Linx Matrix Switchers

HDMI/DVI, HD Video Matrix Switchers

RGB Spectrum's modular Linx Matrix Switchers accommodate any mix of copper, fiber or twisted pair connections to provide connectivity solutions for applications requiring signal distribution within rooms, and across buildings and campuses.

Copper, fiber, or twisted pair (HDBaseT) input and output cards
Three chassis sizes up to 32 x 32 I/O
Fast and seamless switching
HDCP compliant - any source to all outputs
Total EDID Manager™
RGB, YUV, 3G/HD-SDI, HDMI, DVI and dual-link DVI
HDBaseT inputs and outputs
HDMI embedded audio with breakout
DVI/HDMI signal transmission over a single fiber
Color space conversion
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Overview 

Incorporating RGB Spectrum’s proprietary CrossXFormat® functionality, our multi format digital matrix switchers accept any combination of DVI, RGB and/or component signals. Inputs are processed and output as DVI/HDMI signals, which can be single-link, dual-link, fiber, scaled, HDMI or HDBaseT, depending on the I/O cards installed.

RGB Spectrum’s Total EDID Manager is an integrated software solution that simplifies EDID management and control. It enables Linx matrix switchers to optimize output quality, even when an input signal is routed to multiple display devices with different resolutions.

HDCP-compliant Linx matrix switchers accommodate content-protected HDMI signals, including embedded audio pass-through, on all DVI channels. HDCP-encoded signals can be routed to all displays simultaneously, regardless of source device key limitations. The digital matrix switcher also has the unique ability to turn off the HDCP feature for non-protected content.

There are a variety of control options for our digital DVI matrix switchers: the Web Control Panel, an intuitive GUI that can be accessed through a web browser; command line interface; front panel controls (for preset recall); a BP-16 button panel; iPhones; iPads; and third-party control systems.

Linx matrix switchers provide users with an unprecedented degree of flexibility. Building on RGB Spectrum's long tradition of quality and reliability, our digital DVI matrix switchers are ideal for 24/7 operation in applications that require the routing of multiple inputs with uncompromising speed and quality.

I/O Cards and Endpoints

The Linx matrix switcher system includes modular input and output (I/O) cards designed to accommodate a broad range of signal types over a variety of transmission media. The following I/O cards are available:

Input Cards

  • DVI / HDMI
  • DVI / HDMI + RGB
  • HDBaseT
  • Fiber DVI / HDMI
  • 3G / HD-SDI

Output Cards

  • DVI; DVI with Scaling
  • HDMI + Audio
  • HDBaseT
  • Fiber DVI / HDMI

DVI with Scaling Output Cards provide real-time routing of sources to displays, regardless of input signal type or timing, eliminating the lag-time and “black screens” characteristic of other DVI matrix switchers. Scaler output cards offer pan and zoom functionality and allow users to save and recall up to 100 preset scaling and routing configurations.

HDMI + Audio Output Cards offer HDMI connectors and a terminal block for de-embedded balanced or unbalanced analog stereo audio. De-embedded audio signals can be routed to an external audio processor or amplifier for broadcast, monitoring or recording.

CAT-Linx I/O cards use Power over HDBaseT (PoH) technology to provide 48 VDC of power directly to endpoints, eliminating the need for external power supplies. CAT-Linx cards are fully compliant with HDBaseT standards and enable the transmission of HDMI (with embedded audio) and serial data between the Linx matrix switcher and compatible endpoints.

CAT-Linx devices also provide a cost-effective way to achieve RS-232 control by enabling the transmission of serial control signals with video and power over a single CAT‐6 cable. Using a touch-screen control system, users can send serial commands to a variety of display devices over cable lengths of up to 100 meters (328 ft).

RGB Spectrum’s products are protected by the following patents: 7,893,941; 8,120,612 B2; 8,723,873 B2; 8,723,874 B2; 8,120,581; 8,184,065; 9,026,700 other patents pending.

