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Linx 800
Linx 800
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DVI Switcher with HDCP Support

Linx 800, 1600, 3200
DVI Matrix Switchers with Total EDID Manager

The Linx™ family of DVI routing switchers expands with a new model offered in 8x4, 4x8 and 8x8 versions. The Linx 800 is a high performance, non-blocking switcher designed to simplify system integration. Each unit delivers pure digital switching and routing of DVI and HDMITM signals with full pixel reclocking. When combined with digital signal sources, digital displays and cabling, it allows fully digital end-to-end signal distribution.


Each DVI input accepts signals up to 1920 x 1200 and 2048 x 1152. A modular architecture simplifies I/O card replacement should it ever be needed.


In addition to switching video, the Linx 800 supports pass-through EDID. It also provides programmable or manual override of EDID with Total EDID Manager™. HDCP is supported, allowing content-protected HDMITM signals. An HDCP encoded signal can be routed to up to all 8 outputs simultaneously. Embedded audio and 12-bit Deep Color are also supported.

Maintaining digital signal integrity is crucial in a digital switcher. The Linx family is unique among DVI switchers in providing signal fidelity. Jitter and signal distortion errors are corrected with precision pixel reclocking, resulting in pristine digital images.


Advanced features simplify system integration. Each input provides built-in cable equalization to increase cable lengths to 50 meters without the need for external extenders. Output connectors can supply up to 4 amps of 5Volt power for pin-powered devices such as cables or extenders, obviating the need for external power supplies. A front panel LCD display provides quick access to system information.


Remote control is via Ethernet and RS-232 serial ports. An internal server is accessible from any web browser; no special software is required on the user's PC. And lastly, Total EDID Manager eliminates the need for external EDID emulators.

The Linx 800 is available in several standard configurations, with custom configurations also available. Systems are field upgradeable.


Packaged in a rugged 2RU steel chassis with forced-air cooling, the Linx 1600 DVI switcher provides an unmatched combination of performance, features, robust construction and ease of use.



  • Full HDCP support accommodates HDMI™
  • Robust 24/7 operation
  • Cable equalization
  • Up to 500mA pin-power per output
  • Pixel reclocking for optimal image quality
  • Front panel readout and network control
  • Graphical user interface via web browser
  • EDID pass through and override with Total EDID Manager™
  • User swappable power supply
  • 100 switcher presets



DVI Inputs
Module format 2 channel
Signal type DVI Single-Link
Pixel clock rate Up to 165 MHz
Up to 1920 x 1200, 2048 x 1152 and 1080p
Connectors DVI-I
Cable equalization Automatic/manual to 164 ft (50m)


DVI Outputs

Module format
2 channel
Signal type DVI Single-Link
Pixel clock rate Up to 165 MHz
Connectors DVI-I
DVI 5V power 500mA per channel



Serial RS-232 9600 - 115,200 baud
Network Ethernet TCP/IP 100/1000 BASE-T;
Command line and graphical user interface “WCP” (Linx 3200)



Digital audio pass-through Supports stereo audio, 5.1, 7.1 embedded in the video stream


Physical Specifications

  Linx 800 Linx 1600 Linx 3200
Input/output (max) 8 x 8 16 x 16 32 x 32
Standard configurations 4 x 4, 4 x 8, 8 x 4, 8 x 8 8 x 8, 8 x 16, 12 x 8, 16 x 8, 16 x 16 16 x 16, 24 x 16, 24 x 24,
32 x 16, 32 x 24, 32 x 32
Size 3.5” x 19” x 16”
8.9 x 48.3 x 40.7 cm
7” x 19” x 16”
17.8 x 48.3 x 40.7 cm
10” x 19” x 22”
25.4 x 48.3 x 55.9 cm
Weight 20 lbs / 9 kg 30 lbs / 14 kg 57 lbs / 25.9 kg
Air filter N/A Washable foam filter; pore density 25 ppi Washable foam filter; pore density 25 ppi


Power Specification

Power 12 VDC 100-240 VAC; 50/60 Hz 100-240 VAC; 50/60 Hz
Power consumption Less than 150W Less than 270W Less than 450W
Power supply External AC power with locking plug
100-240 VAC; 50/60 Hz
User swappable Dual redundant; hot swappable


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