Pulse Eight neo:8

Gone are the days of a video matrix just switching video, Pulse-Eight systems are the heart and soul of the modern automated home, providing video instantly where it is needed and contextual feedback to the rest of the home automation system on what the user is doing.

Our flagship control technology – CEC, allows any TV supporting HDMI-CEC (of which pretty much all TVs now do) to send key presses from the original TV remote through the HDBaseT™ link and the neo:8 will route these messages to the connected source devices (i.e. your Sky box or Blu-Ray player).

Core Features
  • Ultra HD 4K Video Transmission (upto 340Mhz), 1080p, 3D
  • Full HDCP 2.2 Support
  • 8x HDMI Inputs
  • 8x HDBaseT Class B Outputs
  • 2x HDMI Outputs (Mirrored)
  • HDMI-CEC Bi-Directional Control
  • Bi-Directional IR Control
  • Responsive Web Interface
  • Automatic EDID Management
  • Three year standard warranty

Key Technologies
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Compatible Control System Drivers
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MatrixOS

At the core of neo is MatrixOS the beating heart of our 340Mhz video processing unit. Providing you with instant access to all of your connected source devices in stunning Ultra HD 4K, 1080p or 3D. This powerhouse helps to create a “just works” solution, from dynamically generating EDIDs (to ensure the best video quality to every TV) right through to handling software updates for the HDBaseT link. With one goal in mind. Giving you the best possible video distribution system in the world.

Contextual IR

4 in, 4 out, that’s 16 possible combinations of your video. Historically matrixes have offered remotes with 8 or 16 buttons, requiring multiple presses to get video to the TV your watching. We thought this was an odd solution, given you already known which room you are in, so should the matrix! Our designers did away with this old concept and instead created Contextual IR, this reduces the number of buttons to just 4, one for each possible input. Whatever room your in, select 1, 2, 3, 4 and watch that source instantly.

HDMI-CEC

But then we asked, why use IR at all? Most TVs now support CEC, we are world experts in CEC technology with our libCEC and USB-CEC Adapters, so we’ve baked that technology into neo. Now you can just use your normal TV remote and press the “Source” key, each of your input devices will be listed and just select the one you want and the matrix will route the video automatically, even if the source does not support CEC itself

If however, the source device does not support CEC, then you can continue to control it via your remote control as neo will automatically relay the necessary messages to your source device.

Instant On

In the UK, Sky (one of the main satellite TV providers) recently added CEC support, the way they did it was pretty interesting (simply press the “Sky” button and your TV turned on and so did the Sky+ HD box) and it gave us an idea, we could do this with neo. With Instant On, press the Sky button in any room and we will detect this, turn the TV on and switch the video path to the Sky+ HD box.

But we go one step further, if you have more than one Sky+ HD box connected to neo then we will intelligently detect which Sky+ HD box is not in use and route this to your TV

Don’t worry if you are not in the UK, Instant On can be customised for just about any collection of source devices

Scheduled Events

neo supports more than just reacting to button presses. You can configure neo to turn your TV on at a specific time, or turn it off. View a certain source from 3 till 7 and then something else till 12. It’s all possible from within the web interface built into neo.

Web Interface

We want to give you the best experience possible, to do this, we think it’s important you can access neo from any device, be it mobile, tablet or desktop PC and in any browser. We’ve done this with our responsive design, so it works with you and not the other way round. Our web interface is built directly on top of our REST/API, this means that whatever you can do on your phone, you can get your control system to do also and vice versa. There are no hidden tricks or special codes that require a magic moon dance to work. All of our documentation is free and available on our monitoring site.

Fits your device

Whatever the device, neo scales its interface to work around you

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Automatic discovery

Gotomymatrix.com

Reaching neo’s powerful web interface is easy, there is no app to install or configuration required. Just make sure neo is connected to the internet and when on the same local network as neo visit gotomymatrix.com Our intelligent routing technology will automatically redirect you to the web interface and select the right display for you

Monitoring

It’s important that you get video all the time, to help us do that every neo professional matrix keeps in contact with our cloud management service. You can tell if this is working with the Monitored LED on the front of the matrix. If you get stuck, your installer or yourself can log into our cloud portal and see helpful diagnosis information (if you let them), fix problems remotely or tell you where you may have gone wrong in the installation. All of this is free of charge. If neo has a problem, we get alerted too and we can get in contact to arrange a hardware replacement or give you a step by step guide to get you up and running again.

