System 5 IP Retired

Five Input AV Switcher
Key Features
  • Universal display control via RS-232 or IR
  • Four IR/Serial control ports
  • Six configurable relays for room control
  • Digital Input Monitoring Port
  • Pre-configured drivers
  • Remote IR learning capabilities for DVD, VCR, and projector control
The Extron System  5 IP
Model Version Description Part #
System 5 IP FPC SA Switcher w/ Front Panel Control & Amp 60-397-81 Retired
System 5 IP FPC Switcher w/ Front Panel Control 60-397-83 Retired

This product has been retired.

The Extron System 5 IP is a five input, multi-format AV switcher that provides an all-in-one, affordable solution for single display AV installations in classrooms, boardrooms, conference rooms, and multimedia environments. It includes such features as configurable inputs, easy-to-use IR learning, customized display control via RS-232, relays for room control, an integrated 40-watt, rms, audio amplifier, and Ethernet monitoring and control.

Universal Projector Control

The System 5 IP offers two methods of projector control: RS-232 or IR. The switcher can learn IR signals from remote controls. This enables the switcher to communicate with the display and sources such as VCRs and DVD players. IR learning makes setup and operation simple and customizable. Virtually any RS-232controllable projector or display device can be used with the System 5IP. Extron creates and administers a wide selection of commonly used projector control drivers that enable the System 5 IP to control basic projector functions such as power and input selection. Users can create their own drivers or go to the Extron Web site to download RS-232 drivers configured for the latest and most popular projectors. In addition, a custom configuration mode is available to allow for user-defined IR or RS-232 commands.

Room Control

The System 5 IP also offers room control capability, so room lighting, screen settings, and other device functions may be controlled through the switcher's six internal relays. In addition, a digital input monitoring port is provided, allowing for enhanced monitoring via sensors and switches, or streamlined automation of triggering events, or other functions. By providing projector control, room control, universal compatibility with displays, and system audio capabilities, the System 5 IP consolidates functions that would typically require up to six different products into one integrated solution.

Fixed and Variable Preamp Line Level Outputs

The System 5 IP provides fixed and variable line level audio outputs on captive screw connectors for use with an external amplifier or self-powered speakers. Fixed audio outputs are especially effective when used with external mixers, amplifiers, and assistive listening devices. Variable audio outputs enable the audio signal levels to be adjusted using the switcher's volume control.

Integrated Stereo Audio Amplifier

The System 5 IP is available with or without an internal 40-watt audio amplifier, 2 x 20 watts rms, to drive 4 or 8 ohm speakers. The unit can also be set for dual mono mode where it sums the left and right input signals together and drives the same mono signal to both the left and right outputs.

Ethernet Control

The System 5 IP is equipped with IP integration technology specifically engineered to meet the needs of professional AV environments — from small K-12 classrooms to large universities and businesses. Ethernet control provides these advantages:

  • Global compatibility — All IP Link products use industry standard Ethernet communication protocols, including ARP, DHCP, ICMP (ping), TCP/IP, Telnet, HTTP, and SMTP.
  • High performance architecture — Web pages are served many times faster, 6 Mbit/sec transfer rate, than similar products.
  • Multi-user support — Multiple, simultaneous connections enable each IP Link device to support many concurrent users and improve system throughput by sending information in parallel.
  • AV resource management — The System 5 IP offers Web-based AV resource management capabilities, specifically designed to work with products that include Ethernet technology. This includes proactive maintenance, event scheduling, remote technical support, and theft alerts.

Control Options

System switcher control is provided via the front panel backlit buttons or optional SCP 104 and SCP 226 Secondary Control Panels. The front panel backlit input buttons of the System 5 IP can be individually labeled to ensure precise identification of video and audio input settings. In addition, the front panel includes buttons for display functions such as power, mute, video modes, and room controls — such as lowering or raising a display screen, or powering lights on or off. As a simplified and cost-effective option, the System 5 IP is also offered without front panel controls, but still provides the front panel 15-pin HD input connector for RGBHV.

The optional SCP 104 and SCP 226 Secondary Control Panels both duplicate the System 5 IP's front panel functions and enable users to remotely control the switching, projector, and room functions of the switcher. The SCP 104 and SCP 226 AAP models include an opening that will accommodate up to four single space AAP - Architectural Adapter Plates. There are hundreds of AAPs to choose from, some of which offer pass-through connections, as well as IR control options. Either control panel can be mounted in a wall, podium, or table, and is available in gray, black, or white to blend in with the environment.


Note: These products are upgraded replacements for part numbers 60-397-01, 60-397-02, 60-397-10, and 60-397-12. The newer models now feature 8 MB memory boards with 7.25 MB of user-accessible memory space available. Part number 60-397-84 has been retired.

