ISS 506 Retired

Six Input Seamless Switcher
Key Features
  • Preview and Program output capability
  • Scales composite, S-video, component, RGBHV, and HDTV signals
  • Multiple wipe, dissolve, or cut effects
  • Multiple logo insertion
  • PIP - picture-in-picture
  • Title keying
The Extron ISS 506
Model Version Description Part #
ISS 506 Standard Version 60-742-01 Retired
ISS 506 SC Scan Converted Output 60-742-03 Retired
ISS 506 DI/DVI SDI/HD-SDI Input, DVI-D Output 60-742-12 Retired
ISS 506 DI/SC SDI/HD-SDI Input, Scan Converted Output 60-742-13 Retired
ISS 506 DI/HD-SDI SDI/HD-SDI Input, HD-SDI Output 60-742-14 Retired
ISS 506 DI/3G-SDI SDI/HD-SDI Input, 3G/HD-SDI Output 60-742-16 Retired

This product has been retired.

The Extron ISS 506 is a six input seamless switcher that accepts a wide variety of video signals including RGB computer video, HDTV and standard definition video. It combines truly seamless, glitch-free switching with advanced scaling technologies to meet the requirements of high quality, high resolution video presentations. With presentation-enhancing features such as independent Preview and Program outputs, numerous switching transition effects, logo insertion, title keying, internal test patterns, and multiple control methods, the ISS 506 is designed to deliver advanced capabilities to high-end presentation environments.

Multi-Configurable Inputs

The six input ISS 506 includes four fully configurable inputs, each capable of accepting all common high resolution and standard video signals, from RGB computer video to composite video. An optional SDI/HD-SDI input is also available. The ISS 506 also provides six input stereo audio switching for unbalanced or balanced audio signals, each with independent gain and attenuation control, and also offers an output volume control.

Independent Preview and Program Outputs

For increased system flexibility, the ISS 506 features separate Preview and Program outputs. Discrete input selection for each output enables preview capability of the "next to switch" source, allowing an operator to cue material locally on a Preview monitor, touch-screen control panel, or other viewing device.

Two simultaneous Program outputs are provided for dual-screen environments. Additionally, the ISS 506 can be configured with an optional output card to suit specific system needs. Available output boards include 3G-SDI/HD-SDI, DVI, or scan-converted standard definition video.

Multiple Seamless Transition Effects

For professional transitions between inputs, the ISS 506 offers a wide range of effects including wipes and dissolves with selectable durations, as well as a cut. When the switching includes audio signals, audio cross-fading is implemented that matches the duration of the video transition effect.

Presentation Enhancement Features

In addition to seamless transition effects, the ISS 506 includes a host of features for enhancing presentations. A PIP - picture-in-picture mode allows insertion of a PIP window that can be sized and positioned anywhere onscreen, and transitioned into and out of the image via wipe, dissolve, or cut effects.

The ISS 506 also provides the capability to insert one or two graphic logos into any presentation. A corporate logo, black screen, or any captured portion of an image can be positioned and keyed into the presentation. Additionally, title keying is available for overlaying title information for I-MAG applications, or other content from any input source.

Flexible Control Possibilities

With versatile control functionality, the ISS 506 is ideal for corporate boardrooms, auditoriums, houses of worship and other live event venues. Full setup and operation is available from the front panel as well as through RS-232 and Ethernet. Furthermore, presentations can be managed using the Extron RCP 2000 Remote Control Panel.



