WyreStorm 16x16 HDBaseT Matrix Switcher with IR, LAN and RS232

Part Number MX-1616-HDBT


 The MX-1616-HDBT is a 16x16 matrix switcher that allows any of its 16 HDMI inputs to be routed over distance to any combination of the 16 display outputs via UTP cable, regardless of HDCP source encryption. 

The use of HDBaseT ‘one cable’ technology enables the MX-1616-HDBT to deliver HD audio and video, multiple control options and high speed internet access through a single Cat 5e/6/7cable, with a transmission distance of up to 100m (328ft) for 1080p.


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HDBaseT is a consumer electronic connectivity supported by leading manufacturers such as Sony, Samsung and LG that allows long distance transmission of uncompressed 1080p, 60Hz, 48bits/pixel video, audio, 100BaseT Ethernet, control via IR and RS232 and (eventually) power, all via RJ45 terminated Cat5ei/6/7 cable over distances of up to 100m (328ft).

Compared to conventional HD distribution over dual cable Cat5/6, HDBT is a far more robust HD transmission technology that is less susceptible to electrical interference, is faster, easier and less expensive to install, and offers higher specification features that can cover a greater variety of applications. Importantly, it is a technology geared towards the future of HD distribution, where the Internet enables full communication between consumer devices in any location, allowing users to access all kinds of multimedia content instantly, such as video, music, and images stored around the home, office or commercial environment.

The MX-1616-HDBT offers versatile control, with users able to choose from several methods of operating the matrix – Infrared (IR) emittersand receivers, RS232, RS485, LAN, touch screen, panel button, orby using the remote control included with the unit.

The Wyrestorm MX-1616-HDBT offers incredible flexibility and reliabilityof signal distribution combined with innovative features and anease of use that provides solutions where HD transmission overdistance to multiple displays is required, whilst also eliminatingthe need for additional control and video cables on installation,whether in a residential or commercial setting.


  •  Allows up to 16 HDMI audio/video devices to be independently switched through up to 16 HDMI displays or projectors
  • Each output requires a UTP receiver behind each display used: 

        RX-100IR-HDBT, RX-100IR-HDBT-IW

  • Each output features integrated single RJ45 outputs

  • Reads and copies EDID from connected devices

  • 3D compatible and fully supports all high definition resolutions: 1080p. 1080i, 720p

  • Each output card offers RS232 pass-through

  • Each port supports both HDMI and DVI signals

  • Choose from eight switching modes – remote control, touch screen, panel buttons, Local IR, IR call back from remote locations, RS232, RS485, and Ethernet

  • Memory function to save your matrix settings

  • Touch screen/display operates the matrix and as well as allowing users to preview and observe any video source input connected.

  • IR code edit function

  • Refined for Custom Install and Home Theatre installations

  • Constant HDCP preventing screen drop-outs

  • Control signals can be sent from matrix to screen via 2-way IR

  • Single cable solution including transmission of full HD audio/video, RS232, 2-Way IR and Ethernet

  • 1080p up to 100m (328ft) range using Cat5ei/6/7 UTP (including 3D applications)

  • Fully supports 48bit Deep Colour

  • HDCP compliant, EDID Management

  • Totally discrete IR source control allowing easy install of duplicate HD sources

  • Accessories include: 19” rack brackets, IR receiver,

  • IR emitters and matrix remote control

In the Box

  • MX-1616-HDBT main unit
  • Printed Instruction manual
  • CD including PC software and PDF copy of instruction manual
  • Mounting brackets
  • Stylus (for touch screen)
  • 1 x 100-240v AC power cable/adapter
  • 1 x USB to RS232 cable
  • 1 x RS232 to RS485 converter
  • 1 x IR RX Receiver (larger sensor for HD display)
  • 16 x IR TX Emitters (small sensor for Input source)
  • 1 x MX-1616-HDBT remote control (incl. battery)


440mm x 350mm x 390mm / 17.3" x 13.8" x 15.3"
20kgs / 44lbs
-5 to +35°C (-41 to +95°F)
5 to 90 % RH (no condensation)
0.5-1.0 volts p-p
5 volts p-p (TTL)
1080p 48bit Deep Colour
1080p signal up to 100m / 328ft (Under perfect transmission conditions including straight cable runs with no electrical interference, bends, kinks, patch panels or wall outlets.)

VESA: 640x480, 800x600,1024x768, 1280x1024, 1600x1200, 1920x1200
DTV/HDTV 480i/576i/480p/576p/720p/ 1080i/1080p
Frame sequential 3D (Blu-ray)
Interlaced Stereoscopic 3D (Satellite)

High Speed HDMI (or ‘Category 2’). Incorporates elements of HDMI 1.3 and 1.4
See FAQs for details on HDMI version definition

DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby True HD, multi-channel 5.1, 7.1, stereo
100-240V AC
60 Watts (max.)


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