216x216 Media Axis™ Matrix Switcher Frame

The MAX-216 is a completely modular, cross-platform matrix switcher with hot-swappable, field upgradable I/O cards, MCU, cooling modules, and power supplies. This 216x216 frame supports HDMI, HDBaseT, Fiber, 3G-SDI, 12G-SDI, and IP cards for any desired I/O combination.

Media Axis is the world’s first large-scale Ultra HD Matrix Switching and Extension System supporting HDMI 2.0, 12G-SDI, and 4K/60 4:4:4 via Native and IP architectures.

Media Axis' unique design features and technologies come together to deliver the most adaptable, forward-thinking solution:

PureBred™ Design
A wholly transformative platform that allows baseband signals to be distributed beyond its local wired connections, providing maximum scalability and flexibility
Motore™ 2.0 
Full featured 4K/60 4:4:4 media processing and auto-scaling with frame-rate conversion available at every output
AirLift™ Cooling System
Lateral air flow/direct cooling of matrix powered by modular blade units each composed of eight fans
Detachable, front panel tablet* control for wireless/mobile command of the Media Axis' matrix and IP switching capabilities from anywhere at anytime
A fully modular and adaptive design with chassis configurations from 20x20 to 216x216 that combines hot-swappable, field upgradeable components with flexible platform-agnostic functionalities

*Optional feature - matrix frames are built standard with integrated LCD control panels

Key Features:

• HDMI 2.0, Ultra HD/4K 60Hz 4:4:4, HDCP 2.2 • High Dynamic Range (HDR) 10-bit, Dolby Vision
• HDMI I/Os with Motore 2.0 Scaling and 5V Power • HDBaseT I/Os with Precis 4K60 4:4:4 Processing
• 12G-SDI I/Os with Motore 2.0 Scaling  • IP I/Os with PureStream X Codec
• PureBred™ Adaptive Ultra HD Distribution Platform with Bi-Directional Native-IP Conversion • Fiber I/Os with Adaptive Multimode/Singlemode Processing, Signal Transmission up to 6 miles (9.7 kilometers)
• Redundant Power Supply • Power over Ethernet (PoE)*
• AirLift™ Cooling System • Multiview and Videowall Processing
• Audio Breakaway for Independent Audio and Video Matrix Switching • Dolby Digital/DTS/PCM pass-through, Stereo Audio Insertion and Extraction
• Bi-directional, RS-232 and LAN Control to Endpoints • Fiber, HDBaseT, and IP Stand-Alone and Wall Plate Extenders
• Auto-EDID (EDID Library and Emulation) • SNMP Remote Monitoring
• HDCP-Compliance Notification  • All Frames Support All Input/Output Card Options

*PoE supported via MAX-CI/MAX-CO HDBaseT™ I/O Cards and MAX-CT101 HDBaseT™ Transmitter

Technical Specifications

Matrix Switcher

216x216 Digital Matrix - (54) Input/(54) Output slots

Input Signal Types

Configurable via Media Axis™ universal input cards supporting HDMI 2.0, HDBaseT, Fiber, 3G-SDI, 12G-SDI (shipping TBD), and IP (shipping TBD)

Output Signal Types

Configurable via Media Axis™ universal output cards supporting HDMI 2.0, HDBaseT, Fiber, 3G-SDI, 12G-SDI (shipping TBD), and IP (shipping TBD)

Supported Data Rate

18 Gbps


LCD Display (standard), iAxis™ Wireless Tablet (optional)

Cooling System

(6) Removable AirLift™ fan blade assemblies

Main Power

(2) 100-240VAC 50/60Hz removable, redundant power modules

Operational Temperature

32° ~ 117° F (0° to 47° C)

Storage Temperature

- 40° ~ 158° F (-40° to 70° C)


0 ~ 90% non-condensing


50,000 hours

Mounting Options

Standard 19'' Rack-Mountable

Dimensions (W x D x H)


Weight (Frame Only)


Shipping Weight