Quantum Connect Retired

HDCP-Compliant Videowall Processing System
Key Features
  • Videowall processing for mid-sized videowalls with up to 14 displays
  • Card frame videowall processing system available with eight slots
  • Supports 3G-SDI, HDMI, DVI, RGB analog, HD component, and standard video input signals
  • Integrates easily into a diverse array of 4K environments such as lobbies, auditoriums, and simulation
  • Two input 3G-SDI card accepts SDI, HD-SDI, and 3G-SDI signals from 270 Mbps up to 2.97 Gbps
  • HDMI, DVI, and RGB analog output options support many display types
The Extron Quantum Connect
Model Version Description Part #
Quantum Connect 408 Quantum Connect System 4U/8 slot 60-1114-01 Retired

This product has been retired.
Suggested Replacement
Quantum Connect Series
Quantum Elite

The Extron Quantum® Connect is an HDCP-compliant videowall processor that delivers the same high quality video scaling, windowing capability, and reliable, real-time performance as Extron's flagship Quantum Elite. Quantum Connect is ideal for small to medium-sized videowalls with two to 14 screens in installations with permanent AV system configurations. It supports a wide variety of input, output, and windowing capabilities in a small form factor, and features high performance video scaling technology capable of producing superior quality images. The Quantum Connect is a non-expandable card-cage design that is populated at the factory with user-selected combinations of input and output cards for 3G-SDI, HDMI, DVI, RGB, HDTV or video sources. Each HDMI or DVI-I dual output card supports up to 128 video/graphic source windows.

The Quantum Connect maintains optimal full frame rate performance with a high-speed, 10 Gbps RAPT - Real-Time Asymmetric Packetized Transfer video/graphic bus that allows large numbers of inputs to be processed simultaneously, while preserving real-time control response and image performance.

When used in conjunction with HDCP-compatible displays, the HDMI input and output cards allow the display of HDCP-encrypted content on the videowall. A green window with an alert message will be displayed if HDCP-encrypted content is sent to a non-HDCP compliant display.

A variety of display scenarios can be pre-programmed or created on-the-fly using Quantum Connect Control Software, an intuitive control interface for setup and system operation. Many sources can be shown at small sizes, a few at large sizes, or many other combinations. All of this is complemented by high performance image scaling technology, which accurately preserves the original image quality at all window sizes.

The Quantum Connect is packaged into permanent configurations when shipped from the factory. Applications requiring greater scalability and the flexibility to expand over time should use the Quantum Elite processor.

The advantages of the Quantum Connect make it ideal for lobby displays in public spaces, digital signage in retail environments, and command and control displays.


Note: Part numbers and pricing for complete system configurations are available. Please contact your Extron customer support representative for more information. The Quantum Connect is factory-configured with the I/O configuration specified at time of ordering. It is not field-expandable. For applications requiring future expansion in the field, see the Quantum Elite.

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Quantum® Connect
 NOTE     The Quantum Connect has eight slots for factory-installed input/output cards. Each slot can accomodate up to 12 S-video or composite video inputs, 2 analog RGB or component video inputs, 2 DVI inputs, 2 HDMI inputs, 2 3G/HD/SD-SDI inputs, 2 RGB or DVI outputs, or 2 HDMI outputs.

