Black Box 26645 User Manual

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Video Matrix Switches

Show video images from two separate sources on multiple displays.



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»Built-invideo signal enhancement for placing monitors up to 213.2 feet (65 m) away.

»Support VGA, SVGA, XGA, and multisync monitors or equivalent multimedia projector.

»Source video is easily selectable via front-panelswitches.

»Convenient HD15 female connections.

»Compatible with standard VGA cards.

»Cascadable for even more flexibility.

»Support VESA DDC, DDC2, DDC2B standards (for video out Ports 1 and 2).

»Work with high-resolution,250-MHzpixel frequency and resolutions up to 1920 x 1440.

»Accept input from PC or Mac® sources.





Use this switch to display the image from two PCs on four display devices!

PC “B”

PC “A”

Video Projector


BLACK BOX® Video Matrix Switches combine video sharing and video splitter capabilities in one compact device!

With one of these switches, you can share up to four or eight video display devices between two computers. Intelligent­ functionality gives you the flexibility to use a broad range of video devices, from CRT and LCD monitors to new plasma TVs or video projectors.

They work with VGA, SVGA, XGA, and multisync monitors, support monitors up to 1920 x 1440 resolution, and are VESA DDC (DDC1, DDC2, DDC2B) compliant.

These matrix switches also provide 250-MHzbandwidth for video clarity and integrity when connecting multiple video sources to multiple screens.

What‘s more, a built-insignal booster amplifies and extends video signals more than 200feet—makingthe Video Matrix Switches great for remote display applications where you want to distribute images from a central secure room to public ornon-secureareas.

Cabling is easy. Just link an HD15 video cable between your computers’ VGA cards and the ”Video In” ports on the switch. Run a separate HD15 cable from the “Video Out” ports to the monitors or other display devices.

Front-panelpushbuttons enable you to configure the switch to receive the image from either PC.

To cascade switches for an expanded setup, run a video cable from the ”Video Out” port of one switch to the ’Video In” port of the second switch.

2 x 4 Channel

Video Matrix

Switch (AC508A)

CRT Monitor

LCD Monitor

Plasma TV


The Video Matrix Switches are also ideal for multimedia control rooms or stations, test bench facilities, classrooms, or distributing media from the data center. They’re the logical choice for any digital signage application, including retail PoS setups or content distribution in educational institutions or medical facilities.

Lightweight and easy to set up, they can also be used by demonstrators at trade shows or conferences to disseminate and present graphically rich content on multiple screens viewed by visitors. Even better, their heavy duty cases can withstand the rigors of temporary installations requiring quick setups and teardowns.

T e c h S P e c s

Distance (Maximum) — 213.2 ft. (65 m) Pixel Frequency — 250 MHz

Resolution (Maximum) — 1920 x 1440 @ 60 Hz CE Approval — Yes

Interface — VGA, SVGA, XGA, multisync

Connectors — AC508A: Input: (2) HD15 F; Output: (4) HD15 F; AC509A: Input: (2) HD15 F; Output: (8) HD15 F

Power — Adapter: 7.5 VAC, 800 mA

Size — AC508A: 1.7"H x 5.1"W x 3"D (4.3 x 13 x 7.6 cm); AC509A: 1.7"H x 7.9"W x 3"D (4.3 x 20 x 7.6 cm)

Weight — AC508A: 1 lb. (0.5 kg); AC509A: 1.5 lb. (0.7 kg)



Video Matrix Switches


2 x 4 Channel

2 x 8 Channel



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