Digital Multi Switcher
MSD-6203

Slide thumbnail
Slide thumbnail

  • Connector.

    8 Inputs / 3 Outputs

    Inputs: HDMI x 4, HDBaseT x 2, Digital & Analog Universal x 2 / Outputs: HDMI x 3, HDBaseT x 3

  • Connector.

    "Dante" output

    64 channels Dante output from Switcher

  • Connector.

    4K output & Multi-Window Overlay

    Windows Overlay Mode up to four windows and 4K Mode are available

The IDK MSD-6203 is a high-performance digital multi switcher with a scan converter and up to 8 inputs and 3 outputs.

For video input, 8 digital and 2 analog inputs are included and the following signals are supported: HDMI, DVI, HDBaseT, composite video, Y/C, analog RGB, and analog YPbPr signals. HDBaseT input supports Power over HDBaseT (PoH) that can power the connected devices. Input video signals are converted to HDMI/DVI or HDBaseT signals and output at a resolution up to 4K@30.

For audio input, 8 digital and 2 analog inputs are included. Selected audio signals are output to digital audio, and 1 of 8 digital audio outputs can be selected to be output as analog audio. The lip sync function corrects the gap between the video and audio.

This switcher also has RS-232C and LAN ports as communication ports for control to enable you to set menus remotely. You can also control external devices that are connected to the MSD-6203 over RS-232C, LAN, CEC, or contact closure by registering external control commands. The waiting function helps you to send external commands after cooling time passes as power supply control of projectors or the like. External Control commands can be executed from front keys, RS-232C, or LAN; they can also be executed when input channel selection keys or power supply key is operated.

Dante output is available as an optional extra.
With the network audio, 64-channel at 48 kHz-sample frequency audio can be delivered over a LAN cable.

Input

Video
  • 1 Input
    • HDMI Deep Color (*1) / DVI 1.0
    • HDCP 1.4
    • TMDS single link
    • TMDS clock: 25 MHz to 300 MHz
    • TMDS data rate: 0.75 Gbps to 9 Gbps
    • Bulit-in cable EQ
    • EDID emulation
    • Connector:  Female HDMI Type A (19-pin)
  • 5 Inputs *DVI connectors: Switch-selectable between digital and analog
    • HDMI Deep Color (*1) / DVI 1.0
    • HDCP 1.4
    • TMDS single link
    • TMDS clock: 25 MHz to 225 MHz
    • TMDS data rate: 0.75 Gbps to 6.25 Gbps
    • Bulit-in cable EQ
    • EDID emulation
    • Connector:  Female HDMI Type A (19-pin) x 3, Female DVI-I (29-pin) x 2
  • 2 Inputs
    • HDMI Deep Color (*1) / DVI 1.0
    • HDCP 1.4 (*2)
    • TMDS clock: 25 MHz to 300 MHz
    • TMDS data rate: 0.75 Gbps to 9 Gbps
    • EDID emulation
    • PoH power supply (IEEE 802.3af) (*3)
    • Connector: RJ-45 (*4)
    • Cable: Cat5e UTP / STP, Cat 6 UTP / STP, CAT.5E HDC cable (*5)
  • 2 Inputs *Switch-selectable between digital and analog
    • Composite video / Y/C / Analog RGB / Analog YPbPr (auto-recognition)
    • Composite video (VBS Signal): 1.0 V [p-p] / 75 Ω, Y/C: 1.0 V [p-p] (Y) / 0.286 V [p-p] (C) / 75 Ω
    • Analog RGB: 0.7 V [p-p] (1.0 V [p-p] Sync on Green) / 75 Ω, HS/VS TTL level, CS TTL level, Sync on Green
    • Analog YPbPr: 1.0 V [p-p] (Y) / 0.7 V [p-p] (Pb/Pr) / 75 Ω
    • EDID emulation
    • Connector: Female DVI-I (29-pin)
Video Formats
  • 1 Input
    • VGA to 4K (Dot clock 25 MHz to 300 MHz)
    • 480i / 480p / 576i / 576p / 720p / 1080i / 1080p / 4K (up to 4K@30)
  • 5 Inputs
    • VGA to QWXGA (Dot clock 25 MHz to 165 MHz)
      • WUXGA / QWXGA, only Reduced Blanking is supported
    • 480i / 480p / 576i / 576p / 720p / 1080i / 1080p
  • VGA to 4K (Dot clock 25 MHz to 300 MHz)
  • 480i / 480p / 576i / 576p / 720p / 1080i / 1080p / 4K (up to 4K@30)
  • VGA to QWXGA (Dot clock 25 MHz to 165 MHz)
    • WUXGA / QWXGA, only Reduced Blanking is supported
  • NTSC / PAL
  • 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Audio
  • 8 Inputs *Switch-selectable between analog audio
    • Multi-channel linear PCM up to 8 channels
    • Sampling frequency: 32 kHz to 192 kHz
    • Sample bit: 16 bit to 24 bit
    • Reference level: -20 dBFS
    • Max input level: 0 dBFS
    • Connectors: Female HDMI Type A (19-pin) x 4,  RJ-45 x 2, Female DVI-I (29-pin) x 2
  • 2 inputs *Switch-selectable between digital audio
    • Stereo LR balanced / unbalanced signal
    • Input impedance: 48k Ω Balanced signal / 24 kΩ Unbalanced signal
    • Reference level: -10 dBu
    • Max. input level: +10 dBu
    • Connector: Terminal block (5-pin)