The system is configured at the factory at the time of order. The I/O cards are not available separately for upgrades.
Video input — composite or S-video input
   Number/signal type 12 S-video, composite video
   Connectors 2 female 26-pin HD (included adapter allows input on 24 female BNC connectors)
   Nominal level 1 Vp-p for Y of S-video and for composite video
0.3 Vp-p for C of S-video
   Minimum/maximum levels Analog: 0.1 V to 2.0 Vp-p with no offset
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Horizontal frequency 15 kHz
   Vertical frequency 50 Hz, 59.94 Hz
Video input — RGB or component video input
   Number/signal type 2 analog VGA-WUXGA RGBHV, RGsB, HDTV, component video
   Connectors 2 female 15-pin HD
   Nominal level 1 Vp-p for Y of component video and for G of RGsB
0.7 Vp-p for RGB and for Pr and Pb of component video
   Minimum/maximum levels Analog: 0.3 V to 2.0 Vp-p with no offset
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Horizontal frequency 15 kHz to 100 kHz
   Vertical frequency 50 Hz to 75 Hz
   Resolution range 640x480 to 1920x1200, NTSC, PAL, 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Video input — DVI input
   Number/signal type 2 digital VGA-WUXGA RGB, single link DVI
   Connectors 2 female DVI-I (analog signals are not supported)
   Horizontal frequency 31 kHz to 100 kHz
   Vertical frequency 24 Hz to 85 Hz
   Resolution range 640x480 to 1920x1200, 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p
   Formats RGB digital video
   Standards DVI 1.0
Video input — HDMI input
    NOTE     *Appropriate HDMI to DVI cables or adapters are required for DVI signal input/output.
   Number/signal type 2 single link HDMI (or DVI*)
   Connectors 2 female HDMI type A (analog signals are not supported)
   Signal type 2 Single link HDMI (or DVI*)
      Digital video RGB digital video (DVI and HDMI standards) or Y, Cr, Cb digital component video (HDMI standard)
      EDID and DDC Supports Extended Display Identification Data (EDID) and Display Data Channel (DDC) data using DVI and HDMI standards. Factory or custom EDID tables are user selectable.
      HDCP Compliant with High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) using DVI and HDMI standards
   Horizontal frequency 31 kHz to 100 kHz
   Vertical frequency 24 Hz to 85 Hz
   Resolution range 640x480 to 1920x1200, 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p
   Standards DVI 1.0, HDMI, HDCP
   Equalization Automatic
Video input — SDI input
   Number/signal type 2 3G/HD/SD-SDI
   Connectors 2 female HD-BNC (HD-BNC to female BNC adapters are included.)
   Data rates 270 Mbps to 2.97 Gbps
   Horizontal frequency 15 kHz to 100 kHz
   Vertical frequency 23.98 Hz to 60 Hz
   Resolution range 480i, 576i, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p
   Formats YCbCr digital component video
   Return loss <-15 dB @ 1 MHz to 1.5 GHz
   Input cable equalization Automatic for up to -30 dB of cable loss
      3G-SDI 60 meters (200 feet) using Extron RG6 cable
45 meters (150 feet) using Extron RG59 cable
      HD-SDI 120 meters (400 feet) using Extron RG6 cable
90 meters (300 feet) using Extron RG59 cable
      SDI 150 meters (500 feet) using Extron RG6 cable
120 meters (400 feet) using Extron RG59 cable
       NOTE     The transmission distance varies depending on the signal resolution and on the type of cable.
   Standards SMPTE 259M-C, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 424M
Video processing — inputs
   Maximum data rate DVI and HDMI inputs: 4.95 Gbps (1.65 Gbps per color)
SDI inputs: 2.97 Gbps
   Digital sampling 24 bit, 8 bits per color; 13.5 MHz standard (S-video, composite video),
205 MHz standard (RGB, component video), 165 MHz standard (DVI and HDMI)
   Colors 16.78 million
Video processing — outputs
   Maximum data rate 4.95 Gbps (1.65 Gbps per color)
