SW VGA Series

VGA and Stereo Audio Switchers
Key Features
  • 350 MHz (-3 dB) RGB video bandwidth
  • Compatible with VGA-QXGA and HDTV component video signals
  • ID bits from input 1 are routed to the primary output
  • Switches balanced and unbalanced stereo audio
  • Active PC audio buffering
  • Auto-input switching
The Extron SW VGA Series
Model Version Description Part #
SW2 VGA Ars Two Inputs, One Output, & Audio 60-257-22
SW4 VGA Ars Four Inputs, One Output, & Audio 60-258-22
SW6 VGA Ars Six Inputs, One Output, & Audio 60-259-22
SW8 VGA Ars Eight Inputs, Two Outputs, & Audio 60-902-21
SW2 VGArs Two Inputs, One Output 60-257-02 Retired
SW4 VGArs Four Inputs, One Output 60-258-02 Retired
SW6 VGArs Six Inputs, One Output 60-259-02 Retired
SW12 VGA Ars 12 Inputs, Two Outputs, & Audio 60-946-21 Retired

The SW VGA Series are VGA switchers with two, four, six, or eight inputs. They are designed for applications where multiple high resolution computer video or HDTV component video signals must be switched to one or two displays. The eight input SW VGA switcher offers dual buffered video and audio outputs, which eliminates the additional cost of a VGA and audio distribution amplifier for dual-display applications. The SW VGA Series switchers are ideal for small to mid-sized applications where high resolution switching is needed.

SW VGA Series switchers feature auto-input switching, input signal sensing, and active PC audio buffering. Auto-input switching automatically switches to the highest-numbered input with an active video signal eliminating the need for manual switching. Input signal sensing detects which inputs have an active input signal and sends this input confirmation through the RS-232 port to the control system. SW VGA switchers offer active PC audio buffering, which converts unbalanced PC audio to balanced, line level signals, eliminating noise over long cable runs. They accept PC audio on 3.5 mm mini stereo jacks for fast, easy connection with pre-terminated Extron VGA and audio cables. Balanced or unbalanced audio is outputted on captive screw connectors.

Control options for all SW VGA switchers include front panel, RS-232, and an optional Extron IR 102 handheld remote control. Two, four, and six input switchers in this series also feature contact closure remote control. All of the SW VGA models are housed in 1U, rack-mountable metal enclosures for easy integration into new or existing AV environments.

Features

Note: Part number 60-257-02, 60-258-02 and 60-259-02 have been retired.

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
  VGA SM VGA Show Me Control Cables
  MBD 129 Through-Desk Mount Kit for 1/4 or 1/2 Rack Width, Two-Piece Enclosures
  MBU 125 Low-Profile Mount Kit for 1/4 and 1/2 Rack Width, Two-Piece Enclosures
  RSU 129 Universal Rack Shelf Kit for 9.5" Deep Products
  CCR 204 Four-Button Contact Closure Remote
  KP 6 Keypad Remote Control
  IR 102 Remote Control Kit IR to RS-232 or Contact Closure Conversion Kit
  CSR 6 Captive Screw to RCA Female Audio Adapter

