The purpose of a switcher is to “switch” between two (or more) audio/video sources to one (or more) outputs. Audio Visual switchers are available in formats such as audio, HDMI, DVI, VGA, and analog inputs including composite and component. A unit with different format inputs and different format outputs is called a multi-format switcher. On the other hand, if your application requires 8 HDMI sources going to 8 HDMI displays, what you’ll need is a matrix switcher. A matrix switch allows the user to route any source to any display or all displays.
Choosing the right switcher for a particular application can be quite tricky. A question you will want to ask yourself is: “What type or sources am I working with and what is my output?” Also, knowing the distance from your switcher to a display is critical to selecting the correct switcher. Newest HDBaseT technology allows a video, audio, ethernet, power and control to travel long distances over a single Cat5/6/7 cable.
BZB Express has partnered with industry leading manufacturers to provide each and every client the switcher they are looking for. We carry switchers from Atlona, Gefen, Kramer, Purelink, Avenview, TVOne, Shinybow, Matrox Video and more. Please feel free to call our BZB Express representatives with any concerns or questions regarding your application. We are positive we can find the right solution for you!
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