   Digital sampling 24 bit, 8 bits per color, 165 MHz standard
   Colors 16.78 million
Video output — RGB or DVI output
   Number/signal type 2 scaled RGBHV or single link DVI
   Connectors 2 female DVI-I (analog and digital signals are both active)
   Nominal level 0.7 Vp-p for RGB
   Minimum/maximum levels 0.0 V to 1.0 Vp-p
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Vertical frequencies 50 Hz, 60 Hz
   Scaled resolution 640x4801,2, 800x6001,2, 848x4801,2, 1024x7681,2, 1152x8701,2, 1280x7681,2, 1280x8001,2, 1280x10241,2, 1360x7681,2, 1366x7681,2, 1440x9001,2, 1400x10501,2, 1408x10501,2, 1600x12001,2, 1680x10501,2, 1920x12001,2
HDTV: 720p1,2, 1080p1,2
1 = at 50 Hz, 2 = at 60 Hz
   Standards DVI 1.0
Video output — HDMI output
   Number/signal type 2 scaled single link HDMI (HDCP compliant)
   Connectors 2 female HDMI type A
   Vertical frequency 50 Hz, 60 Hz
   Scaled resolutions 640x4801,2, 800x6001,2, 848x4801,2, 1024x7681,2, 1152x8701,2, 1280x7681,2, 1280x8001,2, 1280x10241,2, 1360x7681,2, 1366x7681,2, 1440x9001,2, 1400x10501,2, 1408x10501,2, 1600x12001,2, 1680x10501,2, 1920x12001,2
HDTV: 720p1,2, 1080p1,2
1 = at 50 Hz, 2 = at 60 Hz
   Standards DVI 1.0, HDMI, HDCP
   Standards NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL, SECAM
   Input type RGBHV, RGsB, bi-level or tri-level component video
   Output type RGBHV
   Input level 2.75 V to 5.0 Vp-p for RGBHV
0.6 Vp-p for component video tri-level sync
0.3 Vp-p for component video bi-level sync or RGsB
   Output level 2.4 Vp-p for RGBHV
   Input impedance 2.2k ohms for H and V
   Output impedance 2.2k ohms
   Max. input voltage 5 Vp-p
   Polarity Positive or negative
Control/remote — processor/decoder/scaler
   Ethernet ports 1 female RJ-45 connector for control, networked
   Ethernet data rate 10/100Base-T, half/full duplex with autodetect
   Ethernet protocol IP, TCP
   Ethernet default settings Link speed and duplex level = autodetected
IP address =
Subnet mask =
Gateway =
DHCP = not supported
   Storage 80 GB (1 IDE drive)
   Internal operating system Microsoft® Windows® XP® embedded
   Program control Extron Quantum Connect control/configuration software for Windows
    NOTE     The operating system is hard-coded into the Quantum Connect and Windows updates are not required. The C drive, which contains the operating system, is write protected to prevent unauthorized access.
Control/remote — setup and troubleshooting
   Number/signal type 1 analog VGA-UXGA RGBHV local monitor
1 PS/2 mouse and keyboard
   Connectors 1 female 15-pin HD
2 USB type A
1 female PS/2 (6-pin mini DIN) (Breakout cable to 2 PS/2 connectors is included.)
   USB standards USB 2.0, low speed
   Power supply Internal
Input: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
   Power consumption 300-500 watts (varies with configuration)
   Temperature/humidity Storage: -40 to +158 °F (-40 to +70 °C) / 10% to 85%, noncondensing
Operating: +35 to +95 °F (5 to +35 °C) / 10% to 85%, noncondensing
   Cooling Fans, front to rear
   Thermal dissipation 300-900 BTU/hr (varies with configuration)
      Rack mount Yes
   Enclosure type Metal
   Enclosure dimensions 7.0" H x 17.1" W x 19.3" D (4U high, full rack wide)
(17.8 cm H x 43.3 cm W x 49.0 cm D)
(Depth excludes connectors and handles. Width excludes built-in rack ears.)
   Product weight Without boards: 36 lbs (16.3 kg)
Fully loaded: 41.5 lbs (18.8 kg)
   Shipping weight Without boards: 47 lbs (21 kg)
Fully loaded: 53 lbs (24 kg)
   Vibration ISTA 1A in carton (International Safe Transit Association)
   Regulatory compliance
      Safety CE, c-UL, UL
      EMI/EMC CE, FCC Class A
      Environmental Complies with the appropriate requirements of RoHS, WEEE.
   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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