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System 5 IP
   Gain Unity
   Bandwidth 350 MHz (-3 dB), fully loaded
   Differential phase error 1° at 3.58 MHz and 4.43 MHz
   Differential gain error 1% at 3.58 MHz and 4.43 MHz
   Crosstalk -68 dB @ 10 MHz, -39 dB @ 100 MHz
   Switching speed <600 ms (max.)
Video input
   Number/signal type 1 RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs
2 RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs, S-video, or composite video
2 S-video or composite video
   Connectors 1 female 15-pin HD (RGB)
2 x 5 female BNC (RGB, S-video, or composite video)
2 x 1 female BNC (composite video) and 2 female 4-pin mini DIN (S-video)
   Nominal level 1 Vp-p for Y of S-video, and for composite video
0.7 Vp-p for RGB
0.3 Vp-p for C of S-video
   Minimum/maximum levels 
      RGB Analog: 0.3 V to 1.5 Vp-p with no offset
      S-video, composite video Analog: 0.4 V to 2.0 Vp-p with no offset
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Horizontal frequency 15 kHz to 145 kHz
   Vertical frequency 30 Hz to 170 Hz
   Return loss 
      RGB <-40 dB @ 5 MHz
      S-video <-25 dB @ 0 to 10 MHz
      Composite video <-40 dB @ 0 to 10 MHz
   DC offset (max. allowable) 1.5 V
Video output
   Number/signal type 1 RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs
1 S-video
1 composite video
   Connectors 5 female BNC (RGB)
2 female BNC (S-video)
1 female BNC (composite video)
   Nominal level 1 Vp-p for Y of S-video, and for composite video
0.7 Vp-p for RGB
0.3 Vp-p for C of S-video
   Minimum/maximum levels 
      RGB Analog: 0.3 V to 1.5 Vp-p (follows input)
      S-video, composite video Analog: 0.4 V to 2.0 Vp-p (follows input)
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Return loss <-40 dB @ 5 MHz
   DC offset ±5 mV with input at 0 offset
   Switching type Triple-Action (RGB delay)
   Input type RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs
   Output type RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs (follows input)
   Standards TTL (RGB), NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL, SECAM
   Input level 2.0 V to 5.0 Vp-p
   Output level 5.0 Vp-p, unterminated
   Input impedance 10k ohms
   Output impedance 75 ohms
   Max. input voltage 5.0 Vp-p
   Max. propagation delay 30 ns
   Max. rise/fall time 4 ns
   Polarity Positive or negative (follows input)
      Lineout Unbalanced output: 0 dB; balanced output: +6 dB
      Preamp Unbalanced output: -6 dB; balanced output: 0 dB at max. volume
   Frequency response, amplifier models
      Power amp (4 or 8 ohm) 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0 dB to -1.5 dB @ 1 watt output
      Lineout/preamp 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0 dB to -0.5 dB
   Frequency response, nonamplifier models
      Lineout/preamp 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0 dB to -0.5 dB
   THD + Noise <0.15% @ 1 kHz at max. power output
   S/N at max. power output or line level output (unweighted)
      Power amp (amplifier models only) >80 dB at 10 Hz to 22 kHz
      Preamp >-100 dB at 20 Hz to 20 kHz
      Lineout >-110 dB at 10 Hz to 22 kHz
   Crosstalk <-80 dB @ 1 kHz, fully loaded
   Stereo channel separation >80 dB @ 1 kHz
   CMRR >80 dB @ 20 Hz to 200 Hz, >60 dB @ 20 Hz to 20 kHz
   Bass adjustment ±10 dB @ 100 Hz
   Treble adjustment ±10 dB @ 10 kHz
Audio input
   Number/signal type 4 stereo or mono, balanced/unbalanced (inputs 1-4)
1 stereo or mono, unbalanced (input 5)
   Connectors (4) 3.5 mm captive screw connectors, 5 pole (inputs 1-4)
(1) 3.5 mm mini audio jack (tip, ring, sleeve) (input 5)
   Impedance >10k ohms unbalanced/balanced, DC coupled
   Nominal level -10 dBV (316 mVrms)
    NOTE     0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms, 0 dBV = 1 Vrms, 0 dBV ≈ 2 dBu
+4 dBu and 0 dBu are professional audio line level standards.
-10 dBV and -20 dBV are semiprofessional, computer audio, and consumer audio standards.
   Maximum level +18 dBu
   Input gain adjustment -40 dB to +30 dB, adjustable per input
Audio output — line level (all models)
   Number/signal type 2 stereo or mono, balanced/unbalanced (1 fixed and 1 variable)
   Connectors (2) 3.5 mm captive screw connectors, 5 pole
   Impedance 50 ohms unbalanced, 100 ohms balanced
   Gain error ±0.1 dB channel to channel
   Nominal level -10 dBV (316 mV) or +4 dBu (1.23 V) (configurable)
   Maximum level (600 ohm) >+18 dBu, balanced at 1%THD+N
