HC 404

Meeting Space Collaboration System
Key Features
  • Powerful solution for meeting rooms
  • Transmitter has two HDMI inputs and one VGA input
  • HDMI input on receiver is ideal for connecting a local source, such as a ShareLink wireless collaboration gateway
  • Signal extension for video, audio, and power up to 230 feet (70 meters) over a shielded CATx cable
  • Built-in control capability
  • Auto‑switching between inputs
The Extron HC 404
Model Version Description Part #
HC 404 Meeting Space Collaboration System 42-268-01
HC 404 with Zoom Meeting Collaboration System – Zoom Room 42-268-01Z
LinkLicense User Interface Upgrade 79-2546-01
TeamWork Connect 300 Three Input Kit for TeamWork 42-272-01

The Extron HC 404 combines video switching, scaling, signal extension, and system control into a transmitter and receiver pair at a price point that fits any application. The HC 404 features two HDMI and one VGA input at the transmitter, and one HDMI input at the receiver. Advanced Extron scaling technology ensures excellent image quality with maximum detail and color accuracy. Built-in control capabilities facilitate automatic source switching, display control, and integration with occupancy sensors for an intuitive, effortless user experience. Designed for professional integration, low-profile HC 404 transmitter and receiver enclosures are ideal for discreet placement beneath tables, behind displays, or wherever the application requires.

Effortless Collaboration

The HC 404 is easy-to-use and fully operational out of the box. Automatic power control and switching allow users to collaborate with minimal interaction with the AV hardware. The system powers the display on when a presenter connects a source device, and automatically switches to new source devices as they are connected. When no signal is detected, the system will power down after a predetermined time period. For further flexibility, integration with Extron OCS 100 occupancy sensors can automatically power the system on when users enter the room. Connecting a ShareLink wireless collaboration gateway to the receiver’s HDMI input adds support for wireless BYOD – Bring Your Own Device environments, providing effective collaboration and content sharing from a wide variety of mobile devices.

Reliable Operation

The HC 404 is a highly reliable AV system solution designed for professional requirements. It delivers high quality extension of video and audio signals for maximum performance and reliability. Multiple input connections are provided to support a wide range of video sources and resolutions. Advanced Extron video scaling ensures excellent video quality and EDID Minder technology ensures a consistently reliable image at the display.

Easy to Integrate

The HC 404 is simple to install and easy to set up. Robust signal extension over CATx eliminates the need for long video cables. For simplified installation, remote power capability enables a single supply connected at the receiver to provide power to both the transmitter and receiver. Managing system AV settings is easy with Extron PCS – Product Configuration Software, which also allows convenient control of multiple systems. Ethernet connectivity facilitates management, monitoring, and control of AV devices over a standard network. The HC 404 offers built-in control processing, eliminating the need to connect additional equipment. Ethernet, RS-232, IR, CEC, and digital I/O ports are available on the receiver to control and interface with displays, sensors, switchers, or other equipment. No programming is required. Configuration is simple using Global Configurator, Extron’s powerful software for AV control systems.

Available with Zoom Room Control

The HC 404 is available pre-configured to extend control capabilities to Zoom Rooms. This provides a one-touch user experience for conferencing, collaboration, and AV room control. There’s no more need to switch devices - a single interface on your Extron TouchLink® Pro Series touchpanel is all you need to control every conferencing and audiovisual function.

Expandable Functionality

HC 404 system solutions can be expanded for even more functionality with a variety of compatible products. Wireless collaboration may be added with a ShareLink gateway and GlobalViewer Enterprise software can be used for remote device management. The HC 404 is available as part of the preconfigured Teamwork Connect 300 package and in the TeamWork System Builder, an interactive online tool that guides users through the configuration of the ideal collaboration solution.

HC 404 is compatible with TouchLink Pro touchpanels and NBP network button panels for complete user control. Purchasing a LinkLicense for User Interfaces upgrade will enable a mobile device or computer to serve as the primary control interface for the AV system.


Note: The ability for CEC to control specific display functions, such as power on/off, input selection, or volume level, is dependent on implementation by the display manufacturer.

