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Blustream C88CS

8×8 HDMI 2.0 / IR / PoC to HDBaseT Matrix Switcher

6 × HDMI inputs; 6 × HDBaseT; Max 40m at 4K, 70m at 1080p

£1661 (£1993.20 inc. VAT)
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Blustream C88CS

The Blustream Contractor 8x8 HDBaseT™ Matrix offers unprecedented performance and value for the custom installation market.

The C88CS is a HDMI 2.0 4K 60Hz 4:4:4 HDCP 2.2 Matrix utilising CSC technology* to deliver HDMI, Bi-directional IR and PoC up to lengths of 40m over a single CAT cable (1080p to 70m).

The Matrix also provides advanced features including simultaneous HDBaseT™ / HDMI on output 1, video down conversion on HDBaseT™ outputs, and a web browser interface module for control and configuration of the matrix.


See also: Blustream RX70CS.

Blustream C88CS Key Features

  • Advanced HDBaseT™ technology offering distribution of video and audio over a single CAT cable
  • Advanced Colour Space Conversion (CSC) supports HDMI 2.0 18Gbps specification including HDR*
  • Features 8 x HDMI inputs which can be independently routed to 8 x HDBaseT™ outputs
  • Output 1 features simultaneous HDMI and HDBaseT™ output
  • Video down-conversion on HDBaseT™ outputs allowing a display only capable of supporting lower video resolutions (4K 60Hz 4:2:0 or 1080p) to receive 4K 60Hz 4:4:4 video content while still showing maximum original 4K UHD resolution on remaining video outputs
  • Supports 4K 60Hz 4:4:4 UHD video up to 40m
  • Extends HDMI 1080p video up to 70m
  • Supports all industry standard video resolutions including VGA-WUXGA and 480i-4K
  • Supports all known HDMI audio formats including Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD Master Audio transmission
  • Web interface module for control and configuration of matrix
  • Supports bi-directional IR on all HDBaseT™ outputs
  • Control via front panel, IR, RS-232 and TCP/IP
  • Supports PoC (Power over Cable) to power compatible HDBaseT™ receivers (RX70CS recommended)
  • Supplied with Blustream IR receivers and emitters
  • 3rd party drivers available for major control brands
  • 1U Design for 19" rack mount integration - mounting kit included
  • Advanced EDID management
  • HDCP 2.2 compliant 
  • Recommended receiver: RX70CS (where 18Gbps CSC support is required)
  • *For 18Gbps CSC support use RX70CS receivers
HDMI
RS-232 Control
IR Control
4K 4096*2160 and 3840*2160 Resolution
Power over Ethernet
HDMI 2.0

Blustream C88CS Specifications

Connectivity

Video Input 8 × HDMI Type A, 19-pin, female 
Video Output 1 × HDMI Type A, 19-pin, female, 8 × HDBaseT™ RJ45 connector
RS-232 Serial Port 1 × DB9 Serial connector
TCP/IP Control 1 × RJ45, female
IR Input Ports 9 × 3.5mm stereo jack
IR Output Ports 8 × 3.5mm mono jack

Mechanical

Rack Mountable 1U rack height, rack ears included
Case Dimensions 437 × 377 × 44mm (W × D × H)
without Feet & Connections
Case Dimensions 437 × 384 × 53mm
with Feet & Connections
Shipping Weight 6.25kg
Operating Temperature 32°F to 104°F (-5°C to +55°C)
Storage Temperature -4°F to 140°F (-25°C to +70°C)
Power Supply Internal 100-240V AC
In The Box 1 × C88CS
1 × Rack Mounting Kit
1 × Remote Control
8 × IR Emitters
9 × IR Receivers
1 × RS-232 Control Cable
1 × IR Control Cable - 3.5mm-3.5mm Cable
1 × Quick Reference Guide
Power Cable(s)

Blustream C88CS Usage Diagram



Blustream C88CS Usage Diagram

Blustream C88CS Optional Cables

DescriptionLengthPriceInc. VAT
Blustream HDMIM8K-1 48Gbps Micro Form 8K HDMI Cable 1.0m £17 £20.40
Blustream HDMIM8K-2 48Gbps Micro Form 8K HDMI Cable 2.0m £19 £22.80
Blustream HDMIM8K-3 48Gbps Micro Form 8K HDMI Cable 3.0m £22 £26.40
Blustream HDMIM8K-5 48Gbps Micro Form 8K HDMI Cable 5.0m £49 £58.80
Blustream HDMIM8K-7 48Gbps Micro Form 8K HDMI Cable 7.0m £64 £76.80
Blustream HDMIM8K-10 48Gbps Micro Form 8K HDMI Cable 10.0m £89 £106.80
Blustream HDMI48G-1 Precision 8K Resolution 48Mbps HDMI Cable 1.0m £38 £45.60
Blustream HDMI48G-2 Precision 8K Resolution 48Mbps HDMI Cable 2.0m £42 £50.40
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