Gefen EXT-UHD-88 Matrix Switcher Offers HDCP 2.2 Compatibility

In addition to its ability to switch UltraHD/4K sources and provide HDCP 2.2 compatibility, the EXT-UHD-88 from Gefen also incorporates a web interface, front-panel control buttons, IR options and RS-232 control options.

With the newly announced EXT-UHD-88 matrix switcher from Gefen, dealers can route eight UltraHD/4K sources to any combination of eight displays while supporting the HDCP 2.2 copyright protection technology.
Robert Archer · September 24, 2015

Gefen is well established as a signal management company. Its products cover a wide range of applications that include everything from basic residential solutions to advanced systems for commercial use.

Adding to its selection of matrix switching solutions, the Chatsworth, Calif.-based manufacturer has introduced its 4K Ultra HD 8x8 Matrix for HDMI w/HDCP 2.2 (EXT-UHD-88). Gefen explains it provides cross-point routing of eight UltraHD/4K sources to any combination of eight displays, as well as support for the new HDCP 2.2 content protection protocol.

The EXT-UHD-88 supports resolutions up to 4K Cinema-DCI (4,096x2,160 at 24H, 30Hz or 60Hz 4:4:4) as well as lower resolutions. It provides compatibility with the aforementioned HDCP 2.2. and the legacy HDCP 1.4 formats. Designed to work with the company’s Gefen Syner-G software, dealers can utilize the software’s Discovery and Show Me functions to automatically detect all installed units on a Local Area Network (LAN) and configure their IP settings.

Supporting dealers’ ability to install the matrix switcher into just about any A/V environment, the EXT-UHD-88 features a web-based interface that includes options to upload, download and save EDID information from any connected display, as well as basic control functions that includes source routing. Other control options include front-panel buttons, IR remote, RS-232, Telnet and UDP.

MSRP for the 4K Ultra HD 8x8 Matrix for HDMI w/HDCP 2.2 (EXT-UHD-88) is $3,999.

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Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at robert.archer@emeraldexpo.com

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