AVPro Edge 18Gbps 16x16 HDMI/HDBaseT Matrix Switch Chassis
AVPro Edge 18Gbps 16x16 HDMI/HDBaseT Matrix Switch Chassis

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18Gbps 16x16 HDMI/HDBaseT Matrix Switch Chassis

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Product Code: AC-AXION-X

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AXION X: Customizable Luxury Matrix Switcher


Axion is a customizable video distribution system built for luxury environments, allowing installers to build and design a matrix switcher for the exact Installation. With up to 16 inputs & 16 outputs of various types, Dolby Atmos audio downmixing and built-in scaling, this device was engineered to be the ideal choice for the custom integrator.

  • 18Gbps Bandwidth Support
  • 4K60 4:4:4 Support
  • Ultimate HDR Support (HDR 10 & 12 Bit, Dolby Vision, HLG)
  • Dolby Atmos & DTX-X audio downmixing
  • (AEUI) AVPro Edge User Interface
  • IR, RS-232, and LAN Control Options
  • Independent Audio Matrix

This matrix becomes the backbone of your entire Installation delivering 18Gbps 4K signals from the source to display. The integrator's choices make AXION stand out; selecting between HDMI, HDMI with scaling, or HDBaseT for long video runs lets the integrator decide what type of infrastructure will work best for them.

AXION X is engineered for high-end systems and can handle any HDMI 2.0 signal, including 4K, HDR, Dolby Vision, and Dolby Atmos. With built audio downmixing cards, you have the option of downmixing that Dolby Atmos audio into a 2 channel signal that is perfect for whole-home distribution.


How to Order the AXION Customizable Matrix switch:

  1. Order the Base Chassis
  2. Determine the needs of the Installation
    • How many Inputs? (input cards come in pairs, so you will always have an even number)
    • How many Outputs? (Output cards also come in pairs)
    • Will I need Audio Downmixing? How many sources will I need to downmix?
  3. Order Input and output cards
  4. If you have any HDBaseT/Fiber inputs or outputs, you will want to make sure you have transmitters or receivers to work alongside them.

Input Cards:

  • AC-AXION-IN-AUHD: Dual 18Gbps HDMI input ports
  • AC-AXION-IN-AVDM: Dual 18Gbps HDMI input ports that downmix 8+ channel audio to two-channel via the audio extraction port
  • AC-AXION-IN-MCS: Dual 18Gbps HDMI input ports with dual HDMI loop out ports and MCS (Mission Critical Scaling)
  • AC-AXION-IN-HDBT: Dual 18Gbps ICT HDBT input ports with a single mirrored HDMI loop out port
  • AC-AXION-IN-AUDIO: Dual two-channel RCA and Toslink audio input ports
  • (Coming Soon!) AC-AXION-IN-DANTE: Dual TOSLINK and 2 Channel Audio Input Ports for networked Audio like Dante and AES267.

Output Cards:

  • AC-AXION-OUT-AUHD: Dual 18Gbps HDMI output ports
  • AC-AXION-OUT-MCS: Dual 18Gbps HDMI output ports with MCS (Mission Critical Scaling) and a single mirrored HDMI port
  • AC-AXION-OUT-HDBT: Dual 18Gbps ICT HDBaseT output ports with a single mirrored HDMI port
  • (Coming Soon!) AC-AXION-OUT-FO: Dual Fiber Optic output ports
  • (Coming Soon!) AC-AXION-OUT-FO-MCS: Dual Fiber Optic output ports with MCS (Mission Critical Scaling)

Key Benefits of using the AC-AXION-X

Invisible Compression - ICT is a technology we developed to ensure 18Gbps distribution over standard category cable. That means what you put in is what you see on the screen. No need to worry about compression artifacts and banding like you find with other compression methods.

Ultimate HDR Support - This matrix supports all flavors of HDR in all formats. Including HDR, HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, HLG, BBC, and NHK. All of them are permitted in up to 4K 60Hz and up to 12 Bit Deep Color. All color space compressions are compatible.