Output

Video
  • 3 Outputs *The output video is switch-selectable between HDMI output and HDBaseT output.
    • HDMI Deep Color (*1) / DVI 1.0
    • HDCP 1.4
    • TMDS single link
    • TMDS clocks: 25 MHz to 300 MHz
    • TMDS data rate: 0.75 Gbps to 9 Gbps
    • Built-in Cable EQ
    • Connector: Female HDMI Type A (19-pin)
  • 3 Outputs *The output video is switch-selectable between HDMI output and HDBaseT output.
    • HDMI Deep Color (*1) / DVI 1.0
    • HDCP 1.4 (*2)
    • TMDS single link
    • TMDS clocks: 25 MHz to 300 MHz
    • TMDS data rate: 0.75 Gbps to 9 Gbps (*6)
    • Connector: RJ-45 (*4)
    • Cable: Cat5e UTP / STP, Cat6 UTP / STP, CAT.5E HDC cable (*5)
Video Formats
  • VGA / WXGA (1280×768) / WXGA (1280×800) / Quad-VGA / SXGA / WXGA (1360×768) / WXGA (1366×768) / SXGA+ / WXGA+ / WXGA++ / UXGA / WSXGA+ / VESAHD / WUXGA / QWXGA
    • VESAHD / WUXGA / QWXGA, only Reduced Blanking is supported.
  • 720p / 1080i / 1080p / 4K (3840 x 2160) (*6) / 4K (4096 x 2160) (*6)
Audio
  • 3 Outputs *The output audio is switch-selectable between HDMI output and HDBaseT output.
    • Multi-channel linear PCM up to 8 channels
    • Sampling frequency: 32 kHz to 192 kHz
    • Sample bit: 16 bit to 24 bit
    • Reference level: -20 dBFS
    • Max output level: 0 dBFS
    • Connector: Female HDMI Type A (19-pin) x 8, RJ-45 x 8
  • 1 Output *1 of 8 digital audio outputs can be selected to be output as analog audio.
    • Stereo LR balanced and unbalanced signals
    • Output impedance: 100 Ω balanced signal / 50 Ω unbalanced signal
    • Reference level: -10 dBu
    • Max. output level: +10 dBu
    • Connector: Terminal block (5pin)
  • 1 Output
    • Format: Dante protocol
    • The number of outputs: 64 channels
    • Sampling frequency: 48kHz
    • Sample bit: 24 bit
    • Connector: RJ-45 x 2 (Primary / Secondary) (*7)

