SW HDMI Series Retired

HDMI Switchers with EDID Minder®
Key Features
  • EDID Minder® automatically manages EDID communication between connected devices
  • Supports computer video up to 1920x1200, including HDTV 1080p/60 and 2K
  • Supported HDMI specification features include data rates up to 6.75 Gbps, Deep Color up to 12-bit, 3D, Lip Sync, and HD lossless audio formats
  • HDCP compliant
  • Automatic input cable equalization to 50 feet (15 meters) at 1080p/60 with 8-bit color when used with Extron HDMI Pro Series cable
  • Provides +5 VDC, 250 mA power on the output for external peripheral devices
The Extron SW HDMI Series
Model Version Description Part #
SW2 HDMI Two Input HDMI Switcher 60-841-01 Retired
SW4 HDMI Four Input HDMI Switcher 60-841-02 Retired
SW6 HDMI Six Input Switcher w/ Contact Closure 60-841-03 Retired
SW8 HDMI Eight Input Switcher w/ Contact Closure 60-841-04 Retired
SW2 HDMI Two Input Switcher w/ Contact Closure 60-841-21 Retired
SW4 HDMI Four Input Switcher w/ Contact Closure 60-841-22 Retired

This product has been retired.
Suggested Replacement
SW HD 4K Series

The Extron SW HDMI Series are six and eight input HDMI switchers. They support HDMI specification features including data rates up to 6.75 Gbps, Deep Color up to 12-bit, 3D, Lip Sync, and HD lossless audio formats. The SW HDMI Series switchers are HDCP compliant and support all HDTV rates including 1080p/60, 2K, and computer-video signals up to 1920x1200. They 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 SW HDMI Series provides automatic input cable equalization up to 50 feet (15 meters) for 1080p/60 with 8-bit color on Extron HDMI Pro Series cable. The SW HDMI Series switchers are ideal for applications that require the routing of multiple HDMI sources to a single display.

The SW HDMI Series offers 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 each output. Automatic input cable equalization corrects for signal loss due to lengthy input cables, ensuring signal integrity for up to 50 feet (15 meters) of Extron HDMI Pro Series cable at 1080p/60 with 8-bit color. For 1080p/60 with 12-bit color, it enables up to 25 feet of signal extension. The SW HDMI 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. The SW HDMI Series also provides +5 VDC, 250 mA on the HDMI output for powering peripheral devices such as an HD 4K 101 Plus cable equalizer.

Convenient control options, including front panel, RS-232, IR, contact closure with tally, and auto-input switching, allow for easy integration into a variety of environments. All SW HDMI Series switchers are housed in rack-mountable 1U enclosures.


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SW HDMI Series
 NOTE     *Appropriate HDMI to DVI-D cables or adapters are required for DVI signal input/output.
   Maximum data rate 6.75 Gbps (2.25 Gbps per color)
   Maximum pixel clock 165 MHz
   Resolution Up to 1920 x 1200 or 1080p @ 60 Hz, 12-bit color
   Formats RGB and YCbCr digital video
   Standards DVI 1.0, HDMI, HDCP

The SW HDMI Series switchers support TMDS data rates up to 6.75 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 a 3D system. There are several different 3D formats in use by content providers and display manufacturers. 3D support in this product is limited to signals operating within a 165 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
Communication — Switcher
   Serial control port (1) RS-232, 3.5 mm captive screw connector, 5 pole (shared with auto-input switching control)
      Pin configuration 1 = Tx, 2 = Rx, 3 = GND
   Baud rate and protocol 9600 baud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity
   Auto-input switching (1) 3.5 mm captive screw connector, 5 pole (shared with RS-232)
      Pin configuration Pins 4 and 5 of captive screw connector shared with RS-232 shorted together enable auto-input switching.
   Contact closure 1 or 2 (depending on model) 3.5 mm captive screw, 5 pole
      Pin configuration Pin 1 = input 1 contact      Pin 6 = input 5 contact
Pin 2 = input 2 contact      Pin 7 = input 6 contact
Pin 3 = input 3 contact      Pin 8 = input 7 contact
Pin 4 = input 4 contact      Pin 9 = input 8 contact
Pin 5 = GND                     Pin 10 = GND
   Tally output 1 or 2 (depending on model) 3.5 mm captive screw, 5 pole
      Pin configuration Pin 1 = input 1 tally ground      Pin 6 = input 5 tally ground
Pin 2 = input 2 tally ground      Pin 7 = input 6 tally ground
Pin 3 = input 3 tally ground      Pin 8 = input 7 tally ground
Pin 4 = input 4 tally ground      Pin 9 = input 8 tally ground
Pin 5 = +5 V                          Pin 10 = +5 V
   IR controller module IR 102 remote control (optional)
30' maximum, 40 degrees off axis
   Program control Extron Simple Instruction Set (SIS)
   Power supply 
      SW2 HDMI, SW4 HDMI External
Input: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
Output: 12 VDC, 1 A, 12 watts
      SW6 HDMI, SW8 HDMI Internal
Input: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
   Power consumption 
      SW2 HDMI, SW4 HDMI 
         Device 4.5 watts, 12 VDC
         Device and power supply 5.2 watts, 12 VDC
      SW6 HDMI, SW8 HDMI 8.0 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 HDMI, SW4 HDMI 
         Device 9.5 BTU/hr
         Device and power supply 12.1 BTU/hr
      SW6 HDMI, SW8 HDMI 17.0 BTU/hr
      SW2 HDMI, SW4 HDMI
         Rack mount Yes, with optional 1U rack shelf
         Furniture mount Yes, with optional under-desk mounting kit or through-desk mounting kit
      SW6 HDMI, SW8 HDMI
         Rack mount Yes, with supplied mounting brackets
   Enclosure type Metal
   Enclosure dimensions 
      SW2 HDMI, SW4 HDMI 1.75" H x 8.75" W x 3.0" D (1U high, half rack wide)
(4.4 cm H x 22.2 cm W x 7.6 cm D)
(Depth excludes connectors.)
      SW6 HDMI, SW8 HDMI 1.75" H x 17.5" W x 8.5" D (1U high, full rack wide)
(4.4 cm H x 44.4 cm W x 21.6 cm D)
(Depth excludes connectors.)
   Product weight 
      SW2 HDMI, SW4 HDMI 0.5 lb (0.3 kg)
      SW6 HDMI, SW8 HDMI 2.5 lbs (1.1 kg)
   Shipping weight 
      SW2 HDMI, SW4 HDMI 2 lbs (1 kg)
      SW6 HDMI, SW8 HDMI 5 lbs (3 kg)
   Vibration ISTA 1A in carton (International Safe Transit Association)
   Regulatory compliance 
      Safety CE, c-UL, KC-mark, UL
      EMI/EMC CE, C-tick, FCC Class A, ICES, KCC, VCCI
      Environmental Complies with appropriate requirements of 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.


Application Diagram

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Panel Drawing
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