When searching for the right composite switcher for your application, keep in mind that composite uses two types of connectors which are RCA and BNC. If the components that you plan on connecting have these connector types, then you are fine. Composite video is the most common analog video interface and carries standard definition video quality at 480i or 576i resolution.
Typically, the standard formats for composite are NTSC, PAL and SECAM. Composite Switchers come in different flavors including a simple 4 input by 1 output switcher, fixed input and output, matrix, modular as well as seamless. In addition, controlling many composite switchers is simple using the front panel buttons, IR or RS-232.
The composite era is nearing its end with the rise of High Definition Multimedia Interface better known as HDMI; however composite switchers are still in use in gaming centers, training facilities and commercial applications.
We stock the most advanced composite switchers from industry leading manufacturers including Atlona, Gefen, Kramer, Hall Research, Shinybow, TVOne, Matrox and many more. If you are still confused and have questions, please give as a call regarding your application and we’ll certainly point you towards the right direction.