Specifications

SW2/4/6/8/12 VGA Ars Switchers
Video
   Gain Unity
   Bandwidth 350 MHz (-3 dB)
   Crosstalk -68 dB @ 10 MHz
Video input
   Number/signal type 2, 4, 6, 8, or 12 (depending on the model) VGA-QXGA RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs computer video, and HDTV component video
   Connectors 2, 4, 6, 8, or 12 female 15-pin HD
    NOTE     ID bits (on pins 4, 11, 12, 15) are routed from input 1 to the output (for 2, 4, and 6-input models) or to output 1 (for 8- and 12-input models).
   Nominal level 1.0 Vp-p for Y of component video
0.7 Vp-p for RGB and for R-Y and B-Y of component video
   Minimum/maximum levels Analog: 0.3 V to 1.5 Vp-p with no offset
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Horizontal frequency 15 kHz to 145 kHz
   Vertical frequency 30 Hz to 170 Hz
   Return loss -40 dB @ 5 MHz
   Input coupling DC
Video output
   Number/signal type
      SW2/4/6 VGA Ars 1 VGA-QXGA RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs computer video, and HDTV component video (follows input type)
      SW8/12 VGA Ars 2 VGA-QXGA RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs computer video, and HDTV component video (follows input type)
   Connectors
      SW2/4/6 VGA Ars 1 female 15-pin HD
      SW8/12 VGA Ars 2 female 15-pin HD
   Nominal level 1.0 Vp-p for Y of component video
0.7 Vp-p for RGB and for R-Y and B-Y of component video
   Minimum/maximum levels 0.3 V to 1.5 Vp-p (follows input)
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Return loss -43 dB @ 5 MHz
   DC offset ±5 mV with input at 0 offset
Sync
   Input type RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs, bi-level and tri-level sync
   Output type RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs, bi-level and tri-level sync (follows input)
   Input level 1.0 V to 5.0 Vp-p
   Output level TTL: 5.0 Vp-p, unterminated
   Input impedance 510 ohms
   Output impedance 75 ohms
   Max. propagation delay
      SW2/4/6 VGA Ars 47 ns
      SW8/12 VGA Ars 54 ns
   Max. rise/fall time
      SW2/4/6 VGA Ars 4.2 ns
      SW8/12 VGA Ars 4.7 ns
   Polarity Positive or negative (follows input)
Audio
   Gain
      SW2/4/6 VGA Ars Unbalanced output: +6 dB; balanced output: +12 dB
      SW8/12 VGA Ars Unbalanced output: +0 dB; balanced output: +6 dB
   Frequency response 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.05 dB
   THD + Noise 0.01% @ 1 kHz at nominal level
   S/N >90 dB at maximum output (unweighted)
   Crosstalk
      SW2/4/6 VGA Ars -45 dB @ 20 kHz, -72 dB @ 1 kHz or below 60 Hz
      SW8/12 VGA Ars -45 dB @ 1 kHz, fully loaded
   Stereo channel separation
      SW2/4/6 VGA Ars >80 dB @ 20 Hz to 20 kHz
      SW8/12 VGA Ars >80 dB 1 kHz
Audio input
   Number/signal type 2, 4, 6, 8, or 12 (depending on the model) stereo, unbalanced
   Connectors 2, 4, 6, 8, or 12 (depending on the model) female 3.5 mm stereo mini jacks; tip (L), ring (R), sleeve (Gnd)
   Impedance >10k ohms unbalanced, DC coupled
   Nominal level -10 dBV (316 mV)
   Maximum level
      SW2/4/6 VGA Ars +16 dBV, (unbalanced) at 1% THD+N
      SW8/12 VGA Ars +14 dBV, (unbalanced) at 1% THD+N
   Input gain adjustment SW 6 VGA A only: -15.0 dB to +9.0 dB, adjustable per input
    NOTE     0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms, 0 dBV = 1 Vrms, 0 dBV ≈ 2 dBu
Audio output
   Number/signal type 
      SW2/4/6 VGA Ars 1 stereo, balanced/unbalanced
      SW8/12 VGA Ars 2 stereo, balanced/unbalanced
   Connectors 
      SW2/4/6 VGA Ars (1) 3.5 mm captive screw connector, 5 pole
      SW8/12 VGA Ars (2) 3.5 mm captive screw connectors, 5 pole
   Impedance 50 ohms unbalanced, 100 ohms balanced
   Nominal level
      SW2/4/6 VGA Ars +4 dBu (1.23 V), balanced 
-4 dBV (0.63 V), unbalanced
      SW8/12 VGA Ars +4 dBu (1.23 Vrms), balanced
-10 dBV (316 mVrms), unbalanced
   Variable output's volume range SW8/12 VGA Series only: 0 to 100 (-84 dB to 0 dB), default = 100 = 0 dB
   Gain error SW8/12 VGA Series only: ±0.1 dB channel to channel
   Maximum level (Hi-Z) +28 dBu, balanced; +20 dBV, unbalanced at 1%THD+N
   Maximum level (600 ohm) +21 dBm, balanced; +18 dBm, unbalanced at 1%THD+N
Control/remote — switcher
   Serial control port
      SW2/4/6 VGA Ars RS-232, female 9-pin D connector (shared with contact closure)
      SW8/12 VGA Ars RS-232, female 9-pin D connector
   Baud rate and protocol 9600 baud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity
   Serial control pin configurations 2 = Tx, 3 = Rx, 5 = GND
   Contact closure SW2/4/6 VGA Series only: female 9-pin D connector (shared with RS-232)
   Contact closure pin configuration SW2/4/6 VGA Series only:
1 = input 1, 4 = input 2, 6 = input 3, 7 = input 4, 8 = input 5, 9 = input 6; active when a pin momentarily shorts to ground
   Show Me contact closure Pin 5 of each VGA input connector. The input is active (selected) when pin 5 momentarily goes to ground.
   Program control Extron control/configuration program for Windows®
Extron Simple Instruction Set (SIS)
General
   Power 100 VAC to 240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 10 watts, internal
   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, no vents
   Mounting
      Rack mount 
         SW2/4/6 VGA Ars Yes, with optional 1U rack shelf
         SW8/12 VGA Ars Yes, with included bracket kit
      Furniture mount Yes, with optional under-desk or through-desk mounting kit
   Enclosure type Metal
   Enclosure dimensions
      SW2/4/6 VGA Ars 1.75" H x 8.75" W x 9.5" D (1U high, half rack wide)
(4.4 cm H x 22.2 cm W x 24.1 cm D)
(Depth excludes connectors.)
      SW8/12 VGA Ars 1.75" H x 17.5" W x 9.5" D (1U high, full rack wide)
(4.4 cm H x 44.4 cm W x 24.1 cm D)
(Depth excludes connectors)
   Product weight
      SW2/4/6 VGA Ars 2.5 lbs (1.1 kg)
      SW8/12 VGA Ars 6.3 lbs (2.9 kg)
   Vibration ISTA 1A in carton (International Safe Transit Association)
   Regulatory compliance 
      Safety CE, c-UL, UL
      Compliances CE, C-tick, FCC Class A, ICES, VCCI
   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.
(CMS-042117-D13)
Shipping Dimensions and Weights
    Part # Height Width Depth Weight
    60-257-22 5.0" (12.7 cm) 13.0" (33.0 cm) 14.5" (36.8 cm) 3.9 lbs (1.77 kg)
    60-258-22 6.0" (15.2 cm) 14.0" (35.6 cm) 15.0" (38.1 cm) 3.7 lbs (1.68 kg)
    60-259-22 6.0" (15.2 cm) 14.0" (35.6 cm) 15.0" (38.1 cm) 3.8 lbs (1.72 kg)
    60-902-21 5.13" (13.0 cm) 13.25" (33.7 cm) 20.38" (51.8 cm) 6.78 lbs (3.08 kg)

Diagram

Application Diagram

Panel Drawing

Panel Drawing
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