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HC 404 (HCT 103, HCR 102)
 NOTE     This product consists of a switching transmitter (HCT 103) and a scaling receiver (HCR 102), sold together as a system.
Video input
   Number/signal type 
      Analog HCT 103: 1 VGA RGBHV
         HCT 103 2 HDMI (or single link DVI-D with the appropriate DVI-HDMI adapters)
         HCR 102 1 HDMI (or single link DVI-D with the appropriate DVI-HDMI adapter)
      HCT 103 1 female 15-pin HD
2 female HDMI type A
      HCR 102 1 female HDMI type A
   Nominal level Analog: 0.7 Vp-p
   Min./max. level Analog, 0.3 V to 1.5 Vp-p with no offset at unity gain
   Impedance Analog: 75 ohms
   Horizontal frequency Analog: 15 kHz to 100 kHz
   Vertical frequency Analog: 30 Hz to 75 Hz
   HDMI equalization Automatic
   HDMI input cable length ≤50' (15 m) for resolutions up to 1920x1200 or 1080p @ 60 Hz; 2K, using Extron HDMI Pro Series cable
   Resolution range 640x480 to 1600x1200 and 1920x1200*, 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, and 2K
*reduced blanking
   Return loss <-40 dB @ 5 MHz
   DC offset (max. allowable) 1.5 V
   Standards DVI 1.0, HDMI 1.4, HDCP 1.4
Sync — VGA
   Input type RGBHV, bi-level and tri-level sync
   Input level 1.9 V to 5.0 Vp-p
   S/N >90 dB at maximum input (unweighted)
   Max. input voltage 5.0 Vp-p
Interconnection between transmitter and receiver
   Connector 1 female RJ-45 on each unit (transmitter and receiver)
   Termination standard TIA/EIA T568B
   Transmission distance Up to 230' (70 m) using shielded twisted pair (STP) cable or XTP DTP 24 STP cable with a 1080p, 60 Hz signal
      Cable requirements Solid conductor, 24 AWG or better
      Cable recommendations 400 MHz bandwidth, STP (shielded twisted pair)
       NOTE     Extron XTP DTP 24 shielded twisted pair cable is strongly recommended for optimal performance.
Video processing
   Decoder 12 bit digital (3D-adaptive comb filter)
   Analog sampling 12 bits per color, 170 MHz standard (RGB)
   Digital pixel data bit depth 8, 10, or 12 bits per channel; 165 MHz pixel clock (HDMI)
   Colors 1 billion (10 bit processing)
Video output
   Number/signal type 1 HDMI (with CEC)
   Connectors 1 female HDMI
   HDMI peripheral device power 250 mA
   Scaled resolution 640x4806,8,9, 800x6006,8,9, 852x4806,8,9, 1024x7686,8,9, 1024x8526,8,9, 1024x10246,8,9, 1280x7686,8,9, 1280x8006,8,9, 1280x10246,8,9, 1360x7656,8,9, 1360x7686,8,9, 1365x7686,8,9, 1365x10246,8,9, 1366x7686,8,9, 1400x10506,8, 1440x9006,8,9, 1600x9006,8, 1600x12006,8, 1680x10506,8, 1920x12006,8
HDTV 480p7,8, 576p6, 720p3,4,5,6,7,8, 1080i6,7,8, 1080p1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8, 2048x10801,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
1 = at 23.98 Hz, 2 = at 24 Hz, 3 = at 25 Hz,4 = at 29.97 Hz, 5 = at 30 Hz, 6 = at 50 Hz, 7 = at 59.94 Hz, 8 = at 60 Hz, 9 = at 75 Hz
   Gain Unbalanced output: 0 dB; balanced output +6 dB
   Frequency response 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.5 dB
   THD + Noise <0.1%, 20 Hz to 20k Hz at nominal level
   S/N >90 dB, at maximum input (unweighted)
   Crosstalk ≤-80 dB @ 1 kHz, fully loaded
   Stereo channel separation >80 dB @ 1 kHz
Audio input
   Number/signal type 1 analog stereo, unbalanced or
3 digital audio, embedded in the HDMI
   Connectors 1 female 3.5 mm mini stereo jack; tip (L), ring (R), sleeve (ground)
3 female HDMI Type A
   Source formats 
      Analog Analog stereo audio
      HDMI LPCM up to 7.1/24-bit/192 kHz, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2/0 Surround, Dolby Digital 2/0, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD, DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, DTS-ES Matrix 6.1, DTS Digital Surround 5.1, DTS 2 Channel
   Impedance 10k ohms, DC coupled
   Nominal level -10 dBV, unbalanced
   Maximum level +6 dBV, unbalanced
   CMRR >60 dB typical, unbalanced, @ 1 kHz
    NOTE     0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms, 0 dBV = 1 Vrms, 0 dBV ≈ 2 dBu
Audio output
   Number/signal type 1 analog, line level stereo, balanced or unbalanced (variable)
1 digital, embedded in HDMI (fixed)
   Connectors (1) 3.5 mm captive screw connector, 5 pole
1 female HDMI
   Impedance 50 ohms unbalanced, 100 ohms balanced