Extreme EDID Management - With 29 onboard EDID's, including HDR EDID's, not getting a picture is simply a thing of the past. You can manage the input side of the switch by selecting a preloaded EDID. It also can INSTANTLY read an EDID from any connected display and apply it to the desired input, all with the push of a button. Goodbye, EDID problems...

Front Panel Screen - Make setup a breeze! The front panel allows you to do basic configurations, including; EDID, Audio, Matrixing, and network. All without connecting a PC or hooking anything up. This additional mode of control is a welcome resource on the job site.

AVPro Edge User Interface – In 2021, AVPro Edge gave the User Interface a significant overhaul, putting the full power of the switch in the integrator's hands. We designed The AVPro Edge User Interface with mobile devices in mind, so feel free to use your phone or tablet for real-time control of switching, scaling, EDID, signal health, control routing, audio routing, and much much more.

MCS (Mission Critical Scaling) Technology – with MCS technology, the power is given to the integrator to choose what types of signals end up on the screen. Scaling is ideal when working with different kinds of TVs and Projectors in the same system.

Audio Downmixing - There is no need to set your source to 2-channel, no matter what kind of audio this matrix switcher receives. Converting audio to 2-channel in the matrix allows you to deliver Dolby Atmos sound to a home theater and 2-channel audio to a bedroom simultaneously.

Dual Audio De-Embedding - Our unique Audio De-Embedding allows:

  • The user can extract 2 Channel PCM audio from each output. NOTE: the Analog Port only supports 2CH PCM
  • It features four digital optical Toslink outputs with support for 7CH LPCM, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital +, DTS, DTS Master Audio.
  • Extracted audio routing options include
    1. Bind to output (extracted audio swaps with the video, this is the default mode)
    2. Bind to input (extracted audio is fixed to the corresponding input by the same number)
    3. Independent (extracted audio is routed however integrators like and there are commands to allow it to function as a separate matrix)

Volume Control - The ability to manage the sound of an installation is essential. AVPro makes that process easier by allowing you to control the volume of each of the de-embedded audio outputs separately via control commands.

Easier Installation ~ With the AVPro Edge User Interface, many easily accessible tools are available inside our web-based user interface. Installers of all experience levels can fully deploy large video distribution systems more effortlessly than ever before. Companies will do more jobs and increase profits by finishing installs quicker and saving experienced technicians time and energy to direct towards new installations.

Identify Issues Before Leaving the Job Site ~ The AVPro Edge User Interface allows integrators to follow up and check each video signal's health. Integrators can use the HDMI and HDBaseT diagnosis tools to narrow down a problem with the cabling, EDID, or resolutions if there is an issue. Ensure integrator technicians are working on new installs instead of fixing systems that have already been wrapped up. Integrators can leave a site confident that they won't have to be back while conveying an expert installation to their clients and earning more money.

Built-In Simple Video Switching Control ~ With Admin control, integrators can set up a user with limited access to the User Interface. This feature is perfect for smaller bars and restaurants that need to have their staff control straightforward source switching without having access to the entire setup, diagnostics commands, or volume controls. In some instances, this can help integrators work around some clients' budget restraints, gaining installations they might not have won without the flexibility AVPro Edge products provide.

Full feature set:

  • HDMI 2.0(a/b)
  • 18Gbps Bandwidth Support
  • 4K60 4:4:4 Support
  • Customizable input and output cards
  • Ultimate HDR Support (HDR 10 & 12 Bit)
  • Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and HLG Support
  • HDCP 2.3 (and all earlier versions supported)
  • Simple setup with front panel control screen
  • AXION Interface for simple connectivity and control/management
  • Advanced EDID Management
  • IR, RS-232, and LAN Control Options
  • Front Panel Control
  • Driver Support for Crestron, C4, RTI, ELAN, and more!
  • Digital Toslink Out (2CH LPCM)
  • Balanced Analog Output (Always downmixed)
  • Audio Delay for Digital & Analog Out
  • Extracted Audio Has 3 Operating Modes. Bound to Input, Bound to Output, or Independent Matrix
  • Mirrored HDMI Outputs include unimpeded audio
  • Built-in Downmixer
  • Built-in Downscalers
  • ICT used in the HDBaseT outputs
  • Volume Control

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