SW HD 4K Series

HDMI Switchers
Key Features
  • Supports computer and video resolutions up to 4K
  • Supported HDMI specification features include data rates up to 10.2 Gbps, Deep Color up to 12‑bit, 3D, Lip Sync, and HD lossless audio formats
  • EDID Minder® automatically manages EDID communication between connected devices
  • Automatic input cable equalization to 50 feet (15 meters) when used with Extron HDMI Pro Series cable
  • Multiple control options including front panel, RS‑232, IR, contact closure, and auto‑input switching
  • Compatible with TeamWork® Show Me® Cables
The Extron SW HD 4K Series
Model Version Description Part #
 SW8 HD 4K Eight Input HDMI Switcher 60-1486-01
 SW2 HD 4K Two Input HDMI Switcher 60-1483-01 Retired
 SW6 HD 4K Six Input HDMI Switcher 60-1485-01 Retired

The Extron SW HD 4K Series are six and eight‑input switchers for HDMI signals. They are designed for video signal switching between multiple HDMI source devices to a single display. The switchers support video signals at resolutions up to 4K, as well as data rates up to 10.2 Gbps, 3D, Lip Sync, and HD lossless audio formats. All models feature EDID Minder®, which maintains continuous EDID communication with connected devices and ensures that the HDMI sources power up properly and maintain correct video output. The switchers provide automatic input cable equalization up to 50 feet (15 meters) on Extron HDMI Pro Series cable. The SW HD 4K Series offers front panel, RS‑232, IR, contact closure, and auto-input switching control options for integration into various environments.

To enhance and simplify integration, the SW HD 4K 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 50 feet (15 meters), when used with Extron HDMI Pro Series cable. The SW HD 4K 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 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 Series switchers are housed in 1U, full rack width enclosures and come standard with brackets for mounting in a rack.