   Gain error ±0.5 dB channel to channel
   Maximum level (Hi-Z) >+14 dBu, balanced; >+8 dBu, unbalanced
   Output volume range 0 to 100% in 1% steps
   Tally port (1) 3.5 mm, 4 pole captive screw connector
   Tally port pin configuration Pin 1 = input 2 tally, pin 2 = input 3 tally, pin 3 = input 4 tally, pin 4 = +5 VDC
   Contact closure remote control (1) 3.5 mm, 4 pole captive screw connector
   Contact closure pin configuration Pin 1 = input 2, pin 2 = input 3, pin 3 = input 4, pin 4 = Gnd
   USB control port 1 front panel female USB mini-B
   USB standards USB 2.0, high speed
   Program control Extron Product Configuration Software (PCS) for Windows®
Communications — control processor
      SDRAM 512 MB
      Flash 512 MB
      Configuration software Extron Global Configurator® Plus and Professional for Windows®
   Ethernet control 
      Network interface controllers (NICs) 1
      Connectors 1 female RJ-45 connector
      Data rate 10/100Base-T, half/full duplex with autodetect
      Default settings Link speed and duplex level = autodetected
IP address =
Subnet mask =
Gateway =
DHCP = off
   Serial control 
      Quantity/type 1 bidirectional RS-232
      Connectors (1) 3.5 mm captive screw connector, 3-pole
      Baud rate and protocol 300 to 115200 baud (9600 baud = default); 8 (default) or 7 data bits;
1 (default) or 2 stop bits;
no parity (default), even, or odd parity
       NOTE     This 3-pole port supports software flow control. The default is no flow control.
      Pin configuration Pin 1 = Tx, 2 = Rx, 3 = Gnd
   Digital I/O control 
      Quantity/type 4 digital input/output (configurable)
      Connectors (1) 3.5 mm captive screw connector, 6-pole
      Digital inputs 
         Input voltage range 0 to 24 VDC, clamped at +30 VDC
         Input impedance >10k ohms
         Programmable pullup 1k ohms to +5 VDC
         Threshold low to high 2.8 VDC
         Threshold high to low 2.0 VDC
      Digital outputs 250 mA sink from 24 VDC max.
      Pin configurations Pins 1, 2, 4, 5 = digital I/Os 1, 2, 3, 4; pins 3, 6= Gnd
   IR control 
      Quantity/type 1 programmable TTL level (0 to 5 V) infrared (carrier and non-carrier) up to 300 kHz
      Connector (1) 3.5 mm captive screw connector, 2-pole
      Pin configuration Pin 1 = signal, 2 = Gnd
      IR output carrier frequency 30 kHz to 300 kHz
   Power supply External
Input: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
Output: 12 VDC, 4.2 A, 50 watts
   Power consumption 
         Device 22.0 watts
         Device and power supply 24.7 watts
          NOTE     Connect the included 4.2 A, 50 W, external power supply to the HCR 102, and the receiver remotely powers the HCT 103. Alternatively, the transmitter can be powered locally by an optional external power supply.
   Temperature/humidity Storage: -40 to +158 °F (-40 to +70 °C) / 10% to 90%, noncondensing
Operating: +32 to +104 °F (0 to +40 °C) / 10% to 90%, noncondensing
   Cooling Convection, vents on top and sides
   Thermal dissipation 
         Device 70.7 BTU/hour
         Device and power supply 79.7 BTU/hour
      Rack mount Yes, with optional 1U high rack shelf or back of the rack mounting kit
      Furniture mount Yes, with included, attached MBU 125 under-desk mounting brackets
   Enclosure type Metal
   Enclosure dimensions 1.0" H x 8.75" W x 6.0" D (half rack wide)
(25 mm H x 222 mm W x 152 mm D)
(Depth excludes connectors.)
   Product weight 
      HCT 103 1.1 lb (0.5 kg)
      HCR 102 1.2 lbs (0.6 kg)
   Regulatory compliance CE**, C-tick, c-UL, FCC Class A**, ICES, UL, VCCI
Complies with the appropriate requirements of RoHS, WEEE
       NOTE     **CE and FCC testing is conducted with STP (shielded twisted pair) I/O cable.
   Product warranty 3 years parts and labor
   Everlast power supply warranty 7 years parts and labor
    NOTE     All nominal levels are at ±10%.
    NOTE     Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Shipping Dimensions and Weights
    Part # Height Width Depth Weight
    42-268-01 8.0" (20.3 cm) 10.0" (25.4 cm) 12.0" (30.5 cm) 5.95 lbs (2.7 kg)
    42-268-01Z 8.0" (20.3 cm) 10.0" (25.4 cm) 12.0" (30.5 cm) 5.95 lbs (2.7 kg)


Panel Drawing

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