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4x4 VGA Matrix Video Switch Splitter with Audio

Share up to four distinct VGA inputs and audio source signals between multiple monitors

Product ID: ST424MX

  • Allows four PC's / Media Players to provide video to four displays / projectors
  • Supports cascading with additional units
  • Maximum resolution of up to 1920 x 1440 pixels
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  • 65m (213ft) Maximum cable length
  • Equipped with easy to use front panel selection buttons
  • High video bandwidth (350 Mhz)
  • Supports Multi-Sync video types including RGBHV, RGsB, RGBS
  • Supports DDC, DDC2, DDC2B
  • Audio Frequency Response 20Hz~20KHz
407,99 € EUR exc VAT
489,59 € EUR inc VAT
35+ In stock
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Overview

The ST424MX 4x4 VGA Matrix Switcher/Splitter allows users to share up to four distinct VGA inputs (as well as a corresponding audio source) between four independent displays or projectors.

Providing convenient push button control, the VGA Matrix Switcher/Splitter allows each of the four input VGA signals and the corresponding audio, to be switched individually meaning that you can have a different source showing on each display or one source showing on both offering maximum flexibility and control.

To ensure optimized VGA distribution and signal management even over longer distance signal transmissions, the ST424MX 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 device, while maintaining flawless signal integrity.

Designed to provide maximum control while saving space and eliminating clutter, the ST424MX can be used as a standalone solution or rack mounted using the (included) ear-mounts.

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

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Matrix switching functionality gives you full control of what source is shown on each display with the touch of a button
  • Built-in signal amplifier lets you extend your connection by up to 210 feet

Applications

Take full control of your sources and displays/projectors - select any source on any display

Run multimedia presentations with supporting data showing on another display in business conference rooms or at trade-shows

Perfect for digital signage applications in retail environments requiring more than one media player or PC to be connected

Allow trainees/students to see what is on your display and then switch them back to their own display after the demonstration completes

Ideal for connecting/switching multiple sources in Test Bench Facilities, Data Centers, Help Desks and Video Broadcasting Facilities

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Audio Yes
Daisy-Chain Yes
Industry Standards DDC, DDC2, DDC2B
Ports 4
Rack-Mountable Yes
Performance
Bandwidth 350 MHz
Maximum Analog Resolutions 1920x1440 @ 85Hz
Maximum Cable Length 65 m [213.2 ft]
Connector(s)
Connector A 4 - 3.5 mm Mini-Jack (3 Position) Female
4 - VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub) Female
Connector B 4 - 3.5 mm Mini-Jack (3 Position) Female
4 - VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub) Female
Power
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Input Current 0.3A
Input Voltage 110V-240V AC
Output Current 1.25A
Output Voltage 12 DC
Power Consumption (In Watts) 15
Power Source AC Adapter Included
Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Product Height 42 mm [1.7 in]
Product Length 269 mm [10.6 in]
Product Weight 1065 g [37.6 oz]
Product Width 108 mm [4.3 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 1.2 kg [2.7 lb]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - VGA 4x4 Matrix Switch
2 - Ear-mounts for rack-mounting
1 - Bag of Screws
1 - Universal Power Adapter (US/UK/EU/AUS)
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.