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Stackable 8x8+8 HDMI Matrix, 4K, 100m
HDANYWHERE, HDMI Matrix, AV Solutions for 5+ Rooms, AV Matrix Switchers
MHUB S is our solution for bigger projects. With up to 32 zones of video and control included, MHUB S is cheaper and easier to install than AV over IP.
Supporting 100m range for full-fat 4K, with uControl operating system included, there's finally an alternative to AV over IP.
Burn less calories thinking about your video distribution solution and spend more time building it.
Your time is important. A project may involve the procurement of hardware, infrastructure, control and installation. This takes time and effort. MHUB S provides everything you need inside the box - including 8x powered HDBT receivers and rack mounting hardware.
Simply add a Zone Processor when stacking 2 or more MHUB S units.
Building a 8x16, 8x24 or 8x32 system is the same difficulty as setting up a single MHUB.
If your project has less than 32 screens, then MHUB S offers exceptional value for money compared with other methods of distribution because there's no requirement for an expensive managed switch, and control is included.
Check out how MHUB stacks up against competing distributions solutions:
Mirrors enable easy stacking.
MHUB S can work standalone as a 100m 8x8 system, or it can be stacked with additional MHUB S units by mirroring the inputs. Every output operates discretely, and can select any source input from the foundation unit.
MHUB S even supports IR passback. A source device connected to the foundation system can receive an IR signal from MHUB S systems higher up in the stack.
Click here for the MHUB S stacking guide for more information.
Control everything connected to MHUB S with the uControl app*. With video distribution delivered by MHUB S, there's no need to spec a control system if you (or you customer) doesn't want to. Instead control the entire system from our app* - whether it's turning off all displays, switching to certain combinations, or scheduling Sequences so that displays turn on at a certain time on weekdays.
Control lighting scenes from Rako and Hue
New to uControl is the ability to add IP connections to lighting systems from Hue and Rako. Control lighting scenes from directly within uControl.
uControl is compatible with systems up to 4x MHUB S.
For larger systems (up to 64 outputs or 8x MHUB S units) you can use a third-party control system, with drivers available for all leading platforms.
[*] Note: uControl app available for Apple iOS (Android is no longer supported).
Click here for more information about uControl
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uControl your smart home tech with one remote. Navigate endless entertainment and scene-setting options, with a unifying remote for all media, music and mood control. Check it out here!
|Stackable to 32 Zones (x4 MHUB S) with Source IR passback and uControl
|Stackable to 48 Zones (x6 MHUB S) with uControl
|Stackable (6+ MHUB S) with Control System
|Supports formats up to 4K@60Hz (4:4:4) including HDR & Dolby Vision using TPC.
|Selectable down-scaling on all outputs
|Multi-channel digital audio support up to and including Dolby/Atmos and DTS:X
|HDMI Output Mirrors (x2) for AVRs
|Audio extraction on all outputs (not downmixed)
|Source Stacking IR (Pass IR from one MHUB system to the next)
|uControl, Apple Watch***, IP*** & Amazon Alexa compatible
|Fully customisable with API access
|Inputs / Mirrors / Outputs
|(x8) HDMI Inputs / (x8) HDMI Input Mirrors, (x8) Digital Coax, (x8) 3.5mm Stereo Jack / (x2) HDBaseT + HDMI Outputs, (x6) HDBaseT Outputs
|HDMI backplane 594MHz clock / 18Gbps data
HDBT 340MHz clock / 10.2Gbps data
|± 8kV (air-gap discharge) ± 4kV (contact discharge)
|Web GUI, IR, TCP/IP, RS232, App, Alexa
|Full control over sources, matrix hub & display functions.
|Hub 440 / 362 / 88mm (without feet)
RX 162.8 / 90 / 18mm
|0°C to 40°C
|-20°C to 60°C
|20~90 % RH (non-condensing)
|101W (max) tbcW (standby)
|2/3-year guarantee (Cloud registration required)
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HDanywhere video distribution systems require a single network cable to be run from each HDTV location, back to a central point. Some single wire systems use HDBaseT technology to transmit over 1 x Cat5e/6/7 cable up to a 100 Metre distance.
