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Crestron : CEN-RGBHVHB12X8

By: Crestron
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12x8 High-Bandwidth RGB Matrix Switcher

The Crestron CEN-RGBHVHB12X8 is capable of routing up to 12 computer or video sources to up to 8 display devices. Its five matrix levels accommodate any combination of analog RGBHV, HD/component, S-Video and composite signals. Ultra high-bandwidth and wide response ensure optimum performance for every signal as part of any AV system. Sync impedances for each input are selectable from the front panel or software to accommodate both short and long cable runs.

CEN-RGBHVHB12X8 features include:

  • Ultra high-bandwidth 12 x 8 matrix switcher
  • 800 MHz video bandwidth (-3dB)
  • Incredibly wide response and low crosstalk
  • Stereo audio signal routing with breakaway
  • Audio DSP with volume, tone, and graphic EQ
  • Paging mode with automatic ducking
  • Professional balanced audio inputs and outputs
  • Audio input level compensation
  • Video input sync detection
  • Video-follow-sync switching technology
  • Adjustable video and audio blanking
  • Selectable input sync impedance on all inputs
  • LCD front panel for easy setup and standalone operation
  • Crestron® system integration via Cresnet® or Ethernet
  • Very low power consumption and a quiet fanless design
  • 3-space rack mountable
  Switcher 12x8(x5) matrix video-follow-sync switching, adjustable blanking, sync detection, sync regeneration, front panel selectable sync input termination
  Signal Types RGB, composite, S-Video, and component video (does not transcode)
  Formats RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, YUV, NTSC, PAL, HD up to 1080i/1080p
  Horizontal Frequency 10 to 200 kHz
  Vertical Frequency 20 to 200 Hz
  Gain 0dB (75 ohms terminated)
  Bandwidth 800 MHz (-3dB)
  Blanking Time Adjustable 0 to 10 seconds, 0.5 second steps
  Sync Rise/Fall Time 2 ns maximum
  Switcher 12x8 stereo matrix switching; adjustable blanking; audio breakaway; input gain compensation; 8-channel stereo DSP w/5-band graphic EQ, volume, bass, treble, and mute control; paging mode (signal at Input 12 momentarily mixes with or overrides the current selected input at every output w/adjustable sensitivity and ducking behavior)
  Signal Types balanced and unbalanced stereo analog line-level
  • Typical of 12 stereo inputs:
  Analog-To-Digital Conversion 24-bit 48 kHz
  Input Compensation ±10.0 dB per input
  • Input 12 only, Paging Mode:
  Mix Input Level 0 to 100%
  Sensing Threshold -80 to 0 dB
  Sensing Attack Time 1 to 250 ms
  Sensing Hold Time 1 to 2000 ms
  Ducking Depth 0 to 80 dB attenuation
  Ducking Release Time 1 to 1000 ms per dB of recovery
  • Typical of 8 stereo outputs:
  Digital-To-Analog Conversion 24-bit 48 kHz
  Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.5 dB
  THD + Noise 0.005%
  S/N Ratio >104dB @ full output, A-weighted
  Stereo Separation >104dB
  Output Channel Separation >100dB
  Blanking Time Adjustable 0 to 10 seconds, 0.5 second steps
  Output Volume Level Control -80.0 to +20.0 dB, adjustable from 0% to 100% plus mute
  Bass Control ±15.0 dB
  Treble Control ±15.0 dB
  EQ Mode 5-band graphic EQ
  GEQ Center Frequencies 63, 200, 550, 2k, 12k Hz
  GEQ Gain ±12.0 dB per band
  Ethernet For control and console, 10/100 Mbps, auto-switching, auto-negotiating, auto-discovery, full/half duplex, DHCP
  Cresnet® For control and console, Cresnet slave
  USB USB client for computer console
Connectors – Video
