“Our new 4×1 Scaler/Switcher addresses the issue of accommodating multiple sources and displays used in presentation and collaboration environments,” explained NSC Gefen Product Manager, Jason Fitzgerald. “With HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI, and VGA inputs, along with an L/R analogue audio input that accompanies both the DVI and VGA inputs, the new 4K Ultra HD Multi-Format Auto Switcher is the ideal solution for corporate boardrooms and huddle-rooms where a number of sources and one or two displays are common.”
The 4×1 Switcher provides automatic source switching with HDBaseT extension, a split HDMI output for dual display scenarios, and multiple control interfaces for management of the product when used as a standalone, or part of a larger AV system. Its HDMI and HDBaseT outputs provide connection to a local display located in-room and to a remote display or projector.
According to Fitzgerald, the 4×1 Switcher and its recommended Receiver (the EXT-UHDA-HBTL-RX, sold separately) use the Gefen implementation of HDBaseT technology to extend the HDMI output of the Switcher up to 70m at 1080p Full HD and up to 40m at 4K, using a single CAT-5 cable.
The EXT-4K300A-MF-41-HBTLS has four inputs (HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI, and VGA) to accommodate most commonly used presentation sources, and automatic-switching to allow hands-off source selection by simply connecting a device.
The new switcher, when used with the optional EXT-UHDA-HBTL-RX HDBaseT Receiver, provides two-way RS-232 and Source-to-Display IR extension, facilitating RS-232 control of A/V sources placed near the Sender unit, and sending IR or RS-232 automation commands to the remote display or another device placed near the Receiver unit. Power-Over-HDBaseT technology provides power from the Switcher to the Receiver, over the same cable that extends the video signal.