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Blustream PLA88CS Platinum 8x8

Blustream PLA88CS Platinum 8x8

Blustream PLA88CS Platinum 8x8


The Platinum 8x8 HDBaseT™ CSC Matrix delivers a range of industry leading features.

The PLA88CS is a 4K HDMI 2.0 8x8 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 24x16 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