256x256 PureMedia™ Matrix Switcher

PM-256X is the world’s largest cross-platform modular matrix routers. It include the most advanced A/V technology and powerful switching and distribution systems, combining the best elements of HDBaseT, along with Auto-Scaling and Seamless Switching technology.


PureMedia™ (PM) is a complete media and data distribution management solution, proven to work consistently and seamlessly to provide a scalable, configurable, controllable, and reliable HD ecosystem. PureMedia™ offers the only complete, truly modular A/V signal distribution system, delivering the highest quality A/V and control signals where you need it to be, in real time, every time.

Ultra HD/4K
PureMedia offers a complete catalog of distribution and extension solutions for Ultra HD/4K connectivity that can be customized for any application. From 4K matrix switcher frames to 4K extenders, all with TOTALWIRE™ (HDMI, HDBaseT, and Fiber) cabling, PureMedia solutions deliver a more seamless transition to 4K connectivity than any other provider.

Universal Cross-Platform Architecture
Advanced Cross-Platform Switching Technology allows any input, any frame rate, and any format to be converted to any output variation desired, with support for HDMI v1.4, DVI, 3G/HD-SDI, VGA/Component, Fiber Optic, and HDBaseT.

Fully Modular and Expandable
The modular, slot card build of PM Matrix Switchers (fully expandable from 4x4 to 256x256), combined with a comprehensive selection of input and output cards, provide endless combinations of connectivity and formats.
Use the PureMedia Configurator to build your PM Matrix Switcher - complete with I/O card options, cables, extenders, and accessories.

Motore™ 4K Scaling
PureMedia matrix switching systems powered by Motore™ provide comprehensive features including Ultra HD upscaling and downscaling, frame rate conversion, smooth motion performance, crisp imaging, as well as auto-scaling for seamless reproduction on every display.

PureMedia matrix switching systems provide diagnostic information of input signals, displays, slot cards, and connectivity. An assortment of test patterns is available to confirm output connections and display/image verification at various resolutions.

EDID Management
The PM product line is the only matrix switching system that automatically scales each output to match the EDID from the attached displays. The result is a quick, clean switch from source to display without any disparities in the image size, position, or aspect ratio. PureMedia matrix switchers provide the most comprehensive EDID management system available, ensuring proper image display without the need for additional emulation devices.

With intuitive touch screen menus and a complete external control command set, PureMedia provides the features and functions that meet the unique requirements of each application. Third party control modules allow remote operation and automation of PM matrix switchers, providing a fully customizable solution that delivers a seamless user experience.

General Technical Specification of PM-256X Frame

Maximum # of Input Board load

64 of any kind of Input Board

Available Input Board

HDMI, DVI, 3G/HD-SDI, VGA/Component,
CATx (HDBaseT), Fiber Optic

Maximum # of Output Board load

64 of any kind of Output Board

Available Output Board load

HDMI, HDMI w/scaling, DVI, DVI w/scaling,
3G/HD-SDI, CATx (HDBaseT), Fiber Optic

Audio Matrix

Standard 32x32, Option for bigger size

Audio Matrix Maximum Capacity

Customizable up to 256x256


100-240VAC 50/60Hz
Redundant power supply is standard

Power Consumption (max)

850W + 850W + 850W + 850W + 850W + 850W = 4,250W

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

(W x D x H)

36.33"  x 14.48'' x 61.69'' in. | 923 x 368 x 1567 mm

Shipping Dimensions
(with cover box)


Rack mounting

2 Rack wide self-standing unit, 39RU

(w/o Boards installed)

295.7 Lbs | 134 Kg

(with HDMI Boards fully installed)


Shipping Weight
(with Boards fully installed, accessories, hard metal case, and cover box)


Shipping Weight of Individual Boards

2 lbs (0.9 kg)


4K Scaling For PureMedia
Scaler Output Resolutions
AUTO 720p (60Hz) SXGA (1280x1024 @75Hz)
 3840x2160 @30Hz 720p (59Hz) SXGA (1280x1024 @60Hz)
 3840x2160 @24Hz 720p (50Hz)

XGA (1024x768 @85Hz)

 1920x1200 @60Hz 576p (50Hz) XGA (1024x768 @75Hz)
 1080p (60Hz) 480p (60Hz) XGA (1024x768 @60Hz)
 1080p (59Hz) 1400x900 @60Hz SVGA(800x600 @75Hz)
 1080p (50Hz) 1366x768 @60Hz SVGA(800x600 @60Hz)
1080i (60Hz) 1360x768 @60Hz BYPASS
 1080i (59Hz)  UXGA (1600x1200 @60Hz)  
 1080i (50Hz)  1400x1050 @60Hz






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Oct. 2016