WyreStorm NetworkHD™ 5x1 IP Streaming Presentation Switcher with Wireless Collaboration, Mic Input and CEC

Part Number NHD-SW-0501

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The NHD-SW-0501 offers the same compact, high performance switching and scaling of multiple HDMI and VGA sources as its HDBaseT sibling, but as part of the WyreStorm NetworkHD™ AV over IP family it instead features an H.264 streamed IP output to enable access to the switcher and its connected sources from any network-connected display location.

With simple, flexible, integration-friendly control options including front panel, built in Web UI, contact closure panels, and RS-232 or IP control systems, the NHD-SW-0501 offers an HDMI output for local connection to display devices or a H.264 streamed IP output for transmission over distance through a network switch to compatible WyreStorm H.264 decoders (sold separately). 

Dedicated VGA audio can be embedded and switched with the output signal, with an internal scaler and QuickSync™ technology ensuring instant source switching by matching the resolution of the display device up to 1920x1200p.

In terms of audio, an adjustable microphone input with auto-mix stereo output and selectable phantom power is included, with audio able to be mixed with the source audio and sent via the line-level output.

The NHD-SW-0501 also features the new WyreStorm ScreenLink™ screen mirroring software for wired and wireless content sharing from up a virtually unlimited number of Windows and Mac computers/laptops through the NHD-SW-0501 to any screen on the NetworkHD system with up to 4 able to appear onscreen at the same time.  ScreenLink comes preinstalled on all NHD-SW-0501 presentation switchers for effortless collaboration that's good to go straight out of the box.

Key Features:

  • 4 HDMI and 1 VGA with audio source inputs to duplicate HDMI and H.264 IP streamed outputs
  • Features fixed and auto scaling resolution output from 640x480 to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz based on the EDID of the display
  • CEC supports on/off commands to screens that enable all connected displays enter standby mode and return to their normal working state without user intervention
  • Microphone input with phantom power, stereo audio inputs and auto-mix stereo audio output 
  • Separate or combined RS-232 ports for controlling and managing the NHD-SW-0501 or controlling external devices
  • Multiple control methods: front panel display buttons, built in Web UI, contact closure panels, and RS-232 or IP control systems.
  • ScreenLink™ content sharing software for Windows/Mac for wired or wireless collaboration
  • Compatible with all NetworkHD 100 and 200 Series components, including the award-winning free NetworkHD Touch for iPad control app

Overview

The NHD-SW-0501 offers multi-format input to an IP streamed output with serial control as part of a NetworkHD 100 or 200 Series AV over IP system with duplicate HDMI output for fast, seamless switching, auto-scaling up to 1920x1200 and wireless collaboration across a network.

Featuring auto-switching support, obeying LIFO (Last In First Out), the NHD-SW-0501 features four HDMI inputs and a single VGA for a total of five I/O ports for signal switching and LED OUT for connection to a desk-mounted or podium-located control panel for alternative I/O switching. 

Audio is covered via a stereo audio input for VGA embed passed with transmissions and audio breakout for variable pre-out connection to power amplifiers with no in-built volume control.  An external microphone input also independently embeds audio over any video source supporting both dynamic or condenser mic with phantom power, downmix audio outputs and manual mic gain control via front panel.

Control of the NHD-SW-0501 is via front panel buttons, built in Web UI, contact closure panels, and RS-232 or IP control systems for control of the switcher itself or external connected devices.  As part of the NetworkHD eco-system, the NHD-SW-0501 is also compatible with the award-winning free NetworkHD Touch™ for iPad control app enabling live video previews and effortless drag and drop selection of all connected sources.

The NHD-SW-0501 also features the new WyreStorm ScreenLink™ screen mirroring software for wireless and wired content sharing from a virtually unlimited number of Windows and Mac computers/laptops through the NHD-SW-0501 with up to 4 able to appear onscreen at the same time.  ScreenLink comes preinstalled on all NHD-SW-0501 presentation switchers for effortless collaboration that's good to go straight out of the box.

Automatic CEC trigger is featured on outputs to send power commands to display devices via CEC or RS232 according to the status of input sources for effective energy-saving on displays that do not need to be active, with built-in Web UI for customization of display device power on/off and advanced settings.

The result is a smart, flexible network-connected presentation switching solution ideal for medium-to-very large scale commercial applications such as meeting rooms, classrooms, huddle rooms or training rooms, accessible anywhere throughout an office buliding, facility or school/university campus.

