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2x4 High Resolution Matrix VGA Video Switch

Share two distinct VGA input source signals between four displays or projectors

Product ID: ST224MX

  • Allows two computers to provide video input to display on 4 different monitors
  • Allows you to switch video input signals on all 4 displays
  • Works with VGA, SVGA, XGA and Multisync monitors
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  • High video bandwidth (250 Mhz) provides resolution of up to 1920 x 1440 pixels
  • Daisy chainable for use with more than 8 monitor hookups
  • Equipped with easy to use front panel selection buttons
  • Includes an AC 7.5V power adapter
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Overview

This 2x4 Matrix VGA Video Switch allows users to share two separate VGA input signals between up to four monitors.

Providing convenient push button control, the VGA Matrix Switcher/Splitter allows both of the VGA input signals to be switched/split for display on any of the connected VGA displays (up to four) - in turn, ensuring centralized control of the VGA signal output destination at the push of a button.

To ensure optimized VGA distribution and signal management even over longer distance signal transmissions, the VGA Matrix Switcher/Splitter features a built-in signal booster that facilitates installation of displays at distances of up to 210ft away from the source computer, while maintaining flawless signal integrity. The switcher/splitter offers high video bandwidth (250 Mhz) capability, providing display resolutions of up to 1920 x 1440 pixels.

Designed to provide maximum control while saving space and eliminating clutter, this VGA Matrix splitter/switcher can be used as a standalone solution or rackmounted using the (included) ear-mounts.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Allows you to connect 2 computers to 4 monitors and switch video signals to any desired display
  • Provides high quality resolution of up to 1920 x 1440 pixels
  • Built-in video amplifier boosts the signal to allow a cable length of up to 210 ft or 65m

Applications

Public broadcast systems

Demos and presentations

In-store product merchandising

Information kiosks

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Audio No
AV Input VGA
AV Output VGA
Ports 4
Performance
Bandwidth 250MHz
Maximum Analog Resolutions 1920x1440 @ 60Hz
Maximum Cable Length 213.2 ft [65 m]
Connector(s)
Connector A 2 - VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub) Female
Connector B 4 - VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub) Female
Indicators
LED Indicators 8 - Port status (4 x PC A – Green & 4 x PC B- Red)
Power
Output Current 1 A
Output Voltage 12 DC
Plug Type M
Power Consumption (In Watts) 12
Power Source AC Adapter Included
Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Product Height 1.7 in [42 mm]
Product Length 7.9 in [200 mm]
Product Weight 15.9 oz [450 g]
Product Width 3 in [7.5 cm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 34.9 oz [990 g]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - 2x4 VGA Matrix Switch
1 - Power Adapter
1 - Instruction Manual

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Frequently Asked Questions

Before You Buy

This device outputs a VGA signal. If you have a display or video destination that uses another type of video connection, there are ways that you can convert the video signal or connection. These options are outlined below and organized by the target connection.

Target connection First conversion Second conversion (if required)
DVI-D VGA to HDMI: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=VGA&filter_AVOUTPUT=HDMI. HDMI to DVI-D: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=VGA&filter_AVOUTPUT=HDMI.
DVI-I VGA to DVI-I: https://www.startech.com/Cables/Audio-Video/Video-Adapter/DVIVGA/. N/A
HDMI

VGA to HDMI: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=VGA&filter_AVOUTPUT=HDMI.

N/A
DisplayPort VGA to HDMI: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=VGA&filter_AVOUTPUT=HDMI. HDMI to DisplayPort: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=HDMI&filter_AVOUTPUT=DisplayPort.

Note: You might need to use more than one converter as part of your solution; however, you should try to use the least number of converters and cables to connect your source and destination. If you have the option to convert to multiple target video connections, choose the option that requires the fewest number of conversions.

DVI-I and DVI-D

When you convert from VGA to DVI, you need to know if you are converting to a DVI-I or a DVI-D connection. For more information about how to identify the type of connection that you need, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/video_signal_converters_dvi_interface.

You also need to know which form of DVI that you are using, because DVI-I supports both analog (VGA) and digital (HDMI) signals, while DVI-D only supports digital (HDMI) signals.  

Note: Certain devices may have a DVI-I connection but only support DVI-D signaling. It is important to verify that your DVI-I device supports DVI-I signaling.

This device has a VGA input port.  If you have a video source that uses another video connection, there are options available to convert the video signal or connection. These options will be outlined below for each video source connection.

Source connection

Conversion

DVI-I

DVI-I to VGA: https://www.startech.com/DVIVGAMFBK.

DVI-D

DVI-D to VGA: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=DVI-D&filter_AVOUTPUT=VGA.

HDMI

HDMI to VGA: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=HDMI&filter_AVOUTPUT=VGA.

DisplayPort

DisplayPort to VGA: https://www.startech.com/AV/Displayport-Converters/DP-VGA/.

DVI-I and DVI-D

When you convert from DVI to VGA, you need to know if you are converting from a DVI-I or a DVI-D connection. For more information about how to identify the type of connection that you have, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/video_signal_converters_dvi_interface.

You also need to know which form of DVI that you are using, because DVI-I supports both analog (VGA) and digital (HDMI) signals, while DVI-D only supports digital (HDMI) signals.  Some DVI-I connections only support DVI-D signaling.  In this case, you must use a DVI-D to VGA converter.

Troubleshooting

When you troubleshoot issues with a video splitter, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:

  • Video cables

  • Video switch

  • Video source (such as a DVD player or computer)

  • Video destination (such as a monitor or projector)

Note: When you are testing setup components, you should avoid using video adapters. For example, if you are converting a VGA source to HDMI for use with an HDMI switch, you should use an HDMI source when you test the components.

To test your setup components, try the following:

  • Use the cable, video switch, video source, and video destination in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.

  • Use a different cable, video switch, video source, and video destination in your setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.

When you test your cables, it is recommended that you do the following:

  • Test each cable individually.

  • Use short cables when you are testing.

When you test the video source and video destination, it is recommended that you do the following:

  • Remove the video switch from your setup and test to make sure that the video source and video destination work together without the video switch.

  • Test to make sure that the video source and video destination work together at the resolution that you want to use.

Note: In order for your setup to work properly, the video source, switch, and destination all need to support the resolution that you are using.

2x4 High Resolution Matrix VGA Video Switch

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