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Modular Matrix Switching for HDTV Signals

The HLX™ System distributes HDTV signals up to 1,000 feet away to convenient zone receivers mounted wherever televisions are to be located. Its robust back plane design allows up to 12 sources to distribute component video up to 1080p, along with analog stereo audio, digital coaxial audio, and digital optical audio. The new HLX offers a winning combination of performance, value, and unique features.


• Integrates seamlessly with third-party control systems from Control4, URC, RTI, and more
• Distributes video and audio over two Cat 5e/6 cables (zone receivers sold separately)
• Three dual Cat 5 zone receiver options available
• Zone outputs extend signals up to 1,000 ft. over two Cat 5e/6 cables
• Breakaway switching (switch video and audio independently)
• Specially designed 2-way IR routing system
• Simple, PC-based setup
• One-step USB firmware updates
• Industrial rack mount design featuring a 6-card cage and heavy duty internal power supply
• Integrated modular power supply

• Component video (YPbPr)
• Digital audio (coaxial and optical)
• Cross-Converts digital audio - digital coax and optical sources are converted and output as both formats simultaneously
• Analog stereo audio

Control Interfaces
• Ethernet port for receiving serial commands via telnet
• Serial port for receiving RS-232 serial commands
• Front panel IR receiver
• Rear panel IR jack (3.5 mm jack)
• IR input on each zone receiver (3.5 mm jack)
• Front panel capacitive touch buttons and knob