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8-Port DVI-I Dual Link Switch with Audio


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The DV-SW8-P is a dedicated multi-platform switch capable of managing up to 8 different computers through a single monitor and a set of speakers. The video connectors on the unit are DVI-I, which allows support for HDMI and VGA using inexpensive passive adapters or cables. When using a DVI or an HDMI monitor, computers can be a mix of either DVI or HDMI. When utilizing a VGA monitor, all computers must have a VGA/Analog video connection.

The C supports resolutions of up to 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz with zero pixel loss from TMDS signal correction. Any external device or program supporting RS-232 can control the DV-SW8-P. The DV-SW8-P uses a very simple protocol, enabling easy integration with the RS-232 control devices.

The DV-SW8-P is great for Server Collocation, Digital Signage, Education, Airports, Dealer Rooms, Control Rooms, Audio/Visual Presentations, Shopping Centers, Hotels/Resorts.

SmartAVI DV-SW8-P Features:

  • DVI-I Dual Link Video Connectors; can mix DVI Dual-Link, DVI Single-Link and VGA Computers
  • HDMI and VGA support using inexpensive passive adapters or cables
  • Supports all major Operating Systems like Windows, Mac, Linux, Sun, Unix, DOS, etc.
  • Supports resolutions up to 2560x1600 @ 60Hz
  • Zero pixel loss with TMDS signal correction
  • Rack mountable in a standard 19 inch rack
  • Flash upgradeable firmware
  • Stereo Audio support
  • Front panel keys for manual port selection
  • RS-232 for remote control

SmartAVI DV-SW8-P Application Diagram
SmartAVI DV-SW8-P Application Diagram

SmartAVI DV-SW8-P-S System Includes:

  • DV-SW8-P: 8 Port DVI-I Audio Video Switch with Serial Control
  • PS12VDC3A: 12V DC 3A (minimum) power adapter with center-pin positive polarity.
  • PS12VD2A-WLLMNT: Mounting kit

SmartAVI DV-SW8-P Specifications:

ForatDVI Dual Link; DVI Single-Link; VGA
Maximum Pixel Clock165 MHz
Input Interface(8) DVI-I 29-pin
Output Interface(1) DVI-I 29-pin
ResolutionDVI Dual-Link: 2560 x 1600; DVI Single-Link: 1920 x 1200; VGA: 1920 x 1080
Color Mode24-bit
DDC5 volts p-p (TTL)
Input EqualizationAutomatic
Input Cable LengthUp to 20 ft.
Output Cable LengthUp to 20 ft.
Data Rate1.65 Gbps per color
Console MonitorsSupports both digital and analog monitors
Input Interface(8) 3.5 mm Stereo Audio
Output Interface(1) 3.5 mm Stereo Audio
Impedance600 Ohm
Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz
Nominal Level0-1.0 V
Common ModeRejection at 60 dB
Operatng SystemsOperates with virtually any OS including Windows, DOS, Linux, Unix, Sun, Mac, etc.
Front PanelPush Buttons with LED Indicators
RS-232Via Control @ 9600 bps
100-240 VAC/ 12VDC3A @ 36W
Weight6.3 lbs
ApprovalsUL, CE, ROHS Compliant
Operating Temperature+32 to +104°F (0 to +40°C)
Storage Temperature-4 to 140°F (-20 to +60°C)
HumidityUp to 80% (No Condensation)

The DV-SW8-P-S is the direct replacement for the DV-SW8S