• Model: SB-5688CK
    UPC: 4718091568847

The SB-5688CK is a professional 8x8 matrix routing switch. Supporting (8) HDMI Inputs and (8) HDMI and (8) HDBaseT™ Outputs. The SB-5688CK is based on HDBaseT™ standards and supports full HDMI video resolutions with embedded EDID, Audio, RS-232, Ethernet and bi-directional IR, all over a single CATx cable. This unit has a wide frequency range of 25MHz ~ 340MHz so there is no signal degradation. High Definition Digital signals can be selected and distributed to any of the (8) Inputs to any of the (16) outputs simultaneously (channel outputs mirrored). The switcher is certified as being fully CEC and HDCP 1.3 and compatible with HDMI 1.4a, 4K2K@30Hz, DVI 1.0, 3D formats. Supports UXGA/WUXGA/DVI 1920x1200 resolutions to any HD display. The SB-5688CK has (1) HDMI port per Input and (8) HDMI and (8) HDBaseT™ ports per Ouput, effectively making this an (8) In by (16) Out switcher (same signal on both HDMI and HDBaseT™ outputs). Using the IR remote and the switcher’s HDBaseT™ extender transmitter (Tx) allows you to connect a source in a remote location. Likewise, the HDBaseT™ Output and our HDBaseT™ receivers allow you to connect a displays in remote locations. 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).

Works with receivers (not included) SB-6335R

* Does not support ARC over HDBaseT™


Zone control with (8) independent remote controls provide easy channel selection based on independent remotes.

For example: Remote #2 controls only video on Output number (2).

Also included is (1) master remote that operates all source and destination devices.


  • (8) HDMI digital video and digital multi-channel audio player source devices matrix switched to (8) HDMI and (8) HDBaseT™ Transmitter outputs to (8) destinations
  • HDBaseT™, IR, RS-232, Multi-channel digital audio format applications and HD video signals over single CAT6/6a/7 category cable
  • HDMI digital video w/ embedded HDCP, DVI 1.0 formats and CEC/HDCP 1.3 compliant
  • Worldwide EDID control modes for full HDMI 4K2K@24/30Hz HD video resolutions
  • Supports HDMI 4K2K@24/30Hz, compatible with 1.4a 3D formats
  • Wide range of HD resolutions from PC, XGA to WUXGA 1920x1200 and HDTV/DTV, HDMI resolutions for 480i/480p, 576i/576p, 720p, 1080i/p & 4K2K (24/30Hz)
  • Compatible with all HDMI source devices, PC monitors, Plasma HD displays, HDTVs and audio receivers or audio amplifiers
  • Digital video TMDS formats resolutions up to 4K2K with Deep color 36bit
  • Digital multi-channel Audio Support : Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plug/ex, DTS, DTS-HD, DTS-HD Master, DTS-EX, PCM, PCM2, LPCM2
  • Audio Input: Supports HDMI multi-channel digital audio
  • Audio Output: Supports HDMI multi-channel digital audio
  • Various User Interface Controls:
    • Windows based GUI control via RS-232 Interface control driver
    • Front panel push buttons
    • IR wireless remote control
    • Ethernet switch control
    • Third party RS-232 control (via simple ASCII)
  • Supports (9) Worldwide Control Function Keys: Full function front panel controls: ARC / AUX/ ALL / OFF / EDID / LOCK / RECALL / MEMORY / ENTER
  • Supports EDID Modes:
    • a. (7) Embedded EDID modes: FSS / H24-3D / H24-3D-M / H36-3D / H36-3D-M/ 4K2K-3D / DVI-D 1920x1200-60Hz
    • b. External Modes: Learning Mode-1 (Single Learning) & Learning Mode-2 (Multiple Learning)
  • Automatic scanning input & output status via LCM screen on the front panel
  • 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 IR remotes and IR extenders for a distance of up to ~ 984 ft (300M) maximum
  • Supports universal power adaptor AC100V~AC240V, 50/60Hz


  • Type of HDMI Switcher: (8) Inputs to (8) Outputs HDMI over HDBaseT™ Matrix Switch with single CATx Cable
  • HDMI Support: HDMI 4K2K@30Hz, 1080p@60Hz, H36bit Deep color, compatible with 3D of HDMI V1.4 formats
  • HDBaseT™ Support: Bi-directional IR, RS-232, Multi Format Audio, Ethernet over one CATx cable
  • HDCP/CEC Support: HDCP 1.3 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
  • Inputs: (8) HDMI (HDMI or DVI digital source)
  • Outputs:
    • HDMI: (8) HDMI (to Destination)
    • HDBaseT™: (8) HDBaseT™ Transmitter via category cable & RJ-45 connector
  • HDBaseT™ Control Inputs:
    • (8) IR In (Sends IR signals to (8) Rooms via HDBaseT™ Transmitter)
  • HDBaseT™ Control Outputs:
    • (8) IR Out (Links to Receive IR signals from (8) Rooms via a HDBaseT™ Extender)
    • (1) All Tx LAN (All HDBaseT™ Transmitter Ethernet links to a HDBaseT™ Receiver)
  • HDBaseT™ Control I/O:
    • (8) RS-232 I/O (Control (8) Rooms RS-232 via HDBaseT™ extender Tx)
    • (8) IR In to (8) IR Out following the IR Matrix Switcher status
  • Switcher Controls:
    • Select & Function buttons on front panel (Data status via LCM panel show out)
    • IR Remote Control (switch control)
    • (8) IR Room Remote Controls (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
  • (23) Function Control Keys: 1. ALL, 2. OFF, 3. RECALL, 4. ENTER, 5. MEMORY, 6. LOCK, 7. EDID, 8. Destination button 1 thru 8, 9. 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
    • Select LEARNING Mode: Learning Destination EDID to Link Source
  • Infrared Frequency: 38KHz
  • IR Extend Distance: ~984 ft / 300M max
  • HDBaseT™ Extender Distance: ~328 ft / 100M max
  • HDMI I/O Connector: HDMI Type A - SMD 19-pin female type
  • Temperature: Operating Temperature 32°F-100°F (0°C-32°C)
  • Dimensions (LxWxH): 19 x 9.85 x 3.46 in (482x250x88 mm)
  • Rack Mount: 2RU High 19in Rack Mount #2U-440L (with rack mount)
  • Power Supply: AC 100~240VAC 50/60Hz (120V/1A/120W; 220V/0.54A/120W)
  • Safety Approvals: CE, FCC, REACH and WEEE
  • Weight: 3.75 Kg / 6.25 lb


  • SB-5688CK Matrix Switcher
  • RS-232 V2.0 / Ethernet V2.0 Protocol Instructions
  • IR Remote Control (SW-5688CK)
  • (8) Individual IR Remote Controls (SW-5688CK-IR01~IR08)
  • 19 inch ear mount bracket (Part # 2U-440L)
  • SB-100 IR Extender Receiver Set
  • CD Contents: Manual, Windows GUI, ISP V1.0 Windows driver
  • RS-232 Cable 6 ft (2M)
  • HDMI Locking Post Replacement Screws
  • Worldwide Universal Power Supply: 100~240VAC, AC 50/60Hz
  • Optional: SB-100C IR Extender Receiver Cable (6.5ft (2M))
  • Users Guide