  IN 1 – 12 (12) sets of (5) BNC female;
RGB, component, S-Video, or composite video inputs;
RGB Input Level: 1 Vp-p with ±0.5 VDC offset maximum;
RGB Input Impedance: 75 Ohms nominal;
Sync Input Types: RGBHV, RGBS[1], RGsB[1], YPbPr[1];
Sync Input Level: 3 to 5 Vp-p;
Sync Input Impedance: 75 or 510 Ohms, independently selectable for H and V per input;
Sync Detection: Reports discrete H and V signal presence and sync rates per input
  OUT 1 – 8 (8) sets of (5) BNC female;
RGB, component, S-Video, or composite video outputs;
Formats: Same as selected input;
RGB Output Level: Same as selected input;
RGB Output Impedance: 75 Ohms nominal;
Sync Output Type: Same as selected input;
Sync Output Level: 5 Vp-p
Connectors – Audio
  INPUT 1 – 12 (12) 5-pin 3.5mm detachable terminal blocks;
Balanced/unbalanced stereo line-level inputs;
Maximum Input Level: 4 Vrms balanced, 2 Vrms unbalanced;
Input Impedance: 24k Ohms balanced, 12k Ohms unbalanced;
Note: Input #12 may be configured for “Paging” mode
  OUTPUT 1 – 8 (8) 5-pin 3.5mm detachable terminal blocks;
Balanced/unbalanced stereo line-level outputs;
Maximum Output Level: 4 Vrms balanced, 2 Vrms unbalanced;
Output Impedance: 200 Ohms balanced, 100 Ohms unbalanced
Connectors – Control & Power
  LAN (1) 8-wire RJ45 female;
10Base-T/100Base-sTX Ethernet port
  NET (1) 4-pin 3.5mm detachable terminal block;
Cresnet slave port, connects to Cresnet control network;
Does not draw power from the network
  G (1) 6-32 screw, chassis ground lug
  100-240V~50/60Hz 1A MAX (1) IEC 60320 C14 main power inlet;
Mates with removable power cord (included)
  COMPUTER (front) (1) USB Type B female;
USB computer console port (6 ft cable included)
LCD Display
  Green LCD alphanumeric, adjustable backlight, 2 lines x 20 characters per line;
Displays inputs/outputs by name, scan rates, audio settings, IP configuration and setup menus
Controls & Indicators
  SOFTKEYS (4) pushbuttons for execution of LCD driven functions
  HW-R (1) recessed miniature pushbutton for hardware reset, reboots the switcher
  CLEAR (1) pushbutton and red LED, clears all matrix routing
  VIEW (1) pushbutton and red LED, toggles VIEW mode on/off
  TAKE (1) pushbutton and red LED, executes routing
  MENU (1) pushbutton, steps menu back one level
  ENTER (1) pushbutton, executes highlighted menu or value
  A (1) pushbutton & red LED, selects audio routing view
  V (1) pushbutton & red LED, selects video routing view
  SYNC (1) pushbutton & red LED, displays input sync rate
  Quick-Adjust Knob (1) continuous turn rotary encoder, adjusts menu parameters
  IN 1 – 12 (12) pushbuttons and red LEDs, select input to be routed
  OUT 1 – 8 (8) pushbuttons and red LEDs, select output destination(s)
  LAN (rear) (1) green and (1) amber LEDs, green indicates Ethernet link status, amber indicates Ethernet activity
Power Requirements
  Main Power 1 Amp maximum @ 100-240 Volts AC, 50/60 Hz
  Power Consumption 30 Watts maximum
  Cresnet Power Usage none
  Temperature 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
  Humidity 10% to 90% RH (non-condensing)
  Heat Dissipation 102 BTU/Hr maximum
  Chassis Metal, matte black finish, convection cooled, vented sides
  Faceplate Metal, matte black finish with polycarbonate label overlay
  Mounting Freestanding or 3U 19-inch rack-mountable (adhesive feet and rack ears included)
  Height 5.20 in (133 mm) without feet
  Width 17.03 in (433 mm);
19.00 in (483 mm) with ears
  Depth 13.13 in (334 mm)
  14.5 lb (6.58 kg)

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