Blustream – PLA88CS – 8 X 8 Pla tinum Matrix

$11,999.00 RRP Inc GST



8×8 4K HDMI 2.0 HDBaseT™ CSC AV Matrix with Audio Downmixing



Our Platinum 8×8 HDBaseT™ CSC Matrix delivers a range of industry leading features.

The PLA88CS is a 4K HDMI 2.0 8×8 Matrix, distributing HDMI, ARC, LAN, Bi-directional IR / RS-232 and PoC up to lengths of 150m (1080p) over a single CAT cable.

Advanced optional features include dual HDMI and HDBaseT™ outputs featuring CSC for support of 4K resolutions including 4K 60Hz 4:4:4 colour space, and HDR, with independent down-scaling of 4K video to allow those displays only capable of supporting lower video resolutions to receive 4K video while still showing maximum original UHD resolution on the higher-definition displays.

The Matrix also provides advanced features including independent Dolby Audio (Atmos) & DTS Audio down mixing on HDMI and audio outputs allowing a mixture of different audio output formats for use with different audio capable displays and AV amplifiers.

The PLA88CS also includes independent audio routing, Audio Return Channel (ARC), Optical (S/PDIF) audio delay for lip sync correction, bi-directional IR and RS-232 pass-through, and a web-GUI for control and configuration.




  • Advanced HDBaseT™ technology offering distribution of video and audio over a single CAT cable

  • Advanced Colour Space Conversion (CSC) supports HDMI2.0 18Gbps specification including HDR

  • 4x Simultaneous HDBaseT™ and HDMI outputs to allow connection to dual displays per zone

  • Extends HDMI up to distance of 150m at 1080p, and 4K UHD video up to 100m (up to 4K 60Hz 4:4:4) using LRM (Long Range Mode)

  • Features 8x HDMI inputs which can be independently routed to 4x HDBaseT™, and 4x HDBaseT™ / HDMI outputs

  • 2x HDBaseT™ CSC inputs for connectivity to remote video sources not located locally to the Matrix

  • Independent video scaling on all HDBaseT™ outputs

  • Independent Dolby Audio & DTS Audio down mixing on HDMI and audio outputs

  • Up to 24×16 Audio Matrix independently controllable from video:-

    • 2x analogue L/R and 2x Optical (S/PDIF) audio inputs which can be routed to audio outputs, or embedded onto HDBaseT™/ HDMI outputs

    • HDMI audio breakout to Optical (S/PDIF) digital, or analogue L/R audio outputs with variable pre-amp line level control

    • Supports ARC (Audio Return Channel) via HDMI or Optical (S/PDIF) digital inputs from compatible RX150CS Receivers

    • Supports full Dolby Audio and DTS Audio down mixing from HDMI inputs to 2ch audio

  • Supports all industry standard video resolutions including VGA-WUXGA and 480i-4K

  • Bi-directional IR & RS-232 from all input and output locations (with compatible Transmitters & Receivers)

  • Integrated Ethernet (100Mbps) switch (LAN Serving) when used with Blustream RX150CS Receivers

  • Web interface module for control and configuration of the Matrix

  • Control of Matrix via front panel , IR, RS-232, and TCP/IP

  • Supports 24V PoC (Power over Cable) to power compatible RX150CS or RX70CS Receivers

  • 3rd party drivers available for major control brands

  • HDCP 2.2 compliant with advanced EDID management

  • 2U Design for 19” rack mount integration – mounting kit included

  • Recommended receiver: RX150CS (where 18Gbps CSC, Long Range Mode, LAN, Audio Return, and 24V PoC support is required)

  • Optional receiver: RX70CS (where 18Gbps CSC, Audio Return, and 24V PoC support only is required) – max distance 70m at 1080p, 40m at 4K 60Hz 4:4:4



  • Video Input Connectors: 8 x HDMI Type A, 19-pin, female, 2 x HDBaseT™ RJ45 connectors

  • Video Output Connectors: 4 x HDMI Type A, 19-pin, female, 8 x HDBaseT™ RJ45 connectors

  • Audio Input Connectors: 2 x Analogue audio L/R (3.5mm stereo Jack), 2 x Optical (S/PDIF)

  • Audio Output Connectors: 8 x Analogue audio L/R (3.5mm stereo Jack), 8 x Optical (S/PDIF)

  • RS-232 Serial Port: 9 x 3-pin Phoenix connector

  • TCP/IP Control: 1 x RJ45, female

  • Ethernet/Network: 1 x RJ45, female

  • IR Input Ports: 10 x 3.5mm stereo jack

  • IR Output Ports: 9 x 3.5mm mono jack

  • Rack Mountable: 2U rack height, rack ears included

  • Casing Dimensions (W x H x D): 440mm x 87mm x 361mm (without feet)

  • Shipping Weight: 8.8kg

  • Operating Temperature: 32°F to 104°F (0°C to +40°C)

  • Storage Temperature: -4°F to 140°F (-20°C to +60°C)

  • Power Supply: Internal 100-240V AC

    NOTE: Specifications are subject to change without notice. Weights and dimensions are approximate.

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