This article is designed to give you a good overview of the standard of wiring needed for a HDBaseT system.
HDBaseT is a transmission technology widely used for whole-home and commercial distribution of uncompressed HD multimedia content. The cornerstone of HDBaseT technology is 5Play™, a feature set made up of five key things that are sent over a single Cat cable:
Currently you can use Cat5e, Cat6, Cat6e, Cat6a, Cat7 or Cat7a with HDanywhere HDBaseT-based products. The baseline cable standard for HDanywhere systems is Cat5e. Slightly greater distances can be achieved by using Cat6, or slightly better still with the Cat7, which have thicker copper cores for easier signal transfer.
DO NOT USE COPPER CLAD ALUMINIUM (CCA) Cat 5/6/7 CABLE FOR HDBASET PRODUCTS.
Whichever network cable type you choose, ensure that the main wiring architecture is ‘solid core’, not stranded ‘patch’ cabling. Patch cabling can be used for the last few metres of a run (say from a wallplate) but should be avoided over the longer runs as signal transfer over stranded cores is heavily reduced.
The use of pre-made leads is not recommended unless you can be absolutely sure of their construction credentials (i.e. solid core 568B)
Unlike other systems, shielded FTP cable is not a stipulation. If however you preferred this type of cable please ensure compatible shielded accessories are used. Failure to terminate cable screen at all points can induce interference rather than eliminating it.
Best practice advice is to always use a straight piece of cable terminated directly at the matrix and the receiver ends.
If the patch panels are terminated correctly and well, there is minimal loss of distance with HDBaseT.
The use of wallplates and patch panels always has the potential to cause increased resistance on the cable, introducing ‘pinch points’ for signal transmission and could reduce advertised transmission lengths.
TIP – instead of using RJ45 wallplates, use brush plates instead to maintain the neat finish. A search for “brush plates” will yield many results.
HDBaseT is not a signal type that can travel over powerline/homeplug network extension systems.
Terminate the cabling using RJ45 connectors to the 568B wiring standard (shown below).
Check that the Cat cable is not bent, knotted, kinked or distorted in any way that would prevent these high frequency signals from traveling throughout the intended length.
Also, ensure that the cables as far away from potential sources of EMI (Electro-Magnetic Interference) such as electrical cables, transformers, light fixtures, etc.) as possible. Cables should maintain a 300mm separation from power cables.
Try re-terminating the RJ45 connectors again, making absolutely sure that every termination is perfect. Ensure that the RJ45 connectors are fully inserted and click locked into place firmly and securely to ensure perfect connector connection
DO maintain the twists of the pairs as close as possible to the point of termination, or no more than 13mm untwisted.
DO make only gradual bends in the cable where necessary to maintain the minimum bend radius of 4 times the cable diameter or approximately 30mm radius.
DO use low-to-moderate force when pulling cable. The standard calls for a maximum of 34 N-m (newton-metres of force).
DO use cable pulling lubricant for cable runs that may otherwise require great force to install. (You will be amazed at what a difference the cable lubricant will make)
DO keep Category cables as far away from potential sources of EMI (Electro-Magnetic Interference) such as electrical cables, transformers, light fixtures, etc.) as possible. Cables should maintain a 300mm separation from power cables.
DON’T allow the cable to be sharply bent, twisted, or kinked at any time. This can cause permanent damage to the geometry of the cable and cause transmission failures.
DON’T over-tighten cable ties or use plastic ties.
DON’T EVER splice or bridge Category cable at any point.
DON’T use excessive force when pulling cable.
DON’T use oil or any other lubricant not specifically designed for Category network cable pulling as they can infiltrate the cable jacket, causing damage to the insulation.
DON’T tie cables to electrical conduits, or lay cables on electrical fixtures
DON’T install cables taut. A good installation should have the cables loose, but never sagging.
DON’T use staples on Category cable that crimp the cable tightly. The common T-18 and T-25 cable staples are not recommended for Category cable. However, the T-59 insulated staple gun is ideal for fastening both Category and fibre optic cabling, as it does not put any excess pressure on the cable.
DON’T use patch cords (cables) or punch down blocks.