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2 Port DisplayPort Video Switch with Audio & IR Remote Control

Switch between two DisplayPort sources on your DisplayPort Monitor

Product ID: VS221DP

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  • Supports resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 @ 60Hz, beyond 1080p
  • 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio pass-through (with displays and sources that support DisplayPort audio)
  • Supports native DisplayPort computer connections - no adapter required

The VS221DP 2 Port DisplayPort Video Switch with Audio & IR Remote Control offers a reliable solution for switching between multiple DisplayPort audio/video sources for demanding high-resolution applications.

Supporting a native display resolution of 2560x1600 and 7.1 channel audio (when connected to supporting displays and sources), this simple, yet comprehensive DisplayPort A/V Switch features both push-button and infrared remote control source selection, and offers a compact form factor design.

Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

  • High resolution digital images in education in the classroom, lecture halls, and conference rooms with multiple sources to one DisplayPort monitor
  • Multimedia design, multimedia post-production and video editing
  • High resolution digital signage requiring multiple sources with one display
  • High resolution medical imaging and Health care display, such as MRI and X-Ray display

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • DisplayPort ++ compliance ensures compatibility of DisplayPort with DVI, HDMI, and VGA adapters. Also works with Mini DisplayPort suitable for Mac users (see accessories)
  • Switching via panel selection button or included IR remote offers added convenience for any setup
  • Plug-and-play with no software requirements make setup simple and fast

Partner Numbers

  • UPC 065030841030

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) Connector A 2 - DisplayPort (20 pin)
Connector B 1 - DisplayPort (20 pin)
Environmental Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
Humidity 0~80% RH
Hardware Ports 2
AV Input DisplayPort
AV Output DisplayPort
Audio Yes
Rack-Mountable Optional
Industry Standards DisplayPort 1.1, EDID
Indicators LED Indicators 2 - Green - Online and Display indicator (One LED per port)
Packaging Information Package Length 27 cm [10,6 in]
Package Width 18,6 cm [7,3 in]
Package Height 80 mm [3,1 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 0,6 kg [1,3 lb]
Performance Max Distance 10 m / 33 ft
Maximum Digital Resolutions 2560x1600 @ 60Hz
Wide Screen Supported Yes
Physical Characteristics Color Black
Material Aluminum
Product Length 13,1 cm [5,2 in]
Product Width 65 mm [2,6 in]
Product Height 2,6 cm [1,0 in]
Weight of Product 500 g [17,6 oz]
Power Power Source AC Adapter Included
Input Voltage 110V-240V AC
Input Current 0.5A
Output Voltage 5 DC
Output Current 2A
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Plug Type M
Power Consumption (In Watts) 10
Special Notes / Requirements Note Audio support requires source (PC) and display to both support audio pass through
What's in the Box Included in Package 1 - 2 Port DisplayPort Switch
1 - IR Remote Control
1 - Universal Power Adapter (US/UK/EU/AUS)
1 - Manual

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Before You Buy

This device outputs DisplayPort video signals. 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.

Passive and active conversions

The converter that you require depends on the type of DisplayPort video source that you are using. For more information about converting DisplayPort video signals, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/DisplayPort_Converter_DP_Multi_Mode.

Target connection Passive conversion Active conversion
VGA N/A DisplayPort to VGA: https://www.startech.com/AV/Displayport-Converters/DP-VGA/.
DVI

DisplayPort to DVI: https://www.startech.com/AV/Displayport-Converters/DP-DVI/?filter_CONVERTTYPE=Passive.

DisplayPort to DVI: https://www.startech.com/AV/Displayport-Converters/DP-DVI/?filter_CONVERTTYPE=Active.
HDMI DisplayPort to HDMI: https://www.startech.com/AV/Displayport-Converters/DP-HDMI/?filter_CONVERTTYPE=Passive. DisplayPort to HDMI: https://www.startech.com/AV/Displayport-Converters/DP-HDMI/?filter_CONVERTTYPE=Active.

This device has a DisplayPort 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.

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 from multiple source video connections, choose the option that requires the fewest number of conversions.

Source connection 

First conversion

Second conversion (if required)

VGA

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.

DVI

DVI to HDMI: https://www.startech.com/Cables/Audio-Video/Video-Adapter/HDMI-Cable-Adapters/.

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

HDMI

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

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Compliance and safety

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Safety Measures

  • If product has an exposed circuit board, do not touch the product under power.
  • If Class 1 Laser Product. Laser radiation is present when the system is open.
  • Wiring terminations should not be made with the product and/or electric lines under power.
  • Product installation and/or mounting should be completed by a certified professional as per the local safety and building code guidelines.
  • Cables (including power and charging cables) should be placed and routed to avoid creating electric, tripping or safety hazards.
*Product appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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