Features

  • Allows up to five inputs to be switched to two mirrored outputs across an AV over IP network
  • Features four HDMI inputs and one VGA input to one HDMI output and one IP streaming output
  • Compatible with all NetworkHD 100 and 200 Series H.264 components
  • Fast, seamless switching between HDMI and VGA inputs 
  • ScreenLink screen mirroring software for Windows/Mac
  • Local mirrored HDMI output and IP streamed output with transmission distance up to 100m/328ft to compatible NetworkHD decoders
  • Features fast, seamless switching between HDMI and VGA inputs with QuickSync technology
  • Supports input resolution up to 1920x1200@60Hz
  • Auto-scaler outputs the most suitable resolution for connected devices from 640x480@60Hz to 1920x1200@60Hz based on the display device EDID as well as different fixed resolutions for selections
  • Unit remembers the connected sequences of each input - follows the Last-In-First-Out rule, always outputting the most recently connected active source
  • Single microphone input with phantom power supporting dynamic or condenser mics 
  • 1 x stereo audio input (VGA source only) and 1 x  auto mix stereo audio output
  • Features audio embedding and de-embedding - VGA source embedded with corresponding stereo audio for A/V input with audio extracted from A/V output when switching
  • Multiple control methods: front panel buttons for source selection, I/O control device such as a panel switch for source selection, LAN (Telnet & Web GUI) for device control and management and RS232 for device control, debugging and power control
  • Compatible with NetworkHD Touch for iPad control app
  • LED OUT for additional connection to a desk-mounted or podium-located control panel for alternative I/O switching
  • RS-232 passthrough over IP output allows control of NHD-SW-0501 and devices connected to NetworkHD decoders from any point within a NetworkHD AV over IP distribution
  • CEC compatibility to enable CEC-enabled devices such as TVs enter standby mode and return to their normal working state without user intervention -  functionality also possible via rear panel RS-232
  • Supports multiple communications protocols such as IP, TCP, Telnet, UDP
  • 2 year warranty

In the Box

1 x NHD-SW-0501 5x1 IP Streaming Presentation Switcher with Mic Control and CEC

1 x AC Power Cord

1 x 11-Pin Phoenix Connector

2 x 2-Pin Phoenix Connector

3 x 3-Pin Phoenix Connector

2 x Mounting brackets

1 x Quickstart guide (Quickstart and full manual also available from the Downloads section of this product page) 

Specifications

Audio and Video

Inputs
4x HDMI 19-pin type A | 1x VGA 15-pin DSUB15 VGA
1x Audio In (VGA Audio) 3-pin Screw Down Phoenix Connector
Outputs
1x HDMI 19-pin type A | 1x Audio Out 3-pin Screw Down Phoenix Connector
1x Ethernet 8-pin RJ-45 female - 10/100/1000 Mbps auto-negotiating
Audio Formats
2ch PCM
Output Video Encoding H.264/MPEG-4 AVC
Encoding Data Rate Up to 40 Mbps | Configurable
End to End Latency Low Latency Mode: 60~90ms | High Latency Mode: 250~300ms
Video Resolutions (Max)
HDMI: 1920x1080p @60Hz 16bit (7m/23ft) | VGA: 1920x1080p @60Hz 16bit (7m/23ft) Ethernet: 1920x1080p @60Hz 16bit (100m/328ft Point to Point)
Color Depth
1080p: 16Bit
Maximum Pixel Clock
HDMI: 150mHz

Communication and Control

HDMI
HDMI 1.3 | HDCP 1.4 | DVI/D supported with adapter (not included)
Ethernet
1x 8-pin RJ-45 female - 10/100/1000 Mbps auto-negotiating
RS-232
1x RS-232 1 (Switcher Control) 3-pin Phoenix Connector
1x RS-232 2 (Device Control) 3-pin Phoenix Connector
Hardwire Contacts
1x Contact In 5-pin Phoenix Connector | 1x LED Out 6-pin Phoenix Connector
Power
Power Supply
Input: 100~240 VAC 50/60Hz
Mic Phantom Power
48V DC 100mA
Max Power Consumption
16.6W

Environmental

Operating Temperature
32°F ~ 113°F (0°C ~ 45°C)
10% ~ 90%, non-condensing
Storage Temperature
-4°F to ~ 158°F (-20°C ~ +70°C)
10% ~ 90%, non-condensing
Maximum BTU
54.59 BTU/hr

Dimensions and Weight

Rack Units 1U
Height (With | Without Feet)
51.3mm/2in | 43.5mm/1.7in
Width (With | Without Rack Ears)
Not Applicable | 220mm/8.6in
Depth (With | Without Handles)
Not Applicable | 280mm/10.9in
Weight
2.4kg/5.28lbs

Regulatory

Safety and Emission
CE | FCC