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CRM88: Ultra Wide bandwidth HDTV & audio matrix switch
Product ID: CRM88
CRM88: Ultra Wide bandwidth HDTV & audio matrix switch

Ultra Wide Bandwidth HDTV 8 x 8 or 16 x 16 Matrix Switch

                          Accepts Any Remote Control or RS-232

CRM88 is currently out of stock. Please use CMX88 or CMX1616 instead  

Back panel image         Front panel image        Back panel diagram

Ever wished you could view full quality HDTV throughout your house without a closet full of equipment in every room?  CRM88 integrates everything you need to distribute all your HDTV video and audio sources to all the displays throughout your home. 

CRM88 is the most feature rich high performance matrix switch on the the market.  We support more signal types than the competition, plus we offer a 16x16 matrix mode in the same box if you ever expand your home theater.

The CRM88 has the following features (8x8 basic mode)

  1. 8 input sets, each includes the following
    • HDTV component video
    • Composite video
    • Digital audio Coax / RCA
    • Digital audio TOSLINK / Optical (6 inputs)
    • Analog audio R/L
  2. 8 independently controllable output sets, each includes the following
    • HDTV component video
    • Composite video
    • Digital audio Coax / RCA
    • Digital audio TOSLINK / Optical (6 outputs)
    • Analog audio R/L
  3. Remote IR control with Zerokey code learning ability
  4. RS-232 input for serial control
  5. Professional quality video amps capable of driving cables up to 300'
  6. Designed and tested to pass all video signals up to and including 1080p
  7. Steel rack mountable case
  8. Optional rack mounting ears

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Flexible control options

CRM88 can be controlled by several methods, you can choose the one the best fits your home theater control scheme.

  1. Manual control using the front panel buttons
  2. IR control using a programmable remote.  You can download the Pronto codes needed here
  3. IR control using your standard remote.  Zerokey can learn any remote keys to control CRM88
  4. RS-232 control with a PC or your existing home theater controller.  RS-232 programming guide here

Each output is individually switch-able.  You can configure CRM88 in one of 4 control modes:

  1. Basic 8x8 mode:  Component video, composite video, analog audio, and digital audio(coax/tos) switch together.
  2. Advanced 8x8 mode:  Component video, composite video, analog audio, and digital audio(coax/tos) all are switched independently
  3. Video 16x16 mode:  Switch is configured as 16x16 component video switch plus 14x14 digital audio switch
  4. Audio 16x16 mode:  Switch is configured as 16x16 composite video & audio switch plus 14x14 digital audio switch

Video distribution

CRM88 is the ideal amplifier for driving long video cables in your home.  Many vendors claim their products can do this, but very few can accomplish this without distortion of the video.  The most important amplifier design factors in driving long cables are source impedance matching, output connector quality, amplifier bandwidth, and amplifier current drive and slew rate.  Our amplifier uses the best components for all these, resulting in the best signal distribution you can get.  If you are interested in video distribution, please see our information page for more tips on optimizing your network for zero distortion.

ZeroKey technology

The CRM88 switch can be controlled manually by toggle button, by remote control, or RS-232.  The remote control interface uses ZeroKey infrared code cloning to map any remote control key to each of the inputs & outputs.

ZeroKey technology is compatible with virtually all remote controls, and does not interfere with the normal operation of the remote.  The best way to use this is to program the CRM88 with the same keys you normally push to switch your AV receiver or TV.  The CRM88 will switch at the same time as your TV or receiver without the need for complicated macros or pushing extra buttons!

ZeroKey programming is stored in flash memory, and you will not need to reprogram even if you lose power.  If you buy a new remote in the future, don't worry, the CRM88 can be reprogrammed as much as you like.

Unit includes:

  • CRM88 HDTV matrix switch as pictured
  • 9V or 12V DC desktop power supply
  • Owners manual
  • 3 year warranty

Specifications:

  • 48 High bandwidth analog inputs  (can be used for component video, composite video, and analog audio)
        75Ohm or 10KOhm terminated at all frequencies (selectable by jumper)
        Gold plated matched low impedance RCA jacks
        1Vpp nominal input swing (Ypbpr) or 1.3Vpp (Cvbs)   4Vpp maximum  (DC invariant)
        DC rejection via capacitive coupling
        Crosstalk < -80 dB
  • 48 High bandwidth analog outputs  (can be used for component video, composite video, and analog audio)
       Source impedance 75 Ohms
       Gold plated matched low impedance RCA jacks
       All output sets individually controllable/switchable
       High performance amplifier capable of driving over 300ft of coax cable per output
       1V/V (audio) or 2V/V (video) selectable gain
       -3dB bandwidth > 100 Mhz
  • 6 Optical Digital audio inputs + 6 Optical Digital audio outputs
       Optical digital audio inputs have built in shutters, no plugs needed
       Selectable transcoding from coax digital audio
       All outputs individually controllable/switchable
  • 8 Coax Digital audio inputs + 8 Coax Digital audio outputs
       Gold plated matched low impedance RCA jacks
       AC coupled to protect all connected equipment
       Capable of driving over 300ft of coax cables
       Selectable transcoding from optical digital audio
       All outputs individually controllable/switchable
  • IR & RS-232 (DB9 female) control
  • Internal design
        Flash programmable micro controller enables ZeroKey remote technology
        Ultra wide bandwidth integrated buffered t-switch matrix prevents crosstalk or signal distortion
        Independent professional quality video amplifiers for best performance
        High reliability capacitors and self resetting fuse protection for long life
        Designed and manufactured in the USA

  • Housing
        Black steel rack mountable housing   17" x 13" x 3.5"   (2 RU)

 

Online manual (word document)    Quick setup guide (word document)   

Jumper setting documentation (word document)

 

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