SW HD 4K PLUS Series

4K/60 HDMI Switchers with Ethernet Monitoring and Control
Key Features
  • Supports computer and video resolutions up to 4K/60 @ 4:4:4
  • Supported HDMI 2.0b specification features include data rates up to 18 Gbps, HDR, Deep Color up to 12‑bit, 3D, and HD lossless audio formats.
  • Ethernet monitoring and control
  • EDID Minder® automatically manages EDID communication between connected devices
  • Automatic input cable equalization to 25 feet (7.6 meters) when used with Extron HDMI Pro Series cable
  • Compatible with TeamWork® Show Me® Cables
The Extron SW HD 4K PLUS Series
Model Version Description Part #
SW2 HD 4K PLUS Two Input 4K/60 HDMI Switcher 60-1603-01
SW4 HD 4K PLUS Four Input 4K/60 HDMI Switcher 60-1604-01
SW6 HD 4K PLUS Six Input 4K/60 HDMI Switcher 60-1605-01
SW8 HD 4K PLUS Eight Input 4K/60 HDMI Switcher 60-1606-01

The Extron SW HD 4K PLUS Series of two, four, six, and eight-input HDMI switchers support 4K/60 with 4:4:4 color sampling. They are designed for video signal switching between multiple HDMI sources to a single display. The switchers are HDCP 2.3 compliant, and support data rates up to 18 Gbps, HDR, 12-bit Deep Color, 3D, and HD lossless audio formats. The SW HD 4K PLUS Series is easy to operate using front panel controls or auto-switching. Ethernet, RS-232, and contact closure ports provide ample options for integration with any control system. All models feature EDID Minder®, which maintains continuous EDID communication with connected devices and ensures that the HDMI sources power up and maintain video output. The switchers provide automatic input cable equalization up to 25 feet (7.6 meters) on Extron HDMI Pro Series cable.

To enhance and simplify integration, the SW HD 4K PLUS Series provides integrator-friendly features, including automatic input cable equalization, automatic color bit depth management, indicators for monitoring and troubleshooting, as well as peripheral device power on the output. Automatic input cable equalization corrects for signal loss due to lengthy input cables, ensuring signal integrity up to 25 feet (7.6 meters), when used with Extron HDMI Pro Series cable. The SW HD 4K PLUS Series automatically adjusts color bit depth based on the display EDID, preventing color compatibility conflicts between source and display. Front panel LED indicators provide immediate visual confirmation of HDCP authentication and signal presence for each input and output. If HDCP‑encrypted content is transmitted to a non‑compliant display, a full-screen green signal provides immediate visual confirmation that protected content cannot be viewed on that display. The SW HD 4K PLUS Series also provides +5 VDC, 250 mA on the HDMI output for powering peripheral devices such as an Extron HD 4K 101 Plus cable equalizer.

The SW HD 4K PLUS Series two and four‑input models are housed in 1U, half rack width enclosures that are suitable for mounting in a rack or under a table. The six and eight‑input models are housed in 1U, full rack width enclosures and come standard with brackets for mounting in a rack.


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SW HD 4K PLUS Series
   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, 10, or 12 bits per color
   Signal type HDMI 2.0b, HDCP 2.3
   Max. video data rate 18 Gbps (6 Gbps per color)
    NOTE     1Subject to the maximum data rate limit. Use our calculator at www.extron.com/8Kdatarate to determine video parameters supported by this data rate.
   Maximum data rate 18 Gbps (6 Gbps per color)
   Maximum pixel clock 600 MHz
   Resolution Up to 1920 x 1200 or 1080p @ 60 Hz, 12 bit color 
4K (4096 x 2160) @ 60 Hz with 4:4:4 color space, 8 bit color (Max for HDMI)
UHD (3840 x 2160) @ 60 Hz with 4:4:4 color space, 8 bit color
   Formats RGB and YCbCr digital video
   Standards DVI 1.0, HDMI 2.0b, HDMI 1.4, HDCP 1.4, HDCP 2.3, CEA-861E
    NOTE     The SW HD 4K PLUS Series switchers support TMDS data rates up to 18 Gbps, HDR, up to 12 bit Deep Color, 3D**, HD lossless audio formats, 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 3D support in this product is limited to signals operating within 164 MHz pixel clock and requires format and EDID compatibility between source and sink devices. Please contact an Extron Application Engineer for more information.

