Pulse Eight Key Features

In a world of mass-produced AV equipment, Pulse Eight stands out from the crowd by manufacturing every Pulse-Eight product ourselves, all from their head office in Poole, Great Britain.

Utilising a carefully selected team of passionate engineering and manufacturing staff, who are at the top of the HDBaseT and Video distribution industry, means that all products have been designed and built to the very best standard. But that’s not all. Check out why you should choose Pulse-Eight below.

Pulse Eight Matrix

Pulse Eight neo:X+

Expanding on the X range of Video and Audio Matrixes we created the neo:X+. Featuring 8 HDMI inputs, 8 HDBaseT outputs and 2 HDMI outputs alongside a full audio matrix with 10 audio output zones and 4 audio input zones. Extend 4K UHD up to 100 Meters and 1080p to 150* Meters over a single Cat5e/6/7 cable. Kit includes 8 neo:Ultra 150m HDBaseT Class C+DSC receivers.

Core Features

  • Ultra HD 4K Video Transmission (upto 600Mhz), 1080p, 3D
  • Full HDCP 2.2 Support
  • 8x HDMI Inputs
  • 8x HDBaseT Class C + DSC Outputs
  • 2x HDMI Outputs
  • 10x Audio Output Zones
  • 4x Audio Input Zones
  • 8x neo:Ultra PoH Receivers Included
  • Audio Return Channel
  • Audio Breakout of Input Sources
  • HDMI-CEC Bi-Directional Control
  • Alexa Voice Control
  • Bi-Directional IR Control
  • Responsive Web Interface
  • Automatic EDID Management
  • Three year standard warranty
  • Built In Britain

Key Technologies
Pulse Eight - Key technologies

The neo:X+ Video & Audio Matrix has it all – with both audio and video inputs and video and audio outputs. Featuring 8 HDMI inputs, 8 HDBaseT Outputs and 2 HDMI outputs alongside 10 audio output zones (with the options of Stereo L/R, Optical and Digital Coax) and 4 audio input zones (with the option of Optical and Digital Coax).

The neo:X+ goes the distance, supporting full 4K/60, 4:4:4, 8bit or 4K/60 4:2:2, 12bit up to 100 meters (320 feet) and 1080p up to 150 meters (490 feet). With audio breakout, Dolby Digital compliance and multiple video control methods.

*1080p 150 meters long range on request (100 meters as standard)


Contextual IR

8 in, 10 out and multiple 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 eliminated this old concept and created Contextual IR, this reduces the number of buttons to just 8 – one for each possible input. Whatever room your in, select the output number and watch that source instantly.


Imagine being able to control all of your devices (Sky, Blu-Ray Player, Apple TV etc) all from your original TV remote control… CEC control does just that. Gone are the days of 5 remote controls in one room and no need to buy any additional hardware such as universal remotes – you can do it all from your TV remote! Most TVs now support CEC and using our very own libCEC, we’ve baked that technology into the system. 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.


We want to give you the best experience possible, to do this, we think it’s important you can access the matrix 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.


At Pulse-Eight, we implement the latest technology into all of our systems and, with the demand for true 4K UHD displays, the neo:X+ incorporates DSC a VESA approved compression for low latency, visually lossless 4K video. DSC allows the neo:X+ to support 4K/60, 4:4:4, 8bit or 4K/60 4:2:2, 12bit without stripping out any of the 4K colour as per other compressions in the market.


Embedding ARC technology into the neo:X+ and the included neo:Ultra Receivers, we have enabled the ability to utilise audio from the output source. ARC is the perfect way to route audio from Smart TV’s in-built apps such as Netflix through the matrix and out of speakers attached to the neo:X+’s audio outputs.


With the neo Alexa skill enabled on your Amazon Echo or Dot you can use commands to turn a certain TV on or off or to switch source devices. Imagine walking out of the lounge at night to continue watching TV in bed, you can simply say ‘Alexa, turn off lounge’ then ‘Alexa, turn on Sky Q in bedroom’ and without having to lift a finger the matrix will make your requests happen, including turning on the bedroom TV and switching to the input source with one command.


It’s important that you get video all the time, to help us do that your system 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 the matrix 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.

HDMI Inputs: 8
HDBaseT Outputs: 8x HDBaseT Class C + DSC
HDMI Outputs: 2
Max HDBaseT Cable Distance 4K: 100 metres
Max HDBaseT Cable Distance 1080p: 150 metres
HDBaseT Recommended Cable: Cat5e or greater
Colour Supported: 4K:12bit,1080p:12bit
TMDS Clock Speed: 600 Mhz
Max Bandwidth: 18 Gbps
Encryption: HDCP 1.4 and HDCP 2.2
PoH: 8x neo:Ultra PoH R Receivers included
Infrared: Bi Directional
CEC Control: Full

Voice Control: Alexa
IP Control: Yes
Monitoring: Real Time Remote Monitoring Portal
ARC (Audio Return Channel): Yes
DSC (Display Stream Compression): Yes
Ethernet Pass-through: Yes
Power Supply: IEC X14 Inlet – 100-240 4.0/2.0A 50/60Hz
Power Consumption: Max 2Amps @ 240V
Material: Brushed Aluminium (Anodised)
Product Dimensions: 44 x 13.2 x 31.6cm (Matrix)
Product Weight: 4.83 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:X Chassis | 8x Neo:Ultra 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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