Product ID: VS421HDPIP
The VS421HDPIP 4-Port HDMI Video Switch with Picture-and-Picture (PAP) lets you connect four HDMI video sources to a single HDMI display with the added benefit of playing all four video sources on your display simultaneously with combined video.
The split-screen multiplexing switch gives you the flexibility of a 4-port video switch with the added benefit of combining two, three or four video sources onto your output display. The switch supports three different picture-and-picture modes per display: Matrix Mode (1x1) / Dual Mode (2x1) / Quad Mode (4x1) .
Fitting your boardroom or digital signage application with a VS421HDPIP dramatically increases your communication possibilities. Not only does the picture-and-picture switch increase your communication by a factor of four, but it also enables you to adjust your video sources remotely using your local TCP/IP network, or the included IR remote control.
The VS421HDPIP is a flexible video switch that can improve any video display application. The picture-and-picture technology enables you to share up to four distinct images on the same screen, reducing required video real estate and saving you from wasting money on additional displays in a digital signage applications. For security monitoring you can combine four video sources across a single display to view everything more efficiently -- you can even zoom into a single feed for a closer look. For versatile installation options mounting hardware is also included ensuring a tidy professional installation.
The VS421HDPIP is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty, and free lifetime technical support.
|Warranty Information||Warranty||2 Years|
|Connector(s)||1 - Connector Type(s)||DB-9 (9 pin, D-Sub)|
|IrDA (Infrared, SIR/FIR)|
|4 - Connector A||HDMI (19 pin)|
|1 - Connector B||HDMI (19 pin)|
|Packaging Information||Package Height||14.1 cm [5.6 in]|
|Package Length||58.1 cm [22.9 in]|
|Package Width||41.4 cm [16.3 in]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||4.3 kg [9.6 lb]|
|Performance||Maximum Digital Resolutions||1920x1200|
|Wide Screen Supported||Yes|
|Audio Specifications||7.1 Surround Sound|
|Product Length||43.5 cm [17.1 in]|
|Product Width||25.0 cm [9.8 in]|
|Product Height||4.4 cm [1.7 in]|
|Weight of Product||2.8 kg [6.2 lb]|
|Power||Power Source||AC Adapter Included|
|Input Voltage||100 - 240 AC|
|Input Current||1 A|
|Output Voltage||12V DC|
|Output Current||3 A|
|Power Consumption (In Watts)||36|
|What's in the Box||1 - Included in Package||4-port HDMI switch|
|universal power adapter (NA, UK, EU, ANZ)|
|2 - Included in Package||mounting brackets|
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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 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.
This device's default static IP address is 192.168.5.155.
The VS421HDPIP can be reset back to factory defaults in two ways – through the web interface and through a Telnet command. To reset the device using the web interface, complete the following:
Note: This is the default IP address of the VS421HDPIP. If this has been modified, the new IP address will have to be used.
To reset the device using Telnet, complete the following:
Note: For more information on performing this, refer to the following FAQ: [vs421hdpip-connect-with-telnet].
This device outputs HDMI 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.
When you consider whether to convert an HDMI video signal to another connection type, it is important to know if the media that is being converted from the HDMI video connection is protected by High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). If the media is protected by HDCP, you cannot convert to analog video connections because they do not support HDCP. You may experience this issue when you use devices like Blu-ray players, DVD players, and certain gaming consoles.
|VGA||HDMI to VGA: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=HDMI&filter_AVOUTPUT=VGA.|
|DisplayPort||HDMI to DisplayPort: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=HDMI&filter_AVOUTPUT=DisplayPort.|
This device has an HDMI 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.
DVI to HDMI video converters: https://www.startech.com/Cables/Audio-Video/Video-Adapter/HDMI-Cable-Adapters/.
DVI to HDMI video cables: https://www.startech.com/Cables/Audio-Video/HDMI/HDMI-to-DVI/.
DisplayPort to HDMI passive converters: https://www.startech.com/AV/Displayport-Converters/DP-HDMI/?filter_CONVERTTYPE=Passive.
DisplayPort to HDMI active converters: https://www.startech.com/AV/Displayport-Converters/DP-HDMI/?filter_CONVERTTYPE=Active.
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.
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