Video input
   Number/signal type 2, 4, 6, or 8 (depending on model) single link HDMI (or DVI-D*)
   Connectors 2, 4, 6, or 8 female HDMI type A
Video output
   Number/signal type ​1 single link HDMI (or DVI-D*)
   Connectors ​​1 female HDMI type A
   Power for active cables 1.1 W for the HDMI port
 NOTE     *Appropriate HDMI to DVI-D cables or adapters are required for DVI signal input/output.
   Serial control port 1 RS-232, 3.5 mm, 3 pole captive screw connector
      Pin configuration 1 = Tx, 2 = Rx, 3 = GND
      Baud rate and protocol 9600 baud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity
   USB control port 1 female mini USB B on front panel 
   USB standards USB 2.0, low speed
   Ethernet data rate 10/100Base-T, half/full duplex, with auto detect
   Ethernet protocol ARP, ICMP (ping), IP, TCP, DHCP, HTTP, SMTP, Telnet
   Program control Extron control/configuration program for Windows®
Extron Simple Instruction Set™ (SIS™)
Microsoft® Internet Explorer®
   Contact closure/tally output 
      SW2 HD 4K PLUS (1) 3.5 mm captive screw, 5 pole (C,T,C,T,+V)
      SW4 HD 4K PLUS (1) 3.5 mm captive screw, 5 pole (C,T,C,T,+V)
(1) 3.5 mm captive screw, 4 pole (C,T,C,T)
      SW6 HD 4K PLUS (6) 3.5 mm captive screw, 3 pole (C,G,T)
​(1) 3.5 mm captive screw, 3 pole (+V)
      SW8 HD 4K PLUS (8) 3.5 mm captive screw, 3 pole (C,G,T)
​(1) 3.5 mm captive screw, 3 pole (+V)
       ​C = contact, G = ground, T = tally, +V = +5 V
   Power supply 
      SW2 and SW4 HD 4K PLUS External
Input: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
Output: 12 VDC, 1.5 A, 18 watts
      SW6 and SW8 HD 4K PLUS Internal
Input: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
   Power consumption 
      SW2 and SW4 HD 4K PLUS 
         Device 3.9 watts, 12 VDC
         Device and power supply 5.5 watts, 12 VDC
      SW6 and SW8 HD 4K PLUS 12.1 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
   Cooling Convection, no vents
   Thermal dissipation 
      SW2 and SW4 HD 4K PLUS 
         Device 12.2 BTU/hr
         Device and power supply 17.8 BTU/hr
      SW6 and SW8 HD 4K PLUS 40.4 BTU/hr
      SW2 and SW4 HD 4K PLUS
         Rack mount Yes, with optional 1U rack shelf
         Furniture mount Yes, with optional under-desk mounting kit or through-desk mounting kit
      SW6 and SW8 HD 4K PLUS
         Rack mount Yes, with supplied mounting brackets
   Enclosure type Metal
   Enclosure dimensions 
      SW2 and SW4 HD 4K PLUS 1.75" H x 8.75" W x 6.0" D (1U high, half rack wide)
(44 mm H x 222 mm W x 152 mm D)
(Depth excludes connectors.)
      SW6 and SW8 HD 4K PLUS 1.75" H x 17.5" W x 8.5" D (1U high, full rack wide)
(44 mm H x 445 mm W x 216 mm D)
(Depth excludes connectors.)
   Product weight 
      SW2 and SW4 HD 4K PLUS 1.2 lbs (0.5 kg)
      SW6 and SW8 HD 4K PLUS 2.5 lbs (1.1 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
    60-1605-01 4.5" (11.4 cm) 21.5" (54.6 cm) 14.25" (36.2 cm) 5.95 lbs (2.7 kg)
    60-1606-01 4.5" (11.4 cm) 21.5" (54.6 cm) 14.25" (36.2 cm) 5.95 lbs (2.7 kg)


Panel Drawing

Panel Drawing
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