Six Input 4K/60 Seamless Presentation Switcher
Key Features
  • Integrates DisplayPort, HDMI, and audio sources into presentation systems
  • DTP2 and HDMI outputs
  • Advanced Extron Vector™ 4K scaling engine
  • Supports signal resolutions up to 4K/60 with 4:4:4 color sampling
  • Logo image keying and display
  • Selectable seamless switching transitions
The Extron IN1806
Model Version Description Part #
IN1806 Six Input 4K/60 Seamless Presentation Switcher 60-1663-01

The Extron IN1806 is a six input seamless presentation switcher that supports signal resolutions up to 4K/60 at 4:4:4. It incorporates Extron-patented Vector 4K seamless scaling technology specifically engineered for the most demanding applications. It features DisplayPort and HDMI inputs, an HDMI output and a mirrored Extron DTP2 output for extending 4K/60 video, audio, and control signals up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded CATx cable. The IN1806 delivers excellent image quality, fast and reliable switching, along with Extron ProDSP audio processing, seamless video transition effects, logo keying, and HDMI loop-through. Designed for professional AV integration, the IN1806 can be controlled and configured over Ethernet, RS-232, or USB.

Vector 4K Scaling

The IN1806 incorporates the Extron-exclusive Vector 4K scaling engine, developed in‑house to deliver best-in-class image upscaling and downscaling. The Vector 4K engine embodies a new set of image processing algorithms that deliver uncompromising scaling performance with 30‑bit precision and 4:4:4 chroma processing. This enables sharp, accurate scaling of standard definition and high definition signals up to 4K, as well as downscaling of 4K source signals for lower resolution displays without losing critical image detail.

For professional-quality transitions between sources, the IN1806 offers a range of switching effects. These include seamless freeze/cut, freeze/fade, cut-through-black, and fade-through-black modes. In addition, the IN1806 provides the capability to insert a custom graphic image, such as a company logo, onto the video outputs. Selectable FILL and FOLLOW modes are available to set the desired video aspect ratio. FILL mode provides full screen output, while FOLLOW mode preserves the original aspect ratio of the input signal.

Integrated Digital Twisted Pair Output

The IN1806 includes one mirrored Extron DTP2 twisted pair output that supports 4K/60 @ 4:4:4 signal extension up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded CATx cable when paired with a DTP2 receiver. It can transmit to a DTP or DTP2 receiver behind a flat-panel display on a wall, above a ceiling-mounted projector, or any other remote location. DTP receivers are available in rack mount and wallplate form factors to suit application requirements.

DTP2 connections bring convenient and integrator-friendly features designed to simplify installation. Bidirectional RS-232 and IR signals can be inserted from a control system and transmitted over a single shielded CATx cable together with the video and audio, enabling control of a source or display. Additionally, the IN1806 can provide power to select DTP and DTP2 receivers over the same shielded CATx cable, streamlining system design and installation. The DTP2 output on IN1806 can be configured for compatibility with HDBaseT-enabled displays to send digital video and embedded audio, plus bidirectional RS‑232 and IR signals up to 330 feet (100 meters).

The IN1806 can be integrated into an XTP CrossPoint matrix switcher system. This is ideal for facility-wide AV system applications with a centralized AV signal distribution infrastructure, as well as several presentation spaces with local AV switching and processing. A connected IN1806 can distribute a local presentation to several destinations in a facility.

Comprehensive EDID Management

To ensure professional AV systems perform as designed, it is crucial that EDID communication between video sources and sink devices is managed correctly. Correct management of EDID allows source equipment to send video and audio signals in formats and parameters that best match display device capabilities. Mishandling of EDID could result in suboptimal image quality, no image, and poor sound. The IN1806 offers a suite of Extron-exclusive tools and capabilities for complete control over EDID management. The EDID Minder software function offers a library of EDID files that can be applied to any video input. Additional EDID can be captured from connected displays or uploaded by the user. EDID Minder is easily accessible in PCS software, and EDID Manager 2.0 is a freely downloadable Windows utility for viewing and editing EDID files. This software enables video format optimization, chroma sampling and color bit depth manipulation, and adjustment to audio capabilities. Edited files may be saved, added to the library, and easily applied to devices within the system.

ProDSP for Sophisticated Audio System Design and Optimization

In addition to video switching and scaling, the IN1806 can serve as the central component for full audio system integration. The same, high performance audio signal processing found in the Extron DMP 128 Plus and DMP 64 digital signal processors is built into the IN1806. Extron-exclusive ProDSP is engineered from the ground up using a powerful 64-bit floating point DSP engine to provide very wide dynamic range and reduce the potential for clipping. ProDSP utilizes studio grade 24-bit audio converters with 48 kHz sampling to maintain audio signal transparency. IN1806 with ProDSP has comprehensive capabilities to control audio embedding, de-embedding, mic/line mixing with ducking, feedback suppression, dynamics, equalization, delay, and phantom power.

