Building on the solid foundations laid by the neo:4 range comes Pulse-Eight's highly flexible and powerful neo:8 matrix kit.
The neo:8 is an 8 input to 10 output matrix. Built into a sturdy 2U high rack mountable chassis, the neo:8 comes with 8 x Ultra HD HDMI inputs (HDMI 2.0a with HDCP2.2). On the output side of the matrix you have 8 x HDBaseT Class B Outputs (commonly referred to as 'Lite' outputs) that when used in conjunction with the 8 included P8-HDBT-L-RX-S 'end-points' (receivers to use the more commonly used phrase) enables 4K/UHD distribution for up to 40m and 70m for 'standard' HD signals (including 3D) over cat6 cabling.
The discrete P8-HDBT-L-RX-S 'end-points' are fully PoH meaning that no power is required at your display or AV Receiver - all 'end-points' are powered directly from the matrix itself. These neo Lite end points also support bi-directional IR for routing or sending control signals to displays or sources respectively and a wall mounting solution is also built in to their compact all metal enclosures to make life even easier too.
The neo:8 also benefits from 2 x designated and configurable direct HDMI outputs. Out of the box you have the ability to distribute to 8 locations - but with the addition of the two discrete HDMI outputs means you can simply expand your HD distribution system. Perfect for usage for rack based systems that may want the inclusion of localised AV Receivers for home cinema's, or for those projects where perhaps extra HDMI signals come to fruition.
It's advanced feature set now also adds in added control options, as alongside the CEC control - the Neo8 Professional now also features Amazon Alexa voice control support and also IP control for Satellite and Cable HD services too.
If you are in the know then you might be thinking that Sky doesn’t support CEC? And you would be correct. However; Pulse-Eight have implemented IP control with dynamic forwarding. This means that you can now control Sky via CEC! IPBased Sky HD/Q control is a first for a matrix and removes the need for any IR control in your system, removing that potentially annoying weak link in your setup.
The concept of an HD matrix with onboard advanced control options over and above standard IR controls now here, as the Neo4 Professional can be simply controlled via the web interface, a dedicated android app (which can be automatically launched with Pulse-Eight's Neo Tap) and as intimated above - your Amazon Echo & Dot products. So alongside a state of the art 4K/UHD matrix switcher - you know also have a control platform in-built for projects that bypass 3rd party control systems.
The Neo8 Professional features both HDMI 2.0 with HDCP2.2 which means it can handle most 4K/UHD sources when configured correctly (Sources set to: 4K/30Hz 4:4:4 & 4K/60Hz 4:2:0 - Max Video Bandwidth 300MHz/10.2Gbps).
For those installers integrating the Neo range into more sophisticated projects worry not, Pulse-Eight have dedicated drivers available for all major control systems including AMX, Crestron, Control4, elan g!, RTI and URC. Even if you want to utilise the advanced benefits of the devices CEC commands, all CEC features are exposed in the drivers which allows you to create powerful control experiences.
Pulse-Eight neo:8 Professional P8-HDBT-L-FFM810-KIT - Features & Benefits:
• Ultra HD 4K Video Transmission (upto 340Mhz), 1080p, 3D
• 8 x HDMI Inputs
• 8 x HDBaseT Outputs
• 2 x HDMI Outputs
• Amazon Alexa Voice Control
• HDMI-CEC Bi-Directional Control
• Bi-Directional IR Control
• Responsive Web Interface
• Automatic EDID Management
• Three Year Standard Warranty
• Control System Support
1 x neo:8 Matrix Chassis
8 x P8-HDBT-L-RX-S neo:Lite Receiver
1 x Rack Mounting Kit
1 x Power Supply
1 x Country Specific Power Cord
1 x P8-IRPACK 8x Infrared Blaster Cable Pack
1 x Installation Guide
1 x P8-8REMOTE Context Sensitive 8 Button IR Remote
Pulse-Eight neo:8 Professional P8-HDBT-L-FFM810-KIT - Specifications:
Dimensions (WxHxD): 43 cm / 8.9 cm / 29.5 cm
Material: Smooth textured powder coated steel
Operating Temperature Range: 0 to +35°C (32 to +95°F)
Operating Humidity Range: 5 to 90 % RH (no condensation)
Power Supply: 1 x IEC C14 Inlet - 100-240V 4.0/2.0A 50/60Hz
Power Consumption: Max 2Amps @ 240V
Video Input: 8x HDMI
Clock Speed: Input: 340Mhz, Output: 340Mhz
Video Output: 2x HDMI and 8x HDBaseT™ Class B (Lite)
Colour Supported: 4K/24bit, 1080p/36bit
3D Supported: Up to 1080/24p - Frame packing/sequential (Blu-ray), Interlaced stereoscopic (Satellite/cable broadcasts)
Additional: HDMI 2.0a 3840 x 2160p 60Hz YCC 4:2:0 format pass-through
Encryption: HDCP and HDCP 2.2
Supported Video Resolutions: 720p, 1080i, 1080p (+3D), 4k (30Hz) 4:4:4, 4k (50/60Hz) 4:2:0
Supported Audio Formats:
PCM 2.0, LPCM 2.0, LPCM 5.1, LPCM 6.1, LPCM 7.1, Dolby Digital 2.0, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital EX 6.1, Dolby Digital Plus 7.1, Dolby TrueHD 5.1, Dolby TrueHD 7.1, Dolby Atmos 5.1.2, Dolby Atmos 5.1.4, Dolby Atmos 7.1.2, Dolby Atmos 7.1.4, Dolby Atmos 9.1.2, DTS 5.1, DTS-HD Master 5.1, DTS-HD Master 7.1, DTS 96/24 5.1, DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, DTS-ES Matrix 6.1
ESD Protection: ± 8kV (Air-gap discharge) ± 4 kV (Contact discharge)
Surge Protection: IEC 61000-4-4 (EFT Burst) Level 2, IEC 61000-4-5 (Surge) Level 2