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4-Port HDMI Switch with Picture-and-Picture Multiviewer

Share an HDMI display between four distinct HDMI audio/video sources, with optional Picture-and-Picture

Product ID: VS421HDPIP

  • Save cost and screen real estate by combining multiple inputs on a single HDMI display
  • Customize your output with multiple display modes for combining video
  • Mounting hardware included
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  • Support for video resolutions up to 1920x1200 / 1080p
  • Remote control using Telnet (TCIP/IP Network), or IR (remote control included)
  • Choose which audio source is outputted with your combined video sources
$2,406.99 NZD exc GST
$2,768.04 NZD inc GST
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Overview

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.

See the Whole Picture

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) .

Control Your Output

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.

Increase the Versatility of Your Display

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.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • See the whole picture by adding multiple HDMI sources to the same display with picture-and-picture
  • Control your output and make your digital signage operation easier with remote control operation using RS232 (serial), Telnet (TCIP/IP Network), or IR (remote control)
  • Increase the versatility of your display and save money, with the picture-and-picture technology reducing the number of displays required with up to four video sources on the same display

Applications

Add to your boardroom to allow for multi-screen configurations and share more ideas

Use in your digital signage applications to provide multiple video sources on the same screen

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
Cabling HDMI
Output Signal HDMI
Ports 4
Performance
Audio Specifications 7.1 Surround Sound
Maximum Digital Resolutions 1920x1200
Supported Resolutions 1920x1200
1920x1080
1280x720
640x480
Wide Screen Supported Yes
Connector(s)
Connector A 4 - HDMI (19 pin) Female
Connector B 1 - HDMI (19 pin) Female
Connector Type(s) 1 - DB-9 (9 pin, D-Sub) Male
1 - RJ-45 Female
1 - IrDA (Infrared, SIR/FIR)
Power
Input Current 1 A
Input Voltage 100 ~ 240 AC
Output Current 3 A
Output Voltage 12 DC
Power Consumption (In Watts) 36
Power Source AC Adapter Included
Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Enclosure Type Aluminum
Product Height 1.7 in [44 mm]
Product Length 17.1 in [435 mm]
Product Weight 99.7 oz [2825 g]
Product Width 9.8 in [250 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 9.6 lb [4.3 kg]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - 4-port HDMI switch
1 - remote control
2 - mounting brackets
1 - universal power adapter (NA, UK, EU, ANZ)
1 - instruction manual

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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.

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.

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:

  1. Make sure that the VS421HDPIP is on the same network as your computer.
  2. In an Internet browser, enter the IP address of the unit. The default IP address is 192.168.5.155.

Note: This is the default IP address of the VS421HDPIP. If this has been modified, the new IP address will have to be used.

  1. Under Save/Factory, click Factory Default.

To reset the device using Telnet, complete the following:

  1. Open a Telnet session with the device.

Note: For more information on performing this, refer to the following FAQ: [vs421hdpip-connect-with-telnet].

  1. Enter the command DEFAULT.
  2. Press Enter.
  1. Make sure that the VS421HDPIP is on the same network as your computer.
  2. In an Internet browser, enter the IP address of the unit. The default IP address is 192.168.5.155.