Multiple Options for Local and Remote Operation

The IN1806 features front panel controls and on-screen menus for quick access to system settings. It also features automatic switching between inputs to streamline system operation when the unit is installed in locations such as a lectern or under a conference table. Remote configuration and control are available via USB, RS-232, and Ethernet. The IN1806 can be configured using Extron's PCS - Product Configuration Software with a user-friendly GUI that is very easy to navigate. This software application allows for expedited setup and commissioning, real-time operation and monitoring, plus the ability to configure multiple Extron products units in the same session.


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   Frame rate1 24, 25, 30, 50, 60, 120, 144, or 240 fps
   Chroma sampling1 4:4:4 and 4:2:2, 4:2:0 at input only
   Color bit depth1 8 or 10 bits per color
   Signal type DVI 1.0, HDMI 1.4 and 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2, HDCP 1.4 and 2.3
   Max. video data rate1 
      HDMI 18 Gbps (6 Gbps per color)
      DisplayPort 21.6 Gbps (5.4 Gbps per lane)
    NOTE    Subject to the maximum data rate limit. Use our calculator at to
    determine video parameters supported by this data rate.
4096 x 2160/50-60 at 4:4:4 is available only for HDMI and DisplayPort connections.
DTP2 and XTP are 8 bits per color for all 4096 x 2160 formats.
4:2:0 chroma sub-sampling is supported at input only.
 NOTE     DTP2 ports are backwards-compatible with DTP endpoints for resolutions up to 4K @ 30Hz, 4:4:4, or 4K @ 60Hz, 4:2:0.
Video input
   Number/signal type 1 DisplayPort (HDCP compliant)
5 HDMI/DVI (HDCP compliant)
1 HDMI/DVI loop-out, configurable (HDCP compliant)
   Connectors 1 female DisplayPort
5 female HDMI type A
1 female HDMI type A loop-out
   Horizontal frequency 15 KHz to 270 KHz for resolutions up to 18 Gbps
   Vertical frequency 24 Hz to 240 Hz for resolutions up to 18 Gbps
   Resolution range 640x480 @ 60 Hz through 4096x2160 @ 60 Hz with 4:4:4 chroma sampling
Includes 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 2K, and 4K.
   Standards DVI 1.0, HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2, HDCP 1.4 and 2.3
Video processing
   Digital sampling 8 or 10 bits per color; 600 MHz pixel clock maximum
   Colors 1.07 billion (10 bit 4:4:4 processing)
Video output
   Number/signal type 1 HDMI/DVI (HDCP compliant)
1 DTP2/XTP/HDBT, configurable (HDCP compliant)
   Connectors 1 female HDMI type A
1 female RJ-45
   Power for active cables 1.1 W max. for the HDMI and loop out ports
   Peripheral device power 250 mA per output (HDMI outputs only)
   Scaled resolution 640x4808, 800x6008, 1024x7688, 1280x7688, 1280x8008, 1280x10248, 1360x7688, 1366x7688, 1440x9008, 1400x10508, 1600x9008, 1680x10508, 1600x12008, 1920x12008, 2048x12008, 2048x15368, 2560x10808, ​2560x14408, 2560x16008, 3840x21601,2,3,4,5,6*,7*,8*, 4096x21601,2,3,4,5,6**,7**,8**, and Custom 1-8
​480p7,8, 576p6, 720p3,4,5,6,7,8, 1080i6,7,8, 1080p1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8, 2K1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 

