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Blustream PLA88ARC Platinum 8x8 4K HDBaseT™ AV Matrix

SKU: PLA88ARC

This product is available to order. For more information call us on 020 8204 8565 or email us via the button below

£5,199.99

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The PLA88ARC is a 4K 8x8 matrix, transmitting HDMI, Bi-directional IR, RS-232 and PoH (PoE) up to lengths of 100m over a single CAT cable.

The PLA88ARC is a 4K 8x8 matrix, transmitting HDMI, Bi-directional IR, RS-232 and PoH (PoE) up to lengths of 100m over a single CAT cable. The matrix also provides advanced features including independent audio matrix, simultaneous HDBaseT™ & HDMI outputs, two HDBaseT inputs and HDMI audio breakout and audio de-embedding. The PLA88ARC matrix is a HDBaseT™ class A product and includes additional features such as ARC (audio return channel) and LAN serving via HDBaseT™ over single CAT cable. The matrix can be fully controlled via TCP/IP, RS-232, IR or using the Blustream Software, allowing the user to define audio routing and conversion, designate EDID presets and lip sync control.

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 100m distance (4K up to 70m)
  • Up to 24x16 Audio Matrix independently controllable from video media                                                                                                        
  • 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 
  • Supports ARC (Audio Return Channel) via HDMI or Optical digital inputs from compatible HEX100ARC-RX receivers
  • Extends HDMI up to distances 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 receivers. HEX100ARC-RX features a 3-port Ethernet switch
  • 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 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: 2U rack height, rack ears included
  • Casing Dimensions (WxHxD): 440mm x 87mm x 361m, without feet
  • Dimensions Including Connections (WxHxD): 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

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

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