Regular price $291.25

2x1 HDMI & VGA Switcher with Control

We’ve all experienced it…you walk into a meeting room and there are cables all over the place…a couple on the table, a couple under the table, maybe one dangling from the projector or display. You place your laptop on the conference room table and ask, “which cable do I use to connect my presentation?” Your colleague just stares back blankly… Great, this meeting is off to a wonderful start…

The problem is exacerbated when you have multiple people all trying to share content. A poorly implemented meeting room that is difficult for one presenter to use efficiently is near impossible for multiple participants.

Enter the TL-2X1-HDVC. This compact switcher automatically manages the connections of two unique users or two unique connections—no more passing cables, pushing buttons, and untangling knots. The switcher automatically “senses” when someone plugs in an HDMI or VGA cable and makes their device live to the display. It’s the latest and greatest in automatic switching technology.

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    • (1) HDMI input
    • (1) VGA and 3.5mm stereo audio input
    • (1) HDMI output
    • Automatic switching with connection sensing
    • 4K@60 4:2:0 support
    • 1080p@60 support
    • Built-in CEC controller for display control
    • Manual switching via front panel buttons, RS232 & contact closures
    • Manual display power on/off via front panel buttons or contact closure
    • Built-in ESD and surge protection
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    1. Connect the TL-2X1-HDVC to up to two source devices using HDMI and VGA cables.
    2. Connect the TL-2X1-HDVC to the display using an HDMI cable.
    3. Connect the power supply (included in the package) to the TL-2X1-HDVC.
    4. Connect the power supply to an AC outlet or power source.
    5. Select the switching mode (automatic or manual) via the rear panel switch on the TL-2X1-HDVC.
    6. Select automatic display power on/off via the rear panel switch on the TL-2X1-HDVC.
    7. Connect an optional controller via RS232 or contact closure.
  • What comes in the package?
    Each TL-2X1-HDVC includes a 2x1 switcher, mounting hardware and power supply.

    What’s the max length of HDMI cable that I can connect to the switcher?
    It really depends on the cable type and quality. Typically, we recommend using a twisted pair or fiber optic extender set for cable runs longer than 50 feet.

    Do I need to power the unit?
    Yes, the TL-2X1-HDVC requires power and ships with a power supply.

    What does “automatic switching with connection sensing” really mean?
    Automatic switching with connection sensing refers to how the TL-2X1-HDVC selects and shows content on the display. For example, there are two separate inputs on the switcher allowing two separate source devices (typically laptops, computers, tablets, or other portable devices) to be connected simultaneously. When someone physically connects their source device to an HDMI or VGA cable connected to the TL-2X1-HDVC it will “sense” someone connected and automatically switch to that channel, thereby showing the source device’s information on the display.

    That’s great, but how does automatic switching different from traditional switchers?
    Most switchers require “manual switching” through a remote control, the buttons on the switcher itself, or a stand-alone control system. They will not sense a connection and switch to the channel.

    That makes sense, but I kind of like the idea of manually switching channels so I know exactly which device is showing on the display.
    That’s fine…the TL-2X1-HDVC also facilitates manual switching through buttons on the front panel.

    What happens if multiple source devices are connected at the same time and we want to switch channels? I thought you need a physical connection for the switcher to “sense” and switch?
    Correct…sort of. When in an automatic switching mode, the TL-2X1-HDVC requires a physical sync in order to switch channels. The most common sync signals are generated when a cable is plugged or unplugged—it’s actually part of the magic of the digital video stream and the cables connecting devices. If you have multiple devices connected simultaneously (the TL-2X1-HDVC supports up to two) you will need to trigger a sync. The good news is a sync can be created without a physical plug or unplug. On computers, simultaneously hitting Ctrl + F7 typically forces a sync; therefore, the person who wants to show their device will hit Ctrl + F7. Computers do vary, so it’s probably worth familiarizing yourself with your device—sometimes Fn + F3, F4, F5, F8, F9 or F10 are necessary. Worse case, you can unplug the HDMI cable for three seconds and re-plug it in or control the TL-2X1-HDVC manually.

    What happens if I am showing my content on the display and unplug my device?
    The TL-2X1-HDVC will default to the other connected source device.

    Where do I put the switcher in my room?
    The TL-2X1-HDVC is pretty versatile, which is great because each room and system is different. Typically, we see the TL-2X1-HDVC mounted under the conference room table. Alternatively, it can also be placed on the table top, secured in a remote rack or credenza, or even mounted behind your display. Just make sure your cable runs are under 50 feet or you are using an active extender set.

    What is CEC?
    CEC, more properly known as Consumer Electronics Control, is a bi-directional control protocol that’s part of the HDMI stream. It allows devices connected with an HDMI cable to “talk” to each other; in practice this typically means when one device turns on, the connected device also turns on and switches to the connected input. And that’s exactly how the TL-2X1-HDVC uses CEC—when the switcher turns on, it sends a command to the display to turn on.

    How does the ESD and surge protection work?
    The TL-2X1-HDVC is designed with an internal protection circuit that will discharge up to +8kV of stray electricity, which can be a problem in areas prone to static electricity build up (think dry climates). This not only protects the switcher, but also the devices connected to the switcher.

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