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DVI Matrix Switch - 8 x 8 with Audio  

Route HDTV video from eight DVI sources to eight DVI screens with audio.


3 YEAR DoubleDiamond™ Warranty (Standard)

Product Highlights

  • Simplifies the routing of source inputs for screen output to multiple displays.
  • Switch manually, from its IR remote, or via RS-232 signals on a computer.

  • Further Details

  • No signal degradation. Supports resolutions up to 1920 x 1200.
  • Sources can be up to 115 feet (35 m) away from the switch.
  • Front-panel LCD shows all programmed commands and switch responses.
  • Enables you to save EDID data for optimum digital display communications.
  • 4U high, designed for installing in 19" racks or cabinets.
  • Terminal connectors for balanced or unbalanced audio.

  • Route digital video and audio easily from eight servers, DVD or HDTV players, or other DVI sources to eight DVI displays with the high-peformance DVI Matrix Switch, 8 x 8, with Audio.

    The matrix switch eliminates the need to manually move multiple DVI cables to display video from different sources on different screens. With the switch, any input can be directed to any output, making it ideal for point-to-point to multipoint applications.

    The matrix switch strongly suits use in:
    • Broadcast rooms and studios.
    • Digital signage administrative consoles.
    • Conference rooms and corporate theaters.
    • Multimedia and TV instructional applications.
    • Healthcare, hospital, and R&D imaging applications.
    • Educational classrooms with a mix of digital source devices.
    • Government multimedia command centers and control consoles.

    Switch from preset configurations.
    The switch supports 10 preset configurations and enables you to save a specific task under one of the preset configurations and retrieve it quickly. Using the Lock Safe feature, you can lock the unit from being accidentally switched to an incorrect mode.

    Use the DVI Matrix Switch, 8 x 8, with Audio for cross switching of multiple video and audio signals. You can even set up the switch so audio and video have separate matrix modes. For example, video input on the first port can be routed to the second video output port while audio on the first port is directed to the third audio output.

    Control switching on front panel, from the included IR remote controller, or via control input using command line interface strings on an attached computer.

    It's especially designed to be controlled through its included software application on an RS-232 or network computer, or from a Crestron, AMX, or similar third-party computerized software/hardware control system. The switch even comes with an RS-232 cable for quick setup.

    High-resolution video switching with EDID support.
    The DVI Matrix Switch, 8 x 8, with Audio can handle any resolution up to WUXGA (1920 x 1200) without any signal degradation. Plus, featuring full EDID simulation and memory, the switch can also be used with the newest EDID-capable screens. You can save EDID data from your displays so source devices are optimized for the connected screens.

    Plus, it features re-clocking technology, which enables you to use long DVI cables on both its input and output sides. Because the matrix switch supports input cabling distances of up 115 feet (35 m), it can be placed in a location central to multiple servers or media player sources stored in different rooms.

    In addition, it supports video output cabling distances up to 23 feet (7 m), which makes it great for distributing video from a secure room to digital signage in a public area.

    Other matrix switching options from Black Box:
    This same switch is available in a non-audio version: The DVI Matrix Switch, 8 x 8 (VSW-DVI8X8).

    For higher-end, Web-manageable matrix video-only switching, see our DVI-D Matrix Switches, available in configurations for 4 x 4 (XPT-DVI4X4), 4 x 8 (XPT-DVI4X8), 8 x 4 (XPT-DVI8X4), and 8 x 8 (XPT-DVI8X8) routing.

    NOTE: Supports digital video only and is not HDCP compliant.

    What's included:
  • Matrix switch with power cord
  • IR remote controller
  • RS-232 cable
  • RS-232 application software CD
  • User manual

  • Audio Frequency   20 Hz-20 kHz
    Clock Jitter < 0.15 Tbit
    Distance (Maximum) Video input cable length: 115 ft. (35 m);
    Video output cable length: 23 ft. (7 m)
    Resolution (Maximum) 1920 x 1200
    Switching Speed (Maximum) 200 ns
    Video Bandwidth 165 MHz
    CE Approval Yes
    RoHS Yes
    Connectors Video inputs: (8) DVI-D F (dual-link);
    Video outputs: (8) DVI-D F (dual-link);
    Audio input: (8) Phoenix screw terminal blocks;
    Audio output: (8) Phoenix screw terminal blocks;
    Serial control: (1) DB9 F (RS-232)
    Power 110-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, autosensing
    Size 7"H (4U) x 19"W x 10.2"D (17.78 x 22.9 x 26 cm)
    Weight 7 lb. (3.5 kg)

    NOTE: Supports digital video only and is not HDCP compliant.

    NOTE: Technical specification weight is the unit weight. It is not the packaged shipping weight. For shipping weight, please contact Black Box customer service at 1-800-316-7107.


    • DVI Matrix Switch (8 x 8, with Audio) Manual
      Manual for AVSW-DVI8X8 and VSW-DVI8X8 (Version 1)


    • AVSW-DVI8X8 Software
      Software for the AVSW-DVI8X8 and VSW-DVI8X8.

    Accessory: EVNDVI02-0010

    Digital Visual Interface (DVI) Cable, DVI-D Male, Straight Hood/DVI-D Male, Straight Hood, 10-ft. (3.0-m)

    Digital Visual Interface (DVI) Cable, DVI-D Male, Straight Hood/DVI-D Male, Straight Hood, 10-ft. (3.0-m)

    Double Diamond Warranty
    3 YEAR DoubleDiamond™ Warranty (Standard)

    Double Diamond™ Warranty (Standard)


    Take the risk out of equipment purchases with the Double Diamond™ Warranty from Black Box Network Services.

    The Double Diamond Warranty is our warranty that protects your Black Box® brand products* from accidental damage, including drops, water, and power surges.

    The DVI Matrix Switch - 8 x 8 with Audio comes with a standard 3 Year warranty already included.

    During the warranty period, Black Box Network Services will repair or replace your damaged equipment within one week of receipt at NO CHARGE!*

    Plus, get an Extended Double Diamond Warranty.

    You can also extend your warranty or protect a previously purchased Black Box® brand product** for an additional year—for only 10% of the purchase price! Or, extend your coverage for a full three years for only 20% of the purchase price!

    Ordering an extended warranty is easy: When viewing a product in your shopping cart, just select the one or three years of additional coverage in the dropdown menu under “Warranty Options.” For details, contact Customer Service at 724-746-5500.

    * Warranty subject to certain exclusions and limitations
    ** Certain products may not be eligible.

    What’s more, we also have a 45-day return policy. Simply call Customer Service for a Return Authorization (RA) number, return your product in new condition and in the original package, and receive a full refund.

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    Weight: 11.875 lbs.
    HxWxD: 11.5 x 16 x 21.5 in.

    What’s more, we also have a 45-day return policy. Simply call Customer Service for a Return Authorization (RA) number, return your product in new condition and in the original package, and receive a full refund.

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