MX2 test

Lightware adds eight new devices to the MX2 matrix switcher series in 2018. The MX2 series is a fully HDMI 2.0 compatible matrix router line, with a maximum resolution of 4K UHD at 60 Hz in 4:4:4 format, while also supporting HDR, Dolby Vision, 3D, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.

The devices are HDCP 2.2 and HDCP 1.4 compliant with cross conversion capabilities, while device control can be achieved via Ethernet, RS-232 and USB ports. The rich feature set of the routers also include proprietary Lightware services and technologies.

Eight Variants with Various Add-ons and Enhancements

These newly released MX2 matrix switchers are available with 16x16 and 24x24 crosspoint sizes, with or without analog audio add-ons, and all four versions are also available with redundant power sources, paired with rugged power connectors and reinforced control ports. All models feature a front panel, color LCD screen with great visibility, and a jog-dial, multi-function button, enabling the users to manage every device feature and service directly.

Models with Direct Crosspoint Switch Buttons

Both 16x16 and 24x24 crosspoint models come with a full set of front panel crosspoint buttons, for easy direct switching in a dynamically changing environment.

Models with Analog Audio I/O Ports

The models with the analog audio input and output ports have 5-pole Phoenix connectors for audio embedding and de-embedding. The 16x16 unit has 4x4 I/O audio ports plus another 4x audio output ports which can be freely assigned to any output HDMI signals. The 24x24 device versions have 8x8 I/O audio ports. Although the models with the analog audio add-on lack the front panel direct crosspoint switch keys, all crosspoint changing functions are still available by using the jog-dial button next to the LCD display, the open API or the web-based control software.