MPS 601

Media Presentation Switcher
Key Features
  • Integrates HDMI, RGB, and audio sources into presentation systems
  • Digitizes RGB and analog audio signals, and switches them through the HDMI output
  • HDMI audio embedding
  • New RGB inputs support computer and video resolutions up to 2K
  • New HDMI inputs and output support computer and video resolutions up to 4K
  • Compatible with TeamWork® Show Me® Cables
The Extron MPS 601
Model Version Description Part #
MPS 601 Six Input HDMI, VGA, & Audio Switcher 60-1377-01

The Extron MPS 601 is a compact six input, one output media presentation switcher for routing digital and analog sources to a single display. It offers four HDCP-compliant HDMI inputs and two RGB video inputs with analog stereo audio. RGB video and analog audio are digitized and switched through the HDMI output. RGB inputs support video resolutions up to 2K. The HDMI inputs and output support resolutions up to 4096x2160 at 30 Hz with 4:4:4 chroma sampling, and data rates up to 10.2 Gbps. The switcher features EDID Minder®, which maintains continuous EDID communication with connected devices and ensures that the sources power up properly and maintain correct video output. The MPS 601 is ideal for applications that require the routing of digital and analog sources to a single display.

For ease of integration, analog audio inputs can be assigned. In normal operation, the analog audio inputs follow the corresponding RGB input. Alternately, they can be assigned to follow preset groups of digital and RGB inputs, enabling the grouped inputs to share a common analog audio input. Analog audio assignment is available for digital and RGB inputs supporting video resolutions up to 2K. For 4K digital video inputs, the embedded digital audio whether present or not, will be switched through the HDMI output.

The MPS 601 offers integrator-friendly features, including cable equalization on each HDMI input, indicators for monitoring and troubleshooting, as well as peripheral device powering. Automatic input cable equalization corrects for signal loss due to lengthy input cables, ensuring signal integrity up to 50 feet (15 meters) for 4K video signals when used with Extron HDMI Pro Series cable. Front panel LED indicators provide immediate visual confirmation of HDCP authentication and signal presence for each input and the output. The MPS 601 also provides +5 VDC, 250 mA on the HDMI output for powering peripheral devices such as a HD 4K 101 Plus cable equalizer.

The MPS 601 provides multiple control points allowing for streamlined integration into various environments. Convenient control options include front panel, RS‑232, contact closure with tally, and auto-input switching. The six contact closure ports with tally allow for remote selection and muting of an input via a simple push-button control. Housed in a 1U half-rack width metal enclosure, the compact MPS 601 can be rack-mounted, installed in a lectern with the Extron Half Rack Shelf System, or mounted under a table with the Extron UTS Series Under Table Shelf System.


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MPS 601
Frame rate1 24, 25, 30, 50, or 60 fps
Chroma sampling1 4:4:4, 4:2:2, or 4:2:0
Color bit depth1 8 bits per color
Signal type DVI 1.0, HDMI 1.4, HDCP 1.4
Max. video data rate1 10.2 Gbps (3.4 Gbps per color)
 NOTE     1Subject to the maximum data rate limit. Use our calculator at to determine video parameters supported by this data rate.
 NOTE     The MPS 601 must have firmware version 1.04 or greater for 4K support.
   VGA inputs 
      Gain Unity
      Resolution 640x480 @ 60 Hz to 2048x1080 @ 60 Hz
   HDMI inputs 
      Maximum data rate 10.2 Gbps (3.4 Gbp per color)
      Maximum pixel clock 297 MHz
      Resolution Up to 1920x1200 @ 60 Hz, or 1080p @ 60 Hz and 2K, 12-bit color,
4K (4096x2160) @ 30 Hz or 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) @ 30Hz, 8-bit color
      Formats RGB and YCbCr digital video
      Standards DVI 1.0, HDMI 1.4, HDCP 1.4
    NOTE     The MPS 601 supports TMDS bit rates up to 10.2 Gbps, deep color up to 12-bit, 3D**, HD lossless audio, and other HDMI specification features.

** Extron strongly recommends compatibility testing while designing, and before installing any 3D system. There are several unique 3D formats in use by source devices and display manufacturers. The level of 3D product support is governed by pixel clock, signal format, and communication between source and sink devices. Please contact an Extron Application Engineer for more information.

Video input
   Number/signal type 
      VGA inputs 2 VGA-QXGA, RGBHV, RGBS
      HDMI inputs 4 single link HDMI (or DVI-D)
      VGA inputs 2 female 15 pin HD
      HDMI inputs 4 female HDMI, type A
   Nominal level 
      VGA inputs 0.7 Vp-p for RGB
   Minimum/maximum levels 
      VGA inputs Analog 0.3 V to 1.5 Vp-p with no offset
      Impedance 75 ohms
   Return loss <-35 dB @ 5 MHz
   Equalization Automatic. Input cable <50' (15 m) for resolutions up to 4K 4096x2160 @ 30Hz, 8-bit color using Extron HDMI Pro Series cable
    NOTE     The transmission distance varies depending on the signal resolution and on the type of cable, graphics card, and display used in the system.
Video output
   Number/signal type 1 HDMI (or single link DVI-D)
   Connectors 1 female HDMI type A
   Re-clocking Automatic
   Peripheral device power 200 mA per output
Sync — VGA
   Input type RGBHV, RGBS
   Input level 1.9 V to 5.0 Vp-p
   Input impedance 510 ohms
   Max. input voltage 5.0 Vp-p
   Max. propagation delay 30 ns
   Max. rise/fall time 4.2 ns
   Polarity Positive or negative (follows input)
Audio input
   Number/signal type 2 stereo, unbalanced
   Connectors (2) 3.5 mm, stereo mini jacks; tip (L), ring (R), sleeve (Gnd)
   Input impedance >10k ohms unbalanced, DC coupled
   Nominal level  -10 dBV (316 mVrms)
   Maximum level +7 dBV, unbalanced
    NOTE     0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms, 0 dBV = 1 Vrms, 0 dBV ≈ 2 dBu
   Serial control port 1 RS-232, 3.5 mm captive screw connector, 3-pole, rear panel
   Baud rate and protocol 9600 baud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity
   Contact closure (6) 3.5 mm captive screw connectors, 3-pole, shared with tally outputs
   Tally output (6) 3.5 mm captive screw connectors, 3-pole, shared with contact closure
   Tally output power +5 VDC, 0.2 A
   USB control ports 1 front panel female mini USB, type B
   USB standards USB 2.0, low speed
   Program control Extron PCS Software for Windows, Extron Simple Instruction Set (SIS)
   Power supply External
Input: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
Output: 12 VDC, 0.5 A, 6 watts
   Power consumption 
      Device 3.9 watts at 12 VDC
      Device and power supply 5.3 watts at 12 VDC
   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 Convection, side vents
   Thermal dissipation 
      Device 7.4 BTU/hr
      Device and power supply 12.3 BTU/hr
      Rack mount Yes, with optional 1U rack shelf
      Furniture mount Yes, with optional under-desk mounting kit or through-desk mounting kit
   Enclosure type Metal
   Enclosure dimensions 1.75" H x 8.75" W x 6.0" D (1U high, half rack wide)
4.4 cm H x 22.2 cm W x 15.2 cm D
(Depth excludes connectors.)
   Product weight 1.0 lbs (0.5 kg)
   Regulatory compliance CE, C-tick, c-UL, UL, FCC Class A, VCCI, ICES
   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
    60-1377-01 4.63" (11.8 cm) 11.13" (28.3 cm) 11.13" (28.3 cm) 2.94 lbs (1.33 kg)


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