ISS 506 Series
Video input
   Number/signal type 4 RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, RGBcvS, component video (interlaced or progressive), S-video, composite video
1 component video (interlaced), S-video, composite video
1 S-video, composite video, or optional digital component video (SDI or HD-SDI)
   Connectors 4 x 5 female BNC
1 x 3 female BNC, 1 female BNC, 1 female 4-pin mini DIN
1 optional female BNC for SDI/HD-SDI
   Nominal level 1 Vp-p for Y of component video and S-video, and for composite video
0.7 Vp-p for RGB and for R-Y and B-Y of component video
0.3 Vp-p for C of S-video
   Minimum/maximum levels Analog: 0.0 V to 2.0 Vp-p with no offset at unity gain
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Horizontal frequency Autoscan 15 kHz to 100 kHz
   Vertical frequency Autoscan 50 Hz to 120 Hz
   Resolution range Autoscan 640x480 to 1920x1200, 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
   Return loss -30 dB @ 5 MHz
   DC offset (max. allowable) 0.5 V
Video processing
   Encoder (for scan converted output) 10 bit digital
   Digital sampling (for program and preview outputs) 24 bit, 8 bits per color; 13.5 MHz standard (video), 194 MHz standard (RGB)
   Colors (for program and preview outputs) 16.78 million
   Horizontal filtering (for scan converted output) 3 levels
   Vertical filtering (for scan converted output) 3 levels
   Encoder filtering (for scan converted output) 3 levels
Video output
   Number/signal type 2 scaled RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, HD YUV component video program outputs
1 scaled RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, HD YUV component video preview output
1 optional output in one of the following formats:
• 3G/HD-SDI (SMPTE 292 M)
• scan converted output (interlaced component video, S-video, composite video)
   Connectors 2 female 15-pin HD (1 for preview output, 1 for program output)
5 female BNC (for program output)
1 slot for an optional output card with one of the following options:
• 1 female DVI-I (digital output)
• 1 female BNC (3G/HD-SDI output)
• 3 female BNC (interlaced RGsB, interlaced component video, S-video, or composite video output)
   Nominal level 1 Vp-p for Y of component video and S-video, and for composite video
0.8 Vp-p for 3G/HD-SDI
0.7 Vp-p for RGB and for R-Y and B-Y of component video
0.3 Vp-p for C of S-video
   Minimum/maximum levels 0.0 V to 0.7 Vp-p (RGB)
0.0 V to 1.0 Vp-p (component video, G of RGsB)
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Scaled resolution 640x4801,2,3,4,5,6, 800x6001,2,3,4,5,6, 852x4801,2,3,4,5, 1024x7681,2,3,4, 1024x8521,2,3,4,1024x10241,2,3, 1280x7681,2,3,4, 1280x10241,2,3, 1360x7651,2,3, 1365x7681,2,3, 1365x10241,2, 1366x7681,2,3, 1400x10501,2, 1600x12001,2, HDTV 480p2,10, 576p1,5, 720p1,2,8,9,10, 1080p1,2,7,8,9,10, and 1080i1,2,10
1864x10501,2, 1280x8001,2,3, 1440x9001,2,3, 1680x10501,2, 1080p Sharp2, and 1920x12002*
SDTV: NTSC, PAL (with optional scan converter output card
       1 = 50 Hz, 2 = 60 Hz, 3 = 72 Hz, 4 = 96 Hz, 5 = 100 Hz, 6 = 120 Hz, 7 = 24 Hz, 8 = 25 Hz, 9 = 30 Hz, 10 = 59.94 Hz
       * 1920x1200 is available only on units shipped after first quarter of 2009.
   Return loss -30 dB @ 5 MHz
   DC offset ±25 mV with input at 0 offset (except for RGsB and component video)
   Switching type Seamless switching (cut, wipe, or dissolve)
   Input type Autodetect (RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB), and component
   Output type RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB
Tri-level on Y, R-Y, B-Y channels of component video or bi-level on Y channel of component video (selectable)
   Standards NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL, SECAM
