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.
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.
WORKS WITH ALEXA
With the neo Alexa skill enabled on your Amazon Echo or Amazon Dot you can use voice commands to control devices connected to a neo:8 matrix. Fully certified by Amazon, this integration is native to Alexa and requires no configuration.
Keep in contact with the matrix at any time, from anywhere with the Pulse-Eight cloud management service. Simply log into the cloud portal and see helpful diagnosis information to help fix any problems remotely or tell you where issues may have occurred during installation. All of this is free of charge with every matrix! If neo has a problem, Pulse-Eight's team are alerted too and, if required, can contact you to arrange step by step support to get you up and running again.
Accessing the web interface couldn't be easier, simply enter www.gotomymatrix.com in your browser, or download the Android app on any device connected to the same network - this will automatically send you to the web interface and display the right version for your device. It’s that straight forward! Through this interface you can switch source devices via the drag and drop interface as well as gaining access the virtual remote control. The web interface enables any user to control the matrix without any technical knowledge needed.
Most TVs now support CEC and Pulse-Eight are world experts in CEC technology - meaning you can can now use your normal TV remote to control and select source devices, even if the source does not support CEC itself as neo will automatically relay the necessary messages to your source device.
SKY IP CONTROL
If you are in the know then you might be thinking that Sky doesn’t support CEC? And you would be correct. However the boffins at Pulse-Eight have implemented IP control with dynamic forwarding. What this means is that you can now control Sky via CEC! IP Based Sky HD/Q control is a first for a matrix and removes the need for any IR control in your system, removing that annoying weak link in your setup.
You can easily program the matrix to respond to different IR codes, it’s simple to do via the neo built in web interface. Just point the remote at an IR receiver and press the key. Each key is memorized for you to assign to an account, be it routing video to your display or sending a control message to a connected device. What's more, bi-colour LEDs for each zone indicates the flow of IR signals and the direction of flow.
BUILT IN BRITAIN
Everything that Pulse-Eight design, they manufacture and support themselves, all from thier 12,000 sq ft facility in Poole, Dorset in the UK. Pulse-Eight's production team is passionate about perfection and each system goes through an extensive series of quality tests before it’s hand packed and shipped to you ensuring what you receive is ready for prime time.
3 YEAR WARRANTY
All of Pulse-Eight's matrixes come with a free standard 3 year warranty as standard, whereby if at any point during the warranty the unit becomes faulty you can return it back to us for repair. However, you may wish to take advantage of their advanced 3 year warranty or extended 5 year warranty (contact us for more details).
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