4-Port HDMI Automatic Video Switch - 4K with Fast Switching

Switch between four HDMI sources on a single HDMI display, with 4K video resolution and fast switching for minimal disruption

Product ID: VS421HD4KA

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  • Impressive image quality with support for Ultra HD 4K
  • 4-port 4K2K switch routes four HDMI sources to one HDMI display
  • Easy operation with automatic, priority or manual switching between HDMI sources
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€313.64 EUR incl. VAT

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Create a powerful visual experience, with the ability to switch between four 4K video sources seamlessly. This 4-port HDMI® switch lets you share a monitor, projector or TV with four Ultra High Definition video sources, and switch between them with minimal disruption.

Impressive image quality with 4K support

The video switch maintains Ultra HD 4K picture quality while switching between content from HDMI source devices - including Blu-ray™ players and DVD players, computer systems, video game consoles, digital cable and satellite boxes and A/V receivers. 

4K support ensures a higher level of image clarity and visibility, delivering four times the resolution of 1080p - 8.29 million pixels versus 2.07 million pixels. It provides a more engaging visual experience for audiences in a wide range of venues including conference centers, boardrooms, educational facilities, and commercial settings. With its exceptional resolution and image quality, it's also ideal for bringing your digital signage to life.

Fast and easy operation

Enjoy hassle-free operation with three switching modes:

  • Fast auto-switching: ensures minimal time for switching between HDMI sources. The switch provides effortless operation with advanced auto-sensing - it detects the latest connected HDMI source and automatically switches to it. Auto-switching encourages collaboration among colleagues, by making it easy to share a projector or display. It also ensures no downtime in a digital signage application if a source signal is accidentally powered off or fails.
     
  • Priority switching: identifies one port to take first priority for HDMI sources when multiple sources are connected, ideal for applications such as digital signage.
     
  • Manual switching: enables you to manually select your HDMI source with front panel buttons that are easy to use.

An IR remote control is included in the box, enabling you to select your desired input source remotely. The RS-232 serial control interface ensures easy remote operation with serial control enabled devices.

Hassle-free setup with plug-and-play installation

The switch also saves time during setup with EDID emulation, which ensures that all of your display settings, such as native resolution and refresh rate, are communicated between your display and video source devices. EDID emulation maximizes compatibility with your 4K display, ensuring a convenient plug-and-play installation and the sharpest image quality.

The VS421HD4KA is TAA compliant and backed by a 2-year StarTech.com warranty with free lifetime technical support.

Applications

  • Share a 4K monitor, television or projector with four different 4K video sources to create a powerful visual experience in boardrooms, classrooms, home theaters, hotels, shopping malls, health centers and many other environments
  • Collaborate easily with colleagues by connecting multiple users to the same display, and switch between input devices
  • Enhance your home theater by connecting four A/V devices and automatically switching between your Blu-ray player, cable and satellite set-top boxes, gaming console or computer
  • Switch easily between different video sources for digital signage applications - the switch is backward compatible with high-definition 1080p, so any video source will look great in your digital signage

Partner Numbers

  • Ingram IE V933597
  • Exertis IE STCVS421HD4KA
  • UPC 065030862370

Compatibility

  • OS Independent logo

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) Connector A 1 - HDMI (19 pin)
Connector B 4 - HDMI (19 pin)
1 - RJ-11
Environmental Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -10°C to 60°C (14°F to 140°F)
Humidity 0% ~ 80%
Hardware Ports 4
AV Input HDMI
AV Output HDMI
Audio Yes
Industry Standards HDMI 1.4
Indicators LED Indicators 4 - Active port LED
1 - Power LED
Packaging Information Package Height 64 mm [2.5 in]
Package Length 15.5 cm [6.1 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.8 kg [1.8 lb]
Package Width 23.5 cm [9.3 in]
Performance Maximum Digital Resolutions 4K @ 30 Hz
Supported Resolutions 3840x2160 (4K)
2560x1600
1920x1200
1920x1080 (1080p)
1280x720 (720p)
Wide Screen Supported Yes
Audio Specifications 7.1 Surround sound
Physical Characteristics Weight of Product 291 g [10.3 oz]
Product Length 15.6 cm [6.1 in]
Product Width 65 mm [2.6 in]
Product Height 2 cm [0.8 in]
Power Power Source AC Adapter Included
Input Voltage 100 - 240 AC
Output Voltage 12V DC
Output Current 1.5
Power Consumption (In Watts) 18
What's in the Box Included in Package 1 - 4-port HDMI switch
1 - remote control
1 - Universal power adapter (NA/EU/UK/AU)
1 - RJ11 cable
1 - RJ11 to DB-9 serial adapter
1 - mounting kit
1 - quick start guide

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Frequently Asked Questions

Before You Buy

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.

HDCP

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.

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

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

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.

Source Connection

Conversion

VGA

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

DVI

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

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.

DisplayPort 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.

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.

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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