Specifications 
Model: Linx 1000
Physical
Input/output
(Max)
8x8
Dimensions (H x W x D)
3.5 x 19 x 16 inches
(8.9 x 48.3 x 40.7 cm)
Weight
20 lbs / 9.1 kg
Air filter
N/A
 
Power Specifications
Power
100-240 VAC; 50/60 Hz
Power supply
Internal
 
Usage:
Fully Loaded
100 W
Usage:
Incl. pin power
130 W
Usage:
Max with scaler
170 W
Model: Linx 1800
Physical
Input/output
(Max)
16x16
Dimensions (H x W x D)
7 x 19 x 16 inches
(17.8 x 48.3 x 40.7 cm)
Weight
30 lbs / 13.6 kg
Air filter
Washable foam filter;
Pore density 10 ppi
Power Specifications
Power
100-240 VAC; 50/60 Hz
Power supply
User swappable
 
Usage:
Fully Loaded
230 W
Usage:
Incl. pin power
295 W
Usage:
Max with scaler
375 W
Model: Linx 3400
Physical
Input/output
(Max)
32x32x
Dimensions (H x W x D)
12.25 x 19 x 17.5 inches
(31.1 x 48.3 x 44.5 cm)
Weight
57 lbs / 25.9 kg
Air filter
Washable foam filter;
Pore density 10 ppi
Power Specifications
Power
100-240 VAC; 50/60 Hz
Power supply
Dual redundant,
hot swappable
Usage:
Fully Loaded
430 W
Usage:
Incl. pin power
555 W
Usage:
Max with scaler
715 W

 

