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SB-5688AK: 8x8 HDMI UHD 4K2K Capable Matrix Routing Switch w/ EDID Management, ARC and Auxiliary Audio Input & Output 4K2K Capable
UPC/ENA: 4718091568892
This product will be in stock on Thursday 28 February, 2019.


The SB-5688AK is a professional 8x8 matrix routing switch. Supporting (8) HDMI Inputs, (8) Auxiliary Audio Inputs and (8) HDMI and (8) SPDIF audio Outputs. The SB-5688AK is based on HDMI standards and supports full resolution HDMI video with embedded EDID, with a signal bandwidth of 340Mhz so there is no signal degradation. High Definition digital signals can be selected and distributed from any of the (8) Inputs to the (8) Outputs. The switcher is certified as being fully CEC, ARC and HDCP 2.0 compliant with full HD 4K2K HDMI V1.4a 3D formats, and data rates up to 6.75Gbps. Using the build-in booster, each HDMI Output port is capable of driving cable lengths for 1080p up to 98 ft (30M) & 4K2K up to 66 ft (20M). Supports UXGA/WUXGA/DVI 1920x1200 resolutions to any HD display. The EDID management can be selected between (7) different modes. Control is provided via front panel push buttons, IR remote, RS-232 or TCP/IP (not a web-browser). A RS-232 Windows GUI interface is provided for matrix routing control (Windows only).

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  • (8) HDMI with Auxiliary Audio (Analog Audio) Input source devices to (8) HDMI with S/PDIF output destinations
  • HDMI digital Video w/ embedded HDCP, DVI format and CEC/HDCP 2.0 compliant
  • Worldwide control EDID modes for HDMI full 4K2K (24/30Hz) HD video resolutions
  • Link speeds of up to 6.75Gbps (link clock rate of 340MHz), Supports HDMI 4K2K, 1.4a 3D formats
  • Wide range of HD resolutions from PC XGA to WUXGA 1920x1200 and HDTV/DTV HDMI resolutions 480i/480p, 576i/576p, 720p, 1080i/p & 4K2K (24/30Hz)
  • Compatible with all HDMI source devices, PC monitors, Plasma HD display, HDTV and audio receivers or audio amplifiers
  • Digital Video TMDS formats Resolution up to 4K2K with Deep color 36-bit
  • Digital Audio Support: Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plug/ex, DTS, DTS-HD, DTS-HD Master, DTS-EX, PCM, PCM2, LPCM2
  • Audio Input: Supports Auxiliary Audio (Analog stereo audio)
  • Audio Output: Supports Digital audio ARC or Digital audio S/PDIF (from HDMI source or Auxiliary Audio)
  • Various User Interface Controls:
    • Windows based GUI control via RS-232 port
    • Front panel push button
    • IR wireless remote control
    • Ethernet switch control
    • Third party RS-232 control (via simple ASCII)
  • Using the build-in booster, each HDMI Output port is capable of driving cable lengths for 1080p up to 98 ft (30M) & 4K2K up to 66 ft (20M)
  • Supports (9) worldwide EDID control function keys: Full function front panel controls: ARC / AUX / ALL / OFF / EDID / LOCK / RECALL / MEMORY / ENTER
  • Supports EDID Modes:
    • Embedded EDID Modes: FSS/ H24-3D/ H24-3D-M/ H36-3D/ H36-3D-M/ 4K2K-3D / DVI-D 1920x1200-60Hz/ AUTO
    • External Modes: Learning mode
  • Automatic scanning input & output status via LCM display on front panel
  • Supports IR Remote and IR Extender with distances up to ~984 feet (300M) Maximum
  • Supports universal power adaptor AC90V~AC240V, 50/60Hz
  • Type of HDMI Switcher: (8) Inputs to (8) Outputs HDMI Matrix Switch with Audio and Extension
  • HDMI Support: HDMI 4K2K, 1080p@60Hz, H36-bit Deep color, 3D of HDMI V1.4 formats
  • HDCP/CEC Support: HDCP 2.0 Compliant, CEC Compliant
  • Video Bandwidth: Double Data Rates: 340Mhz, Total 6.75Gbps bandwidth
  • Digital Video Support: HD: 480i/480p/720p/1080i/p and 4K2K up to 36bit deep color
  • Video Inputs: (8) HDMI (HDMI or DVI digital source)
  • Audio Inputs: (8) Audio ( Analog Stereo, AUX port 3.5mm Jack)
  • Video Output: (8) HDMI (To Destination)
  • Audio Output:
    • (8) S/PDIF: Multi Audio Formats 5.1 from HDMI or LPCM-2CH from Auxiliary audio
    • (8) ARC: TV Return Channel Audio
    • (8) HDMI: Multi Audio Formats 5.1/7.1, MAT (MLP), Dolby Digital, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, DTS-ES 6CH, DTS-HD, DTS-HD-HRA, DTS-HD Master, (PCM-2CH)
  • Switch Controls:
    • Select & Function buttons on front panel (Data status via LCM panel show out)
    • IR Remote Control (switch control)
    • IR External port (switch control via 3.5mm OD Jack)
    • RS-232 series interface (switch control)
    • Ethernet series interface (switch control)
  • Source Status: Input status LEDs indicates presence of a live signal
  • (25) Function Control Keys: 1. ARC, 2. AUX, 3. ALL, 4. OFF, 5. RECALL, 6. ENTER, 7. MEMORY, 8. LOCK, 9. EDID, 10. Destination button 1 thru 8, 11. Source button 1 thru 8
  • (7) EDID Management Modes:
    • Select Embedded EDID Modes: Mode1: FSS, Mode2: H24-3D, Mode3: H24-3D-M, Mode4: H36-3D, Mode5: H36-3D-M, Mode6: 4K2K-3D, PCM-2CH, Mode7: DVI-D 1920x1200-60Hz
    • Select LEARNING Mode: Learning Destination EDID to Link Source
  • Infrared Frequency: 38Khz
  • IR External Distance: ~984 feet/300M maximum
  • HDMI Video Booster: HDMI output 1080p lengths up to 98 ft (30M)/4K2K up to 66 ft (20M)
  • HDMI I/O Connector: HDMI Type A - SMD 19pin female type
  • Temperature: 32°F-100°F Operation (0°C-38°C)
  • Dimensions (LxWxH): 17.5 x 10 x 1.75 in
  • Rack Mount: 1RU High 19 in Rack Mount #1U-440L (with rack mount)
  • Power Supply: DC12V, 5A, Power Input: AC 100~240VAC 50/60Hz (universal type supply)
  • Safety Approvals: CE, FCC, RoHS, REACH
  • Weight: 6.6 lb (Unit only) / 9.0 lb (Net)
  • Shipping Weight: 16 lb
  • SB-5688AK Matrix Switcher
  • RS-232 V2.0 / Ethernet V2.0 Protocol Instructions
  • IR Remote Control (SW-HD88AK)
  • 19 inch Ear mount bracket (Part # 1U-440L)
  • SB-100 IR Extender Receiver Set
  • CD Contents: Manual, Windows GUI, ISP V1.0 Windows driver
  • RS-232 Cable 6.5 feet (2M)
  • HDMI Locking Post Replacement Screws
  • Users Guide
  • Power Supply: DC12V, 5A, (Worldwide Universal 100~230VAC, AC 50/60Hz)
  • Optional: SB-100C IR Extender Receiver Cable (6.5ft (2M))

This product will be in stock on Thursday 28 February, 2019.
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