EDID | DVI/D supported with adapter (not included)
HDBaseT
HDMI | HDCP 2.2 | EDID | CEC | ARC
1-way PoH to Receiver | Bidirectional IR and Ethernet
Ethernet
1x 8-pin RJ-45 female| 10/100Mbps | Web UI
IP Control | Bidirectional over HDBaseT
IR
1x IR Ext - 3.5mm (1/8in) TRS Stereo | Matrix Control 
16x IR RX - 3.5mm (1/8in) TRS Stereo | To Zone Device Control
16x IR TX - 3.5mm (1/8in) TS Mono | Source Control
Transmits to and from receiver via HDBaseT
RS-232
Matrix Control | Bidirectional over HDBaseT | Firmware Updates
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Returns audio from displays built-in applications
via ARC HDMI Input over HDBaseT
Hardwire Contacts
No
WebUI Yes
Power
Power Supply
Input: 100~240V AC 50/60Hz
PoH (1-way)
48V 15.4W (each HDBT output)
22 poH devices maximum per single chassis
Max Power Consumption
140W
Mic Phantom Power n/a

Environmental

Operating Temperature
32°F ~ 113°F (0°C ~ 45°C)
10% ~ 90%, non-condensing
Storage Temperature
-4°F to ~ 158°F (-20°C ~ +70°C)
10% ~ 90%, non-condensing
Maximum BTU
477.6 BTU/hr

Dimensions and Weight

Rack Units | Wall Box 4U
Height Wit | Without Feet
183.1mm/7.22in | 176mm/6.93in
Width With | Without Brackets
483mm/19.02in | 440mm/17.33in
Depth With | Without Handles
420.7mm/16.57in | 382.7mm/15.07in
Weight
12.5kg/27.5lbs

Regulatory

Safety and Emission
CE | FCC | RoHS