Misc

Signal Transmission Distance
  • HDMI / DVI: up to 98 ft. (30m) (1080p@60), up to 66 ft. (20 m) (4K@30) (*8)
  • HDBaseT: up to 328 ft. (100 m), up to 492 ft. (150 m) (Long Reach Mode) (*9)
  • HDMI / DVI: up to 98 ft. (40m) (1080p@60), up to 98 ft. (30 m) (4K@30) (*8)
  • HDBaseT: up to 328 ft. (100 m), up to 492 ft. (150 m) (Long Reach Mode) (*9)
Functions
  • 3D Y/C separation
  • Motion adaptive I/P conversion
  • Aspect Ratio Control
  • Picture adjustment (brightness, contrast, display position, display size)
  • Seamless Switching (*10)
  • Multiview function (*11)
  • All function settings through browser
  • Auto input detection and switching
  • Volume adjustment (volume of input and output ports can be set separately)
  • Lip Sync (Max. 16 frames)
  • Audio breakaway enables independent audio and video switching
  • Cross-point memory (storage for 9 settings)
  • Preset memory (12 settings and startup settings)
  • Last memory
  • Anti-Snow (*12)
  • Connection Reset (*13)
  • External control commands (32 commands)
  • Security Lock
External Control
  • 1 port / RS-232C *Switch-selectable between transmitter and receiver
    • Connector: Terminal block (3-pin)
  • 1 port / LAN (8 connections)
    • 10Base-T (Auto neg.), 100Base-TX (Auto neg.), Auto MDI/MDI-X
    • Connector: RJ-45
  • 1 port / RS-232C *Switch-selectable between transmitter and receiver
    • Connector: Terminal block (3-pin)
  • 1 port / LAN (8 connections)
    • 10Base-T (Auto neg.), 100Base-TX (Auto neg.), Auto MDI/MDI-X
    • Connector: RJ-45
  • 9 ports / Contact closure
    • Non-voltage contact input up to DC 24 V 500 mA
    • Connector: Terminal block (6-pin)
  • PJLink (class1)
  • CEC (power control of sink device) (*14)
Other Info
  • Power: 100-240 VAC ± 10 %, 50 Hz / 60 Hz ± 3 Hz
  • Power consumption: About 118 Watts : About 125 Watts with Dante option
  • Dimensions: 16.9 (W) × 3.5 (H) × 15.7 (D)” / 430 (W) × 88 (H) × 400 (D) mm
    • EIA 2U high, full rack wide (Excluding connectors and the like)
  • Weight: 14.8 lbs. approx. / 6.7 kg : 15.4 lbs. approx. / 7 kg with Dante option
  • Temperature
    • Operating: 32 °F to 104 °F / 0° C to + 40 °C
    • Storage: -4 °F to + 176 °F / -20° C to + 80 °C
    • Humidity: Operating / Storage 20 % to 90 % (non-condensing)
  • (*1) 30 bit / pixel (10 bit / component) Deep Color is supported while x.v.Color, 3D, ARC and HEC are not supported. 4K format: 24 bit / pixel (8 bit / component) is supported.
  • (*2) HDBaseT input/output: DVI signals protected by HDCP are not supported. To transmit those signals, use an IDK’s twisted pair cable extender supporting DVI signals.
  • (*3) For PoH power feeding, please use an HDBaseT transmitter supporting IEEE 802.3af. Use an AWG24 twisted pair cable or thicker cable.
  • (*4) RJ-45 (HDBaseT connector) is only for extending digital video and audio signals over a Cat5e / Cat6 twisted pair cable. Use it with IDK’s twisted pair cable transmitter or receiver. Do not use for LAN devices.
  • (*5) T568A or T568B straight. The CAT.5E HDC cable is developed by IDK and recommended by HDBaseT alliance.
  • (*6) 4K format : Up to 4K@30 is supported. If multiple sink devices are connected, the actual number of outputs becomes three: OUT1 and OUT2 (as one group), OUT3 and OUT4 (as another group), and OUT5 to OUT6 (as the other group).
  • (*7) RJ-45 (Dante connector) is only for outputting audio at the Dante format.
  • (*8) The maximum cable distance varies depending on the connected devices and was measured under following conditions:
    • 1080p@60: when IDK’s AWG 24 cable was used and signals of 1080p@60 24 bit / pixel (8 bit / component) was input or output.
    • 4K@30: when IDK’s AWG 24 cable was used and signals of 4K@30 24 bit / pixel (8 bit / component) was input or output.
      • The maximum cable distance depends on the connected devices. With some combinations, and if you use cables of other manufacturer, video may be disturbed or may not be output even if signals are within the range mentioned above.
  • (*9) If connected to a device that is in extremely bad condition, the video may be unstable or not be output. Operations may not be stable with some LCD devices; please check the operation beforehand or contact us. For Long reach mode, up to 1080p (24 bit) resolutions are supported. For long reach mode, video signals up to 1080p (24 bit) can be transmitted to 492 ft. (150 m) at maximum if the MSD is used with IDK’s twisted pair cable transmitter or receiver that supports 328 ft. (100 m) or longer extension.
  • (*10) Seamless switching with a black frame.
  • (*11) If multiple sink devices are connected, the actual number of outputs becomes two: OUT1 to OUT4 (as a group) and OUT5 to OUT8 (as another group).
  • (*12) The anti-snow feature automatically fixes snow noise that is a specific symptom of HDCP-compliant signals and mainly occurs at start-up. This feature does not work when snow noise has already occurred during startup or when it occurs due to a bad condition of the transmission line.
  • (*13) For digital systems, some problems, such as an HDCP authentication error, can often be recovered by physically disconnecting and reconnecting the digital cables. However, the Connection Reset feature will fix these problems automatically without the need to physically plug and unplug the cables. It creates the same condition as if the cable were physically disconnected and reconnected. This feature only works for the MSD’s output. If other devices are connected between the MSD’s output and sink device, this feature may be invalid.
  • (*14) The sink device must support CEC. Some sink devices cannot be controlled from the MSD through CEC.