All Models
Control
Serial
RS-232, 9600-115,200 baud
Network
Ethernet TCP/IP 10/100/1000Base-T; Command line and graphical user interface
Audio
Passthrough
Digital Audio Passthrough
Supported Audio
Supports stereo audio 5.1 and 7.1 with HDMI sources and sinks
Environmental
Temperature Operating, nominal
41 to 104 °F (5 to 40 °C)
Temperature Non-Operating
-4 to 158 °F (-20 to 70 °C)
Humidity Operating
5 to 90%; noncondensing
Altitude
Up to 13,123 ft (4000 m) at 104 °F (40 °C) or below
Input Cards
DVI/HDMI
Format
2-channel
Signal Type
DVI or HDMI 1.3
Pixel Clock Rate
25 MHz to 165 MHz
HDCP Compliant
Yes
Resolutions
Up to 1920 x 1200, 2048 x 1152 and 1920 x 1080p/60
Connectors
DVI-I (2)
Cable Equalization
Manual/Auto to 164 ft / 50 m
Max Cable Length
164 ft / 50 m
Power Consumption
6.3 W
DVI over Fiber
Format
2-channel
Signal Type
DVI or HDMI 1.3
Pixel Clock Rate
25 MHz to 165 MHz
HDCP Compliant
Yes
Resolutions
Up to 1920 x 1200, 2048 x 1152 and 1920 x 1080p/60
Connectors
SC Fiber (2)
Max Cable Length
1312 ft / 400 m
Power Consumption
8.7 W
DVI/HDMI/Analog RGB
Format
2-channel or 1 channel dual-link (DL option)
Signal Type
Single-link DVI or HDMI 1.3, RGBHV, YPbPr
Pixel Clock Rate
25 MHz to 165 MHz
HDCP Compliant
Yes
Resolutions
Up to 1920 x 1200, 2048 x 1152 and 1920 x 1080p/60
Connectors
DVI-I (2)
Cable Equalization
Manual/Auto to 164 ft / 50 m
Max Cable Length
164 ft / 50 m
Power Consumption
9.5 W
3G/HD-SDI
Format
2-channel
Signal Type
SMPTE 292M and SMPTE 424M
Pixel Clock Rate
25 MHz to 165 MHz
HDCP Compliant
No
Resolutions
Up to 1920 x 1080p(3G-SDI); Up to 1920 x 1080i(HD-SDI)
Connectors
BNC (2)
Cable Equalization
HD: 656 ft / 200 m; SD: 393 ft / 120 m
Max Cable Length
656 ft / 200 m
Power Consumption
8.5 W
HDBaseT
Format
2-channel
Signal Type
DVI or HDMI 1.3
Pixel Clock Rate
25 MHz to 165 MHz
HDCP Compliant
Yes
Resolutions
Up to 1920 x 1200, 2048 x 1152 and 1920 x 1080p/60
Connectors
RJ-45 (2);3.5 mm (2)
Max Cable Length
328 ft / 100 m
Power Consumption
25.6 W (w/POH)
4K
4K Inputs
Linx accommodates 4K signals (3840 x 2160/30) if converted to dual-link DVI & dual-link option & appropriate I/O cards present.
Output Cards
DVI/HDMI
Format
2-channel
Signal Type
HDMI 1.3 or DVI
Pixel Clock Rate
25 MHz to 165 MHz
HDCP Compliant
Yes
Resolutions
Up to 1920 x 1200, 2048 x 1152 and 1920 x 1080p/60
Connectors
DVI-I (2)
Max Cable Length
49 ft/ 15 m no boost
Power Consumption
6.7 W
DVI over FIber
Format
2-channel
Signal Type
HDMI 1.3 or DVI
Pixel Clock Rate
25 MHz to 165 MHz
HDCP Compliant
Yes
Resolutions
Up to 1920 x 1200, 2048 x 1152 and 1920 x 1080p/60
Connectors
SC Fiber (2)
Pin Power
500 mA @ 5VDC
Max Cable Length
1312 ft / 400 m
Power Consumption
10.8 W
Scalar DVI
Format
2-channel
Signal Type
HDMI 1.3 or DVI
Pixel Clock Rate
25 MHz to 165 MHz
HDCP Compliant
Yes
Resolutions
Up to 1920 x 1200, 2048 x 1152 and 1920 x 1080p/60
Connectors
DVI-I (2)
Pin Power
500 mA @ 5VDC
Max Cable Length
15 m no boost
Power Consumption
25 W
HDMI w/Audio
Format
2-channel
Signal Type
HDMI 1.3 or DVI
Pixel Clock Rate
25 MHz to 165 MHz
HDCP Compliant
Yes
Resolutions
Up to 1920 x 1200, 2048 x 1152 and 1920 x 1080p/60
Connectors
HDMI (2) terminal block
Pin Power
500 mA @ 5VDC
Max Cable Length
16 ft / 5 m no boost
Power Consumption
8.5 W
HDBaseT
Format
2-channel
Signal Type
HDMI 1.3 or DVI over HDBaseT
Pixel Clock Rate
25 MHz to 165 MHz
HDCP Compliant
Yes
Resolutions
Up to 1920 x 1200, 2048 x 1152 and 1920 x 1080p/60
Connectors
RJ-45 (2);3.5 mm (2)
Pin Power
POH 10 watts @ 48VDC
Max Cable Length
328 ft / 100 m
Power Consumption
25.6 W (w/POH)
Case Studies 
University of Aberdeen video wall
Case Study Info
Application 
Lobby Wall
Customer 
University of Aberdeen, Sir Duncan Rice Library
Case Study Details
NASA Ames Research Center console
Case Study Info
Application 
Research Center, Flight Simulator
Customer 
NASA Ames Research Center
Case Study Details
Washington University, St. Louis, MN
Case Study Info
Application 
Auditorium & Classrooms
Customer 
Washington University, Charles Knight Executive Education Center, St. Louis
Case Study Details
Saudi Aramco Upstream Professional Development Center video display
Case Study Info
Application 
Professional Development Center
Customer 
Saudi Aramco
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