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Binary HDMI Matrix Switcher B-520-MTRX-230-8x8

Binary HDMI Matrix Switcher B-520-MTRX-230-8x8

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Binary™ HDMI 8x8 Matrix Switcher with Simultaneous HDMI and HDBaseT Outputs with POC



Binary HDMI Matrix Switcher B-520-MTRX-230-8x8

with Simultaneous HDMI and HDBaseT Outputs with POC 

You asked. We delivered. Our ultra-reliable Binary Matrix Switcher is now power-over-cable (POC) enabled, so the matrix powers the receiver. Of course it’s still built on the same principles that put Binary on the map: custom install expertise, innovative technology, and ease-of-use. It even comes equipped with everything needed for control system integration: Ethernet, RS-232 control, and IR routing to boot. It uses a single Cat5e/6 cable to transmit HDMI signals and bidirectional IR - up to 230 ft.


  • 8 HDMI inputs by (8) mirrored HDMI and HDBaseT outputs (B-520-MTRX-230-8x8)
  • 6 HDMI inputs by (6) HDMI and (4) HDBaseT outputs (B-520-MTRX-230-6x4+2) 
  • PoC capable – HDBaseT receiver B-520-RX-230-IR can be powered via the Category cable
  • Supports video resolutions up to1080p/60 36bit color
  • Supports all HDMI audio formats
  • Supports all HDMI 3D formats 
  • Sophisticated EDID handling including embedded, learned, and auto modes 
  • HDMI or DVI with adapter (not included)
  • IR Control from integrated receiver or 3.5mm input
  • Bidirectional IR passthrough when using B-520-RX-230-IR
  • Home Control via IR, RS-232 and Ethernet 
  • PC Setup and configuration using dedicated software 
  • HDCP 2.0 compliant 
  • CEC Passthrough

Package Contents

  • 1 x B-520-MTRX-230-8x8 
  • 1 x 12V DC, 16A Power supply 
  • 1 x Owners manual 
  • 2 x Rack ears
  • 4 x Mounting screws
  • 1 x CD ROM 
  • 1 x IR Remote

Simultaneous HDMI & HDBaseT Outputs 

Each output provides an HDMI output for local display(s), as well as an HDBaseT output for longer distances. Just pair the HDBaseT output with the optional receiver to achieve distances up to 230 feet. Best of all, both of these outputs can be used in parallel. A great example of this is for use with a preview monitor - connect the projector via the HDBaseT and the preview monitor via HDMI.

Integration Ready w/ Ethernet, RS-232 and IR Routing

To control the matrix itself, Ethernet, bi-directional RS-232 and IR are all available. But the goodies don't stop there – when using an optional HDBaseT receiver, the same Cat5e/6 cable that sends HDMI signals to the TV can also carry IR signals back to source components. And with built-in IR routing you don’t have to worry about conflicting codes between devices. Need to send IR signals from a control system to the TV? No problem, the matrix has IR inputs for each room too, handy for sending commands to turn on TVs and change the volume, for example. For guaranteed performance, use Episode IR Products. 

Power-Over-Cable (POC) Enabled 

This feature enables all the HDBaseT receivers to be powered from the matrix switchers. This means there is no need of power supplies on the receiver side.

HDMI® with 3D 

If you love acronyms, this 8X8 has you covered with full support of the HDMI® (with 3D), Deep Color (36bit) and HDCP 2.0 as well as support for Dolby® True HD, Dolby® Digital Plus, DTS™-HD Master and LPCM audio formats.

EDID Management: Work Smarter, Not Harder 

Thanks to HDBaseT functionality, you don’t have to fiddle with any EQ settings between the switcher and its receiver. Just plug and play – it doesn’t get easier than that! And for more sophisticated systems, like those with varying display resolutions, EDID settings can be configured using the included remote control or convenient PC configuration utility. Three EDID modes are provided for ultimate flexibility - Auto, Embedded and Learning.

Software Toolkit 

The included PC Configuration utility lets you easily manage EDID settings, test inputs and outputs, update firmware and more.

Rack Mountable

Supplied rack ears make it easy to get this switcher securely mounted. Plus there are two power supply connectors – one on each side of the chassis – so you can run power wherever it’s most convenient within your rack layout.

Built-In ESD and Surge Protection 

Extensive hardware qualification testing has led us to our most intelligent circuit design yet, and a robust product with excellent ESD and Surge protection. Every connection was tortured with ESD at 12KV, as well as surges up to 1600V. More importantly, though, they lived to tell about it.

Engineered by SnapAV 

Under the hood of this 8X8 is an engineer’s paradise. Our surface-mount, high-speed circuits (up to 6.75 Gbps) are built on a multi-layer board to give you reliable HDMI switching that supports current and future 3D technologies. “Engineered by SnapAV" is not just a saying, it’s what we do. 


HDMI compliance HDMI 3D
HDCP Compliance Yes
Video bandwidth 6.75 Gbps
HDMI over UTP Transmission Full HD 1080p 36-bit deep color: 200 ft (Cat5e/Cat6), 230 ft (Cat6a)
Full HD 1080p 24-bit color: 200 ft (Cat5e/Cat6), 230 ft (Cat6a)
1080i/720p 24-bit color: 200 ft (Cat5e/Cat6), 230 ft (Cat6a)
Input TMDS Signal 1.2 Volts (peak-to-peak)
Input DDC Signal 5 Volts (peak-to-peak, TTL)
ESD Protection (1) Human body model — ±12kV (air-gap discharge) & 
±8kV (contact discharge) (2) Core chipset — ±8kV
IR Signal (Bi-directional) Carrier frequency: 20-60kHz
HDBaseT Link 8xRJ45
HDMI 16xHDMI Type A (19-pin female)
IR (In) 1x3.5mm Mono
All IR (Out) 1x3.5mm Mono
IR Input to Room 8x3.5mm Mono
IR Output to Source 8x3.5mm Mono
RS-232 Control Port DB9
Power Polarized
Ethernet 1 x RJ45
Housing Metal Enclosure
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17.32" x 3.46" x 12.60" (without ears)
Weight 11.56 lbs.
Power Supply 12V, 16A
Power consumption 50W
Operation Temperature 32 - 104°F / 0 - 40°C
Storage temperature -4 - 140°F / -20 - 60°C
Relative Humidity 20-90% RH (no condensation)
Certifications and Compliance Product: CE, FCC,Rohs
Power Supply: CE, FCC, Rohs, UL

Name Binary HDMI Matrix Switcher B-520-MTRX-230-8x8
Short Description

control4 certified

Binary™ HDMI 8x8 Matrix Switcher with Simultaneous HDMI and HDBaseT Outputs with POC


SKU B-520-MTRX-230-8x8
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Manufacturer Binary
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