Product ID: VS221HD4KA
Create a powerful visual experience, with the ability to switch between two 4K video sources seamlessly. This 2-port HDMI® switch lets you share a monitor, projector or TV with two different HDMI enabled video sources, and switch between them with minimal disruption.
The video switch maintains Ultra HD 4K picture quality while switching between content from HDMI source devices - including Blu-ray™ players or 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 and boardrooms, home theaters, and commercial settings. With its exceptional resolution and image quality, it's also ideal for bringing your digital signage to life.
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 your projector. 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.
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 to ensure a convenient plug-and-play installation and the sharpest image quality.
The VS221HD4KA is TAA compliant and backed by a 2-year StarTech.com warranty with free lifetime technical support.
|Warranty Information||Warranty||2 Years|
|Connector(s)||1 - Connector A||HDMI (19 pin)|
|2 - Connector B||HDMI (19 pin)|
|1 - Connector B||RJ-11|
|Environmental||Operating Temperature||0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-20°C to 70°C (-4°F to 158°F)|
|Humidity||0% ~ 80%|
|Industry Standards||HDMI 1.4|
|Chipset ID||Microchip - PIC24|
|Indicators||2 - LED Indicators||Active port LED|
|1 - LED Indicators||Power LED|
|Packaging Information||Package Height||63 mm [2.5 in]|
|Package Length||15.6 cm [6.1 in]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||835 g [29.5 oz]|
|Package Width||23.5 cm [9.3 in]|
|Performance||Maximum Digital Resolutions||4K @ 30 Hz|
|Supported Resolutions||3840x2160 (4K)
|Wide Screen Supported||Yes|
|Audio Specifications||7.1 Surround sound|
|Physical Characteristics||Weight of Product||290 g [10.2 oz]|
|Product Length||10 cm [3.9 in]|
|Product Width||61.5 mm [2.4 in]|
|Product Height||1.4 cm [0.6 in]|
|Power||Power Source||AC Adapter Included|
|Input Voltage||100 - 240 AC|
|Output Voltage||12V DC|
|Power Consumption (In Watts)||18|
|What's in the Box||1 - Included in Package||2-port HDMI switch|
|universal power adapter (NA/EU/UK/AU)|
|4 ft [1.2 m] RJ11 cable|
|RJ11 to DB-9 serial adapter|
|quick start guide|
Connect an HDMI®-enabled output device to a DVI-D display, or a DVI-D output device to an HDMI-capable display
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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