Aten VM1600 16x16 Modular Matrix Video Switch (VGA/DVI/HDMI/HDBaseT)


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The VM1600 Modular Matrix Switch offers advanced access and real-time control of multiple local and remote A/V input devices and displays from a single chassis. The VM1600 allows users to independently switch and route video and/or audio content directly to various monitors, displays, projectors and/or speakers simply by pressing front panel pushbuttons. A built-in Scaler encodes the video format in order to provide seamless, real-time switching. The front panel LCD shows a quick view of active port connections, with an option to select an EDID Mode that yields the best resolution across different monitors.

VM1600 is easily expandable and accommodates a lineup of hot-swappable ATEN I/O boards. Equipped with automatic signal conversion, it allows any combination of digital video formats, such as DVI (VM7604 / VM8604) and HDMI (VM7804 / VM8804), thus making it ideal for large-scale A/V applications such as broadcasting stations, traffic and transportation-related control rooms, emergency service centers and any application that requires customizable high speed A/V signal routing.


  • Connects any of 16 video sources to any of 16 displays in combination with ATEN Modular Matrix Solutions
  • Superior video quality - HDTV resolutions of 480p, 720p, 1080i and 1080p (1920 x 1080); VGA, SVGA, XGA, SXGA and WUXGA (1920 x 1200)
  • HDCP 1.4 Compatible
  • Seamless Switchª - provides continuous video streams, real-time switching and stable signal transmission*
  • EDID Expert - selects optimum EDID settings for smooth power-up and highest quality display
  • Built-in EDID wizard - provides an easy way to customized EDID settings
  • Easily switch between multiple sources and multiple displays
  • Hardware Configuration:  Front panel pushbuttons and RS-232 serial port
  • System Operation: Browser-based Graphical User Interface (GUI) and Telnet
  • Built-in bi-directional RS-232 serial remote port for high-end system control
  • Hot-pluggable: Modular Fan Design, Power Module and Easy Intergration of I/O boards
  • Video wall - provides up to 32 connection profiles that you can customize into layouts using the web GUI
  • Optional redundant power supply for continuous operation
  • Firmware upgradeable via web
  • Rack Mountable
  • Built-in scaler on each output port to support the scaling function for different video resolutions

vm1600 diagram


Width 15.9  in. (40.3 mm.)
Depth19  in. (48.2 mm.)
Height 10.1  in. (25.6 mm.)
Weight37.5  lbs. (17 kg)
EnvironmentalDC5V, 23.13W
Operating Temperature-20°C to -60°C
Humidity0-80% RH non-condensing
Power 1 x 3-prong AC Socket, 1 x Rocker, 120V,180W; 230V, 172W
Ethernet1 x RJ-45 Female
RS-2321 x DB-9 Female (Black)
RS-485 / RS-4221 x captive screw connector, 5 pole
LCD1 x LCD Module
Input16 x Pushbutton
Output16 x Pushbutton
Video16 x Pushbutton
Audio16 x Pushbutton
Menu16 x Pushbutton
Profile16 x Pushbutton
Cancel (←)16 x Pushbutton
Up (↑)16 x Pushbutton
Down (↓)16 x Pushbutton
Alarm1 (Red)
Redundant1 (Green)
Power1 (Green)

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Question: Can this start out as 4x4 then add more outputs at a later date?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry,

It can indeed - The Aten VM1600 accommodates hot-swappable ATEN I/O boards, so you can simply get one of the 4-port input boards, and one of the 4-port output boards listed under accessories for 4x4 configuration. At a later date, when you need more I/O ports, you can simply toss in more boards.

Question: What is the local port Number to control The VM1600 through Ethernet
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry,

To view the VM1600's IP settings, press the Menu pushbutton (lights). This
takes you to the Menu page. From the menu page, press 1 to go to the "IP Setting" page. After pressing 1, the IP address, Subnet Mask and Gateway information are shown on the screen.

Here is the Aten VM1600 Manual for more information on setting up the VM1600.