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

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

Product ID: VS221HD4KA

  • Impressive image quality with support for Ultra HD 4K
  • 2-port 4K2K switch routes two HDMI sources to one HDMI display
  • Easy operation with automatic, priority or manual switching between HDMI sources
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  • EDID copy support ensures accurate display output
  • Versatile audio configuration with support for 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound
  • IR remote control included
  • RS-232 serial control interface
  • Backward compatible with high-definition 1080p
€ 163,99 EUR exc VAT
€ 196,79 EUR inc VAT
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Overview

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 to ensure a convenient plug-and-play installation and the sharpest image quality.

The VS221HD4KA is backed by a 2-year StarTech.com warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

Share a 4K television or projector with two 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 two A/V devices to your television, such as Blu-ray players, cable and satellite set-top boxes, and computers

Ideal in digital signage applications - the switch is backward compatible with high-definition 1080p, so any video source will look great in your digital signage

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Audio Yes
Chipset ID Microchip - PIC24
Industry Standards HDMI 1.4
Output Signal HDMI
Ports 2
Performance
Audio Specifications 7.1 Surround sound
Maximum Digital Resolutions 4K @ 30 Hz
Supported Resolutions 3840x2160 (4K)
2560x1600
1920x1200
1920x1080 (1080p)
1280x720 (720p)
Wide Screen Supported Yes
Connector(s)
Connector A 1 - HDMI (19 pin) Female
Connector B 2 - HDMI (19 pin) Female
1 - RJ-11 Female
Indicators
LED Indicators 2 - Active port LED
1 - Power LED
Power
Input Voltage 110V-240V AC
Output Current 1.5
Output Voltage 12 DC
Power Consumption (In Watts) 18
Power Source AC Adapter Included
Environmental
Humidity 0% ~ 80%
Operating Temperature 0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 70°C (-4°F to 158°F)
Physical Characteristics
Product Height 14 mm [0.6 in]
Product Length 100 mm [3.9 in]
Product Weight 179 g [6.3 oz]
Product Width 61.5 mm [2.4 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 841 g [29.7 oz]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - 2-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
Supports any operating system.
No additional drivers or software required.

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Accessories

Product Support

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.