123.98 Hz, 224 Hz, 325 Hz, 429.97 Hz, 530 Hz, 650 Hz, 759.94 Hz, 860 Hz
*Available on the HDMI output or to a DTP2 Rx
​**Available on HDMI output only
   Standards DVI 1.0, HDMI 1.4 and 2.0, HDCP 1.4 and 2.3
   Gain Unbalanced output: -6 dB; balanced output: 0 dB
   Frequency response 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.5 dB
   THD + Noise <0.1%, 20 Hz to 20 kHz at nominal level
   S/N >90 dB at maximum balanced output (unweighted)
   Crosstalk ≤-80 dB @ 1 kHz, fully loaded
   Stereo channel separation >80 dB @ 1 kHz
   Supported formats 
      Analog de-embedding LPCM-2Ch
      HDMI pass-through 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, Dolby Atmos 7.2, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD, DTS ES Discrete 6.1, DTS ES Matrix 6.1, DTS Digital Surround 5.1, DTS 2-channel
Audio input
   Number/signal type 2 stereo line level, balanced or unbalanced
2 mono mic/line level, balanced or unbalanced, (with available phantom power)
6 stereo, de-embedded from HDMI/DisplayPort (PCM only)
   Connectors (2) 3.5 mm, 5 pole captive screw for line
(2) 3.5 mm, 3 pole captive screw for mic/line
5 female HDMI type A
1 female DisplayPort
   Impedance >10K ohms unbalanced, >20K ohms balanced
   Nominal level Line inputs: +4 dBu (1.23 Vrms), -10 dBV (316 mVrms), adjustable
Mic/line inputs: -60 dBV, +4 dBu, -10 dBV, adjustable
   Maximum level Line inputs: +21 dBu balanced, +15 dBu unbalanced
Mic/line inputs: -60 dBV, +4 dBu, -10 dBV, adjustable
   CMRR 70 dB @ 1 kHz
   Input gain adjustment Line inputs: -18 dB to +24 dB in 0.1 dB steps, adjustable per input
LPCM-2Ch inputs: -18 dB to +24 dB in 0.1 dB staps, adjustable per input
Mic/line inputs: -18 dB to +60 dB in 0.1 dB steps, adjustable per input
   DC phantom power +48 VDC ±10% (can be switched on or off per mic/line input)
Audio output — Line out
   Number/signal type 2 stereo or 4 mono, balanced/unbalanced
1 HDMI, embedded
1 DTP2/XTP/HDBT (embedded digital, and remote balanced/unbalanced analog*)
*Available only in DTP mode
   Connectors (2) 3.5 mm, 5 pole captive screw
1 female HDMI type A
1 female RJ-45
   Impedance 50 ohms unbalanced, 100 ohms balanced
   Gain error ±0.5 dB channel to channel
   Maximum level (Hi-Z) >+21 dBu, balanced; >+15 dBu, unbalanced
   Output volume range 0 to -100 dB in 0.1 dB steps
​(Volume control not available on loop output)
    NOTE     System gain for the analog DTP2 receiver output is rated at -12 dB (unbalanced) and -6 dB (balanced).
   Serial control port 1 bidirectional RS-232, 3.5 mm, 3 pole captive screw connector (rear panel)
   Baud rate and protocol 9600, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity (default)
   Serial control pin configuration 1 = Tx, 2 = Rx, 3 = Gnd
   USB control port 1 female mini USB B (​front panel)
   USB standards USB 2.0, high speed
      Connector 1 female RJ-45
      Ethernet data rate 10/100/1000Base-T, half/full duplex with autodetect
      Ethernet protocol ARP, ICMP (ping), IP, TCP, DHCP, HTTP, Telnet
      Ethernet default settings Link speed and duplex level = autodetected
IP address =
Subnet mask =
Gateway =
DHCP = off
      Storage 512 MB user memory
   Program control Extron Product Configuration Software (PCS) program for Windows®
Extron Simple Instruction Set (SIS)
Microsoft® Internet Explorer®
Communications — external device (RS-232/IR over DTP2/XTP/HDBT)
   Serial control pass-through port IN1806 to DTP2 Rx/HDBT Rx/XTP matrix: 
RS-232 can be transmitted to and from DTP2 Rx/HDBT Rx/XTP matrix via Ethernet insertion.
      Baud rates Up to 115200 baud
      Protocol 6 to 8 data bits
1 or 2 stop bits
Even or odd parity, no parity
Flow control = XON, XOFF, none
   IR control pass-through port IN1806 to TP Rx: (1) 3.5 mm, 3 pole captive screw connector
TTL level (0 to 5 V) modulated infrared control from 30 kHz up to 60 kHz
   IR control pin configuration 1 = Tx, 2 = Rx, 3 = Gnd
   Power supply Internal
Input: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
   Power consumption 
      Full power 58.8 watts
      Power save mode 30.1 watts (42.1 watts for Psav2)
   Temperature/humidity Storage: -40 to +158 °F (-40 to +70 °C) / 10% to 90%, noncondensing
Operating: +32 to +122 °F (0 to +50 °C) / 10% to 90%, noncondensing
   Cooling ​2 fans, air flows from right to left (when viewed from the front)
   Fan noise 42 dB(A) (ISO3746:2010 variable speed fan measured at max. speed)
   Thermal dissipation 
      Full power 174 BTU/hr
      Power save mode 103 BTU/hr (129 BTU/hr for Psav2)
      Rack mount Yes, with included, preinstalled brackets
   Enclosure type Metal
   Enclosure dimensions 1.75" H x 17.5" W x 10.5" (1U high, full rack wide)
(4.4 cm H x 44.4 cm W x 26.7 cm D)
   Product weight 5.3 lbs (2.4 kg)
   Regulatory compliance ​CE, c-UL, UL, PSE, RoHs, and WEEE
   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
    60-1663-01 4.5" (11.4 cm) 14.25" (36.2 cm) 21.25" (54.0 cm) 7.1 lbs (3.22 kg)


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