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8x8 HDMI and HDBaseT matrix routing switcher


The SB-5688LCM-CT is high-performance 8x8 matrix routing switcher with eight (8) HDMI inputs and supports simultaneously eight (8) HDMI and eight (8) CAT5e/6/7 outputs. The SB-5688LCM-CT works with products designed using HDBaseT specifications. Supporting HDMI Video with embedded audio, RS-232, IR bi-directional, and all over a single CAT5e/6/7 cable. With a signal bandwidth of 340Mhz, there is no signal degradation. High Definition Digital signals can be selected and distributed to any 16 outputs simultaneously. The Switcher is certified as being fully CEC and HDCP 2.0 compliant, HDMI V1.4a 3D formats, data rates up to 6.75 Gbps. Supports UXGA/WUXGA/DVI 1920x1200 resolution to any HD displays. The SB-5688LCM-CT has one (1) CAT5e/CAT6 and HDMI connector for each output, effectively making this an 8x16 switcher (same signal on both outputs). One (1) CAT RJ-45 connection on each output extends the HDMI signal to remote location via HDBaseT CAT5e/6/7 HDMI Receiver SB-6335R. The EDID can be selected between seven (7) different modes. Control is provided via Front panel push buttons, IR remote or via RS-232. An RS-232 Windows GUI interface is provided for matrix routing.



NOTE: Receivers Sold seperately. See SB-6335R

Zone control with 8 independent remote controls provide easy channel selection based on independent remotes. 

For example: Remote #2 controls only video on Output number 2.

Also included is one master remote that operates all source and destination devices.

Add HDBaseT receivers separately using the "Associated Products" at the side of this page.



  • 3D Enabled
  • 8x HDMI source devices matrix switched to 8x HDMI and 8x CAT5e/6 Extender output devices
  • Application IR enabled by products designed using HDBaseT Specifications, RS-232, Multi Audio Format and HD Video Signals over CAT5e/6 Cable
  • HDMI digital Video with embedded Audio, DVI format and CEC/HDCP 2.0 compliant
  • Worldwide control EDID modes for HD Video resolutions
  • Link speeds of up to 6.75 Gbps (link clock rate of 340MbHz), Support HDMI 1.4a 3D formats
  • Wide range of HD resolutions from PC XGA to WUXGA 1920x1200 and HDTV/DTV HDMI resolutions 480i/480p, 576i/576p, 720p, 1080i and 1080p
  • Compatible with all HDMI source devices, PC monitors, Plasma HD display, HDTV and audio receivers/amplifiers
  • Digital Video TMDS formats Resolution up to 1080p-60 with Deep color 36-bit
  • Digital Audio Support:
  • Dolby TrueHD
  • Dolby Digital
  • Dolby Digital Plug/ex
  • DTS
  • DTS-HD
  • DTS-HD Master
  • DTS-EX
  • PCM, PCM2, LPCM2
  • Various User Interface Control:
  • Windows based GUI control via RS-232 port
  • Front Panel push button
  • IR wireless remote control
  • Third party RS-232 controller (via simple ASCII)
  • Support World Wide Control Functions: ALL/OFF/RECALL/ENTER/MEMORY/EDID/LOCK
  • Support EDID Modes:
  • Internal Modes: AUTO/1080p-2CH/1080p-5.1/1080p-7.1/1080i-2CH/720p-2CH
  • External Modes: Passing mode with learning function
  • Automatic scanning input and output status via LED show on front panel
  • Support IR Remote and IR Extender with distance up to ~ 1000 ft (300m) Max
  • EDID configuration via Internal modes
  • Consumer Electronic Control (CEC) switch all open or OFF




Type of Switcher: 8 in to 8 out, HDBaseT Matrix HDMI Matrix Routing Switcher

Inputs: Video TDMS 0.5, 1.0Vpp, DDC 5Vpp

Signals Supported: HDMI Standard, DVI and HDCP Compliant

Video Supported: 1080p HDMI formats and DVI UXGA 1600x1200 HD resolutions

Audio Supported: DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby True- HD and Dolby Digital Plus

Various video input interface supporting digital video standards such as:

RGB/YCbCr: 24/30/36 bits

YCbCr: 8/10/12/16/20/24 bits

Double data rate interface for RGB/YCbCr: 12/15/18 bits

Controls: IR, IR EXT, Select buttons on the front panel and RS-232

Data Rates: 250Mbps to 6.75Gbps

IR Extender Distance: 1,000 ft

Infrared Frequency: 38KHz

Safety Approvals: CE, FCC, RoHS (2002/95/EC)

Switcher Size (LxWxH): 19* x 9.85 x 3.5 in (*with rackmount bracket) (482 x 250 x 89 mm)

Shipping Weight: 19 lbs

Power Source: DC12V/2A (consumption 1680mA Max)

Use Universal Switch Type 50/60Hz, 100~230 VAC


SB-5688LCM-CT HDBaseT HDMI Matrix Switcher

Master wireless IR Remote Control (SW-5688)

(8 each) Individual wireless IR Control (SW-5688CT-IR01~IR08)

19 inch Ear mount bracket (Part # 2U-440L)

IR Extender Transmitter (SB-101)

IR Extender Receiver (SB-100)

(2 each) IR Extender Cable 10 ft (3m)

RS-232 Cable 6 ft (2m)

CD Contents: This manual, Windows GUI, ISP V1.0 Windows driver, RS-232 driver (All Windows Operating Systems)

Users Guide

AC/DC Adapter: Worldwide Universal Power Supply 100~230 VAC, AC 50/60Hz, 5A


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