The SB-5688LCM is our next-generation 8X8 HDMI Matrix Routing Switch, designed for multiple sources and displays. There are eight HDMI connections for inputs and eight HDMI connections for outputs located on the back panel. This unit has EDID management and EDID memory, including a new feature called “Fast Speed Start®” which permits switching between HDMI sources in as little as 2 seconds. The SB-5688LCM supports bandwidth of 6.75Gbps and data rates up to 2.5 Gbps, enabling 1080p HDMI formats and UXGA DVI resolutions. Building upon our successful 5688p series, the SB-5688LCM’s front panel includes an LCD display with two data display lines. Functional manual control is achieved through push buttons located on the front panel. External functional control is achieved through a RS-232 connection or through the IR Remote Control. The RS-232 connection allows functions to be controlled by systems like Control4 (drivers included) or any computerized software/hardware control system. When using the SB-5688LCM Matrix Routing Switch, one-to-many or many-to-one connections can be established. You can easily connect any input device to any output device. You can also establish a single input device to many output devices, eliminating the need to constantly re-route video input and output cables.