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GEF-HDFST-848-8ELR 8x8 Matrix for HDMI 8 ELR-POL Outputs Bi-Direction IR Free Shipping!

Our PN: GEFN9100146
Manufacturer: Gefen
Platform(s): Mac & Win

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Quick Overview

Route any eight HDMI sources and Bi-Directional IR control to eight different locations up to 330 feet (100 meters) away, using HDBaseT® over a single CAT-5e cable



Manufacturer Part Number: GEF-HDFST-848-8ELR

The GefenPRO 8x8 Matrix for HDMI with 8 ELR-POL Outputs and Bi-Directional IR routes up to eight Hi-Def sources at resolutions up to 1080p Full HD with Deep Color and multi-channel digital audio to any of eight HDTV displays, using FST to speed up HDCP authentication process. Each of the included ELR-POL Receivers units are used to extend HDMI to eight locations, using Gefen ELR (Extra Long Range) and POL (Power Over Line) technologies. ELR is based on HDBaseT and allows the extension of HDMI using a single CAT-5e cable. POL eliminates the need to externally power the Receiver units. The GefenPRO 8x8 Matrix for HDMI supports 3DTV pass-through and 8 channel digital audio formats such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. Each source is accessible at all times from any display location by using the included IR Remote, the RS-232 port, IP control (Telnet or Web GUI), or by using the front-panel push buttons. Bi-Directional IR allows the source to be controlled from the viewing location, when used with optional GEF-HDFST-8IRKIT which contains: (8) 6-ft mini stereo audio cable, (16) IR emitters, and (8) IR extender modules.The display can be controlled from the source location using IR commands. 3D content can be displayed when connecting a 3DTV and 3D source.

How It Works

Using HDMI cables, connect the Hi-Def sources to the eight HDMI inputs on the matrix. Connect up to eight HDTV displays to the included Receiver units, also using HDMI cables. Use a single CAT-5e cable, up to 330 feet (100 meters), to connect each of the Receiver units to the matrix.

Connect the included AC power cord to the matrix and connect it to an available electrical outlet. Power to each of the Receiver units is delivered from the matrix. To control each Hi-Def source from the display location, connect an IR Extender to the IR Ext jack on each Receiver unit. Connect an IR Emitter to the corresponding IR Out for each source input on the matrix and place the IR emitter over the IR sensor of the Hi-Def source. Point the IR remote at the IR Extender (at the display location) to control the Hi-Def source. To control the display placed near the Receiver unit, connect the IR Emitter output from an automation device (such as the Gefen PACS or Mini PACS) to the corresponding IR Input on the matrix. Connect an IR emitter to the IR Out on each Receiver unit, and attach the IR emitter to the IR sensor of the display.

Fast Switching Technology (FST) is a Gefen software implementation for HDMI products. FST was created to improve the lengthy HDMI authentication process, based on the HDMI and HDCP specifications. FST allows for connecting/disconnecting or turning any of the HDTV displays on or off without affecting other displays within the audio/video distribution system.

Shielded (STP) CAT-5e or CAT-6a is recommended. Unshielded (UTP)CAT-5e or CAT-6a may be acceptable depending on cable quality but is not the top choice.
POL (Power Over Line) technology from Gefen utilizing the Ethernet channel to send power to the Receiver unit.

Supported HDMI Features

  • Resolutions up to 1080p Full HD
  • HDCP-compliant
  • 12-bit Deep Color
  • x.v.Color
  • LPCM 7.1 audio, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-HD Master Audio
  • 3DTV pass-through
  • Lip Sync pass-through

  • Routes any eight Hi-Def sources to any eight HDTV displays independently
  • Sends and Receives IR signals from any of the 8 remote locations to the matrix, when used with optional GEF-HDFST-8IRKIT
  • Includes eight ELR-POL receiver units
  • ELR technology allows extension up to 330 feet (100 meters)
  • POL feature provides power to each ELR receiver
  • HDBaseT technology
  • Gefen FST speeds up the HDCP authentication process
  • Fast and Slow FST Modes
  • Advanced EDID Management for rapid integration of sources and displays
  • Ability to save and recall presets
  • Supports DVI sources and displays
  • Field-upgradeable firmware via IP or RS-232
  • Front Panel Switching
  • IR Control of the matrix via front panel sensor and from each Receiver
  • Serial (RS-232) control
  • IP Control via Web Server and Telnet
  • Rack mountable (2U tall, rack ears included)
  • Internal power supply with detachable IEC AC cord
  • Back panel master power switch


  • Maximum Pixel Clock: 225 MHz
  • ELR extension range: Up to 330 feet (100 meters)
  • Matrix Video Input Connectors: (8) HDMI Type A 19-pin, female, locking
  • Matrix Video Output Connectors: (8) ELR-POL RJ45, female
  • Receiver Video Output Connector: (1) HDMI Type A 19-pin, female, locking
  • Power Indicator (Matrix/Receiver): LED, blue=On, red=Standby
  • Lock Indicator (Matrix): LED, blue
  • USB Port (Matrix): Mini-B, female (factory use only)
  • Ethernet Port (Matrix): (1) RJ45, female, shielded
  • RS-232 Port (Matrix): (1) DB-9, female
  • IR Input Port (Matrix): (9) 3.5mm mini-mono jacks
  • IR Output Port (Matrix): (9) 3.5mm mini-mono jacks
  • IR Extender Port (Receiver): (1) 3.5mm mini-stereo jack
  • IR Output Port (Receiver): (1) 3.5mm mini-mono jack
  • Power Supply: Internal, 100V to 240V AC, 50/60 Hz, detachable IEC cord
  • Power Consumption (Matrix): 200W (max.)
  • Operating Temperature: 0 to +104 F (0 to +40 C)
  • Rack mounting requirements (Matrix): Standard 19in rack, 2U high
  • Dimensions (Matrix - W x H x D): 17.25in x 3.5in x 12in (440mm x 89mm x 305mm)
  • Dimensions (Receivers - W x H x D): 4.4in x 1.1in x 3.35in (110mm x 27mm x 85mm)
  • Shipping Weight (1 Matrix and 8 Receivers): 40 lbs. (18 kg)

Included Items

  • (1) 8x8 Matrix for HDMI w/8 ELR-POL (GEF-HDFST-848-8ELR)
  • (1) Set of Rack Ears (Attached) (RACK-AB-2U-BLK)
  • (8) Receiver Units (GEF-HD-2IR-ELRPOL-R)
  • (1) IT Remote Control (RMT-848IRN)
  • (1) AC Power Cord (CAB-POWERCORD-US)
  • (1) Quick-Start Guide (QSG-GEF-HDFST-848-8ELR)


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