Optional SDI/HD-SDI input: SMPTE 259M-C, SMPTE 292M
   Input level 2.75 V to 5.0 Vp-p for RGBHV or RGBS
0.6 Vp-p for component video tri-level sync
0.3 Vp-p for component video bi-level sync or RGsB
   Output level TTL: 5.0 V p-p, unterminated
   Input impedance 510 ohms, vertical; 75 ohms, horizontal
   Output impedance 75 ohms
   Max. input voltage 5.0 Vp-p
   Polarity Positive or negative (selectable)
   Gain Unbalanced output: -6 dB; balanced output: 0 dB
   Frequency response 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.05 dB
   THD + Noise 0.05% @ 1 kHz at +4 dBu and 0 dB gain
   S/N >83 dB (typical) at maximum output (unweighted)
   Crosstalk <-80 dB @ 1 kHz, fully loaded
   Stereo channel separation >90 dB @ 1 kHz
   CMRR >75 dB @ 1 kHz
Audio input
   Number/signal type 6 stereo, balanced/unbalanced
   Connectors (6) 3.5 mm captive screw connectors, 5 pole
   Impedance >10k ohms unbalanced/balanced, DC coupled
   Nominal level +4 dBu (1.23 Vrms), -10 dBV (316 mVrms)
   Maximum level +19.5 dBu, (balanced or unbalanced) at 1% THD+N
   Input gain adjustment -18 dB to +24 dB
   Audio delay compensation (automatic) 20 ms when scaling RGB computer video or HDTV component video
75 ms when scaling NTSC component video, S-video, or composite video
90 ms when scaling PAL component video, S-video, or composite video
    NOTE     0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms, 0 dBV = 1 Vrms, 0 dBV ≈ 2 dBu
Audio output
   Number/signal type 3 stereo, balanced/unbalanced (2 program, 1 preview)
   Connectors (3) 3.5 mm captive screw connector, 5 pole
   Impedance 50 ohms unbalanced, 100 ohms balanced
   Gain error ±0.5 dB channel to channel
   Maximum level (Hi-Z) >+21 dBu, balanced or unbalanced at 1% THD+N
   Maximum level (600 ohm) >+15 dBm, balanced or unbalanced at 1% THD+N
Control/remote — switcher
   Serial control ports 1 RS-232/RS-422: 1 rear panel 9-pin female D connector
1 RS-232: 1 front panel 2.5 mm mini stereo jack
   Baud rate and protocol 9600 (default), 19200, 38400, 115200 baud; 8 data bits; 1 stop bit; no parity
   Serial control pin configurations
      9-pin female D connector RS-232: 2 = Tx, 3 = Rx, 5 = GND
RS-422: 2 = Tx-, 3 = Rx-, 5 = GND, 7 = Rx+, 8 = Tx+
      Mini stereo jack RS-232: tip = Tx, ring = Rx, sleeve = GND
   Ethernet control port 1 RJ-45 female connector
   Ethernet data rate 10/100Base-T, half/full duplex with autodetect
   Ethernet protocol ARP, ICMP (ping), IP, TCP, UDP, DHCP, HTTP, SMTP, Telnet
   Ethernet default settings Link speed and duplex level = autodetected
IP address =
Subnet mask =
Gateway =
DHCP = off
   Web server Up to 200 simultaneous sessions
16 MB nonvolatile user memory
   Program control Extron control/configuration program for Windows®
Extron Simple Instruction Set (SIS)
Microsoft® Internet Explorer® ver. 6 or higher, Netscape® Navigator®, Telnet
   Power supply Internal
Input: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
   Power consumption 35 watts
   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
      Rack mount Yes, with included brackets
   Enclosure type Metal
   Enclosure dimensions 3.5" H x 17.5" W x 12.0" D (2U high, full rack wide)
(8.9 cm H x 44.4 cm W x 30.5 cm D)
(Depth excludes connectors and knobs.  Width excludes rack ears.)
   Product weight 8.5 lbs (3.9 kg)
   Shipping weight 18 lbs (9 kg)
   Vibration ISTA 1A in carton (International Safe Transit Association)
   Regulatory compliance 
      Safety CE, c-UL, UL
      EMI/EMC CE, C-tick, FCC Class A, ICES, VCCI
   Warranty 3 years parts and labor
    NOTE     All nominal levels are at ±10%.
    NOTE     Specifications are subject to change without notice.


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