    NOTE     Unbalanced wired outputs have unity gain/attenuation. Balanced outputs result in a 6 dB gain.
Audio output — power amplifier (amplifier models only)
   Number/signal type 1 stereo or mono (default = stereo, configurable via front panel or control software)
   Connector (1) 4 position screw terminal
   Sensitivity -22 dBV (80 mVrms, -19.8 dBu) for max. power output (adjustable)
   Power bandwidth at rated maximum power output
      4 ohm output 10 Hz to 20 kHz, ≤0.5% THD
      8 ohm output 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ≤0.8% THD
   Drive/full power out 40 watts; 20 watts (rms) per channel, 4 or 8 ohm load
   Protection Input limiting, thermal, short circuit
Control/remote — switcher host ports
   Serial control port 2 bidirectional RS-232: 1 rear panel female 9-pin D connector
1 front panel 2.5 mm stereo mini jack
   Baud rate and protocol 38400 baud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity
   Serial control pin configurations 2 = TX, 3 = RX, 5 = GND (9-pin D)
tip = TX, ring = RX, sleeve = GND (mini stereo jack)
   Ethernet control port 1 female RJ-45
   Ethernet data rate 10/100Base-T, half/full duplex with autodetect
   Ethernet protocol ARP, ICMP (ping), IP, TCP, DHCP, HTTP, SMTP, Telnet
   Ethernet default settings Link speed and duplex level = autodetected
IP address =
Subnet mask =
Default gateway =
DHCP = off
   Web server Up to 200 simultaneous sessions
7.25 MB nonvolatile user memory
   Extron remote key pad (SCP) control (1) 3.5 mm 5-pole captive screw connector (shared with control module and IR Link port)
   IR remote control IR 402 (optional)
Front panel: 30' maximum, 40 degrees off axis
Rear panel: 38 kHz, hardwired, modulated
   Program control Extron Global Configurator for Windows®
Extron Simple Instruction Set (SIS)
Microsoft® Internet Explorer ver. 6 or higher, Telnet
Control — relay
   Number/type 6 momentary or latching (configurable via software)
   Connectors (3) 3.5 mm captive screw connectors, 3 pole
   Connector configuration Groups A, B, C; each with 1 common and 2 normally open relays (default)
   Contact rating 24 V, 1A
Control — serial ports
   Display control port (1) 3.5 mm captive screw connector, 3 pole for bidirectional RS-232 control (±5 V)
   Baud rate and protocol 115200 to 300 baud (9600 baud = default); 8 (default) or 7 data bits; 1(default) or 2 stop bits;
no parity (default), or even or odd parity
Control — IR/serial ports
   IR/serial control ports (4) 3.5 mm captive screw connectors, 2-pole
Programmable: RS-232 (±5 V), or TTL level (0 to 5 V) infrared up to 1 MHz
   Baud rate and protocol (RS-232) 115200 to 300 baud (9600 baud = default); 8 (default) or 7 data bits; 1(default) or 2 stop bits;
no parity (default), or even or odd parity
   IR learning frequencies 30 kHz to 62 kHz
   IR learning distance 4" (10 cm) to 14" (36 cm) from the front panel
Control — digital input monitoring port
   Number/type 1 digital input
   Connector (1) 3.5 mm captive screw connector, 2 poles of a 3 pole connector
    NOTE     These pins can be configured as a digital input or as power sense port.
   Pin configuration G = GND, IN = digital in or power sense
   Digital inputs 
      Input voltage range 0-12 VDC
      Input impedance 10k ohms
      Threshold low to high >0.7 VDC, nonadjustable
      Threshold high to low <0.6 VDC, nonadjustable
   Power 100 VAC to 240 VAC, 50-0 Hz, 50 watts, internal
   Temperature/humidity Storage: -40 to +158 °F (-40 to +70 °C) / 10% to 90%, noncondensing
Operating: +32 to +111 °F (0 to +43.9 °C) / 10% to 90%, noncondensing
   Cooling Convection, vented on sides and top
      Rack mount Yes, with included brackets
   Enclosure type Metal
   Enclosure dimensions 1.75" H x 17.5" W x 9.4" D (1U high, full rack wide)
4.4 cm H x 44.4 cm W x 23.9 cm D
(Depth excludes connectors, knob, and buttons. Width excludes rack ears.)
   Product weight 6.0 lbs (2.7 kg)
   Shipping weight 11 lbs (5 kg)
   DIM weight 
      USA/Canada 10 lbs (5 kg)
      International 11 lbs (5 kg)
   Vibration ISTA 1A in carton (International Safe Transit Association)
   Regulatory compliance 
      Safety CE, c-UL, UL
      EMI/EMC CE, C-tick, FCC Class A, ICES, VCCI
      Accessibility Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 794d)
   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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