Six Input HDCP-Compliant Scaling Presentation Switcher
Key Features
  • Integrates HDMI, analog video, and audio sources into presentation systems
  • Four HDMI inputs and two universal analog video inputs
  • Two simultaneous HDMI outputs
  • Two mic/line inputs with 48 volt phantom power
  • Selectable output rates from 640x480 to 1920x1200, including HDTV 1080p/60 and 2K
  • Key Minder® continuously verifies HDCP compliance for quick, reliable switching
The Extron IN1606
Model Version Description Part #
 IN1606 HDCP-Compliant Scaling Switcher 60-1081-01

The Extron IN1606 is a six input, HDCP-compliant video scaler that includes four HDMI inputs, two universal analog video inputs, and two simultaneous HDMI outputs. The IN1606 accepts a wide variety of video formats including HDMI, HDTV, RGB, and standard definition video. It features an advanced video scaling engine with 1080i deinterlacing and Deep Color processing with support for up to 1920x1200 and 2K output resolutions. Enhanced audio features include six stereo inputs, two variable stereo outputs, two mic/line inputs with ducking, plus HDMI audio embedding and de-embedding. Designed for professional AV integration, the IN1606 offers flexible control options including Ethernet, RS-232, and USB. The IN1606 provides a complete AV switching system in one rack-mountable enclosure.

Six Input Multi-Format Video Switcher

To accommodate a variety of sources, the IN1606 features four HDMI inputs plus two universal analog video inputs that can process RGB computer video, HDTV, component video, S-video, and composite video. The IN1606 provides the capability to integrate digital and analog devices, with HDCP compliance to enable integration of Blu-ray Disc players and other sources of protected content.

Built to Handle Digital Video

To enhance and simplify integration of HDMI sources and displays, the IN1606 features two exclusive Extron technologies: EDID Minder® and Key Minder®. EDID Minder manages EDID communication between the display devices and input sources. For HDMI signals with protected content, Key Minder authenticates and maintains continuous HDCP encryption between input and output devices to ensure quick and reliable switching.

When receiving an HDCP-encrypted HDMI input source, the IN1606 outputs a full-screen green signal on any video output connected to a non-HDCP compliant display. This provides immediate visual confirmation that the protected content cannot be viewed on this display. Additionally, the IN1606 provides real-time verification of the HDCP status for each HDMI input and output, offering valuable feedback to system operators and helpdesk support staff. The IN1606 also features SpeedSwitch® Technology that delivers exceptional switching speed for HDCP-encrypted content.

High Performance Video Processing

The IN1606 features an advanced scaling engine with the ability to scale HDMI, RGB, component, and standard definition video signals to a common high resolution output. It provides high performance deinterlacing of 1080i and Deep Color processing to deliver optimal image quality. Additionally, the color space and chroma subsampling of the HDMI output can be automatically set to ensure compatibility with a connected DVI or HDMI display. Automatic 3:2 and 2:2 pulldown detection maximizes the image quality for content sources originating from film. The IN1606 also uses a digital 3D adaptive comb filter that optimizes decoding of NTSC, PAL, and SECAM sources for integration into systems worldwide.

The IN1606 accepts and outputs signals up to 1920x1200, including HDTV 1080p/60 and 2K. It provides two simultaneous HDMI outputs so that two displays can be driven simultaneously, without the need for additional equipment. Selectable FILL and FOLLOW modes are available to ensure the proper aspect ratio of the output. FILL mode provides full screen output, while FOLLOW mode preserves the original aspect ratio of the input signal.

Advanced Audio Capabilities

The IN1606 features sophisticated audio functionality, including HDMI audio embedding and de-embedding. To suit the needs of the application, the IN1606 can embed analog input audio signals onto the HDMI outputs or extract embedded HDMI audio. Audio breakaway enables separation of analog audio channels from the corresponding video signals, so that the analog audio channels can operate as an independent switcher. To support integration into presentation environments, the IN1606 features two mic/line mixing inputs with ducking and 48 V phantom power. The scaler includes two variable stereo audio outputs, one of which can be configured as dual mono for integration flexibility. The IN1606 also provides full control of advanced audio configuration settings through an intuitive Graphical User Interface. Using this GUI, users can easily adjust audio input and output gain, attenuation, mixing, and ducking parameters.

Multiple Options for Control and Operation

The IN1606 features front panel controls and intuitive on-screen menus for quick access to functions. Remote configuration and control are available via USB, RS-232, and Ethernet. Housed in a 1U, full rack width metal enclosure, the IN1606 can easily be integrated into many environments. The IN1606 is ideal in boardrooms where superior performance is essential, video routing applications where automatic features help simplify system design and keep costs down, and instructional environments for complete integration of digital and analog AV sources and displays.