Smarter TV

What you see is what you control, instead of complex remote controls, use your original TV remote

Contextual IR

4 in, 4 out, that’s 16 possible combinations of your video. Historically matrixes have offered remotes with 8 or 16 buttons, requiring multiple presses to get video to the TV your watching. We thought this was an odd solution, given you already known which room you are in, so should the matrix! Our designers did away with this old concept and instead created Contextual IR, this reduces the number of buttons to just 4, one for each possible input. Whatever room your in, select 1, 2, 3, 4 and watch that source instantly.

Rack mountable

Small and lightweight, can be mounted into almost any rack type. Matching your existing equipment so it seamlessly blends in.

Monitoring

It’s important that you get video all the time, to help us do that every neo professional matrix keeps in contact with our cloud management service. You can tell if this is working with the Monitored LED on the front of the matrix. If you get stuck, your installer or yourself can log into our cloud portal and see helpful diagnosis information (if you let them), fix problems remotely or tell you where you may have gone wrong in the installation. All of this is free of charge. If neo has a problem, we get alerted too and we can get in contact to arrange a hardware replacement or give you a step by step guide to get you up and running again.

Instant On

In the UK, Sky (one of the main satellite TV providers) recently added CEC support, the way they did it was pretty interesting (simply press the “Sky” button and your TV turned on and so did the Sky+ HD box) and it gave us an idea, we could do this with neo. With Instant On, press the Sky button in any room and we will detect this, turn the TV on and switch the video path to the Sky+ HD box.

But we go one step further, if you have more than one Sky+ HD box connected to neo then we will intelligently detect which Sky+ HD box is not in use and route this to your TV

Web Interface

We want to give you the best experience possible, to do this, we think it’s important you can access neo from any device, be it mobile, tablet or desktop PC and in any browser. We’ve done this with our responsive design, so it works with you and not the other way round. Our web interface is built directly on top of our REST/API, this means that whatever you can do on your phone, you can get your control system to do also and vice versa. There are no hidden tricks or special codes that require a magic moon dance to work. All of our documentation is free and available on our monitoring site.

HDMI Inputs: 8
HDBaseT Outputs: 8x HDBaseT Class B (lite)
HDMI Outputs: 2 (Mirror)
Max HDBaseT Cable Distance 4K: 40 metres
Max HDBaseT Cable Distance 1080p: 70 metres
HDBaseT Recommended Cable: Cat5e or greater
Colour Supported: 4K:8bit,1080p:12bit
TMDS Clock Speed: 340 Mhz
Max Bandwidth: 10.2 Gbps
Encryption: HDCP 1.4 and HDCP 2.2
PoH: 8x neo:Lite PoH Receivers included
Infrared: Bi Directional
CEC Control: Full

Voice Control: Alexa
IP Control: Yes
Monitoring: Real Time Remote Monitoring Portal
ARC (Audio Return Channel): No
DSC (Display Stream Compression): No
Ethernet Pass-through: No
Power Supply: IEC X14 Inlet – 100-240 4.0/2.0A 50/60Hz
Power Consumption: Max 2Amps @ 240V
Material: Smooth Textured Powder Coated Steel
Product Dimensions: 43 x 8.9 x 29.5cm (Matrix)
Product Weight: 6.1 Kg (Matrix)
Operating Temp Range: 0 to +35 degrees (32 to 95 Fahrenheit)
Operating Humidity Range: 5 to 90% RH (no condensation)
Manufactured in: Great Britain by Pulse-Eight

Kit Includes: Neo:8 Chassis | 8x Neo:Lite PoH Receivers | 8x Infrared Blaster Cable Pack | Rack Ears |Country Specific Power Cord | Power Supply | Context Sensitive 8 Button IR Remote | Installation Guide

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