2024 Top New Technology (TNT) Awards

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2024 TNT Awards at ISE > Commercial Division Winner > Matrix Switchers > BZBGEAR

BG-8K-1212MA | 12×12 8K Matrix Switcher w/ Audio De-Embedder

The BG-8K-1212MA is a highly versatile 12×12 8K HDMI matrix switch designed for professional and gaming applications. A first of its kind in the market today, it boasts twelve HDMI 2.1a inputs and twelve HDMI 2.1a outputs, making it ideal for scenarios where multiple sources need to be switched to various displays effortlessly or when one source needs to be displayed across all screens simultaneously. The matrix switch ensures exceptional picture and audio quality, supporting 8K resolutions and various high-quality audio formats. Gamers, in particular, will appreciate its ability to display games at 4K@120Hz, ensuring a smooth and immersive gaming experience with high-resolution graphics and fluid frame rates. This feature is especially crucial for fast-paced games, enhancing reaction times and overall gameplay realism. In terms of connectivity and quality, the BG-8K-1212MA supports a wide range of resolutions including 8K@60Hz 4:2:0, 8K@30Hz 4:4:4, and 4K@120Hz 4:4:4 with HDR—all delivered with 48 Gbps of uncompressed bandwidth to maintain signal integrity. All HDMI ports are HDCP 2.3 compliant and the device incorporates auto downscaling on all outputs to ensure compatibility with older displays. The switcher offers multiple control options, including front panel controls, IR remote control, RS-232, and TCP/IP via a web GUI. An included IR receiver allows remote control even when the unit is hidden for a clean installation. Users can access advanced features such as EDID management, mapping, and network settings through the web interface or control software via the RS-232 connection.

The BG-8K-1212MA is a powerful and flexible HDMI matrix switcher suitable for both professional and gaming environments, offering excellent connectivity, video quality, and control options to meet various requirements.

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