Video from multiple sources can be switched and relayed to multiple displays using a Video Matrix Switch. Some models have the option to route audio and are called as A/V switches. These switches tend to produce a matrix like pattern of interconnection possibilities and hence get their name. Configurations can range from 2 inputs and 2 outputs to 32 inputs and 16 outputs. For increased configurations, these devices could be cascaded or daisy chained together. These devices are classified depending upon structure of video inputs and outputs they support. Relying on this, we have the VGA Video Matrix, VGA AV Matrix, DVI Matrix, HDMI Matrix, Component Matrix, Composite Video Matrix and also the Cat5 Video Matrix Switcher.
Since gadget buffers every output from every input, signal integrity is maintained and this reveals as though each display is directly connected to the source. Switching between the recording sources very simple and can be done via push buttons in front of the unit, by infra red remote control, RS232 or through TCP/IP. There are LEDs on top of the front panel which indicate the status of the selected device. Element feature of this device could be the elimination on the need to disconnect and reconnect the cables thereby saving time and eliminating clutter associated with multiple converter cables. Requiring no additional software or drivers and operating on simple plug and play functionality, motion picture Matrix Switcher is available in desktop or rack mountable versions.
Offering multi platform support it is effective with systems like Windows 2000, Windows XP, Linux, Mac and Sun. The OSD menu selection allows adjusting Color, Contrast, Brightness, Sharpness, Level and Benefit from. Equipped with certifications from FCC, CE and RoHS, this hardware device can also extend the length of outcomes of source and display devices to 1000 feet if category cables are that would secure the connections.
In environments where information from many computers has to be shown on multiple displays such as data and research centers, stock exchanges, information broadcasting kiosks, digital signage applications, commercial and military grade applications, the Matrix Switch is an ideal solution.